Black & Decker CTL36 Instruction manual

Cordless Garden Tiller
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Catalog Number
CTL36
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Guidelines - Definitions .......................................................................3
Important Safety Instructions .........................................................................3
Functional Description ...................................................................................5
Assembly Instructions ....................................................................................6
Unpacking ...................................................................................................6
Mid Handle Assembly .................................................................................6
Upper Handle Assembly .............................................................................6
Wheel Assembly..........................................................................................7
Tine Assembly .............................................................................................7
Drag Bar Assembly .....................................................................................7
Charging Instructions .....................................................................................8
Battery.........................................................................................................8
Removing Battery........................................................................................8
Charger Safety ............................................................................................8
Charging Procedure ....................................................................................9
Operating Instructions ....................................................................................10
Safety Key...................................................................................................10
On-Off Switch..............................................................................................10
Adjusting the Drag Bar ................................................................................10
Adjusting the Wheel Height .........................................................................11
Using the Tiller ............................................................................................11
Circuit Breaker ............................................................................................11
Unjamming the Tines ..................................................................................11
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................12
Maintenance ..................................................................................................12
Storage...........................................................................................................13
Accessories....................................................................................................13
Service Information ........................................................................................13
Warranty.........................................................................................................13
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SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The information it contains relates to protecting YOUR
SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols below are used to help you recognize this information.
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate
injury.
NOTICE: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in property damage.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER: When using gardening appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury, including the following:
DANGER: When using the unit, you must follow the safety rules. Please read these instructions before operating
the unit in order to ensure the safety of the operator and any bystanders. Please keep these instructions for later use.
TRAINING
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in this manual before attempting to assemble and
operate. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the garden tiller. Keep this manual in a safe
place for future and regular reference and for ordering replacement parts.
• Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation. Know how to stop the machine and disengage tines quickly.
• Never allow children to operate the equipment. Never allow adults to operate the equipment without proper instruction.
• Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper instruction.
• Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, and other foreign
objects which could be tripped over and cause personal injury.
• Dress properly. Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting long slacks and shirts. Loose fitting clothes
or jewelry can be caught in movable parts. Never operate this machine in bare feet or sandals. Use of rubber
gloves is recommended when working outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
• Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this unit. Wear a face or dust mask if the operation is dusty. Such
protective equipment is available from your authorized service dealer or retailer.
• Use the right tool. Do not use garden tiller for any job except that for which it is intended.
• Keep handle dry, clean, and free from oil and grease.
• Never attempt to make any adjustments while motor is running.
• Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people, their
property, and themselves.
OPERATION
• Avoid dangerous environment. Donʼt use garden tiller in damp or wet locations.
• Donʼt use the garden tiller in the rain.
• Do not operate garden tiller on excessively steep slopes.
• Avoid unintentional starting. Donʼt carry garden tiller with your hands/fingers on the motor starting controls.
• Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Contact with the rotating parts can amputate fingers, hands,
and feet.
• Do not operate machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Only operate garden tiller in daylight or good artificial light. Donʼt overreach. Keep proper footing and balance and a
firm hold on the handle at all times.
• Stay alert. Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do not operate garden tiller when you are tired.
• Donʼt force garden tiller. It will do a better job and with less likelihood of a risk of injury if operated at the rate for
which it was designed.
• Keep bystanders, helpers, pets, and children at least 50 feet (15.24m) from the machine while it is in operation. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
• Be careful when cultivating in hard ground. The tines may catch in the ground and propel the garden tiller forward. If
this occurs, let go of the handle and do not restrain the machine.
• Never operate the machine at high transport speeds on hard or slippery surfaces.
• Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
• Look down, behind, and use care when pulling machine towards you.
• Start the motor according to the instructions found in this manual and keep feet well away from the tines at all times.
• After striking a foreign object, release bail handle to turn tiller off, wait until the tines stop and remove safety key.
Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage. Repair the damage before starting and operating.
• Release bail handle to turn tiller off, wait until the tines stop and remove safety key before unclogging the tines,
making any adjustments, repairs, or inspections.
• Use caution when cultivating near fences, buildings and underground utilities. Rotating tines can cause property
damage or personal injury.
• Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to cultivate soil too deep or at too fast of a rate. It is recommended to till at a maximum depth of half the tine diameter.
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• If the machine should start making an unusual noise or vibration, release bail handle to turn tiller off, wait until the
tines stop and remove safety key to prevent accidental starting. Inspect machine thoroughly for damage. Repair any
damage before starting motor and operating.
• Keep all shields, guards and safety devices in place and operating properly.
• When picking up the garden tiller, use the handle provided. Do not lift tiller by battery handles or latch. Don't grasp
the tines when picking up or holding the garden tiller. Never pick up or carry machine while the motor is running.
• Use only attachments and accessories approved by the garden tiller manufacturer. Failure to do so can result in
personal injury and/or damage to your garden tiller.
• Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden
hazards or traffic. Do not carry passengers.
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
• Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
• Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition.
Also, visually inspect machine for any damage. Also, visually inspect machine for any damage.
• Before leaving the equipment, changing tine width, cleaning, repairing, making adjustments and the like, stop the
motor, release bail handle to turn tiller off, wait until the tines stop and remove safety key.
• Do not wash garden tiller with a hose. Avoid getting water on motor and electrical connections.
• Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.
• Follow this manual for safe loading, unloading, transporting, and storage of this machine.
• Always refer to the operator's manual for proper instructions on off-season storage. When not in use, garden tiller
should be stored indoors in a dry, and high or locked-up place out of the reach of children.
• Maintain garden tiller with care. Follow instructions for lubrication and cleaning.
• Check for damaged parts. Before further use, a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to
determine that it will operate properly and perform its intended function. Check alignment of moving parts, binding of
moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any other condition that may affect its operation. A guard or other
part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service center.
• Keep machine, attachments, and accessories in safe working order.
• Keep cutting edge sharp and clean for best performance and to reduce the risk of injury.
• Do not change the motor settings or overspeed the motor.
• Allow the motor to cool before storing in any enclosure.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
• When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An
undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. Make sure extension
cord is in good condition. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on cord length and nameplate
ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cord.
Recommended Minimum Wire Size for Extension Cords
Total Length of Cord
25 ft.
50 ft.
75 ft.
100 ft.
125 ft.
150 ft.
175 ft.
7.6 m
15.2 m
22.9 m
30.5 m
38.1 m
45.7 m
53.3 m
Wire Size AWG
18
18
16
16
14
14
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WARNING: Some dust created by this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
• arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, wear approved safety equipment such as dust masks that are specially
designed to filter out microscopic particles.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user's authority to operate the equipment. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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1.) Upper handle
2.) Bail Handle
(Switch lever)
FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
A
1
3.) Safety key /
charging port
2
3
4.) Handle knobs
5.) Wheel height
assembly knob
6.) Mid handle
4
7.) Frame
8.) Battery latch
6
9.) 36v battery
5
8
10.) Tine shield
7
9
11.) Tines
12.) Wheel
13.) Front carry
handle
10
14.) Circuit breaker
15.)Wheel height
assembly bar
12
16. Drag bar
17.) Tine unjam
port
17
11
13
15
14
19
18
18.) Charger
19.) Safety key
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
UNPACKING - (FIGURE B)
Remove the frame / upper handle assembly, mid handle,
battery, wheels, drag bar, tines and hardware bag from the
carton.
The hardware bag contains:
1. Safety Key (1)
2. Long Carriage Bolts (2)
3. Short Carriage Bolts (4)
4. Flanged Hex Nuts (4)
5. Knobs (2)
6. Wheel machine bolts (2)
7. Wheel washers (4)
8. Steel Pin (1)
9. Long Hairpin Cotter Pins (2)
10. Short Hairpin Cotter Pin (1)
B
ASSEMBLY
DANGER: TO PREVENT SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY, DO NOT INSERT SAFETY KEY UNTIL FULLY
COMPLETING GARDEN TILLER ASSEMBLY.
C
Tools required for assembly:
Adjustable or 10 mm wrench
MID HANDLE ASSEMBLY - (FIGURE C)
Ensure that the cord is not pinched and is routed on the top side of the handles.
1. Align the holes in the mid handle with holes in the frame and insert the
short carriage bolts (C-1) through the holes. Be careful not to trap or
pinch cord
2. Place a nut (C-2) on each bolt and tighten securely with a 10 mm or
adjustable wrench.
UPPER HANDLE ASSEMBLY - (FIGURE D)
Ensure that the cord is not pinched and is routed on the top side of the handles.
1. Align the holes in the upper handle with holes in the mid handle and
insert the long carriage bolts (D-1) through the holes. Be careful not
to trap or pinch cord
2. Hand tighten plastic knob (D-2) onto carriage bolts.
3. Clip the lower part of the cord into the lower cord clip (D-3) after the
handles are fastened together.
D
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WHEEL ASSEMBLY - (FIGURE E)
1. Place a washer (E-1) on each end of the axle.
2. Place a wheel (E-3) on each end of the axle.
3. Place another washer (E-1) on the outside of the wheel.
4. Thread bolt (E-2) into axle. Tighten securely with a 10 mm or
adjustable wrench.
TINE ASSEMBLY - (FIGURE F)
WARNING: Garden tiller tines are sharp. Always wear leather gloves
to protect your hands when handling tines.
1. Place a tine (F-1) with the fins facing inward on the axle as shown in
figure F. Place another tine against it with the fins facing out.
2. Insert the long hairpin cotter pin (F-2) through the hole in the end of
the axle as shown in the inset.
NOTE: For tilling in a narrow area, such as between plant rows, it may
be desirable to leave the outer tine on each side off. Remove safety
key before removing the outer tines. Ensure that the cotter pin is
inserted in the inner hole location on the axle when only the inner tine
positions are used.
DRAG BAR ASSEMBLY - (FIGURE G)
1. Insert the drag bar (G-1) through the slot in
the drag bar bracket (G-2). Align the hole in
the drag bar with the hole in the bracket and
insert the locating pin (G-3). Push the
hairpin cotter pin (G-4) through the hole in
the end of the bolt to secure.
E
F
G
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CHARGING INSTRUCTIONS
BATTERY
CAUTION: USE ONLY BLACK & DECKER APPROVED REPLACEMENT BATTERIES - CONTACT YOUR
LOCAL SERVICE CENTER OR 1-800-544-6986.
The battery is a 36-volt sealed lead acid system. There is no liquid contained within the battery and the tiller/battery
can therefore be stored in any position without fear of leakage.
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE BATTERY BE RECHARGED AFTER USE TO PROLONG THE BATTERY LIFE.
FREQUENT CHARGING WILL NOT HARM YOUR BATTERY, AND WILL ENSURE THAT THE BATTERY IS FULLY
CHARGED AND READY FOR ITS NEXT USE. STORING BATTERY NOT FULLY CHARGED WILL SHORTEN
BATTERY LIFE. REFER TO OFF-SEASON STORAGE SECTION.
• For optimal performance the battery should be kept on constant charge when not in use.
• The battery should be charged in its proper orientation.
• The battery should be charged in a cool dry place.
• The battery does not need to be fully discharged before recharging.
• 2 to 3 initial charging cycles may be required after purchase to achieve maximum run time capacity.
• A fully charged battery can be safely stored down to -40°C (-40°F).
• The battery is maintenance free.
• The CTL36 cordless tiller uses the RB-3612 battery. The battery should not be used for any other purpose.
REMOVING BATTERY FROM TILLER - FIGURE H
Prior to removing battery, place tiller on level ground.
Release bail handle to turn tiller off, wait for tines to stop, and remove
safety key.
1. To remove the battery H-3, lift the lever H-1, and then rotate back
away from battery to unlatch clasp H-2.
2. Remove the battery from the tiller by grasping the handle areas on both
sides of the top of the battery and lift straight up.
3. Prior to the installation of the battery, ensure that the tiller is clear of debris and the charger plug is disconnected from the battery.
H
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CHARGER SAFETY RULES
1. Plug charger directly into an electrical outlet. DO NOT ABUSE THE CORD. Never carry charger by cord. Do not
disconnect the charger from the outlet, tiller or battery by pulling it by the cord.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or personal injury do not attempt to use this charger
with any other product. Likewise, do not attempt to charge the battery with any other charger.
Do not service tiller with charger, safety key or battery pack installed.
Do not operate a damaged charger. Replace damaged cords or charger immediately at an authorized Black &
Decker service center.
Always charge the battery in a dry area protected from the weather. Do not expose the tiller, battery or charger to
rain. Do not charge in wet locations. Do not charge battery when temperature is above 104°F (40°C) or below 41°F
(5°C). Remove battery and charge indoors if above or below these temperatures. Charge the battery in a well
ventilated location.
Keep the tiller, battery and charger away from water, heat sources, (such as radiators, heaters, stoves, etc.)
flames, or chemicals. Be careful not to damage the charger cord, by keeping cord away from sharp edges.
Prior to reinstalling the battery into the tiller, disconnect charger plug from battery, or damage may occur.
WARNING: FIRE HAZARD
ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE CHARGER FROM THE POWER SUPPLY (WALL OUTLET) BEFORE REMOVING
THE CHARGER CONNECTOR. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, WITH THE CHARGER PLUGGED IN TO THE
POWER SUPPLY, THE EXPOSED CONNECTOR CAN BE SHORTED BY FOREIGN MATERIAL AND MAY CAUSE
A FIRE. FOREIGN MATERIALS OF A CONDUCTIVE NATURE, SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, STEEL WOOL,
ALUMINUM FOIL, OR ANY BUILD-UP OF METALLIC PARTICLES, SHOULD BE KEPT FROM THE CONNECTOR.
ALWAYS UNPLUG CHARGER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO CLEAN.
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CHARGING PROCEDURE- FIGURES I, J, K
The battery can be removed from the tiller for charging
or left in place. To remove the battery refer to figure H.
I
CHARGING WITH BATTERY IN PLACE IN TILLER
1. Remove safety key I-1.
2. Align the charger plug I-2 with the arrow I-4 on top and
insert the charger plug into the receptacle I-3 on the
tiller (green terminal to green terminal, white terminal
to white terminal).
CHARGING WITH BATTERY REMOVED FROM TILLER
1. Remove safety key I-1.
2. With the battery removed, insert the charger plug J-1
(with the arrow on top) into the receptacle J-2 on the
battery. The charger connector can only be plugged into
the tiller receptacle or battery one way.
J
3. Insert the 120 volt plug K-1 of the charger K-2 into the
wall receptacle.
4. The red LED K-3 on the charger should come on
indicating you have power and the battery is being
charged. Check the charger for the red LED, if it is not
on check the charger connector for proper alignment
(step 2). The red LED should extinguish and the green
LED will come on when charging is complete (takes
approximately 20 hours to charge a fully discharged
battery).
5. It is recommended to leave the battery on constant
charge (between tiller uses) for optimum performance
during the tilling season.
K
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KNOW YOUR TILLER
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TILLER. See “Functional Description” to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for
future reference.
SAFETY KEY
DANGER: SHARP MOVING TINES. In order to prevent accidental start-up or unauthorized use of your
Cordless Tiller, a removable safety key I-1 has been incorporated into the design of your tiller. The tiller will be
completely disabled when the Safety Key has been removed. With the Safety Key removed, you will have access to the
charger receptacle I-3.
NOTE: THE SAFETY KEY HAS A HOLE IN THE CENTER TO ALLOW FOR STORAGE ON A NAIL, OUT OF THE
REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT TETHER SAFETY KEY TO TILLER.
DANGER: ROTATING TINES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY, REMOVE
SAFETY KEY WHEN UNATTENDED, OR WHEN CHARGING, CLEANING, SERVICING, TRANSPORTING,
LIFTING, OR STORING TILLER.
TO TURN TILLER ON
Insert safety key L-1 into the switch housing, until it is fully seated inside
housing. The tiller is now operational.
L
DANGER: SHARP MOVING BLADE. NEVER ATTEMPT TO
OVERRIDE THE OPERATION OF THIS SWITCH/BAIL HANDLE AND
SAFETY KEY SYSTEM AS SERIOUS INJURY COULD RESULT.
ON-OFF SWITCH (BAIL HANDLE) - FIGURE M
Your tiller is equipped with a special on-off switch system. To operate the system:
1. Make sure safety key is inserted as described above.
2. Push button M-1 on side of switch housing.
M
Note: Starting the tiller motor also starts the tilling action.
3. Stand behind the tiller and pivot the tiller slightly toward the rear, so
that its weight is resting on its wheels and the tines are not in contact
with the ground.
4. To operate the switch, pull the bail handle (switch lever) M-2 to the
handlebar M-3 and hold it against the tiller handle to keep it running.
5. To turn the tiller off, release the bail handle.
DANGER: NEVER ATTEMPT TO OVERRIDE THE OPERATION OF
THIS SWITCH.
ADJUSTING THE DRAG BAR - (FIGURE N)
DANGER: Avoid accidental starting. Release bail handle to turn tiller
off, wait until the tines stop and remove safety key prior to adjusting the drag
bar.
To adjust the drag bar, remove the hairpin cotter pin (N-1) and locating
pin (N-2). Align the drag bar hole in the desired position with the frame
hole. Reinsert bolt and cotter pin.
For deeper tilling, the drag bar should be positioned in the lowest position.
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N
ADJUSTING THE WHEEL HEIGHT POSITION - (FIGURE O)
DANGER: Avoid accidental starting. Release bail handle to turn tiller
off, wait until the tines stop and remove safety key prior to adjusting wheel
height position.
O
The Tiller has three wheel height positions.
Lowest Position - When the wheels are in their lowest position this will
allow easy transportation to and from your work area.
Middle Position - In the middle position the wheels will be lifted up, but
can still contact the ground. This may provide some users additional
control and stability while tilling. It is recommended to raise or remove the
drag bar when tilling in this wheel position.
Highest Position - In the highest position the wheels will not contact the
ground. This position can be used for deep tilling.
1. To adjust the wheel height position, grasp the top of the mid handle
(O-1) and lift slightly to raise the wheels off the ground.
2. Grasp the wheel height adjustment sleeve (O-2) under the wheel
height adjustment knob (O-3) with your index and middle finger and
slide up to release.
3. Move the knob to the desired detent position.
USING THE TILLER
1. Move the tiller to the work area prior to starting the motor. Transport the tiller by pushing or pulling it along on its
wheels with the safety key removed.
2. Start the tiller following all steps under “ON-OFF SWITCH” on the previous page.
3. With both hands on the upper handle, slowly pivot the tiller forward until the tines make contact with the soil.
4. Once the tines are in the ground, till at a moderate pace until you are familiar with the controls and the handling of
the tiller.
5. To adjust the tilling depth, adjust the drag bar bracket and wheel height adjustment position as required.
6. For deeper tilling move your tiller slowly back and forth. Work the same area over and over until the desired depth is
reached.
CIRCUIT BREAKER - (FIGURE P)
The tiller is protected from overheating with a manually resettable circuit
breaker. It may require resetting if an overload condition existed.
1. Remove the safety key from the tiller switch housing.
2. Press the circuit breaker button (P-1) at the rear left side of the
motor housing.
3. Insert the safety key and restart tiller.
NOTE: The tiller may need a few minutes to cool down. Pushing the
breaker button back in will reset it.
UNJAMMING THE TINES - (FIGURE Q)
DANGER: Avoid accidental starting. Release bail handle to turn tiller
off, wait until the tines stop and remove safety key prior to unjamming tines.
To unjam the tines:
1. Remove the safety key (Q-1) from the tiller switch housing.
2. Insert the safety key into the tine unjam port (Q-2) as shown, push in
on the key and turn clockwise.
3. As the key is rotated, the tines will slowly rotate unjamming the debris.
4. If the debris is not easily removed with the above operation, the tines
may have to be removed.
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P
Q
PROBLEM
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
RECOMMENDATION
1. Tiller doesnʼt run when bail handle is activated.
A. Check to make sure safety key has been
installed and is fully seated and that button on
switch housing is being completely depressed.
B. The tiller is protected from overheating with a
manually resettable circuit breaker. It may
require resetting if an overload condition existed.
Remove safety key. Press the circuit breaker
button at the rear left side of the motor housing.
Reinsert safety key and restart tiller.
C. Release bail handle to turn tiller off. Remove
safety key and battery pack, turn tiller over and
check that tines are free to turn.
D. Check that the battery cavity is free of debris
and is connected properly.
E. Has battery been fully charged? Plug in charger
and wait for green LED to come on.
2. Motor stops while tilling.
A. The tiller is protected from overheating with a
manually resettable circuit breaker. It may
require resetting if an overload condition existed.
Remove safety key. Press the circuit breaker
button at the rear left side of the motor housing.
Reinsert safety key and restart tiller.
B. Release bail handle to turn tiller off. Remove
safety key and battery pack, turn tiller over and
check that tines are free to turn.
C. Check that the battery cavity is free of debris
and is connected properly.
D. Has battery been fully charged? Plug in charger
and wait for green LED to come on.
E. If the tiller continues to stop operating and the
tiller circuit breaker trips, slow the tilling pace
down and do not dig as deep.
3. Battery charger LED is not on.
A. Check plug connection. Unplug charger, wait a
few seconds. Plug charger in again to see if
battery charger LED comes on.
B. There are two charge ports on your tiller - at the
upper handle end and at the battery pack. The
battery pack charge port is accessible only when
removed from the tiller. Try both charge ports to
see if charger LED comes on.
4. Battery charger LED does not change from red to green.
C. Replace charger.
A. Unplug charger and wait a few seconds. Plug in
again and leave on charge for minimum 12 to 20
hours.
B. If charger LED is not green, battery may need to
be diagnosed. Take to authorized service center.
MAINTENANCE
WARNING: To prevent serious personal injury, remove safety key from unit before performing any maintenance.
WARNING: Do not wash garden tiller with a hose. Avoid getting water on motor and electrical connections. After
tilling, the mud and debris may be easily removed from the tines by removing them from the tiller first. You may spray
the tines with water while they are detached and away from the tiller.
Use only mild soap and damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of
the tool into a liquid. IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment
should be performed by authorized service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using identical
replacement parts.
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TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
DANGER: Rotating tines can cause serious injury. Release bail handle to turn tiller off and remove the safety
key before lifting, transporting or storing the tiller. Never pick up or carry the unit while the motor is running, serious
personal injury could result. Store in a dry place. Do not lift the tiller by the battery handles. Note: The tiller will not be
as heavy to lift if the battery pack is removed first. Do not use the latch as a lift point for the tiller.
OFF-SEASON STORAGE
1. In warmer climates to ensure optimal performance, it is recommended that the battery be maintained on constant
charge.
2. The tiller may be stored with the charger disconnected if all of the following conditions are met.
- the battery is fully charged before storing. (Failure to store fully charged will shorten battery life).
- the average temperature of the storage location is below 50°F (10°C).
- storage duration is less than 6 months.
BATTERY SERVICE AND INSTALLATION
When service or repair is required, it is recommended that you take your tiller to an authorized Black & Decker
Service Center.
When servicing or replacing batteries, please note:
• Use only the same type and size of battery as originally supplied.
• Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire. The cell may explode. See Battery Recycling information below.
• Do not open or mutilate the batteries. Released electrolyte is corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes or skin. It
may be toxic if swallowed.
• Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to short the battery with conducting materials such as rings,
bracelets, and keys. The battery or conductor may overheat and cause burns.
THE RBRC™ SEAL (BATTERY RECYCLING)
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) Seal on the lead acid battery (or battery pack)
indicates that the costs to recycle the battery (or battery pack) at the end of its useful life have already
been paid by Black & Decker. In some areas, it is illegal to place spent lead acid batteries in the trash or
municipal solid waste stream and the RBRC program provides an environmentally conscious alternative.
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RBRC in cooperation with Black & Decker and other battery users, has established programs in the
United States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent lead acid batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources by returning the lead acid battery to an authorized Black & Decker service
center or to your local retailer for recycling. You may also contact your local recycling center for information on where
to drop off the spent battery, or call 1-800-544-6986.
ACCESSORIES
The CTL36 cordless tiller uses the RB-3612 battery. Recommended accessories for use with your tiller are available
from your local dealer or authorized service center.
If you need assistance regarding accessories, please call: 1-800-544-6986
WARNING: The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this tool could be hazardous.
SERVICE INFORMATION
All Black & Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained personnel to provide customers with efficient and reliable
power tool service. Whether you need technical advice, repair, or genuine factory replacement parts, contact the Black
& Decker location nearest you. To find your local service location, refer to the yellow page directory under "Tools—
Electric" or call: 1-800-544-6986 or visit www.blackanddecker.com
FULL TWO-YEAR HOME USE WARRANTY
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two years against any defects in material or workmanship. The
defective product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of two ways.
The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product to the retailer from whom it was purchased
(provided that the store is a participating retailer). Returns should be made within the time period of the retailerʼs policy
for exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with the retailer
for their specific return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for exchanges.
The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker owned or authorized Service Center for
repair or replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be required.Black & Decker owned and authorized Service
Centers are listed under "Tools-Electric" in the yellow pages of the phone directory.
This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other
rights which vary from state to state or province to province. Should you have any questions, contact the manager of
your nearest Black & Decker Service Center. This product is not intended for commercial use.
FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning labels become illegible or are missing, call
1-800-544-6986 for a free replacement.
LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America,
check country specific warranty information contained in the packaging, call the local company or see the website for
warranty information.
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