Black & Decker GW2610V Technical data

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GW2610V
GW3010V
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Intended use
Your Black & Decker blower vac has been designed for leaf
clearing. This tool is intended for consumer and outdoor use
only.
Safety instructions
Warning! When using mains-powered appliances, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury.
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Read all of this manual carefully before operating the
appliance.

Before operating the appliance, make sure that you
know how to switch it off in an emergency.
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Retain this manual for future reference.
Training
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Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the
controls and the proper use of the appliance.

Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar with
these instructions to operate the appliance. Local
regulations may restrict the age of the operator.
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Never use the appliance while people, especially
children, or pets are nearby.

Remember that the operator will be held responsible for
accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their
property.
Preparation

Do not operate your product barefoot or in open
sandals.
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To protect your feet and legs, always wear stout shoes
or boots and long trousers - freshly cut grass is damp
and slippery. Rubber or man made footwear will
enhance your safety.
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Use protective equipment. Wear safety spectacles or
goggles whilst operating your product.
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To prevent dust irritation the wearing of a suitable face
mask is recommended.
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Use ear protection if the sound level seems
uncomfortable when using your product.
Warning! Secure long hair so it is above shoulder length.
Keep loose clothing, ties, tassels and hanging straps away
from openings and moving parts.
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The power supply cable should be regularly inspected
for signs of damage or ageing, and only used if in good
condition.
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Always be sure your product is in a safe operating
condition and all parts are secure before use.
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Do not operate the product if any parts are defective or
worn.
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Do not pick up burning materials such as lit cigarette
butts.
Do not operate the blower/vacuum in a gaseous or
explosive atmosphere as motors in these tools normally
spark and this may ignite fumes.
Operation
Do not use in vacuum mode without the vacuum tubes
and collection bag in place.
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Always switch off your product, allow the fan to stop and
remove the plug from the socket when:
- Changing from blower to vacuum.
- The supply cable has become damaged or
entangled.
- You leave your product unattended.
- Clearing a blockage.
- Checking, adjusting, cleaning or working on your
product.
- If the appliance starts to vibrate abnormally.
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Do not place the inlet or outlet of the vacuum near eyes
or ears when operating. Never blow debris in the
direction of bystanders.
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Do not use in the rain or leave outdoors while it is
raining.
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Use your product only in daylight or good artificial light.
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Do not cross gravel paths or roads whilst your product
is switched on during blow/vac mode. Walk, never run.
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Do not place your unit down on gravel while it is
switched on.
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Always be sure of your footing, particularly on slopes.
Do not overreach and keep your balance at all times.
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Do not pick up matter that may be contaminated with
flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, or
use in areas where they might be present.
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Do not place any objects into the openings. Never use if
the openings are blocked - keep free of hair, lint, dust
and anything that may reduce the airflow.
Warning! Always use your product in the manner outlined in
this manual. Your product is designed to be used in an
upright mode and if it is used in any other way it may result
in injury. Never run your product whilst lying on it’s side or
upside down.
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Do not carry the appliance by the cable.
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Always direct the cable to the rear away from the
appliance.
Warning! If a cord becomes damaged during use,
disconnect the supply cord from the mains supply
immediately. Do not touch the supply cord before
disconnecting the supply.
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Maintenance and storage
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Before use, check the appliance for damaged or
defective parts. Never operate the appliance with
defective guards or shields, or without safety devices,
for example debris collector in place. Check for
misalignment and seizure of moving parts, breakage of
parts, damage to guards and switches and any other
conditions that may affect its operation.
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Ensure that the appliance will operate properly and
perform its intended function. Never use the appliance
when any guard or enclosure is damaged or not in
place.
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Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or
defective. Do not use the appliance if the switch does
not turn it on and off.
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Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or
replaced by an authorised repair agent.
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Check the cable frequently for damage. If the cable is
damaged, it must be replaced by an authorised repair
agent in order to prevent a hazard. Inspect extension
cables periodically. Replace a damaged extension
cable immediately.
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Do not use solvents or cleaning fluids to clean your
product - use a blunt scraper to remove grass and dirt.
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Check the collection bag frequently for wear or
deterioration.
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When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry
place. Children should not have access to stored
appliances.
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Replacement fans are available from a Black & Decker
service agent. Use only Black & Decker recommended
spare parts and accessories.
Additional safety instructions for blower vacs
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This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
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Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
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If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
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instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a
person responsible for the their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
Symbols
Read the manual prior to operation.
Do not use in the rain or leave outdoors while it is
raining.
Switch off: remove plug from mains before
cleaning or maintenance.
Wear safety glasses or goggles and ear protection
when operating this tool
Keep bystanders away.
Electrical safety
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This tool is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the power
supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating
plate.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard
Electric safety can be further improved by using a highsensitivity 30 mA Residual Current Device (RCD).
Using an extension cable
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Always use an approved extension cable suitable for
the power input of this tool (see technical data). The
extension cable must be suitable for outdoor use and
marked accordingly. Up to 30 m of 1.5 mm2 HO5V V-F
extension cable can be used without loss of product
performance. Before use, inspect the extension cable
for signs of damage, wear and ageing. Replace the
extension cable if damaged or defective. When using a
cable reel, always unwind the cable completely.
Safety of others
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This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
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Features
1. Carrying strap
2. Speed control knob
3. On/off switch
4. Collection bag handle
5. Collection bag
6. Blow clamshell
7. Blow tube
8. Scraper
9. Vacuum tube - lower
10. Vacuum tube - upper
11. Locking ring
12. Release button
13. Powerhead
Assembly
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the appliance is
switched off and unplugged.
Vacuum tube assembly (fig. A)
The vacuum tubes must be assembled together before use.
Warning! Do not operate the appliance with the vacuum
tubes separated.
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To ease assembly, apply a soapy water solution to the
joint area.
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Align the notches (15) and the triangles (14) on the
upper (10) and lower (9) vacuum tubes.
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Push the lower vacuum tube (9) firmly into the upper
vacuum tube (10) until the triangles click into place.
Warning! Do not separate the tubes once assembled.
Blow tube assembly (fig. B)
The blow tube must be assembled to the blow clamshell
before use.
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Align the circles (16) on the blow clamshell (6) and the
blow tube (7).
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Push the blow tube (7) firmly onto the blow clamshell (6)
until the circles click into place.
Warning! Do not separate the tubes once assembled.
Carrying strap assembly (fig. C - D)
Fit the carrying strap (1) to the appliance and adjust to suit
the user.
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Clip the hook (17) through the eyelet (18).
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Adjust the length of the loop with the buckle (19).
Residual risks
Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
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Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks cannot be avoided. These include:
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Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
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Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
accessories.
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Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
any tool for prolonged periods make sure you take
regular breaks.
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Impairment of hearing.
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Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
when using your tool (example:- working with wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF).
Use
Switching on and off (fig. E)
Warning! Use both hands to grip the product firmly when
switching on.
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To switch the appliance on, slide the on/off switch (3)
forward.
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To switch the appliance off, slide the on/off switch (3)
back.
Variable speed control (fig. E)
For extra control, your blowvac is fitted with a speed
control knob (2) located on the handle of the
powerhead.
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Set the variable speed control knob (2) to the required
speed range.
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Cable restraint (fig. F)
A cable restraint (21) is incorporated into the rear of the
powerhead.
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Loop the cable (20) through the cable restraint (21).
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Using your product (fig. G)
Warning! When using as a blower or vacuum, always wear
safety glasses. If using in dusty conditions, wear a filter mask
as well.
Warning! Switch off your product, allow the fan to stop and
remove the plug from the socket before carrying out any
adjustment, servicing or maintenance.
Blow mode (fig. G H and I)
Note: Make sure that the locking ring is in the unlocked
position (fig. I).
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Attach the blow clamshell (6) and tube (7) to the
powerhead (13) (Fig. G) by locating the blower as
indicated by the arrow, then pivot about this point and
press the locking/release catch (12) until catch (22) is
fully engaged.
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Turn the locking ring (11) clockwise to the locked
position.
Hold the blow tube approximately 180mm above the
ground, switch on the appliance and using a sweeping
motion from side to side, advance slowly keeping the
accumulated debris/leaves in front of you (fig. H).
Once you have blown the debris/leaves into a pile, you
can convert to vacuum mode to collect the debris.
Removing the blow/vacuum tube (fig. I)
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To disconnect the blow clamshell (6) or vacuum tube
(10) from the powerhead (13), turn the locking ring (11)
counter-clockwise to the unlock position, then press the
release button (12), making sure that the tube does not
fall to the ground.
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The release button (12) will not operate if the locking
ring (11) is in the locked position.
Vacuum mode (fig. J - N)
Fit the bag assembly to the blowvac (figs. J, K, L)
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For vacuuming/shredding, the collection bag (5) must
be fitted.
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Locate the bag rim (23) into the bag holder channel (25)
making sure that the front of the bag is placed over the
vacuum outlet (24) (fig. J).
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Slide the bag fully into the channel and press the latch
(26) to lock the handle into the bag top (fig. K and L).
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Position the tube slightly above the debris/leaves.
Switch your blowvac on, and use a sweeping motion;
the debris/leaves will be sucked up the tube, shredded
and thrown into the collection bag (fig. M).
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For stubborn debris/leaves your vacuum tube is
incorporated with a scraper (8). Use the scraper to
loosen the debris and continue to vacuum as normal.
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As the bag fills, the power of the suction will decrease,
switch off the blowvac and unplug from the mains power
supply.
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To remove the bag, press the latch (26) to disengage
from the bag holder and slide the bag out.
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To empty, hold the plastic collection bag handle (4) and
grab the nylon handle (27) on the underside of the bag.
Turn the bag upside down and shake out any debris and
leaves.
Troubleshooting
Failure to
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high pitched
whine
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Check the connection to the power
supply.
Check the fuse in the plug, if blown,
replace (UK only).
Check that the blow/vacuum tube
assembly is correctly fitted to the
powerhead
If the fuse continues to blow immediately disconnect from the
mains power supply and consult
your local Black & Decker authorised
repair agent.
Check the locking ring position.
Switch off - disconnect from the
mains power supply, debris should
fall clear of the tube.
Remove and empty the collection
bag.
Check that both the inlet and exit
ports on the vacuum tube are clear.
Remove any debris from the fan
area.
If poor vacuuming continues immediately disconnect from the
mains power supply and consult
your local Black & Decker authorised
repair agent.
Switch off - disconnect from the
mains power supply and remove the
collection bag.
Remove the vacuum tube and
inspect the fan.
Clean any debris from the fan
blades.
If the fan is cracked or damaged, do
not use - consult your local Black &
Decker authorised repair agent.
Maintenance
Your Black & Decker appliance has been designed to
operate over a long period of time with a minimum of
maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation depends
upon proper appliance care and regular cleaning.
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Keep the appliance clean and dry.
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Remove any leaves stuck to the inside of the vacuum
tube.
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Regularly clean the ventilation slots with a clean, dry
paint brush.
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To clean the appliance, use only mild soap and a damp
cloth. Never let any liquid get inside the tool and never
immerse any part of the tool into liquid. Do not use any
abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Self lubricating bearings are used in your product,
therefore lubrication is not required.
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Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
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Safely dispose of the old plug.
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Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new
plug.
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Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality
plugs. Recommended fuse: 13 A.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your Black & Decker product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and packaging
allows materials to be recycled and used again. Reuse of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand
for raw materials.
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of
electrical products from the household, at municipal waste
sites or by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of Black & Decker products once they have
reached the end of their working life. To take advantage of
this service please return your product to any authorised
repair agent who will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local Black & Decker office at the
address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of
our after-sales service and contacts are available on the
Internet at: www.2helpU.com.
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Technical data
Voltage
Power input
Capacity
Weight (blower)
Weight (vacuum)
Vac
W
l
kg
kg
GW2610V
TYPE 1
230
2600
35
3.4
4.76
GW3010V
TYPE 1
230
3000
35
3.4
4.76
Hand/arm weighted vibration value according to
EN ISO 5329: 12m/s²
EC declaration of conformity
MACHINERY DIRECTIVE
OUTDOOR NOISE DIRECTIVE
Design and Patent information
European patent numbers: EP 0 723 758 B, EP 0 723 759 B
and EP 1 430 825 B
European patent application number: EP 1 442 653 A
EC design registration numbers: 69750-0002, 69760-0003
and 712922-0001
GW2610V, GW3010V
Black & Decker declares that these products described
under "technical data" are in compliance with:
98/37/EC (until Dec. 28, 2009),
2006/42/EC (from Dec. 29, 2009),
EN60335-1
2000/14/EC, Leaf blower/collector, Annex V,
Level of sound power according to 2000/14/EC (Article 13,
Annex III, L < 50cm):
LWA (measured sound power)
Uncertainty = 3 dB(A)
105 dB(A)
LWA (guaranteed sound power) 107 dB(A)
Uncertainty = 3 dB(A)
These products also comply with Directive 2004/108/EC. For
more information, please contact Black & Decker at the
following address or refer to the back of the manual.
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the
technical file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black
& Decker.
Kevin Hewitt
Vice-President Global Engineering
Black & Decker Europe,
210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
28-05-2010
US patent numbers: 5673457, 5604954 and 7266860
US patent application number: 2005/0177973
US design patent number: D498885
Guarantee
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products and
offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement
is in addition to and in no way prejudices your statutory
rights. The guarantee is valid within the territories of the
Member States of the European Union and the European
Free Trade Area.
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective due to faulty
materials, workmanship or lack of conformity, within 24
months from the date of purchase, Black & Decker
guarantees to replace defective parts, repair products
subjected to fair wear and tear or replace such products to
make sure of the minimum inconvenience to the customer
unless:
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The product has been used for trade, professional or
hire purposes.
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The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect.

The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents.
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Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
authorised repair agents or Black & Decker service
staff.
To claim on the guarantee, you will need to submit proof of
purchase to the seller or an authorised repair agent. You can
check the location of your nearest authorised repair agent by
contacting your local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our aftersales service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
www.2helpU.com
Please visit our website www.blackanddecker.co.uk to
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Nur die aufgefuerten teile sind lieferbar
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Gedeeltelijke ondersteuning - alleen de getoonde onderdelen
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