Vacuflo FC650 Owner`s manual

READ MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING SYSTEM
Read the owner’s manual thoroughly before operating to ensure the most efficient
use of the system.
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ATTENTION INSTALLER: Please be sure this manual and warranty information are
left with the power unit or customer when installation is complete.
Operating
Instructions For
VACUFLO
Filtered Cyclonic
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MODELS: FC300, FC550,
FC650 & FC1550
512 West Gorgas Street • P.O. Box 3912 • Louisville, OH 44641-3912
1-800-822-8356 • www.vacuflo.com
Dealer Name______________________________________________
Dealer Phone______________________________________________
Serial Number_____________________________________________
P/N 8773 • 10/08
MODELS: FC300, FC550, FC650 & FC1550 • VACUFLO® Filtered Cyclonic™
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read These Instructions Before Using This Vacuum System
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the
following:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock or injury:
• Unplug and disconnect power before servicing.
• Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.
• Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
• Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If appliance is not working as it should, has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to an authorized servicing
dealer.
• Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord around
sharp edges or corners. Do not run appliance over cord. Keep cord away from heated
surfaces.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• Do not handle system or appliance with wet hands.
• Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
• Do not use on wet surfaces.
• Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked. Keep openings
free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce airflow.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.
• Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
• Connect to a properly grounded outlet. See grounding instructions.
• Turn off all controls before unplugging.
• Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in areas
where they may be present.
• Do not place or store anything on top of power unit - overheating of motor could occur.
• Do not use without filter in place.
• Any service work required under the top cover should be performed by an authorized service
representative.
MODELS: FC300, FC550, FC650 & FC1550 • VACUFLO® Filtered Cyclonic™
Connect To A Properly Grounded Outlet Only.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. If it should
malfunction or break down, grounding provides
a path of least resistance for electric current to
reduce the risk of electric shock. This appliance
is equipped with a cord having an equipment
grounding conductor and grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is
properly installed and grounded in accordance with
all local codes and ordinances.
Grounding Method: FC300, FC550, FC650
WARNING
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service person
if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided
with the appliance - if it will not fit the outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Figure A
Grounding Method: FC1550
Models FC300, FC550 & FC650 are for use on a
nominal 120 volt circuit and has a grounding plug
that looks like the plug in Fig. A .
Model FC1550 Dual Motor unit is for use on a
nominal 240 volt circuit and has a grounding plug
that looks like the plug illustrated in Fig. B.
Make sure that the appliance is connected to an
outlet having the same configuration as the plug. No adapter should be used with this appliance.
Ground
Figure B
Save These Safety Instructions
Intended For Household and Light Commercial Use.
Do not vent into a wall, a ceiling, or concealed space of a building or structure.
Warning: Electric shock could occur if used on wet surfaces.
Caution: Do not use on wet rug or floor.
General Information
Do not store objects on top of the power unit. This will block the motor cooling
ventilation. Restricting the cooling airflow may shorten the motor life.
The central vacuum is designed to vacuum ordinary household dirt and dust. The system is
designed for dry pickup. A WetVac accessory is needed if the system will be used for liquid
pickup.
The central vacuum system is a network of inlet valves, 2” PVC tubing, and low voltage wiring
installed in the walls of your home. To operate the system, simply plug the hose into an inlet
valve, attach the cleaning tool to the curved hose end and begin vacuuming. The dirt is
transported through the in-wall tube system back to the dirt canister (located on the power unit).
Caution: Do not allow the motor to remain turned on, unless a hose is connected or an
inlet valve is open. If air is not permitted to pass through the fan blades, damage may
occur to the motor.
Registration
To register your VACUFLO® system warranty in the United States and Canada, register online at www.cvacregistration.com or fill in and mail the warranty card located with this manual.
Proof of Purchase or Registration of the VACUFLO System is required before any warranty work
will be performed by an Authorized VACUFLO Dealer. Registration ensures a fast and easy
resolution to your warranty requirements.
Operating Instructions
Using the Central Vacuum System is easy. Simply raise the inlet valve lid, insert the hose end
and attach the desired cleaning tool to the hose wand. The Power Unit is activated when the
hose is inserted into the valve. General Power Unit Maintenance
The simple care and maintenance instructions included here will help ensure trouble-free use of
the central vacuum system.
• Do not place objects on top of the power unit. The motor could overheat.
• Do not allow the motor to remain “on” unless a hose is connected or an inlet valve is open. If
airflow is not permitted to flow through fan blades, motor damage may occur.
• Do not operate without the filter in place.
• Change the filter cartridge once a year.
• Empty the dirt canister when it is 2/3 full.
• The power unit does not require any lubrication.
• The exterior of the power unit can be wiped with a clean, dry cloth. Do not use liquid cleaners
or water as an electrical shock may occur.
• For additional service contact the qualified servicing dealer written on the front of this manual
or locate an authorized dealer on-line at www.vacuflo.com.
MODELS: FC300, FC550, FC650 & FC1550 • VACUFLO® Filtered Cyclonic™
Emptying the Dirt Canister
& Replacing the Filter
Cartridge
The dirt canister – where the vacuumed dirt
is deposited – is the removable lower portion
of the power unit. The canister needs to be
removed and emptied when it is 2/3 full.
The filter cartridge should be replaced once
a year.
Illustration #1
NOTE: When the dirt canister is removed
the Cyclonic Cone will be visible. The cone
is held in place with a friction seal designed
to hold the cone to the body of the power
unit when the canister is removed. The cone
can be removed by pulling on it. This allows
access to the replaceable pleated filter.
Follow these steps
(refer to Illustration #1, #2, #3 and #4)
Make sure the Power Unit is OFF.
1.Unlatch and remove the Dirt Canister.
Latches are located on opposite sides of
the power unit. (Illustration #1)
2.Remove the Cyclonic Cone. (Illustration #2)
3.Turn the filter latch (counter-clockwise) on
the bottom of the filter and align it with
the slots in the filter base. (Illustration #3)
4.Remove the old filter and replace it with a
new pleated filter. Use filter part number
8106-01 for models FC300, FC550 and
FC650 and filter part number 8107-01
for model FC1550. (Illustration #4)
5.Lock the filter in place by turning the
filter latch clockwise until you feel it snap.
(Illustration #3)
6.Dispose of the dirt and debris captured in
the dirt canister.
7.Seat the Cyclonic Cone in the dirt
canister.
8.Raise the dirt canister to the base of
the power unit and engage the latches.
Be certain the dirt canister is “seated”
properly to the gasket on the body of the
power unit.
Cyclonic
Cone
Illustration #2
Illustration #3
Illustration #4
Troubleshooting the System
Motor Fails to Turn On:
• Check the main fuse or circuit breaker at the main power supply panel of your home. Reset
breaker or replace fuses if necessary.
• Check the Power Unit reset button located above the power cord. Pressing the button should
restore operation.
• If the circuit protector continues to trip off after a short period of time, the motor brushes
may be worn out. Contact the qualified servicing dealer written on the front of this manual or
locate an authorized dealer on-line at www.vacuflo.com for service.
Loss of Vacuum
If the system shows a loss of vacuum power, check the following:
• The dirt receptacle may need cleaned or the filter may need replaced – follow instructions in
this guide.
• The hose may be clogged – To check if there is an obstruction, unplug the hose and insert
an object that is smaller then the diameter of the hose (A butter knife works well). Pass
the object completely through the hose, if it stops that will indicate where the obstruction
is located. A dry garden hose can be inserted into the hose to help push the obstruction
through. • The Dirt Canister may not be properly seated to the gasket – Follow instructions for replacing
the dirt canister.
• Tube lines may be obstructed – First check the 90 degree elbow located directly behind
the inlet valves, if an obstruction occurs it will usually not make it past this elbow. If the
obstruction is not visible at the elbow, attempt to purge the tubing at each inlet valve. To do
this, connect the hose and use your hand to stop airflow at the end of the hose for a couple
seconds, let airflow resume. Repeat if necessary.
• If necessary, contact the qualified servicing dealer written on the front of this manual or locate
an authorized dealer on-line at www.vacuflo.com to perform required maintenance.
Obtaining Service Under Warranty: To obtain repair on warranted parts contact the seller
of the system with the power unit serial number.
MODELS: FC300, FC550, FC650 & FC1550 • VACUFLO® Filtered Cyclonic™
IMPORTANTES MESURES DE SECURITÉ
Lisez Complètement Le Mode D’emploi Avant
D’utiliser Ce Système D’aspirateur.
En employant un appareil électrique, des précautions fondamentales devraient toujours être prises,
y compris:
AVERTISSEMENT
Pour réduire les dangers de feu, d’électrocution,
ou de blessure:
• Débrancher et couper le courant avant de le réparer.
• Ne pas utiliser sur des surfaces mouillées.
• Ne pas utiliser comme jouet et surtout faire attention quand on l’emploie prés des enfants.
• Employer seulement tel que décrit dans ce manuel d’emploi et qu’avec les accessories du
fabricant.
• Ne pas utiliser si la corde ou la prise électrique est endommagée. Si l’appareil ne fonctionnne
pas, est endommagé, est tombé par terre, a été laissé à l’extérieur, ou a été immergé, dans
l’eau, veuillez rapporter l’appareil à un centre de service.
• Ne pas tirer sur le cordon eléctrique. Ne pas utiliser le cordon eléctrique comme poignée, ni le coincer dans une porte ou l’appuyer sur des coins et boudures tranchants. Ne pas passer
l’aspirateur sur le cordon électrique. Eloigner le cordon électrique de la chaleur.
• Ne pas débrancher en tirant sur le cordon électrique. Pour le débrancher, saisir la prise de
courant, et non le cordon électrique.
• Ne pas utiliser avec les mains mouillées.
• Ne rien mettre dans les fentes et les orifices bouchés. Ne pase employer avec des orifices
bouches. Éliminer poussiére, cheveux et les autres choses qui peuvent rendre difficile la
circulation d’air.
• Gardez cheveux, vêtements amples, doigts, et toutes autres parties du corps loin des orifices
et des piéces mobiles.
• Ne pas aspirer queique chose qui brûle ou fume, comme des cigarettes, des allumettes, ou
des cendres chaudes.
• Brancher à une prise de courant munie d’une mise à la terre. Voir les reseignements de mise
à la terre.
• Éteindre tous les contrôles avant de débrancher.
• Faire bien attention en nettoyant les escaliers.
• Ne pas utiliser pour aspirer des liquides infammables comme l’essence et ne pas employer
dans des endroits où ces choses peuvent se trouver.
• Ne rien placer ou entreposer sur le dessus de l’appareil - une surchauffe du moteur pourrait
se produire.
• N’importe quel travail de service exigé sous la couverture supérieure devrait être effectué par
un technicien autorisé.
Ne brancher l’appareil qu’à une prise avec mise à la terre.
INSTRUCTIONS DE MISE À LA TERRE
Cet appareil doit avoir une mise à la terre. Si
une défectuosité ou autre survenait, la mise à
la terre offre une voie de moindre résistance au
courant électrique, d’où un risque moins élevé d
électrocution. Cet appareil est équipé d’ un cordon
électricque ayant un conducteur et une fiche de
mise à la terre. Cette fiche doit être branchée dans
une prise appropriée qui a été installée et mise à
la terre convenablement en accord avec le code
électrique de votre région.
METHODE DE MISE Á LA TERRE
FC300, FC550
FC650
AVERTISSEMENT
Un branchement incorrect de l’équipement de mise
à la terre peut causer un risque d’électrocution. Si
vous avez un doute concernant la mise à la terre de
votre prise, veuillez faire vérifier votre installation par
un électricien qualifié ou une personne du service
après-vente. Ne pas modifier la fiche fournie avec
l’appareil - si la fiche ne se branche pas à la prise,
faites installer une prise adéquate par un électricien
qualifié.
Modéle A
METHODE DE MISE Á LA TERRE
FC1550
Les appareils, modéle FC300, FC550 & FC650
doivent être employés avec un circuit de 120 volts
et avoir une prise qui ressemble à la prise illustrée
sur I’image A.
Les appareils, modéle FC1550 doivent être
employés avec un circuit de 240 volts et avoir une
prise qui ressemble à la prise illustrée sur I’image B.
La Terre
Modéle B
Vérifiez que votre appareil est branché sur une prise ayant la même configuration que la fiche
électrique. Aucun adapteur ne devrait être utilisé avec cet appareil.
CONSERVEZ CES INSTRUCITONS
Usage reservé pour la maison ou emploi commercial léger.
Ne pas ventiler dans un mur, un plafond, ou un espace dissimulé d’un bâtiment ou un édifice.
ATTENTION:
NE PAS UTILISER SUR TAPIS OU PLANCHER MOUILLE.
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Lifetime Plus 1 Residential Limited Warranty
VACUFLO Central Vacuums are manufactured by H-P Products, Inc., 512 W. Gorgas Street, Louisville, Ohio,
44641. The following is the exclusive limited warranty provided by H-P Products, Inc.
All permanently installed components of the VACUFLO Filtered Cyclonic Built-In Central Vacuum System
are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and care as long
as the original consumer owns the home of the original installation or until the system is removed from
its’ original installation location, whichever occurs first.
In the event of a defect in permanently installed components of the VACUFLO Filtered Cyclonic System, an
authorized VACUFLO dealer should be contacted. The dealer will repair or replace (at H-P Products, Inc.’s
option) any permanently installed defective part or parts at your location at no labor cost for a period of one
(1) year. Thereafter, repaired or replacement (at our option) part or parts will be provided to you for any
items under warranty. Filter cartridges are not covered under waranty and should be replaced yearly.
Attachments: VACUFLO cleaning attachments including: turbine power brushes, non-electric hoses,
Vroom, wands, tools and tool caddies are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship
under normal use and care for three (3) years from original date of consumer purchase. In the event of a
defect in a VACUFLO cleaning attachment, the attachment will be repaired or replaced (at H-P Products,
Inc. option) at an authorized VACUFLO dealer location at no cost to you for three (3) years from original
date of consumer purchase. Electric powerheads and hoses are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship under normal use and care for one (1) year from original date of purchase, as more
fully set forth in the electric powerhead manual. There is no warranty for consumable items such as light
bulbs, belts and beater brushes.
In non-residential applications the VACUFLO System and attachments are warranted to be free
from defects in material and workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase.
Limitations of Warranty: This Limited Lifetime Warranty begins on the date of the original purchase
of the unit. This Limited Lifetime Warranty does not cover (a) any power unit purchased from a nonauthorized VACUFLO dealer; (b) any VACUFLO central vacuum system which has not been installed in
accordance with manufacturer’s recommended instructions; (c) any VACUFLO central vacuum system
or attachment which has been altered or modified in any way; (d) any VACUFLO central vacuum system
or attachment which has been damaged due to misuse, negligence, accident, or improper operation; (e)
any damage due to shipping and handling; (f) any damage due to installation or faulty installation; (g)
any VACUFLO central vacuum system or attachment upon which an unauthorized repair or service has
been performed; or (h) the Hide-A-Hose Retractable Hose Management System (for complete Hide-AHose warranty information please visit www.vacuflo.com or call 1-800-822-8356.).
AS A CONDITION PRECEDENT TO WARRANTY COVERAGE HEREUNDER, YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF
OF PURCHASE OR HAVE REGISTERED THE VACUFLO CENTRAL VACUUM POWER UNIT ONLINE AT
www.cvacregistration.com, OR BY COMPLETING AND MAILING THE WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD.
THIS WARRANTY IS A SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES INCLUDING
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
EXCLUDED. THIS WARRANTY COVERS ONLY LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY DESCRIBED HEREIN
AND THERE IS NO LIABILTY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING
FROM THE USE OF THIS SYSTEM.
Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation or warranties or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and
you may have other rights that vary from state to state.