Black & Decker 200 WATT User manual

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Lawnraker
GD200
Congratulations!
On your purchase of your Black & Decker lawnraker.
This user manual provides important operating and
maintenance instructions for all of the lawnrakers in
the Black & Decker GD200 range.
Know your raker
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Read all of this manual carefully, observing all
the recommended safety instructions before,
during and after using your raker, and
maintain your raker in good working order.
Familiarise yourself with the controls on your
raker before attempting to operate it, but
above all, be sure you know how to stop
your raker in an emergency.
Retain this user manual and all other literature
supplied with your raker for future reference.
Safety instructions
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Training
• Never allow children or persons who are
unfamiliar with this type of raker to use it,
nor anyone who has not read this user
manual.
• Do not allow children, animals or other
persons near your raker when in use always keep them at least 6m (20ft) away
from the cutting area.
• Remember that the operator is
responsible for accidents or hazards
occurring to other people or their property.
• Your raker is designed for use on AC
(mains) electrical supplies only - do not
attempt to use it on any other supply.
• Plug your raker into a power point never a lighting socket.
• Never carry your raker by the cable or
jerk the cable to seperate the
connectors. Keep the cable away from
heat sources, oils or sharp edges. Check
the condition of your cable before use
and do not use if damaged.
Preparation
• To protect your feet, always wear stout
shoes or boots - freshly cut grass is
damp and slippery.
• Rubber or man-made footwear will
enhance your safety.
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Do not operate your raker barefoot or in
open sandals.
Use protective equipment. Wear safety
spectacles or goggles whilst operating
your raker. Use ear protection if the
sound level seems uncomfortable when
using your raker.
Use a face mask if dusty.
Wear long trousers to protect your legs any debris left on the lawn or cutting path
may be picked up and ejected by the tines.
The power supply cable should be
regularly inspected for signs of damage or
ageing, and only used if in good condition.
Always keep the power supply cable
away from the tines - be aware of its
position at all times.
Always be sure your raker is in a safe
operating condition.
Before using your raker, disconnect it
from the electrical supply and visually
check that the tines are not worn or
damaged. A damaged part is a major
hazard and must be replaced.
Always check that your lawn or cutting
path is clear of all sticks, stones, wire
and other debris. Contact with such
debris may be dangerous or may
damage your raker and could be thrown
by the tines.
Operation
• When tilting the handle downwards (or to
the side) to start your raker, do not tilt it
more than is absolutely necessary.
Always ensure that both hands are in the
operating position and feet are well away
from the tines before returning your raker
to the ground.
• Your raker will continue to run for a short
time after releasing the switch lever.
Always allow your raker to stop on its own.
• Release the switch lever to turn your
raker off and remove the plug from
the mains:
• Whenever you leave your raker
unattended.
• Before checking, cleaning, adjusting
or working on your raker.
• Before clearing a blockage.
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If your raker starts to vibrate
abnormally (check immediately).
• After striking a foreign object, inspect
your raker for damage and make
repairs as necessary.
Never run your raker whilst lying on its
side or attempt to stop the tines - always
allow it to stop on its own.
Do not put hands or feet near or under
rotating parts.
Keep clear of discharge openings at all
times.
Start your raker carefully according to the
instructions and with your feet well away
from the tines.
Do not use your raker in the rain and do
not allow it to get wet. Avoid using your
raker in wet grass, if possible.
Use your raker only in daylight or good
artificial light.
Do not pull your raker towards you or
walk backwards when in operation.
Do not cross gravel paths or roads whilst
the tines are rotating.
Always be sure of your footing,
particularly on slopes.
Always cut across the face of slopes, never
up and down. Exercise extreme caution
when changing direction on slopes.
Do not cut excessively steep slopes and
always wear non-slip footwear.
Check the grass collection box for wear
or damage and replace if necessary.
Never use your raker without the
grassbag in place.
Walk, never run. Do not force your raker.
Never pick up or carry your raker while
the motor is running.
Ensure the tines have stopped rotating
and take extreme care before lifting your
raker for and during transportation.
Never operate your raker with defective
guards or shields.
Maintenance and storage
• Store your raker in a dry place when not
in use, out of the reach of children.
• Do not use solvents or cleaning fluids to
clean your raker - use a blunt scraper to
remove grass and dirt.
• Always disconnect from the electrical
supply before cleaning.
• Do not operate your raker if any parts are
defective; discard all defective parts and
fit new parts before use.
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Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to
be sure your raker is in a safe working
condition.
Use only Black & Decker recommended
replacement parts and accessories.
Black & Decker’s policy is one of continuous
improvement to our products and, as such, we
reserve the right to change product specifications
without prior notice.
Double insulation
Your raker is double insulated.
This means that all external metal parts are
electrically isolated from the power supply.
This is achieved by placing an extra
insulation barrier between the electrical and
mechanical parts. Double insulation means
greater electrical safety and obviates the
necessity of having your raker earthed.
Electrical safety (UK only)
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Your raker should always be switched off at
the mains before disconnecting any plug and
socket connector or extension cables.
Fuse replacement
If your raker is supplied with cable fitted with
a non-re-wireable plug:
• The plug is fitted with a 5 amp fuse
which is the recommended fuse for
your raker.
• Only use replacement fuses which are
approved to BS1362.
• When changing the fuse in your plug,
always ensure the fuse cover is refitted.
If the fuse cover is missing or damaged
do not use the plug.
Note: Fuses do not give personal protection
against electric shock.
Plug replacement
• Disconnect the plug from the supply.
• Cut off the plug and dispose of
immediately. Insertion of a detached
plug into a 5 amp socket outlet may
result in electric shock.
• Only fit BS1363A approved plugs fitted
with the correctly rated fuse.
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The cable wire colours, or a letter, will be
marked at the connection points of most
good quality plugs. Attach the wires to
their respective points in the plug (see
below). Brown is for “Live” (L) and blue is
for “Neutral” (N).
Before replacing the top cover of the
mains plug ensure that the cable restraint
is holding the outer sheath on the cable
firmly and that the two leads are correctly
fixed at the terminal screws.
Fit a BS1363A
approved
resilient plug
Fit the recommended
fuse approved
to BS1362
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Connect blue
to N (neutral)
Connect brown
to L (live)
Make sure that the
outer sheath of the
cable is held firmly
by the clamp
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230 volts AC only
Never use a light
socket
Warning! Never connect live or neutral wires
to the earth pin marked “E” or
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Note: Do not wire an extension cable directly
into your raker yourself. Instead, take your
raker to your nearest Black & Decker
service agent.
Increased safety can be obtained by having
a qualified electrician install a high sensitivity
(30mA) circuit breaker in the house wiring.
If you do not have such a circuit breaker
installed, or you do not wish to have one
installed, then we strongly recommend that
the electrical power to your raker be supplied
through a high sensitivity residual current
device (RCD). The RCD is designed to
provide a high degree of personal protection
against harmful electric current should fault
conditions occur.
Warning! The use of an RCD or other circuit
breaker unit does not release the operator of
your raker from the safety instructions and
safe working practices given in this manual.
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Assembly (Fig. A - D)
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Remove all the parts of your raker from the
carton and familiarise yourself with the
individual parts of your raker.
The main parts of your raker are your raker
body (1) which houses the motor, front
wheels (2), tine assembly (3), and the rear
roller (4), which incorporates the threeposition height adjusters (5).
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The handle assembly comprises the handle
tube (6), ‘T’ handle (7), which houses the
switch lever (8), safety lock-off switch (9) and
the electrical supply cable (10). A buckle
strap (11) is used to attach the electrical
supply cable to the handle tube.
The collection box assembly comprises the
collection box (12) which incorporates two
collection box support bars (13).
Assemble your raker, as follows:
• Place your raker body (1) in its working
position, on a level surface.
• Insert the handle tube (6) into your raker
body (1), locating the cross pin (17) in
the slot.
• With the cross pin (17) located in the slot,
place the handle plate (18) against your
raker body (1), aligning the two screw holes,
and secure the handle plate in position
using the two screws (19) provided.
• Place the ‘T’ handle (7) over the square
end of the handle tube (6) (Fig. B), with
the switch lever (8) on the right hand
side, slide the ‘T’ handle (7) down the
handle tube (6) until the holes in the ‘T’
handle and the handle tube are aligned.
• Fit the hexagon nut (20) into the
hexagonal recess on the underside of the
"T" handle. Insert bolt (21) into the
aligned holes and screw firmly into the
hexagon nut (20).
Note: If you have any difficulty inserting
the handle tube into the "T" handle,
loosen each of the screws at the end of
the "T" handle sufficiently to allow this.
When assembled, re-tighten the screws.
• Secure the electrical supply cable (10) to
the handle tube (6) using the buckle
strap (11) provided.
• Place the collection box (12) upside
down on a level surface, pass the
longest part of one of the collecting box
support bars (13) through the holes in the
side of the collection box (12), then rotate
the collection box support bar (13) in the
direction of the arrow until it clips into the
retainer on the collection box (12).
• Repeat this to fit the second collection
box support bar (13).
• With your raker in its working position, fit
the collection box (12) on to your raker
body (1), locating the collection box
support bars (13) into the pockets (22) at
the front of your raker.
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Height of rake adjustment (Fig. E)
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There are three raking height positions on
your raker; low, medium and high.
These are selected by altering the position of
the three-position height adjusters located
on the rear roller.
• Press the lock buttons (46) on each
three-position height adjuster (5) and
rotate both adjusters to any of the three
available positions as shown in Fig. E.
On reaching the required position,
release the lock buttons (46) and allow
them to engage in your raker body (1).
• The three positions are identified by
markings on the side of your raker body
(1) as shown in Fig. E. Both threeposition height adjusters must be set to
the same position, ie. both at position
1, 2 or 3 - not at different settings.
The three raking height positions are
as follows:
• Lowest setting (1). This setting should be
used when you wish to give the lawn a
particularly vigorous raking. On this
setting, your raker will remove all the
debris and thatch that has collected at
the base of your grass. It will also remove
moss and weeds on this setting.
• Medium setting (2). This setting should
be used when you wish to give your lawn
a moderate raking. This setting will be
suitable for the majority of lawns.
• Highest setting (3). This setting will lightly
rake and sweep your lawn. Your raker
can also be used on this setting to ‘lift’
flattened grass and stolons (the creeping
stems of grasses and weeds like clover)
so that you can mow them. The sweep/
light rake setting is ideal for fallen leaves
and for collecting grass cuttings which
have been left on the lawn after mowing,
when the collection box is fitted.
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How to use your raker (Fig. F)
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Observe all the relevant warnings when
using your raker.
To look after a lawn properly, you need to do
more than just mow it once a week
throughout the Summer. The lawn will benefit
from a vigorous raking of the grass to
remove the dead matter, moss and weed
which disfigures a lawn. The build up of dead
grass provides a mat of absorbent fibres
which prevents water getting through to the
ground and if this mat is kept waterlogged, it
can encourage grass diseases and prevent
healthy grasses taking root.
Place the bulk of the extension cable
on the lawn close to the starting point
(Fig. F, position 1).
• Hold the handle with both hands and
hold the upper portion of the extension
cable in the hand not operating the
switch lever.
Warning! Do not attempt to operate your
raker with one hand - you must guide it with
both hands.
• To start your raker (‘T’ Handle Type) slide
the safety lock-off switch (9) (Fig. A) to
the left and press the switch lever (8).
• Proceed down the raking area from
position 1 towards position 2 and, on
reaching position 2, turn to the right and
proceed towards position 3. Continue to
the end of the raking area, turn to the
left, and proceed towards position 4.
Continue in the same manner as shown
in the left hand diagram, always working
away from the cable. Do not adopt the
method shown in the right hand diagram,
working towards the cable, as this is
dangerous practice.
When you have finished using your raker we
recommend that you clean all debris from it
before putting it away. Refer to “Care and
maintenance”.
Note: To obtain the best results rake your
lawn or grassed area regularly and do not
rake when the grass is wet.
• When raking over the edge of your lawn,
press downwards on the handle to stop
the wheels dropping over the edge.
• To prolong the effective raking life of your
tine assembly, clear the lawn area of any
loose debris or stones.
Handy hints
• Do not force your raker through grass that is too
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long. It is recommended that your raker should
not be used in grass that is longer that 75mm
(3 inches) in length.
Do not use in wet or damp conditions.
To obtain the best result from your raker use it
regularly. It is recommended that your raker is
used at the beginning and end of each grass
cutting season to give your lawn a thorough
scarifying. Your raker should also be used after
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each mowing session to remove any grass
cuttings that may have been left behind by
your raker.
Rake first in one direction and then at the next
occasion at right angles. Initially, this may make
the grass look bare and straggly but it will
rapidly recover.
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Care and maintenance
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Warning! Do not use an extension cable
which shows signs of damage. Fit a new
cable completely - do not make any
permanent or temporary repairs.
• Always keep your raker clean and free
from grass cuttings, especially the motor
vents on the side of your raker body.
• Check all electrical cables at regular
intervals, looking for signs of wear,
abrasion or other damage.
• At the end of each raking session we
recommend that the build up of grass on
the tine assembly is removed using a
blunt scraper.
• Clean all plastic components with a
damp cloth and all metal components
with a soft, dry cloth.
Caution: Do not use solvents or cleaning
fluids as these may damage the plastic
components of your raker.
Fault finding
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If your raker does not operate correctly, use
the following table to locate the problem.
Warning! Always disconnect your raker from
the electrical supply before carrying out any
inspection.
Symptoms
Possible cause
Motor buzzes Tine assembly
but the tine
jammed.
assembly does
not move.
No noise and Faulty electrical
tine assembly connection.
does not move.
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Remedy
Disconnect from
the electrical
supply.
Remove the
obstruction from
the tine assembly.
Disconnect from
the electrical
supply.
Plug your raker
into an alternative
electrical supply.
Re-tighten and
check all the
electrical
connections in the
extension cables.
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Black & Decker provides a facility for
recycling Black & Decker products once
they have reached the end of their working
life. This service is provided free of charge.
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.
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 ensure
minimum inconvenience to the customer unless:
• The product has been used for trade,
professional or hire purposes;
• The product has been subjected to misuse or
neglect;
• The product has sustained damage through
foreign objects, substances or accidents;
• 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
after-sales service and contacts are available on the
Internet at: www.2helpU.com.
OTHER OUTDOOR TOOLS
Black & Decker has a full range of outdoor power
tools that make life in the garden easy. If you would
like further information on the following products,
please contact our Service and Information Centre
(see the address page towards the end of this
manual) or your local Black & Decker retailer.
String trimmers
Chainsaws
Cordless shear
Hedgetrimmers
Lawnmowers
Lawnrakers
Leafbusters
Shredders
Not all products are available in all countries.
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EC Declaration of conformity
GD200
Black & Decker declares that these tools
conform to:
98/37/EC, 89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC,
EN 55014, EN 55104, EN 60335,
2000/14/EC, Scarifier ≤ 400 W, Annex V
Level of sound pressure, measured according to
2000/14/EC:
LpA (sound pressure)
dB(A)
76
LWA (acoustic power)
dB(A)
90
LWA (guaranteed)
dB(A)
93
Hand/arm weighted vibration value according to
EN 50144: < 2.5 m/s2
Brian Cooke
Director of Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
1-12-2001
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Physical address:
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Eastgate, ext. 12, Sandton, Kramerville 2148
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Helpline 01753 574277
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