Black & Decker GW200 User manual

GW200
GW225
GW250
GW254
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Copyright Black & Decker
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GW200/225/250/254
User manual
Congratulations!
On purchasing the Black & Decker system which will
assure you of problem free leaf clearing.
GW200 - Mastervac
Vacuuming ✔ Shredding ✔
GW225
Vacuuming ✔ Shredding ✔ Variable blow speed ✔
GW250 - Mastervac 123
Vacuuming ✔ Shredding ✔ Variable blow speed ✔
GW254
Vacuuming ✔
Shredding ✔ Flexible blow tube ✔
Your product has many features designed for your
benefit, including:
• Powerful motor that blows air and will vacuum/
mulch.
• Unique 5 blade fan that will shred leaves into
small debris in a 7 to 1 ratio.
• Unique blow speed adjuster on blow tube
varying blow speed (GW250, GW225).
• Unique flexible tube blower allowing greater
comfort and control (GW254).
• Ergonomic design improves comfort and ease
of use.
• Large aperture vacuuming tube to maximise the
intake of leaves.
• 35 litre collection bag.
Description (Fig. A)
A
Following is a list of parts that will be
mentioned in this user manual and are
shown in the diagrams:
GW200
1. Powerhead
2. On/off switch
3. Release button
4. Vacuum tube - upper
5. Vacuum tube - lower
9. Carrying strap
10. Collection bag
11. Cable restraint
GW225
1. Powerhead
2. On/off switch
3. Release button
4. Vacuum tube - upper
5. Vacuum tube - lower
6. Blow tube - upper
7. Blow tube - lower
8. Blow control
11. Cable restraint
12. Collection bag
GW250
1. Powerhead
2. On/off switch
3. Release button
4. Vacuum tube - upper
5. Vacuum tube - lower
6. Blow tube - upper
7. Blow tube - lower
8. Blow control
9. Carrying strap
10. Collection bag
11. Cable restraint
GW254 (see also fig. B3)
1. Powerhead
2. On/off switch
3. Release button
4. Vacuum tube - upper
5. Vacuum tube - lower
6. Blow tube - upper
9. Carrying strap
10. Collection bag
11. Cable restraint
13. Blow tube - middle
14. Blow tube - lower
15. Lock button
16. Blow tube - flexi-piece
Know your product
Read this manual carefully, observing all
recommended safety precautions before,
during and after using your product.
Maintain your product in good working order.
Familiarise yourself with the controls on
your product before attempting to operate
it, but above all, be sure you know how to
stop the product in an emergency.
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Retain this manual and all other literature
supplied for future reference.
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Safety instructions
6m
360˚
Training
• Safe working distance whilst in blow mode.
• Never allow children or persons who
are unfamiliar with this type of product
to use it, nor anyone who has not read
this manual.
• Do not allow children, animals or other
persons near your product when in use always keep them at least 6m (20ft) away
from the working area.
• Remember that the operator/user is
responsible for accidents or hazards
occurring to other people or their property.
• Your product is designed for use on AC
(mains) electrical supplies only - do not
attempt to use on any other supply.
• Plug your product into a power point never a lighting socket. The recommended
fuse is 13 amp (UK only).
• Never carry your product by the cable
or jerk the cable. 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
• Do not operate your product barefoot
or in open sandals.
• 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.
• Use protective equipment. Wear safety
spectacles or goggles whilst operating
your product in blow mode.
• Use a face mask if dusty.
• Use ear protection if the sound level
seems uncomfortable when using your
product.
• Wear long trousers to protect your legs.
Warning! Secure long hair so it is above
shoulder length. Keep loose clothing, ties,
tassels and hanging straps away from
openings and moving parts.
• The power supply cable should be
regularly inspected for signs of damage
or ageing, and only used if in good
condition.
• 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.
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.
Do not allow the unit to be used by
persons under the age of 16 or other
persons who have not read this user
manual. You are responsible if there is
an accident.
Operation
• Do not use in vacuum mode without
the vacuum tubes and collection bag in
place.
Always switch off and remove the plug
from the electrical supply when:
• Changing from blower to vacuum.
• The supply cable has become
damaged or entangled.
• You leave your product.
• Clearing a blockage.
• Checking, adjusting, cleaning or
working on your product.
• Do not place the inlet or outlet of the
vacuum near eyes or ears when operating.
• Do not use your product in the rain and
do not allow it to get wet. Avoid using
the product in wet conditions.
• Use your product only in daylight or
good artificial light.
• Do not cross gravel paths or roads
whilst your product is switched on
during blow/vac mode.
• Always be sure of your footing,
particularly on slopes.
• 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.
• 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.
Maintenance and storage
• Store your product in a dry place when
not in use, out of the reach of children.
• Do not use solvents or cleaning fluids to
clean your product - use a blunt
scraper to remove grass and dirt.
Always disconnect from the electrical
supply before cleaning.
• Do not operate your product if any
parts are defective; discard all defective
parts and fit new parts before use.
• Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to
be sure your product is in a safe
working condition.
• Use only Black & Decker recommended
replacement parts and accessories.
• Replacement fans are available from a
Black & Decker service agent.
Warning! If the supply cord is damaged, it
must be replaced by a special cord or
assembly available from an authorised repair
agent (Black & Decker part number:
372832-01 - UK only and part number:
370017-04 - Australia and New Zealand only).
The Black & Decker policy is one of continuous
improvement to their product and as such they
reserve the right to change product specification
without prior notice.
Double insulation
Your product 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 product earthed.
Electrical safety (UK only)
Your product should always be switched off at the
mains before disconnecting any plug and socket
connector or extension cables.
Fuse replacement
If your product is supplied with cable, fitted with a
non-re-wireable plug:
• The plug is fitted with a 13 amp fuse which is
the recommended fuse for your product.
• 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.
ENGLISH
Note: Fuses do not give personal protection
against electric shock.
Plug replacement
Disconnect the plug from the supply.
AC only
Cut off the plug and dispose of 230/240V
immediately.
Insertion of a detached plug into a 13 amp
socket outlet may result in electric shock.
• Only fit BS1363A approved plugs fitted with the
correctly rated fuse.
• 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 above). 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.
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Fit a BS1363A
approved
resilient plug
Fit the recommended
fuse approved
to BS1362
Connect blue
to N (neutral)
Connect brown
to L (live)
Make sure that the
outer sheath of the
230 volts AC only
cable is held firmly
Never use a light
by the clamp
socket
Warning! Never connect live or neutral
wires to the earth pin marked “E” or
.
Note: Do not wire an extension cable directly into
your machine yourself. Instead, take your product to
your nearest Black & Decker authorised repair 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 the machine 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.
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Warning! The use of an RCD or other
circuit breaker unit does not release the
operator of your product from the safety
instructions and safe working practices
given in this manual.
Carrying strap assembly (GW254)
(Fig. B5 & B6)
For use in flexi-blow or vacuum mode.
• Fit the small loop over the T-handle.
• Adjust the large loop to suit the user.
• The unit can now be hung over the
shoulder and handled as shown.
Assembly prior to use (Fig. B & F)
B
Vacuum tube assembly (Fig. B1)
• Vacuum tubes must be assembled
together before use.
• To ease assembly apply soapy water
solution to joint area.
• Align location ribs on upper (4) and lower
(5) tubes.
• Push both parts firmly together until clip
is engaged, as per moulded detail.
(Never operate apart).
• In the interests of safety, it is not
intended for the tubes to be separated
once assembled.
Blow tube assembly (Fig. B2)
• Blow tubes must be assembled
together before use.
• To ease assembly, apply a soapy water
solution to the joint area.
• Align location ribs on the upper (6) and
the lower (7) tubes.
• Push both parts firmly together until the
clip is engaged (never operate apart).
• In the interests of safety, it is not
intended for the tubes to be separated
once assembled.
Blow tube assembly (GW254) (Fig. B3)
• Fit the lower tube (14) over the middle
tube (13), until the lock button (15)
clicks in place.
• Align the cross mark on the assembled
blow tube with the cross mark on the
upper blow tube (6).
• Insert the assembled blow tube into the
upper blow tube and turn it to lock it in
place.
• Alternatively, the flexi-piece (16) can be
fitted between the upper blow tube and
the assembled blow tube. With the
flexi-piece, the unit can be handled
more easily and with greater control.
Carrying strap assembly (GW250)
(Fig. B4)
• Fit the carrying strap to the powerhead,
if required, and adjust to suit the user.
Warning! The shoulder strap should only
be used during vacuum mode. Never use
the strap during blow mode.
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F
Collection bag (GW225) (Fig. F8)
• Attach the collection bag to the vacuum
outlet using the bayonet fitting.
On/off switch (Fig. C)
• The on/off switch (2) is located on the
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handle of the powerhead.
To switch your product on, push the
switch forward.
The switch will not operate if the release
button (3) is depressed.
To switch off, push the switch to the rear.
Cable restraint (Fig. D)
• A cable restraint is incorporated into the
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rear of the powerhead.
To fix cable, form a loop in the cable and
insert as shown.
Using your product (Fig. E)
When using as a blower or vacuum, always
wear safety glasses. If using in dusty
conditions, wear a filter mask as well.
E
Blow mode (GW250/GW254)
• Ensure your product is switched off and
disconnected from the mains power
supply.
• Attach the blow tube (6) to the
powerhead (1) (Fig. E1) by locating the
tube as shown, then pivot about this
point until the locking/release catch is
fully engaged (Fig. E2).
• Hold the blow tube approximately
180mm (7”) above the ground, switch
your product on and using a sweeping
motion from side to side, advance
slowly keeping the accumulated debris/
leaves in front of you (Fig. E4).
Blow control (GW225/GW250) (Fig. E5)
• Position A - Maximum blow speed.
• Position B - Blow control can be varied
between positions A and C. To do this,
depress the latch as shown and slide the
control forward/backward to obtain
desired airspeed, then release the latch
to lock.
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Removing blow/vacuum tube (Fig. F)
• Switch off your product and disconnect
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Position C - Minimum blow speed.
Once you have blown the debris/leaves
into a pile, you can convert to vacuum
mode to collect the debris.
from the mains power supply. (If in vac
mode, remove the bag).
To disconnect the tube from the
powerhead, depress the release button
as shown (Fig. F1), ensuring the tube
does not fall to the ground.
The release button will not depress if on/
off switch is in the forward “on” position.
Fitting of the blower vac wheel
(Fig. G) (K models only)
• Disconnect your product from the
G
electricity supply before fitting the
wheel.
Note: To be used in the vac mode only.
• Locate the wheel onto the vac tube.
Fault finding
Vacuum mode (Fig. E & F)
• Ensure your product is switched off and
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disconnected from the mains power
supply.
Attach the vacuum tube in the same
way as stated previously for the GW250
blow mode (Fig. E1 & Fig. E3).
To fit the bag assembly to your product:
• Align the notches on the bag fitting with
the recesses on the vacuum outlet
(fig. F2).
• Slide the bag fitting onto the vacuum
outlet and tighten the fitting (fig. F3).
• Locate the front of the collection bag
into the clip on the underside of the
vacuum tube (Fig. F4).
• Using the nylon band locate the rear
of the collection bag over the lip
positioned at the rear of the powerhead
(Fig. F5 & Fig. F6).
• Ensure the bag zip is closed before
operation (Fig. F5).
• Position the tube slightly above the
debris/leaves. Switch your product on,
then using a sweeping motion the
debris/leaves will be sucked up the
tube, shredded and thrown into the
collection bag (Fig. F7).
• As the bag fills the power of the suction
will decrease, switch off your product
and unplug from the mains power supply.
• To remove the bag, unclip it using the
nylon handle as shown (fig. F6) and
loosen the fitting. Unzip the bag and
empty it before continuing (fig. F9).
Disconnect from the mains power supply
before attempting any maintenance.
Failure to operate (1) Check the connection to the
power supply.
(2) Check the fuse in the plug, if
blown, replace (UK only).
(3) Check that the blow/vacuum
tube assembly is correctly fitted
to the powerhead.
(4) If the fuse continues to blow immediately disconnect from the
mains power supply and consult
your local Black & Decker
authorised repair agent.
Poor vacuum/
(1) Switch off - disconnect from
high pitched whine the mains power supply, debris
should fall clear of the tube.
(2) Remove and empty the
collection bag.
(3) Check that both the inlet and
exit ports on the vacuum tube
are clear.
(4) Remove any debris from the
fan area.
(5) If poor vacuuming continues immediately disconnect from the
mains power supply and consult
your local Black & Decker
authorised repair agent.
Poor shredding (1) Switch off - disconnect from
the mains power supply and
remove the collection bag.
(2) Remove the vacuum tube
and inspect the fan.
(3) Clean any debris from the fan
blades.
(4) If the fan is cracked or
damaged, do not use - consult
your local Black & Decker
authorised repair agent.
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Cleaning your product
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Disconnect from the mains power supply
before any cleaning or maintenance is
carried out. Keep your product dry.
Under no circumstances spray with water.
Clean your product regularly.
Remove any leaves stuck to the inside of the
vacuum tube.
Plastic parts may be cleaned using a mild soap
and a cloth dampened with hot water.
Do not use any type of detergent, cleaner
or solvent which may contain chemicals
that could seriously damage the plastic.
Self lubricating bearings are used in your
product, therefore lubrication is not required.
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;
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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
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.
EC Declaration of conformity
ENGLISH
GW200/GW225/GW250/GW254
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, Leaf blower/collector ≤ 9.5 m3/min,
Annex V
Level of sound pressure, measured according to
2000/14/EC:
LpA (sound pressure)
dB(A)
90
LWA (acoustic power)
dB(A)
103
LWA (guaranteed)
dB(A)
105
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
22-05-2002
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Australia
DEWALT Industrial Power Tool Company
7 Clarice Road
Box Hill, Victoria 3128
Tel. 03 9895 9200
Fax 03 9899 7465
New Zealand
Black & Decker
81 Hugo Johnson Drive
Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel. 09 579 7600
Fax 09 579 8200
South Africa
Black & Decker South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Physical address:
39 Commerce Crescent
Eastgate, ext. 12, Sandton, Kramerville 2148
Postal address:
Postnet Suite 107, Private Bag X65
Halfway House 1685
Tel. (011) 653-1400
Fax (011) 653-1499
United Kingdom
Black & Decker
210 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
Tel. 01753 511234
Fax 01753 551155
Helpline 01753 574277
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