Black & Decker GS2400 User manual

(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your Black & Decker garden shredder GS2400 has been
designed for shredding most kitchen and garden waste,
including prunings, hedge trimmings, twigs and other organic
garden waste as well as paper and cardboard. The shredded
waste is ideal for composting purposes or to obtain a smaller
volume of waste for easy disposal.
This garden shredder is intended for consumer use only. It is
intended for intermittent use: the recommended material feed
time is 40% of the total run time of the shredder. Selecting
and picking up the material will normally provide a sufficient
idle time.
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,
personal injury and material damage.
u Read all of this manual carefully before operating the
u Retain this manual for future reference.
u Remove the plug from the socket before carrying out any
adjustment, servicing or maintenance.
Never allow children or persons who are unfamiliar with
this type of appliance to use it, nor anyone who has not
read this user manual.
u Remember that the operator is responsible for accidents
or hazards occurring to other people or their property.
Do not operate this equipment in the vicinity of
u Only operate the appliance in open space (e.g. not close
to a wall or other fixed objects) and on a firm, level surface.
u Wear safety glasses at all times while operating the
u Hearing protection should be worn whenever the sound
level seems uncomfortable.
u Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery, as these can be
caught in moving parts. Preferably wear rubber gloves
and non-slip footwear when working outdoors. Wear
protective hair covering to keep long hair out of the way.
u Do not expose the appliance to rain. Do not use the
appliance where there is a risk of causing fire or
explosion, e.g. in the presence of flammable liquids and
u Do not operate the appliance on a paved or gravel
surface where ejected material could cause injury.
To prevent damage to the cutting gear, remove earth from
roots. Do not attempt to shred bones, stone, glass, metal,
plastics or rags.
u Before use, carefully check the appliance and mains cable
for damage. 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. Ensure that the appliance will operate properly
and perform its intended function. 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.
u Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent. Never attempt any repairs
u If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified
person in order to avoid a hazard. Replace damaged or
unreadable labels.
Safety of others
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.
u Children must be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
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.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks can not be avoided. These include:
u Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving
u Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or
u Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When
using any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take
regular breaks.
u Impairment of hearing.
u Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed
when using your tool (example:- working with wood,
especially oak, beech and MDF.)
Guard against electric shock
The appliance must be connected to a socket or extension
cable containing an earth connection.
u Electric safety can be further improved by using a highsensitivity (30 mA / 30 mS) residual current device (RCD).
Your appliance is designed for use on AC (mains)
electrical supplies only. Do not attempt to use it on any
other supply.
Extension cables
When using the appliance outdoors, only use extension
cables intended for outdoor use.
u Up to 25 m 1.5 mm 3-core extension cable can be used
without loss of power.
Mains supply
The product meets the technical requirements of
EN 61000-3-11. This equipment is subject to conditional
connection and the user, in consultation with the supply
authority if necessary, shall be instructed to connect it only to
a supply of impedance 0.087 + j0.087 Ohm or less.
Before starting the appliance, look into the feeding
chamber to make certain that it is empty.
u Keep your face and body away from the feed intake
opening, long branches may lash out when being pulled in
by the cutting gear. Do not allow hands or any other part
of the body or clothing inside the feeding chamber,
discharge chute, or near any moving part.
u Keep proper balance and footing at all times. Do not
overreach. Never stand at a higher level than the base of
the appliance when feeding material into it.
u Always stand clear of the discharge zone when operating
this appliance.
u When feeding material into the appliance be extremely
careful that pieces of metal, rocks, bottles, cans or other
foreign objects are not included.
u If the cutting mechanism strikes any foreign objects or if
the appliance starts making any unusual noise or
vibration, turn the appliance off, remove the plug from the
mains and allow the appliance to stop.
- Inspect the appliance for damage.
- Check for and tighten any loose parts.
- Have any damaged parts replaced or repaired with
original parts by an authorised repair agent.
u Do not allow processed material to build up in the
discharge zone; this may prevent proper discharge and
can result in kickback of material through the feed intake
u If the appliance becomes clogged, turn the appliance off,
remove the plug from the mains and allow the appliance to
stop before clearing debris.
u Keep all guards and deflectors in place and in good
working condition.
u Do not transport or tilt the appliance whilst in operation.
u Do not leave the appliance unattended. Whenever you
leave the work area, turn the appliance off, remove the
plug from the mains and allow the appliance to stop.
Children must be supervised to ensure they do not play
with the appliance.
u Do not tilt the appliance while the power source is running.
Maintenance and storage
When the appliance is stopped for servicing, inspection, or
storage, or to change an accessory, turn the appliance off
and remove the plug from the mains. Make sure that all
moving parts have come to a complete stop before
making any inspections, adjustments, etc.
u Store the appliance in a dry and locked location.
Children should not have access to stored appliances.
The following warning symbols are found on the appliance:
t Read the manual prior to operation.
Danger - rotating blades. Keep hands and feet out of
Do not use the tool in wet conditions of expose it to
Always wear eye protection.
Before performing any maintenance, switch off and
unplug the appliance.
Keep bystanders away.
Always wear safety glasses, ear protection and a
Wear gloves when operating this tool.
Electrical safety
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.
1. On/off switch
2. Direction selector
3. Overload protection button
4. Funnel
5. Stand
6. Collection bag
7. Adjustment knob
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged.
Assembling the stand (fig. A1 - A3)
Warning! Seek assistance when fitting the stand.
The appliance is too heavy to be handled by one person.
u Turn the appliance upside down and place it on the floor.
u Align the holes in the support legs with those in the
appliance. Match the leg mark with the mark on the
- Left leg nozzle mark "L".
- Right leg nozzle mark "R".
u Secure the legs on the appliance using the Allen screws (13),
the spring washers (14) and the saddle washers (15) as
shown (fig. A1).
u Slide the end frame (8) over the right leg (10) and left leg (9).
u Secure the end frame using the screw (11) and the lock
washer (12).
u Align the holes in the wheel shaft (16) with those in the
stand (fig. A2).
u Secure the wheel shaft with the saddle washers (15),
spring washers (14) and the Allen screws (13) as shown.
Fitting the wheels (fig. A3)
u Fit the wheel (17) on the wheel shaft (16).
u Secure the wheel with the flat washer (18), the spring
washer (14) and the Allen screw (19).
u Fit the wheel cover (20) by clicking it on the wheel.
u Repeat the above procedure for the other wheel.
Fitting the collection bag (fig. B)
Place the collection bag (6) under the outlet opening as
u Fit the handles of the collection bag over the hooks (21).
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
u Do not switch the appliance off before it is completely
empty, as it may clog and be difficult to restart.
u Remove soil and stones from plant roots before shredding.
u Firmly hold branches when feeding them into the shredder.
Switching on and off (fig. C)
Switching on
u Set the direction selector (2) to left position.
u Press the I button of the on/off switch.
Switching off
u Press the O button of the on/off switch.
Warning! Do not operate the direction selector/switches in
sequence using abrupt motions. Sudden switching may
generate current spikes potentially damaging the shredder.
Clearing a blockage (fig. C)
If the appliance becomes jammed by branches which are too
thick or hard, or foreign bodies, the shredder will most of the
time release itself automatically. The rotating direction will
automatically reverse thereby releasing the material back
through the top. To return the rotation back to normal, proceed
as follows:
u Switch off and wait until the cutting blade has stopped
u Switch on again with and the appliance will be back to
forward rotation.
When the material is jammed:
u Switch the appliance off.
u Set the direction selector (2) to the right position.
u Press the I button until the blockage is removed.
Warning! Branches may be ejected from the inlet funnel when
the appliance is running in reverse.
If the blockage has not cleared:
u Switch off and unplug the appliance.
u Use a piece of wood to loosen the debris within the cutting
u Replace the plug in the mains socket and operate the
appliance as described above to remove any debris.
Warning! Always switch off and unplug the appliance when
removing a blockage. Do not attempt to remove blockages by
hand through the inlet funnel or outlet opening. Keep your
hands clear of the cutting chamber.
Hints for optimum use
Shred dry materials last, as this will help to clear moist
material from the shredder.
u Do not allow material to pile up and compost prior to
u You may feed shreddings into the shredder for a second
time to further reduce their volume.
u Refer to the chart at the end of this text.
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.
u Keep the unit clean and dry.
u Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your appliance
using a soft brush or dry cloth.
Adjusting the cutter plate
The cutter plate needs to be adjusted if the appliance fails to
shred material.
u Turn the adjustment knob (7) clockwise half a turn into the
cutting position to cut through light material completely.
u Turn the adjustment knob counter-clockwise half a turn
into the crushing position to shred heavy materials.
The materials may need to be put through the appliance
twice to crush the material before cutting it completely.
u Make sure the cutting blade does not touch the anvil blade
to avoid damage to the appliance.
When the shredded material starts to hang like a chain as
shown in fig. D, adjust as follows:
u Switch the appliance on.
u Turn very slowly and slightly the adjustment knob (7)
clockwise until you hear a light grinding sound or a small
amount of aluminium shavings will fall out of the discharge
chute. The shredded material will now be separated as
shown in fig. E.
Warning! Ensure the appliance is switched on and working in
normal forward direction. Adjusting the cutter plate while the
appliance is switched off can lead to serious damage of the
Overload protection (fig. C)
This appliance has an overload protection. If the appliance
becomes blocked and the motor stalls, the power will
automatically be switched off.
u Wait for about 5 minutes for the protection to reset.
u Disconnect the appliance from the mains supply.
u Clear the blockage as described above.
u Connect the appliance to the mains supply.
u Press the overload protection button (3).
u Switch the appliance on.
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
u Safely dispose of the old plug.
u Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new plug.
u Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
u Connect the green/yellow lead to the earth terminal.
Warning! 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.
Re-use 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
Technical data
Power input
Motor duty class
at 2,400 W
at 2,000 W
No-load speed
Max cutting diameter
GS2400 Type 1
Motor duty class: S6-40% indicates a load profile of 4 min load and
6 min idle time.
Max cutting diameter: 40 mm.
EC declaration of conformity
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN 60335
2000/14/EC, Shredder, Annex V
Level of sound power according to 2000/14/EC
(Article 13):
Sound pressure (LpA) 91 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
Sound power (LWA) 93 dB(A), uncertainty (K) 3 dB(A)
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
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