Black & Decker | GW2200-XE | Instruction manual | Black & Decker GW2200-XE Instruction manual
New Zealand
(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your Black & Decker blower vac has been designed for leaf
clearing. This appliance is intended for consumer and outdoor
use only.
General appliance safety warnings
Warning! When using mains-powered/cordless
appliances, basic safety precautions, including the
following, should always be followed to reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury and
material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before using the
appliance, be familiar with the controls and the proper use
of the appliance.
u The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
any accessory or attachment or the performance of any
operation with this appliance other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a
risk of personal injury.
The term "appliance" in all of the warnings listed below refers
to your mains operated (corded) appliance or battery operated
(cordless) appliance.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
Using your appliance
Always take care when using the appliance.
Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark
areas invite accidents.
u Only use the appliance in daylight or good artificial light.
u Do not operate your appliance in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or
u Never allow children or people unfamiliar with the
instructions to use the appliance, local regulations may
restrict the age of the operator.
u Do not allow children or animals to come near the work
area or touch the appliance supply cord.
u Keep children, bystanders and animals away while
operating an appliance. Distractions can cause you to lose
u The appliance is not to be used as a toy.
u Do not immerse the appliance in water.
u Do not open body casing. There are no userserviceable
parts inside.
Personal safety
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating an appliance. Do not use an
appliance while you are tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention
while operating an appliance may result in serious
personal injury.
u Where required, use personal protective equipment.
Protective equipment such as eye protection, dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal
u Prevent unintentional starting. Make sure that the switch is
in the off-position before connecting to a power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the appliance.
Carrying appliances with your finger on the switch or
energising appliances that have the switch on invites
u Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all
times. This enables better control of the appliance in
unexpected situations.
u Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
Appliance use and care
Before use, check the appliance for damaged or defective
parts. Check for breakage of parts, damage to switches
and any other conditions that may affect its operation.
u Do not use the appliance if the switch does not turn it on
and off. Any appliance that cannot be controlled with the
switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
u Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the
battery pack from the appliance before making any
adjustments, changing accessories, or storing appliances.
Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of
starting the appliance accidentally.
u Where applicable, keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges
are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
u Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or
u Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent.
u Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those specified in this manual.
Electrical safety
Appliance plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the
plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
earthed (grounded) appliance. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
u Do not expose appliance to rain or wet conditions. Water
entering a appliance will increase the risk of electric
u Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the appliance. Keep cord away from
heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or
entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
When operating an appliance outdoors, use an extension
cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for
outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
If operating an appliance in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a Residual Current Device (RCD)
protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock.
After Use
When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry,
well ventilated place out of the reach of children.
Children should not have access to stored appliances.
When the appliance is stored or transported in a vehicle it
should be placed in the boot or restrained to prevent
movement following sudden changes in speed or
Have your appliance serviced by a qualified repair person
using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure
that the safety of the appliance is maintained.
The tool always is supplied via residual current device with
a rated residual current of 30 mA or less.
Additional Safety instructions for blow vacs
Always be sure of your footing, particularly on slopes. Do
not overreach and keep your balance at all times.
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.
The operator or user is responsible for accidents or
hazards occurring to other people or their property.
Do not carry the appliance by the cable.
Always direct the cable to the rear away from the
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.
Do not use solvents or cleaning fluids to clean your
product. Use a blunt scraper to remove grass and dirt.
Check the collection bag frequently for wear or
Replacement fans are available from a Black & Decker
service agent. Use on Black & Decker recommended
spare parts and accessories.
Keep all nuts bolts and screws tight to make sure that the
appliance is in a safe working condition.
The intended use is described in this manual. The use of any
accessory or attachment or performance of any operation with
this appliance other than those recommended in this
instruction manual ca present a risk of personal injury and/or
damage to property.
Safety of others
To protect your feet and legs while operating the
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
appliance, always wear heavy duty footwear and long
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
Do not use in vacuum mode without the vacuum tubes
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
and collection bag in place.
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
Always switch off your product, allow the fan to stop and
for their safety.
remove the plug from the socket when:
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
- Changing from blower to vacuum.
play with the appliance.
- The supply cable has become damaged or
Electrical safety
- You leave your product unattended.
- Clearing a blockage.
This appliance is double insulated; therefore no
- Checking, adjusting, cleaning or working on
earth wire is required. Always check that the power
your product.
supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating
- If the appliance starts to vibrate abnormally.
Do not place the inlet or outlet of the vacuum near eyes or
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
ears when operating. Never blow debris in the direction of
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Do not use in the rain or leave outdoors while it is raining.
Electric safety can be further improved by using a
Do not cross gravel paths or roads whilst your product is
highsensitivity 30 mA Residual Current Device (RCD).
switched on during blow/vac mode. Walk, never run.
Do not place your unit down on gravel while it is switched on.
(Original instructions)
Using an extension cable
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.
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.)
Labels on Appliance
The following pictograms are shown on the tool:
Warning! Read the manual prior to operation.
Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating this
Wear suitable ear protection when operating this
Do not expose the tool to rain or high humidity or
leave outdoors while it is raining..
Switch off: remove plug from mains before cleaning
or maintenance.
Keep bystanders away.
1. On/off switch
2. Cable restraint
3. Collection bag
4. Blow clamshell
5. Blow tube
6. Scraper
7. Vacuum tube - lower
8. Vacuum tube - upper
9. Release button
10. Powerhead
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the
appliance is switched off and unplugged.
Warning! Always wear protective gloves when
working with your blow vac.
Vacuum tube assembly (fig. A)
The vacuum tubes must be assembled together before use.
Warning! Do not operate the appliance with the vacuum tubes
u To ease assembly, apply a soapy water solution to the
joint area.
u Align the notches (11) and the triangles (12) on the upper
(8) and lower (7) vacuum tubes.
u Push the lower vacuum tube (7) firmly into the upper
vacuum tube (8) until the triangles click into place.
Warning! Do not separate the tubes once assembled.
Blow tube assembly (fig. B)
The blow tube (5) must be assembled to the blow clamshell
(4) before use.
u Align the circles (13) on the blow clamshell (4) and the
blow tube (5).
u Push the blow tube (5) firmly onto the blow clamshell (4)
until the circles (13) click into place.
Warning! Do not separate the tubes once assembled.
Switching on and off (fig. C)
Warning! Use both hands to grip the product firmly when
switching on.
u To switch the appliance on, slide the on/off switch (1.1)
(Original instructions)
To switch the appliance off, slide the on/off switch (1.2)
Cable restraint (fig. D)
A cable restraint (2) is incorporated into the rear of the
u Loop the cable (14) through the cable restraint (2).
Using your product
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. E and F)
Attach the blow clamshell (4) and blow tube (5) to the
powerhead (10) (Fig. E) by locating the blower clamshell
(4) as indicated by the arrow, then pivot about this point
and press the release button (9) until the catch (16) is fully
u Hold the blow tube approximately 180 mm 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. F).
u 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. E)
u To disconnect the blow clamshell (4) or vacuum tube (8)
from the powerhead (10), press the release button (9),
making sure that the tube does not fall to the ground.
u The release button (9) will not operate if the on/off switch
(1) is in the on position.
Vacuum mode (fig. G - I)
Note: For vacuuming/shredding, the collection bag (3) must
be fitted.
u Attach the collection bag (3) to the vacuum outlet (17)
using the bayonet fitting, (fig. G).
u Attach the vacuum assembly and tube to the powerhead
(10) by locating the assembly as indicated by the arrow,
then pivot about this point and press the release button (9)
until the catch (16) is fully engaged.
u Place the strap (11) from the collection bag over your
should (fig. I) this will support the additional weight as the
collection bag fills.
u Position the vacuum tube slightly above the debris/leaves.
Switch on the appliance and use a sweeping motion; the
debris/leaves will be sucked up the tube, shredded and
thrown into the collection bag (fig. I).
For stubborn debris/leaves your vacuum tube is fitted with
a scraper (6). Use the scraper to loosen the debris and
continue to vacuum as normal.
u As the bag fills, the power of the suction will decrease,
switch off the appliance and unplug from the mains power
u Unzip the bag to empty the contents before continuing to
Warning! Warning! Never remove the collection bag without
first turning off and unplugging the appliance.
Note: If the suction decreases and the bag is not full, the
vacuum tube is probably clogged with debris. Turn off and
unplug the vacuum and clear the tube before continuing.
Possible sollution
Failure to operate
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
If the fuse continues to blow immediately disconnect from the
mains power supply and consult
your local Black & Decker
authorised repair agent.
Poor vacuum/high
pitched whine
Switch off - disconnect from the
mains power supply, debris
should fall clear of the tube.
Remove and empty the collection
Check that both the inlet and exit
ports on the vacuum tube are
Remove any debris from the fan
If poor vacuuming continues immediately disconnect from the
mains power supply and consult
your local Black & Decker
authorised repair agent.
(Original instructions)
Possible sollution
Poor shredding
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
If the fan is cracked or damaged,
do not use - consult your local
Black & Decker authorised repair
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 appliance clean and dry.
u Remove any leaves stuck to the inside of the vacuum
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots with a clean, dry paint
u Regularly clean the collection bag and ensure that it is
clean and empty after each use..
u 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.
u Self lubricating bearings are used in your product,
therefore lubrication is not required.
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
u 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.
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
Weight (blower)
Weight (Vacuum)
Typ. 1
Hand/Arm weighted vibration value according to EN 60745:
Vibration emission value (ah) 7.4 m/s2, uncertainty (K) 1.5 m/s2
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offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement is
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The guarantee is valid within the territories of the Member
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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
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:
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