Fantom Vacuum CW233H Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Commercial Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vacuum
OWNER’S MANUAL
Model CW233H
120V., 60Hz., 8.3 Amps
FANTOM
94 Main Mill Street, Door 16
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel. :1 (800) 275-9251
FOR HOUSEHOLD OR COMMERCIAL USE
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your Wet/Dry Vacuum, basic safety precautions should always be observed, including the following:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
• Do not leave the vacuum plugged in when
unattended. Unplug the electrical cord when not
in use and before servicing.
• Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used by or near children, pets or
plants.
• Use only as described in this manual. Use only
manufacturer’s recommended accessories.
• Do not pull cord, use cord as a handle, close a
door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges
or corners.
• Do not run unit over power cord. Keep cord away
from heated surfaces.
• Use only extension cords UL-rated or cUL at 15
amperes. Extension cords rated for less amperage
may overheat. Care should be taken to arrange the
cord so that the cord cannot be pulled or tripped over.
• Turn off unit before unplugging from electrical outlet.
• Do not handle plug or vacuum with wet hands or
operate without shoes.
• Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use
with any opening blocked. Keep free of dust, lint, hair
and anything else that may reduce air flow.
• Store your appliance indoors in a cool, dry area.
• Keep your work area well lit.
• Do not immerse the vacuum into water or other
liquids.
• Keep end of hose, wands and other openings away
from your face and body.
• Using improper voltage may result in damage to the
motor and possible injury to the user. Correct voltage
is listed on rating label.
1. Read all instructions before using your vacuum.
2. Use the vacuum only for its intended use.
3. To protect against a risk of electric shock, do not
immerse any part of the vacuum in water or other
liquids.
4. Never yank cord to disconnect from outlet; instead,
grasp plug and pull to disconnect.
5. Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces.
6. Do not run appliance over cord.
7. Do not operate the vacuum with a damaged cord or
plug, or if the appliance or any other part of the
vacuum has been dropped or damaged. To avoid
the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble or
attempt to repair the vacuum. Return the vacuum to
FANTOM (see warranty) for examination and
repair. Incorrect re-assembly or repair can cause a
risk of electrical shock or injury to persons when
the vacuum is used.
8. Close supervision is necessary for any appliance
being used by or near children. Do not leave the
vacuum unattended while connected.
9. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of
body away from any opening and moving parts.
10. Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible
liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where
they may be present.
11. Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking
such as cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.
12. Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
13. This unit should not be used to pick up liquids from
containers, sinks, tubs, etc.
14. Do not use on uneven surfaces. Do not tip/tilt unit
over when in use.
15. Intended for indoor or outdoor use and for wet pickup, but not intended to be exposed to rain.
WARNING: The power cord on this product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of
California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For Household or Commercial Use Only
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. If it should malfunction or breakdown, 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
inserted into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all
local codes and ordinances.
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.
This appliance is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit, and has a grounding attachment
plug that looks like the plug illustrated at right. Make sure that the appliance is
connected to an outlet having the same configuration as the plug. No adaptor should
be used with this appliance.
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Rev. 07/06
PARTS AND COMPONENTS
Note: Verify that all parts and components are included before assembly.
Vacuum Parts
Vacuum
1. Canister
2. Hose Intake
3. Locking Clasp
4. Canister Handle (x2)
5. Power Cord and Hose Storage
6. On/Off Power Switch
7. Flexible Hose
8. Extension Tubes (x2)
9. Crevice Tool
10. Floor to Carpet Brush
11. Squeegee Brush
12. Filter Cartridge
13. Dust Bag
14. Foam Filter
Caddy Parts
Caddy Hardware
Caddy Hardware
A. Cotter Pins (x2)
B. Flat Washers (x4)
C. Bolt / Lock Washer / Nut (x4)
D. Caddy Support Brackets (x2)
E. Bolt / Lock Washer / Nut for Caster (x2)
F. Hex. Slot Head Screw
G. Caster Assembly
H. Bracket Cover
I. Wrench
Caddy Parts
15. Caddy Handle
16. Caddy Support (Left)
17. Caddy Support (Right)
18. Rear Caddy Frame
19. Front Caddy Frame
20. Axel
21. Rear Wheels (x2)
Technical Specifications
Voltage:
120V., 60Hz.
Power:
8.3 Amps, 1000 Watts
* Illustrations may differ from actual product.
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ASSEMBLING THE CADDY
6. Repeat with the left support securing to the caddy
frame.
7. Ensure all fastenings are tight using a Phillips
screw driver (not included) and the wrench
(included).
8. Slide the axel through the holes in the rear frame.
(Fig. 4)
9. On the outside side of the axel, place a washer in
the groove nearest to the frame. (Fig. 3)
Assembling the Caddy
Your vacuum cleaner requires some assembly.
Ensure that all parts listed on the “Parts and
Components” page are included in the packaging.
Tools Required for Assembly
Phillips Screwdriver
(not included)
Wrench
(included)
1. Assemble the caddy frame first. Parts required
for this step:
- caddy support (left)
- caddy support (right)
- rear caddy frame and front caddy frame
- 4 Bolt / Lock Washer / Locking Nut (Fig. 1)
Rear Caddy
Frame
Front Caddy
Frame
Axel
Fig. 3
Flat Washer
Left
Support
Right
Support
4 Bolts
4 Lock Washers
4 Locking Nuts
10. Slide a rear wheel onto each side of the axel.
11. Place a flat washer against the outside of each
wheel onto the axel. Repeat on the opposite side
wheel.
12. Secure each wheel with a cotter pin placed in the
hole and wrapped around the axel to secure the
wheel to the axel. (Fig. 4)
Rear Caddy
Frame
Front Caddy
Frame
Notches
Open Side Up
Flat Washer
Fig. 1
2. Make sure the notches on the caddy frame
pieces are sitting open side up. Fit the front
caddy frame into the rear caddy frame. (Fig. 2)
3. Place the right support on the inside of the right
side of the caddy frame, aligning all openings.
Note: The front caddy support will have to be
squeezed to join with rear caddy support.
4. Secure the right support with bolt and lock
washer. [C]
5. On the inside place a washer onto the bolt and
fasten with locking nut [C]. (Fig. 2)
Flat Washer
Cotter Pin
Axel
Cotter Pin
Fig. 4
13. Assemble the bracket cover [I] on the caster
bracket and then use the screw [F] to fasten.
(Fig. 5)
Left Support
(inside)
Front Caddy
(center)
Rear Caddy
(outside)
Fig. 5
Fig. 2
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ASSEMBLING THE CADDY
6. To insert the caddy handle onto the right and left
caddy supports, fit the ends of the caddy handle
into the openings of the left and right caddy supports
and push down until the caddy handle clicks into
place. (Fig. 9)
Assemble the Vacuum to the Caddy
1. Make sure that the hose intake is facing forwards
and the wheels are at the rear of the unit. Using the
handles on the canister, carefully lower it onto the
frame aligning the canister edge with the notches in
the frame. (Fig. 6)
Notches on Caddy
Fig. 9
Filter Assembly
Notches
This wet/dry vacuum requires different filter assembly
for wet or dry pick-up. The filter cartridge and dust bag
are required for dry pick-up. (Fig. 10) The foam filter is
required for wet pick-up. (Fig. 11)
Notches
Fig. 6
2. To attach the canister to the handle supports, align
the canister brackets on each side of canister with
the supports. (Fig. 7)
3. With the clamp assembly tabs facing downwards,
slide a clamp assembly onto the right and left
caddy support. (Fig. 7)
Dry Pick-UP
Filter Cartridge
Clamp
Assembly
Tabs
Wet Pick-UP
Dust Bag
Foam Filter
Fig. 10
Fig. 11
For Dry Pick-Up
Warning: To reduce risk of
electric shock - unplug before
cleaning, assembly or emptying
canister.
1. To assemble the filter for
dry pick up, turn the filter
holder upside down on a
level surface. (Fig. 12)
2. Place the filter cartridge
onto the filter holder,
ensuring that the locking tab
inside the filter cartridge is
aligned with the slot on the
filter holder and turn the
locking knob until it stops.
(Fig. 13)
Important: Do not operate
the vacuum without the filter
cartridge and dust bag in
place for dry pick-up
Fig. 7
Canister Bracket
4. Place the clamp assembly tabs onto the canister
brackets on each side of the canister.
5. Tighten the clamp assembly by turning the hand nut
clockwise until it is secured on the supports. (Fig. 8)
Fig. 12
Locking
Knob
Filter
Cartridge
Hand Nut
Fig. 13
Fig. 8
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3. Place the dust bag onto the
filter cartridge, ensuring that
the elastic at the bottom of
the bag is at the bottom
of the filter. (Fig. 14)
4. Turn the filter holder over
and place in the vacuum
canister with the power
cord in the rear.
Fig. 14
Warning: Grasp the power
cord and hose storage on the filter holder to place the
assembly into the canister, as cuts may occur from
edge of filter holder.
5. Secure the filter
holder with the
three (3) locking
clasps. (Fig. 12)
3. For a longer reach you can attach the other
extension tube to the first one.
4. Attach the desired attachment for the task onto the
end of the extension tube or directly onto the
handle of the flexible hose. (Fig. 19)
Fig. 19
Operating Your Wet/Dry Vacuum
Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or explosion, do
not operate this unit in areas with flammable gases,
vapors or explosive dust in the air. Flammable gases or
vapors include but are not limited to: lighter fluid,
solvent type cleaners, oil base paints, gasoline, alcohol
or aerosol sprays. Explosive dusts include but are not
limited to; coal, magnesium, grain or gun powder. Do
not vacuum explosive dust, flammable or combustible
liquids or hot ashes. To reduce the risk of health
hazards from vapors or dusts, do not vacuum toxic
materials.
Locking
Clasp
Fig. 15
For Wet Pick-Up
Warning: To reduce risk of electric shock unplug before cleaning, assembly or emptying
canister.
1. To assemble the filter for wet pick
up, turn the filter holder upside
down on a level surface. (Fig. 12)
2. Remove the dust bag and filter
cartridge from the filter holder.
3. Place the foam filter over the
filter holder. (Fig. 16)
Important: Do not use the filter
cartridge or the dust bag for wet
Fig. 16
pick-up.
4. Ensure that the foam filter is all the way down on
the filter holder.
5. Follow the instructions from the “For Dry Pick-Up”
section to assemble the filter holder onto the
canister.
Warning: If water is seen to be coming from the
exhaust - immediately turn the unit off and unplug from
electrical outlet. Empty canister and clean.
Important: This unit is supplied with a safety feature
that will stop air flow if the tank is overfilled or tips
over. If the airflow is stopped, turn the vacuum off,
empty the canister, then reassemble the vacuum and
continue vacuuming.
Attachments
Floor to Carpet Brush – Used for
dry pick-up. To use for carpets
press toggle switch down to the
front of the brush to raise the bristles;
to switch to bare floor setting
press the toggle switch to the
back of the brush to lower the bristles.
Crevice Tool – Use for wet or dry
pick-up in tight corners, good for
automobiles etc.
Squeegee - Use for wet pick-up
on flat surfaces to pick up liquids
and dry the surface quicker.
Extension Tubes – For an extended
reach insert one or two of the extension
tubes onto the flexible hose. Slide one
tube into the other, then slide the
extension tube assembly into
the handle end of the flexible hose.
Attachments slide easily onto the handle end of the
flexible hose or the extension tubes.
Assemble the Hose
1. Insert the wide end of the hose into the hose
intake. (Fig. 17)
2. Attach one of the extension tubes onto the handle
part of the flexible hose. (Fig. 18)
Fig. 17
Toggle Switch
Fig. 18
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Dry Material Vacuuming
Warning: To reduce risk of electric shock -
Cleaning and Maintenance
Warning: To reduce risk of electric shock - unplug
before cleaning, assembly or emptying canister.
unplug before cleaning or emptying canister.
Caution: To reduce the risk of hearing damage wear
ear protectors when using the unit for extended
periods of time or when in a noisy area. The operation
of any utility vacuum can result in foreign objects being
blown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye
damage. Always wear safety goggles complying with
ANSI Z87.1 (or in Canada CSA Z94-3-M88) shown on
the package before commencing operation.
Warning: To reduce the risk of back injuries or
falls, never lift the vacuum if the canister is full of
liquid or debris because it is heavy. Scoop or drain
enough of the contents to lighten the canister
enough so that it can be lifted comfortably.
1. Turn the unit “Off”.
2. Unplug unit from electrical wall outlet.
3. To empty the canister, first remove the filter holder
from the canister.
4. Lift canister off of the caddy and empty into the
appropriate waste container.
5. When emptying liquids from the canister it is
suggested that the canister be tipped over carefully
so that liquid could spill into a drain pipe.
Warning: Be careful not to empty any liquid onto the
power cord or the filter holder as this could damage the
motor.
Warning: Lifting heavy objects can cause injury.
Empty frequently to avoid excessive weight.
Caution: To avoid damage to the motor only use the
filter cartridge and dust bag for dry pick- up.
Note: To dry the unit if your vacuum was recently
used for wet pick-up, run the vacuum with the filter
cartridge and dust bag in place without the hose
attached for approximately 10 minutes. The air
circulating through the unit will dry it.
1. Ensure that the filter cartridge and dust bag are
correctly installed to avoid leaks and possible
motor damage to the vacuum.
2. Attach the flexible hose, extension tube(s) and
desired attachment.
3. Plug unit into electrical wall outlet. Turn the power
On/Off switch to the “On” position.
4. To keep your unit in good running order, empty the
canister and clean the dust bag and filter cartridge
frequently, especially when using to pick up fine
dust or fine debris. This will prevent a build up of
mold or mildew.
Cleaning / Replacing Foam Filter
1.
2.
3.
4.
4.
Turn the unit “Off”.
Unplug the unit from the electrical outlet.
Remove the filter holder from the canister
Remove the foam filter from the filter holder.
The foam filter should be cleaned after every use. A
severely soiled or clogged filter should be thoroughly
washed with fresh tepid water. A mild detergent may
be used if required. (Fig. 20)
5. Let the foam filter air dry completely before replacing
into the vacuum. (Fig. 21) Do not use a washing
machine to wash or rinse the filter. Do not use a hair
dryer to dry it. Air dry only. Never operate the
vacuum for wet pickup without the foam filter in
place.
Liquid or Wet Vacuuming
Warning: Do not vacuum up flammable or
combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in
areas where they may be present.
Caution: To avoid damage to the unit always use
the foam filter for wet pick-up.
1. Unplug unit from electrical wall outlet.
2. Place the foam filter on the filter holder and secure
the filter holder into place on the canister.
3. Attach the flexible hose, extension tube(s) and
desired attachment.
4. Plug unit into electrical wall outlet, and turn the
On/Off power switch to the “On” position.
5. When vacuuming up large amounts of liquid,
make sure that the canister is not too full to avoid
injury when emptying the canister.
Caution: Avoid tipping the unit when full of water.
6. If the liquid being vacuumed passes a specified
amount, a float valve will rise automatically and
cut off the airflow to the unit. If this occurs, turn
the unit “Off” and unplug the power cord. Empty
the canister of any liquid. The float valve will go
down after the unit is turned off.
7. When finished vacuuming up the liquids, empty
the canister, remove the flexible hose and run the
vacuum for approximately 10 minutes to dry the
foam filter. This will prevent a build up of mold or
mildew.
Fig. 20
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Fig. 21
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Cleaning / Replacing Filter Cartridge / Dust
Bag
Warning: To reduce risk of electric shock - unplug
Motor Thermostat
Important: This unit is equipped with a motor protective
thermostat. If some reason the wet/dry vacuum should
overheat, the thermostat will automatically turn the unit off.
Should this occur:
• Push the On/Off switch once.
• Disconnect the plug from the power source.
• Check the source of overheating problem. (i.e. clogged
hose or filter).
• Wait at least 45 minutes before attempting to reuse the
vacuum.
• After unit has cooled down for 45 minutes, plug in the
vacuum and push the On/Off switch to the “On”
position. The vacuum should start again.
• If the vacuum still does not start, contact customer
service at 1 (800) 275-9251.
before cleaning, assembly or emptying canister.
Warning: If picking up any type of renovating dust a
protective mask should be worn.
The filter cartridge is washable. It should, however, be
replaced every three (3) to six (6) months depending on
usage to ensure peak performance of your vacuum.
Cleaning and Replacing the Filter Cartridge:
1. Turn the unit “Off”.
2. Unplug the unit from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove the filter holder from the canister.
4. Remove the dust bag from the filter holder.
5. Turn the locking knob to unlock the filter cartridge
from the filter holder. (Fig. 22)
Locking
Knob
Filter
Cartridge
Fig. 22
6. Vigorously “TapClean” the filter cartridge on a
hard surface until no more dust is observed falling
out from between the pleats of the filter.
7. Replace the dust bag over the filter cartridge.
8. Replace the filter cartridge and reinstall the filter
holder in the vacuum. (not shown)
9. Turn the locking knob to lock the filter cartridge
from the filter holder. (Fig. 22)
Cleaning and Replacing the Dust Bag:
1. Turn the unit “Off”.
2. Unplug the unit from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove the filter holder from the canister.
4. Remove the dust bag from the filter holder.
5. Wash the dust bag in lukewarm water.
6. Let the dust bag air dry completely before
reinstalling onto the filter holder.
Note: The dust bag is washable but it should be
replaced every three (3) to six (6) months depending
on usage.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASON
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
1. Power cord not firmly
plugged into outlet.
2. No power in wall outlet.
3. Needs servicing.
4. Thermostat has tripped.
1. Plug unit in firmly.
2. Check fuse or breaker.
Replace fuse/reset breaker.
3. Call 1 (800) 275-9251.
4. Turn the unit off and unplug
from outlet. Allow unit to cool
down, then restart.
VACUUM WILL NOT
PICK-UP OR
SUCTION POWER
IS WEAK
1. Canister is full.
2. Unit clogged.
3. Flexible hose / extension
tube clogged.
1. Empty canister.
2. Turn unit off and unplug from
wall outlet. Check for object(s)
in air duct and remove.
3. Turn unit off and unplug from
wall outlet. Check for objects
in flexible hose / extension
tube.
WATER ESCAPING
FROM THE
EXHAUST
1. The canister is full.
1. Empty the canister.
VACUUM WILL NOT
OPERATE
ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS
TO ORDER REPLACEMENT FILTER CARTRIDGE, FOAM FILTER
OR DUST BAGS OR FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT
for Model CW233H
Tel.:
1 (800) 275-9251
Monday to Friday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Please Note: Filter cartridge, foam filter and dust bag are washable. They should,
however, be replaced every three (3) to six (6) months, depending on usage, to ensure
peak performance of your vacuum.
Important: Make sure that dust bag and the foam filter have completely air dried before
re-installing back into the vacuum.
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Model
CW233H
THREE (3) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
FANTOM warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of three (3) years
from the date of the original purchase. This warranty applies only to normal domestic household use.
Should your appliance fail to operate properly while in use under normal commercial or household conditions within
the warranty period, return the complete appliance and accessories, freight prepaid to:
FANTOM, 94 Main Mill Street, Door 16, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
If the appliance is found by FANTOM to be defective in material or workmanship, FANTOM will repair or replace it
free of charge. Proof of purchase date must be included. *
Non-durable parts including, without limitation, dust bags, filters, brushes and electrical parts which normally require
replacement are specifically excluded from warranty.
The liability of FANTOM is limited solely to the cost of the repair or replacement of the unit at our option. This
warranty does not cover normal wear of parts and does not apply to any unit that has been tampered with or used for
commercial purposes. This limited warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, abuse, negligent handling or
damage due to faulty packaging or mishandling in transit. This warranty does not cover damage or defects caused by
or resulting from damages from shipping or repairs, service or alterations to the product or any of its parts, which have
been performed by a repair person not authorized by FANTOM.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser of the unit and excludes all other legal and/or conventional
warranties. The responsibility of FANTOM if any, is limited to the specific obligations expressly assumed by it under
the terms of the limited warranty. In no event is FANTOM liable for incidental or consequential damages of any
nature whatsoever. Some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
*Important: Carefully pack item to avoid damage in shipping. Be sure to include proof of purchase date and
to attach tag to item before packing with your name, complete address and phone number with a note giving
purchase information, model number and what you believe is the problem with item. We recommend you
insure the package (as damage in shipping is not covered by your warranty). Mark the outside of your
package “ATTENTION CUSTOMER SERVICE”.
We are constantly striving to improve our products, therefore the specifications contained herein are subject to
change without notice.
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OWNERSHIP REGISTRATION CARD
Please fill out and mail the product registration card within ten (10) days of purchase. The registration will enable us to
contact you in the unlikely event of a product safety notification. By returning this card you acknowledge to have read
and understood the instructions for use, and warnings set forth in the accompanying instructions.
RETURN TO FANTOM: 94 Main Mill Street, Door 16, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Model CW233H
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