Fantom Vacuum FC285H Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

FC285H
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
VACUUM CLEANER
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1
NAMES OF EACH PART
3
PREPARATION BEFORE USE
4
USING THE VACUUM CLEANER
6
USING THE ATTACHMENTS
8
EMPTYING THE DUST COMPARTMENT
10
CLEANING THE FILTERS
11
CLEARING BLOCKAGES IN THE
SUCTION HOSE AND CLEANING THE
AGITATOR ASSEMBLY
12
REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
13
FILTER SENSOR
16
TROUBLESHOOTING
17
REPLACEMENT PARTS
17
LIMITED WARRANTY
18
HOUSEHOLD AND COMMERCIAL USE
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be
followed, including the following.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING THIS VACUUM CLEANER
WARNING - To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury:
1. Do not leave the vacuum cleaner when plugged in. Unplug it from the outlet
when not in use and before servicing.
2. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
3. Do not allow vacuum cleaner to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary
when used by or near children or infirmed persons.
4. Use only as described in this manual. Use only the manufacturer's
recommended attachments.
5. Do not use with a damaged cord or plug. If the vacuum cleaner is not working
as it should, or if it has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into
water, return to FANTOM at 94 Main Mill Street, Door 16, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
6. Do not pull or carry by the cord, use the cord as a handle, close a door on the
cord, or pull the cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not run the vacuum
cleaner over the cord. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
7. Do not unplug by pulling on the cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
8. Do not handle the plug or the vacuum cleaner with wet hands.
9. Do not put any objects into the openings. Do not use with any opening
blocked, keep free of dust, lint, hair and anything that may reduce air flow.
10. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all the parts of your body away from
openings and moving parts.
11. Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes,
matches or hot ashes.
12. Do not use without dust compartment and filters in place.
13. Turn off all controls before unplugging.
14. Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
15. Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, or
use in areas where they may be present.
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19.
Do not touch the agitator while it is spinning.
Do not place any heavy items on top of the vacuum cleaner.
Do not step on the hose or pull it too strongly.
Do not pick up items such as pieces of waste paper or cloth which looks as
though they may cause the hose to become blocked.
20. Do not clean or store the vacuum cleaner in places where there are high
temperatures.
21. Store the vacuum cleaner away from excessive humidity.
22. When carrying the vacuum cleaner, hold it by the carrying handle.
23. Before servicing the vacuum cleaner, allow all internal metal parts to cool first.
24. Always place foot on handle release when adjusting the handle position
of the vacuum cleaner.
25. If the supply cord of this appliance is damaged, it must only be replaced by
FANTOM, because special purpose tools are required.
26. Connect to a properly grounded outlet only. See Grounding Instructions.
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
This vacuum is intended for household or commercial use.
Note to user concerning attachment plug:
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 below. Make sure that the appliance is connected to an
outlet having the same configuration as the plug.
Grounded
Outlet
Grounding
Pin
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NAMES OF EACH PART
REAR
FRONT
Handle
Power Cord
Plug
Release
Button B
Tool Cover
Carrying Handle
Dust Cup Knob
Release
Button A
Plug shown in figure
may differ from actual
plug attached to unit
for your area.
Crevice Tool
Power Cord
Wand
Cord Storage
ON/OFF Switch
Hooks
Variable Suction
Control
Dust
Compartment
Suction
Hose A
Filter Cover
Filter Sensor
Duster
Hose Holder
Suction
Hose B
Upholstery Tool &
Dusting Brush
Rug/Floor (Tools)
SELECTOR
Headlight
Set the ON/OFF switch
to " ON " to light the
headlight.
Height Adjustment
Lever
Handle Release Lever
Extra Hose
Cleaning Utensil
WARNING:
Operate vacuum cleaner only at the voltage specified on name plate.
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PREPARATIONS BEFORE USE
Caution: Do not connect the power cord plug to the wall outlet until assembly
is completed.
Attaching the handle
vacuum cleaner
1 toSetthetheupright
position.
the handle
2 lnsert
as shown in the illustration.
Handle
Attaching the suction hose A,B & attachments
Duster
Crevice Tool
Suction Inlet
Hose Cuff
Wand
Suction
Hose A
The wand and crevice
tool are contained
together. Insert the
crevice tool as shown.
Suction
Hose B
Upholstery Tool
& Dusting Brush
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PREPARATIONS BEFORE USE
WINDING THE POWER CORD
1
Wind the power cord around
the cord storage hooks.
Secure the power
cord plug on the
power cord.
Cord Storage
Hooks
RELEASING THE POWER CORD
Rotate the upper cord
1 storage
hook downward.
Upper Cord
Storage Hook
2
Return the hook to the
upright position before
attempting to rewind
the power cord.
INSERTING THE POWER CORD PLUG
Insert the power cord plug into the
wall outlet.
Plug shown in figure may
differ from actual plug
attached to unit for
your area.
THERMAL SAFETY DEVICE IN MAIN BODY
To protect your vacuum cleaner motor from overheating, a thermal safety device has been
built in. If your vacuum cleaner hose or air intake clogs up with dust or dirt, or if your dust
bag becomes full and you continue to run the machine, the vacuum will shut off
automatically to prevent the motor from overheating. If this happens, turn off switch and
disconnect your vacuum from power outlet, remove the material clogging the machine
and let your vacuum cool down for approximately 45 minutes. You can then restart your
vacuum cleaner and use it again.
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USING THE VACUUM CLEANER
ON/OFF SWITCH
Start or stop vacuum cleaner by pushing
on the switch.
OFF
ON/OFF Switch
ON
ADJUSTING THE HANDLE
The handle of this vacuum cleaner can be set to one of
three positions -Upright, Normal, Parallel. Place your foot
on handle release lever as shown and pull back on the handle
until it releases from its upright position.
Handle Release Lever
Upright position
Normal position
The handle is normally locked in this
position for storage or when using the
attachments.
Push the handle forward
until it locks.
This position is used for normal cleaning.
Handle Release Lever
Parallel position
This position is used for cleaning under
furniture.
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USING THE VACUUM CLEANER
VARIABLE SUCTION CONTROL
The suction force can be adjusted to several settings between "MIN" and "MAX".
To strengthen the suction force, turn the
variable suction control to the "MAX" position.
To weaken the suction force, turn the variable
suction control to the "MIN" position.
Variable Suction
Control
MAX:Use strong suction force when vacuurning carpets,
floors or cleaning dust and dirt that is hard to
remove.
MIN:Use less suction force when cleaning delecate
surfaces such as drapes or when you wish to
vacuum quietly.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT LEVER
Caution:
The nozzle head can be
adjusted to four different
height settings.
Before using the height adjustment lever,please make
sure the nozzle head is tilted
backward from the floor.
Height Adjustment
Lever
Low Carpet/
Bare Floor
Nozzle Head
High Carpet/
Tools
Set the height adjustment to the
appropriate carpet length.
TURN OFF BRUSH ROLL
WHEN USING TOOLS.
RUG/FLOOR (TOOLS)SELECTOR
The RUG/FLOOR(TOOLS)selector should only be adjusted while the vacuum cleaner is
turned on and in the upright position.
When cleaning a rug or carpet, first turn the ON/OFF switch to the ON position,
1 and
then set the RUG/FLOOR(TOOLS)selector
to the RUG position.
cleaning a bare floor or when using one
2 ofWhen
the attachments, set the RUG/FLOOR
Rug/Floor (Tools)
SELECTOR
(TOOLS)selector to the FLOOR position.
Caution: Do not change the setting of the RUG/FLOOR(TOOLS)selector while the vacuum
cleaner is turned off.
EDGE CLEANING
This vacuum cleaner is equipped with an "edge cleaning" function for cleaning carpet edges
near baseboards and stationary furniture.
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USING THE ATTACHMENTS
Caution: When using one of the attachments during cleaning, set the vacuum
cleaner to the upright position.
the attachments from the vacuum cleaner.
1 Remove
The wand and crevice tool are
Crevice Tool
contained together.
Pull out the crevice tool as shown.
Press the release button B to
2 disconnect
the handle from the
Wand
Release
Button B
vacuum cleaner.
Caution:
When removing the attachments, pull
them in the directions shown in the
illustration. Pulling them in the wrong
direction or pulling them forcefully may
cause damage to the attachment clamp.
3
Attach the attachments on the handle or
the suction hose B.
Attach the attachments as shown below.
Attachment Clamp
Wand
Upholstery Dusting
Brush
Crevice Tool Tool
Duster
Handle
Suction Hose A
Suction Hose B
Caution:
Before using the suction
hose B, please make
sure the handle is
reattached on the body.
Bare Floor Brush
Turbo Brush
Hook the hose holder onto the holder mount.
Caution:
Before using the attachments, please make sure
the hose is hooked on the holder mount.
Holder
Mount
Hose
Holder
Upholstery tool & Dusting brush
To detach the dusting brush from the upholstery tool: Press the
tabs on the brush downward to remove it.
Groove
To reattach the dusting brush to the upholstery tool: Insert
the front of the upholstery tool under the hook on the front of the
dusting brush. Press down on the back of the upholstery tool to
snap it into place under the dusting brush tabs.
When you have finished using the attachments,replace them
in their original positions as shown on page 4.
Tabs
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USING THE ATTACHMENTS
Hose Attachment
Handle
Line up notches,
push hose in till it
clicks.
Suction Inlet
Hose Cuff
Suction
Hose A
Turbo Brush Attachment
1
The Turbo Brush is attached
on the main body.
Tool Cover
Turbo Brush Inside
9
Open the tool cover and take out the
2 Turbo
Brush.
Turbo Brush
EMPTYING THE DUST COMPARTMENT
Caution: Be sure to turn the ON/OFF switch to the "OFF" position and disconnect the
power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
1
Empty the dust compartment when
contents reach the MAX mark.
2
MAX mark
3
Press the release button A to remove the
dust compartment.
Release Button A
2
1
the dust cup knob several times in the
4 Turn
direction shown(clockwise) to empty the
Press the release lever to open the
trapdoor.
dust compartment.
Trapdoor
Dust Cup Knob
Release Lever
Reattaching the Dust Compartment
the trapdoor and insert the projection on the
the dust compartment into
2 Push
1 Close
dust compartment into the groove on the main body.
the main body as shown to
reattach.
Projection
Groove
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CLEANING THE FILTERS
1 Remove the dust compartment.(refer to page 10)
the dust compartment to the parallel
2 Set
position.Open the trapdoor,then push the
release button C and pull out the main
filter.
Release Button C
The main filter and prefilter will be
removed at the same time.
Caution: Do not push the release
button C at the upright position.
As this may drop or damage the
main filter and prefilter.
3
Clean the main filter and prefilter with a soft-bristled brush (not included) and
3 rinse
with cold water. Allow both items to dry completely for 24 hours.
Caution:
Do not use a hard-bristled brush to clean filters.
This may result in damage to the filters.
Do not attempt to dry with a hair dryer or by
placing in a clothes dryer.Hot air may cause the
filters to warp.
Cleaning Utensil
To maintain optimum suction power, the dust filter fins should be kept clean of dirt.
Clean the filter fins free of dirt with the forked end of cleaning utensil as shown.
Cleaning Utensil
Reattaching the filters
Insert the main filter into the
1 prefilter
as shown.
Prefilter
onto the main filter and insert into
2 Hold
the dust compartment.
Align the ribs of the main filter to match
the shape of the opening in the dust
compartment and press firmly to insert.
Dust Compartment
Main Filter
Ribs
3 NOTE: We recommend replacing the main filter every three (3) to six (6) months, depending
Close the trapdoor.
on the amount of use
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CLEARING BLOCKAGES AND CLEANING
THE AGITATOR ASSEMBLY
Caution: Be sure to turn the ON/OFF switch to the "OFF" position and disconnect
the power cord from the wall outlet before clearing any blockages in the
suction hose and cleaning the agitator assembly.
Clearing blockages
Clearing blockages in the suction hose A, B
1 Set the vacuum cleaner to the upright position.
Remove the hose cuff from the suction inlet and
2 then
remove any blockages from the hose.
Suction Inlet
Hose Cuff
Reattach the hose cuff to the suction inlet, and
3 then
operate the vacuum cleaner to check that
the blockage has been properly cleared. If the hose
is still blocked,the suction force will be weak.
Nozzle Pipe
Clearing blockages in the nozzle head
1 Remove the bottom plate(refer to page 14)
Nozzle Head
Remove any blockages from the nozzle pipe.
2
the bottom plate to the nozzle head, and then operate the vacuum cleaner
3 toReattach
check that the blockage has been properly cleared. If the nozzle head is still blocked,
the suction force will be weak.
Caution: When the suction hose A, B or Nozzle head is
Bypass Valve
blocked, the bypass valve will be opened
(Inside)
automatically to protect the motor, resulting
in the suction force being reduced. The bypass
valve will be at its original position automatically
after the blockage is removed.
Cleaning the agitator assembly
When threads get caught in the agitator assembly, clean the assembly.
Remove the bottom plate(refter to page 14).
Remove threads caught in the assembly by cutting them
with scissors.
Scissors
Threads
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REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Caution: Be sure to turn the ON/OFF switch to the"OFF" position and disconnect the
power cord from the wall outlet before replacing any of the parts below.
REPLACING THE FLAT BELT
1
2
Remove the bottom plate.
(refer to page 14)
Lift out the agitator assembly, and then remove the flat belt from the motor shaft and
the agitator pulley.
Motor Shaft
Flat Belt
3
Place a new flat belt onto the motor shaft and pulley.
Motor Shaft
Flat Belt
Flat Belt
Pulley
4
Place the agitator assembly into the grooves in the nozzle head, making sure that the new
flat belt slides securely into the guide.
Bearing Holder
Groove
Nozzle Head
5
13
Reattach the bottom plate
(refer to page 14)
Caution:
Install the flat belt so that it has no
twists in it, and so that all components
turn smoothly.
REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
REMOVING THE BOTTOM PLATE
the vacuum cleaner to the
1 Set
parallel position and turn it over.
Loosen
Screws
a screwdriver to loosen
2 Use
the screws on the bottom plate.
3 Lift the bottom plate off.
REATTACHING THE BOTTOM PLATE
the projection on the bottom plate
1 Insert
into the groove on the nozzle housing
Tighten the screws by using a
2 screwdriver
.
and set the bottom plate in place.
Bottom Plate
Tighten
Screws
Projection
Groove
3
Turn the vacuum over
and place in the upright position.
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REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
REPLACING THE FILTER
Under normal usage, the HEPA Filter will require replacement once every
three (3) months, however, vacuuming large amounts of extremely fine dust,
powder or similar material over a long period of time may decrease airflow
performance through the filter. If this occurs, it may become necessary to
replace the HEPA Filter more often. Only use genuine FANTOM
replacement filters.
Filter Cover
in the locking tabs at points 1
and pull the filter cover away from the
1 Press
vacuum cleaner. 2
2 Remove the HEPA filter.
HEPA Filter
Caution:
Do not attempt to wash the HEPA filter.
Always replace the old filter with a new one.
a new HEPA filter with the seal
3 Insert
to the inside of the vacuum cleaner.
Seal
Reattach the filter cover.
Caution:
Be sure that seal on the HEPA filter is inserted
towards the inside of the vacuum cleaner.
The filter cover should be correctly oriented
when it is reattached. Do not reattach it upside down.
CLEANING THE SUB-FILTER
Clean the sub-filter when it becomes dirty.
Remove the dust compartment
(refer to page 10).
Remove the air inlet cover.
1
2
3
4
Remove the sub-filter from the vacuum cleaner.
2
1
Air Inlet
Cover
Sub-Filter
Gently clean the sub-filter with water.
Make sure that it is completely dry and
then re-install it into the vacuum cleaner.
Replace the air inlet cover and the dust compartment.
Caution: Do not wash the sub-filter in a washing machine, and do not use any other equipment
such as a hair dryer to dry it. Always allow 24 hours for drying. Do not operate
the vacuum without the sub-filter. Be sure the sub-filter is dry and properly installed.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock, personal injury, or motor failure.
Note: We recommend replacing the sub-filter every three (3) to six (6) months, depending on usage.
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FILTER SENSOR
filter sensor will go on even the contents still away from the MAX mark as
1 The
vacuuming a large amount of fine dust. In this case, please clean the filters.
(refer to page 11)
If the suction force is becoming weak or when the cleaner is vacuuming noisily,
2 the
filter sensor will go on.
MAX mark
Filter Sensor
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If there is a problem with the vacuum cleaner, carry out the following checks
to find the cause. If the problem still persists after the checks have been made,
do not use the vacuum cleaner to prevent the possibility of an accident occurring.
Turn the ON/OFF switch to the "OFF" position, disconnect the power cord from the
wall outlet, and contact FANTOM Customer Service at 1(800) 275-9251.
Or visit our website at www.fantom.com
Problem
Cause
Remedy
The motor does not operate
when the ON/OFF switch is
set to the "ON" position.
The power cord plug is not
securely inserted into the
wall outlet.
Insert the power cord plug
securely into the wall
outlet.(refer to page 5)
Suction force is weak.
The dust compartment is full.
Empty the dust compartment.
(refer to page 10 )
Remove the blockage.
(refer to page 12)
Remove the blockage.
(refer to page 12)
Clean the filters.
(refer to page 11)
(refer to page 15)
Remove the blockage.
(refer to page 12)
Remove the blockage.
(refer to page 12)
The suction hose is blocked.
The nozzle head is blocked.
The filters are dirty.
The nozzle air inlet pipe is
blocked.
The bypass vavle is opened.
The agitator does not
operate.
The flat belt is worn or
broken.
Replace the flat belt.
(refer to page 13)
TO ORDER REPLACEMENT FILTERS CALL 1(800) 275-9251
9BF-D-P111-04200 0604E
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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 purchas e, when utilized for normal commercial or household use, subject
to the following conditions, exclusio ns and exceptions.
If your applianc e fails to operate properly while in use under normal household or commercial conditions within
the warranty period, return the complete appliance and accessories, freight prepaid to
FANTOM, 94 Main Mill Street, Door 16, Plattsburgh, N.Y. 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 cup filters, filters, belts, 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 cove r normal wear and tear of parts and does not apply to any unit that has been tampered with
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 limitatio n 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 a tag
to the item before packing with your name, complete address, telephone number, model number and a note explaining what
you believe to be the problem with the item. We recommend you insure the package (as damages caused in shipping are not
covered by your warranty). Mark the outside of your package. "ATTENTION CUSOTMER SERVICE".
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, N.Y. 12901
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