Fantom Vacuum FM430K Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Hand Vacuum With Motorized Brush
OWNER’S MANUAL
Model FM430K
120V., 60Hz., 6.67 Amps
FANTOM
Tel.: 1-800-275-9251
www.fantom.com
Model FM430K
ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
FANTOM warrants this product to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase,
when utilized for normal household use, subject to the following conditions,
exclusions and exceptions.
If your appliance fails to operate properly while in use under normal household
conditions within the warranty period, contact FANTOM customer service at
1 (800) 275-9251 for information on returning the appliance and accessories.
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 and $ 9.95
to cover the cost of return shipping and handling must be included. *
Non-durable parts including, without limitation, 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.
Printed in China
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ORDERING REPLACEMENT DUST CUP FILTERS
TO ORDER REPLACEMENT FILTERS
or for Technical Support
for Model FM430K
Call FANTOM Customer Service: 1 (800) 275-9251
Monday to Friday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Or visit our website
www.fantom.com
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your FANTOM Hand Vacuum with Motorized Brush, basic safety
precautions should always be observed, including the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Please Note:
The HEPA Dust Cup Filter is washable. It should, however, be replaced
every six (6) months to ensure peak performance of your vacuum.
8.
Important:
Make sure that HEPA filter is completely dry before re-installing back in the
hand vacuum.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Read all instructions before using your
FANTOM hand vacuum.
Use the system only for its intended use.
To protect against a risk of electric shock,
do not immerse any part of the system in
water or other liquids.
Never yank cord to disconnect from
outlet; instead, grasp plug and pull to
disconnect.
Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces.
Do not run appliance over cord.
Do not operate the system with a damaged
cord or plug, or if the appliance or any other
part of the system has been dropped or
damaged. To avoid the risk of electric
shock, do not disassemble or attempt to
repair the hand vacuum. Return the
system to FANTOM (see warranty) for
examination and repair. Incorrect reassembly or repair can cause a risk of
electrical shock or injury to persons when
the hand vacuum is used.
Close supervision is necessary for any
appliance being used by or near children.
Do not leave the system unattended while
connected.
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all
parts of body away from opening and
moving parts.
Do not use to pick up flammable or
combustible liquids such as gasoline or use
in areas where they may be present.
Do not pick up anything that is burning or
smoking such as cigarettes, matches or hot
ashes.
Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
Do not use the hand vacuum without the
dust cup filter in place.
This appliance is intended only for
household use. Follow all user instructions
in this manual.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or
injury:
• Do not leave the hand 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. 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 all controls as applicable before
unplugging from electrical outlet.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug,
grasp the plug, not the cord.
• Do not handle plug or hand 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 hand vacuum into water
or other liquids.
• Keep end of hose and other openings away
from your face and body.
• Use only on dry surfaces.
• Using improper voltage may result in damage
to the motor and possible injury to the user.
Correct voltage is listed on rating label.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For Household Use Only
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a
polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet,
reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install
the proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in any way.
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Rev. 01/04
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR HAND VACUUM
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
HAND VACUUM
WILL NOT
OPERATE
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1.
2.
3.
4.
POSSIBLE REASON
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Power cord not firmly plugged
into outlet.
No power in wall outlet.
Needs servicing.
Thermostat has tripped.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
HAND VACUUM
WILL NOT PICK-UP
OR SUCTION
POWER IS WEAK
1.
2.
3.
Dust cup is full.
Unit clogged.
HEPA Dust Cup Filter needs
cleaning or replacing.
2.
3.
DUST ESCAPING
FROM HAND
VACUUM
HAND VACUUM
HOSE OR
BRUSHES WILL
NOT PICK-UP
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Brush Safety Cover
On/Off Switch
Dust Cup Release Button
Hose Clip
Flexible Hose
Dusting Brush
Dust Cup
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
1.
2.
3.
1.
2.
Dust cup is full.
HEPA Dust Cup Filter is not
installed correctly.
There is a puncture/hole in
HEPA Dust Cup Filter.
2.
Main Unit
Brush Chamber Exhaust Port
Hepa Filter
Debris Screen
Filter Chamber
Cover Release Button
Crevice Tool
120V., 60Hz.
6.67 Amps, 800 Watts
2
3.
1.
Hose clogged.
Dust cup is full.
Technical Specifications
Voltage:
Power:
1.
2.
7
Plug unit in firmly.
Check fuse or breaker.
Replace fuse/reset breaker.
Call 1-800-275-9251.
Turn the unit off and unplug
from outlet.
Allow unit to cool down,
then Restart. Empty dust
cup – (see page 5).
Turn unit off and unplug
from wall outlet. Remove
HEPA Dust Cup Filter and
check for object(s) in air
duct and remove.
Clean or replace HEPA
Dust Cup Filter.
(see page 5)
Empty dust cup.
Review HEPA Dust Cup
Filter instructions.
(see page 5)
Replace HEPA dust cup
filter. (see page 5)
Remove hose and/or
brushes. Remove
obstruction from hose.
Empty and clean dust cup.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Motor Thermostat
Cleaning & Changing the
HEPA Dust Cup Filter cont.
cleaner and remove the blocking substance before you start the unit
again.
IMPORTANT: This unit is equipped
with a motor protective thermostat. If
for some reason the vacuum cleaner
should overheat, the thermostat will
automatically turn the unit off. Should
this occur:
• Push the On/Off button once.
• Disconnect the plug from the
power source.
• Check the source of overheating
problem. (i.e. clogged hose or
filter)
• If clogged hose or filter is found,
unclog the hose and replace the
filters.
• Wait at least 45 minutes before
attempting to reuse the vacuum.
• After unit has cooled down for
45 minutes, plug in the cleaner
and push the On/Off button. The
vacuum should start again.
• If the vacuum still does not start,
contact FANTOM customer
service at 1-800-275-9251.
6. Vigorously “TapClean”
the HEPA Dust Cup Fig. 11
Filter on a hard
surface until no more
dust is observed
falling out from
between the pleats of
the filter. (fig. 11)
7. “TapClean” the Debris
Screen or rinse under
a faucet until clean.
(fig. 12) Remember
that the Debris Screen
must be completely
dry before reinstalling
in the vacuum.
Important: If the suction opening of the hose is BLOCKED, switch off the vacuum
Fig. 12
Debris
Screen
8. Replace the Debris Screen on the
HEPA Dust Cup Filter and reinstall
filter assembly in the vacuum. (not
shown)
PLEASE NOTE: The white pleated
filter material in the HEPA Dust Cup
Filter will discolor over time -This is
NORMAL and will NOT affect the
performance of the filter. If the HEPA
Dust Cup Filter
Fig. A
is properly
"TapCleaned”
after each use
Wash once a
and suction
month or when
suction
does not return
appears
reduced.
to 100%, then
.
we suggest that
Warning: Allow 24
the HEPA filter
hours for drying before
be “TapCleaned”
replacing in unit.
vigorously until no
more dust can be removed, then
rinsed under the faucet and allowed to
dry for 24 hours before refitting into
the vacuum. (Fig. A) This should be
done once a month or when
suction appears reduced.
1.
2.
3.
Do not operate the vacuum
cleaner too close to heaters or
radiators.
Before inserting the power plug
into the wall outlet, make sure that
your hands are dry.
Before you start vacuuming,
make sure to remove large or
sharp objects that might
damage the HEPA Filter.
CAUTION: The suction hole must be
open, free of any obstructions at all
times. Otherwise, the motor will overheat
and could become damaged.
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3
4.
When pulling out the power plug
from the wall outlet, pull the plug
not the power cord.
5.
Do not pick up anything that is
burning or smoking such as
cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.
6.
Do not use without HEPA filter in
place.
7.
Do not bend, trample or pull the
hose by force. Do not operate with a
damaged hose.
8.
When vacuuming fine dust particles
such as gyproc dust, flour or any
other fine dust, empty the dust cup
and "TAPCLEAN TM" the dust cup
filter frequently to avoid over heating
the motor.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Warning: Always unplug from
electrical outlet before opening the dust
cup (container).
Note: HEPA dust cup filter must be
used when operating the hand vacuum.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3. To use the flexible hose with
the dusting brush, hold the
hose in one hand and with the
other, pull out the dusting brush
and turn clockwise to lock in
place. (fig. 4)
Using The Unit As A Hand
Vacuum
1. Insert the dusting brush/hose
connector into the brush chamber
exhaust port. Lock the flexible hose in
place by clipping the hose into the
hose holder. (fig. 1)
Cleaning & Changing the
HEPA Dust Cup Filter
2. To open the Dust Cup (container),
push button and remove the Dust
Cup (container ). (Fig. 7)
Warning: Always unplug the unit from
electrical outlet before opening the Dust
Cup (container).
Important: Do NOT use the HEPA filter
cartridge without the debris screen in
place.
Dust cup release button
Warning: After each Use - Always
Fig. 4
3. To use the flexible hose with
the crevice tool, make sure that
the brush is in the storage
position and insert the crevice
tool into the opening of the
hose. (fig. 5)
Fig. 1
Cleaning With the Hose
To use the hand vacuum with only the
hose and the dusting brush or crevice
tool:
1. Rotate the brush cover by pushing on
the brush cover release button until it
clicks in place. (fig. 2)
2. Remove the flexible hose from the
brush chamber exhaust port and take
the hose out from the hose holder.
(fig. 3)
Fig. 5
Fig.7
remove the Filter Debris Screen from the
HEPA Dust Cup Filter, then vigorously
“TapClean” HEPA Filter until no more
dust can be removed.
3. Rotate the lower dust cup clockwise
to separate it from the filter chamber.
Empty and clean the dust cup. (fig. 8)
IMPORTANT, Please Note : The
“TapClean” HEPA Dust Cup Filter &
Debris Screen will stop most of the tiniest
dust particles and airborne allergens from
re-entering the air you breathe. In fact it
stops 99.97% of all particles as small as
0.3 microns - many times smaller than a
human hair!!! Because of this incredible
filtration performance, the HEPA Dust Cup
Filter will quickly accumulate, inside the
white filter folds, many fine dust particles
that are difficult to see but which will
eventually block or reduce your suction
power - if not cleaned properly. Clean the
HEPA Filter and Debris Screen after each
use as described in this section.
Fig.8
Filter
Chamber
4. Remove the HEPA Filter from the filter
chamber. (fig. 9)
HEPA
Filter
1. To remove the dust cup (container),
hold the unit in the upright position
to prevent the dust from falling out
of the dust cup. (Fig. 6)
Filter
Chamber
Fig. 9
CAUTION: The Hand Vacuum is
a very powerful unit. Make sure
that you hold it firmly, otherwise it
can slip out of your hand and
cause injury.
Fig. 2
Dust
Cup
5. Separate the debris screen from the
HEPA filter cartridge by grasping the
debris screen with one hand and the
filter frame with the other and pull
apart. (fig. 10)
Fig. 6
Debris
Screen
HEPA
Filter
Fig. 10
Fig. 3
4
5