Owner`s manual | Fantom Vacuum FM718 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

CYCLONIC BAGLESS UPRIGHT
OWNER’S MANUAL
Model FM718
120V., 60Hz., 12 Amps
FANTOM
94 Main Mill Street, Door 16
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel.: 1 (800) 275-9251
www.fantom.com
Model FM718
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.
This warranty applies only to normal domestic household use. Should your
appliance fail to operate properly while in use under normal household
conditions within the one (1) year warranty period, return the complete
appliance and accessories, freight prepaid to:
FANTOM 94 Main Mill Street, Door 16, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Should the appliance is found to be defective in material or workmanship,
FANTOM will repair or replace it free of charge. Proof of purchase date and
$16.95 to cover the cost of return shipping and handling must be included. *
Non-durable parts including, without limitation, drive belts, rotating brushes,
bulbs 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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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your Bagless Upright Vacuum, basic safety precautions should
always be observed, including the following:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire,
electrical shock, or injury:
1. Do NOT leave vacuum cleaner
unattended when it is plugged in. Unplug
from outlet when not in use and before
removing filters.
2. To reduce the risk of electric shock – do
NOT use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
3. Do NOT allow children to use as a toy.
Close attention is necessary when used
by or near children.
4. Use only as described in this manual. Use
only manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
5. Do NOT use with damaged cord or plug.
Do NOT use vacuum cleaner if it has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or
dropped into water. Return appliance to
FANTOM for examination, repair or
adjustment.
6. Do NOT pull or carry by cord. Do NOT use
cord as a handle, close a door on cord,
or pull cord around sharp edges or
corners. Do NOT run appliance over cord.
Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
7. Do NOT unplug by pulling on cord. To
unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
8. Do NOT handle plug or vacuum cleaner
with wet hands.
9. Do NOT use the vacuum cleaner to pick
up large objects or objects that are likely
to damage the vacuum cleaner.
10. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, feet and
all parts of body away from openings,
rotating agitator and other moving parts.
Do NOT operate cleaner in bare feet or
when wearing open toe shoes.
11. Do NOT pick up hot coals, cigarette butts,
matches or any hot, smoking, or burning
objects.
12. Do NOT pick up hard or sharp objects
such as glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
13. Do NOT use without filters in place.
Use ONLY filters and accessories
provided by FANTOM. Failure to do so
will void the warranty.
14. Turn off all controls before plugging or
unplugging vacuum cleaner into
electrical outlet.
15. Use extra care when vacuuming on
stairs.
16. Do NOT pick up flammable or
combustible materials (lighter fluid,
gasoline, kerosene, etc.) or use in the
presence of explosive liquids or vapor.
17. Do NOT pick up toxic material (chlorine
bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc.).
18. Do NOT use in an enclosed space
filled with vapors given off by oil based
paints, paint thinner, moth proofing
substances, flammable dust, or other
explosive or toxic vapors.
19. Use only on dry, indoor surfaces.
20. Do NOT use for any purpose other
than described in this user’s guide.
21. The use of an extension cord is not
recommended.
22. 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.
23. Store your appliance indoors in a cool,
dry area.
24. Keep your work area well lit.
25. Do NOT immerse the vacuum into
water or other liquids.
26. Keep end of hose, wands and other
openings away from your face and
body.
27. To avoid damaging the carpet, keep
the vacuum cleaner head moving at all
times.
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. 01/04A
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
Important: If the suction opening in the unit, the hose or the extension tube become
blocked, switch off the vacuum cleaner and remove the blocking
substance before you start the unit again.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Do not operate the vacuum
cleaner to close too heaters,
or radiators.
Before inserting the power plug
into the wall outlet, make sure that
your hands are dry.
5.
When pulling out the power plug
from the wall outlet, pull the plug
not the power cord.
6.
Do not pick up anything that is
burning or smoking such as
cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.
7.
Do not run appliance over power
cord.
8.
Do not use without dust cup
filter or filters in place.
9.
Before you start vacuuming,
make sure to remove large or
sharp objects that might
damage the vacuum.
Do not vacuum any liquids.
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers,
feet and all parts of body away from
openings, rotating agitator and other
moving parts.
CYCLONIC BAGLESS UPRIGHT
TO ORDER REPLACEMENT FILTERS OR BELTS
OR FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT
for Model FM718
Call:
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
Please Note:
Filter Ring, Pre-Motor, Secondary and Exhaust Filters are washable. They
should however be replaced every three (3) months to ensure peak
performance of your vacuum.
The HEPA Dust Cup Filter may be washed. It should, however, be
replaced every three (3) to six (6) months, depending on amount of use, to
ensure peak performance of your vacuum. We recommend washing it
once a month or when suction appears to be reduced. To wash your HEPA
Dust Cup Filter, hold filter cartridge by frame flange and rinse under a tap
until all observable dirt has been removed. Some discoloration of the
HEPA filter material may occur, this is normal and will not affect the filter's
performance. When finished, shake off excess water. Do NOT wash in
dishwasher.
It is important that when you wash the HEPA dust cup filter, filter ring,
secondary filter, pre-motor filter or the exhaust filter you allow them to dry
COMPLETELY before using again. We recommend 24 hours to air dry.
DO NOT DRY IN DRYER.
Important:
Make sure that ALL washable Filters are completely dry before inserting
back in the vacuum.
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PROBLEM SOLVING
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CYCLONIC BAGLESS
UPRIGHT
This appliance was inspected thoroughly and was in good operating condition when it
was shipped from the factory. If a minor problem occurs, it usually can be solved quite
easily when the cause is found. Therefore, this checklist is provided for your
convenience.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Cleaner Won’t
Run
1. Not properly plugged into
wall outlet.
2. No electricity in wall outlet.
3. On/Off switch not turned on.
4. Motor thermostat tripped.
5. Blown fuse/tripped breaker.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Cleaner Won't
Pick Up
Full or clogged dust cup.
Wrong pile height setting.
Clogged nozzle.
Clogged dust inlet port.
Clogged hose.
Broken belt.
Hose not inserted fully.
Dirty filters.
HEPA filter needs cleaning
or replacing.
10. HEPA filter frame needs
cleaning.
Cleaner Picks
Up Moveable
1. Wrong pile height setting.
Rugs Or
Pushes Too
Hard
Agitator Does
Not Turn
Air Flow
Restricted
With
Attachment
Use Sound
Changes
1.
2.
Broken belt.
Belt installed incorrectly.
1.
Attachment use restricts air
flow.
New carpet debris clogging
air path.
2.
POSSIBLE
Plug in firmly.
Check fuse or breaker.
Push on/off switch to on
Reset motor thermostat. (page 8 )
Reset circuit breaker or replace
fuse.
Clean dust cup. (page 5)
Adjust setting. (page 5)
Remove obstruction.
Remove power head cover and
remove obstruction.
5. Remove obstruction.
6. Replace belt. (page 8)
7. Push hose in securely.
8. Clean / change filters. (page 7)
9. Clean or replace HEPA filter.
(page 6)
10. Clean HEPA filter frame. (page 6)
1.
Adjust setting. (page 5)
1.
2.
Replace belt. (page 8)
Check belt changing and agitator
cleaning. (page 8)
1.
2.
Check attachment. (page 4)
Remove obstruction.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Upper Handle
On/Off Switch
Dust Cup Release Button
Dust Cup
HEPA Filter Frame
Carpet Height Selector
Furniture Guard
Head Light
Motorized Power Head
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
Flexible Hose
Power Cord
Quick Release Power Cord Holder
Round Brush
Upholstery Brush
Crevice Tool
Extension Tubes (x2)
Hose Connector
Carpet-to-Floor Selector
Technical Specifications
Voltage:
Power:
120V., 60Hz.
12 Amps
Note: Illustrations may differ from actual unit.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Using the Attachments
Assembling Your Vacuum Cleaner
Note: Do not plug the power cord
1.
Place vacuum in its upright position.
Make sure that the vacuum cleaner
is NOT plugged into the electrical
outlet when adding or removing
accessories.
2. Turn the carpet height selector
to the highest position and set the
Carpet to Floor selector to the
“Floor” position.
3. Remove the hose connector from
the rear of the unit and push in the
desired attachment firmly onto the
end of the hose.
4. If additional length is required,
attach the extension tubes to the end
of the hose and then attach the
crevice tool, round brush or
upholstery brush to the end of the
extension tube.
Warning: Avoid tipping the vacuum or
setting it on furniture, fringed area rugs or
carpeted stairs while you are using the
hose with the attachments. When using
the unit to vacuum floors or with
attachments, set the Carpet to Floor
Selector to the “Floor” position. This will
stop the beater brush from rotating. When
vacuuming carpets, avoid leaving the
vacuum in one place for an extended
period of time, particularly on thick carpet.
Caution: Do NOT pull the vacuum
cleaner around the room by the hose as it
could tip over and cause damage. When
using the attachments, do NOT over
extend the hose length when reaching.
Trying to reach beyond the hose reach
could cause the vacuum to tip over.
into an electrical outlet until
the vacuum is fully
assembled.
Handle Assembly
1. Carefully unpack all components,
set aside packaging.
2. Lift vacuum body to upright position.
3. Remove the screw (1) that comes
attached to the
body.
4. From the rear of
the vacuum, align
the handle with
groove and slide
onto vacuum. If
necessary, use
thumb and finger
Fig. 1
pressure to slide
handle into position.
5. Once handle is in place, secure the
handle with the screws (2). (Fig. 1)
Caution: Do not over tighten. Over
tightening could strip the screw holes.
Do not operate the vacuum without
the handle screws in place.
Cord Assembly
1. Make sure that the quick release
cord holder is in the upright
position.
2. Remove the wire
tie from the power
cord.
3. Wrap the cord into
place by wrapping
it in a clockwise
direction around
the quick release
cord holder and
the lower cord
holders. (Fig. 2)
4. Turn the quick
Fig. 2
release cord holder
to the left or to the right to unwrap
the power cord. (Fig. 2)
How to Start
Warning: Always make sure that the
vacuum is turned off
before unplugging.
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The upright vacuum can be used on
multiple types of carpeting, bare floors or
upholstery with attachments. When using
the attachment tools such as the crevice
tool, round brush or the upholstery brush,
place the handle of the vacuum in the
upright position.
1. Turn the quick release cord holder
to either side 180° to release the
power cord.
2. Plug the power cord into the electrical
outlet.
3. Push the On/Off
button to the "On"
position to turn
the vacuum on.
4. To release the
Fig. 3
handle, step
on the power
head and pull the handle back.
5. When using the attachments, the
vacuum must be in the upright
position. (Fig. 3)
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
6. Remove the belt cover (Fig. 22, #1)
7. Lift the right side of the brush bar
first and then lift the left hand side.
(Fig. 22 #2, #3)
8. Remove the brush bar from the
power head. (Fig. 22, #4)
9. Carefully remove any belt residue
that may exist in the belt area before
replacing with a new belt.
10. Remove the worn or broken belt
from the motor drive shaft.
11 Loop the new belt first over the motor
drive shaft and then over the agitator
pulley.
Changing the Headlight Bulb
Warning: To reduce the risk of electric
shock, the power cord must be
disconnected before removing the dust
cup, HEPA filter,changing the filters or
performing maintenance/trouble shooting
checks.
1. Turn unit “Off” and unplug from wall
outlet.
2. With a flat head screw driver, snap off
the lens cover by pressing down on the
two notches on the lens cover. (Fig. 23)
3. Lift off the head light lens.
Notches
Fig. 23
4. Remove the light bulb by pulling it
out carefully.
5. Replace the new bulb by pushing
it in.
6. Replace the head light lens by pushing
it in so that it snaps back in place.
Fig. 22
12. Insert the right side of the brush
bar in first by placing the end cap
down into the slot and then do the
same with the left side. Press
firmly to make sure that each end
is completely inserted.
13. Check to make sure that the belt is
centered on the agitator pulley and
that the brush bar turns.
14. Replace the belt cover.
15. Replace the power head cover and
turn the unit over carefully.
16. Replace the lower plate, screwing
in the four (4) outer screws first.
17. When screwing in the center screw,
hold the carpet height adjustment
knob from the outside and screw in
the last screw.
18. Replace the lower plate.
19. Once the lower plate is attached,
replace the base plate with the four
(4) screws.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Cleaning the Dust Cup
Cleaning & Changing the Belt
Carpet Height Selector
Warning: To reduce the risk of electric
shock, the power cord must be
disconnected before removing the dust
cup, HEPA filter,changing the filters or
performing maintenance/trouble shooting
checks.
The dust cup can be
washed in lukewarm water.
Do not use strong
detergents. Ensure that the
dust cup is fully dry before
putting back on the vacuum
cleaner.
(Fig. 18) Do not wash in
Fig. 18
dishwasher.
Warning: To reduce the risk of
electric shock, the power cord must
be disconnected before removing the
dust cup, HEPA filter,changing the filters
or performing maintenance/trouble
shooting checks.
Occasionally the power nozzle drive
belt will require changing, the
frequency will depend upon the amount
of use your vacuum sees.
1. Turn the vacuum "Off" and unplug
from power supply.
2. Turn the vacuum upside down on a
flat level surface.
3. Using a Philips screw driver,
remove the four (4) screws that
attach the base plate to the lower
plate. (Fig. 19)
This upright vacuum can be used on
multiple types of carpeting, bare floors
or upholstery with attachments.
To select a pile height setting:
1. Turn vacuum cleaner "Off".
2. Select a pile height setting by
sliding the carpet height selector
to the desired setting. (Fig. 4)
Motor Thermostat
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.
Removing & Emptying Dust Cup
Warning: To reduce the risk of electric
shock, the power cord must be
disconnected before removing the dust
cup, dust cup filter,changing the filters or
performing maintenance/trouble shooting
checks.
The “Dust Cup” must always be emptied
when the dirt level reaches the "FULL"
line on the dust cup. To remove the dust
cup from the vacuum:
1. Press down on the dust cup
release button that is located on
the handle of the dust cup.
(Fig. 6)
2. Holding the dust cup from the
handle, pull the dust cup out
from the vacuum. (Fig. 7)
3. To empty the dust cup, hold it by
the handle over a garbage can
and press on the trap door
release button to empty. (Fig. 8)
Fig. 4
Suggested Pile Height Setting:
You may need to raise the height of the
vacuum to make some jobs easier,
such as scatter rugs and longer pile
carpets. Suggested settings are:
Fig. 19
HIGH:
4. After you have removed the base
plate, remove the remaining five (5)
screws from the lower plate using a
Philips screw driver. (Fig. 20)
Lower
Plate
Fig. 20
Base Plate
5. With the unit still lying down, turn
the unit over and lift the power head
cover starting from the back of the
power head. (Fig. 21)
shag carpet, long pile,
plush scatter rugs, tools
MED:
medium to long pile
LOW: short to medium pile,
bare floors
FLOOR: very low pile, bare
floors
Fig. 6
Place unit in "HIGH" setting when using
attachments to prevent possible floor
damage. Always set the Carpet to Floor
selector to “Floor” setting when using
the accessories. (Fig. 5)
Attention: Special care is required
when vacuuming certain types of carpet
or floor covering. Always check the
carpet or floor covering manufacturer's
recommended cleaning instructions
before vacuuming.
Fig. 7
Trap Door
Release
Fig. 8
8
Fig. 21
Fig. 5
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Please Note: The white material in the
HEPA filter will discolor over time - This is
NORMAL and will NOT affect the
performance of the filter.
Cleaning the HEPA Dust Cup Filter
IMPORTANT, Please Note : The Rinseable
“TapClean” HEPA Dust Cup Filter 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 many fine dust particles inside
the white filter folds that are difficult to see
but which will eventually block or reduce
your suction power - if not cleaned properly.
Clean the HEPA Filter after each use as
described in this section.
1. To remove the HEPA
filter, remove the dust cup from the
unit.
2. To remove the dust cup
cover, hold the cover by
the handle, turn counter
clockwise and lift the
cover off. (Fig. 9)
3. Remove the HEPA
Rinseable "Tap Clean"
filter from the dust cup.
(Fig. 10)
4. Remove the filter ring
that is around the HEPA
filter. Vigorously
"TapClean" the HEPA
dust cup filter on a hard
surface until no more
Fig. 9
dust is observed
falling out. (Fig. 11)
The HEPA filter may
also be washed by
running it under the tap
allowing the water
to run on the dirty side.
(Fig. 12) We recommend
washing it once a month
or when suction appears
reduced. Always allow 24
hours for air drying before
replacing into the vacuum.
Fig. 10
Warning: Always empty the dust cup
and clean the HEPA dust cup filter
before each use and during prolonged
usage. Never over fill the dust cup remove dirt and clean the HEPA dust
cup filter each time the dust cup is
emptied during prolonged usage or risk
motor damage.
Cleaning the HEPA Filter Frame
1. Before replacing the HEPA filter in the
HEPA Filter frame, you can (should)
rinse the frame in lukewarm water by
just running it under the tap to remove
any dust that is adhering to the frame.
(Fig. 13) Do NOT place in dishwasher.
Fig. 13
2. Make sure that the filter frame is
completely dry before replacing into
the dust cup. Always air dry.
Cleaning the Filter Ring
1. Around the HEPA filter
there is a filter ring.
This is washable in
lukewarm water.
(Fig. 14) To remove
the filter ring, slide it
off the HEPA filter.
2. We recommend
washing the filter ring
when you are
washing your HEPA
filter. Always allow the
filter ring to air dry for
Fig. 14
24 hours before replacing onto
the HEPA filter. Never run the vacuum
without all the filters in place.
Note: This is a washable filter, but we
recommend replacing it every three (3)
months.
Cleaning the Secondary Filter
1. Underneath the HEPA
filter there is a
secondary filter.
This is washable in
lukewarm water.
(Fig. 15) We recommend
washing it when you are
washing your HEPA filter.
Always allow the secondary
filter to air dry for 24 hours
before replacing into the
vacuum. Never run
the vacuum without
the secondary filter in place. Fig. 15
Changing & Cleaning the PreMotor Filter
Warning: To reduce the risk of electric
shock, the power cord must be
disconnected before removing the dust
cup, HEPA filter,changing the filters or
performing maintenance/trouble shooting
checks.
The pre-motor filter is located in the
vacuum underneath the dust cup.
Please note that this filter is a
washable filter and can be cleaned by
rinsing under lukewarm water. Always
allow the pre-motor filter to air dry for
24 hours before replacing in the
vacuum. Do not use a hair dryer to dry
it. Air dry only. To remove the premotor filter:
1. Remove the dust cup. (See
instructions on page 5 for removing
the dust cup).
2. Hold the Pre-Motor filter cover and
turn counter-clockwise to unlock
and lift to remove. (Fig. 16)
3. Remove the pre-motor filter and
clean by rinsing under lukewarm
water.
4. After air drying for 24 hours, replace
in the vacuum.
5. To replace the pre-motor filter
cover, insert the locking lugs into
the lug holes and turn clockwise to
lock.
Pre-Motor
Filter
Cover
Fig. 16
Pre-Motor
Filter
Lug
Holes
Changing & Cleaning the Exhaust
Filter
Warning: To reduce the risk of electric
shock, the power cord must be
disconnected before removing the dust
cup, HEPA filter,changing the filters or
performing maintenance/trouble shooting
checks.
The exhaust filter is located on the
front of the unit below where the dust
cup is. To remove the exhaust filter,
you must first remove the filter cover.
1. Check the exhaust filter frequently
and replace with new filters when
dirty.
2. Remove the exhaust filter cover.
(Fig. 17)
3. Remove the exhaust filter.
4. Rinse in lukewarm water and let the
filter air dry for 24 hours before reinstalling into the vacuum. Do not
use a washing machine to rinse the
filter. Do not use a hair dryer to dry
the filter. Air dry only. Never
operate the vacuum without ALL
the filters in place.
5. When the filter is dry, replace into
the vacuum and replace the filter
cover.
Note: A severely soiled or clogged
filter should be thoroughly washed with
fresh tepid water. A mild detergent may
be used if required.
Fig. 11
Fig. 12
Fig. 17
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