Fantom Vacuum FM742C Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
VACUUM CLEANER
FM742C
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1
NAME OF EACH PART
3
PREPARATION BEFORE USE
4
USING THE VACUUM CLEANER
6
USING THE ATTACHMENTS
8
EMPTYING THE DUST COMPARTMENT
9
CLEANING THE FILTERS
10
CLEARING BLOCKAGES IN THE
SUCTION HOSE AND CLEANING THE
AGITATOR ASSEMBLY
11
REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
12
TROUBLESHOOTING
16
REPLACEMENT PARTS
16
LIMITED WARRANTY
17
FOR HOUSEHOLD OR 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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16. Do not touch the agitator while it is spinning.
17. Do not place any heavy items on top of the vacuum cleaner.
18. Do not step on the hose or pull it too strongly.
19. 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.
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 confuctor and
grounding plug. The plug must be isnerted 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.
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NAMES OF EACH PART
REAR
FRONT
Handle
Release
Button C
Carrying Handle
Duster Knob
Suction
Hose A
Power Cord
Plug
Release
Plug shown in figure
Button A
may differ from actual
Release
plug attached to unit
Button B
for your area.
ON/OFF Switch Cord Storage
Power Cord
Hooks
Dust
Compartment
Crevice Tool
Hose
Holder
Filter
Cover
Wand
Suction
Hose B
Upholstery Tool &
Dusting Brush
Headlight
Set the ON/OFF switch
to " ON " to light the
headlight.
Handle Release
Holder
Lever
Mount
Rug/Floor (Tools)
SELECTOR
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 & attachments
Suction Hose A
Hose Cuff
Wand
Suction Inlet
Crevice Tool
Upholstery Tool
& Dusting Brush
4
PREPARATIONS BEFORE USE
WINDING THE POWER CORD
1
Hook the power cord over the clip
which is located on the upper
cord storage hook as shown.
2
Plug Side
Wind the power cord around
the cord storage hooks.
Secure the power
cord plug on the
power cord.
Cord Storage
Hooks
Clip
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 slide switch
and disconnect your vacuum from power outlet, remove the material clogging the machine
and let your vacuum cool down for approximately 20 minutes. You can then restart your
vacuum cleaner and use it again.
INSERTING THE POWER CORD PLUG
WARNING: This appliance is equipped with a
grounded-type 3-wire cord (3-prong plug). This plug
will only fit into an electrical outlet made for a 3-prong
plug. This is a safety feature. If the plug should fail to
fit the outlet, contact an electrician to replace the outlet.
Do not attempt to defeat the safety purpose of the
grounding pin, part of the 3-prong plug.
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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.
Parallel position
Handle Release Lever
This position is used for cleaning under
furniture.
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USING THE VACUUM CLEANER
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.
1
2
RUG
FLOOR
When cleaning a rug or carpet,first
turn the ON/OFF switch to the ON
position,and then set the RUG/
FLOOR(TOOLS)selector to the
RUG position.
When cleaning a bare floor or when using
one of the attachments,set the RUG/FLOOR
(TOOLS)selector to the FLOOR position.
Rug/Floor (Tools)
SELECTOR
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
1 Remove
vacuum cleaner.
Press the release button C to
2 disconnect
the handle from the
Wand
Crevice Tool
Release
Button C
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.
Attach the attachments on the handle or
suction hose B.
3 the
Attach the attachments as shown below.
Attachment Clamp
Wand
Handle
Crevice Tool
Upholstery Dusting
Tool
Brush
Suction Hose A
Caution: Before using the suction hose B,
please make sure the handle is
reattached on the body.
Hook the hose holder onto the holder mount.
Suction Hose B
Caution:
Before using the attachments, please make sure
the hose is hooked on the holder mount.
Hose Holder
Holder Mount
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.
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Tabs
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
Press the release button A meanwhile
press the release button B to remove
the dust compartment.
Release Button A
MAX mark
3
3
Release Button B
the duster handle several times in the
4 Turn
direction shown to empty the dust
Press the release lever to open the
trapdoor.
compartment.
Release Lever
Trapdoor
Duster Handle
Reattaching the Dust Compartment
Close the trapdoor and insert the projection on the
the dust compartment into
2 Push
1 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 9)
the dust compartment to the parallel
2 Set
position.Open the trapdoor,then push the
release button E and pull out the main
filter.
Release Button E
The main filter and prefilter will be
removed at the same time.
Caution: Do not push the release
button E 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
the main filter into the
1 Insert
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
Hole
Main Filter
Ribs
Close the trapdoor.
3 NOTE:
We recommend replacing the main filter every three (3) to six (6) months, depending
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.
Cleaning blockages
Cleaning 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 Hose A
Reattach the hose cuff to the suction inlet,and
3 then
operate the vacuum cleaner to check that
Suction Inlet
Hose Cuff
the blockage has been properly cleared.If the hose
is still blocked,the suction force will be weak.
Cleaning blockages in the nozzle head
1 Remove the bottom plate(refer to page 14)
2 Remove any blockages from the nozzle head.
Nozzle Head
the bottom plate to the nozzle head, and then operate the vacuum cleaner
3 Reattach
to 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
blocked, the bypass valve will be opened
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.
Bypass Valve
(Inside)
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 HEADLIGHT LAMP
1
Set the vacuum cleaner to the parallel position.
2 Loosen the screws to remove the lens.
Screw
Lens
3
When removing the headlight lamp, be careful
not to pull on the headlight lamp wiring.
4
Remove the lamp by pushing it gently in
the direction of the arrow and then turning
it counterclockwise.
2
1
Headlight Lamp
5
Push a new lamp gently into the socket and
turn it clockwise to tighten it .
Use a standard bayonet base appliance lamp
rated at 120V and 15W (LAMP MAX.15W).
Socket
2
1
Socket
Caution: Be careful not to clamp the
headlight lamp wiring.
6 Reattach the lens and fasten the screws.
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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
Agitator Assembly
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
Caution:
Install the flat belt so that it has no
twists in it,and so that all components
turn smoothly.
Reattach the bottom plate
(refer to page 14)
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REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
REMOVING THE BOTTOM PLATE
Set the vacuum cleaner to the
1 parallel
position and turn it over.
the latch in the direction
2 ofSlide
the arrow.
Pull here
Latch
Press
Press
Remove the bottom plate by pulling
3 the
tabs as illustrated.
Bottom Plate
REATTACHING THE BOTTOM PLATE
shown.
the projection on the bottom plate
1 Insert
2 Push the bottom plate asPress
into the groove on the nozzle housing
and set the bottom plate in place.
Press
Bottom Plate
Projection
Groove
3 Slide the latch in the direction shown.
Latch
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4
Turn the vacuum over and place in the
upright position.
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
Press in the locking tabs at points 1
and pull the filter cover away from the
1 vacuum
cleaner.
1
1
2
2
Remove the HEPAfilter.
HEPA Filter
Caution:
Do not attempt to wash the HEPA filter.
Always replace the old filter with a new one.
a new HEPAfilter with the seal
3 Insert
to the inside of the vacuum cleaner.
Reattach the filter cover.
Seal
Caution:
Be sure that seal on the HEPAfilter 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 8).
Remove the air inlet cover.
1
2
3
4
2
Remove the sub-filter from the vacuum cleaner.
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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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 9)
Remove the blockage.
(refer to page 11)
Remove the blockage.
(refer to page 11)
Clean the filters.
(refer to page 10)
(refer to page 15)
Remove the blockage.
(refer to page 11)
Remove the blockage.
(refer to page 11)
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-P111-00721 0304E
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FIVE (5) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
FANTOM warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the
date of the original purchase, when utilized for normal commercial or 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, return
the complete appliance and accessories, freight prepaid to
In US:
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 and $19.95 to cover the cost of return shipping and handling 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 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
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CUSTOMER SERVICE .
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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, N.Y. 12901
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