Fantom Vacuum FM780 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
VACUUM CLEANER
FM780
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1
NAME OF EACH PART
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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
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REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
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LIMITED WARRANTY
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HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
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 it 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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REV. 01/03B
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 look 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 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use only.
Note to user concerning attachment plug:
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
change the plug in any way.
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N A ME O F E A C H P A R T
R E AR
F R ONT
H a ndle
R e le a s e B utton C
S uc tion H os e
R e le a s e B utton A C ord S torage
Hooks
R e le a s e B utton B
C arrying Handle
ON/OF F S witch
C revice Tool
R e le a s e
B utton D
Uphols tery Tool
D us t
C ompa rtme nt
F ilte r C ove r
W and
Dus ting B rus h
Height
Adjus tment
Lever
P ower C ord
P ower C ord P lug
Headlight
S et the O N/O F F s witch
to " ON " to light the headlight.
Handle R eleas e Lever
R ug/F loor (Tools ) S E LE C T OR
C leaning Utensil
O pe ra te va c uum c le a ne r only a t the volta ge s pe c ifie d on na me pla te .
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PREPARATION 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 aslnsert
shown in the illustration.
Attaching the suction hose & attachments
Wand
Suction Hose
Hose Hook
Upholstery Tool
Dusting Brush
4
Crevice Tool
PREPARATION BEFORE USE
WINDING THE POWER CORD
Hook the power cord over
1 the
clip which is located on
Wind the power cord around the cord
2 storage
hooks.
the upper cord storage hook
as shown.
Plug side
Secure the power
cord plug on the
power cord.
Cord Storage
Hooks
Clip
RELEASING THE POWER CORD
Rotate the upper cord storage hook
1 downward.
Return the hook to the
2 upright
position before
attempting to rewind the
power cord.
Upper Cord
Storage Hook
INSERTING THE POWER CORD PLUG
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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USING THE VACUUM CLEANER
ON/OFF SWITCH
Start or stop vacuum cleaner by pushing
on the switch.
ADJUSTING THE HANDLE
The handle of this vacuum cleaner can be set to one of
three positions -Upright, Normal or 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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US ING T HE VA C UUM C L E A NE R
H E IG H T A D J U S T ME N T L E V E R
C aution:
B efore us ing the height a djus tment lever, plea s e ma ke
s ure the clea ner is a t its
upright pos ition.
H e ight A djus tme nt L e v e r
T he noz z le he a d c a n be
a djus te d to four diffe re nt
he ight s e ttings .
N oz z le H e a d
S et the height adjus tment to the
a ppropria te ca rpet length.
th
U s e the 5 (
s e tting.
U s e the 6 th(
s e tting.
) he ight
) he igh t
R U G /F L O O R (T O O L S )S E L E C T O R
T he R U G /F L O O R ( T O O L S ) s e le c tor s hould only be
a djus te d while the va c uum c le a ne r is turne d on R U G P os ition
a nd in the upright pos ition.
W he n c le a ning a rug or c a rpe t, firs t turn the
O N /O F F s witc h to the O N pos ition, a nd the n
s e t the R U G /F L O O R ( T O O L S ) s e le c tor to the
R U G pos ition.
F L O O R P os ition
1
a ba re floor or whe n us ing
2 Woneheofn cthele aaning
tta c hme nts , s e t the R U G /F L O O R
R U G /F L O O R ( T O O L S )s e le c tor
( T O O L S ) s e le c tor to the F L O O R pos ition.
C a u tio n : D o not c ha nge the s e tting of the R U G /F L O O R ( T O O L S ) s e le c tor while the va c uum
c le a ne r is turne d off.
E D G E C L E A N IN G
T his va cuum clea ner is equipped with a n "edge clea ning" function for clea ning carpet edges
nea r ba s eboa rds a nd s ta tiona ry 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.
Remove the attachments from the
1 vacuum
cleaner.
Press the release button C to
2 disconnect
the handle from the
Wand
Crevice Tool
vacuum cleaner.
Release
Button C
Caution:
When removing the attachments, pull
Upholstery Tool
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.
Dusting Brush
Attachment Clamp
3 Attach the attachments on the handle.
Attach the attachments as shown below.
Wand
Crevice Tool
Upholstery Tool
Suction Hose
When you have finished using the attachments,replace them
in their original positions as shown on page 4.
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Dusting 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
Press the release button A meanwhile
press the release button B to remove
the dust compartment.
MAX mark
3
3
Release Button A
Release Button B
the spinner 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
Spinner 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.
the main filter and prefilter with a soft-bristled brush and rinse with cold water.
3 Clean
Allow both items to dry completely.
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
3 Close the trapdoor.
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Ribs
CLEARING BLOCKAGES IN THE SUCTION HOSE
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 in the suction hose
Set the vacuum cleaner to the upright position.
1 Remove
the hose cuff from the suction inlet and
any blockages from the hose.
2 then remove
Pull the dust inspection cover away from body and
3 push out the dust clogging the bypass tube assembly.
the hose cuff to the suction inlet,and the
4 Reattach
dust inspection cover to the bypass tube assembly.
Now switch on the vacuum cleaner to check that
Hose Cuff
Suction Inlet
Dust Inspection
Cover
the blockage has been properly cleared. If the hose
is still blocked, the suction force will be weak.
Bypass Tube
Assembly
Clearing blockages in the nozzle head
Remove the bottom plate (refer to page 14)
Remove any blockages from the nozzle head.
Reattach the bottom plate to the nozzle head,and
then operate the vacuum cleaner to check that the
blockage has been properly cleared. If the nozzle
head is still blocked, the suction force will be weak.
Nozzle Head
Cleaning the blockage in the nozzle air inlet pipe
If the nozzle head still appears to be blocked, please clear the blockage in the nozzle air inlet pipe.
Press release button F to
remove the upper case.
Caution:
Remove screw before
pressing release button F.
Remove the blockage in
the nozzle air inlet pipe.
Reattach the vacuum
cleaner.
Nozzle air
inlet pipe
Release Button F
Screw
Nozzle air
inlet pipe
Caution: Make sure that
the Release Button F is
at the original position.
Cleaning the agitator assembly
When threads get caught in the agitator assembly, clean the assembly.
Remove the bottom plate (refer 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.
3
When removing the headlight lamp, be careful
not to pull on the headlight lamp wiring.
Headlight Lamp
Lens
Screw
4
Remove the lamp by pushing it gently in
the direction of the arrow and then turning
it counterclockwise.
Socket
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).
Caution: Be careful not to clamp the
headlight lamp wiring.
6 Reattach the lens and fasten the screws.
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Socket
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
1
Pull here
Set the vacuum cleaner to the
parallel position and turn it over.
2 Unscrew the two screws as shown.
OPEN
the bottom plate by pulling
3 Remove
the tabs as illustrated.
Bottom Plate
REATTACHING THE BOTTOM PLATE
as shown.
the projection on the bottom plate
1 Insert
2 Push the bottom platePress
into the groove on the nozzle head
and set the bottom plate in place.
Press
Bottom Plate
Projection
Groove
3
Set the two screws to its original place.
4
Turn the vacuum over and place in the
upright position.
CLOSE
Nozzle Head
Height Adjustment Lever
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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.
Problem
The motor does not operate
when the ON/OFF switch is
set to the "ON" position.
Suction force is weak.
Cause
Remedy
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 )
The nozzle air inlet pipe is
blocked.
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)
Remove the blockage.
(refer to page 11)
The flat belt is worn or
broken.
Replace the flat belt.
(refer to page 13 )
The dust compartment is full.
The suction hose is blocked.
The nozzle head is blocked.
The filters are dirty.
The agitator does not
operate.
TO ORDER REPLACEMENT FILTERS CALL 1-800-275-9251
9BF-D-P111-00404 0208E
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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, return
the complete appliance and accessories, freight prepaid to
In US:
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 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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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
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