Owner`s manual | Fantom Vacuum FS800 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Bagless Stick Vac
OWNER’S MANUAL
Model FS800
120V., 60Hz., 7.5 Amps.
FANTOM
94 Main Mill Street, Door 16
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel.: 1 (800) 275-9251
www.fantom.com
Model FS800
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:
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 $ 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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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASON
1.
VACUUM WILL
NOT OPERATE
VACUUM WILL
NOT PICK-UP OR
SUCTION POWER
IS WEAK
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Power cord not firmly plugged into
outlet.
No power in wall outlet.
Needs servicing.
Thermostat has tripped.
Dust cup is full.
Unit clogged.
HEPA-Type Filter needs cleaning
or replacing.
Debris screen needs cleaning.
DUST ESCAPING
FROM VACUUM
1.
2.
Dust cup is full.
Dust Cup is not installed correctly.
VACUUM, HOSE
OR BRUSHES
WILL NOT PICK-UP
1.
2.
Hose clogged.
Dust cup is full.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
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.
4.
Empty and clean dust cup.
Turn unit off and unplug from
wall outlet. Remove Dust Cup
Filter and check for object(s) in
air duct and remove.
Clean or replace HEPA-Type
Filter.
Clean debris screen.
1.
2.
Empty and clean dust cup.
Review Dust Cup instructions.
1.
Remove hose and/or brushes.
Remove obstruction from hose
and /or brush.
Empty and clean dust cup.
3.
2.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your BAGLESS STICK VAC basic safety precautions should
always be observed, including the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
ORDERING REPLACEMENT DUST CUP FILTERS
10.
TO ORDER REPLACEMENT HEPA-TYPE FILTERS
for Model FS800
Call:
1 (800) 275-9251
Monday to Friday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT
for Model FS800
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:
The HEPA-TYPE Filter is washable. It should, however, be replaced every three (3)
months to ensure peak performance of your vacuum.
Both the Pre-Motor and Post Motor Filters are washable. They should however be
replaced every three (3) months to ensure peak performance of your vacuum.
Important:
Make sure that ALL filters have been completely air dried for 24 hours before reinstalling back in the vacuum.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Read all instructions before using your
BAGLESS STICK VAC.
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 BAGLESS STICK VAC. 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 BAGLESS STICK VAC 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
HEPA-TYPE 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 BAGLESS STICK VAC
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, wands 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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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BAGLESS STICK VAC
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS cont.
Replacing The Dust Cup Into The
Unit
Attaching the Shoulder Strap
Use the hooks to attach the shoulder
strap to the vacuum cleaner.
Connect the dog leash swivel hooks
to the eyelets located near the top of
the unit handle and at the base of the
unit. Adjust the strap as required for
comfort.
• Hold the dust cup in your hand.
• Make sure that the slot on the bottom
of the cup is pointed in the same
direction as the pins in the unit (see
drawing #1).
• Slide the dust cup inside to the end of
its place in the unit (see drawing #2).
• Turn the dust cup 90° in the direction
shown in the drawing (#3) at right.
• The unit is now ready to be used
again.
Hook for
Shoulder
Strap
Hook for
Shoulder Strap
Warning: After extended use, the body
of the vacuum cleaner may become hot.
When using the unit with the shoulder
strap, the unit will touch the body of the
user. Therefore make sure to use the
vacuum cleaner with the strap only when
the unit is cool. If it gets too warm, allow it
to cool before continuing to use it.
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 customer service at
1 (800) 275-9251.
Note: To keep the vacuum cleaner
looking new, it can be wiped with a damp
cloth and a mild soap solution, then
thoroughly dried. Never use any type of
chemical cleaners as they can damage
the vacuum cleaner. When not in use,
store the vacuum cleaner in a dry, clean
place.
Technical Specifications
Voltage:
Power:
120V., 60Hz.
7.5 Amps, 900 Watts
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS cont.
NOTE: Always turn off the power switch
and unplug the electrical cord before
emptying the Dust Cup.
4. Reassemble the debris screen to the
HEPA-Type filter cartridge and
replace into dust cup (container).
Ensure that the filter assembly is
completely seated inside the dust cup
(container).
5. Attach the dust cup (container) to the
vacuum.
Important: Do NOT use the HEPAType filter cartridge without the debris
screen in place.
Cleaning & Changing the HEPATYPE Dust Cup Filter
1. After you have emptied the dust from
the Dust Cup (container), separate
the debris screen from the HEPAType filter cartridge by grasping the
debris screen with one hand and the
filter frame with the other and pull
apart.
Debris Screen
PLEASE NOTE: The white pleated
filter material in the HEPA-TYPE Filter
will discolor over time -This is
NORMAL and will NOT affect the
performance of the filter. If the HEPATYPE Filter
Fig. A
is properly
cleaned
Wash
after each use
once a
month or
and suction
when
does not return
suction
to 100%, then
appears
we suggest that
reduced
the HEPA-TYPE
Warning: Allow 24
Filter be cleaned
hours for drying before
vigorously until
replacing in unit.
no more dust
can be removed,
then rinsed under the faucet and
allowed to air dry for 24 hours before
replacing into the vacuum. (Fig. A)
This should be done once a month
or when suction appears to be
reduced .
NOTE: If you wash the HEPA-TYPE
filter, make sure that it has
completely air dried for 24 hours
before inserting back in the
vacuum.
HEPA-TYPE
Filter
2. Rinse the debris screen under the
faucet until clean. Allow to air dry or
dry with a clean dish towel. Do NOT
wash in dishwasher.
3. To clean the HEPA filter cartridge,
hold filter by frame flange and tap
filter on the inside wall of a dust
container (garbage can).
Ensure that you do not damage the
pleated filter material during cleaning.
Also note that discoloration occurs
during use. This does NOT affect the
filter’s performance.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
IMPORTANT: If the suction opening in the unit or the hose is BLOCKED, switch off
the vacuum cleaner and remove the blocking substance before you start the unit
again.
1. Do not operate the vacuum cleaner
too close to heaters, radiators or
cigarette butts.
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.
2. Before inserting the power plug into
the wall outlet, make sure that your
hands are dry.
6. Do not use without dust cup filter in
place.
3. Before you start vacuuming, make
sure to remove large or sharp objects
that might damage the dust cup filter.
Warning: Always empty the dust cup and clean the HEPA-Type dust cup
filter before each use and during prolonged usage. Never over fill the dust cup remove dirt and clean the HEPA-Type dust cup filter during prolonged usage or risk
motor damage. Make sure that the debris screen and the HEPA-TYPE filter
have completely air dried before replacing into the vacuum.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS cont.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: Always remove the power plug
ATTACHING THE HOSE TO THE
MAIN BODY
from the wall outlet before assembling or
removing accessories.
• Press in the pin at the end of the
hose (see illustration below).
• Insert the hose into its place (see
arrow in illustration).
• When inserted correctly, the pin will
show in the pin hole.
INSERTING THE 2-PIECE METAL
HANDLE INTO THE MAIN BODY
• Push in the pin at the end of the lower
piece of the metal handle (see
illustration).
• Insert the metal handle into the hole
next to the handle. Make sure that the
slot in the handle fits correctly into the
opening. (See illustration.)
• When inserted correctly, the pin should
rest in its hole.
Pin Hole
WINDING & UNWINDING THE
POWER CORD
Crevice Tool
For radiators, crevices, corners,
baseboards and
between cushions.
• To wind the cord
after usage, follow
the illustration below.
• To unwind the power
cord, follow the
illustration below
but in the opposite
direction.
Dusting Brush
The dusting brush is used for the
furniture, venetian blinds,
books, lamp shades
and shelves.
• When using the vacuum, attach the
cord to the cord holder so that the
cord is out of the way when you are
vacuuming. (See below.)
Emptying The Dust Cup
Warning: Always unplug the unit from
electrical outlet before opening the Dust
Cup (container).
Top of Retractable Handle
Pin
Cord Holder
Pin
Hole
USING THE UNIT AS AN UPRIGHT
ON/OFF SWITCH
• To insert the upper piece of the metal
handle, press on the pin that is on the
upper handle and insert into the lower
handle making sure that the pin comes
out of the pinhole on the lower handle.
ATTACHING THE FLOOR BRUSH
TO THE MAIN BODY
• Push in the pin in the floor attachment
as shown in the illustration at right.
• Insert the floor brush into its location,
in the direction
of the arrow.
• When inserted
correctly, the
pin will show in
the pin hole.
= OFF
= ON
er
low
• The On/Off switch has two different
positions.
• Push on the "I" side to turn the
vacuum ON.
• Push on the "O" side to turn the
vacuum OFF.
• Unwind the power cord and plug into
the 120V outlet.
• Push down in the direction of the arrow
to obtain best results on carpets or on
hard wood floors.
NOTE: When vacuuming
deep pile carpets or
hard to vacuum
carpets, lower the
angle of the 2-piece
metal handle
(see illustration at
below) for
easier
maneuverability.
• Hold the dust cup in your hand.
• Turn it a complete 90° in the direction
shown in drawing #1. (Turning less than
90° will cause the dust cup to be
attached on its bottom.)
• Let the dust cup come down slightly as
shown in drawing #2.
• Slide the dust cup out towards you (see
arrow in drawing #3).
• Hold the dust cup in your hand and
remove the HEPA-Type dust cup filter
(see drawing #4).
• Empty the dust cup (see drawing #5).
USING THE UNIT AS A HAND
VACUUM
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• Disconnect the metal handle.
(See page 4.)
• Disconnect the floor brush.
(See page 4.)
• Attach the hose. (See page 4.)
• Attach the crevice tool or the dusting
brush. (See below.)
• Attach the shoulder strap.
(See page 7.)
Pin
Hole
4
5
5
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