Fantom Vacuum FS801 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Model FS801
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 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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OWNER’S MANUAL
Model FS801
120V., 60Hz., 10 Amps
FANTOM
94 Main Mill Street, Door 16
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel.: 1 (800) 275-9251
www.fantom.com
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your FANTOM Stick Vac basic safety precautions should always
be observed, including the following:
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Read all instructions before using your
FANTOM 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 Stick Vac. Return the vacuum to
FANTOM (see warranty) for examination
and repair. Incorrect re-assembly or repair
can cause a risk of electrical shock or injury
to persons when the 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 vacuum without the
HEPA 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 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 handle plug or 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.
• 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.
ORDERING REPLACEMENT DUST CUP FILTERS
TO ORDER REPLACEMENT FILTERS
OR FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT
for Model FS801
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 Filter is washable. It should, however, be replaced every six (6)
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
re-installing back in the vacuum.
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 STICK VAC
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS cont.
Motor Thermostat
• 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.
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)
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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASON
1.
VACUUM WILL
NOT OPERATE
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4.
Power cord not firmly plugged into
outlet.
No power in wall outlet.
Needs servicing.
Thermostat has tripped.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
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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 Filter.
Clean debris screen.
Clean filters.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Dust cup is full.
Rotating brush or elbow is
obstructed.
Belt is broken.
Hose obstructed.
Debris screen is clogged.
Filters need cleaning.
1.
2.
3.
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6.
Empty dust cup.
Clear obstructions.
Call 1-800-275-9251.
Clear obstruction.
Clean debris screen.
Clean filters.
DUST ESCAPING
FROM VACUUM
1.
2.
Dust cup is full.
Dust Cup is not installed correctly.
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2.
Empty and clean dust cup.
Review Dust Cup instructions.
VACUUM, HOSE
OR BRUSHES
WILL NOT PICK-UP
1.
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2.
Hose clogged.
Dust cup is full.
Remove hose and/or brushes.
Remove obstruction from hose
and /or brush.
Empty and clean dust cup.
VACUUM WILL
NOT PICK-UP OR
SUCTION POWER
IS WEAK
TURBO BRUSH
DOES NOT
ROTATE OR
ROTATES
SLOWLY
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Dust cup is full.
Unit clogged.
HEPA Filter needs cleaning or
replacing.
Debris screen needs cleaning.
Filters need cleaning.
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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.
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Technical Specifications
Voltage:
Power:
120V., 60Hz.
10 Amps
*Illustration may differ from actual product.
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Hand Grip
Telescopic Tube
Locking Button
Flexible Hose
Dust Cup Release Button 1
Dust Cup Handle
Dust Cup (Container)
Main Unit
Intelli-SenseTM Filter
Monitor
Exhaust Filter Cover
On/Off Switch
Power Cord
Floor Brush Release Button
Floor Brush
Crevice Tool
Dusting Brush
Telescopic Tube Release
Button
Dust Cup Release Button 2
Cord Hook Release
Hose Connector
Air Driven Turbo Brush
Shoulder Strap (not shown)
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 HEPA filter in
place.
3. Before you start vacuuming, make
sure to remove large or sharp objects
that might damage the dust cup
debris screen.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE NOTE: The white pleated
filter material in the HEPA Filter will
discolor over time -This is NORMAL
and will NOT affect the performance
of the filter. If the HEPA Filter
is properly
Fig. A
"TapCleaned”
after each use
Wash
and suction
once a
does not return
month or
when
to 100%, then
suction
we suggest that
appears
the HEPA filter
reduced
be “TapCleaned”
Warning: Allow 24
vigorously until
hours for drying before
no more dust
replacing in unit.
can be removed,
then rinsed
under the faucet and allowed to air dry
for 24 hours before refitting into the
vacuum. (Fig. A) This should be
done once a month or when
suction appears to be reduced .
Changing & Cleaning the PreMotor Filter
The pre-motor filter is a washable filter
but should be replaced every three (3)
months.
• Remove the dust cup container, the
non-woven pre-filter and the HEPA
filter to remove the pre-motor filter.
• Rinse the pre-motor filter in lukewarm
water and air dry the filter completely
for 24 hours. Do not use a washing
machine to rinse the filter. Do not use
a hair dryer to dry it. Air dry only.
Never operate the vacuum without the
pre-motor filter in place.
• When the filter is dry, replace into the
unit and replace the HEPA filter and
dust cup container.
• A severely soiled or clogged filter
should be thoroughly washed with
fresh tepid water. A mild detergent
can be used if required.
CAUTION: The suction hole must
be open, free of any obstructions at
all times. Otherwise, the motor will
overheat and could become
damaged.
Pre-Motor
Filter
Warning: Always empty the dust
cup container and clean the HEPA
filter, Non-Woven Pre-Filter and
Debris Screen before each use
and during prolonged usage.
Never over fill the dust cup container remove dirt and clean the HEPA filter,
non-woven pre-filter and debris screen
when dirt in dust cup is at or below the
"MAX" level during prolonged usage or
risk motor damage.
If you wash the Hepa filter or the nonwoven pre-filter, make sure that it is
completely dry before inserting back
in the vacuum.
Please Note: The HEPA Filter is
washable. It should, however, be
replaced every three (3) to six (6) months
to ensure peak performance of your
vacuum.
The non-woven pre-filter, 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 are
completely dry before re-installing back in
the vacuum.
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Changing & Cleaning the Post
Motor Filter
The post motor filter is a washable filter
but should be replaced every three (3)
months.
• Remove the filter cover from the front
of the unit and remove the filter.
• Rinse the post
motor filter in
lukewarm water
and air dry the
filter completely
for 24 hours. Do
not use a washing
machine to rinse
the filter. Do not
use a hair dryer to
dry it. Air dry only.
Never operate the
vacuum without the
post motor filter in place.
• When the filter is dry, replace into the
filter cover and replace the filter cover
to the unit.
• A severely soiled or clogged filter
should be thoroughly washed with
fresh tepid water. A mild detergent
can be used if required.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS cont.
Emptying the Dust Cup Container
and Cleaning / Changing the NonWoven Pre-Filter, HEPA Filter &
Debris Screen
WARNING: Always remove the power
2. To empty the dust
cup container,
press on the trap
door release button
that is on the back
side of the dust cup
container.
Warning: Always unplug the
unit from electrical outlet before
opening the Dust Cup (container).
ATTACHING THE FLOOR BRUSH
TO THE MAIN UNIT
plug from the wall outlet before
assembling or removing accessories.
• Insert the floor brush into its location,
in the direction of the arrow.
• To remove the floor brush from the
main unit, press on the floor brush
release button and pull the floor brush
out.
EXTENDING THE TELESCOPIC
TUBE
Push the plastic button and pull out the
smaller tube. See illustration below.
Important: Do NOT use the vacuum
without the HEPA filter in place.
3. The HEPA filter is located underneath
the dust cup container. (See
illustration.) Remove the non-woven
pre-filter. Remove the HEPA filter,
hold the edges and pull it out slowly.
Warning: After each Use -
Always remove the Filter
Assembly and the Dust Cup
Cover with the Debris Screen,
then vigorously “TapClean” HEPA
Filter and clean Debris Screen
until no more dust can be
removed.
Non-Woven
Pre-Filter
IMPORTANT, Please Note : The
“TapClean” HEPA Filter will stop most of
the tiniest dust particles 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 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.
1. To remove the dust cup container,
first press on the dust cup release
button (1) that is located on the dust
cup handle and at the same time
press on the dust cup release button
(2) that is on the side of the upper
housing. See illustration below. Then
pull the dust cup container out.
HEPA
Filter
Dust
Cup
Release
Button 1
Dust
Cup
Release
Button 2
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INSERTING THE TELESCOPIC
TUBE INTO THE MAIN UNIT
• Insert the telescopic tube into the hole
next to the dust cup handle. Make
sure that the slot in the handle fits
correctly into the opening. (See
illustration.)
• To remove the telescopic tube, press
the telescopic tube release button and
pull the tube up.
ATTACHING THE HOSE TO THE
MAIN UNIT
4. Hold the HEPA filter
by the edges and
vigorously “TapClean”
the HEPA Filter dirty
side down on a hard,
flat surface until no
more dust is observed
falling out from
between the pleats of
the filter.
5. Rinse the non-woven pre-filter and
let d\air dry completely for 24 hours.
6. Insert the non-woven pre-filter.
7. Reinstall the HEPA filter in the
vacuum.
8. To Separate the Debris Screen from
the dust cup, hold the dust cup in one
hand and turn the dust cup cover
counter clockwise and pull apart. To
clean the Debris Screen, we
recommend that
you rinse it under
lukewarm running
water to remove
the dirt that
accumulates on it, but
always allow 24 hours to air dry
before inserting back into the vacuum.
• Hold the end of the hose (see
illustration below).
• Insert the hose into the hose
connector (see arrow in illustration).
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS cont.
WINDING & UNWINDING THE
POWER CORD
USING THE UNIT AS A HAND
VACUUM
This vacuum cleaner is
equipped with a convenient
cord storage feature. The
power cord winds around
the two cord holders at
the back of the unit. The
bottom one has a quick
cord release feature.
Turn the cord hook to
the left or the right to
remove the power cord.
See illustration at right.
• Press the telescopic tube release
button to remove the telescopic tube.
(See page 4)
• Press the floor brush release button to
remove the floor brush. (See page 4)
• Attach the shoulder strap to the
shoulder strap attachment point. (See
illustration below.)
• Attach the crevice tool or the dusting
brush to the end of the hose.
ON/OFF SWITCH
• 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.
WARNING
= OFF
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 that
the unit body is cool before you use
with the shoulder strap. If during use,
the vacuum gets too warm, allow it to
cool before continuing to use.
Crevice Tool
For radiators, crevices, corners,
baseboards and
between cushions.
= ON
USING THE UNIT AS AN UPRIGHT
• Unwind the power cord
and plug into the
120V outlet.
• Push down on the
locking button to adjust
the height of the
telescopic handle.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS cont.
Important: In order to ensure that
maximum air suction is maintained,
empty the dust cup frequently and shake
out the HEPA filter and clean the nonwoven pre-filter and debris screen at the
same time. Ensure that the rotating brush
is kept free of hair and string which may
accumulate and decrease brush
performance.
Air Driven Turbo Brush
Using The Unit With Air Driven
Turbo Brush
The efficiency of your air driven turbo
brush depends on the bristle brush
rotating at high speed. Strong air suction
is needed to accomplish this. In order to
ensure that maximum air suction is
maintained, please read the following
instructions:
Cleaning Air Driven Turbo Brush
Locking Latch
Tilt
Upwards
1. Empty the dust cup frequently.
2. Always shake out the HEPA filter and
clean the non-woven pre-filter and
debris screen when emptying the dust
cup container.
3. Ensure that the rotating brush is kept
free of hair and string which may
accumulate and decrease brush
performance.
4. Keep Air Driven Turbo Brush turbine
free of dirt and foreign matter. (See
illustration for cleaning instructions.)
Turbine
From time to time, the turbine of your
turbo brush will require cleaning. To do
this:
1. Remove the turbo brush from the hose
or extension tube.
2. Slide locking latch forward then tilt the
top housing of the brush upwards. The
top housing is hinged and will tilt up
approximately 45° only.
3. There may be some dust, lint, hair, etc
on the turbine wheel. Remove as much
of this as possible.
4. You may also use the unit’s hose with
crevice tool attached and use the
vacuum to remove any additional
debris from the turbine.
5. Ensure that the turbine wheel moves
freely by rotating it with your finger. If
the turbine does not rotate, call
Customer Service for help.
6. Once clean, close the top cover of the
turbo brush and slide the locking latch
toward the rear of the brush to lock.
Attaching the Air Driven Turbo
Brush to the Flexible Hose
To use the air driven turbo brush to
clean upholstery:
1. Remove the flexible hose from the
hose connector. (See below)
2. Push the air driven turbo brush onto
the end of the flexible hose as far as
it will go.
Dusting Brush
The dusting brush is
used for the furniture,
venetian blinds,
books, lamp shades
and shelves.
NOTE: When vacuuming
deep pile carpets or
hard to vacuum
carpets, lower the angle
of the telescopic
handle (see
illustration at
right) for
easier
maneuverability.
Intelli-SenseTM Filter Monitor
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When the Intelli-SenseTM Filter
Monitor lights up, it means that the
dust cup is full or the HEPA filter,
non-woven pre-filter or debris
screen needs cleaning. You must
empty the dust from the dust cup
and clean the HEPA filter, nonwoven pre-filter and debris screen
right away.
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