OWNER’S MANUAL
Operating and Servicing
Instructions
• Please read these
instructions carefully
before using your
Scorpion™ Hand Vac.
• Let us help you put
your cleaner together
or answer any questions,
call:
1-800-321-1134
(USA & Canada)
website: www.dirtdevil.com
WARNING:
Cleaner assembly may
include small parts.
Small parts can present
a choking hazard.
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For quick reference, please record your
vacuum information below.
Model #:
Mfg. Code:
(Mfg. code located on the lower backside of cleaner)
©2001 All rights reserved #1-1 13059-000
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CONGRATULATIONS
You are now the proud owner of the Dirt Devil® Scorpion™ Hand Vac. Power is
not a question with the Scorpion™. This 6 amp/720 watt Hand Vac has the ability to “Put The Power of an Upright in the Palm of Your Hand®” The Scorpion™
comes with numerous useful tools to make your cleaning process hassle free.
These tools include a crevice tools, hose, and upholstery brush. We trust your
new purchase will bring you many years of satisfaction.
We are very proud of our products and hope that you are equally satisfied with
their quality and performance.
Thank you for your support of Dirt Devil® products.
Visit our website at www.dirtdevil.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Instructions..................................................................................... Page 3
Feature Descriptions................................................................................. Page 4
How To Operate........................................................................................ Page 4
Attachment Usage..................................................................................... Page 5
Dirt Container & Filter: Removal & Replacement......................................Page 6
Troubleshooting Guide...............................................................................
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LIMITED WARRANTY
To the consumer, Royal Appliance Mfg. Co. warrants this vacuum cleaner to be free of defects in material or workmanship for three (3)
years commencing upon the date of the original purchase. Save your original sales receipt to validate start of warranty period.
If the vacuum cleaner should become defective within the warranty period, we will repair or replace any defective parts free of charge.
The complete machine must be delivered prepaid to any ROYAL® Authorized Sales & Warranty Service Station. Please include complete
description of the problem, day of purchase, copy of original sales receipt and your name, address and telephone number. If you are not
near a Warranty Station, call the factory for assistance at USA & Canada: 1-800-321-1134. Use only genuine Royal ® replacement parts.
The warranty does not include unusual wear, damage resulting from accident or unreasonable use of the vacuum cleaner. This warranty does not cover brushes, flat belts, filters, bulbs. This warranty does not cover unauthorized repairs. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights. (Other rights may vary from state to state in the USA).
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CONSUMER INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• THIS VACUUM IS INTENDED FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
When you use an appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
• READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS APPLIANCE
• ALWAYS FOLLOW THESE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• DO NOT LEAVE CLEANER UNATTENDED
• WARNING - FULLY ASSEMBLE CLEANER BEFORE OPERATING
• WARNING - THE CORDS, WIRES AND/OR CABLES SUPPLIED WITH THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS CHEMICALS,
INCLUDING LEAD OR LEAD COMPOUNDS, KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER AND
BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM. WASH HANDS AFTER USING.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR INJURY:
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•
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Do not leave appliance when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing.
Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.
Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If appliance is not working as it should, has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to a service center for
inspection. Call 1-800-321-1134 for the nearest service center.
• Do not pull or carry by cord, 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.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands.
• Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of
dust, lint, hair and anything that may reduce air flow.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.
• Turn off all controls before unplugging.
• Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
• Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids, such as gasoline, or use in areas
where they may be present.
• Look on your vacuum cleaner and follow all label and marking instructions.
• Do not use an extension cord with this cleaner.
• Keep end of hose, wands and other openings away from your face and body. Keep your
hands, feet, hair and clothing away from moving parts; especially the revolving brush.
• Do not use the vacuum cleaner without dirt container and/or filters in place.
• Store the vacuum cleaner indoors. Put the vacuum cleaner away after use to prevent
tripping accidents.
• Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
• Unlpug before connecting *Turbo Tool™.
Approved by the Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturer’s Association Executive Committee, April 29, 1987.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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 change the plug in any way.
NOTE: RETURN WARRANTY CARD TO REGISTER YOUR CLEANER
*NOT AVAILABLE ON ALL MODELS
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FEATURES
9
11
10
12
6
5
2
8
*Not available
on all models
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1
7
3
13
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Hose
Vacuum End of Hose
Attachment End of Hose
Crevice Tool
Upholstery Brush
Nozzle
Dirt Cup
Shoulder Strap Holes
9.
10.
11.
12.
On/Off Switch
Dirt Cup Release Button
Power Cord
Shoulder Strap
13.
*Turbo Tool
™
*NOT AVAILABLE ON ALL MODELS
HOW TO OPERATE
2.
1.
Plug cord into electrical outlet.
Slide the power switch to the on
position.
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ATTACHMENT USAGE
NOTE: Always turn off appliance before connecting or disconnecting attachments.
Shoulder Strap: Included for your convenience. To Attach: Connect clasp to front &
back of cleaner. See Feat ures List, page 4, for hole location.
CREVICE TOOL USAGE
BRUSH TOOL USAGE
1.
2.
To use: insert attachments into the nozzle opening (Diagrams 1 & 2).
*TURBO TOOL USAGE
1.
To clean upholstery or carpeted surfaces: i
*Turbo Tool ™ into the nozzle opening.
*NOT AVAILABLE ON ALL MODELS
nsert
HOSE AND TOOL USAGE
HOSE USAGE
1.
2.
tools
vacuum
For extended reach with
tools, insert attachments into
triangular end of hose.
To use: i nsert flat end of
hose into nozzle opening.
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DIRT CONTAINER & FILTER: REMOVAL & REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Unplug cleaner before changing filter.
2.
1.
Press dirt cup release latch.
Tilt dirt cup down and away from
unit.
4.
3.
Empty contents into waste
basket.
Grasp filter from the center. Pull
filter out of dirt cup. For
filter
replacement call 1-800-3211134
6.
5.
Reattach by aligning slot on dirt
cup with the base of unit. T ilt cup
up until it locks into place.
Return filter to dirt cup.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
WARNING: TO REDUCE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY UNPLUG CLEANER BEFORE SERVICING
Problem
Possible Causes
Possible Solutions
Cleaner won’t run
1. Power cord not firmly plugged
1. Plug unit in firmly.
into outlet.
2. Take to service center or call
2. Needs service.
1-800-321-1134.
Cleaner won’t
pick-up or low
suction
Dust escaping
from cleaner
1. Dirt cup not installed correctly.
1. Review dirt container removal
2. Dirt cup full.
2. Empty dirt container - Pg. 6.
3. Clogged filter.
3. Remove filter and clean - Pg. 6.
1. Dirt cup full.
1. Empty dirt cup - Pg. 6.
2. Dirt cup not installed correctly.
2. Review dirt cup removal and
3. Filter not installed correctly.
3. Review filter installation - Pg. 6.
1. Hose clogged.
1. Remove hose and tools; remove
2. Dirt cup full.
2. Empty dirt container - Pg. 6.
3. Filter clogged.
3. Clean filter - Pg. 6.
and replacement - Pg. 6.
replacement - Pg 6.
Cleaner tools
won’t pick up
*Turbo Tool
clogged
™
obstruction - Pg. 5.
1. *Turbo Tool
™
1. Turn unit off and unplug. Remove
clogged.
*Turbo Tool
™
and inspect for blockage.
Clear blockage.
*NOT AVAILABLE ON ALL MODELS
ANY OTHER SERVICING SHOULD BE DONE BY AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
CUSTOMER SERVICE (1-800-321-1134)
®
In the event that further assistance is required, see your Yellow Pages for an authorized Royal
Dealer.
Costs of any transportation to and from any place of repair are to be paid by the owner. The service parts
®
used in this unit are easily replaced and readily available from an authorized Royal
Dealer or retailer.
Always identify your cleaner by the model number when requesting information or ordering replacement
parts. (The model number appears on the bottom of the cleaner.)
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