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VB1600
VB1630
VB1710
VB1740
VB1820
VB1850
VB2050
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New Zealand
Copyright Black & Decker
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Intended use
Your Black & Decker vacuum cleaner has been designed to
vacuum dry substances. This product is intended for household
use only.
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Safety instructions
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Warning! When using mains-powered appliances,
basic safety precautions, including the following, should
always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, personal injury and material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before using the appliance.
The intended use is described in this manual. The use of
any accessory or attachment or the performance of any
operation with this appliance other than those recommended
in this instruction manual may present a risk of personal
injury.
Retain this manual for future reference.
Using your appliance
◆ Make sure that the appliance is switched off before
connecting to or disconnecting from the power supply.
◆ Always take care when using the appliance.
◆ Do not use the appliance outdoors.
◆ Never pull the power supply cord to disconnect the plug
from the socket. Keep the power supply cord away from
heat, oil and sharp edges.
◆ If the power supply cord is damaged during use,
disconnect the appliance from the power supply
immediately. Do not touch the power supply cord before
disconnecting from the power supply.
◆ Disconnect the appliance from the power supply when not
in use, before fitting or removing parts and before
cleaning.
Safety of others
◆ Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar with these
instructions to use the appliance.
◆ Do not allow children or animals to come near the work
area or to touch the appliance or power supply cord.
Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is
used near children.
After use
◆ Switch off and remove the plug from the socket before
leaving the appliance unattended and before changing,
cleaning or inspecting any parts of the appliance.
◆ When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a dry
place. Children should not have access to stored appliances.
Inspection and repairs
◆ Before use, check the appliance for damaged or defective
parts.
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Check for breakage of parts, damage to switches and any
other conditions that may affect its operation.
Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged or defective.
Have any damaged or defective parts repaired or replaced
by an authorised repair agent.
Before use, check the power supply cord for signs of damage,
ageing and wear.
Do not use the appliance if the power supply cord or
mains plug is damaged or defective.
If the power supply cord or mains plug is damaged or
defective it must be repaired by an authorised repair
agent in order to avoid a hazard. Do not cut the power
supply cord and do not attempt to repair it yourself.
Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those specified in this manual.
Double insulation
This appliance is double insulated; therefore no
earth wire is required. Always check that the power
supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
Additional safety instructions for Australia and
New Zealand
◆ This appliance is not intended for use by young or infirm
persons without supervision. Children must be supervised
to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
◆ If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Additional safety instructions for vacuum cleaners
◆ Do not use the appliance to pick up liquids.
◆ Do not use the appliance to pick up any materials that
could catch fire.
◆ Do not use the appliance near water. Do not immerse the
appliance in water.
◆ Keep the motor draught away from your eyes and face.
◆ Keep children and animals at a safe distance when using
this appliance.
◆ Always work from bottom up when using the appliance on
stairs, and keep the appliance at least a stair below your
working position.
◆ Do not use the appliance without the suction head or
another suitable accessory mounted to the tube.
◆ Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Do not reach into the rotating brush. Keep the
rotating brush away from the power supply cord.
◆ Do not use damaged accessories.
◆ Use only Black & Decker accessories.
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Features
This appliance includes some or all of the following features
(fig. A).
1. On/off switch
2. Speed control switch
(VB1630/VB1740/VB1820/VB1850/VB2050)
3. Cord rewind button
4. Handle
5. Cover
6. Hose
7. Airflow control switch
8. Extension tube
9. Suction head
10. Wheels
In addition, this appliance is supplied with some or all of the
following accessories (fig. B):
11. Crevice tool
12. Brush tool
13. Parquet floor head (VB1630/VB1740/VB1850)
14. Turbo brush (VB2050)
The parquet floor head is not included with all models.
This accessory is available from your Black & Decker dealer /
service centre (cat. no. VW70).
The turbo brush is not included with all models. This accessory
is available from your Black & Decker dealer / service centre
(VW80).
Assembly
Fitting the dustbag (fig. C & D)
Warning! Before first use, make sure to fit a dustbag.
◆ Open the cover (5) as shown (fig. C).
◆ Place a dustbag (15) in the dustbag holder (16).
◆ Align the dustbag collar (17) with the inlet (18) (fig. D).
◆ Make sure that the inlet protrudes into the dustbag collar.
◆ Close the cover.
Connecting the hose (fig. E)
◆ Insert the hose connector (18) into the inlet (19) of the
appliance.
◆ Slide the hose further until the release buttons (20) click
into place.
◆ To disconnect the hose, press the release buttons and pull
out the hose.
Mounting the extension tube (fig. F)
◆ Press the lock button (21) and slide the hose nozzle (22)
into the tube (8) until it clicks into place.
◆ To remove the tube, press the lock button and pull the
hose out of the tube.
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Mounting the suction head (fig. G)
The suction head (9) allows for vacuuming on carpet and hard
surfaces (e.g. laminate and tiles).
◆ Press the lock button (23) and slide the tube (8) into the
head (9) until it clicks into place.
◆ To remove the head, press the lock button and pull the
tube out of the head.
VB1630/VB1740/VB1850 - Mounting the parquet
floor head (fig. G)
The parquet floor head (13) allows for vacuuming on wooden
and polished surfaces.
◆ Press the lock button (23) and slide the tube (8) into the
head (9) until it clicks into place.
◆ To remove the head, press the lock button and pull the
tube out of the head.
VB2050 - Mounting the turbo brush (fig. G)
The turbo brush (14) allows for vacuuming on cut pile
carpeting. The brush is particularly useful for picking up hair,
threads, etc., as well as for refreshing trotted-down carpet pile.
◆ Press the lock button (23) and slide the tube (8) into the
head (9) until it clicks into place.
◆ To remove the head, press the lock button and pull the
tube out of the head.
Mounting accessories (fig. G & H)
The crevice tool (11) allows for vacuuming in narrow and hardto-reach places. The brush tool (12) allows for vacuuming on
furniture, blinds, curtains, windows and stairs. The accessories
can be mounted on both the hose (6) and the tube (8).
When not in use, the accessories can be stored in the
accessory holder (24).
◆ Remove the accessory from the holder (fig. H).
◆ Press the lock button (21 or 23) and slide the accessory
onto the hose nozzle (22) or the tube (8) (fig. G).
◆ To remove an accessory, press the lock button (21 or 23)
and pull the accessory off.
Use
Unwinding and rewinding the cord (fig. A)
The cord rewind button (3) can be operated by hand or foot.
◆ Before use, pull a sufficient length of cord from the back
of the appliance.
◆ After use, press the cord rewind button to store the cord
back into place. Manually guide the cord to ensure it does
not swing back. Ensure the plug is correctly located.
Adjusting the length of the tube (fig. I)
The extension tube (8) can be adjusted in 21 steps.
◆ Engage the adjustment knob (25) and slide the tube to the
desired length.
◆ Release the knob.
Adjusting the suction head (fig. G)
◆ For vacuuming on carpets, switch the floor surface
selector (26) into the up position.
◆ For vacuuming on laminates, tiles, etc., switch the floor
surface selector into the down position.
Switching on and off (fig. A)
The on/off switch (1) can be operated by hand or foot.
◆ To switch the appliance on, press the on/off switch (1).
◆ To switch the appliance off, press the on/off switch again.
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Carrying the appliance (fig. J)
During use the appliance can be carried using the handle (4).
◆ Tilt the handle into position as shown.
Temporarily parking the suction head (fig. K)
◆ Use the park position (27) for a temporary parking of the
suction head.
Storing the appliance (fig. L)
Warning! When storing the appliance, switch the appliance
off and unplug it.
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VB1630/VB1740/VB1820/VB1850/VB2050 Setting the suction force (fig. A)
The speed control switch (2) allows for a precise setting of the
suction force.
◆ Slide the speed control switch (2) to the desired setting.
◆ For vacuuming on hard surfaces (e.g. floors), choose a
high speed setting.
◆ For vacuuming on soft surfaces (e.g. upholstery), choose a
low speed setting.
Adjusting the airflow (fig. A)
◆ Move the airflow control switch (7) to adjust the airflow
as desired.
Vacuuming
◆ When operating the appliance, make sure that the hose is
not trapped, twisted or blocked.
◆ In case of overheating, a cut-out will operate and the
appliance will automatically stop.
◆ If the appliance stops operating, unplug the appliance and
allow it to cool for 2-3 hours.
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VB2050 - Using the turbo brush
◆ Take care that the speed control switch is at the highest
setting. Move the slider on top of the brush as necessary
to optimise the suction force.
Make sure that the cord is fully rewound.
Place the appliance in an upright position.
Park the tube by placing the ridges on the head and the
tube in the corresponding slots on the appliance as
shown. The locking device (28) engages automatically.
Store the appliance in a dry location. The appliance can
be carried at the integrated handle (29).
To take the tube from the appliance for use, press one of
the lock buttons and lift the tube and head out of the
parking slots.
Maintenance
Your Black & Decker appliance has been designed to operate
over a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper
appliance care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance or cleaning on
the appliance, unplug the appliance.
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Hints for optimum use
◆ When working in confined spaces, temporarily remove the
accessory holder from the tube to improve your scope.
◆ When vacuuming stairs, always start at the bottom and
work your way up. Position the appliance on the floor and
do the stairs until halfway. Then carry the appliance to a
stable position which is at least one stair below your
working position, and do the top half of the stairs.
Move the brush steadily back and forth. Do not keep the
brush on the same place for a long time, as this might
damage the surface.
Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your appliance
using a soft brush or dry cloth.
Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
VB2050 - Clearing the turbo brush (fig. M)
◆ Remove any hair or threads collected onto the brush (30).
Use a pair of scissors if necessary.
◆ Remove the cover (31) to remove any foreign objects
blocking the air turbine (32). Re-fit the cover.
Replacing the dustbag (fig. C & D)
The dustbag must be replaced when the red bag full indicator
(14) is visible while the appliance runs at maximum speed and
the head is raised from the surface. Replacement dustbags are
available from your Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. VBP50).
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Open the cover (5) as shown (fig. C).
Slightly pull back the dustbag holder (16) to remove the
dustbag collar (17) from inlet (18) (fig. D).
Remove the old dustbag (15) from the dustbag holder.
Place a new dustbag in the dustbag holder.
Align the dustbag collar (17) with the inlet (18).
Make sure that the inlet protrudes into the dustbag collar.
Close the cover.
Cleaning
Warning! Before cleaning and maintenance, switch the
appliance off and unplug it.
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From time to time wipe the appliance with a damp cloth.
Do not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
Do not immerse the appliance in water.
VB2050 - Replacing the charcoal filter
The charcoal filter removes odours and smoke from the air
exiting the motor housing. The filter should be replaced every
6 to 9 months and whenever worn or damaged. Replacement
filters are available from your Black & Decker dealer
(cat. no. VBF40).
◆ Proceed as described above to replace the filter (38).
Mains plug replacement (U.K. & Ireland only)
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
◆ Safely dispose of the old plug.
◆ Connect the brown lead to the live terminal in the new plug.
◆ Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
Warning! No connection is to be made to the earth terminal.
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality
plugs. Recommended fuse: 13 A.
Protecting the environment
Cleaning the motor filter (fig. C, D & N)
The motor filter reduces the amount of dust entering the motor
housing to a minimum. The filter is re-usable and should be
cleaned regularly.
◆ Open the cover (5) as shown (fig. C).
◆ Remove the dustbag (fig. D).
◆ Pull the filter (33) out of the filter holder (34) (fig. N).
◆ Brush any loose dust off the filter.
◆ Replace the filter.
◆ Place a new dustbag (fig. D).
◆ Close the cover (fig. C).
Replacing the filters (fig. C, D & N - P)
The motor filter and the outlet filter should be replaced every
6 to 9 months and whenever worn or damaged. The filters
have to be replaced at the same time. Replacement filter sets
are available from your Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. VBF20).
Replacing the motor filter (fig. C, D & N)
◆ Proceed as described above to replace the filter (33).
Replacing the outlet filters (fig. O & P)
◆ Open the cover (35).
◆ Remove the old filters (36).
◆ Insert the new filters as shown.
◆ Close the cover.
VB1850 - Replacing the HEPA filter
The HEPA filter reduces the amount of dust exiting the motor
housing to a minimum. The filter should be replaced whenever
worn or damaged. Replacement filters are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. VBF30).
◆ Proceed as described above to replace the filter (37).
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Black & Decker provides a facility for recycling
Black & Decker products once they have reached the
end of their working life. This service is provided
free of charge. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised repair
agent who will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local Black & Decker office at the
address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet
at: www.2helpU.com
Technical data
VB1600 VB1710 VB1820 VB2050
VB1630 VB1740 VB1850
Voltage
V
(Australia & New Zealand) VAC
Power input
W
Cable length
m
Bag size
l
Weight
kg
230
240
1,600
6
3.5
6
230
230
230
1,700
6
3.5
6
1,800
6
3.5
6
2,000
6
3.5
6
EC declaration of conformity
VB1600/VB1630/VB1710/VB1740/VB1820/VB1850/VB2050
Black & Decker declares that these products conform to:
89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC, EN 55014, EN 61000, EN 60335
Please visit our website www.blackanddecker.co.uk to
register your new Black & Decker product and to be kept up to
date on new products and special offers. Further information
on the Black & Decker brand and our range of products is
available at www.blackanddecker.co.uk
Colin Wills
Director of Engineering
BDCI, 4/F, 2 Dai Wang Street
Tai Po Industrial Estate
Tai Po NT, Hong Kong
1-12-2004
UK patent application nos. 0314932.5
UK design application no. 3 013 969
Australian design application no. 484/04
European Community design application no. 131 669
Chinese design application no. 200430002049
US design application no. 29/199,055
Guarantee
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products and
offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement is
in addition to and in no way prejudices your statutory rights.
The guarantee is valid within the territories of the Member
States of the European Union and the European Free Trade
Area.
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective due to faulty
materials, workmanship or lack of conformity, within 24 months
from the date of purchase, Black & Decker guarantees to
replace defective parts, repair products subjected to fair wear
and tear or replace such products to ensure minimum
inconvenience to the customer unless:
◆ The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
purposes;
◆ The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect;
◆ The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents;
◆ Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
authorised repair agents or Black & Decker service staff.
To claim on the guarantee, you will need to submit proof of
purchase to the seller or an authorised repair agent. You can
check the location of your nearest authorised repair agent by
contacting your local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our after-sales
service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
www.2helpU.com
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VB1820 - VB1850 - VB2050
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Australia
Black & Decker (Australia) Pty. Ltd. Tel. 03-8720 5100
20 Fletcher Road, Mooroolbark,
Fax 03-9727 5940
Victoria, 3138
New Zealand
Black & Decker
81 Hugo Johnston Drive
Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand
United Kingdom
Black & Decker
210 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire SL1 3YD
478743-01
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Tel. 09 579 7600
Fax 09 579 8200
Tel. 01753 511234
Fax 01753 551155
Helpline 01753 574277
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