WV3615 | Black&Decker WV3615 DUSTBUSTER Type H1 instruction manual

Intended use
Your Black & Decker Dustbuster® hand
held vacuum cleaner has been designed
for light wet and dry vacuum cleaning
purposes. This product is intended for
household use only.
Safety instructions
Warning! When using batterypowered appliances, basic safety
precautions, including the following,
should always be followed to reduce
the risk of fire, leaking batteries,
personal injury and material damage.
Read 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
Using your appliance
◆ Do not use the appliance to pick up
liquids or any materials that could
catch fire.
◆ Do not immerse the appliance in
◆ Never pull the charger lead to
disconnect the charger from the
socket. Keep the charger lead away
from heat, oil and sharp edges.
◆ To prevent wet spills from entering
the motor, do not:
- turn the appliance upside down or
- point the nozzle upwards
- shake the appliance excessively
◆ Empty wet spills immediately.
After use
◆ Unplug the charger before cleaning it.
◆ Always empty and clean the bowl
after picking up liquid. Do not store
the appliance with liquid in the bowl.
◆ 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. 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.
◆ Regularly check the charger lead for
damage. Replace the charger if the
lead is damaged or defective.
◆ Never attempt to remove or replace
any parts other than those specified
in this manual.
Battery and charger
◆ Never attempt to open the battery.
◆ Do not expose the battery to water.
◆ Do not incinerate the battery.
◆ Do not expose the charger to water.
◆ Do not open the charger.
Electrical safety
Your charger has been designed for a
specific voltage. Always check that the
mains voltage corresponds to the voltage
on the rating plate. Never attempt to
replace the charger unit with a regular
mains plug.
Symbols on the charger
Your charger is double
insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required.
Fail safe isolating transformer.
The mains supply is electrically
separated from the transformer
The charger automatically
shuts off if the ambient
temperature becomes too high.
As soon as the ambient
temperature has decreased, the
charger will resume operating.
The charger is intended for
indoor use only.
Read the manual carefully
before using the appliance.
On/off switch
Release button
Dust bowl
Charging base
Fig. A
6. Crevice tool
7. Wet pick-up accessory
Before first use, the battery must be
charged for at least 16 hours.
Place the appliance on the charging
base whenever it is not in use.
Charging the battery (fig. D)
◆ Make sure that the appliance is
switched off. The battery will not be
charged with the on/off switch in the
on position.
◆ Place the appliance on the charging
base as shown.
◆ Plug in the charger. Switch on at the
◆ Leave the appliance to charge for at
least 16 hours.
Whilst charging, the charger may become
warm. This is normal and does not
indicate a problem. The appliance can be
left connected to the charger indefinitely.
Fitting the charging base to the wall
(fig. B)
The charging base can be fitted to the
wall to provide a convenient storage and
charging point for the appliance.
Warning! Do not fit the charging base
directly over a mains supply. Ensure the
cord has a loop when the charger is
connected to the mains.
Fitting the accessories (fig. A & C)
These models are supplied with the
following accessories:
- a crevice tool (6) for confined spaces
- a wet pick-up accessory (7) for wet
To fit an accessory, proceed as follows:
◆ Take the accessories from the
◆ Insert the appropriate accessory into
the front of the appliance.
You may refit the other accessory by
clicking it into the accessory holder.
Warning! Do not charge the battery at
ambient temperatures below 4 °C or
above 40 °C.
Switching on and off (fig. E)
◆ To switch the appliance on, slide the
on/off switch (1) forward.
◆ To switch the appliance off, slide the
on/off switch back.
Wet pick-up (fig. A)
Use the wet pick-up accessory (7) on
non-absorbent surfaces.
For best results when using this accessory,
hold the appliance at an angle of 45° and
pull it slowly towards you. On absorbent
surfaces, such as carpet, your appliance
will pick up wet spills better without the
Emptying the dust bowl (fig. F & G)
◆ Press the release button (2) and
remove the dust bowl (3).
◆ Remove the filters (8 & 9).
◆ Empty the dust bowl.
◆ Refit the filters.
◆ Refit the dust bowl onto the
appliance. Make sure the dust bowl
clicks into place.
Cleaning and maintenance
Re-use of recycled materials
helps prevent environmental
pollution and reduces the
demand for raw materials.
Warning! Regularly clean the filters.
Cleaning the dust bowl and filters
(fig. F & G)
The filters are re-usable and should be
cleaned regularly.
◆ Empty the dust bowl as described
◆ Brush any loose dust off the filters.
◆ Wash the filters in warm, soapy
water. The bowl can also be washed
if necessary. Do not immerse the
appliance in water.
◆ Make sure the dust bowl and the
filters are completely dry.
◆ Refit the filters.
◆ Refit the dust bowl into the
appliance. Make sure the dust bowl
clicks into place.
Warning! Never use the appliance
without the filters. Optimum dust
collection will only be achieved with
clean filters and an empty dust bowl.
Replacing the filters
The filters should be replaced every 6 to
9 months and whenever worn or damaged.
Replacement filters are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (cat. no. WVF30).
◆ Remove the old filters as described
◆ Fit the new filters as described above.
Local regulations may provide for separate
collection of electrical products from the
household, at municipal waste sites or by
the retailer when you purchase a new
Black & Decker provides a facility for the
collection and recycling of Black & Decker
products once they have reached the end
of their working life. 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:
Battery (fig. H)
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This
product must not be disposed
of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your
Black & Decker product needs
replacement, or if it is of no further use
to you, do not dispose of it with
household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used
products and packaging allows
materials to be recycled and
used again.
When disposing of the product,
the battery must be removed as
described below and disposed
of in accordance with local
If you want to dispose of the product
yourself, the battery must be removed as
described below and disposed of in
accordance with local regulations.
Warning! Disconnect the appliance from
the power supply before removing the
Preferably discharge the battery by
operating the appliance until the
motor stops.
The battery is located under the back end
of the appliance.
◆ Remove the crevice tool from the
accessory holder.
Push the slider (10) towards the front
of the product.
◆ Remove the accessory holder.
◆ Strike the product on a firm and
stable surface as shown in fig. G to
dislodge the battery (11).
Alternatively, use a screwdriver to
dislodge the battery.
◆ Place the battery in suitable
packaging to ensure that the
terminals cannot be short-circuited.
◆ Take the battery to your service
agent or a local recycling station.
Collected batteries will be recycled
or disposed of properly.
Warning! Once removed, the battery
cannot be refitted.
Technical data
Battery type
V 3.6
kg 0.9
Battery type
V 6.0
kg 1.0
Input voltage
Approx. charging time
VAC 230
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EC declaration of conformity
Black & Decker declares that these
products conform to:
89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC, EN 55014,
EN 60335, EN 61000
Kevin Hewitt
Director of Consumer Engineering
Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 6JG,
United Kingdom
Black & Decker is confident of the quality
of its products and offers an outstanding
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
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:
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