BLB1401 | Black&Decker BLB1401 VACUUM CLEANER instruction manual

New Zealand
Intended use
Your Black & Decker vacuum cleaner has been designed to
vacuum dry substances. This product is intended for
household use only.
Safety instructions
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
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
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience or knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure they do not
play with 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
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
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
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 ormains 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.
Electrical safety
This tool is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the power
supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating
Additional safety instructions for vacuum cleaners
Before use, always make sure that the filter is correctly
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.
This appliance includes some or all of the following features.
1. Hose
2. Container
3. Container release button
4. Container handle
5. Cord rewind button
6. Variable speed switch
7. On/off switch
8. Handle
9. Wheels
10. Hepa filter
11. Suction head
12. Telescopic wands
13. Hose handle and air flow control
In addition, this appliance is supplied with some or all of the
following accessories (fig. A):
14. Crevice combo brush tool
15. Upholstery brush.
Connecting the hose (fig. A)
Insert the hose connector into the inle t of the
Line up the hose connector tabs with the slots in the inlet.
Slide the hose further until the release buttons (18) (2
positions) click into place.
To disconnect the hose, press the release buttons (18) (2
positions) and pull out the hose.
Mounting the extension tube (fig. A)
Slide the hose nozzle (13) into the tube (12) until
it locks into place.
To remove the tube (12), grip firmly and pull the
hose nozzle (13) out of the tube.
Unwinding and rewinding the cord (fig D)
The cord rewind button (5) can be operated by hand or foot.
Before use, pull the full length of cord from the back of
the appliance. Pull out till the yellow marker is visible.
Do not pull the cord further when the red marker becomes
After use, press the cord rewind button (5) 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 wand (fig. B)
The telescopic wand (12) is made up of two pieces.
To extend the lower tube, press the adjustment
button and slide out the second tube until it is fully extended
and clicks into place.
Adjusting the suction head (fig. A)
For vacuuming on carpets, switch the floor surface selector
into the up position.
For vacuuming on laminates, tiles, etc., switch the floor
surface selector into the down position.
Switching on and off
The on/off switch (7) can be operated by hand or foot.
To switch the appliance on, press the on/off switch (7).
To switch the appliance off, press the on/off switch (7)
Adjusting the airflow (fig. E)
Slide the airflow control switch to adjust the airflow
as desired. Max and min positions are shown.
Slide the variable speed control (6) on the vacuum
body change the motor speed hence the suction.
When operating the appliance, make sure that the hose is
The suction head (11) allows for vacuuming on carpet and
not trapped, twisted or blocked
hard surfaces (e.g. laminate and tiles).
In case of overheating, a cut-out will operate and the
Slide the tube (12) into the head (11) until it locks into place.
appliance will automatically stop.
If the appliance stops operating, unplug the appliance and
To remove the head (11), grip the head firmly and pull
allow it to cool for 2-3 hours.
the tube (12) out of the head (11).
Mounting the suction head (fig. A)
Mounting accessories (fig. A)
The crevice tool (14) allows for vacuuming in narrow and
hard to-reach places. The brush tool (14) allows for
vacuuming on furniture, blinds, curtains, windows and stairs.
Slide the accessory onto
the hose nozzle (13) or the tube (12).
To remove an accessory, pull the accessory off.
Hint for optimum use
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.
Carrying the appliance (fig. C)
During use the appliance can be carried using the handle (8).
Storing the appliance
Warning! When storing the appliance, switch the
appliance off and unplug it.
Make sure that the cord is fully rewound.
Place the appliance in an upright position.
Wrap the hose around the appliance.
Store the appliance in a dry location. The appliance can be
carried by the container handle (4).
Your Black & Decker tool has been designed to operate over
a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance.
Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon proper tool
care and regular cleaning.
The appliance is fitted with a Hepa style filter.
When the suction is reduced an indicator light illuminates
and glows red.
After every use or when the indicator glows red switch off
and empty the container. (fig F-I).
Ensure the container is securely replaced.
After every use switch the appliance off and unplug
from the mains.
This will ensure that the next time the appliance is used the
performance is at its optimum.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance or cleaning on
the appliance, unplug the appliance.
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.
Emptying the container (fig. F - I)
The container (8) must be emptied when the dirt fills to the
maximum mark indicated on the bin.
Remove the container (2) from the appliance by pressing
the release button (3) and lifting the container out of
the appliance.
Press the lower door latch (fig H) to release the dirt.
Empty the container as necessary.
Clean the filter if necessary as described below.
Close the lower door and make sure that it clicks into place.
Re-fit the container (2) into the applianc e, make sure that
the release button (3) clicks into place.
Filter cleaning and maintenance.
To obtain maximum efficiency it is recommended to clean
the filters in the following manner.
The filters upstream of the motor when they are dirty.
At least once a year wash with water and let the filters
air dry completely before replacing in the vacuum.
(at least 24 hours).
Do not dry with a hair dryer or place on a heater etc or
the filters will be damaged.
If the filters are damaged replace with new filters.
Warning! Before cleaning and maintenance, switch the
appliance off and unplug it.
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.
Cleaning the container filter (fig. J. (JA - JO))
The container filter prevents dust and dirt from entering the
motor housing. The filter is re-usable and should be
cleaned periodically.
Remove the container from the appliance (fig. JA) by
pressing the button on top of the dust container to
release the dust container and lift it out by the handle.
Support the dust container and turn the handle
anti-clockwise to remove the lid/handle. (fig JB).
Continue supporting the dust container and turn the
HEPA filter mount anti-clockwise to disengage and
remove the assembly from the dust container. (fig JC
and JD).
To remove the internal HEPA filter from the mount
assembly turn the filter anti-clockwise whilst
supporting the internal lid. (fig JE).
Then turn the lid of the filter anti-clockwise to release
the filter lid. (fig JF).
Clean the filter and its lid carefully using a small brush
or wash it in running water. (fig JG to JJ). Air dry the two
parts before putting back into the vacuum cleaner.
Put the cleaned and dried lid on the HEPA filter and turn
it clockwise to lock together. (fig JK).
Replace the interior lid and HEPA filter assembly in the
dust container such that the arrow symbol on the lid
corresponds with the red mark on the dust container,
and close the container by pressing on and turning
the assembly clockwise. (fig JL, JM).
Replace the dust container lid/handle on the dust
container and turn it clockwise to lock into position.
(fig JN).
Press the dust container release button (on top of the
duct container) and replace the dust container in the
vacuum. (fig JO).
Cleaning the motor filter (fig. K)
The motor filter prevents particles and larger objects
from entering the motor housing when the container is
The filter is re-usable and should be cleaned regularly.
Remove the container from the appliance.
Take the filter out (fig. K).
Brush any loose dust off the filter.
Replace the filter.
Re-insert the container into the appliance.
Replacing the filters
If the HEPA filter (10) (fitted inside the container) is
damaged or fails to operate properly, it must be
replaced. Replacement filters are available from your
Black & Decker dealer (part. no. 764468-00).
Replacing the container filter
Proceed as described above to replace the filter (10).
Replacing the outlet filter (fig. L & M)
Protecting the environment
Should you find one day that your tool needs
replacement, or if it is of no further use to you,
think of the protection of the environment. Black
& Decker repair agents will accept old Black &
Decker tools and ensure that they are disposed of
in an environmentally safe way.
Separate collection of used products and
packaging allows materials to be recycled and
used again. Re-use of recycled materials helps
prevent environmental pollution and reduces the
demand for raw materials.
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 product.
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.
The appliance is fitted with a lifetime filter but if it is
required to be replaced, replace it as follows:
Remove the cover by pressing
. down on the locking tab.
Remove the old filter by pulling it out.
Insert the new filter as shown.
Refit the cover.
Technical data
Power input
Cable length
Container size l
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
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
make sure of the minimum inconvenience to the customer
The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
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.
The provisions of the Black & Decker Home Appliances
Replacement Guarantee as set out above are in addition
to the conditions and guarantees which are manditorily
implied by law through Trade Practices Act 1974
(Australia) and the Consumer Guarantee Act 1993 (New
Zealand) and legislation.
The Black & Decker Guarantee supplements these rights.
Black & Decker (Australia) Pty Ltd.
20 Fletcher Road
MOOROOLBARK Victoria 3138
(03) 8720 5100
(03) 9727 5940
Black & Decker New Zealand Pty Ltd.
5 Te Apunga Place
9 259 1111
9 259 1122
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