Model Number LSW36
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important Safety warnings & instructions
Table of Contents
WARNING: To reduce risk of injury:
• Before any use, be sure everyone using this unit reads and
understands all safety instructions and other information contained
in this manual.
• Save these instructions and review frequently prior to use and in
instructing others.
• Do not point unit discharge at self or bystanders.
• Keep long hair and loose clothing away from openings and moving parts.
Safety Guidelines - Definitions..................................................2
General Safety Warnings & Instructions for all Tools...............3
Important Safety Instructions for Battery Chargers...................4
Important Safety Instructions for Battery Packs........................5
Charging Procedure..................................................................6
Installing/Removing Battery Pack.............................................7
Service Information...................................................................10
Full Two-Year Home Use Warranty..........................................10
WARNING: When using an electric tool, basic safety
precautions should always be followed to reduce risk of fire,
electric shock, and personal injury, including the following.
WARNING: Some dust created by this product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
• arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
To reduce your exposure to these chemicals, wear approved
safety equipment such as dust masks that are specially designed
to filter out microscopic particles.
It is important for you to read and understand this manual. The
information it contains relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and
PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols below are used to help
you recognize this information.
READ All and understand ALL
DANGER: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE: Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
general safety warnings and
instructions for all tools
WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all instructions.
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury.
•A battery operated unit with integral batteries or a
separate battery pack must be recharged only with the specified
charger for the battery. A charger that may be suitable for one type
of battery may create a risk of fire when used with another battery.
• Use battery operated unit only with specifically designated
battery pack. Use of any other batteries may create a risk of fire.
• Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is in the locked or off
position before inserting battery pack. Carrying units with your
finger on the switch or inserting the battery pack into a unit with the
switch on invites accidents.
• Do not use unit if switch does not turn it on or off. A unit that cannot
be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
• Disconnect battery pack from unit or place the switch in the
locked or off position before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing the unit. Such preventative safety
measures reduce the risk of starting the unit accidentally.
• ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION – Wear safety glasses or
goggles at all times when this unit is in use. Also use face or dust
mask. Safety glasses are available at extra cost at your local Black &
Decker Service Center or authorized service facility.
• DO NOT place outlet of sweeper near eyes or ears when operating.
• STORE IDLE UNITS. When not in use, the unit should be stored
in a dry, high or locked-up place - out of reach of children.
• DON’T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
• MAINTAIN UNIT WITH CARE. Keep unit clean for best and safest
performance. Follow instructions for proper maintenance.
• DO NOT attempt to repair the sweeper. To assure product safety
and reliability, repairs, maintenance, and adjustments should be
performed by Black & Decker service centers or authorized service
centers, always using Black & Decker replacement parts.
• DO NOT operate sweeper in a gaseous or explosive atmosphere.
Motors in these units normally spark, and the sparks might ignite fumes.
use electric units in damp or wet locations. Don’t use the unit in the rain.
• STAY ALERT - Watch what you are doing. Use common sense.
Do not operate unit when you are tired.
• USE THE RIGHT UNIT – Do not use this unit for any job except
that for which it is intended.
• USE EXTRA CARE when cleaning on stairs.
• DO NOT allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when
used by or near children. Not recommended for use by children.
• DO NOT attempt to clear clogs from unit without first removing battery.
• USE ONLY as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s
recommended attachments.
• DO NOT put any objects into openings. Do not use with any
opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair and everything that
may reduce air flow.
• KEEP hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from
openings and moving parts.
• DO NOT immerse any part of the unit in liquid.
• DO NOT handle charger, including charger plug, and charger
terminals with wet hands.
the work area a minimum of 30 feet (10 meters) when starting or
operating the unit.
• INSPECT THE AREA before using the unit. Remove all debris and
hard objects such as rocks, glass, wire, etc. that can ricochet, be
thrown, or otherwise cause injury or damage during operation.
• USE ONLY charger supplied by the manufacturer to recharge.
• Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to short the
battery with conducting materials such as rings, bracelets and
keys. The battery or conductor may overheat and cause burns.
• Do not open or mutilate the batteries. Released
electrolyte is corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes or skin.
It may be toxic if swallowed.
• DO NOT CHARGE the unit outdoors.
important safety instructions
for battery chargers
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock; do not
expose to rain, do not use on wet surfaces. Store indoors.
This manual contains important safety instructions for battery chargers.
• Before using charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings
on charger, battery pack, and product using battery pack.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
V................ volts A.....................amperes
Hz.............. hertz
...................alternating current
min............. minutes
no....................no load speed
........... direct current
............... Class II Construction
....................earthing terminal
............. safety alert symbol
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside charger.
WARNING: Burn hazard. To reduce the risk of injury, charge
only designated Black & Decker batteries. Other types of
batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
CAUTION: Under certain conditions, with the charger plugged
in to the power supply, the charger can be shorted by foreign
material. Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but not
limited to, steel wool, aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic
particles should be kept away from charger cavities. Always unplug
the charger from the power supply when there is no battery pack in
the cavity. Unplug charger before attempting to clean.
.../min..............strokes per minute
1. LSW36 Cordless Sweeper
2. On / Off Switch
3. Battery pack
4. Inner tube
5. Outer tube
• The charger supplied with this product is intended to be
plugged in such that it is correctly orientated in a vertical or
floor mount position.
• DO NOT attempt to charge the battery pack with any chargers
other than the ones in this manual. The charger and battery
pack are specifically designed to work together.
• These chargers are not intended for any uses other than
charging designated Black & Decker rechargeable batteries.
Any other uses may result in risk of fire, electric shock or electrocution.
• An extension cord must have adequate wire size (AWG
or American Wire Gauge) for safety. The smaller the gauge
number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the cable, that is 16
gauge has more capacity than 18 gauge. When using more than
one extension to make up the total length, be sure each individual
extension contains at least the minimum wire size.
Recommended Minimum Wire Size for Extension Cords
authorized service center.
• Do not disassemble charger; take it to an authorized service
center when service or repair is required. Incorrect reassembly may
result in a risk of electric shock, electrocution or fire.
• Disconnect the charger from the outlet before attempting any
cleaning. This will reduce the risk of electric shock. Removing the
battery pack will not reduce this risk.
• NEVER attempt to connect 2 chargers together.
• The charger is designed to operate on standard household electrical
power (120 Volts). Do not attempt to use it on any other voltage.
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet
0-25 26-50 51-100 101-150
0-50 51-100 101-200 201-300
Ampere Rating
More Not more
American Wire Gauge
Than Than
0 - 6
6 - 10
10 - 12
12 - 16
Not Recommended
• Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
• Pull by plug rather than cord when disconnecting charger.
This will reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord.
• Make sure that cord is located so that it will not be stepped
on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
• Do not use an extension cord unless it is absolutely
necessary. Use of improper extension cord could result in risk of
fire, electric shock, or electrocution.
• Do not place any object on top of charger or place the charger
on a soft surface that might block the ventilation slots and
result in excessive internal heat. Place the charger in a
position away from any heat source. The charger is ventilated
through slots in the top and the bottom of the housing.
• Do not mount charger on wall or permanently affix charger
to any surface. The charger is intended to use on a flat, stable
surface (i.e., table top, bench top).
• 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.
• 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 operate charger with damaged cord or plug — have
them replaced immediately.
• Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow, been
dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way. Take it to an
important safety instructions
for battery PACKS
WARNING: For safe operation, read this manual and manuals
originally supplied with tool before using the charger.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before using the battery
pack and charger, read the safety instructions below. Then follow charging
procedures outlined.
Read all Instructions
• Do not incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely damaged or is
completely worn out. The battery pack can explode in a fire. Toxic fumes
and materials are created when battery packs are burned.
• Do not charge or use battery in explosive atmospheres, such as
in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Inserting or
removing the battery from the charger may ignite the dust or fumes.
• If battery contents come into contact with the skin, immediately wash
area with mild soap and water. If battery liquid gets into the eye, rinse water
over the open eye for 15 minutes or until irritation ceases. If medical attention
is needed, the battery electrolyte for Li-ion batteries is composed of a mixture
of liquid organic carbonates and lithium salts.
• Contents of opened battery cells may cause respiratory irritation.
Provide fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention.
Charging Procedure
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be flammable if
exposed to spark or flame.
• Charge the battery packs only in Black & Decker chargers.
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids. This may
cause premature cell failure.
• Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in locations
where the temperature may reach or exceed 105°F (40˚C) (such
as outside sheds or metal buildings in summer).
The standard charger provided will charge a fully depleted battery in
about 2 hours. A 80% charge is available in 1 hour.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before inserting the
battery pack.
2. Insert the battery pack into the charger as shown in figure A.
3. The green LED (figure A1) will flash indicating that the battery
is being charged.
4. The completion of charge is indicated by the A
green LED (figure A1) remaining on continuously.
The pack is fully charged and may be used at this
time or left on the charger.
Recharge discharged batteries as soon as
possible after use or battery life may be
greatly diminished.
WARNING: Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If
battery pack case is cracked or damaged, do not insert into charger. Do
not crush, drop or damage battery pack. Do not use a battery pack or charger
that has received a sharp blow, been dropped, run over or damaged in any
way (i.e., pierced with a nail, hit with a hammer, stepped on). Damaged
battery packs should be returned to service center for recycling.
Charger Diagnostics
This charger is designed to detect certain
problems that can arise with the battery packs
or the power source. Problems are indicated by one LED (figure A1)
flashing in different patterns.
Bad battery
The charger can detect a weak or damaged battery. The red
LED flashes in the pattern indicated on the label. If you see this
bad battery blink pattern, do not continue to charge the battery.
Return it to a service center or a collection site for recycling.
Hot/Cold pack delay
When the charger detects a battery that is excessively hot or excessively
cold, it automatically starts a Hot/Cold Pack Delay, suspending charging
until the battery has normalized. After this happens, the charger
automatically switches to the Pack Charging mode. This feature ensures
maximum battery life. The red LED flashes in the pattern indicated on
the label when the hot / cold pack delay is detected.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or carry battery so
that metal objects can contact exposed battery terminals. For
example, do not place battery in aprons, pockets, tool boxes, product kit
boxes, drawers, etc., with loose nails, screws, keys, etc. Transporting
batteries can possibly cause fires if the battery terminals inadvertently
come in contact with conductive materials such as keys, coins, hand
tools and the like. The US Department of Transportation Hazardous
Material Regulations (HMR) actually prohibit transporting batteries in
commerce or on airplanes (i.e., packed in suitcases and carry-on luggage)
UNLESS they are properly protected from short circuits. So when
transporting individual batteries, make sure that the battery terminals are
protected and well insulated from materials that could contact them and
cause a short circuit. NOTE: LI-ION batteries should not be put in
checked baggage.
Storage Recommendations
1. The best storage place is one that is cool and dry away from
direct sunlight and excess heat or cold.
2. Long storage will not harm the battery pack or charger.
Leaving the battery in the charger
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the green
State of charge indicator (figure B)
The back of the battery is equipped with a state of charge indicator. This can
be used to display the current level of charge in the battery during use and
during charging. It does not indicate tool functionality and is subject to variation
based on product components, temperature and end-user application.
Checking state of charge during use:
• Press the state of charge indicator button (B1).
• The four LED’s (B2) will illuminate indicating the percent of charge in the
battery. See chart in figure B.
• If LED light does not lluminate, charge battery.
LED glowing indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery pack
fresh and fully charged.
Important Charging Notes
1. Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery
pack is charged when the air temperature is between 60°F and 80°F
(16°- 27°C). DO NOT charge the battery pack in an air temperature
below +40°F (+4.5°C), or above +105°F (+40.5°C). This is important
and will prevent serious damage to the battery pack.
2. The charger and battery pack may become warm to touch
while charging. This is a normal condition, and does not indicate a
problem. To facilitate the cooling of the battery pack after use, avoid
placing the charger or battery pack in a warm environment such as
in a metal shed, or an uninsulated trailer.
3. If the battery pack does not charge properly:
a. Check current at receptacle by plugging in a lamp or other appliance
b. Check to see if receptacle is connected to a light switch which turns power off when you turn out the lights.
c. Move charger and battery pack to a location where the surrounding
air temperature is approximately 60°F - 80°F (16° - 27°C).
d. If charging problems persist, take the tool, battery pack and charger to your local service center.
4. The battery pack should be recharged when it fails to produce
sufficient power on jobs which were easily done previously. DO
NOT CONTINUE to use under these conditions. Follow the charging
procedure. You may also charge a partially used pack whenever
you desire with no adverse affect on the battery pack.
5. Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited
to, steel wool, aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic particles
should be kept away from charger cavities. Always unplug the
charger from the power supply when there is no battery pack in the
cavity. Unplug charger before attempting to clean.
6. Do not freeze or immerse charger in water or any other liquid.
NOTE: This battery is designed to not
operate when a charge below 20% of its
capacity is reached. After the battery charge is
depleated, the toll will not operate until after the
battery has been recharged.
Installing and Removing the Battery Pack
WARNING: Make certain the tool is
switched off before removing or installing
To install battery pack:
Insert battery pack into tool until fully seated and an
audible click is heard (figure C). Make sure battery
pack is fully seated and fully latched into position.
To remove battery pack: Depress the
battery release button in the back of the battery
pack and pull battery pack out of tool.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get
inside charger. Never attempt to open the battery pack for any
reason. If the plastic housing of the battery pack breaks or cracks,
return to a service center for recycling.
WARNING: Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and the battery has been removed.
Switching on and off (Figure E)
WARNING: Use both hands to grip the product
NOTE: Ensure the sweeper is switched off and the battery is
removed before attaching or removing the sweeper tubes. The
tube assembly must be assembled to the housing before use.
• tube assembly: To attach the inner tube to the sweeper, line
up the tube with the sweeper housing as shown in figure D. Push
the tube into the sweeper housing until the lock button engages
the lock hole in the tube. Repeat this process for the outer tube.
firmly when switching on.
To switch the sweeper on, slide the on/off
switch forward.
To switch the sweeper off, slide the on/off
switch back.
CAUTION: Do not point unit
discharge at self or bystanders.
Sweeper operation
CAUTION: Always wear safety glasses. Wear a filter mask if
the operation is dusty. Use of gloves, long pants and substantial
footwear is recommended. Keep long hair and loose clothing away
from openings and moving parts. THIS SWEEPER IS FOR
always wear safety glasses. wear A filter mask if
the operation is dusty. use of rubber gloves and
substantial footwear is recommended when working
outdoors. For household use only.
NOTE: Ensure the sweeper is switched
off and the battery is removed before
attaching or removing the sweeper tubes.
The sweeper tube must be assembled
to the housing before use. Install battery
after assembly just prior to use.
WARNING: Cut Hazard. When turning the tool off for tube
installation or any other reason, wait 10 seconds for the fan to stop
rotating before disassembly.
• Always switch off and remove the battery when:
• The power supply cord has become damaged or entangled.
• You leave sweeper unattended.
• Checking, adjusting, cleaning or working on sweeper.
• Hold the sweeper with one hand as
shown in figure F and sweep from side to
side with the nozzle several inches above
the hard surface. Slowly advance keeping
the accumulated pile of debris in front of
Use sweeper only in daylight or good artificial light.
Cleaning and Storage
Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool. Never let any
liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any part of the tool into a
liquid. Your Sweeper should be stored in a dry place.
Do not store the tool on or adjacent to fertilizers or chemicals. Such
storage can cause rapid corrosion of the metal parts.
WARNING: DO NOT use this product with any type of
accessory or attachment. Such usage might be hazardous.
• Unit will not turn on.
• Check battery installation.
• Check battery charging
• Battery will not charge.
• Insert battery into charger until
green LED appears.
• Plug charger into a working
outlet. Refer to “Important
Charging Notes” for more details.
• Check current at receptacle by
plugging in a lamp or other appliance.
• Check to see if receptacle is
connected to a light switch which turns
power off when you turn out the lights.
• Move charger and tool to a
surrounding air temperature of
above 40 degree F(4.5°C) or
below 105 degree F(+40.5°C).
For assistance with your product, visit our website www.blackanddecker.
com for the location of the service center nearest you or call the BLACK &
DECKER help line at 1-800-544-6986.
The RBRC™ Seal
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) Seal on the LI-ION battery (or battery
pack) indicates that the costs to recycle the battery (or
battery pack) at the end of its useful life have
already been paid by Black & Decker.
RBRC™ in cooperation with Black & Decker and other battery
users, has established programs in the United States to facilitate
the collection of spent LI-ION batteries. Help protect our
environment and conserve natural resources by returning the spent LI-ION battery to an authorized Black & Decker service center or
to your local retailer for recycling. You may also contact your
local recycling center for information on where to drop off the spent
battery. RBRC™ is a registered trademark of the Rechargeable
Battery Recycling Corporation.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment. This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003.
Service Information
All Black & Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained personnel
to provide customers with efficient and reliable power tool service.
Whether you need technical advice, repair, or genuine factory
replacement parts, contact the Black & Decker location nearest you.
To find your local service location, refer to the yellow page directory
under “Tools—Electric” or call: 1-800-544-6986 or visit www.
Full Two-Year Home Use Warranty
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two years against
any defects in material or workmanship. The defective product will be
replaced or repaired at no charge in either of two ways.
The first is to return the product to the retailer from whom it was
purchased (provided that the store is a participating retailer). Returns
should be made within the time period of the retailer’s policy for
exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days after the sale). Proof of purchase
may be required. Please check with the retailer for their specific
return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for
The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a
Black & Decker owned or authorized Service Center for repair or
replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be required.
Black & Decker owned and authorized Service Centers are listed
under “Tools-Electric” in the yellow pages of the phone directory.
This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary
from state to state or province to province. Should you have any
questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker
Service Center. This product is not intended for commercial use.
LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold
in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America, check country
specific warranty information contained in the packaging, call the
local company or see the website for warranty information.
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become illegible or are missing, call 1-800-544-6986 for a free
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