Ryobi 180r, 190r Operator`s manual

MODEL 180r and 190r
ELECTRIC BLOWER/VAC
O P E R AT O R ’ S M A N U A L
FOR QUESTIONS, CALL 1-800-345-8746 in U.S.
OR 1-800-265-6778 in CANADA
IMPORTANT MANUAL
DO NOT THROW AWAY
INTRODUCTION
THANK YOU
Thank you for purchasing this quality product.
This modern outdoor power tool is designed to
provide many hours of useful service. You will
find it to be a great labor-saving device.
This operator’s manual provides you with easyto-understand operating instructions. Read the
entire operator’s manual and follow all of the
instructions to keep your new outdoor power
tool in top operating condition.
PRODUCT REFERENCES,
ILLUSTRATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.
Safety Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-6
A. Safety and International Symbols . . . .6
II.
Assembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-9
A. Blower Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
B. Vacuum Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
III. Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11
A. Extension Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
B. Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
C. Operating as a Blower . . . . . . . . . . . .10
D. Operating as a Vacuum . . . . . . . . . . .11
E. Shoulder Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
All information, illustrations and specifications
in this manual are based on the latest product
information available at the time of printing. We
reserve the right to make changes at any time
without notice.
Copyright © 1997 Ryobi Outdoor Products, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
IV. Maintenance and Repair Instructions . . .12
A. Servicing of Double-Insulated Units . .12
B. Clearing a Blocked Impeller . . . . . . . .12
C. Cleaning the Blower/Vacuum . . . . . . .12
D. Cleaning the Vacuum Bag . . . . . . . . .12
E. Inspecting the Extension Cords . . . . .12
F. Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
G. Accessories/Replacement Parts . . . . .12
NOTE:
V.
PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE
REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY SERVICE.
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
VI. Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
VII. Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
CONTENTS OF CARTON
SERVICE INFORMATION
Service on this unit both within and after
the warranty period should be performed
only by an authorized and approved
service dealer.
Dial 1-800-345-8746 in the United States
and 1-800-265-6778 in Canada to obtain
the listing of the authorized service dealer
nearest you.
Do not return the unit to the retailer.
This unit includes the following:
• Blower/Vacuum Model 180r or 190r
• Blower Tubes
• Vacuum Tubes
• Vacuum Elbow Tube
• Vacuum bag
• Operator’s Manual
• Owner’s Registration Card
Examine all parts to make certain that nothing is
missing and no breakage has occurred during
shipping. Any damaged or missing part must be
replaced before using this product.
WARNING: The operation of any blower/vacuum can result in foreign
objects being thrown in the eyes, which can result in severe eye
damage. Before beginning your unit’s operation, always wear safety
goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield
when needed. A wide vision safety mask for use over eyeglasses,
or standard safety glasses with side shields is recommended.
2
SAFETY WARNINGS
THE PURPOSE OF SAFETY SYMBOLS IS TO
ATTRACT YOUR ATTENTION TO POSSIBLE
DANGERS. THE SAFETY SYMBOLS, AND THE
EXPLANATIONS WITH THEM, DESERVE YOUR
CAREFUL ATTENTION AND UNDERSTANDING.
THE SAFETY WARNINGS DO NOT BY
THEMSELVES ELIMINATE ANY DANGER.
THE INSTRUCTIONS OR WARNINGS THEY
GIVE ARE NOT SUBSTITUTES FOR PROPER
ACCIDENT PREVENTION MEASURES.
SYMBOL
MEANING
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL:
Indicates danger, warning or caution.
May be used in conjunction with
other symbols or pictographs.
DANGER: Failure to obey a safety
warning will result in serious injury to
yourself or to others. Always follow
the safety precautions to reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock, and
personal injury.
WARNING: Failure to obey a
safety warning can result in serious
injury to yourself or to others.
Always follow the safety precautions
to reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, and personal injury.
CAUTION: Failure to obey
a safety warning may result in
property damage or personal injury
to yourself or to others. Always
follow the safety precautions to
reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, and personal injury.
NOTE: Advises you of information or
instructions vital to the operation
or maintenance of the equipment.
• IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION •
WARNING:
When using this
Blower/Vacuum, basic safety
precautions should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, and personal injury.
Make sure this manual is carefully
read and understood before starting
or operating this equipment.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
ELECTRICAL SAFETY WARNINGS
• This tool is double-insulated. Use only
identical replacement parts when servicing.
• Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
protection should be provided on the
circuit(s) or outlet(s) to be used for the
gardening appliance. Receptacles are
available having built-in GFCI protection and
may be used for this measure of safety.
• WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical
shock, use only extension cords approved for
outdoor use, such as an extension cord of
cord type SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A,
SJW-A, SJOW-A, SJTW-W or SJTOW-A.
A 2-wire extension cord (an extension cord
without a ground) may be used because the
tool is double insulated. However, a 3-wire
extension cord (an extension cord with a
ground) that uses a NEMA type connector
(parallel blade, U ground) may also be used.
Extension cords are available from your local
retailer. Use only round-jacketed extension
cords approved for outdoor use.
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this
unit has a polarized plug (one blade is wider
than the other). This unit will fit with a
polarized plug only one way. If the plug does
not fit fully into the unit, reverse the plug. If it
still does not fit, use a cord with the correct
connection. If the cord does not fit into the
power supply outlet, contact a qualified
electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not
modify the cord or unit in any way.
3
SAFETY WARNINGS
• CORD SETS: Make sure your cord set is in
good condition. When using a cord set, be
sure to use a cord that is heavy enough to
carry the current that your unit will draw.
An undersized cord set will cause a drop in
line voltage resulting in loss of power and
overheating. The table shows the correct size
to use depending on the cord length and
nameplate amperage rating. If in doubt, use
the next heavier size line gauge. The smaller
the gauge number, the heavier the cord. To
reduce the possibility of disconnection of the
unit from the cord set during operation, see
Fig. 14, page 10.
MINIMUM WIRE SIZE FOR EXTENSION CORDS
FOR 120 VOLT APPLIANCES
Cord length (ft)
25
50
Amperage Rating
6 to 10 amps
18
10 to 12 amps
16
16
12 to 16 amps
14
12
100
Wire size (AWG)
16
14
14
• All guards and safety attachments must be
installed properly before operating the unit.
• Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Keep all bystanders, especially children and
pets, at least 30 feet (9.2 m) away from the
unit during operation.
• Inspect the area before starting the Blower/
Vacuum. Remove all debris and hard or
sharp objects such as glass, wire, etc.
FOR SAFE OPERATION
• Do not leave the Blower/Vacuum plugged in
when not in use, changing attachments, or
while being serviced.
150
• Do not allow this product to be used as
a toy.
12
• Use the right tool. Do not use unit for for any
job except that for which it is intended. Use
only the manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
12
NOT
RECOMMENDED
• A nameplate on your unit indicates what
voltage it uses. Never connect the unit to an
AC voltage that differs from this voltage.
• Avoid accidental starting. Do not carry
plugged-in unit with your finger on
the switch. Be sure switch is off when
plugging in.
• Do not abuse the power cord. Never carry
the unit by the cord or yank the plug out of
the receptacle. Keep the cord away from
heat, oil and sharp edges.
• Inspect all extension cords and the unit
power connection periodically. Look closely
for deterioration, cuts or cracks in the
insulation. Also inspect the connections for
damage. Replace the cords if any defects
or damage appear.
• Do not unplug by pulling on the cord. To
unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• Avoid dangerous environments. Never
operate your unit in damp or wet conditions.
Moisture is a shock hazard.
• Always remain alert. Use common sense. To
prevent injury to yourself and others, do not
operate this unit if you are fatigued.
• Do not use the unit in the rain.
• Do not operate the unit while under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
• Do not handle the plug or Blower/Vacuum
with wet hands or standing on any
wet surfaces.
BEFORE OPERATING
• Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar
with the controls and proper use of the unit.
• Children and adolescents must not
manipulate units, except for adolescents
in training and under the supervision of
a specialist.
• Before each use, thoroughly inspect your
Blower/Vacuum for loose or damaged parts.
Do not use until adjustments or repairs are
made.
4
• Wear goggles or safety glasses at all times
when operating this Blower/Vacuum.
• Use a face mask or dust mask if operation
is dusty.
• Do not overreach or use the unit from
unstable surfaces such as ladders, trees,
steep slopes, rooftops, etc. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
• Dress properly. Do not operate this
Blower/Vacuum when barefoot or wearing
open sandals. Always wear sturdy,
rubber-soled footwear. The use of gloves,
ear/hearing protection and long pants
are recommended.
SAFETY WARNINGS
• Do not wear loose fitting clothing or articles
such as scarves, strings, chains, ties, etc.,
because they could get drawn into the air
intake. Also make sure long hair does not get
drawn into the air intake. Long hair must be
pulled back and secured off shoulders and
neck.
• Do not put any object into openings. Do not
use with any opening blocked; keep free of
dirt, debris and anything that may reduce the
air flow.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all
parts of body away from openings and
moving parts.
• Do not point the Blower/Vacuum in anyone’s
direction or in the direction of windows.
• Do not force unit. It will do the job better and
with less likelihood of injury at a rate for
which it was designed.
• Avoid situations that could catch the vacuum
bag on fire. Do not operate near an open
flame. Do not vacuum warm ash from
fireplaces, barbecue pits, brush piles, etc. Do
not vacuum discarded cigars or cigarettes
unless the cinders are completely cool.
• Never use the Blower/Vacuum without the
nozzle tubes attached when in the blower
mode or the vacuum tubes and vacuum bag
attached when in the vacuum mode.
• Do not use this Blower/Vacuum to pick up
liquid or wet materials.
• Turn off all controls before unplugging.
• As a vacuum, the unit is designed to pick
up dry material such as leaves, grass, small
twigs and bits of paper. Do not attempt to
vacuum wet debris and/or standing water
as this may result in damage to the Blower/
Vacuum and possible electric shock. To
avoid severe damage to the impeller, do not
vacuum metal, broken glass, etc.
OTHER SAFETY WARNINGS
• Disconnect the unit from the power supply
when not in use, before servicing, when
changing accessories such as tubes,
vacuum bag assembly, etc.
• Use only genuine replacement parts
approved by Ryobi when servicing this
unit. These parts are available from your
authorized dealer. The use of non-standard
parts, or other accessories or attachments
not designed for this unit, could result in
serious injury to the user or damage to the
Blower/Vacuum and void your warranty.
• Maintain this Blower/Vacuum with care. Keep
the unit clean and serviced for the best and
safest performance. Follow the maintenance
instructions. Always use a clean cloth when
cleaning. Never use strong detergents,
gasoline, petroleum-based products, or
any strong solvents to clean the unit.
• Keep your unit in good working condition.
Follow instructions for servicing and
changing accessories. Inspect unit
periodically, and if damaged, have it repaired
by an authorized service facility. Inspect
extension cords periodically and replace if
damaged. Keep handles dry, clean, and free
from oil and grease.
• Store unit indoors. When not in use,
appliances should be stored indoors in a dry,
and high or locked-up place, out of the reach
of children.
• SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Refer to
them frequently and use them to instruct
other users. If you loan someone this unit,
also loan them these instructions.
• Unplug the Blower/Vacuum before
attempting to install or remove the tubes.
The unit must be unplugged and the impeller
blades should no longer be turning to avoid
contact with the rotating blades.
• Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
5
SAFETY WARNINGS
SAFETY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS
This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may
appear on this product. Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating
and maintenance and repair information.
SYMBOL
MEANING
• SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
Indicates danger, warning, or caution. May be used in
conjunction with other symbols or pictographs.
• READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Failure to follow operating instructions and safety precautions
in operator's manual can result in serious injury. Read
operator's manual before starting or operating this unit.
• FOR SERVICE INFORMATION, CALL:
USA: 1-800-345-8746
CANADA: 1-800-265-6778
• WEAR EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION
WARNING: Thrown objects and loud noise can cause severe
eye injury and hearing loss. Wear eye and ear protection when
operating this unit.
• DO NOT USE IN THE RAIN
WARNING: Avoid dangerous environments. Never operate
your unit in the rain, or in damp or wet conditions. Moisture
is a shock hazard.
• BLOWERS AND BLOWER/VACUUMS —
ROTATING BLADES CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY
WARNING: Stop the engine or motor before installing/changing
tubes. Do not put hands or any other objects into the vacuum
tubes while they are installed on this unit.
• KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY
WARNING: Keep all bystanders, especially children and pets,
at least 30 feet (9.2 m) away from the operating area.
6
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
BLOWER ASSEMBLY
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, be sure the unit is
off and unplugged before
assembling any components.
1.
NOTE: The blower tube and nozzle or
concentrator tube must be used at all
times when in blower mode to prevent
the motor from overheating.
With the unit off and unplugged, install the
blower tube onto the motor housing.
Turn the tube clockwise until it locks
(Figs. 1, 2 and 3).
Fig. 4
MOTOR HOUSING
VACUUM ASSEMBLY
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, be sure the unit is
off and unplugged before
assembling any components.
BLOWER TUBE
Fig. 1
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, the vacuum tube
assembly must be used whenever
the vacuum door is open to avoid
contact with rotating blades.
ASSEMBLY PARTS
BLOWER MODEL-180r
BLOWER
TUBE
REAR
HAND
GRIP
BLOWER
NOZZLE
TUBE
MOTOR
HOUSING
1.
With the unit off and unplugged, release the
vacuum door by carefully inserting a flat
head screwdriver into the latch opening
(Fig. 5). Twist the tip of the screwdriver
gently and pull open the door with your
other hand (Figs. 5 and 6).
Fig. 2
ASSEMBLY PARTS
BLOWER MODEL-190r
BLOWER
TUBE
REAR
HAND
GRIP
BLOWER
CONCENTRATOR
TUBE
Fig. 5
MOTOR
HOUSING
Fig. 3
2.
Insert the blower nozzle or concentrator
tube onto the blower tube and turn it
clockwise to lock (Figs. 2, 3 and 4).
Fig. 6
7
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
2.
Align the arrow on the upper vacuum tube
with the arrow on the motor housing
(Fig. 7). Note that the flat on the upper
vacuum tube faces the vacuum door as
you install the tube.
MOTOR
HOUSING
4.
Slide the lower vacuum tube into the upper
vacuum tube. The arrow on the lower
vacuum tube should align with the arrow
on the upper vacuum tube (Fig. 9).
5.
Turn the tube clockwise until the dot on the
lower vacuum tube aligns with the dot on
the upper vacuum tube (Fig. 9).
UPPER
VACUUM TUBE
FLAT
Fig. 7
UPPER VACUUM TUBE
3.
Slide the upper vacuum tube into the motor
housing. Turn the tube clockwise until the
dot on the tube aligns with the dot on the
motor housing (Fig. 8).
MOTOR
HOUSING
UPPER
VACUUM
TUBE
LOWER
VACUUM TUBE
Fig. 9
NOTE: For electric vacuum kits, the shorter end
of the vacuum bag elbow tube with the
raised ribs should be inserted through
the zipper opening (Fig. 10).
6.
Open the zipper on the large end of the
vacuum bag.
7.
Insert the vacuum elbow tube through the
zipper opening in the vacuum bag (Fig. 10),
then through the bag opening in the other
end of the bag, until the bag tube opening
is seated against the tube flange.
Fig. 8
ASSEMBLY - VACUUM BAG
BAG TUBE
OPENING
CURVED END
POINTING UPWARD
INSERT THIS
END THROUGH
THE BAG TUBE
OPENING
RAISED
RIBS
TUBE
FLANGE
VACUUM
BAG
ZIPPER
OPENING
Fig. 10
8
VACUUM
ELBOW
TUBE
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
ASSEMBLY PARTS
FOR VACUUM MODE
MOTOR
HOUSING
VACUUM
ELBOW
TUBE
Fig. 11
VACUUM
DOOR
8.
Close the zipper on the bag (Fig. 11).
9.
Align the vacuum bag/elbow tube assembly
with the grooves on the motor housing
(Figs. 12 and 13).
UPPER
VACUUM
TUBE
VACUUM
BAG
10. Install the vacuum bag/elbow tube
assembly onto the motor housing. Turn the
assembly clockwise until it locks (Fig. 12).
WARNING: Vacuum bag assembly
must be used at all times during
vacuum mode to prevent personal injury
from objects being discharged from
blower outlet and to prevent overheating
of motor.
ASSEMBLY - AS A VACUUM
MOTOR
HOUSING
VACUUM
ELBOW
TUBE
LOWER
VACUUM
TUBE
Fig. 13
UPPER
VACUUM
TUBE
LOWER
VACUUM
TUBE
VACUUM
BAG
NOTE: Make sure the angled
end of the vacuum tube
is facing the bag.
Fig. 12
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Use an appropriate extension cord to
connect to power. See Electrical Safety
Warnings for recommended cords.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this unit has a polarized
plug (one blade is wider than the other).
The outdoor extension cord used with
the unit must also be polarized. The
plug on the extension cord will fit into
the unit only one way. If the plug doesn’t
fit fully into the unit, reverse the plug. If it
does not fit, use a cord with a correct
connection. If the cord does not fit into
the power supply outlet, contact a
qualified electrician to install the proper
outlet. DO NOT change the plug on the
extension cord or unit in any way.
2.
Secure the extension cord to motor housing
as shown (Fig. 14).
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, wear goggles or safety
glasses at all times when operating
this unit. Wear a face mask or dust
mask in dusty locations.
OPERATING AS A BLOWER
Hold the blower as shown in Figs. 16, 17, or 18
and sweep from side to side with the nozzle
several inches above the ground or floor. Slowly
advance, keeping the accumulated pile of debris
in front of you.
Most dry blowing operations are better suited
to low speed than high. Of course, you may
choose to use either and you’ll probably find the
high speed better for moving heavier items like
large debris or gravel.
1. Use the blower for trees, shrubs, flower
beds and hard-to-clean areas (Fig. 16).
Fig. 14
STARTING AND STOPPING THE
BLOWER/VAC
Fig. 16
This unit is equipped with an OFF/LOW/HIGH
switch (Fig. 15). For low speed operation, slide
the switch up to the first click (A).
To select high speed, slide the switch up to the
second click (B). To turn the unit off, slide the
switch all the way down (C).
(C)
(A)
Fig. 15
10
2.
Use the blower around buildings and for
other normal cleaning (Fig. 17).
(B)
Fig. 17
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.
Use the blower for walls, overhangs and
screens (Fig. 18).
Fig. 18
OPERATING AS A VACUUM
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, wear goggles or safety
glasses at all times when operating
this unit. Wear a face mask or dust
mask in dusty locations.
WARNING: Turn off and unplug the
unit before opening vacuum door or
installing or removing vacuum bag to
avoid personal injury from the impeller.
SHOULDER STRAP ADJUSTMENTS
1.
With the unit turned off, hold the unit in
your left hand in an upright position.
Support the lower vacuum tube on the
ground (Fig. 19).
2.
Place the vacuum bag strap over your head
and onto your left shoulder.
3.
Extend your right arm toward the rear of the
vacuum bag. Adjust the vacuum bag strap
until the vacuum bag/shoulder strap seam
lies between your thumb and index finger.
4.
Make sure the vacuum bag strap is
adjusted to allow a free flow of air from the
vacuum bag elbow tube (Fig. 19). If the bag
is kinked, the tool will not operate properly.
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, do not wear loose
fitting clothing or articles such as
scarves, strings, chains, ties, etc.,
because they could get drawn into the
air intake. Also make sure long hair
does not get drawn into the air intake.
Long hair must be pulled back and
secured off shoulders and neck.
Fig. 19
Hold the vacuum, tilting the suction tube
slightly, and use a sweeping action to collect
light debris (Fig. 19). The debris will flow into the
vacuum bag. Things such as small leaves and
small twigs will be mulched as they pass
through the fan housing, allowing the vacuum
bag to hold a lot of debris.
When the bag is full, suction will noticeably
decrease. Turn off and unplug the unit before
you unzip the bag. Unzip the bag and empty the
contents before continuing.
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, never unzip the
vacuum bag without first turning
off and unplugging the unit.
WARNING: As a vacuum, the unit is
designed to pick up dry material such
as leaves, grass, small twigs and bits of
paper. To avoid serious personal injury,
do not attempt to vacuum wet debris
and/or standing water as this may result
in damage to the Blower/ Vacuum and
possible electric shock. To avoid severe
damage to the impeller, do not vacuum
metal, broken glass, etc.
WARNING: When the upper and
lower vacuum tubes are removed, make
sure the vacuum door is snapped
closed before plugging in the unit, to
avoid injury from the impeller.
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, be sure the unit is off
and unplugged before cleaning or
performing any maintenance on it.
SERVICING OF DOUBLE-INSULATED UNITS
This unit is double-insulated. In a doubleinsulated unit, two systems of insulation are
provided instead of grounding. No grounding
means is provided on a double-insulated unit,
nor should a means for grounding be added to
this unit.
Servicing a double-insulated unit requires
extreme care and knowledge of the system, and
should be done only by qualified service
personnel. Replacement parts for a doubleinsulated unit must be identical to the parts they
replace. Refer any repair to an authorized
service dealer. A double-insulated unit is marked
with the words “DOUBLE INSULATION” or
“DOUBLE INSULATED.”
CLEARING A BLOCKED IMPELLER
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Push the switch to the OFF position
and disconnect the Blower/Vacuum
from the power source and wait for the
impeller to stop.
Remove the vacuum tubes by reversing the
instructions on page 8 (Figs. 7, 8 and 9).
The vacuum bag can also be removed by
referring to pages 8 and 9 of the Operator's
Manual.
Carefully remove material blocking the
impeller. Inspect the blades to assure no
damage has occurred. Rotate the blades by
hand to assure the blockage is completely
cleared.
Replace the vacuum bag and vacuum tubes.
Reconnect to power source and resume use.
CLEANING THE UNIT
1.
2.
3.
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Push the switch to the OFF position and
disconnect the Blower/Vacuum from the
power source.
Use a small brush or the air discharge of a
vacuum cleaner brush to keep the air vents
free of obstructions.
Do not use any strong detergents on the
plastic housing or plastic components. Those
parts can be damaged by certain household
cleaners that contain aromatic oils such as
pine and lemon, and by solvents such as
kerosene. Moisture can also cause a shock
hazard. Wipe off any moisture with a soft
cloth.
CLEANING THE VACUUM BAG
1.
2.
3.
Empty the bag after each use to avoid
deterioration and obstructing air flow, which
will reduce the performance of the vacuum.
Wearing eye protection and a dust mask,
clean the bag as needed. Turn the bag inside
out after initial emptying and vigorously
shake out dust and debris.
Wash the bag once a year or more often if
needed as follows:
a. Remove the vacuum bag elbow tube.
(Reverse the procedure shown in Fig. 10.)
b. Turn bag inside out.
c. Hang up.
d. Hose down thoroughly.
e. Hang to dry.
f. Reinstall vacuum bag elbow tube (Fig. 10).
INSPECTION OF EXTENSION CORDS
Inspect all extension cords periodically. Look
closely for deterioration, cuts or cracks in the
insulation. Also inspect the connectors for
damage. Replace the cords if any defects or
damage appear.
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Store the unit indoors, away from moisture and
harmful substances such as fertilizers and
solvents. Store in a dry and high or locked-up
place, out of the reach of children.
ACCESSORIES/REPLACEMENT PARTS
Vacuum Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180464
Vacuum Bag Elbow Tube . . . . . . . . . . .180465
Upper Vacuum Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180466
Lower Vacuum Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180467
Blower Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180468
Blower Nozzle Tube (180r) . . . . . . . . . . .180469
Blower Concentrator Tube (190r) . . . . . .181947
SPECIFICATIONS
Motor Amperage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.5 Amps-Model 180r
12 Amps-Model 190r
Maximum Blower Velocity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 mph (210 kmh)-Model 180r
180 mph (290 kmh)-Model 190r
Maximum Blower Air Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320 cfm (9.1 cmm)-Model 180r
350 cfm (9.9 cmm)-Model 190r
Operating Weight (As Blower) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4 lb (2.9 kg)-Model 180r
7.2 lb (3.3 kg)-Model 190r
Vacuum Bag Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4 bushels (40.7 L)
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LIMITED TWO-YEAR WARRANTY
RYOBI OUTDOOR PRODUCTS warrants each
new RYOBI Product for two (2) years according
to the following terms.
This warranty extends to the original retail
purchaser only and commences on the date
of original retail purchase.
Any part of the RYOBI Product manufactured or
supplied by RYOBI and found in the reasonable
judgement of RYOBI to be defective in material
or workmanship will be repaired or replaced by
an authorized RYOBI service dealer without
charge for parts and labor.
The RYOBI Product including any defective
part must be returned to an authorized service
dealer within the warranty period. The expense
of delivering the RYOBI Product to the dealer
for warranty work and the expense of returning
it back to the owner after repair or replacement
will be paid for by the owner. RYOBI’s
responsibility in respect to claims is limited to
making the required repairs or replacements
and no claim of breach of warranty shall be
cause for cancellation or rescission of the
contract of sale of any RYOBI Product. Proof
of purchase will be required by the dealer to
substantiate any warranty claim. All warranty
work must be performed by an authorized
RYOBI service dealer.
This warranty is limited to ninety (90) days from
the date of original retail purchase for any
RYOBI Product that is used for rental or
commercial purposes, or any other incomeproducing purpose.
This warranty does not cover any RYOBI
Product that has been subject to misuse,
neglect, negligence, or accident, or that has
been operated in any way contrary to the
operating instructions as specified in the RYOBI
Operator’s Manual. This warranty does not
apply to any damage to the RYOBI Product
that is the result of improper maintenance or to
any RYOBI Product that has been altered or
modified so as to adversely affect the product's
operation, performance or durability or that has
been altered or modified so as to change its
intended use. The warranty does not extend to
repairs made necessary by normal wear or by
the use of parts or accessories which are either
incompatible with the RYOBI Product or
adversely affect its operation, performance
or durability.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE TWO (2) YEAR WARRANTY
PERIOD OR NINETY (90) DAYS FOR PRODUCTS
USED FOR ANY COMMERCIAL PURPOSE.
ACCORDINGLY, ANY SUCH IMPLIED
WARRANTIES INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR
OTHERWISE, ARE DISCLAIMED IN THEIR
ENTIRETY AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE
APPROPRIATE TWO-YEAR OR NINETY DAY
WARRANTY PERIOD. RYOBI’S OBLIGATION
UNDER THIS WARRANTY, IS STRICTLY AND
EXCLUSIVELY LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS, AND
ROP DOES NOT ASSUME OR AUTHORIZE
ANYONE TO ASSUME FOR THEM ANY OTHER
OBLIGATION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED
WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
RYOBI ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER
DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO EXPENSE OF RETURNING THE RYOBI
PRODUCT TO AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE
DEALER AND EXPENSE OF DELIVERING IT
BACK TO THE OWNER, MECHANIC’S TRAVEL
TIME, TELEPHONE OR TELEGRAM CHARGES,
RENTAL OF A LIKE PRODUCT DURING THE
TIME WARRANTY SERVICE IS BEING
PERFORMED, TRAVEL, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO
PERSONAL PROPERTY, LOSS OF REVENUE,
LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, LOSS OF
TIME, OR INCONVENIENCE. SOME STATES DO
NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR
EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
This warranty applies to all RYOBI Products
manufactured by RYOBI and sold in the United
States and Canada.
To locate your nearest service dealer dial
1-800-345-8746 in the United States or
1-800-265-6778 in Canada.
RYOBI reserves the right to change or improve
the design of any RYOBI Product without
assuming any obligation to modify any product
previously manufactured.
RYOBI OUTDOOR PRODUCTS
550 N. 54th Street
Chandler, AZ 85226 U.S.A.
RYOBI CANADA INC.
275 Industrial Rd
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6K2 CANADA
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
FOR QUESTIONS CALL 1-800-345-8746 IN U.S.
OR 1-800-265-6778 IN CANADA
OPERATOR’S MANUAL PART NO. 181926
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
REV. A (51400)
11/97