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HAND HELD STEAM CLEANER
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
CATALOG NUMBER
BDH1800SM
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INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y PÓLIZA DE GARANTÍA.
ADVERTENCIA: LÉASE ESTE INSTRUCTIVO ANTES DE USAR EL PRODUCTO.
SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
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.
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 potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
INTENDED USE
Your Black & Decker steam cleaner has been designed for sanitizing and cleaning the following
SEALED surface: tiles, work tops, kitchen surfaces, and bathroom surfaces. Do not use the unit
upside down. This appliance is intended for indoor household use only.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow the warnings
and instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
WARNING: When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions, including
the following, should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock,
personal injury and material damage.
SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: POLARIZED PLUGS
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this equipment has a polarized plug (one blade is
wider than the other). This equipment must be used with a suitable polarized 2 wire or
3 wire extension cord. Polarized connections will fit together only one way. Make sure
that the receptacle end of the extension cord has large and small blade slot widths. If
the plug does not fit fully into the extension cord, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
obtain a suitable extension cord. If the extension cord does not fit fully into the outlet,
contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the tool plug or
extension cord in any way.
Volts
120V
240V
Ampere
More
Than
0
6
10 12 -
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet
0-25
26-50
51-100
101-150
(0-7,6m) (7,6-15,2m) (15,2-30,4m) (30,4-45,7m)
0-50
51-100
101-200
201-300
(0-15,2m) (15,2-30,4m) (30,4-60,9m) (60,9-91,4m)
Rating
Not more
Than
6
18
10
18
12
16
16
14
American Wire Gauge
16
16
16
12
16
14
14
12
14
12
Not Recommended
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or the performance of any operation with this appliance other than those recommended
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USING YOUR APPLIANCE
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appliance cord away from heat, oil and sharp edges.
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sharp corners or expose cord to heated surfaces.
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delicate, steam-sensitive materials.
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treated with wax or some no-wax floors, the sheen may be removed by the heat and
steam action. It is always recommended to test an isolated area of the surface to be
cleaned before proceeding. We also recommend that you check the use and care
instructions from the floor manufacturer.
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as this may damage it or make it unsafe for use.
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immediately and contact the customer support center. (Beware of the risk of electrical shock.)
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steam head and cleaning pads get very hot during use.
CAUTION: Always wear suitable shoes when using your steam cleaner and when
changing the accessories on your steam cleaner. Do not wear slippers or open-toed footwear.
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become hot during use.
AFTER USE
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INSPECTION AND REPAIRS
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maintenance or repairs.
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parts, damage to switches and any other conditions that may affect its operation.
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SAFETY OF OTHERS
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physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
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RESIDUAL RISKS
Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which may not be included in the
enclosed safety warnings. These risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use, etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations and the implementation of
safety devices, certain residual risks can not be avoided. These include:
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prolonged periods ensure you take regular breaks.
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FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
A
1. ON/Off Switch
1
2. Trigger Switch
4
3. Trigger Switch Lock
4. Handle
ACCESSORIES
This appliance includes some or all of the following accessories. The performance of your
appliance depends on the accessory used. Black & Decker accessories are engineered
to high quality standards and designed to enhance the performance of your appliance. By
using these accessories you will get the very best from your appliance.
Flexible hose and
handle
For convenient use of
all accessories.
Mini pivot mop
For cleaning tiles and
large flat surfaces
Variable steam jet
nozzle
For higher pressure
steam bursts, twist
to change the spray
pattern of the steam
burst.
Detail grout cleaner
For cleaning grouted
areas between tiles.
Large scrub brush
cleaner with scraper
For cleaning heavily
soiled object such as
BBQ’s.
Small brush (Blue) For
cleaning small hard
surfaces.
Window Squeegee
For cleaning glass
doors and windows.
WARNING:
Do not use the window
squeegee on cold glass.
It may cause the glass
to break.
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ASSEMBLY
NOTICE: Each steam cleaner is 100% tested in the factory to ensure product
performance and safety. When assembling your new steam cleaner for the first time you
may notice water residue inside of the unit.
WARNING: Before attempting any of the following operations, make sure that the
appliance is switched off and unplugged and that the appliance is cold and contains
minimal or no water.
B
STEAM CLEANER ATTACHMENTS
ATTACHING THE HOSE OR VARIABLE
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NOZZLE - Fig. B
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variable nozzle (12).
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or variable nozzle with the two slots adjacent to the
steam nozzle on the hand-held steam cleaner or
hose.
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steam nozzle (7) of the hand-held steam cleaner or
hose such that it is fully seated, and release the clips.
WARNING: Inspect the seal on the steam
nozzle of the hose and handheald steam cleaner
before each use (Figure C). If the seal is missing or
damaged contact your nearest authorized repair
agent. Do not use the appliance.
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CAUTION: Ensure that the hose and/or variable
nozzle is securely fastened before using the hand-held
steam cleaner.
Seal
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away from the steam nozzle.
ATTACHING OTHER ACCESSORIES
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lugs (8) on the hose with the recesses on the accessory.
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until the accessory is fully seated and clicks into place.
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REMOVING OTHER ACCESSORIES
FROM THE HOSE
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accessory counterclockwise then pull away from the hose.
FILLING THE WATER TANK - Fig. E
This steam cleaner incorporates an anti-calcium
system to help prolong the life of the system.
NOTICE: Fill the water tank (11) with regular tap
water.
NOTICE: In areas of very hard water, the use of
de-ionized water is recommended.
WARNING: Do not over fill the tank. Use
supplied jug (10) to fill tank, and do not fill jug above
indicated max line.
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power cord is disconnected from the power supply.
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NOTICE: Always empty the water tank after use.
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OPERATION
SWITCHING ON AND OFF - Fig. F
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is ready to use the water reservoir will glow blue. It takes
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button.
NOTICE: Never leave the steam cleaner in one spot on any surface for any period of
time. Always place the steam cleaner in the upright position when stationary and make sure
the steam cleaner is turned off when not in use.
NOTICE: Always empty the water tank after use.
NOTICE: This unit will kill 99.9% of bacteria and germs when used in accordance with
this manual and with the micro fiber pad fitted and a continuous run time of 90 seconds.
HINTS FOR OPTIMUM USE
GENERAL USE
CAUTION: Never use the steam cleaner without an attachment.
WARNING: It is important to monitor the water level in the water tank. To refill the
water tank and continue to sanitize/ clean, see Filling the Water Tank section.
NOTICE: To effectively sanitize an area, the lift and reach head with microfiber pad must be used.
NOTICE: Never leave the steam cleaner in one spot on any surface for any period of time.
Always place the steam cleaner in an upright position when stationary and make sure the steam
cleaner is turned off when not in use.
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from vinyl or linoleum floors, you can pre-treat them with a mild detergent and some
water before using the steam cleaner.
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seconds steam will start to come out of the accessory.
NOTICE: If the system has been run dry it may take up to 30 seconds to prime the
system on first use.
NOTICE: During use you may turn off the steam pump by releasing the trigger switch,
this convenient feature will allow you to place the steam cleaner down for a short time so
that you may move items or furniture, then continue cleaning without the need to switch
the appliance off.
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MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Your Black & Decker corded appliance has been designed to operate over a long period
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proper appliance care and regular cleaning.
WARNING: Before performing any maintenance or cleaning on corded appliances
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appliance; never immerse any part of the appliance into a liquid. IMPORTANT: To
assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment
should be performed by authorized service centers or other qualified service
organizations, always using identical replacement parts.
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ACCESSORIES
Recommended accessories for use with your appliance are available from your local dealer
or authorized service center. If you need assistance regarding accessories, please call:
1-800-544-6986.
WARNING: The use of any accessory not recommended for use with this
appliance could be hazardous.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
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product repeatedly causes the
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use immediately and have it
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product repeatedly causes the
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SERVICE INFORMATION
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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.blackanddecker.com
LIMITED TWO-YEAR HOME USE WARRANTY
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material or
workmanship for a period of two (2) years following the date of purchase, provided that the
product is used in a home environment. This limited warranty does not cover failures due to
abuse, accidental damage or when repairs have been made or attempted by anyone other than
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conditions set forth herein will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of two ways:
The first, which will result in exchanges only, 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. Proof of purchase may be required. Please
check with the retailer for its specific return policy regarding time limits for returns or exchanges.
The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker owned or
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may be required. Black & Decker owned and authorized service centers are listed under “Tools–
Electric” in the yellow pages of the phone directory or online at
www.blackanddecker.com.
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. Should you have any questions,
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intended for commercial use, and accordingly, such commercial use of this product will void this
warranty. All other warranties, express or implied, are hereby disclaimed.
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 such information.
FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning labels become illegible or are
missing, call 1-800-544-6986 for a free replacement.
Imported by
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc.,
701 E. Joppa Rd.
Towson, MD 21286 U.S.A.
See ‘Tools-Electric’
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