Black+Decker BV4000 Blower

INSTRUCTION MANUAL - Page 2

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z_Safety Rules and Instructions: Polarized Plug
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 wilt 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 electri-
cian to install the proper outlet. Do not change the toot plug or extension cord in any way.
Before Operating
SECURING POWER SUPPLY CORD - Secure the extension cord in the tool's built-in cord
retainer as shown in Figure 7.
Switch
On/Off Switch (Fig. 1)
For extra control, your blow vac is fitted with a two speed switch located on the handle of the
powerhead.
The switch has a central off. Position 0.
To use in low speed, move the switch fully to the rear. Position I.
To change to high speed push the switch back to the off position and then fully forward.
Position II.
NOTE: The switch wilt not operate if the release button, shown in Figure 1, is depressed.
To turn the toot ON, slide the switch forward, as shown in Figure 1. To turn toot OFF, slide
switch to the middle position.
Assembly
USE AS A BLOWER: 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.
z_WARNING: When turning the tool off for tube installation or any other reason, wait 10
seconds for the fan to stop rotating before disassembly.
Vacuum Tube Assembly (Fig. 4)
Vacuum tubes must be assembled together before use.
To ease assembly apply soapy water solution to joint area.
Align the notches and the triangles on upper and lower tubes. (Fig. 4)
Push the lower tube firmly into the upper tube, until the triangles click into place. (Never
operate apart).
In the interests of safety, it is not intended for the tubes to be separated once assembled.
Blow Tube Assembly (Fig. 2)
Blow tube must be assembled to the blow clamshell before use.
Align the circles on the clamshell and the tube.
Push the tube firmly onto the clamshell until the circles click into place.
Cord Retainer
A cord retainer is incorporated into the rear of the powerhead. (Fig 7)
Insert the cord into the powerhead and flip the cord retainer lever against the plug to hold it in
position.
To release, depress the side button and then pull up lever.
Using Your Product (Fig. 8)
When using as a blower or vacuum, always wear safety glasses. If using in dusty conditions,
wear a filter mask as well.
Blow Mode
Ensure your product is switched off and disconnected from the main power supply.
Attach the blow clamshell and tube to the powerhead (Fig. 3) by locating the blower as
indicated by arrow, then pivot about this point until the locking/release catch is fully engaged.
Hold the blow tube approximately 180mm (7") above the ground, switch your product on and
using a sweeping motion from side to side, advance slowly keeping the accumulated
debris/leaves in front of you (Fig. 9).
Once you have blown the debris/leaves into a pile, you can convert to vacuum mode to
collect the debris.
Installing the concentrator will help remove matted debris and leaves (Fig. 12).
Removing Blow/Vacuum Tube
Switch off your product and disconnect from power supply.
To disconnect the blow clamshell or vacuum tube from the powerhead, depress the release
button, ensuring the tube does not fall to the ground.
The release button will not depress if the power switch is in the "on" position. (Fig. 1)
Carrying Strap Assembly
Fit the carrying strap to the powerhead, if required, and adjust to suit the user.
For your comfort, the shoulder strap is designed to be used in vacuum mode.
1. Dual Point Attachment
- Clip the hook through the eyelet on the powerhead (Fig. 10)
- Clip the hook through the eyelet on the rear of the power head (Fig. 11)
Vacuum Mode
Switch off your product and disconnect from power supply.
To fit the bag assembly to your product:
Locate the bag rim into the bag holder channel ensuring that the front of the bag is placed
over the vacuum outlet as shown in Fig. 5.
Slide the bag fully into the channel and depress the latch to lock the handle into the bag top.
(Fig. 6)
Position the tube slightly above the debris/leaves. Switch your product on, then using a
sweeping motion the debris/leaves will be sucked up the tube, mulched and deposited into
the collection bag. (Fig 8)
For matted debris/leaves your vacuum tube is incorporated with a scraper. Use this scraper
to loosen the debris and continue to vacuum as normal.
As the bag fills the power of the suction will decrease, switch off your product and unplug
from power supply.
To remove the bag, depress the latch to disengage from the bag holder and slide the bag out.
Toempty, hold the plastic handle and grab the nylon handle on the underside of the bag. Turn
the bag upside down and shake out any debris and leaves. (Fig. 5C)
For easier use in vac mode, the toot should be fitted to the user using shoulder strap (Fig. 8)
Z_CAUTION: NEVER REMOVE THE COLLECTION BAG WITHOUT FIRST TURNING
OFF AND UNPLUGGING THE VACUUM.
NOTE: If the suction decreases and the bag is not full, the vacuum tube is probably clogged
with debris. Turn off and unplug the vacuum and clear the tube before continuing.
Operation
Do not use in vacuum mode without the vacuum tubes and collection bag in place.
Always switch off and remove the plug from the electrical supply when:
Changing from blower to vacuum.
The supply cable has become damaged or entangled.
You leave your product unattended.
Clearing a blockage.
Checking, adjusting, cleaning or working on your product.
Use your product only in daylight or good artificial light.
Maintenance
CLEANING AND STORAGE
TURN OFF AND UNPLUG TOOL! (Unplug extension cord at power source.)
Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the toot. Clean out any clippings which may
have accumulated in the BlowerNac. When used properly with dry leaves the fan chamber
of your BlowerNac should remain clean. If damp earth and debris are ingested some of the
particles may build up on the inside of the fan chamber. Ifthis happens the performance of
the unit wilt decrease. This area can be cleaned out by gently wiping out with a damp rag
after disconnecting from the power source. Your Btower/Vac should be stored in a dry place.
Z_CAUTION: DO NOT POUR OR SPRAY WATER ON THE TOOL IN AN ATTEMPT TO
CLEAN.
Do not store the tool on or adjacent to fertilizers or chemicals. Such storage can cause rapid
corrosion of the metal parts.
Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the toot. Never let any liquid get inside the
toot; never immerse any part of the toot into a liquid.
Important
To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY; repairs, maintenance and adjustments
(other than those listed in this manual) should be performed by authorized service centers
or other qualified
service organizations, always using identical replacement parts.
Service Information
Black & Decker offers a full network of company-owned and authorized service locations
throughout North America. All Black & Decker Service Centers are staffed with trained per-
sonnel to provide customers with efficient and reliable power toot 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 "TootsiElectric '' or call: 1-800-54-HOW-TO (1-800-544-6986).
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, 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 (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 exchanges.
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
"Toots-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. Should you have any
questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center.
This product is not intended for commercial use.
Imported by
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., See 'Tools-Electric'
701 E. Joppa Rd. - Yellow Pages -
Towson, MD 21286 U.S.A. for Service & Sales
CONSERVER LE PRI_SENT GUIDE ._ TITRE DE RI_FI_RENCE.
Avertissement Importantes Mesures de S curit
LIRE ET COMPRENDRE TOUTES LES DIRECTIVES AVANT D'UTILISER L'OUTIL.
AFIN DE REDUIRE LES RISQUES DE BLESSURES
Avant toute utilisation, s'assurer que tous ceux qui se servent de t'outil lisent et comprennent
toutes les mesures de securit6 et tout autre renseignement contenus dans le present guide.
Conserver ces mesures et tes retire frequemment avant d'utitiser I'outil ou d'en expliquer le
fonctionnement b.d'autres personnes.
z_ AVERTISSEMENT : Lorsqu'on utitise des outils etectriques, itfaut toujours respecter les
mesures de securit6 suivantes.
Z_AVERTISSEMENT : Le produit genGre de la poussiere qui peut renfermer des produits
chimiques.
Seton I'etat de la Californie, ces produits chimiques peuvent causer
le cancer ainsi que des malformations congenitales, et ils presentent
d'autres dangers au systeme reproductif humain. Voici des exemptes
de tels produits chimiques :
les composes d'engrais;
les composes d'insecticides, d'herbicides et de pesticides;
t'arsenic et le chrome provenant de bois traite.
Afin de minimiser tes risques, porter de I'equipement de securit6 approuve comme des
masques antipoussieres specialement congu pour filtrer les particutes microscopiques.
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