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Black and Decker 20V Max Vacuum User Manual

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Black and Decker 20V Max Vacuum User Manual

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This instruction manual uses the following safety alert symbols and words to alert you to hazardous situations and your risk of personal injury or property damage.

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: Indicates a practice not related to personal injury which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
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  1. ON/OFF button
  2. Variable power switch
  3. Main handle
  4. Floor brush ON/OFF button
  5. Vacuum inlet
  6. Charge port
  7. Extension tube
  8. Accessory release latch
  9. Filter agitator wheel
  10. Lift away dust canister
  11. Floor brush
  12. LED work light
  13. Small crevice tool
  14. 6 brush tool
  15. Pet hair tool
  16. Battery pack
  17. Battery release button
  18. Charger
  19. Cup Charger
  20. Charging station
  21. Retaining tabs


  • Shock Hazard. To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not put charging base in water or other liquid.
  • Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.
  • Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
  • 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 unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
  • Do not handle charger, including charger plug, and charger terminals with wet hands.
  • Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.


  • Do not charge or use the battery pack in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases or dust. Inserting or removing the battery pack from the charger may ignite the dust or fumes.
  • NEVER force the battery pack into the charger. DO NOT modify the battery pack in any way to fit into a non-compatible charger as battery pack may rupture causing serious personal injury. Consult the chart at the end of this manual for compatibility of batteries and chargers.
  • Charge the battery packs only in designated BLACK+DECKER chargers.
  • DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids.
  • Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in locations where the temperature may reach or exceed 104 °F (40 °C) (such as outside sheds or metal buildings in summer). For best life store battery packs in a cool, dry location.
    NOTE: Do not store the battery packs in a tool with the trigger switch locked on. Never tape the trigger switch in the ON position.

The RBRC® Seal

The RBRC® (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) Seal on the nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium-ion batteries (or battery packs)
indicates that the costs to recycle these batteries (or battery packs) at the end of their useful life have already been paid by BLACK+DECKER. In some areas, it is illegal to place spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium-ion batteries in the trash or municipal solid waste stream and the Call 2 Recycle® program provides an environmentally conscious alternative.

Charging a Battery

BLACK+DECKER chargers are designed to charge BLACK+DECKER battery packs.
NOTE: To ensure maximum performance and life of lithium ion battery packs:

  • Charge the battery pack fully before first use.
  • Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible after every use.
  • Do not discharge batteries fully.
    The supplied charger offers three possible ways to charge your battery.
  • Cup charging
  • Wall mounted cup charging
  • Unit wall mounted charging

Important Charging Notes

  1. Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery pack is charged when the air temperature is between 65 °F and 75 °F (18 ° –24 °C). DO NOT charge the battery pack in an air temperature below +40 °F (+4.5 °C), or above +104 °F (+40 °C). This is important and will prevent serious damage to the battery pack.
  2. The charger and battery pack may become warm to the 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.


The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The symbols and their definitions are as follows:

  • V……volts
  • A…….amperes
  • Hz……..hertz
  • W……watts
  • min……..minutes
  • or AC…….alternating current
  • or DC…….direct current no …… load speed
  • …Class I Construction (grounded)
  • ….earthing terminal
  • … alert symbol
  • …Class II Construction (double insulated)
  • …/min or rpm. revolutions or reciprocation per minute
  • Wh……Watt Hours


If the product does not work, check the following:

  • The charger was correctly plugged in for recharge. (It feels slightly warm to the touch.)
  • The charger cord is not damaged and is correctly attached.
  • The charger is plugged into a working electrical outlet.
  • Clean the filters. (See Cleaning and Emptying the vacuum section.)
  • Empty the dust canister. (See Cleaning and Emptying the vacuum section.)
  • Clean the rotary brushes. (See Removing and Cleaning the rotary brushes section.)
  • The LED flashes continuously, plug in the charger and perform a recharge cycle.
    For assistance with your product, visit our website for the location of the service center nearest you or call the BLACK+DECKER help line at 1–800–544–6986.


Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warranties 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 BLACK+DECKER and its Authorized Service Centers. A defective product meeting
the warranty 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.



Black and Decker 20V Max Vacuum User Manual

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