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Black & Decker HSM13E1 Vaccum Cleaner Manual

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Black & Decker HSM13E1 Vaccum Cleaner Manual

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Safety Instructions

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 mains-powered appliances, basic safety precautions, including the following, should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, and material damage.

  • The appliance can be used by persons with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance.
  • The liquid or steam must not be directed towards equipment containing electrical components, such as the interior of ovens
  • Unplugged after use and before carrying out user maintenance on the appliance.
  • The appliance shall not be left unattended while it is connected to the supply mains;
  • The appliance is not to be used if it has been dropped, if there are visible signs of damage, or if it is leaking.
  • Keep the appliance out of reach of children when it is energized or cooling down.
  • The intended use is described in this manual.
  • The use of any accessory or attachment or the performance of any operation with this appliance other than those recommended in this instruction manual may present a risk of personal injury.
  • Retain this manual for future reference.


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 that, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING: Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that, 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. (Used without a word) Indicates a safety-related message. 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 switch
  2. Steam operates button
  3. Water tank access tab
  4. Water tank
  5. Steam head connector
  6. Steam head
  7. Micro-fiber cleaning pad
  8. Handle connector button
  9. Handle tube
  10.  Cord hook
  11. Grip
  12. Power cord



  • Shock Hazard. To protect against the risk of electrical shock, do not put the charging base in water or other liquid.
  • Do not allow it 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 the manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
  • Do not use a damaged cord or plug. If the 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 the cord as a handle, close a door on the cord, or pull the cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not run the appliance over the cord. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
  • Do not unplug by pulling on the cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
  • Do not handle chargers, including charger plugs, and charger terminals with wet hands.
  • Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce airflow.


  • Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of the body away from openings and moving parts.
  • Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
  • Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids, such as gasoline, or use in areas where they may be present.
  • Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
  • Do not use without a dust bag and/or filters in place.
  • Do not charge the unit outdoors.
  • Use only the charger supplied by the manufacturer to recharge.
  • Do not incinerate the appliance even if it is severely damaged. The batteries can explode in a fire.
  • This appliance is intended for household use only and not for commercial or industrial use.
  • Do not allow the cord to hang over the edge of a table or counter or touch hot surfaces. The unit should be placed or mounted away from sinks and hot surfaces.
  • Plug the charger directly into an electrical outlet.
  • Use the charger only in a standard electrical outlet (120V/60Hz).

Replacing the filters

The filters should be replaced every 6 to 9 months and whenever worn or damaged. Replacement filters are available from your BLACK+DECKER dealer. Visit to locate dealers.

  • Remove the old filters as described in Cleaning the Filters.
  • Fit the new filters as described in Cleaning the Filters. (cat. no: HLVBF10)

These fit all units. When these filters reach the end of their lifespan they must be disposed of at a local recycling center. Filters are supplied in foil packaging which needs to be removed prior to use.


Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the vac. Never let any liquid get inside the vac; never immerse any part of the vac into a liquid. Make sure the vacuum is completely dry before using it. IMPORTANT: To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance, and adjustment (other than those listed in this manual) should be performed by authorized service centers or other qualified service organizations, always using identical replacement parts.


If the product does not work, check the following:

  • The charger was correctly plugged in for a 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. For assistance with your product, visit our website for the location of the service center nearest you or call the BLACK+DECKER helpline at 1–800–544–6986.


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, call: 1-800-544-6986 or visit

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.

Call 2 Recycle, Inc., in cooperation with BLACK+DECKER and other battery users, has established the program in the United States and Canada to facilitate the collection of spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, or lithium-ion batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources by returning the spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, or lithium-ion batteries 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 Call 2 Recycle, Inc.


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. 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 BLACK+DECKER’s option.

Proof of purchase may be required. BLACK+DECKER-owned and authorized service centers are listed online at 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, and accordingly, such commercial use of this product will void this warranty. All other guarantees, express or implied, are hereby disclaimed.


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