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Black and Decker HCUA525J Vaccum User Manual

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Black and Decker HCUA525J Vaccum 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 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 power switch
  2. Main handle/wand
  3. Hose connector
  4. Hose
  5. Lift away canister
  6. Chassis hose port
  7. Floor head
  8. Light
  9. Dust canister
  10. Dust canister release lever
  11. Dust canister lid hinge
  12. Dust canister lid
  13. Charging station (HCUA525BA ONLY)
  14. Charging port (HCUA525J, HCUA525JA, HCUA525J, HCUA525JP, HCUA525JPC ONLY)
  15. Accessory tool hose port
  16. Tube extension latch
  17. Handle/wand release button
  18. 3 in 1 Accessory tool (HCUA525J, HCUA525JA, HCUA525BA, HCUA525JP, HCUA525JPC)
  19. Pet crevice tool (HCUA525JP, HCUA525JPC)
  20. Long brush (HCUA525JA, HCUA525BA)
  21. Jack plug charger
  22. Dust compaction handle
  23. Chassis
  24. Pet beater bar (HCUA525JP)
  25. Nozzle/flip-out brush tool (HCUA525JA, HCUA525BA)
  26. Low-profile pet tool (HCUA525JPC)



  • 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).

State of charge indicator

This appliance includes a state of charge indicator which consists of three white LED lights that indicate the level of charge remaining in the battery. This feature is only activated when the vacuum is powered on. The state of charge indicator is an indication of the approximate levels of charge remaining in the battery pack according to the following indicators:

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The LED battery indicator displays the remaining charge and warns you when the battery is low. The final LED will flash continuously when there is only 1 minute of runtime remaining. All LEDs will flash when the unit is discharged. NOTE: The state of charge indicator is only an indication of the charge left on the battery. It does not indicate tool functionality and is subject to variation based on product components, temperature, and end-user application.


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.
  • The switch is in the “OFF” position when charging.

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.

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.


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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