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Hand Vacuum

OWNER’S MANUAL

Model EP031F 120V., 60Hz.

400 Watts, 3.2 Amps

For information or assistance:

FANTOM

94 Main Mill Street, Door 16 Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Tel: 1(800) 275-9251 www.fantom.com

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

When using your Hand Vacuum, basic safety precautions should always be observed, including the following:

1.Read all instructions before using your hand vacuum.

2.Use the system only for its intended use.

3.To protect against a risk of electric shock, do not immerse any part of the system in water or other liquids.

4.Never yank cord to disconnect from outlet; instead, grasp plug and pull to disconnect.

5.Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces.

6.Do not run appliance over cord.

7.Do not operate the system with a damaged cord or plug, or if the appliance or any other part of the system has been dropped or damaged. To avoid the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble or attempt to repair the hand vacuum. Return the system to FANTOM (see warranty) for examination and repair. Incorrect reassembly or repair can cause a risk of electrical shock or injury to persons when the unit is used.

8.Close supervision is necessary for any appliance being used by or near children. Do not leave the system unattended while connected.

9.Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of body away from opening and

moving parts.

10.Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or use in areas where they may be present.

11.Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking such as cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.

12.Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.

13.Do not use the hand vacuum without the dust cup filter in place.

14.This appliance is intended only for household use. Follow all user instructions in this manual.

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:

Do not leave the hand vacuum plugged in when unattended. Unplug the electrical cord when not in use and before servicing.

Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children, pets or plants.

Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended accessories.

Do not pull cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.

Use only extension cords UL-rated or cUL at 15 amperes, extension cords rated for less amperage may overheat. Care should be taken to arrange the cord so that the cord cannot be pulled or tripped over.

Turn off all controls as applicable before unplugging from electrical outlet.

Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.

Do not handle plug or hand vacuum with wet hands or operate without shoes.

Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked. Keep free of dust, lint, hair and anything else that may reduce air flow.

Store your appliance indoors in a cool, dry area.

Keep your work area well lit.

Do not immerse the hand vacuum into water or other liquids.

Keep end of hose, wands and other openings away from your face and body.

Use only on dry surfaces.

Using improper voltage may result in damage to the motor and possible injury to the user. Correct voltage is listed on rating label.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

For Household Use Only

WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in any way.

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Rev. 02/04

 

EP031F

ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

FANTOM warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase, when utilized for normal household use, subject to the following conditions, exclusions and exceptions.

If your appliance fails to operate properly while in use under normal household conditions within the warranty period, return the complete appliance and accessories, freight prepaid to:

FANTOM, 94 Main Mill Street, Door 16, Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901

If the appliance is found to be defective in material or workmanship, FANTOM will repair or replace it free of charge. Proof of purchase date and $ 8.95 to cover the cost of return shipping and handling must be included. *

Non-durable parts including, without limitation, dust cups, filters and brushes which normally require replacement are specifically excluded from warranty.

The liability of FANTOM is limited solely to the cost of the repair or replacement of the unit at our option. This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts and does not apply to any unit that has been tampered with or used for commercial purposes. This limited warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, abuse, negligent handling or damage due to faulty packaging or mishandling in transit. This warranty does not cover damage or defects caused by or resulting from damages from shipping or repairs, service or alterations to the product or any of its parts, which have been performed by a repair person not authorized by

FANTOM.

This warranty is extended to the original purchaser of the unit and excludes all other legal and/or conventional warranties. The responsibility of FANTOM if any, is limited to the specific obligations expressly assumed by it under the terms of the limited warranty. In no event is FANTOM liable for incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

*Important: Carefully pack item to avoid damage in shipping. Be sure to include proof of purchase date and to attach tag to item before packing with your name, complete address and phone number with a note giving purchase information, model number and what you believe is the problem with item. We recommend you insure the package (as damage in shipping is not covered by your warranty). Mark the outside of your package “ATTENTION CUSTOMER SERVICE”. We are constantly striving to improve our products, therefore the specifications contained herein are subject to change without notice.

Printed in China

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REPLACEMENT FILTERS

Replacement dust cup filter SKU# XSB031

for Model EP031

Call:

1 (800) 275-9251

Monday to Friday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

 

or

 

visit our website: www.fantom.com

 

FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Call:

1 (800) 275-9251

Monday to Friday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Please Note

The Dust Cup Filter is washable. It should, however, be replaced every three

(3) months to ensure peak performance of your vacuum.

Important

Make sure that Dust Cup Filter is completely dry before re-installing back in the hand vacuum.

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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR HAND VACUUM

1.

Suction Hole

6.

Dust Cup Filter

2.

Dust Cup Release Button

7.

Upholstery Brush

3. On/Off Power Switch

8.

Crevice Tool

4.

Handle

9.

Flexible Hose

5.

Dust Cup (Container)

 

 

Technical Specifications

Voltage:

120V., 60Hz.

Power:

3.2 Amps, 400 Watts

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Warning: Always unplug from electrical outlet before opening the dust cup (container).

Note: Dust cup filter must be used when operating the hand vacuum.

Assembling the Hand Vacuum

1.To open the dust cup (container), push the dust cup release button and pull out the dust cup. Verify that the dust cup filter is inside, then attach the dust cup (container) to the hand vacuum.

2.To attach the crevice tool or upholstery brush to the Hand Vacuum, push desired accessory into the suction hole, as shown below.

3.To use the flexible hose, push the end of the hose into the suction hole, then attach the desired accessory to the other end of the flexible hose, as shown below.

How To Operate Your

Hand Vacuum

1.Hold the hand vacuum firmly in your hand by the Handle.

2.Push the On/Off Power Button to “On” position.

3.Start vacuuming.

CAUTION: The Hand Vacuum is a

very powerful unit. Make sure that you hold it firmly, otherwise it can slip out of your hand and cause injury.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS cont.

Cleaning & Changing the Dust Cup Filter

Warning: Always unplug the unit from electrical outlet before opening the Dust

Cup (container).

Important: Do NOT use the hand vacuum without the dust cup filter in place.

Warning: After each Use - Always remove and empty the Dust Cup Filter.

1.To open the Dust Cup (container), push the dust cup release button and detach the Dust Cup (container). (Fig. 1)

2.Remove the dust cup filter. (Fig. 2)

3.Empty the dust from the dust cup (container).

4.Rinse the dust cup filter in cold water and then wait 24 hours until it dries completely before replacing back into the dust cup (container).

5.When the dust cup filter is completely dry, replace the dust cup filter carefully back into the dust cup (container).

6.Attach the dust cup (container) to the Hand Vacuum.

CAUTION: The suction hole must be open, free of any obstructions at all times. Otherwise, the motor will overheat and could become damaged.

Fig. 1

 

 

 

 

 

Fig.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM

 

POSSIBLE REASON

POSSIBLE SOLUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAND VACUUM

1.

Power cord not firmly plugged

1.

Plug unit in firmly.

 

 

 

into outlet.

2.

Check fuse or breaker.

 

 

WILL NOT

 

 

 

2.

No power in wall outlet.

 

Replace fuse/reset breaker.

 

 

OPERATE

 

 

 

3.

Needs servicing.

3.

Call 1-800-275-9251.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Allow unit to cool down, then

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restart. Empty dust cup –

 

 

HAND VACUUM

1.

Dust cup is full.

2.

(see page 4).

 

 

Turn unit off and unplug

 

 

WILL NOT PICK-UP

2.

Unit clogged.

 

from wall outlet. Remove

 

 

OR SUCTION

3.

Dust Cup Filter needs

 

Dust Cup Filter and check

 

 

POWER IS WEAK

 

cleaning or replacing.

 

for object(s) in air duct and

 

 

 

 

 

3.

remove.

 

 

 

 

 

Clean or replace Dust Cup

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filter. (see page 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUST ESCAPING

1.

Dust cup is full.

1.

Empty dust cup.

 

 

2.

Dust Cup Filter is not

2.

Review Dust Cup Filter

 

 

FROM HAND

3.

installed correctly.

3.

instructions. (see page 4)

 

 

VACUUM

There is a puncture/hole in

Replace dust cup filter. (see

 

 

 

 

Dust Cup Filter.

 

page 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAND VACUUM

1.

Hose clogged.

1.

Remove hose and/or

 

 

HOSE OR

 

bushes. Remove obstruction

 

 

BRUSHES WILL

2.

Dust cup is full.

2.

from hose.

 

 

NOT PICK-UP

 

 

Empty and clean dust cup.

 

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