Question about Black & Decker Leaf Hog 12-AMP Electric Blower/Vacuum #BV4000
My leaf blower at times has smelled like there was something burning inside the housing. Recently, the plug affixed to the housing, started to turn black and eventually sunk into the housing. I took it apart today and changed out the factory plug set-up with the male end of an extension cord. Amazingly, i got it all back together and the blower works when i tested it! The bad news is that i can see what looks like sparks through the vent holes in the housing of the blower. I am not sure if they are actually sparks, but it does not look good. Any suggestions? Thx.
Black and Decker has issued a recall notice for Type 1 BV4000 because "a loose connection between the unit and an extension cord can create heat, posing a possible fire hazard" Says to STOP USING and call 1-866-853-2138 to arrange for free repair. (Found info by Googling "Black and Decker Leafhog", navigate to Black and Decker website and click "Important Safety Recalls" button at bottom of page.)
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
Check the repair solution I gave under "My blower stopped working", since yours will stop also before long.
Posted on Aug 09, 2015
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