IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING YOUR UPRIGHT VACUUM. Always connect to a polarized outlet (one slot is wider than the other). Unplug from outlet when not in use and before conducting maintenance. When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be observed, including the following:
WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY: » Always connect to a polarized outlet (one slot is wider than the other). Do not modify the polarized plug to fit a nonpolarized outlet or extension cord. » Do not leave vacuum cleaner when it is plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing. » Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces. » Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children. » Do not use for any purpose other than described in this User’s Guide. 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, have it repaired at an authorized 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 plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands. » Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep openings free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow. » Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts. » Turn off all controls before plugging or unplugging vacuum cleaner. » Use extra care when cleaning on stairs. » Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.) or use in areas where they may be present. » Do not use vacuum cleaner in an enclosed space filled with vapors given off by oil base paint, paint thinner, some moth proofing substances, flammable dust, or other explosive or toxic vapors. » Do not use to pick up toxic material (chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc.). » Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE This model is for household use only.
» Do not use without filters in place. » Do not pick up hard or sharp objects such as glass, nails, screws, coins, etc. » Use only on dry, indoor surfaces. » Keep appliance on a level surface. » Do not carry the vacuum cleaner while it is running. » Unplug before connecting or disconnecting the TurboBrush® Tool or Pet TurboEraser® Tool.
Plastic film can be dangerous. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep away from babies and children.
Do not plug in your vacuum cleaner until you are familiar with all instructions and operating procedures.
Some frieze carpets have long delicate fibers or threads that may be damaged by the rotating brush during vacuuming. It is recommended the rotating brush be turned OFF when cleaning this type of carpet.
While vacuuming, certain carpets and low humidity conditions may generate small static discharges. The discharges are entirely harmless and are not associated in any way with the main power supply.
THIS APPLIANCE HAS A POLARIZED PLUG 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 a proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
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Handle assembly 1. Press the handle adjustment lever and slide the handle into the vacuum base NOTE: The handle has two height settings. To lower or raise the handle, push the handle height adjustment lever and slide the handle up or down until it locks into the desired place. (2.)
3. Attach the lower cord wrap to the lower back of unit by snapping in place. 4. Attach the extra reach stair hose to the back of the unit. NOTE: The handle of your vacuum can also be used as an extension wand. Follow instructions on page 7 to attach the extra reach stair hose and attachment.
1. To turn on the vacuum, locate the power switch and move it to the “on” position (I) 2. Recline your vacuum by pressing your foot down on the foot of the vacuum and pulling back on the handle.
Before using your vacuum, make sure that the dirt container is in locked position and that all filters (pre-motor and post-motor) are in place. Do not operate your vacuum without these filters. 1.
3. Once cleaning is complete, turn the vacuum off by switching it to the “off” position (o).
Brush switch 1. For carpet cleaning, turn on the brushroll by moving the button to the brush position. 2. For hard surface cleaning, turn the brush off, by switching it to the “off” position (o). NOTE: The brush roll will automatically shut off in the following scenarios: 1. When the vacuum is locked in the upright position. 2. If large debris is clogged in the brushroll. In this instance, the brush will completely power off disabling both the brush roll and the brush roll switch. Follow instructions on page 12 to reset the brush.
Transporting Cleaner 1. The cleaner can be moved by using the carry handle –or– 2. With the vacuum in the upright position, tilt the cleaner back on its rear wheels and push forward.
Variable Suction To decrease the amount of suction to clean delicate carpets, curtains or area rugs, twist the variable suction valve counter clockwise. . NOTE: the vacuum will come with the variable suction valve closed for full suction power.
» Before cleaning under low furniture, check area first for objects that might harm the unit or block the vacuum hose.
Always place vacuum cleaner on floor in its fully upright position and make sure it is locked into place. Placing the vacuum in its full upright position automatically stops the rotating brush. 1.
Ensure latch is fully engaged with the extra reach hose.
1. Disconnect the main lower hose by pressing the release latch and pulling up. 2. Remove extra reach stair hose from back of vacuum.
NOTE: Remove crevice tool from inside of extra reach stair hose before continuing. 3. Attach the extra reach stair hose to the end of the main hose. NOTE: Any of the cleaning tools will fit on the end of this hose. Attach desired tool or follow the next steps for even more cleaning reach. 4. Press the handle height adjustment lever and remove the handle/wand. 5. Attach the opposite end of the extra reach stair hose to the hose connection on the handle/ extension wand. 6. Attach desired cleaning tool to the end of the handle/extension wand. 7. After above floor cleaning is complete, return the extra reach hose to the back of the vacuum and ensure the lower main hose is re-connected.
Above floor cleaning tools Attach any of the special tools to clean surfaces above the floor and hard to reach areas. 1. Select specialized tool:
a . Crevice Tool: #2031063 Use in tight, narrow spaces
b . TurboBrush Tool #2032447 (select models): Use rotating brush action for small, flat areas such as stairs and upholstery. Press down gently and pull toward you in a raking motion; excessive force will cause the brush to stop rotating.
c . Pet TurboEraser Tool #1601510 (select models): use to remove dirt and pet hair from stairs, upholstery, area rugs and other small areas. Pull the tool toward you in a raking motion.
d . Pet Hair Fabric Tool #1601963 (select models): use this tool on fabrics such as drapes, beds, or anywhere else pet hair may collect.
e . Long Reach Dusting Tool #1601967 (select models): use this tool for dusting large surfaces.
NOTE: This tool is not intended to clean TV or computer screens.
f. Pet Hair Eraser Tool #1604117 (select models): Connect the hose to use with vacuum or you can use without hose connection. Grasp handle and move sweeper from side to ide, using short strokes. When you hear click, reverse the motion. Clean inside the dirt bin by pressing on the side tabs gently to open. You can use a damp cloth or towel to clean excess dirt and any excess hair.
g . Pet Crevice Tool # 1604113 (select models): Twist handle to the END side to use as a standard crevice tool to clean corners and tight spaces. Twist handle to the SIDE to open up suction across the rubber fingers to clean upholstery and other larger surface areas.
Refer to the tool part # noted above when ordering new tools. Find more Accessories available for your machine online at www.BISSELL.com
1. Empty dirt container when the dirt reaches the “full” line.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn power switch off and disconnect polarized plug from electrical outlet before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
2. Check the pre-motor filters at least once a month and clean and replace as needed. 3. Check and replace the post-motor filter as needed. NOTE: More frequent filter cleaning may be necessary if you are vacuuming new carpet, fine dust or have allergy concerns. Follow the instructions on the following pages to perform these simple maintenance steps.
Empty dirt container 1. Unplug the cleaner from the electrical outlet. 2. Remove the Easy Empty dirt tank from the vacuum base by pushing the container “empty” button.
3. Hold the dirt tank over a garbage bin. Press the bottom lid release button on the back of the dirt container to empty dirt. 4. Return the easy empty dirt container on the vacuum base. NOTE: The dirt container may be washed in warm water with mild detergent. Make sure it is completely dry before replacing.
Do not operate cleaner with damp or wet filters or without vacuum bags and all filters in place.
2. Remove the Easy Empty dirt container from the vacuum base by pushing the tank “empty” button. 3. Twist the top part of the dirt container counter clockwise and lift to remove. 4. There are two pre motor filters: one foam filter under a thinner fiber filter. If the filters appear dirty remove both filters. Both pre motor filters may be hand washed in cold water with mild detergent. Rinse well and air dry thoroughly before replacing the filters.
NOTE: The thinner fiber filter should be placed on top of the foam filter. 5. Reassemble dirt container and place back on vacuum.
» S elect models include a Febreze™ pre-motor filter in addition to the foam pre-motor filter. Either filter should be used along with the fiber filter. This Febreze™ filter is compatible with all BISSELL PowerGlide and PowerGlide Lift-Off vacuums.
1. Remove the inner cyclone by pulling up and separating it from the container.
2. The inner cyclone may be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Make sure all parts are dry before replacing.
3. The screen can be removed, by separating it from the cyclones. Pull down to remove and rinse with warm water. Let the screen completely dry before replacing. 4. Reassemble container and place back on vacuum.
Replacing the post-motor filter 1. Press red filter release button, which is visible when the dirt container is removed from vacuum base.
2. Remove the filter cover. 3. Remove the post motor filter by grasping each side of filter and pulling out. 4. If the post motor filter appears dirty, replace with new post motor filter (#12118). NOTE: For optimal performance it is recommended that you clean and replace filters every 3-6 months.
Maintenance & Care Rotating brush and drive belt maintenance
Check your vacuum cleaner’s rotating floor brush and drive belt regularly for debris, wear or damage. Debris can wrap around the brush and hamper its ability to effectively clean your carpet. 1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet. 2. Recline handle and turn vacuum cleaner over so the underside of the vacuum is accessible.
3. Remove the seven screws as shown with a Phillips head screwdriver. Lift the brush cover off. 4. Check air passageway for obstructions. Remove any debris from this area and the brushroll. 5. Clean debris from the motor pulley and drive belt areas. 6. Check drive belt carefully for wear, cuts or stressed areas. If any damage is present, discard old drive belt and replace. 7. Reassemble brush cover by securing the front first and then replacing the screws.
Reset button If your vacuum becomes clogged the vacuum brush roll may turn off to prevent further damage. Follow these steps to reset the brush roll. 1. Turn the brushroll switch to the off position. 2. Turn the vacuum off.
3. Unplug vacuum cleaner from electrical outlet. 4. Check for clogs around the brush roll. 5. Once the brush roll is free of debris, locate the red reset button on the back lower right of the vacuum. 6. Press the red button to reset. 7. Plug in the vacuum 8. Turn on the vacuum 9. Turn on the brushroll switch 10. Recline vacuum to continue cleaning with the brushroll turned on and rotating.
Maintaining the TurboBrush Tool and Pet TurboEraser Tool The TurboBrush Tool should be checked regularly for clogs or debris wrapping around the brush. Select models include a Pet TurboEraser Tool that follows the same maintenance instructions.
1. Unplug the vacuum from electrical outlet. 2. If a clog is present or debris is visible, twist the grey collar counterclockwise to remove the faceplate and clear any obstructions. 3. To clean debris from the brush, remove the brush from the drive belt and clean debris. 4. Reposition the drive belt on the brush. Press the ends of the brush into the slots on sides. 5. Reposition the faceplate and secure by twisting the grey collar clockwise.
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Limited Five-Year Warranty
Subject to the *EXCEPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS identified below, upon receipt of the product BISSELL will repair or replace (with new or remanufactured components or products), at BISSELL’s option, free of charge from the date of purchase by the original purchaser, for five years any defective or malfunctioning part. See information below on "If your BISSELL product should require service". This warranty applies to product used for personal, and not commercial or rental service. This warranty does not apply to fans or routine maintenance components such as filters, belts, or brushes. Damage or malfunction caused by negligence, abuse, neglect, unauthorized repair, or any other use not in accordance with the User's Guide is not covered. BISSELL IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT. BISSELL’S LIABILITY WILL NOT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Other maintenance or service not included in the manual should be performed by an authorized service representative: Visit BISSELL.com or contact BISSELL Consumer Care to locate a BISSELL Authorized Service Center in your area. If you need information about repairs or replacement parts, or if you have questions about your warranty, contact BISSELL Consumer Care.
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