Bissell 10N6-F User Manual

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2Thank You

3Safety Instructions

4Product View


6-8 Operations

8-13 Maintenance and Care

13-14 Troubleshooting

14 Replacement Parts



16Consumer Services

Thanks for buying a BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser™ vacuum

We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL vacuum. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete, high-techhome cleaning system.

Your BISSELL vacuum is well made, and we back it with a limited one year warranty. We also stand behind it with a knowledgeable, dedicated Consumer Services department, so, should you ever have a problem, you’ll receive fast, considerate assistance.

My great-grandfatherinvented the floor sweeper in 1876. Today, BISSELL is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and service of high quality homecare products like your BISSELL vacuum.

Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. Bissell

Chairman & CEO

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When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be observed, including the following:

Read all instructions before using your Upright VACUUM.


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

Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.

Do not leave machine when it is plugged in.

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, return it to a service agent.

Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close door on cord, pull cord around sharp corners or edges, run appliance over cord, or expose cord to heated surfaces.

Do not unplug by pulling on cord. unplug by grasping plug.

Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands.

Do not expose hair, loose clothing, fingers or body parts to openings or moving parts.

Do not pick up hot or burning objects such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.

Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc.) or use in the presence of explosive liquids or vapour.

Do not use appliance in an enclosed space filled with vapours given off by oil base paint, paint thinner, some moth proofing substances, flammable dust, or other explosive or toxic vapours.

Not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety

Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

Remove plug from electrical outlet before cleaning or maintaining the appliance.

If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent in order to avoid a hazard.

Do not pick up toxic material (chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, petrol, etc.).

Do not allow to be used as a toy.

Do not use for any purpose other than described in this User’s Guide.

Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.

Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.

Keep appliance on a level surface.

Turn off all controls before unplugging.

Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.

This appliance is provided with double insulation. Use only identical replacement parts.

Do not use without the dirt container and filters in place.

Pay close attention when working around children.

Unplug before attaching Pet TurboBrush™ Tool.

Do not pick up hard or sharp objects such as glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.


This model is for household use only.



If your appliance is fitted with a nonrewireable BS 1363 plug it must not be used unless a 13 amp (ASTA approved to BS 1362) fuse is fitted in the carrier contained in the plug. (Spares may be obtained from your BISSELL supplier). If for any reason the plug is cut off, it must be disposed of, as it is an electric shock hazard should it be inserted into a mains socket.


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Product view







Hose Clip




Quick Release



























Cord Wrap







Stretch Hose
















Dusting Brush/


Pet TurboBrush



Upholstery Tool































Crevice Tool











Twist ‘n Snap™





Inner Cyclone





















Upper Tank





Power Switch



























































HEPA Media




















Lock ‘n SealLever













































Release Pedal






















































Height Adjustment

Hose Wand Base














Wide Cleaning Foot
















* The filter media, not the vacuum as a









whole, complies with the IEST-RP-CC001.5



Do not plug in your vacuum



until you are familiar with all

HEPA Standard.















instructions and operating










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The only tool you’ll need to assemble your vacuum cleaner is a Phillips screwdriver.

Attach handle to vacuum

1.Locate the handle and cord wrap. Remove the screw packet taped to the handle.

2.Stand the vacuum upright and from the rear of the unit, slide the base of the handle firmly into the grooves at the top of the vacuum body.

3.Ensure that the handle fits firmly to the vacuum body. If there are any gaps, continue to push firmly until the handle is secure.

4.Insert the provided screw into the existing hole, attaching the handle to the body of the vacuum. Tighten securely with a screwdriver.

Attach vacuum hose and tools

1.Attach the Twist ‘n Snap™ Hose by lining up the tabs on the base with the corresponding notches on the back of the vacuum as shown.

2.Turn the Twist ‘n Snap Hose to the right to lock the hose into place.

3.Grasping the Quick Reach Handle, slide the end of the Hose Wand onto the Hose Wand Base. Snap the Hose into the Hose Clip.

NOTE: The vacuum will not operate effectively unless the hose wand is firmly attached.

4.Slide the extension wand and crevice tool into the storage clip on back of vacuum.

5.Slide the dusting brush/upholstery tool into the storage clip on back of vacuum.

6.Store the Pet TurboBrush™ Tool on the front of the handle by lining up the TurboBrush base with the base of the holder then push back to snap into place.

*The filter media, not the vacuum as a whole, complies with the IEST-RP-CC001.5HEPA Standard.



Twist 'n


Snap Hose




Before using your vacuum, make sure that the dirt container is in the locked position and that all filters (pre-motorandPost-MotorHEPA Media Filter*) are in place. Do not operate your vacuum without these filters.


For above floor cleaning, the floor brush will continue to rotate, but is raised above floor. To prevent carpet damage, do not lean on the vacuum or let the powerfoot tilt forward.


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Power switch

The Power Switch is located on the left side of the vacuum. Push the rocker switch “ON” (I) to vacuum, and “OFF”

(O) when cleaning is complete.

Handle positions

Press the handle release pedal, located on the lower left side of the vacuum, with your foot to place your vacuum into one of three cleaning positions.

1.Upright – For storage and above floor cleaning with tools.

2.Normal Cleaning – Press handle release pedal once. Position used for most household floor cleaning tasks.

3.Low Cleaning – With the vacuum in normal cleaning position, press handle release pedal again. Use for reaching under low furniture such as tables, chairs or beds.

Height adjustment

The powerfoot/rotating floor brush on your vacuum can be adjusted to clean several floor surfaces.

NOTE: For optimal cleaning performance, adjust to the lowest practical setting. If your cleaner is difficult to push, adjust to the next

higher setting.

1. Turn height adjustment knob to desired setting.

Bare Floor Fornon-carpeted,indoor surfaces

Lowest Setting

For short pile carpets

Medium Setting

For short and medium


pile carpets

Highest Setting

For plush pile carpet

Transporting cleaner

1.To move your cleaner from room to room, put the handle in the upright position, tilt the cleaner back on its rear wheels and push forward.

2.The cleaner can also be moved by using the carry handle.


To avoid personal injury and to prevent the cleaner from falling when cleaning stairs, always place it at the bottom of the stairs.





Before cleaning under low furniture, check area first for objects that might harm the unit or block the vacuum hose.


Height Adjustment Knob

Correct way to 1. carry

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Special on-boardtools

Your vacuum is not only a powerful carpet and rug cleaner, it’s also a versatile above floor vacuum cleaner when you select one of the special tools.

Dusting Brush/

Upholstery Tool

1.Raise the handle to the upright position.

2.Grasp the hose wand handle to separate from hose wand base.

3.Attach tools by firmly pushing onto vacuum hose, hose wand or extension wand. Be sure the hose and tool fit snuggly together by twisting tightly.

Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool:

Two types of cleaning tools in one attachment.

Use brush side to dust furniture, blinds, books, lamps, shelves and baseboards.

Use upholstery side for cushions, draperies and fabrics.

Crevice Tool: Use in tight narrow spaces.

Extension Wand: Use with desired attachment for a longer reach.

Hose Wand: Use with desired attachment for a longer reach or for cleaning hard to reach places.

Pet TurboBrush™ Tool: Use rotating brush action for small flat areas such as cushions and beds.

NOTE: Press gently down and pull towards you in a raking motion. Too much pressure will cause the brush to stop rotating.

Crevice Tool

Extension Wand

Hose Wand

Hose Wand





Before cleaning


under low furniture,


check area first for


objects that might

Pet TurboBrush™

harm the unit or

block the vacuum







The rotating floor brush continues to rotate while tools are in use. To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts, always move the cleaner with the carrying handle. Always place vacuum cleaner on the floor with handle in upright position when using tools. Never

place your fingers under the cleaner when it is running. Never place powerfoot on furniture or uneven surfaces. Do not place vacuum cleaner close enough to objects to pull them into rotating brush.


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Power cord usage

1.To use your vacuum, remove the cord and plug it into an electrical outlet. For your convenience, there is a quick release cord wrap for easy cord removal. There is also a cord clip that is part of the upper cord wrap where you can attach the cord when vacuuming.

2.When you are finished cleaning, turn vacuum cleaner off.

3.Unplug power cord by grasping the plug (NOT the cord) and disconnect from outlet.

4.Loop power cord around cord wraps on side of vacuum cleaner. Be sure to first return the quick release cord wrap back to its original position before wrapping the cord.

5.Clip molded plug to power cord to secure.


Quick Release

Cord Wrap

Maintenance and care

To maximize your cleaning performance and extend the life of your vacuum, it is very important that you empty your dirt container and check and clean your filters frequently. Perform the following maintenance steps:

1.Empty the dirt container when the dirt reaches the “Full” line on the container, or more frequently to prevent overfills. For best performance, empty after each use.

2.Check the pre-motorfilter andpost-motorHEPA Media Filter* at least once a month, clean or replace as needed.

3.Replace the post-motorHEPA Media Filter* every three to six months.

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.

*The filter media, not the vacuum as a whole, complies with the IEST-RP-CC001.5HEPA Standard.


To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn power switch OFF and disconnect plug from electrical outlet before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.


To maximize cleaning performance, check and clean or replace all filters as suggested.

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Maintenance and care

Emptying the dirt container

The dirt container should to be emptied before the dirt reaches the “Full” line on the container.

1.Unplug the vacuum from electrical outlet.

2.Slide the Lock ‘n Seal Lever to the “Unlock” position.

3.Grasp handle and pull the dirt container straight out to remove from the vacuum.

4.Empty dirt into garbage container.

NOTE: Emptying the dirt container after every use will help prevent over filling and ensure that the vacuum is ready to go the next time you clean.




Cleaning the Pre-motorandPost-motorHEPA Media Filter*

1.Unplug the vacuum from electrical outlet.

2.The pre-motorfilter protects the motor from dirt particles. It is located in the slide out tray underneath the dirt container. If the filter becomes dirty, pull out the tray, lift out the foam filter pad and clean it.

NOTE: The pre-motorfilter may be hand washed in cold water with mild detergent. Rinse well and air dry thoroughly before replacing.

3.The post-motorHEPA media filter* assists in the filtration process to return clean air to the room. It is located behind the door on the side of the vacuum. If the filter becomes dirty, remove the door, remove the filter and replace.

NOTE: The post-motorfilter is a white, pleated HEPA Media

Filter*. This filter is not washable and must be replaced when it becomes dirty.









This product is intended for household use only and not for commercial or industrial use. Vacuuming of dust from products like plaster, concrete or ashes will damage the motor and void the warranty.

*The filter media, not the vacuum as a whole, complies with the IEST-RP-CC001.5HEPA Standard.


Do not operate cleaner with damp or wet filters or without all filters in place.


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Maintenance and care

Check rotating floor brush and drive belt

You should check your vacuum cleaner’s rotating floor brush and drive belt regularly for wear or damage. You should also clean the brush and brush ends of strings, hair and carpet fibers. This type of debris can wrap around the brush and hamper its ability to effectively clean your carpet. Also remove any debris that has accumulated under the brush cover.

1.Unplug the vacuum from electrical outlet.

2.Place handle in low position and turn vacuum cleaner over so bottom side is facing up.

3.Remove the two screws marked 2 and

4.Once the screws are removed, lift tab

1and release the three latches in order marked 2 - 4. Lift off the brush cover

4.Grasp rotating floor brush at both ends and lift.

5.Clean strings, hair and other debris from rotating floor brush, paying particular attention to brush ends.

6.Clean strings, hair and other debris from motor pulley and drive belt areas.

7.Check drive belt carefully for wear, cuts or stressed areas.

8.Check air passageway for obstructions. Remove debris from this area.

9.Insert front edge of the brush cover and rotate into place. Snap the latches and replace the two screws.

Replace drive belt

1.Unplug the vacuum from electrical outlet.

2.With rotating floor brush removed from vacuum cleaner (Steps 1-4of check rotating floor brush and drive belt), grasp old drive belt and remove from motor pulley. Discard the old drive belt.


To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts, turn vacuum cleaner off and disconnect power plug from electrical outlet.




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