Bissell 1685 User Manual
U P R I G H T D E E P C L E A N E R
U S E R ’ S G U I D E
1685 / 8940 SERIES
Thanks for buying a BISSELL PowerSteamer
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL PowerSteamer Deep Cleaner. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete,
Your PowerSteamer is well made, and we back it with a limited
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
President and Chief Executive Officer
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be observed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using your POWERSTEAMER.
WARNING:To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
■Do not immerse.
■Use only on surfaces moistened by cleaning process.
■Always connect to a properly grounded outlet. See Grounding Instructions.
■Unplug from outlet when not in use and before conducting maintenance or troubleshooting.
■Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
■Use only cleaning products formulated by BISSELL for use in this appliance.
■Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair, etc.
■Keep appliance on a level surface.
■Turn off all controls before unplugging.
■Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.
■Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.
WARNING: The power cord in this product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.Wash hands after handling.
■Do not leave machine when it is plugged in. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
■Do not service 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, have it repaired at an authorized Service Center.
■Use indoors only.
■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 carry the appliance while in use.
■Do not unplug by pulling on cord. Unplug by grasping the plug, not the cord.
■Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands.
■Do not put any object into appliance openings, use with blocked opening, or restrict air flow.
■Do not expose hair, loose clothing, fingers or body parts to openings or moving parts.
■Do not pick up hot or burning objects.
■Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.) or use in the presence of explosive liquids or vapor.
■Do not use appliance 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 pick up toxic material (chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, gasoline, etc.).
■Do not modify the
■Do not allow to be used as a toy.
■Do not use for any purpose other than described in this User’s Guide.
■Do not operate the appliance unless the belt door is securely assembled in the location provided.
THIS MODEL IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. Commercial use of this unit voids the manufacturer’s warranty.
This appliance must be connected to a grounded wiring system. If it should malfunction or break down, grounding provides a safe path of least resistance for electrical current, reducing the risk of electrical shock. The cord for this appliance has an
WARNING: Improper connection of the
it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. This appliance is designed for use on a nominal
To reduce the risk of fire, use only BISSELL Deep Cleaning formulas in your
PowerSteamer. Use of cleaning formulas that contain lemon or pine oil may damage this appliance and void warranty. Chemical spot cleaners or
How To Use This
adding the using BISSELL
Tank as on the
Deep cleaning carpeting regularly can reduce dust and allergens in your home.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury, unplug from outlet before servicing.
To Fill The
Tilt Handle Back
Lift and Carry
3 to Unlatch
When It’s Time To Empty The
After each use, remove and rinse the Lint Screen located on the Tank Lid.
A.Remove Tank Lid.
B.Remove Lint Screen and rinse under faucet. Remove any debris caught in Lint Screen.
D.Replace Tank Lid.
When a cleaning job is complete, rinse out the
Refer to the Maintenance/Storage section on the next
6. page for final cleanup.
A special red float device in the tank will cause the cleaner to stop removing solution from the carpet. The motor sound will rise in pitch to let you know the dirty water tank is full.
Pump Belt Replacement
To Remove Broken Pump Belt
uses water not be stored
is a danger of Freezing will
components the warranty.
To Remove Broken Pump Belt Continued
Replace Broken Pump Belt
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury, unplug machine from outlet before servicing.
Reduced spray or no spray.
Bladder may be empty
2 The lint screen may be clogged
4Pump may have lost prime
5The Pump Belt may be broken
1Turn power OFF, refill tank with hot tap water.
2Turn power OFF, clean out lint screen, follow step 2 on page 6.
3Turn power OFF; remove and reseat tank.
4Turn power OFF; after 1 minute, turn ON and depress Spray trigger.
5Turn power OFF and unplug machine from outlet. To check if a Pump Belt has broken, you will need a flathead screwdriver. Insert the blade
end into the lower slot of the Belt Access Door to release the latch.
If necessary, insert the blade end into the upper slot to release the upper latch. Examine for belt breakage. You should be able to see the Pump Belt looped around the motor shaft. If it is broken or missing, please refer to the part numbers and descriptions on page 11 before calling BISSELL Consumer Services. Complete installation instructions will accompany the replacement belt.
PowerSteamer is not picking up solution.
tabs on the back of
the Floor Nozzle Window are inserted
through the mating slots in the main
housing. Reinstall if necessary.
2 Reinstall lid; refer to page 6.
function. Remove and reseat
4 Empty tank and refill; refer to page 6.
amount of dirty water
Thank you for selecting a BISSELL product.
If you should happen to need assistance during assembly or operation, call:
Please do not return this product to the store.
BISSELL Consumer Services
For information about repairs or replacement parts, or questions about your warranty, call:
BISSELL Consumer Services
Monday - Friday
8 am — 10 pm ET
9 am — 8 pm ET
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
PO Box 3606
Grand Rapids MI 49501
ATTN: Consumer Services
Or visit the BISSELL website - www.bissell.com
When contacting BISSELL, have model number of unit available.
Please record your Model Number: ___________________
Please record your Purchase Date: ___________________
NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It is your warranty.