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PowerSteamer®

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

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Consumer Services

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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, high-techhome cleaning system.

Your PowerSteamer is well made, and we back it with a limited

one-yearwarranty. 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 PowerSteamer.

Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. Bissell

President and Chief Executive Officer

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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 3-pronggrounded plug.

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.

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

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 equipment-groundingconductor and a grounding plug. It must only be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

Grounded

Outlets

Grounding Pin

WARNING: Improper connection of theequipment-groundingconductor can result in a risk of electrical shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service person if you aren’t sure if the outlet is properly grounded. DO NOT MODIFY THE PLUG. If

it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. This appliance is designed for use on a nominal 120-voltcircuit, and has a grounding attachment plug that looks like the plug in the drawing above. Make certain that the appliance is connected to an outlet having the same configuration as the plug. No plug adapter should be used with this appliance.

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Power

Switch

Measuring

Cup

Easy Rolling

Wheels

Quick Release

Cord Wrap

Power Cord

Lower Cord

Wrap

Strain Reliever

Handle

Handle

Assembly

Lower Body

Belt Access

ON

OFF

Floor Nozzle

Window

Tank-in-Tank

Handle

Release

Door

Dirtlifter® Brush

WARNING:

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 solvent-basedsoil removers should not be used. These products may react with the plastic materials used in your PowerSteamer causing cracking or pitting.

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How To Use This

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Works

Power

DirtLifter Brush

Measuring Cup

adding the using BISSELL

Tank as on the

Phillips

Head

Screw

ON

OFF

Power

Switch

Tip:

Deep cleaning carpeting regularly can reduce dust and allergens in your home.

WARNING:

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury, unplug from outlet before servicing.

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To Fill The Tank-in-Tank

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Tilt Handle Back

Lift and Carry

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Rotate Handle

 

3 to Unlatch

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When It’s Time To Empty The Tank-in-Tank

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.

C.Re-insertLint Screen on Tank Lid. The screen will click into place.

D.Replace Tank Lid.

When a cleaning job is complete, rinse out the Tank-in-4. Tank by running clean water between the bladder and

the tank.

Return the Tank-in-Tankto the machine, follow step 65. above.

Refer to the Maintenance/Storage section on the next

6. page for final cleanup.

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Screen

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2C

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Latched

Tip:

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.

Normal Cleaning

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Pump Belt Replacement

To Remove Broken Pump Belt

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ON

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Trigger

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Power Cord

Quick Release

uses water not be stored

is a danger of Freezing will

components the warranty.

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To Remove Broken Pump Belt Continued

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Replace Broken Pump Belt

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White

Retainer Plate

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Troubleshooting

WARNING:

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury, unplug machine from outlet before servicing.

Reduced spray or no spray.

Possible Causes

Bladder may be empty

2 The lint screen may be clogged

Tank-in-Tankmay not be seated properly

4Pump may have lost prime

5The Pump Belt may be broken

Lift Here

Insert

Screwdriver

Blade Here

Remedies

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.

Possible Causes

Remedies

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tabs on the back of

properly attached

 

the Floor Nozzle Window are inserted

 

 

through the mating slots in the main

 

 

housing. Reinstall if necessary.

2 Tank-in-TankLid is not

2 Reinstall lid; refer to page 6.

properly installed

 

 

3 Tank-in-Tankis not properly seated

3 Tank-in-Tankmust be firmly seated to

 

 

function. Remove and reseat Tank-in-Tank.

4 Tank-in-Tankhas picked up the maximum

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: 1-800-237-7691

Please do not return this product to the store.

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BISSELL Consumer Services

For information about repairs or replacement parts, or questions about your warranty, call:

BISSELL Consumer Services

1-800-237-7691

Monday - Friday

8 am — 10 pm ET

Saturday

9 am — 8 pm ET

Or write:

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.

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