Bissell 1693 User Manual

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U S E R ’ S G U I D E

1692/1693/1694 PowerSteamer® Series

8805/8806 PowerSteamer® Series

3 Safety Instructions

4 Product View

5 Assembly Instructions

5-11 Operations / Special Tools

11 Maintenance

13-14 Troubleshooting

14 Consumer Services

15 Replacement Parts

16 Warranty


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Thanks For Buying A BISSELL PowerSteamer Deep Cleaner

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.

Mark J. Bissell

President and Chief Executive Officer



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

Read all instructions before using your POWERSTEAMER®.


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

Do not leave machine when it is plugged in

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-unplugby grasping 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

Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments

Use only cleaning products formulated by BISSELL for use in this appliance to prevent internal component damage. See the Cleaning fluid Section of this manual

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 on this product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.



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 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.



Grounding Pin


connection of the equipment-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 nominal120-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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Product View


To reduce the risk of fire, use only BISSELL Advanced 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.



Quick Release

Cord Wrap

Power Cord

Lower Cord


Floor Nozzle



Flex Hose




Easy Rolling









Strain Reliever




Lower Body



Belt Access


DirtLifter® PowerBrush* *(select models only)


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How To Use This Guide

This User’s Guide is designed to help you get maximum satisfaction from your PowerSteamer Deep Cleaner. Enclosed you’ll find assembly instructions for cleaning tasks, safety precautions, cleaning tips, maintenance and troubleshooting information. Please read this guide thoroughly before assembling and using your cleaner. Pay particular attention to the assembly diagram, assembly

instructions, and part names. Locate and organize all parts before assembly. Familiarize yourself with all parts and features and how they operate. Following the Guide will enhance your ability to get top performance from your cleaner for many years.

If you have any questions, or comments please call BISSELL Consumer Services at 1-800-237-7691.

How To Assemble

Your PowerSteamer assembles in two quick steps. The only tool you will need to assemble your cleaner is a Phillips head screwdriver.

Your PowerSteamer is packaged as two primary components… the Lower Body and the Handle Assembly. To assemble:

1.Slide the Handle Assembly (with attached Quick Release Cord Wrap) down into the Lower Body until it will go no further.

2.Secure the handle by placing one (1) Phillips headscrew (supplied) through the screw opening in the Lower Body

and into the rear of the Handle Assembly. Tighten with screwdriver until secure.

Assembly is now complete.

What Comes With Your PowerSteamer


Tough Stain Brush 16oz. Fiber Cleansing

Tough Stain

Formula with




Keep plenty of BISSELL Advanced Deep Cleaning Formulas on hand so you can clean whenever it fits your schedule. Always use BISSELL deep cleaning formulas. Non-BISSELLcleaning solutions may harm your cleaner and void the warranty.






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The Basics: How Your PowerSteamer Works





The Power Switch controls power to the machine.






DirtLifter® PowerBrush (on select models)

The powered brush roll at the Floor Nozzle is designed


to enhance cleaning performance. The bristle pattern

lifts out the deep down dirt while gently grooming

carpet fibers. The floating suspension self-adjuststo

Deep cleaning carpeting

all carpet heights and protects your carpet if you leave

and upholstery regularly

the Power Switch ON. When the machine handle is in

can reduce dust and

the fully upright position, CarpetSaverautomatically

allergens in your home.

raises the brush off the carpet.



Measuring Cup


Your PowerSteamer is equipped with a Measuring Cup


for adding the proper amount of cleaning formula to

the Tank-in-Tank.Before using the machine, simply

To reduce the risk of

fill the Measuring Cup to the fill line with BISSELL

fire, electric shock

Advanced Deep Cleaning Formula. Pour the formula

or injury unplug

into the Tank-in-Tankas shown on page 7. For

from outlet before

convenience, the Measuring Cup stores on the back


of the unit.



To Fill The Tank-in-Tank™

Tilt Handle

This easy-to-usesystem is designed with a bladder



inside to hold clean water. As you clean, the bladder

will empty. Dirty water collects in the tank outside



the bladder.



NOTE: Make sure to add formula to the tank before

Lift and


filling it with water.



Depress the Handle Release pedal to tilt back



the handle.



Rotate Handle


Lift the Tank-in-Tankhandle. The handle locks the lid in

to Unlatch

place. Carry the Tank-in-Tanklike a bucket to fill at the sink.



Set the Tank down and rotate the handle forward to




unlatch the Lid. Lift off and set the Lid aside.




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To Fill The Tank-in-Tank(Continued)


4. Using the Measuring Cup, pour BISSELL Deep Cleaning Formula into the mouth of the bladder.

5. Fill to the bottom of the neck with hot tap water. Do not boil or microwave water.

NOTE: Fill slowly to reduce sudsing.


6. Replace the Tank Lid, matching the Lid and Tank edges. Rotate the handle to carrying position. Replace Tank

in machine base, seating firmly in place. Rotate 6 handle back down to latched position.


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





NOTE: Remove the Tank-in-Tank,following









steps 1 through 3 on page 6 .




1. Pour out dirty water.





After each use, remove and rinse the Lint Screen located





on the Tank Lid.


Lint Screen



A. Remove Tank Lid, follow step 3 on page 6.










Lint Screen




B. Remove Lint Screen. Rinse under faucet to





remove any debris.





C. Insert Lint Screen back in Tank Lid. The





screen will click into place.





D. Replace Tank Lid.





Refill with cleaning solution and clean tap water, follow





steps 4-5above.









NOTE: When a cleaning job is complete, rinse out the





Tank-in-Tankby running clean water between the





bladder and the tank.



4. Return theTank-in-Tankto the machine, follow

step 6 above.





5. Refer to the Maintenance/Storage section on the


next page for final cleanup.

A special red float device in the tank





will cause the cleaner to stop remov-



ing solution from the carpet. The motor



sound will rise in pitch to let you know



the dirty water tank is full.









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This provides floor or upholstery cleaning with the turn of a dial. For carpet/floor cleaning make sure the dial is set to FLOOR CLEANING. For upholstery or fabric cleaning, select

your cleaning tool, attach it to the Flex Hose, switch to Tools Settings and the PowerSteamer is ready to clean upholstery, fabrics and more*

*Set the switch to FLOOR CLEANING when cleaning carpets, or set it toTOOLS/PRETREAT when using the Flex Hose attachments.

How To Clean Carpet

1.Plan activities to give carpet time to dry.

2.Remove easily moved furniture from the room (chairs, lamps, coffee tables, etc).

3.Vacuum thoroughly to pick up loose debris and pet hair before using the PowerSteamer.

4.Plan your cleaning route to leave an exit path. It is best to begin cleaning in the corner farthest from your exit.

NOTE: You may notice hair and debris deposits on carpet that were loosened by brushing action (especially with newer carpets that have never been deep cleaned before). This debris should be picked up by hand and thrown away. Debris that deposits in the brush belt area should be cleaned out to keep Belts running free.


Improves cleaning effectiveness for heavily soiled carpet in high traffic areas such as entryways and hallways:

1.Set the ReadyToolsdial toTOOLS/PRETREAT.

2.Plug the PowerSteamer into a proper outlet and turn ON the Power switch.

3.While pressing the trigger, slowly make several passes over the area to be cleaned. Caution: Do not overwet.

Turn the machine Power switch OFF and let BISSELL Advanced

4.Deep Cleaning Formula dissolve the tough soil for 1-2minutes. Reset the ReadyTools Dial to FLOOR CLEANING before continuing.

Normal Cleaning
















1.Plug the PowerSteamer into a proper outlet and turn ON the Power switch.

2.While pressing the Spray Release Trigger, make one slow forward and back wet pass. Let the BISSELL Advanced Deep Cleaning Formula and DirtLifter PowerBrush* do the work for you. Caution: Do not overwet.

3.Release the trigger and make one slow forward and back pass over the same area to remove any residual dirty water.

4.Repeat cleaning passes without pressing the trigger until you can't see any more water being suctioned up.

5.When cleaning job is complete, refer to the Maintenance/


Storage section on page 11.



Thorough vacuuming before deep cleaning will prevent early clogging of the lint trap.


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Cleaning Fluid Section

Keep plenty of genuine BISSELL Fiber Cleansing Formula™ on hand so you can clean and protect whenever it fits your

schedule. Always use genuine BISSELL deep cleaning formulas.


To Reduce the Risk of Fire and Electric Shock due to internal componet damage, use only BISSELL cleaning fluids intended for use

with the deep cleaner.

48 oz. BISSELL

48 oz. BISSELL

48 oz. BISSELL

48 oz. BISSELL

Fiber Cleansing


Pet Odor and

Natural Orange



Soil Removal

Extract Formula


Formula with

Formula with

with Scotchgard





item # 0710



item # 0740


item # 0720

item # 0730


Cleaning Bare Floors

The Bare Floor Tool (available with select models only) provides effective cleaning for linoleum, vinyl, and tile floors. Caution: Do not use on hardwood floors.

1.Use only BISSELL Hard Floor Solutions.

2.Vacuum or sweep thoroughly to pick up loose debris and pet hair.

3.Remove easily moved furniture from the room, (chairs, tables, etc).

4.Plan your cleaning route to leave an exit path.

5.Plan activities to allow about 30 minutes for the floor to dry completely.

Attach The Bare Floor Tool




Handle Release


1.Step on the handle release to lay the machine handle down.

2.Remove the Tank-in-Tank from the machine base.

3.Lift the machine base to expose the underside of the nozzle.

4.Attach Bare Floor Tool to nozzle with long tab to the right side (ReadyToolsside) of the nozzle.

5.First attach left side (short tab) catching tab over nozzle edge.

6.Gently bend long tab (right side) outward to easily snap over edge of clear nozzle on right.

Bare Floor

Snap Together

Cleaning Tool




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Machine Preparation

1.Set up machine following the instructions in The Basics on pages 6-9.Be sure to thoroughly rinse out any remaining Fiber Cleansing Formula from theTank-in-Tankbottle to prevent slippery linoleum, vinyl, and tile floors. Use BISSELL Hard Floor Solutions in theTank-inTank.

2.Check ReadyTools dial - it should be set on Floor Cleaning.

3.Plug into a proper outlet and turn Power Switch ON.

Bare Floor Cleaning Technique

1.Slowly move the machine nozzle with Bare Floor Tool forward and back over soiled surface one time while pressing the trigger. Caution: Do not over wet.

2.Repeat the motion without pressing the trigger using the Bare Floor Tool to squeegee and suction up the dirty water.

3.Repeat steps 1 and 2 backing along the exit path.

4.Allow about 30 minutes for the floor to dry completely.

5.When the cleaning job is complete refer to the Maintenance/ Storage section on page 11.

6.To remove Bare Floor Tool gently bend long tab (right side) outward and pull tool down away from nozzle. Rinse thoroughly, dry and store.

How To Clean Upholstery and Small Areas

Important - Check Upholstery Tags

Check manufacturer’s tag before cleaning. “W” or “WS” on the tag means you can use your PowerSteamer If the tag is coded with “X” or “S” (with a diagonal strike through), or says “Dry Clean Only,” do not proceed. Do not use on velvet or silk. If manufacturer’s tag is missing or not coded, check with your furniture dealer.

Check for colorfastness in an inconspicuous place.

If possible, check upholstery stuffing. Colored stuffing may bleed through fabric when wet.

Plan activities to give upholstery time to dry.

Vacuum thoroughly to pick up loose debris and pet hair. Use a vacuum with a brush attachment and a crevice tool to clean in fabric folds and tufts.

Machine Preparation

1.Set up the machine following instructions in The Basics section, on pages 6-9.

2.Using the Measuring Cup provided, pour BISSELL Advanced Deep Cleaning Formula into the Tank-in-Tank.


3. Set the ReadyToolsdial to Tools or PreTreat.


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

Manufacturer’s Tag


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