Bissell 1693 User Manual
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
14 Consumer Services
15 Replacement Parts
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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,
Your PowerSteamer is well made, and we back it with a limited
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®.
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
■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
■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.
WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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
accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
connection of the
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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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
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
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
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.
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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
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, CarpetSaver™ automatically
allergens in your home.
raises the brush off the carpet.
Your PowerSteamer is equipped with a Measuring Cup
for adding the proper amount of cleaning formula to
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
from outlet before
convenience, the Measuring Cup stores on the back
of the unit.
To Fill The
inside to hold clean water. As you clean, the bladder
will empty. Dirty water collects in the tank outside
NOTE: Make sure to add formula to the tank before
filling it with water.
Depress the Handle Release pedal to tilt back
place. Carry the
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
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
NOTE: Remove the
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.
A. Remove Tank Lid, follow step 3 on page 6.
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
NOTE: When a cleaning job is complete, rinse out the
bladder and the tank.
4. Return the
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 ReadyTools™ dial 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.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
Pet Odor and
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
1.Step on the handle release to lay the machine handle down.
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 (ReadyTools™ side) 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.
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1.Set up machine following the instructions in The Basics on pages
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.
1.Set up the machine following instructions in The Basics section, on pages
2.Using the Measuring Cup provided, pour BISSELL Advanced Deep Cleaning Formula into the
3. Set the ReadyTools™ dial to Tools or PreTreat.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury unplug from outlet before servicing.
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