Bissell 1698 User Manual
PROHEATTM PLUS SERIES
Thanks for buying a POWERSTEAMER® PROHEAT™ PLUS Heated Solution Deep Cleaner.
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL POWERSTEAMER® PROHEAT™ PLUS Heated Formula Deep Cleaner. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete,
Your POWERSTEAMER® PROHEAT™ PLUS is well made, and we back it with a full
Service department, so, should you ever have a problem, you’ll receive fast, considerate assistance.
quality homecare products like
your POWERSTEAMER® PROHEAT™ PLUS.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
President and Chief Executive Officer
■SmartTemp™ heats solution for best cleaning
■DirtLifter® PowerBrush lifts deep down dirt, grooms carpet
■ReadyTools™ instantly converts from floor cleaning to tools
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be observed, including the following:Read
all instructions before using your POWERSTEAMER®
PROHEAT™ PLUS. To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury, use indoors only. Do not immerse. Use only on surfaces moistened by cleaning process. Always connect to a properly grounded outlet. 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
■Do not use machine if it has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water
■Do not expose to rain, store indoors
■Do not handle unit with wet hands
■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 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
■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
■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.
■Use only commercially available floor cleaners and waxes intended for machine application
■Keep appliance on a level surface
■Turn off all controls before unplugging
■Unplug by grasping the plug, not the cord
■Unplug before attaching the TurboBrush™
■Be extra careful when cleaning stairs
■Pay close attention when working around children
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
WARNING: Improper connection of the
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
thingyou will need to assemble your cleaner
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*All parts may not be included with
More Tools are available. To order
or tools please refer to page 17.
Tough Stain Brush
Spraying Crevice Tool
Crevice Tool Storage
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4” Upholstery Tool Storage
Flex Hose 3
CAUTION: POWERSTEAMER® PROHEAT™ PLUS uses water and must not be stored where there is danger of freezing. Freezing will damage internal components.
Flow Indicator (Filter Inside)
Belt Access Door
Floor Nozzle Window
WARNING: Use only BISSELL Cleaning formulas in your POWERSTEAMER® PROHEAT.™ PLUS.
Use of cleaning formulas which contain lemon or pine oil may damage this appliance and void warranty. Chemical spot cleaners or
causing cracking or pitting.
The BISSELL SmartClean® System
POWERSTEAMER® PROHEAT™ PLUS is a home cleaning system that automatically mixes hot tap water with cleaning solution formula and heats the cleaning solution as it is applied to the carpet. The combination of heated cleaning solution, powered brush and suction provide a safe and effective method of cleaning.
The Basics: How it works
Temperature control automatically heats the cleaning solution as it is being applied to the carpet (*) to safely optimize cleaning effectiveness.
•The SmartTemp™ Ready Light indicates when the
heater is ON and ready to clean. It is found on the front of the handle where
it is easy to see while you clean.
• The Power Switch controls power to the machine; both switches must be ON for SmartTemp™ to work.
• The SmartTemp™ Switch is found on the back of the handle next to the Power Switch. It illuminates in the ON position. You may choose not to use the SmartTemp™ feature if you are cleaning delicate
wool, or oriental rugs.
* SmartTemp™ heats the cleaning solution for carpet and bare floor application only. It does
not heat solution sprayed through the accessory tools.
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . .2 Product
What comes with your POWERSTEAMER®
PROHEAT™ PLUS . . . . . . . . . . . .4 The
& small areas . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Cleaning bare
Putting it away . . . . . . . . . . . .14
The Basics - continued
Deep cleaning stairs and high traffic areas on a
Provides custom control for each cleaning job.
1.Lift the SmartMix® concentrate bottle up out of the machine base.
2.Flip the bottle over so that the valve cap is in an upward position.
3.Unscrew the valve cap and fill the bottle to the mark with BISSELL cleaning solution.
4.Replace the valve cap turning until snug.
5.Replace SmartMix® concentrate bottle.
When filling bottle or storing unit, set
6.Choose the SmartMix® setting that fits the cleaning job.
•Water Only – use for gentle cleaning or for the final rinse after cleaning.
•Normal – automatically provides the best mix of water and concentrate for most cleaning jobs.
•High Traffic – automatically mixes the right amounts of water and concentrate to dissolve tough grime and heavy soil.
WARNING: Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.
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 fibres.
The floating suspension
It is designed with a bladder inside for clean water. As you clean, the bladder will empty. Dirty water collects in the tank outside the bladder.
1.Step on handle release to lay the machine handle down out of the way.
3.Carry it like a bucket to fill at the sink.
BISSELL cleaning formulas in your POWERSTEAMER® PROHEAT.™ PLUS. Use of cleaning formulas which contain lemon or pine oil may damage this appliance and void warranty. Chemical spot cleaners or
NOTE: Both the SmartMix® Bottle and the clean water tank must have liquid in them in order for the machine to spray. If one tank is empty the machine will not apply either cleaning solution or water only. If you’re using the WATER ONLY setting, fill the SmartMix® Bottle with water also.
The Basics - continued
Rotate Handle to Unlatch
Fill Bladder only with clean tap water.
Tank Drain Cap
4.Set the tank down and rotate the handle forward to unlatch the lid. Lift off and set the lid aside.
5.Find the mouth of the bladder and fill to the bottom of the neck with hot tap water.
NOTE: Fill the Bladder with water only.
6.Replace the tank lid matching the lid and tank edges. Handle must be in forward position to reinstall.
7.Rotate the handle to the carrying position to
8.Replace tank in machine base, seating firmly in place.
9.Rotate handle back down to the latched position.
When it’s time to empty the
12.Place in or at edge of sink, turn the Tank Drain Cap and remove to release the dirty water.
13.Replace Drain Cap.
14.Refill with clean tap water as above, steps 5 through9,
and refill the SmartMix® Bottle with BISSELL cleaning solution, as necessary.
When filling bottle or storing unit, set
15.If the cleaning job is complete, rinse out the
16.Replace the Tank Drain Cap and return the
17.Refer to the Putting it Away section, page 14, for the final cleanup.
The Flow Indicator
This is located on the machine base. It spins when the trigger is pressed to indicate that the machine is applying cleaning solution to the floor. It will stop spinning to indicate that the SmartMix® Bottle or bladder needs to be refilled, or when
the trigger is released.
This provides above floor cleaning with the flip of a switch. Just choose the cleaning tool, attach to the flex hose and POWERSTEAMER® PROHEAT™
PLUS is ready to clean upholstery and more.*
*Set the switch to Floor Cleaning when cleaning carpets or bare floors or set it
to Tools/PreTreatwhen using the flex hose
attachments or for
*SmartTemp™ heats the cleaning solution for carpet and bare floor application only. It does not heat solution sprayed through the accessory tools.
A special red float device in the tank will cause the cleaner to stop removing solution from the carpet and
the motor sound will rise in pitch to let you know the dirty water tank is full.
How to use TurboBrush™ attachment
Unplug before attaching the TurboBrush™. Attach TurboBrush™ to the flex hose by pressing tool onto the grip/trigger until button snaps into hole.
Make certain tool is securely in place.
1. Move the TurboBrush™ switch to the “BRUSH” position. This activates the brush.
2. Place the tool directly on the soiled surface. Apply downward pressure on the tool and pull towards you while pulling trigger to spray cleaning solution.
3. Release the spray trigger and move the
switch to the “SUCTION” position.
Vacuum the area until no more cleaning
solution can be removed.
4. Repeat steps
Caution: Do not overwet.
When You’re Done
1.Disconnect the TurboBrush™ from the vacuum flex hose by pushing down on the button lock and pulling straight off.
2.Once removed from the flex hose, the TurboBrush™ can be cleaned:
1.Move the switch to the “SUCTION” position.
2.Rinse under running water.
3.Check spray nozzle for dirt. If necessary, clean with soft bristle brush.
4.Replace TurboBrush™ in its special storage location on the handle front.
How to clean carpets
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® PROHEAT™ PLUS.
4.Plan your cleaning route to leave an exit path. It is best to begin cleaning in the corner farthest from your exit.
5. Set up the machine following instructions in
The Basics section, pages
1 STARTHERE 4’
6. Use only BISELL cleaning formula in the SmartMix® tank.
7.Choose the SmartMix® setting to match the cleaning job.
8.Set the ReadyTools™ switch on to eitherTools/PreTreat orFloor Cleaning.
Improves cleaning effectiveness for heavily soiled carpet
When filling bottle or
storing unit, set
in high traffic areas such as entryways and hallways:
9. Set the SmartMix® dial toHigh Traffic.
10.Set the ReadyTools™ switch onPreTreat.
11.Plug into a proper outlet and turn ON both the Power
and the SmartTemp™ switches.
17. Repeat cleaning passes until solution being
While pressing the trigger, slowly make several passes
pulled up appears clean.
over the area to be cleaned.
18. Continue passes without pressing the trigger
Caution: Do not overwet.
until you can’t see any more water being
Turn the machine Power switches OFF and let BISSELL
cleaning formula dissolve the tough soil for
NOTE: Both the SmartMix® and the clean
water tank must have liquid in
them in order for the machine to
Plug into a proper outlet and turn the Power and the
spray. If one tank is empty the
SmartTemp™ switches ON.
machine will not apply either
While pressing the trigger make one slow forward and
cleaning solution or water only.
back wet pass. Let the SmartTemp™ heated formula and
19. After cleaning, you may want to turn the
DirtLifter® PowerBrush do the work for you.
SmartMix® toWater Only to give your
Caution: Do not overwet.
carpeting a final rinse. This will insure
Release the trigger and make one slow forward and back
thorough removal of embedded dirt loosened
pass over the same area to remove any residual dirty water.
by the cleaning solution.
20. When the cleaning job is complete refer to the Maintenance/Putting it Away section for machine cleanup and storage instructions, page 14.
How to clean upholstery and small areas
Important - Check Upholstery Tags:
1.Check manufacturer’s tag before cleaning. “W” or “WS” on the tag means you can use your POWERSTEAMER® PROHEAT™ PLUS. 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.
2.Check for colourfastness in an inconspicuous place.
3.If possible, check upholstery stuffing. Coloured stuffing may bleed through fabric when wet.
4.Plan activities to give upholstery time to dry.
5.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.
6.Set up the machine following instructions in The Basics section, pages
7.Use BISSELL cleaning formula in the SmartMix® tank.
8.Set the ReadyTools™ switch onTools and PreTreat.
* SmartTemp™ heats the cleaning solution for carpet and bare floor application only. It does not heat solution sprayed through the accessory tools.
9.Set SmartMix® toNormal.
10.Choose the 4” Small Area Tool, the Tough Stain Brush, or the Spraying Crevice Tool and connect to the flex hose.
Deep cleaning carpeting and upholstery regularly can reduce dust and allergens in your home.
11.Plug into a proper outlet and turn the Power switch ON.
12.While pressing the trigger, slowly move the spraying tool back and forth over the soiled surface. Release the trigger to vacuum soiled water.
13.Continue to clean soiled area, working in small sections, until no more dirt can be removed.
Caution: Do not overwet.
14.When the cleaning job is complete refer to the Putting it Away section for machine cleanup and storage instructions, page 14.
Then deep clean with the SmartMix® dial set on