Bissell 16W5 User Manual

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2Thank You

3Safety Instructions

4Product View


6-10 Operations

11Maintenance and Care


13Replacement Parts



16Product Registration

16 Consumer Care

Thanks for buying a BISSELL Deep Cleaner

We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Deep Cleaner. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete, high-techhome cleaning system.

Your BISSELL Deep Cleaner is well made, and we back it with a limited one year warranty. We also stand behind it with a knowledgeable, dedicated Consumer Care 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 Deep Cleaner.

Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. Bissell

Chairman & CEO

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

the following:

Read all instructions before using your DEEP CLEANER


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. 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.

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 guide.

Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair, etc.

Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.

Keep appliance on a level surface.

Turn off all controls before unplugging.

Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.

Unplug before attaching the TurboBrush®.


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 equipmentgrounding conductor 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


Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor 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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Product view

Quick Release

Cord Wrap



Power Cord

Upper Body


Tank Latch



Cleaning fluid

Spray Trigger

Tough Stain





Vent Cover

( Foam Filter)


Tank Latch


To reduce the risk of fire and electric shock due to internal component damage, use only BISSELL cleaning fluids intended for use with the deep cleaner.

Keep plenty of genuine BISSELL 2X formula on hand so you can clean and protect whenever it fits your schedule. Always use genuine BISSELL deep cleaning formulas. Non-BISSELLcleaning solutions may harm the machine and will void the warranty.









2X Fiber

2X Allergen

2X Pet Stain

2X Spring

2X Lavender


2X Hard




and Odor






Formula with










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Your Ready Clean Powerbrush Plus assembles quickly and easily. The only tool you will need for assembly is a Phillips head screwdriver.

1.Locate the screw pack, which is taped to the upper handle.

2.Slide the upper body onto the lower body, taking care not to leave a gap between the upper and lower body.

3.Firmly holding the upper body, screw the 2 screws into the holes marked with arrows.

Tip: If you are having difficulty tightening the screws, remove,re-insert,and tighten again.

4.Slide the hose wrap onto the upper handle as pictured and push up until it snaps into place.

5.Slide the upper handle into the upper body until it will not go any farther and secure it with a screw at the marked screw hole above the water tank.

6.After tightening the screws, ensure proper fit between the upper and lower body by trying to separate the two. If assembled properly, there should be no gap. If a gap appears between the two (see picture at right), continue to tighten the screws until no gap is present.

7.Place solution tank on back of unit.

8.Wrap power cord and flex hose.

9.Keep flex hose snugly in place by using the hose secure latch.

10.Attach tool to end of hose.

Assembly is now complete.








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Before you clean

1.Move furniture to another area if cleaning an entire room. (Optional)

2.Vacuum carpet thoroughly.

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

4.Pre-Treating (optional)Pre-treatstubborn stains and highly soiled carpet in hallways and otherhigh-trafficareas.

4a. Generously spray BISSELL Tough Stain Precleaner evenly over soiled area.


4b. Wait3-5minutes before deep cleaning.


To reduce the risk of fire, use only BISSELL advanced deep cleaning formula for full size machines in your deep cleaner. Use of cleaning formulas that contain lemon or pine oil may damage this appliance and void the warranty. Chemical spot cleaners or solvent-basedsoil removers should not be used. These products may react with the plastic materials used in your deep cleaner causing cracking or pitting.

Fill the tank


1.Remove the solution tank by lifting it straight up, then away from the lower body.

2.Unscrew the black cap at the bottom of the solution tank.

3.Fill with hot (not boiling) tap water to the

WATER line. Fill the rest of the tank with 3. BISSELL 2X Formula to the FORMULA

line. Replace and tighten the black cap. 4. Place solution tank on lower body.

Tip: To ensure proper function, make sure the tank is completely seated. Failure to do so can result in reduced or no spray.

Carpet cleaning



1.Set ReadyTools dial to "FLOOR CLEANING".

2.Plug into proper outlet.

3.Turn the power switch to the ON (I) position (located on the back of unit)

4.With foot, press the recline lever (located on the back of unit).

5.Cleaning Strokes. While pressing the trigger, make one slow forward wet pass and another one back.

Caution: Do not overwet.



3.& 4. Power



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Carpet cleaning continued

6.Release the trigger and make one slow forward and backward pass over the same area.

7.Repeat steps 5 and 6 until solution being pulled up appears clean.

8.Empty the collection tank when dirty

water reaches the full line, or when



the solution tank is empty.



Empty the collection tank

1.Turn power switch OFF (O) and unplug power cord from outlet.

2.Remove the collection tank from base of unit.


2a. Release collection tank latches (on each side) by pulling up from the bottom of latch and then out.

2b. Carefully remove the top of the tank by lifting up on the tank handle.

3.Carry collection tank to a toilet or sink. To empty, pour out contents using opening at back of tank.

4.Rinse collection tank thoroughly and replace on unit.

5.Refill solution tank and continue cleaning.


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Cleaning with Attachments

Your Deep Cleaner is equipped with a hose and at least one attachment for cleaning stairs, upholstery, and more.

1.Important! If using to clean upholstery, check upholstery tags.

1a.Check manufacturer’s tag before cleaning. “W” or “WS” on the tag means you can use your Deep Cleaner. If the tag is coded with an “X” or an “S” (with a diagonal stripe through it), or says “Dry Clean Only”, do not proceed with any deep cleaning machine. Do not use on velvet or silk. If manufacturer’s tag is missing or not coded, check with your furniture dealer.

1b.Check for colorfastness in an inconspicuous place.

1c. If possible, check upholstery stuffing. Colored stuffing may bleed through fabric when wet.

1d.Plan activities to allow upholstery time to dry.

1e.Vacuum area thoroughly.

2.Follow the instructions on page 6 for filling the tank.

3.Set the ReadyTools dial to the “TOOLS” setting.

4.Attach the cleaning tool to the end of the hose.

5.Plug in and turn the power switch to the ON (I) position.

6.Clean by pressing the trigger to spray solution onto the area to be cleaned. Slowly move the tool back and forth over the soiled surface. Release the trigger to suction dirty water. Continue to clean in the area, working in small sections, until dirt is removed.

Caution: Do Not Overwet.

7.When finished cleaning, remove and rinse tool(s) in clean, running water.

8.It is recommended that you suction clean water from a bowl to rinse out the hose.

9.Lift end of hose and stretch out to ensure all water is cleared from hose.




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Cleaning with Attachments continued

10.Wrap flex hose around hose wrap.

11.Empty collection tank and rinse out, following instructions on page 10 under "Cleaning after use."

12.Return ReadyTools dial to “FLOOR CLEANING” setting.

Deep reach tool attachment

(Select models only)

1.Follow the instructions on page 6 for Filling the tank.

2.Follow instructions 1-5on page 8 under "Cleaning with attachments".

3.Set tool on stain and press the trigger to spray solution onto the area to be cleaned.

4.Slowly move the tool back and forth over the soiled surface, keeping the tool in contact with the carpet.

5.Release trigger and move tool slowly over the soiled area to suction up water and dirt.

6.Continue to clean the area, working in small sections, until no more dirt can be removed.

7.Remove tool from hose when finished. Clean under warm water before storing

8.Follow cleaning attachment instructions on pages 8 and 9, instructions 8-12.





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Hard floor cleaning

(Select models only)

1.Remove the collection tank (refer to steps 2a and 2b on page 7).

2.Attach the hard floor tool by hooking it into the front of the removable nozzle and rotate until it snaps firmly in place.

3.Replace the collection tank. Be sure to attach the two latches.

4.Fill the solution tank with hot (not boiling) tap water to the WATER fill line. Fill the rest with BISSELL 2X Hard Floor Solutions™ to FORMULA fill line.

5.Follow steps 1-8under "Carpet Cleaning" on page 6 and 7 to continue cleaning.

Cleaning after use

2. 4.


To reduce the risk of fire and electric shockwhen cleaning a hard floor, the BISSELL hard floor tool (203-5683)must be used and it must only be used with BISSELL 2X Hard Floor Solutions cleaning fluid intended for use with this appliance.

1.Unplug the unit.

2.Rinse collection tank thoroughly.

2a. Remove ReadyTools Dial by rotating it halfway between “TOOlS” & “FLOOR CLEANING.”

2b. Pop out knob by using the opening on the back of the tank. Rinse and replace knob and collection tank.

3.Remove tank vent & foam filter (located on top of the collection tank) and rinse.

4.Clean nozzle window by lifting latch and removing from machine. Rinse under running water.

5.When finished replace nozzle and secure with latch.

NOTE: For best results, it is recommended that the nozzle is cleaned after each use.

6.Remove lint and hair from red gasket in base of unit. (Do not remove gasket)

7.Replace the collection tank to the base of the machine and secure with latches.








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