Bissell 1715 User Manual

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Spot Lifter®

U S E R ’ S G U I D E






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Operations / Special Tools

8-10 Routine Maintenance



11 Replacement

12 Warranty

Thanks for buying a BISSELL Spot Lifter Cordless Hand-HeldDeep Cleaner

We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Spot Lifter Cordless Hand-HeldDeep Cleaner. Everything we know about home care went into the design and construction of this handy,high-techhome cleaning system.

Your Spot Lifter 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 Spot Lifter.

Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. Bissell

President and Chief Executive Officer


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


WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:

Store indoors.

Do not expose to rain.

Do not immerse.

Do not handle with wet hands.

Do not use Spot Lifter if it has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water, have it repaired at an Authorized Service Center.

Do not use with damaged cord or plug on the charger.

Do not unplug charger by pulling on cord.

Do not damage the charger cord. Never carry or pull the storage base, charger unit, by the cord, use cord as a handle, close door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.

Do not use an extension cord. Charger should plug directly into electrical outlet.

Do not put any object into appliance openings, use with blocked opening, or restrict air flow. Do not use with any opening blocked.

Do not expose hair, loose clothing, fingers or body parts to openings or moving parts.

Do not pick up hot, burning or smoking objects such as cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.

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 allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.

Do not use for any purpose other than described in this User’s Guide.

Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments - use of attachments not provided or sold by BISSELL may cause fire, electric shock or injury.

Use only cleaning products formulated or recommended by BISSELL for this appliance.

Use only the charger supplied by BISSELL (packaged with your appliance) to recharge your Spot Lifter.

Use charger unit only in standard electrical outlet (120v–60hz).

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

Unplug charger unit from outlet before maintenance or cleaning.

Unplug by grasping the plug, not the cord.

Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.

Turn off all controls before unplugging.

Your Spot Lifter contains rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries. Do not incinerate batteries or they can explode when exposed to high temperatures.

Battery cell leaks can occur under extreme conditions. If battery cell liquid comes in contact with the skin:

Wash immediately with soap and water, then neutralize with a mild acid such as vinegar or lemon juice.

If battery cell liquid gets into the eyes:

Flush immediately with clean water for a minimum of 10 minutes.

Seek medical attention.

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.

Solution Tank

Spray Trigger

Indicator Light


Power Switch

Tank Release Button

Power Port


Collection Tank

Cord with

Charger Plug

Standard Brush

CAUTION: Use only BISSELL Little Green® formula in your cleaner. Use of cleaning formulas which contain lemon or pine oil may damage this appliance and void warranty. Do not use chemical spot cleaners or solventbased soil removers. These products may react with the plastic materials used in your cleaner, causing cracking or pitting.

How to use this guide

This User’s Guide has been designed to help you get the utmost satisfaction from your Spot Lifter Cordless Hand-HeldDeep Cleaner. You’ll find assembly directions, instructions for all cleaning tasks, safety precautions, plus maintenance and troubleshooting instructions. Please read this Guide thoroughly before using your Spot Lifter. Pay particular attention to the parts diagram, assembly instructions, and part names. Familiarize yourself with the controls and how they’re used. Following the Guide will greatly enhance your ability to get the best performance from your Spot Lifter for many years.

Solution Tank

Holds BISSELL Little Green® Formula and water (See “How to use Your Spot Lifter / Filling Your Solution Tank,” Page 6)

Collection Tank

Empty after each use, or when dirty water reaches the indicated maximum fill line (12 oz.). (See “When You’re Done,” page 8.)

Tank Release Button

Press to remove the Collection Tank.

Indicator Light

Glows red when unit is charging.

Power Switch

Activates vacuum and pump.

Power Port

Connect small plug of charger cord here to charge Spot Lifter.

Spray Trigger

Depress to spray cleaning solution and water.

Standard Brush

For scrubbing stubborn spots and soil. Removable for use on or off the unit.

Cord with Charger Plug

Plugs into electrical outlet. Spot Lifter has not been designed to operate while plugged in with the charger.




Charging The Battery




for the first time, allow to charge







for at least 24 hours.

Your Spot Lifter should be in charge mode whenever you 2. are not using it. When charging, the Spot Lifter and charger

may become warm to the touch. This is normal, and no cause for concern.

Make certain the Spot Lifter is turned OFF. Switch must be

for take


again be




How To Use Your Spot Lifter




Filling Your Solution Tank







the indentations with




pulling it straight up.

Open the Tank by unscrewing and removing the cap. Add 2. BISSELL Little Green formula to the indicated “Formula” line

on Tank.

NOTE: Your Spot Lifter is shipped with starter bottle of formula.


For maximum battery life, completely discharge and recharge Spot Lifter every 1-2months.

Filling Your Solution Tank Continued


Solution Tank with warm tap water to the indicated


line (8-oz.).Replace the cap before placing the


into the unit.



Replace the Solution Tank by positioning the rubber fitting


into the hole inside the Spot Lifter body. Press Tank gently


vacuum/spray by pressing Power Switch “ON”.


Pre-treatstained or highly soiled areas: Hold Spot Lifter2. above soiled surface, then press trigger to spray cleaning



Fast attention to a spill on upholstery can prevent permanent staining.

Deep Cleaning Carpet

pressing Power Switch “ON”.


Hold Spot Lifter above soiled surface, and press trigger to 2. spray cleaning solution.

Press front of Spot Lifter firmly against surface and pull 3. toward you to remove cleaning solution and soil.

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until no more dirt or cleaning solution 4. can be removed.Do not overwet.

For stubborn soil, use brush to gently scrub soiled area 5. while continuing to spray cleaning solution. To remove

brush from unit, gently pull on brush tab and lift out.

Check the Collection Tank and empty the tank if it is full. 6. (See WHEN YOU’RE DONE, page 8).

If Spot Lifter stops spraying, turn off Power Switch and 7. check cleaning solution level. Refill if needed. Never

run dry.


Use the brush after you’ve applied cleaning solution and removed any surface soil. Using the brush before this step can push soil more deeply into carpet.

Deep Cleaning Upholstery

Check manufacturer’s tag before cleaning. “W” or “WS” on the 1. tag means you can use your Spot Lifter. If tag is coded with an “S” (with diagonalstrike-through),or says “Dry Clean Only,” do

not proceed.

If manufacturer’s tag is missing or not coded, check with your 2. furniture dealer.

If possible, check upholstery stuffing. Colored stuffing may 3. bleed through fabric when wet.

Cleaning Spills From Hard Surfaces



vacuum spill.





When You’re Done






is full. (see

Release of the bottom of

releases, then

When You’re Done Continued







Putting It Away



Battery Removal And Disposal








This product contains a rechargeable nickelcadmium battery (sometimes referred to as a “Ni-Cad”battery) pack. The average life of aNi-Cadbattery is5-7years, depending on frequency of use. According to Federal regulations, proper

removal and disposal of Ni-Cadbatteries are required.



Battery Removal And Disposal Continued

To reduce fire, electric or injury, charger before







Empty Collection Tank




Check Plug for snug fit




Recharge according to instructions



Reduced spray/no spray.




Possible Causes



Solution Tank is empty

Refill Solution Tank



Pump not primed

While Spot Lifter is turned on,




press Spray Trigger and gently




rock Spot Lifter back and forth



Batteries weak/undercharged

Recharge according to instructions



Spot Lifter is not powered/underpowered.



Possible Causes




Charger/plug not connected

Check for red light on Spot Lifter




when it is plugged in.




Is Spot Lifter correctly seated in




storage/charging bracket?




Is charger plug completely




plugged into wall outlet?




Is charging cord completely




plugged into port at back of unit?




Was Spot Lifter stored with Power




Switch in “OFF” position?



Spot Lifter will not charge.




Possible Causes




Charger/plug not connected

Is Power Switch in “OFF” position?




Check for red light on Spot Lifter


when it is plugged in

Is Spot Lifter correctly seated in storage/charging bracket?

Is charger plug completely plugged into wall outlet?

Is charging cord completely plugged into port at back of unit?