Bissell 1721 User Manual
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Thanks for buying a BISSELL Little Green Portable Deep Cleaner
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Little Green® Portable Deep Cleaner. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this handy,
Your Little Green is well made, and we back it with a full
dedicated Consumer Services department, so, should you ever have a problem, you’ll receive fast, considerate assistance.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
President and Chief Executive Officer
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be observed, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING YOUR VACUUM.
Always connect to a polarized outlet (left slot is wider than right). Unplug from outlet when not in use and before conducting maintenance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
■Do not modify the polarized plug to fit a
■Do not leave deep cleaner unattended when it is plugged in.
■Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing.
■Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
■Do not allow children to operate deep cleaner or use 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.
■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, return it to a service center.
■Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not run appliance over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
■Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
■Do not handle deep cleaner or plug with wet hands.
■Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep openings free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
■Always turn off deep cleaner before connecting or disconnecting motorized nozzle.
■Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.
■Turn off all controls before plugging or unplugging deep cleaner.
■Use extra care when cleaning stairs.
■Do not pick up flammable materials (lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.) or use in the presence of explosive liquids or vapors.
■Do not pick up toxic material (chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc.).
■Do not use deep cleaner 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 hard or sharp objects such as glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
■Do not pick up anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
■Do not use without dust bag and/or filters in place.
■Use only on dry, indoor surfaces.
■Keep appliance on a level surface.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
THIS APPLIANCE HAS A POLARIZED PLUG.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install a proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
This model is for household use only.
Do not use this product while on any type of a ladder. Do not place the product in a place where it will be stepped on or kicked while in use. Do not place the product on an elevated surface where it may be pulled off the surface while in use.
Do not use an extension cord with this product. The use of an extension cord may result in a severe electrical shock, particularly if the extension cord does not have an electrical rating higher than that of the product, if the extension cord does not have a three prong grounding plug and connector and if the extension cord is not plugged into a circuit
box with a ground fault circuit interrupter. Safety precautions such as keeping all connections off the ground and dry will not eliminate the danger.
How to use this guide
Do Not plug in your deep
cleaner until you have
completely assembled it per
the following instructions
and are familiar with all
instructions and operating
Formula Fill Line
Product Features Continued
Vacuum Flex Hose with Grip/Trigger Unit
Store in the
The cord, with a
Note: Unwrap Power Cord completely before operating unit.
Not included with all models
With the Little Green ProHeat, you have the ability to turn on, or leave off, the
The Little Green ProHeats’
Begin using by depressing the Spray Trigger. Wait
See Page 8 for cleaning instructions.
Specialized Cleaning Tools
Depending on which model you purchased, your
Little Green may be equipped with one or more of
6” wide Cleaning
action for small areas, upholstery and stairs
To order optional tools not originally included with your Little Green see “Part Numbers and Descriptions,” page 9
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. Chemical spot cleaners or
Power Switch Heat
How To Deep Clean Carpet or Upholstery
Note: If your LIttle Green has a
Press and hold Spray Trigger on Grip/Trigger unit. Spray will start in a few seconds.
Raise the Tool slightly to check for spray. If spray does not start, press firmly on the front of the Solution Tank while depressing Spray Trigger.
*Optional on some Little Green models. To order optional parts not originally included in your Little Green model, call BISSELL Consumer Services at the telephone number listed on page 9.
Be sure to unplug the cord before attaching the Turbobrush.
“SUCTION” position. This activates the suction to remove the dirt and cleaning solution. Move the switch back to the “BRUSH” position for additional brushing action.
Do not overwet.
Release spray trigger. Vacuum area until no more cleaning solution can be removed.
Note: If using the Turbobrush, move the switch to the “SUCTION” position. This activates the suction to remove the dirt and cleaning solution.
If the tool stops spraying, turn OFF Power Switch and check cleaning solution level. Refill if needed. Never run dry.
Deep Cleaning Upholstery
. “W” or “WS” on If tag is coded says “Dry Clean
check with your
Deep cleaning stairs and high traffic areas on a regular basis can prolong carpet life.
Check upholstery stuffing before cleaning. Colored stuffing may bleed through fabric when wet.
When You’re Done
Turn Power Switch to OFF position.
Unplug Power Cord from outlet.
Remove and rinse Solution Tank, then replace.
Note: If a significant amount of Little Green formula/water
remains, you many leave it in the Solution Tank for your next
Remove Collection Tank, fill with clean water, rinse thoroughly
and discard, then replace.
Disconnect the tool from Grip/Trigger unit by pushing down on
button lock and pulling straight off (Do NOT twist tools to
removed from the Vacuum/Flex Hose, the tools can
tion. Rinse under clean running water.
Check Spray Nozzle for accumulated dirt or debris. If neces-
sary, clean with soft bristle brush.
Before turning off Little Green, vacuum up clean water to thoroughly rinse the Vacuum Hose. Then, lift the tool and point upwards. This allows any water still in the Hose to flow into the Collection Tank.
Keep face away from spray. Failure to do so may result in personal injury.
Cleaner won’t run.
To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts and/or electrical shock, turn Power Switch OFF and disconnect polarized plug from electrical outlet before performing troubleshooting checks.
Power Unit not plugged in
Check electrical plug
Blown fuse/tripped breaker
Replace household fuse or Reset
Reduced spray or no spray
Call BISSELL Customer Service
Spray Nozzle clogged
Clean Spray Nozzle
Solution Tank empty
Solution Tank outlet clogged
Clean outlet at bottom of Solution Tank
Pump needs priming
Push firmly on Solution Tank front
while depressing Spray Trigger
Vacuum won’t pick up cleaning solution
Poor Upholstery/Carpet Tool position
Collection Tank is full Upholstery/Carpet Tool Brush worn Excess solution in Vacuum Flex Hose
Incorrect switch position on TurboBrush
Reposition Upholstery/Carpet Tool on surface, follow recommended cleaning procedures
Empty Collection Tank Replace with new Brush
Lift Tool and point upwards to allow water in Hose to flow into the Collection Tank Reposition switch to “Suction” Position
Excessive Foam in the Collection Tank
Residue left in carpet or fabric
Flush carpet by using clear water in
form prior cleaning
Check Tank often/empty as necessary
Incorrect cleaning formula
Use BISSELL Little Green formula only
Incorrect switch position on TurboBrush
Reposition switch to “Brush” position