Bissell 1970 User Manual

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U S E R ’ S G U I D E


3Safety Instructions

4Product View


6-8 Operations

8-9 Maintenance

10 Troubleshooting

10Consumer Services

11Replacement Parts



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Thanks for buying a BISSELL QuickSteamer®

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

Your QuickSteamer is well made, and we back it with a limited oneyear warranty. 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 QuickSteamer .

Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. Bissell

President and Chief Executive Officer

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

Read all instructionsbefore using your QUICKSTEAMER®

WARNING: 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.

Do not expose to rain. Store indoors.

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.

Keep appliance on a level surface.

Turn off all controls before unplugging.

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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.



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 equipment-groundingconductor and a grounding plug. It must only be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with alllocal codes and ordinances.



Grounding Pin


connection of the equipment-groundingconductor 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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Spray Trigger

Quick Release

Cord Wrap™

Power Cord




Clean Water/

Solution Tank

Lower Cord


Upper Body




Lower Body




Vent Cover

Large Easy






Foam Filter)

Rolling Wheels
















Collection Tank Latch

BISSELL Formulas:


Removable Nozzle

These items are available for purchase with your model. To order replacement parts or additional tools or formulas, please refer to page 11.

48 oz. Fiber

48 oz. Multi-

48 oz. Pet Odor

48 oz. BISSELL

22 oz.

32 oz.

Cleansing Formula

Allergen Removal

and Soil Removal

Natural Orange

Tough Stain

Hard Floor

with Scotchgard


Formula with

Extract Formula with
















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How to Use this Guide

This User’s Guide has been designed to help you get the utmost satisfaction from your BISSELL QuickSteamer Lightweight Deep Cleaner. You’ll find assembly and operating instructions, safety precautions, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting instructions. Please read this Guide thoroughly before assembling your

Deep Cleaner.

Pay particular attention to the product diagram, assembly instructions, and part names. Locate and organize all parts before assembly. Familiarize yourself with the parts and where they go. Following this User’s Guide will greatly enhance your ability to get the most performance from your BISSELL QuickSteamer for many years.

Your QuickSteamer comes in three, easy to assemble components:

Handle assembly Upper Handle assembly Clean/Solution Tank

3 Screws

The only thing you will need to assemble your cleaner is a Phillips head screwdriver.

Assembling Your QuickSteamer

1.Slide Upper Body into Lower Body.

2.Secure with Screws.

3.Slide Strain Reliever Handle down into Upper Body until it will go no further.

4.Secure with Screw.

5.Place Clean/Solution Tank on back of unit.

Special Features

Clean/Solution Tank - holds1/2-gallonof hot water and cleaning solution.

Collection Tank - holds1/2-gallonof dirty water.

Power Cord - for storage, wrap Power Cord around Upper and Lower Cord Wraps, and secure plug to Cord with molded clip.

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How to Use Your BISSELL QuickSteamer

Before You Clean

1.Plan activities to give carpet time to dry.

2.Remove easily moved furniture (chairs, lamps, coffee/cocktail tables, etc.) from room if needed.

3.Vacuum carpet thoroughly.

4.Decide where to begin — and end — your job. Clean in 3’ X 4’ sections, starting in areas farthest from exit. Plan to leave a path open to empty soiled water and refill cleaner.

5.Carpeting will dry in three to four hours, depending on carpet style and air circulation in room. A floor fan speeds drying.

6.Replace furniture on damp carpeting by placing waxed paper under legs until floor dries completely.

Fill the Tank

1.Remove the Clean/Solution Tank by lifting it straight up, then away from the Lower Body.

2.Unscrew the black cap at the bottom of the Clean/Solution Tank.

3.Add one of the BISSELL Advanced Cleaning formulas for Deep Cleaning machines to the formula fill line on the Clean/Solution tank. Fill the rest of the tank with hot (not boiling) tap water to the water fill line. Replace and tighten the black cap.

4.Place Clean/Solution Tank on Lower Body.

5.Rotate Quick Release Cord Wrap™ to release the Power Cord and plug into an outlet.


Pre-treatstubborn stains and highly soiled carpet in hallways and otherhigh-trafficareas.

1.Using BISSELL Tough Stain pre-cleaner,generously spray evenly over soiled area, do not overwet carpet.

2.Wait 3 -5minutes before deep cleaning.


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


Always vacuum thoroughly before you deep clean. If possible, move large furniture to an area you will not be cleaning.



Deep cleaning spots, spills and high traffic areas on a regular basis can prolong carpet life.

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Carpet Cleaning

1.With your foot, press the red Power Switch [located in foot of unit] ON.

2.With foot, press the Detent Lever on right side of Lower Body.

3.Depress Spray Trigger to spray cleaning solution.

Do not overwet.

4.To suction up water, repeat motion over same area without depressing Trigger.

5.Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until no more dirt can be removed.

6.Continue to clean entire carpet, working in 3’ x 4’ sections.

7.Empty the Collection Tank when dirty water reaches the full line, or when the Clean/Solution Tank is empty. See page 8 for instructions.

8.If Floor Nozzle stops spraying, turn Power Switch OFF and check water and cleaning solution levels. Refill if needed.

Hard Floor Cleaning

1.Attach Hard Floor Tool to Unit.

2.Remove the Collection Tank (refer to #3a and b in the Routine Maintenance section on page 8)

A.For 1770/1970 series it is necessary to remove the Cross Action Brush first.

Using your thumbs squeeze the 2 grey tabs towards the outside of the unit. Push down at the same time and release the Cross Action Brush.

3.Attach the Hard Floor Tool by hooking it into the front of the removable nozzle and swinging it down until the tabs pop into place.

4.Replace the Collection Tank. Be sure to attach the 2 latches.

5.Fill Clean/Solution Tank with BISSELL Hard Floor Solutions™ to FORMULA fill line.

6.Fill Clean/Solution Tank with hot (not boiling) tap water to the WATER fill line.

7.Follow steps 1-8in Deep Cleaning section above.

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It is recommended that every time your Clean/Solution Tank is

emptied of solution that you empty the contents of the Collection Tank. If the Collection Tank gets too full, you may begin to see foam

spitting out of the vent cover. When this happens you will know it is time to empty the Collection Tank.


2080/2090 series


1770/1790 series

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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 component damage, use only BISSELL cleaning fluids intended for use with the deep cleaner. NonBISSELL cleaning solutions may harm the machine and void the warranty.

48 oz. BISSELL

48 oz. BISSELL

48 oz. BISSELL

48 oz. BISSELL

32 oz. BISSELL

Fiber Cleansing


Pet Odor and Soil

Natural Orange

Hard Floor Solutions




Extract Formula with

item # 0484


with Scotchgard

with Scotchgard






item # 0740


item # 0710A

item # 0720A

item # 0730A



Routine Maintenance

When You're Done

1.Turn Power Switch OFF.

2.Unplug Power Cord from outlet.

3.Remove and empty Collection Tank.

a.Release Collection Tank latches [1 each side] by pulling up from bottom of latch and then out.

b.Carefully lift Collection Tank from Lower Body.

c.Carry Collection Tank to a toilet or sink. To empty, pour out contents using opening at back of Tank.

d.Rinse Collection Tank thoroughly.

e.Remove lint and hair from Red Gasket in base of unit. (Do not remove gasket)

4.Clean Nozzle Window by lifting latch and removing from machine. Rinse under running water. When finished replace Nozzle and secure with latch.

5.Replace Collection Tank on Lower Body and secure with latches.

6.Wrap Power Cord around Quick Release Cord Wrapon side of QUICKSTEAMER®.

7.Wipe all surfaces with a soft cloth. Store cleaner upright in a protected, dry area.

NOTE: You may have cleaning solution remaining in the Clean/Solution Tank. You may store your QuickSteamer this way for the next cleaning task, but never keep soiled solution in the Collection Tank.


To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts and/or electrical shock, turn Power Switch OFF and disconnect plug from electrical outlet before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.

lift by handle

a. b.






Do not store unit where freezing may occur. Damage to internal components may result.

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To Install the Replacement Brush Belt

*QuickSteamer PowerBrush models only

1.Turn the machine off and unplug from wall outlet.

2.Remove Clean/Solution and Collection Tanks.

3.Lie machine down to access the bottom of the machine.


With a Phillips head screwdriver,

unscrew the


Brush Cover and remove.


5.Remove the Brush End Cap and remove belt from brush.

6.Brush can now be removed.

7.Belt can be removed by sliding off the Motor Pulley.

8.Clean or replace belt. Attach belt to Motor pulley and brush, insert brush into right side End Cap.

9.Reattach the left End Cap and slide brush back into place.

10.Replace the brush cover and screw into place.





4 Brush Cover




































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Reduced Spray Or No Spray.

Possible Causes


1. Clean Tank empty

1. Refill Tank with water


and formula

Deep Cleaner Not Picking Up Cleaning Solution.


Possible Causes


1. Collection Tank not aligned/secured

1. Check Tank proper alignment


and secure with side latches

2. Dirty Tank full

2. Empty Tank

3. Removeable Nozzle installed improperly

3. Align four "hooks" into bottom


first, then snap into place on top

Thank you for selecting a BISSELL product.

If you should happen to need assistance during assembly or operations, call 1-800-237-7691

Please do not return this product to the store

BISSELL Consumer Services

For information about repairs or replacement parts, or questions about your warranty, call:

BISSELL Consumer Services 1-800-237-7691

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. — 10 p.m. EST


9 a.m. — 8 p.m. EST

Or write:


PO Box 3606

Grand Rapids MI 49501

ATTN: Consumer Services

Or visit the BISSELL website -

When contacting BISSELL, have model number of unit available.

Please record your Model Number: ___________________

Please record your Purchase Date: ___________________

NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It provides proof of date of purchase in the event of a warranty claim. See "Warranty" on page 12 for details.

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