Bissell 2080 User Manual

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U S E R ’ S G U I D E

1770, 1970, 2080, 2090 SERIES

Safety Instructions

Product View



Maintenance and Care


Consumer Services

Replacement 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 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 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 all local 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 nominal120-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

Spray Trigger



Quick Release





Cord Wrap™














Power Cord






Upper Body




Lower Cord







Solution Tank




Lower Body









Vent Cover










Foam Filter)









Collection Tank Latch


Large Easy








Rolling Wheels







Removable Nozzle


















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. Non-BISSELLcleaning solutions

Cleaning fluid


may harm the machine and void the warranty.

Keep plenty of genuine BISSELL Fiber Cleansing Formulaon 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.

48 oz. BISSELL

48 oz. BISSELL

48 oz. BISSELL

48 oz. BISSELL

48 oz. BISSELL

43 oz. BISSELL

32 oz.

22 oz.

Fiber Cleansing


Pet Odor and

Natural Orange

Lavender Essence

3X Concentrated





Soil Removal

Extract Formula

Formula with

Fiber Cleansing

Hard Floor

Tough Stain



Formula with

with Scotchgard


Formula with










item #

item # 0710



item # 0740

item # 0750


item #



item # 0720

item # 0730





# 0716



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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 body assembly Solution tank

Also includes 3 Phillips head screws.

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


1.Slide upper body into lower body.

2.Secure with screws.

3.Slide handle assembly down into upper body until it will go no further. Align screw slots.

4.Secure with screw.

5.Place solution tank on back of unit.

Product features

Solution Tank:

Holds 1/2-gallonof cleaning solution.

Collection Tank:

Holds 1/2-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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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 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.

3a. Add one of the BISSELL advanced cleaning formulas for deep cleaning machines to the formula fill line on the 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.

3b. If using the BISSELL 3X Concentrated Fiber Cleansing Formula: Add 1/2 capful of 3X Concentrated Fiber Cleansing formula to clean water/solution tank, and then fill with hot water to the line.

4.Place solution tank on lower body.

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


To reduce the risk of fire, use only BISSELL advanced 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.



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.

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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 pressing 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 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.

To empty the collection tank


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 remove collection tank from

lower body by lifting handle.


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.


Replace collection tank on lower body and



secure with latches.


Hard floor cleaning

1.Attach hard floor tool to unit.

2.Remove the collection tank (refer to steps 3a and b in the Maintenance and care 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

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It is recommended that every time your solution tank needs refilling, 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. If this happens empty the collection tank.




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Hard floor cleaning (continued)

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 solution tank with BISSELL Hard Floor Solutions™ to FORMULA fill line.

6.Fill solution tank with hot (not boiling) tap water to the WATER fill line.

7.Follow steps 1-8in Carpet cleaning section above.




2080/2090 series

2080/2090 Series

1770/1970 series

Maintenance and care

Machine storage

1.Wrap power cord around Quick Release Cord Wrapon side of QUICKSTEAMER®.

2.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.

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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.


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

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Maintenance and care

To install the replacement brush belt

*QuickSteamer PowerBrush models only

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

2.Remove solution and collection tanks.

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


With a Phillips head screwdriver,



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.






Brush Cover






Reduced spray or no spray

Possible Cause



1. Clean tank empty

1. Refill tank with water





and formula


2. Lint screen on solution tank cap clogged

2. Soak solution tank cap in warm





water and then rinse under





running water


Deep cleaner not picking up cleaning solution



Possible Cause



1. Collection tank not aligned/secured

1. Check tank proper alignment





and secure with side latches


2. Dirty tank full

2. Empty tank


3. Removable nozzle installed improperly

3. Align four "hooks" into bottom





first, then snap into place on top

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Deep cleaner not picking up cleaning solution (Continued)

Possible Cause


4. Removable nozzle full of debris

4. Remove nozzle and rinse under


running water

5. Red lint screen under collection tank clogged

5. Remove debris from lint screen

Other Maintenance or Service not included above should be performed by an authorized service representative.

Thank you for selecting a BISSELL product.

Please do not return this product to the store

For any questions or concerns, BISSELL is happy to be of service. Contact us directly at 1-800-237-7691.

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. ET


9 a.m. — 8 p.m. ET

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.

Please register your new BISSELL product at

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