Bissell 23B6-J User Manual

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2Thank You

3Safety Instructions

4Product View


6-8 Operations

9 Maintenance and Care

10 Troubleshooting

10 Replacement Parts



12Product Registration

12 Consumer Services

Thanks for buying a BISSELLLift-Off Steam Mop

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

Your BISSELL Lift-OffSteam Mop is well made, and we back it with a limited two year 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 BISSELLLift-OffSteam Mop.

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:


Always connect to a properly Earthed outlet. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before conducting maintenance or troubleshooting.


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

Use indoors only

Do not immerse

Use only on surfaces moistened by cleaning process

Do not leave machine when it is plugged in

Do not service machine when it is plugged in

If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent in order to avoid a hazard

Do not use machine if it has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water

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 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, petrol, kerosene, etc.) or use in the presence of explosive liquids or vapours

Do not use appliance in an enclosed space filled with vapours given off by oil base paint, paint thinner, some moth proofing substances, flammable dust, or other explosive or toxic vapours

Remove plug from electrical outlet before cleaning or maintaining the appliance

Not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety

Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance

Do not pick up toxic material (chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, petrol, etc.)

Do not modify the Earthed 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

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

Keep appliance on a level surface

Turn off all controls before unplugging

Be extra careful when cleaning stairs

Liquid or steam must not be directed towards equipment containing electrical components

Pay close attention when working around children.




This appliance must be Earthed.

The symbol means WARNING: Danger of scalding.

Surface may be hot. Avoid contact.



If your appliance is fitted with a nonrewireable BS 1363 plug it must not be used unless a 13 amp (ASTA approved to BS 1362) fuse is fitted in the carrier contained in the plug. Spares may be obtained from your BISSELL supplier.

If for any reason the plug is cut off, it must be disposed of, as it is an electric shock hazard should it be inserted into a 13 amp socket.


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Product view

Steam Trigger

Detachable Pod


Quick Release™

Cord Wrap

Power Cord

Steam Control


Lower Cord



Mop Pad

Steam on

Strain Relief

Demand Trigger


Easy Carrying



Water Tank

Detachable Steam


Water Purification



Body Base

Ready Light




Swivel Head



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Your Lift-OffSteam Mop assembles quickly and easily. The only thing you will need for assembly is a Phillips head screwdriver.

Your Lift-OffSteam Mop is packaged with the following items:

Handle Assembly

Lower Body base

Detachable Steam Pod with water purification

Maneuverable Swivel Head Removable Water Tank

1 small Phillips Head Screw taped to the handle

2 Deluxe Mop Pads

1.Attach lower body base to maneuverable swivel head.

2. Secure maneuverable swivel head with small Phillips head screw. Tighten until secure.

3.Slide handle assembly down into lower body base until it will go no

further. Secure the handle by turning


the knob until tight.

Lift-OffSteam Mop assembly is now complete.


Handle Assembly

Small Screw

Lower Body Base

Removable Water Tank


Swivel Head

2 Deluxe Mop Pads



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Features and accessories

Removable water tank

The water tank is located on the front of the Lift-OffSteam Mop. It can be refilled with water any time during use. Distilled or demineralized water may be used in place of tap water.

Do not use chemicals with your Lift-OffSteam Mop (not including BISSELL Eucalyptus Mint Natural water product).

Water purification system

This filter removes minerals and other impurities from tap water, preventing water deposits from damaging your LiftOff Steam Mop. It should be replaced when the bright green grains turn blue. To maximize performance of the filter, distilled water may be used.

Ready light

The ready light will glow when the Lift-OffSteam Mop is ready to use.

Steam on demand trigger

Press to release steam.

Maneuverable swivel head

Use to clean around furniture and hard to reach areas on the floor.

Mop pads

Reuseable microfiber mop pad is machine washable and safe for all hard floor surfaces.

Circular scrubbing brush tool

Attach to end of the hose for scrubbing stubborn soil and hard to reach areas. Color coded for specific use. Red for bathrooms and black for the kitchen.

Grout brush tool

Attach to end of the hose for scrubbing small cracks and crevices.

Flat surface Microfiber pad cleaning tool

Attach flat surface with pad to the end of the adapter. Attach to the end of the hose for cleaning large flat surfaces.

Window squeegee

Attach the Window Squeegee to the end of the adaptor. Attach to the end of the hose.


Do not attempt to use your Lift-OffSteam Mop without water in the tank.


Thermal shock can shatter glass. Before cleaning cold glass surfaces, carefully warm the surface by directing the steam jet on the glass from a distance at no less than four to six inches.

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Getting ready

1. Attach mop pad



A. Set the mop pad flat on the floor.



B.Line up the mop head and place it inside the mop pad with cord located at rear of mop head. Tighten cord to ensure tight fit.

2.Fill water tank

A.Remove tank by lifting straight up and


away from the unit.



Unscrew cap and remove from tank.




Fill water tank with water. For best results,




water should be at room temperature.



D.Replace the assembly cap and tighten until snug.

E.Replace water tank by lining up vertical guides and gently sliding tank into place.

3.Select a steam control setting. Light is for delicate floors such as hardwood and laminates. Normal is for everyday cleaning, and Tough is for hard to clean messes.

4.Twist the Quick Releasecord wrap clockwise to unwrap the power cord completely and plug into a220V-240Vgrounded outlet as described on the Important Safety Instructions, page 3.

5.The ready light will illuminate in 30 seconds when the Lift-OffSteam Mop is ready for use.

Before you clean

Thoroughly sweep or vacuum floor prior to cleaning with the Lift-OffSteam Mop.

Cleaning hard floors

Your Lift-OffSteam Mop is designed to clean hard flooring such as ceramic tile, vinyl, laminate, marble, stone and sealed hard wood floors. Use of yourLift-OffSteam Mop on waxed or some unwaxed floors may result in a dimin-

ished glossiness. The Lift-OffSteam Mop is not for use on unsealed wood floors. For best results test in an inconspicuous area and check the care instructions from your flooring manufacturer.


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Cleaning hard floors continued

1. When the ready light illuminates, begin cleaning by slowly passing over surface while pressing the steam on demand trigger to emit steam as needed.

2. To sanitize an area of your floor, (attack invisible germs and bacteria) place the center of theLift-OffSteam Mop over the spot for a minimum 15 seconds, but no longer than 20 seconds. For larger areas, overlap swivel head placement.

3. When theLift-OffSteam Mop stops emitting steam, simply remove the water tank, refill, and continue cleaning.

NOTE: upon first use of this steam product or first use of a new filter, the pump may make a "knocking" sound while the filter fills with water. This sound is normal and may last up to one minute. Continue to depress the trigger until the knocking sound subsides and the unit emits steam.

Steam cleaning all living areas

Stubborn messes that resist traditional water and cleaning solutions can be removed with steam. Toothpaste or hair spray on the bathroom sink, soap scum on sliding shower walls—steammakes all these far easier to clean.

1.Fill the water tank with cool tap water or distilled/demineralized water and replace back on Detachable Steam Pod.

2.Remove Steam Pod by pressing the pod release button on the top of the carry handle and pulling the pod out and away from the lower base.

3.Remove cord from pod and connect the plug to an appropriate outlet.

4.Remove hose from pod by pressing the clip at the end of the hose where it connects to the detachable pod.

5.Connect desired tool to the end of the hose.

6.When blue ready light turns on, the steamer is ready to use.

7.To activate steam, press the pod release button on the top of the carry handle. To stop steaming, release the pod release button.


Never put descaling, aromatic

(not including the BISSELL Eucalyptus Mint and water products), alcoholic or detergent product into the steam cleaner, as this may damage it or make it unsafe for use.


During first use, it may take several seconds for the Lift-OffSteam Mop to begin steaming. The water needs to flow through the filter to the heater. This delay will only occur during initial use or when using a new filter.

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Maintenance and care

When you're done

1.Unplug power cord from outlet.

2.Carefully remove mop pad from swivel head, as mop pad and lower assembly will be hot.

3.Any water remaining in the water tank should be emptied prior to machine storage.

4.Mop pad can be machine washed in warm water. Use only liquid detergents. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners; for best results, air dry.

5.Wrap power cord around quick release cord wrap on side of Detachable Steam Pod.

Replacing the water filter

If you fill your Lift-OffSteam Mop cleaner with normal tap water, it is essential to check the water purification system and replace it when it is no longer effective. Change the filter when the bright green grains turn blue. If the filter is not changed at the appropriate time, calcium deposits will accumulate on the heating element, causing damage or reduced performance.

Using distilled or demineralized water will maximize the performance of your filter.

To order a replacement water purification system, refer to the replacement parts section on page 10.


Upright storage of the Lift-OffSteam Mop with a wet mop pad may result in the formation of white marks on your floor. To remove the white marks, clean area with vinegar.


Using distilled or demineralized water will maximize the performance of your filter.


Be sure to use only a BISSELL water filter in your Lift-OffSteam Mop.


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Reduced steam or no steam.



Possible Causes



Water tank empty


Fill tank


Depleted water filter


Replace filter

Other maintenance or service not included in the manual 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 0844.888.6644.

Replacement parts - BISSELLLift-OffSteam Mop


Part No.

Part Name



Water Filter

2203-2275Water Tank with Cap and Insert

3203-2276Cap and Insert Assembly

4203-2274White Flat Surface Pad




Microfiber Mop Pads - 2 pack




Eucalyptus Mint Natural Aroma




Steam Mop Scented Water Eucalyptus Mint 32 FL oz



Window Squeegee




Grout Brush




Detail Brushes (2)












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