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Easy Vac®

Multi-Surface /PowerBrush

U S E R ’ S G U I D E

3108 SERIES

3Safety Instructions

4Product View

5Assembly

6-8Operations

8-9Maintenance and Care

10Troubleshooting

11Consumer Services

11Replacement Parts

12Warranty

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Thank you for buying a BISSELL Easy Vac

We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Easy Vac Bare Floor and Carpet vacuum.

Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete, high-techhome cleaning system.

Your Easy Vac is well made, and we back it with a full one 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 Easy Vac.

Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. Bissell

President and Chief Executive Officer

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING YOUR UPRIGHT 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 non-polarizedoutlet or extension cord.

Do not leave vacuum 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 vacuum 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, have it repaired at an authorized 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 vacuum 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 vacuum 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 vacuum 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 vacuum 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.

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.

WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.

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.

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Product view

3.

Hose port

Cord Hook

 

Detachable

 

Handle

 

1.

Handle Release Buttons

 

Quick Release

 

Cord Warp

Hose Clip

Crevice Tool

 

Attachment Clip

 

4.

5' Stretch

Hose

 

Crevice Tool

Lightweight

 

Canister

 

Dirt Cup

Lower Cord Wrap

 

2.

Detachable Floor

Nozzle with PowerBrush

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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 Easy Vac. You’ll find assembly and operating instructions, safety precautions, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting instructions. Please read this guide thoroughly before assembling your vacuum 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 Easy Vac for many years.

Your Easy Vac comes in four, easy to assemble components. No tools are needed.

Detachable Handle

Lightweight Detachable Canister

Floor Nozzle with PowerBrush

Crevice Tool

Assembly

WARNING:

Do Not plug in your vacuum cleaner until you have completely assembled it per the following instructions and are familiar with all instructions and operating procedures.

Refer to assembly diagram on page 4

1. Attach upright handle to canister vacuum

Gently slide handle over square end of canister vacuum, pushing until buttons on canister snap into place in opening on handle. The handle is designed to attach

and disassemble easily as you switch from upright to canister style cleaning.

2. Attach floor nozzle with PowerBrush to canister vacuum

Grasp floor nozzle with one hand, while holding canister vacuum firmly with the other. With firm, even pressure, press floor nozzle into round opening at end of canister vacuum. Continue pressing gently but firmly until floor nozzle can go no further. As with the upright handle, the floor nozzle is designed to attach and disassemble easily as you switch from level floor to tool style cleaning.

3.

Attach PowerBrush cord to canister

 

 

 

Plug cord attached to floor nozzle into back

 

 

 

of canister.

 

 

4.

Attach crevice tool to tool clip

 

 

 

Slide narrow end of crevice tool over angled

 

 

 

post on the side of the canister, then press round

 

 

 

end of tool into semi-circulargrip located just

 

 

 

below the quick release cord wrap.

 

 

 

EASY VAC assembly is now complete.

 

 

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Operations

Power cord quick release

1.Remove the plastic plug guard and dispose.

2.Unclip polarized plug from power cord.

3.Rotate the upper cord wrap towards floor and slip power cord from upper and lower cord wraps.

4.Connect power cord plug to a polarized outlet.

5.To keep the power cord out of your way while cleaning, place it in the cord hook at the top/back of the handle.

Upper Cord Wrap

Lower Cord Wrap

Power switch

The power switch is located just above the canister handle. Use one of three settings.

Bare Floor - use this setting to turn off the rotating PowerBrush if desired for bare floors

Carpet PowerBrush- use this setting to turn on the rotating PowerBrush for carpeted surfaces

Off - Turn off the vacuum when cleaning is complete

Cleaning with the canister

Your BISSELL Easy Vac is not only a convenient upright bare floor and carpet cleaner, it's also a versatile floor/above floor vacuum cleaner when you detach the lightweight canister.

1.Detach the upright handle by pressing your thumb and forefinger on the lock buttons on canister (using a "pinching" motion) while gently pulling handle off square end of canister.

2.For above floor surfaces or stairs, use the floor nozzle following the directions for the power switch settings.

3.For edge or small area cleaning, remove the floor nozzle and unplug from the canister. You can then use the canister directly or place the crevice tool in the round opening for added versatility.

4.To resume upright cleaning, reattach the floor nozzle and plug into the back of the canister.

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Tip:

Before cleaning under low furniture, check for objects that might block the vacuum hose. Do not pick up hard

or sharp objects such as glass, nails, screws, coins, paper clips, etc.

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Operations (continued)

Cleaning with ready to use hose

1.Detach the hose from the hose port at the bottom/back of the canister. Press the lock button and pull the hose from the port. Insert the crevice tool into the end of the hose.

2.To resume canister or upright cleaning, remove crevice tool and store in crevice tool clip. Reconnect hose to the hose port, making sure it is locked fully in place.

Emptying the dirt cup

Your Easy Vac features a translucent plastic dirt cup, so you can easily see when it needs to be emptied. For best performance, empty when debris reaches halfway up the cup.

1.Press the lock button down and forward (away from the canister handle) while lifting the upper portion of the dirt cup away from the canister.

2.Grasp the filter frame and pull it straight up from the dirt cup. Empty the dirt cup and check for cleanliness and damage. You

may wash the cup with warm (not hot) water and mild liquid dish soap. Rinse and dry thoroughly before reattaching it.

3.If the surface of the filter looks dirty or discolored, clean or replace it. To clean the filter, remove any debris still clinging to it. You may also wash the filter (#32047

Polyester Fiber only) by gently rinsing under warm running water. Be sure the filter is completely dry before replacing it in your Easy Vac. Over time, it may be necessary to purchase replacement filters.

4.Replace the filter in the dirt cup pushing down tightly to ensure gasket is in place. Place the small tab on the bottom of the cup into the bottom of the canister cavity. Press the upper portion of the cup until the lock button snaps into place.

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Operations (continued)

Power cord storage

When you are done using your BISSELL Easy Vac, store the Power Cord.

1.Turn the Easy Vac off by moving switch to "Off" position.

2.Unplug power cord by grasping the polarized plug (NOT the cord) and disconnect from outlet.

3.Loop power cord around cord wraps on side of cleaner, making certain quick release cord wrap is pointed up towards handle.

4.Clip molded plug to power cord to secure.

 

Tip:

 

Vacuuming

Upper Cord

new carpet or

vacuuming fine

Wrap

powders such as

 

drywall dust may

Lower Cord

clog the filter, so

check it more

Wrap

frequently. Shake

 

 

out or replace

 

as necessary.

Maintenance and care

To maintain maximum performance from your Easy Vac , perform these simple maintenance checks weekly:

Check the debris level in the Dirt Cup and empty if necessary.

Check the Filter for damage. Remove debris and wash or replace as needed.

Check Rotating PowerBrush and remove any strings, hair or debris

Replacement filter

As you vacuum, dirt and debris are deposited in the Dirt Cup while air passes through the Filter before being returned to the room. This process enhances the vacuum path while dramatically reducing dust, dirt, and potential allergens from the air you breathe. Replacing the Filter periodically enhances vacuum power and air quality.

Use only BISSELL replacement filters in your Easy Vac.

Replacement Filter #32047.

Or for higher filtration and efficiency, you may use Filtrete™ Filters #32046.

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WARNING:

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.

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Maintenance and care (continued)

To replace the filter

1.Remove the dirt cup.

2.Grasp the filter frame and pull it straight up from the dirt cup. Empty the dirt cup.

3.Replace the filter in the dirt cup pushing down tightly to ensure gasket is in place. Place the small tab on the bottom of the cup into the bottom of the canister cavity. Press the upper portion of the cup into place until the lock button snaps into place.

Check rotating powerbrush and replace drive

You should check your cleaner's rotating PowerBrush and drive belt regularly for wear or damage. You should also clean the brush and brush ends of string, hair and carpet fibers. These can wrap around the brush and hamper its ability to effectively clean your carpet. Also, remove any debris that has accumulated under the brush cover.

1.Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.

2.Place unit upside down with brush roll facing upwards.

3.Remove the four screws as shown with a small Phillips head screwdriver.

4.Push clearview window outwards from underneath. Turn unit right side up to remove window.

5.Grasp rotating PowerBrush and lift out. Note the white end caps are removable and may come apart from the brush roll.

6.Clean strings, hair and other debris from rotating PowerBrush and motor pulley area.

7.Remove old drive belt and discard. Loop new drive belt over motor pulley and

rotating PowerBrush. Slide the white end caps on the sides of the PowerBrush into the slots on the sides as shown. Check brush to make sure it turns freely.

8.Reposition the clearview window. Turn the unit over and gently push window at the two points shown to snap into place.

9.Replace the four screws and tighten.

WARNING:

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.

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Troubleshooting

Vacuum cleaner won’t run

WARNING:

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.

Possible causes

Remedies

1.

Vacuum cleaner is not plugged in

1.

Check electrical plug

2.

Household fuse/breaker

2.

Check/replace fuse or reset breaker call

 

 

 

BISSELL Consumer Services

Vacuum cleaner won’t pick up dirt

 

 

Possible causes

Remedies

1.

Dirt Cup is full

1.

Empty dirt cup

2.

Filter dirty

2.

Check, remove debris or clean

3.

Hose not secure in hose nozzle

3.

Check to be sure hose is snapped into place at

 

 

 

back of canister

4.

Dirt cup not sealed against canister

4.

Open dirt cup, make sure filter gasket is pushed

 

 

 

into place

 

 

 

Replace dirt cup pressing firmly until lock button

 

 

 

snaps into place

5.

Vacuum path clogged

5.

Visually check floor nozzle, hose port crevice tool,

 

 

 

and hose for anything that might be obstructing

 

 

 

the vacuum path

 

 

 

Carefully remove blockage

6.

Rotating powerbrush drive belt broken

6.

Replace drive belt

Vacuum cleaner won’t pick up dirt

 

 

Possible causes

Remedies

7.

Drive belt stretched

7.

Empty dirt cup

8.

Rotating powerbrush bristles worn

8.

Replace powerbrush

9.

Rotating powerbrush jammed

9.

Remove powerbrush and clean debris from

 

 

 

brush and end

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 1-800-237-7691.

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