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Easy Vac®

B A G L E S S V A C U U M

U S E R ’ S G U I D E

3130 SERIES

3Safety Instructions

4Product View

5Assembly

6-7Operations

8-12Maintenance and Care

13Troubleshooting

14Consumer Services

15Replacement Parts

16Warranty

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Thanks 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 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 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.

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 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.

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Product view

Upper Tank

Inner and Outer

Circular Filters

Looped Handle

Carrying Handle

Primary Separator

Easy Empty™

Dirt Cup

Lower Tank

Dirt Cup

Release

Handle

Cord Hook

Crevice Tool

Power Switch

Pedal

Detent Lever

Stretch Hose

Quick Release™

Cord Wrap

25' Power Cord

Dusting Brush

Hose Holder

Foot Hose

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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 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 vacuum for many years.

Your vacuum comes in two, easy-to-assemblecomponents: the handle and the base.

Assembly

1.Position the handle so the lower snap is facing the back of the vacuum.

2.Line up the holes on the base with the snap and knob on the handle.

3.Insert the handle into the base and push until you hear it lock into place.

Note: The handle is designed so only the correct snaps will fit comfortably with the holes in the base. Do not use excessive force while assembling this vacuum. It should fit together with ease.

4.Wrap power cord around cord wraps and place attachments in their correct holders.

Your vacuum assembly is now complete.

Handle position

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.

Handle

Lower Snap

Base

Dusting Brush

Crevice Tool

Press the detent lever with your foot to place

1.

your vacuum in one of three positions.

2.

1.UprightFor storage and transporting.

2.Normal CleaningPress detent lever once. Use for

most household floor cleaning tasks.

3.

3.Low CleaningWith the vacuum in normal cleaning position, press detent lever again. Use for reaching under low furniture, such as tables, chairs, or beds.

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Operation

Special tools

2.

Your BISSELL Easy Vac is not only a powerful carpet and rug vacuum cleaner, it’s also a versatile above floor vacuum cleaner when you select one of the special tools.

1.Raise handle to upright position.

2.Grasp hose and remove from hose holder.

3.Attach tools by firmly pushing onto vacuum hose.

Crevice Tool:

3.

Use in tight narrow spaces.

Dusting Brush:

Use to dust upholstery, drapes, blinds, shelves, baseboards, and much more.

*Note: Brush will continue to rotate while tools are in use.

Transporting cleaner

1.To move your cleaner from room to room, put the handle in the upright position, tilt the cleaner back on its rear wheels, and push forward.

2.The cleaner can also be moved by using the carrying handle on the front of the vacuum.

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Operations

Using your cleaner

1.Remove the plastic plug guard and dispose.

2.Unclip polarized plug from power cord.

3.Rotate the Quick Release 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 by the top of the vacuum.

Power Switch pedal

The red power switch pedal is located on the back of the cleaner, under the cord wraps.

1.

Step on the power switch to turn the unit

 

 

“On”. The rotating floor brush and suction

 

 

will start.

 

2.

Step on the pedal again to turn the vacuum “Off”.

Power

 

 

Switch

 

 

Pedal

Cord

Hook

Quick

Release

Cord

Wrap

CAUTION:

Before using your vacuum, make sure the dirt container is locked in place, and that all filters (inner circular, outer circular, and premotor) are in place. Do not operate your vacuum without these filters.

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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. with vacuum.

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Maintenance and care

How to maintain your Vacuum

To maintain maximum cleaning performance, the following maintenance steps must be performed:

1.Clean the dirt tank if any visible clogs occur.

2.Empty the dirt cup when the dirt reaches the “Full” line on the side.

3.Check the inner and outer circular filters, and the pre-motorfilter at least once a month and clean or replace as needed.

4.Check rotating floor brush frequently, remove any strings, hair or debris that might interfere with the suction power.

Note: More frequent filter cleaning or replacement may be necessary if you are vacuuming new carpet, fine dust, or have allergy concerns. Follow the instructions on the following pages to perform these simple maintenance steps.

Cleaning the dirt tank

WARNING:

To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts and/or electrical shock, step power switch to “OFF” and disconnect polarized plug from electrical outlet before performing troubleshooting checks

Upper Tank

Dirt Cup

Full Line

Lower Tank

You have three parts to your dirt tank:

upper tank, dirt cup, and lower tank.

2.

Emptying the dirt cup

The dirt cup needs to be emptied when dirt reaches the “Full” line.

1.Turn off vacuum and unplug it from electrical outlet.

2.Remove dirt cup by pulling dirt cup release handle. Then lift dirt cup out.

3.Empty dirt into garbage container.

4. Put the dirt cup back in the vacuum and

4.

push in the dirt cup release handle to lock into place.

Note: There are two clips on the base of the vacuum that the cup will fit into to ensure proper placement.

3.

Tip:

The dirt cup may be washed in warm water with a mild detergent. Remove the lower tank from the bottom before washing. Rinse

and dry thoroughly before re-attachingit. This is not dishwasher safe.

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Maintenance and care

Cleaning the lower tank and inner/outer circular filters

1.Turn off vacuum and unplug it from electrical

 

outlet.

2.

3.

2.

Remove dirt cup by pulling the dirt cup

 

 

 

release handle. Then lift dirt cup out.

 

 

3.

Grasp the lower tank located at the bottom of

 

 

 

the dirt cup and twist toward the unlock posi-

 

 

 

tion to remove it.

 

 

4.

Grasp the circular filters and twist to unlock.

 

 

 

Pull straight up to remove.

 

 

5.

Separate the outer foam and the inner

 

 

 

pleated circular filters. Wash them by hand

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in warm water. Mild detergent may be used

 

if desired. Rinse well, then air dry thoroughly

 

 

 

before putting back together and replacing

 

 

 

in lower tank.

 

 

Inner &

Outer

Circular

Filters

6.

Place the filters back into the lower tank and

 

Lock

 

 

twist to lock into place.

 

Position

7.

Reassemble the lower tank with the dirt cup by

 

 

 

twisting them together until the arrow is aligned

 

 

 

with the lock symbol.

 

 

Tip:

Vacuuming new carpet or vacuuming fine powders such as drywall dust may clog the filters, so check them more frequently. Shake out or replace as necessary.

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Maintenance and care

Cleaning the pre-motorfilter

The pre-motorfilter protects the motor from debris. It is the small, round filter located underneath the dirt cup, right above the motor.

1.Turn off vacuum and unplug it from electrical outlet.

2.Remove dirt cup by pulling the dirt cup release handle. Then lift dirt cup out.

3.Remove the small round pre-motorfilter located on the base of the vacuum.

4.Remove any dust or debris from the filter. Rinse well under warm water, then air dry thoroughly before replacing.

*Note: Always make sure all filters are in place and thoroughly dry before using this vacuum.

5.Replace dirt cup and push in dirt cup release handle to lock into place.

Cleaning the upper tank

1.Turn off vacuum and unplug it from electrical outlet.

2.Remove dirt cup by pulling the dirt cup release handle. Then lift dirt cup out.

3.Twist the primary separator to unlock it and pull it down. Brush off any dirt and rinse off screen with warm water. Air dry completely before replacing.

4.Check hose inlet for any clogging.

5.Reassemble the primary separator by centering the front symbol and twisting toward lock position, as shown.

6.Replace dirt cup and push in dirt cup release handle.

WARNING:

Do not operate vacuum cleaner with damp or wet filter or without all filters in place.

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2. 3.

Pre-Motor

Filter

5.

2.

3.

Hose Inlet

Primary Separator

5.

Lock Position

6.

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