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ProLite®

U S E R ’ S G U I D E

3561 SERIES

3 Safety Instructions

4

Product View

5-7 Assembly/Features

7

Operations / Special Tools

8-10 Routine Maintenance

11 Troubleshooting

11 Replacement Parts

12 Warranty

12

Consumer Services

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Thanks for buying a BISSELL ProLite

We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL ProLite Vacuum. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this powerful, high-techhome vacuuming system.

Your BISSELL ProLite Vacuum Cleaner is well made, and we back it with a comprehensive 10-yearwarranty on the motor housing and5-yearwarranty on the motor. 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 BISSELL ProLite Vacuum.

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 PROLITE.

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

Always connect to a polarized outlet (left slot is wider than right). Do not modify the polarized plug to fit a non-polarizedoutlet or extension cord.

Do not leave vacuum cleaner 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 to be used 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, return it to a 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 use to pick up flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosine, etc.) or use in areas where they may be present.

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 use to pick up toxic material (chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, 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.

Do not pick up hard or sharp objects such as glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.

Use only on dry, indoor surfaces.

Keep appliance on a level surface.

Do not carry the vacuum cleaner while it is running.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.

THIS MODEL IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.

THIS APPLIANCE HAS A POLARIZED PLUG.

Do not handle plug or vacuum cleaner 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 on stairs.

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.

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

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10.Power Source Plug

16. Headlight

19.Furniture Protection Guard

13.Quick ReleaseCord Wrap

1. Handle

2. Power Switch

3. Handle Tube

12. Power Cord

6. Cloth Bag

4. Connector

Tube

TM

7. Dust Bag

5. Dust Tube

17. Hair

Cutter

15. Rotating Brush

9. Motor

WARNING:

Do not plug in your vacuum cleaner until you are familiar with all instructions and operating procedures.

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14. Powerfoot

8. Filtrete®

11. Connector

Plug

Post-Motor

18. Soft Wheels

Filter

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How To Use This Guide

This User’s Guide is designed to help you gain the best performance from your BISSELL ProLite Vacuum. Inside you will find assembly and operating instructions, safety precautions, and maintenance and troubleshooting

instructions. Please read through this Guide thoroughly before assembling and using your vacuum cleaner.

Refer to the Product Diagram in this section to locate and familiarize yourself with its parts and features. This will be helpful in assembling the unit and in finding the proper location of parts when you perform routine maintenance. Additional diagrams are included in the maintenance and troubleshooting sections to simplify those tasks.

How To Assemble

The ProLite is packaged for convenience and requires minimal assembly. The only tool you will need is a screwdriver.

Slide the Handle Tube into the Connector Tube, aligning 1. the hole in the Handle Tube with the molded hole at the

top of the Connector Tube.

Hold the hex nut in front of the Connector Tube in the 2. hex shaped cavity while inserting the screw with your finger from the back. Tighten while placing your finger

over the hex cavity to hold the hex nut in place. After a few turns, tighten further with a screwdriver.

Do not overtighten.

Slide screw through plastic retainer from the inside, and 3. bag. Slide spacer onto screw and line up with hole in

Handle Tube. Tighten screw.

Remove screw from filter cover. Remove filter cover. 4. Insert the Connector Plug into the back of the unit at

the rear of the Powerfoot–makesure it is fully inserted. Replace filter cover. Replace filter cover screw.

Your vacuum cleaner is now ready to use.

W A R N I N G :

Plastic bags or film can be dangerous. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep away from babies and children.

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Product Features and Advantages

The BISSELL ProLite Vacuum is a lightweight, yet powerful, cleaning system ideal for household use on all types of carpets and floors.

Handle - soft grip designed for comfort and easy maneuvering.

1.

Power Switch - conveniently located in handle.

2.

3.

Handle Tube - lightweight, for easy movement and use.

 

4.

Connector Tube.

 

5.

Dust Tube - large diameter dust tube designed to

minimize clogging.

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7.

Cloth Bag - durable, reinforced material for years of service.

Dust Bag - disposable and easy to change.

Filtrete Post-MotorFilter - when combined with the HEPA Filtrete bag is a8. patented filtration system by 3M. The filter helps to reduce

emissions into the air.

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16.

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Motor - 6 amps of full cleaning power, saves energy.

Power Source Plug - polarized for safe, reliable operation.

Connector Plug - for enhanced safety.

Power Cord - 30 foot Heavy-Duty,Commercial Quality for extended reach.

Quick ReleaseCord Wrap - for quick, easy removal of power cord.

Powerfoot - twin fan/dual suction design for removing deeply embedded dirt; wide cleaning path for fast pickup and superior edge cleaning.

Rotating Brush - continuous, rotating dual action for thorough cleaning; white, non-marringbristles.

Headlight - powerful beam makes it easier to see.

Hair Cutter - ensures that any long hair or other fibers are cut and broken down into lengths that are manageable for the vacuum. This helps to prevent clogs.

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Product Features and Advantages (continued)

18. Soft Wheels - soft material is easy on bare floors.

Furniture Protection Guard - protects furniture and walls 19. from scuff marks.

How To Use Your BISSELL Vacuum

Power Supply

The Power Cord is stored at the back of the vacuum cleaner, and is looped around the upper and lower cord hooks. The polarized Power Source Plug is designed to attach to the cord during storage. Before using, make sure the Connector Plug is securely attached to the Powerfoot and the Power Source Plug is plugged into a polarized outlet.

Power Switch

The Power Switch is located in the Handle of the cleaner.

Push down ( ) to turn on. Push ( ) to turn off.

Operation

The ProLite is designed to handle all types of basic household floor cleaning needs. It can be used on all types of carpeting.

It also effectively and safely cleans wood, linoleum and vinyl floors. Its wide Powerfoot makes cleaning quick and easy.

To place the ProLite in position for use, lightly press your foot on the Powerfoot and tip back the handle. When the ProLite is in this position, the Headlight will automatically become visible and turn on.

Power Cord Storage

When you are finished using your ProLite, return it to the upright position. Make sure the machine is turned OFF ( ). Always unplug the unit by grasping the Power Source Plug (NOT the cord) and disconnecting from the outlet. Properly store the Power Cord by winding the cord around the cord hooks at the back of the machine in a continuous loop. Attach the Power Source Plug to the cord to secure.

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Tip:

 

Tip:

Before cleaning

 

Your BISSELL

under low

 

ProLite Vacuum

furniture, check

 

features a Quick

area first for

 

Release Cord

objects that

 

Wrap that allows

might harm the

 

you to remove

rotating floor

 

the Power Cord

brush or get

 

quickly and easily.

caught in the

 

Just rotate the

Dust Tube.

 

Hook towards the

 

 

floor and remove

 

 

 

the cord.

 

 

 

Power

Switch

Power

Switch

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Routine Maintenance

For maximum performance from your BISSELL ProLite Vacuum, it is recommended you perform these simple maintenance checks.

Replacing the Dust Bag

The Dust Bag should be checked weekly. It should be replaced when it is near full or when cleaning suction diminishes. Never reuse a Vacuum Bag.

Unplug vacuum.

1.

Unzip Cloth Bag. Remove Collar Retainer by pressing 2. on the two tabs and then pull the top towards you.

Slide Dust Bag collar up and out of retainer. Dispose of Dust Bag.

3. Slide collar of new Dust Bag completely into Collar Retainer.

Push Collar Retainer back into position and secure 4. in place.

Tuck the remainder of the Dust Bag completely inside 5. the Cloth Bag. Make sure it lays flat, top to bottom,

without bunching. Zip Cloth Bag.

Replacement Bag: BISSELL Style 6 Filtrete HEPA Bags (#32052) or Micro Filtration Bags (#32062)

Cleaning the Dust Tube

WARNING:To

reduce the risk of electric shock, turn Power Switch OFF and disconnect polarized plug from electrical outlet before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.

Tip:

Vacuum new carpet or vacuuming fine powders may clog the Dust Bag. So check the bag more often.

The ProLite features a wide diameter Dust Tube designed to optimize cleaning power. For best performance it should be routinely checked and cleared of excess dust and other debris.

 

 

Note: It is recommended the tube be cleaned on

 

 

a bare floor, or with some newspaper to cover

 

 

the floor, to catch any loose material or dust

 

 

removed during cleaning.

 

 

Release Bag Tension Spring behind the bottom of

1.

 

Cloth Bag.

 

 

Using a screwdriver, unscrew filter cover. Unplug

2.

 

 

Connector Plug.

 

 

Locate the Tube Release Button at the top of the Powerfoot.

3.

 

 

The button is hidden under a rubber collar and may be

 

 

covered with a piece of tape. The button can be pressed

 

 

 

 

through the tape to release the tube. Lift off the tube while

 

 

pressing on the Tube Release Button.

4.

 

Use a wire brush to clean out the inside of the tube and

 

the top section of the Powerfoot where the tube connects.

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Clean

Tube

Rubber

Release

Collar

Button

 

 

Filter

 

Cover

 

Tube

 

Release

 

Button

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Cleaning the Dust Tube (continued)

 

Reconnect the tube to the Powerfoot. It should snap

5.

into place.

 

Plug the Connector Plug back into base of vacuum.

6.

Reattach filter cover by tightening screws.

Replacing the Filter

The 3M Filtrete Filter is located in the Powerfoot of your vacuum cleaner. Combined with the Filtrete HEPA Dust Bag, it is designed to promote optimum cleaning efficiency, as well as the

removal of dust and allergens. It should be regularly checked, and changed when the filter becomes dirty. If the filter appears excessively dirty, more frequent replacement is recommended.

To replace filter, remove the screw with a Phillips 1. head screwdriver.

Lift out filter frame.

2.

Remove filter and empty into trash.

3.

Replace with new Filtrete Style 6 filter by 3M.

4.

Replace filter frame by sliding in the two tabs at the top 5. of the frame and centering over the screw hole.

Replace screw.

6.

Replacing the Light Bulb

Make sure vacuum cleaner is unplugged.

1.

Insert the tip of blade type screwdriver at either of the 2. connector tabs at the bottom of the headlight lens. Pry

gently to remove the lens.

Remove old bulb.

3.

Push new bulb into place.

4.

Reinstall lens.

5.

WARNING:To

reduce the risk of electric shock, turn Power Switch OFF and disconnect polarized plug from electrical outlet before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.

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Checking the Rotating Brush and Drive Belt

The brush and drive belt should both regularly be checked for wear or damage. You should also keep the brush and brush ends free of string, hair, and carpet fibers as these can become entangled in the brush and reduce its cleaning effectiveness.

Cleaning the Brush/Replacing the Drive Belt

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: The brush can most often be cleaned

 

 

 

 

 

without removal from the vacuum. If there is an

 

 

 

 

 

excessive amount of hair and debris, however, it

 

 

 

 

 

is best to remove the brush.

 

 

 

 

 

Unplug the vacuum. Tip unit over, face down, on a flat surface.

1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove all 3 screws from the bottom of the Powerfoot.

2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grip both the top cover and base while turning unit back

3.

 

 

 

 

 

over. Lift off top cover.

 

 

 

 

 

Check Belt. If it is broken or damaged, Rotating Brush

 

4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

needs to be removed before replacing a new belt.

 

 

 

 

 

To remove the Rotating Brush, pull the right side of the

5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotating Brush toward the front of the Powerfoot as you

 

 

 

 

 

lift slowly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean off brush roll as necessary.

6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place existing or new Belt over Rotating Brush Pulley and

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the Motor Shaft. Insert the End Cap Pin on the left of the

 

 

 

 

 

Rotating Brush into the slot on the Powerfoot and slide the

 

 

 

 

 

End Cap Pin on the right end of the Rotating Brush in to

 

 

 

 

 

the slot in the Powerfoot and lower until it clicks into place.

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure the Furniture Protection Guard is still intact.

8.

 

 

9.

 

 

 

Align the 3 tabs on the top cover with the 3 slots in the

 

 

 

Powerfoot. Press into place, making sure the Furniture

Protection Guard is on the outside.

Turn vacuum cleaner back face down.

10.

Replace the 3 screws.

11.

Note: It may be easier to begin with the center screw.

Replacement Belt: BISSELL Replacement Belt

Style 6 (#32053, package of 2).

WARNING:

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

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