Bissell 3595 User Manual

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CleanViewTM/ PowerTrakTM

B A G L E S S R E V O L U T I O N ™

U S E R ’ S G U I D E

6591/3595/3596 SERIES

3Safety Instructions

4Product View

5-6 Assembly Instructions

7-9 Operation / Special Tools

10-13 Maintenance

13 Consumer Services

14 Troubleshooting

15 Replacement Parts

16 Warranty

Thanks For Buying A BISSELL CleanViewTM PowerTrakTM

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

Your BISSELL Vacuum is well made, and we back it with a limited comprehensive 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 BISSELL Vacuum.

Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. Bissell

President and Chief Executive Officer



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


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.

Unplug before attaching TurboBrush.

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 Centre.

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 vapours.

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

Do not use vacuum cleaner 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.

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.

Do not carry the vacuum cleaner while it is running.



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.


Cord Clip



Crevice Tool

Twist 'n

Snap™ Hose

Upper Tank Knob

Extension Wand

Dusting Brush/

Upholstery Tool

Handle Release



Hose Clip

Stretch Hose

Quick Release

Cord Wrap

Power Cord

Quick Reach


Hose Wand


Wand Base

Dirt Container

Dust Chambers with Screens







(Select Models Only)


Clean Carpet Sensor


(Select Models Only)


Power Switch


Clean Filter Indicator

(Select Models Only)



Upper Tank


Frame and Filter


(Inside Louvers)


Upper Tank







Lock ’n Seal









Wide Cleaning


Path Foot




Wide Window




Furniture Protection





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

How To Use This Guide

This User’s Guide has been designed to help you get the most satisfaction from your BISSELL vacuum. 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 fit. Following this User’s Guide will greatly enhance your ability to get the most performance from your BISSELL vacuum for many years.


Plastic film can

be dangerous. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep away from babies and children.

How To Put It Together

The only tool you’ll need to assemble your vacuum cleaner is a screwdriver.

Attach Handle To Vacuum

1. Locate the vacuum Handle and remove the screw packet taped to the base of the Handle.

2. Stand the vacuum upright and slide the base of the Handle firmly into the grooves at the top of the vacuum body.

3.Check to be sure the Handle is fitted to the vacuum body. If there is a gap in front, continue to push firmly

until the Handle is flush.

4. Insert the screw provided from the screw packet into the existing hole. Tighten securely with a screwdriver.


Attach Vacuum Hose and Tools

1.Line up the tabs on the base of the Twist ‘n Snap Hose with the corresponding notches on the hose

collar as shown.

2. Turn the Twist ‘n Snap Hose to the right to lock the hose into place.

3. Grasping the Quick Reach Handle, slide the end of the Hose Wand onto the Hose Wand Base. Snap the Hose into the Hose Clip.

NOTE: The Powerfoot will not operate effectively unless the Hose Wand is firmly attached.

4. Slide the Extension Wand and the Crevice Tool together into the storage clip as shown.

5.Slide the Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool into the storage clip as shown.

6.Attach the TurboBrush by aligning the small holes near the brush roll with the tabs at the bottom of TurboBrush housing. Snap TurboBrush into place as shown.

Select Models Only


The Floor Brush will continue to rotate while you use your vacuum for above floor cleaning. To prevent carpet damage, do not lean on the vacuum or let the Powerfoot tilt forward.


Before using your vacuum, make sure that the Dirt Container and Upper Tank are in locked position and that all filters (UpperTank, Pre-MotorandPost-Motor)are in place. Do not operate your vacuum without these filters.


How To Use Your Vacuum

Handle Positions


Press the Handle Release Pedal with your foot to place


your vacuum into one of three cleaning positions.


1. UprightFor storage and above floor cleaning with tools.

2. Normal CleaningPress Handle Release Pedal once. Use

for most household floor cleaning tasks.


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

Height Adjustment

The Powerfoot/Rotating Floor Brush on your vacuum can be adjusted to clean several floor surfaces.

NOTE: For optimal cleaning performance, adjust to the lowest practical setting. If your cleaner is difficult to push, adjust to the next higher setting.

1.Place Handle in Upright Position.

2.Turn Height Adjustment knob to desired setting.

Lowest Setting

For bare floors.

Medium Settings

For short and medium


pile carpets.

Highest Setting

For plush pile carpet.

3.Place the Handle in the normal cleaning position and the Powerfoot will adjust to the setting chosen.

NOTE: You may also adjust the setting while in the normal cleaning position.


Before cleaning under low furniture, check area first for objects that might harm the unit or block the Vacuum Hose.


Your vacuum features a Quick-ReleaseCord Wrap. To remove the Power Cord quickly and easily, rotate the Upper Cord Wrap towards floor, and slip Power Cord from Upper and Lower Cord Wraps.

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.




Clean Carpet Sensor

Select Models Only

The Clean Carpet Sensor detects dirt being picked up while the vacuum is in use.When the vacuum is picking up dirt, the red light will come on. Occasionally, the lights may alternate quickly back and forth if the area is only lightly soiled or the dirt is spread out. For the best cleaning, continue to vacuum until the green light remains constantly illuminated.

Clean Filter Indicator

Select Models Only

The Clean Filter Indicator tells you when airflow in the vacuum is reduced due to dirty filters or a clog in the hose. The Clean Filter Indicator will remain green until the airflow is reduced. At that time, it begins to change to red. When it is fully red, the airflow is significantly reduced or blocked. Follow the steps on page 11 to clean your filters. All filters in the vacuum should be cleaned or replaced when the Clean Filter Indicator turns red.

If the indicator remains red after all filters have been cleaned, follow the steps on page 13 to check for and clear clogs.


While vacuuming, certain carpets and low humidity conditions may generate small static discharges. The discharges are entirely harmless and are not associated in any way with the main

power supply.


Special On-BoardTools

Your vacuum 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 the Quick Reach Handle and lift Hose Wand to separate from suction intake opening.

3.Attach tools by firmly pushing onto Vacuum Hose or Extension Wand.

Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool: Two types of cleaning tools in one attachment.

•Use the Dusting Brush to dust furniture, blinds, books, lamps, shelves and baseboards.

•Slide the brush off to use the Upholstery Tool on cushions, draperies and fabrics.

Crevice Tool: Use in tight narrow spaces.

Extension Wand: Use with desired attachment for a longer reach.

TurboBrush (Select Models): Use rotating brush action for small areas such as stairs and upholstery.

Note: Press gently when using the TurboBrush to gain maximum cleaning. Too much pressure will cause the brush to stop rotating.

Stair Cleaning Tool (Select Models): Use for stairs, area rugs, and other small carpeted areas. This tool can also be used for bare floors.

All items may not be included with your model. More tools are available; to order please refer to page 15.

Power Cord Storage

When you are done using your vacuum, return it to the Upright position and store the Power Cord.

1.Turn vacuum cleaner off.

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 vacuum cleaner.

4.Clip molded plug to Power Cord to secure.


Hair, string and small objects can block the Vacuum Hose or Tools. Check them occasionally for obstructions.


The Floor Brush will continue to rotate while you use your

vacuum for above floor cleaning. To prevent carpet damage, do not lean on the vacuum or let the Powerfoot tilt forward.


The Rotating Floor Brush continues to rotate while tools are in use. To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts, always move the cleaner with the Carrying Handle at the back of the cleaner. Always place vacuum cleaner on floor with Handle in Upright position when using tools. Never place your fingers under the cleaner when it is running. Never place Powerfoot on furniture or uneven surfaces. Do not place vacuum cleaner close enough to objects to pull them into rotating brush.


How To Maintain Your Vacuum

To maximize your cleaning performanceand extend the lifeof your vacuum, it is very important that you empty your dirt container and check and clean your filters frequently. Perform the following maintenance steps:

1.Empty the Dirt Container when the dirt reaches the “Full” line.

2.Check the Upper Tank and Pre-MotorFilters at least once a month and clean or replace as needed.

3.Clean or replace the Post-MotorFilter every three to six months.

Note: More frequent filter cleaning 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.


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


For maximum cleaning performance, check and clean or replace all filters as suggested.

Empty Dirt Container

The Dirt Container needs to be emptied when the dirt reaches the “Full” line on the Container.

1.Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.

2.Slide the Lock ‘n Seal Lever to the "Unlock" position.

3.Grasp handle and pull the Dirt Container straight out to remove from vacuum.

4.Empty dirt into garbage container. The Screens may also be removed from the side Dust Chambers when you empty or clean the Dirt Container. The Screens are made to fit each Dust Chamber. If they do not slide down completely, try in the opposite Dust Chamber. The Screens will also not fit if there is debris in the track.

5.Put the Dirt Container back in the vacuum and slide the lever to the "Lock" position.

Note: The Dirt Container and Screens may be washed in warm water with a mild detergent. Make sure it is completely dry before using again.


Full Line


Lock Position




Clean Carpet Sensor

To maintain the effectiveness of the Clean Carpet Sensor, a quarterly cleaning of the internal sensor lens is recommended. To clean the sensor lens, detach the Twist ‘n Snap Hose and gently wipe the clear lens area using a lightly dampenedsoft cloth. Allow enough time for the lens to dry thoroughly before reattaching the Twist ‘n Snap Hose and using the vacuum.