Bissell 3760, 4220, 6850, 6860 User Manual

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U S E R ’ S G U I D E

3760/4220/6850/6860 SERIES

3 Safety Instructions

4 Product Diagram

4-6 Assembly Instructions

6-9 Operation / Special Tools

10-13 Maintenance

14 Troubleshooting

15 Replacement Parts

15 Consumer Services

16 Warranty


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Thanks For Buying A BISSELL Lift-Off® Revolution

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



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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.

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.

Unplug before attaching the TurboBrush.

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.



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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Dusting Brush/

Upholstery Tool

Hose Clip

Upper Tank Knob

Twist n' Snap Hose


Crevice Tool

HEPA Media


Handle Release


Hose Grip Base

Comfort Grip

Cord Clip

Stretch Hose

Quick Release

Cord Wrap


Extension Wand

Power Cord

Hose Grip













Do not plug in your vacuum


cleaner until you are familiar


with all instructions and


operating procedures.


Release Button

Power Switch

Brush On/Off


Detachable Canister

Clean Filter

Indicator (Select

Models Only)



Upper Tank Filter

(Inside Louvers)

Upper Tank

Dust Chamber with Screens

Lock ’n Seal®






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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.

How To Put It Together


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

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 two screws from the screw packet into the existing holes. Tighten securely with a screwdriver.

Attach Vacuum Hose and Tools

1.Position the Twist ‘n Snap Hoseassembly on the vacuum and line up the tabs on the base of the hose

with the corresponding notches. Turn the Twist ‘n Snap Hose to the right to lock into place.

2. Slide the end of the Hose Grip onto the Hose Grip Base. Place the Hose into the Hose Clip.

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



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Attach Vacuum Hose and Tools Continued

3.Snap the Telescoping Extension Wand, Crevice Tool, and Combination Tool into storage clips as shown.

4.On Board TurboBrush® (Select Models Only)

The TurboBrush Bracket slides onto the Hanger on the front of the Handle. Attach the Bracket by aligning the slots with the rectangular part on the Hanger as shown and pulling down until it is locked into place.

Note: If you do not wish to store the TurboBrush on your Lift-Offvacuum, the Bracket may be hung on a wall for storage and the Hanger may be removed from the vacuum.

Place the TurboBrush in the Bracket by aligning the small holes near the brush roll with the tabs

at the bottom of the Bracket and snap the TurboBrush into place.





Crevice Tool


How To Use Your Vacuum

Power Switch/Brush Switch

The Power Switch is located just below the handle on the front of the Detachable Canister. Push the rocker switch “ON” (I) to vacuum, and “OFF” (O) when cleaning is complete.

The Brush Switch is located just below the handle on the front of the Detachable Canister next to the Power Switch. This switch turns the Rotating Brush on and off. The Brush Switch should be in the “ON” (I) position for normal carpet cleaning. You may want to turn the Brush Switch “OFF” (O) for bare floor cleaning or other delicate surfaces.

Note: Your BISSELL Lift-OffRevolution vacuum is equipped with a special internal switch that turns the Rotating Brush off whenever the unit is in the Upright position.

Handle Positions

1.Upright – For storage and above floor cleaning with tools.

2.Normal Cleaning – Press the Handle Release Pedal with your foot to recline.



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


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 Cord Wraps..




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Power Height Adjustment

The Powerfoot 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.


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

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.

NOTE: You may also adjust the setting while in the Normal Cleaning Position.

Special Tools

Your vacuum is not only a powerful floor

vacuum cleaner, it’s also a versatile stairs and above floor vacuum when you select one of the special tools.

Note: The tools can be used with the vacuum in the Upright Position or with the Detachable Canister.

1.Detach the Vacuum Hose by grasping the Hose Grip and lifting to separate from the Hose Grip Base.

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

Combination Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool:

Two types of cleaning tools are included in one attachment rotate for desired tool.

Use Brush side to dust furniture, blinds, books, lamps, shelves, and baseboards.

Use Upholstery side for curtains, draperies, cushions, fabrics.

Crevice Tool:

Use in tight narrow spaces.

Telescoping Extension Wand:

Use with desired attachment for a longer reach.

To extend the Wand, twist the collar to “Unlock” position and push away from you. Twist the collar to the “Lock” position to lock into place. To retract, twist to unlock, pull toward you and twist to relock.

Stair Cleaning Tool (Select Models):

Use for stairs, area rugs, and other small carpeted areas. This tool can also be used for bare floors.

Note: The Stair Cleaning Tool does not store on board.


Always place vacuum cleaner on floor in its fully Upright Position and make sure it is locked into place before removing Canister or when using tools. Placing the Lift-Offin its full Upright Positionautomatically stops the

rotating brush.



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Special Tools Continued

TurboBrush® (Select Models):

Use rotating brush action for small areas such as stairs and upholstery.

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

Deluxe Bare Floor Tool (Select Models):

Use for bare floors. Swivel head turns to get into tight spaces and fits under cabinets.

Note: The Deluxe Bare Floor Tool does not store on board.

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

Cleaning With The Detachable Canister

The Detachable Canister feature makes it possible to easily take the powerful cleaning action of your

BISSELL Lift-OffRevolution to stairways, auto interiors, and otherhard-to-reachareas of your home.

Before detaching the Canister, your vacuum must be in its fully Upright Position. You do not need to turn off the power first.

1.Press the Release Button at the top of the Canister Handle and lift the Canister to remove.

2.Detach the Vacuum Hose from the Hose Grip Base at the back of the Canister.

3.Attach the desired tool(s) to the Hose Grip at the end of the Vacuum Hose.

4.When you’re done, remove the tool(s) and reconnect the Hose to the Hose Grip Base.

5.Return the Canister to the Powerfoot by aligning the “feet” on the front with the bumps on the foot of the Upright Vacuum. Push the Canister toward the vacuum frame until it “clicks” into place.

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 pages 10 -11to 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.


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Shoulder Strap

Select Models Only

The Shoulder Strap may be used while cleaning with the Detachable Canister.

1.To attach the Shoulder Strap, wrap the Velcro ends attached to the bottom of the strap securely around the Canister handle as shown. To obtain maximum strength, overlap the loose ends completely and press securely in place.

2.The plastic Buckle must be positioned on top of the canister handle as shown in the illustration.

3.The length of the strap may be adjusted as required for comfort.


To reduce the risk of the shoulder strap coming loose in operation follow these instructions.

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 (O).

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 the Canister.

4.Clip molded plug to Power Cord to secure.



While the vacuum is in use, warm air is emitted through the Post-MotorFilter on the back of the Canister. The bottom of the Canister may also become warm. When using the shoulder strap, to avoid discomfort, position the Canister so that these parts are not directed towards or touching

your body.


Transporting Cleaner






Do not press the Release Button


To move your vacuum cleaner from room to room, put the


while using the Carrying Handle to



transport the vacuum cleaner. The


Handle in the Upright Position, tilt the cleaner back on its


Canister could detach causing


rear wheels and push forward.


the rest of the vacuum to fall.


The cleaner can also be moved by using the Carrying Handle

Carrying Handle


on the Detachable Canister.



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How to Maintain Your Vacuum

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

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

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

3.Replace the HEPA Media Post-MotorFilter every 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.

Empty Dirt Container


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.

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

Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.


Slide the Lock ‘n Seal Lever to the “Unlock” position.





Grasp handle and pull the Dirt Container straight out to


remove from vacuum.


Empty dirt into garbage container.




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

Note: 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.

Full Line




The Dirt Container and Screens may be washed in warm water with a mild detergent. Make

sure they are completely dry before replacing.

Cleaning The Upper Tank & Filter

1.Unplug the cleaner from electrical outlet.

2.The Upper Tank Filter can be reached by removing the Dirt Container, reaching underneath the Upper Tank and turning the rim of the Filter Frame to unlock. Pull straight down to remove. Brush the dirt off the Louvers and Upper Tank Filter.

3.The foam Upper Tank Filter may be removed and hand washed in cold water with mild detergent. Rinse well then air dry thoroughly before replacing.

4.The Upper Tank and Louvers may also be wiped clean with a damp cloth.


Note: For easier access, the entire Upper Tank may be


removed by turning the knob on the back of the cleaner to


unlock and pulling the entire tank straight out.





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