Bissell 3760 User Manual

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U S E R ’ S G U I D E

3760 SERIES 220-240V

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 Spinpower

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

Your BISSELL Lift-OffSpinpower vacuum is well made, and we back it with a limited comprehensivetwo-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 BISSELLLift-OffSpinpower 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:


WARNING:To reduce

the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:

Use indoors only.

Do not leave machine when it is plugged in.

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 agent.

Do not handle unit with wet hands.

Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close door on cord, pull cord around sharp corners or edges, run appliance over cord, or expose cord to heated surfaces.

Do not unplug by pulling on cord. Unplug by grasping plug.

Do not run appliance over cord.

Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands.

Do not expose hair, loose clothing, fingers or body parts to openings or moving parts.

Do not pick up hot or burning objects such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.

Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc.) or use in the presence of explosive liquids or vapour.

Do not use appliance 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.

Not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.

Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

Remove plug from electrical outlet before cleaning or maintaining the appliance.

If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent in order to avoid a hazard.

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

Do not allow to be used as a toy.

Do not use for any purpose other than described in this User’s Guide.

Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.

Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.

Keep appliance on a level surface.

Turn off all controls before unplugging.

Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.

This appliance is provided with double insulation. Use only identical replacement parts.

Do not use without debris tank and/or filters

in place.

Pay close attention when working around children.







If your appliance is fitted with a nonrewireable BS 1363 plug it must not be used unless a 13 amp (ASTA approved to BS 1362) fuse is fitted in the carrier contained in the plug. (Spares may be obtained from your BISSELL supplier). If for any reason the plug is cut off, it must be disposed of, as it is an electric shock hazard should it be inserted into a 13 amp socket.



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Dusting Brush/

Upholstery Tool

Hose Clip

Upper Tank Knob

Twist n' SnapHose Connection

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 Cylinder

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

Lift-OffSpinpower vacuum. You’ll find assembly and operating instructions, safety precautions, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting instructions. Please read this User's 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 Lift-OffSpinpower 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 SnapHose assembly 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 Metal Telescoping Extension Wand, Crevice Tool Tool, and Combination Tool into storage clips as shown.


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


Crevice Tool

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 TurboBrushinto place.

How To Use Your Lift-OffSpinpower

Power Switch/Brush Switch

The Power Switch is located just below the handle on the front of the Detachable Cylinder. 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 Cylinder 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-OffSpinpower 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 Lower Cord Wraps.



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Power Height Adjustment

The Powerfoot on your BISSELL Lift-OffSpinpower 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.

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.



Some Berber Carpets have a tendency to fuzz with wear. Repeated passes with your vacuum over the same area may aggravate this condition. Consider using the highest height setting or turning off the Rotating Brush for this type of carpet.

Special Tools

Your BISSELL Lift-OffSpinpower 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 Cylinder.

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 Metal 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, and fabrics.

Crevice Tool:

Use in tight narrow spaces.

Metal Telescoping Extension Wand:

Use with desired attachment for a longer reach.

To extend the Wand, grasp the collar and push away from you. The collar will automatically lock into place. To retract, pull the collar toward you. The collar will automatically 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 Cylinder or when using tools. Placing the Lift-OffSpinpower in 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 Cylinder

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

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

Before detaching the Cylinder, 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 Cylinder Handle and lift the Cylinder to remove.

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

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 Cylinder to the Powerfoot by aligning the “feet” on the front with the bumps on the foot of the upright vacuum. Push the Cylinder 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 Cylinder.

1.To attach the Shoulder Strap, wrap the Velcro ends attached to the bottom of the strap securely around the Cylinder 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 Cylinder 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 BISSELL Lift-OffSpinpower 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 plug (NOT the cord) and disconnect from outlet.

3.Loop Power Cord around Cord Wraps on side of the Cylinder.



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

your body.

Transporting Cleaner

1.To move your vacuum cleaner from room to room, put the Handle in the Upright Position, tilt the vacuum back on its rear wheels and push forward.

2.The vacuum can also be moved by using the Carrying Handle on the Detachable Cylinder.


Do not press the Release Button while using the Carrying Handle to transport the vacuum cleaner. The Cylinder could detach causing the rest of the vacuum to fall.

Carrying Handle



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How to Maintain Your BISSELL Lift-OffSpinpower

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 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.

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.



5.Put the Dirt Container back in the vacuum and slide the lever 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.

The Dirt Container and Screens may be washed in warm water with a mild detergent. Make sure they are completely dry before replacing.

Full Line




Cleaning The Upper Tank & Filter

Use only BISSELL Style 8 Replacement Filters in your

BISSELL Lift-OffSpinpower.

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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