Bissell 3760 User Manual
U S E R ’ S G U I D E
3 Safety Instructions
4 Product Diagram
15 Replacement Parts
15 Consumer Services
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Thanks For Buying A BISSELL
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL
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.
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
■Pay close attention when working around children.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
THIS MODEL IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
FOR OPERATION ON A
FOR RESIDENTS OF THE
UNITED KINGDOM ONLY
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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Upper Tank Knob
Twist n' Snap™ Hose Connection
Hose Grip Base
Do not plug in your vacuum
cleaner until you are familiar
with all instructions and
Upper Tank Filter
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
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
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™ Hose 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
Note: If you do not wish to store the TurboBrush
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 TurboBrush™ into place.
How To Use Your
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
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,
Your vacuum features a
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Power Height Adjustment
The Powerfoot on your BISSELL
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.
For bare floors.
– For short and medium
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.
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.
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
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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
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
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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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
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
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.
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How to Maintain Your BISSELL
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
3.Replace the HEPA Media
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.
Cleaning The Upper Tank & Filter
Use only BISSELL Style 8 Replacement Filters in your
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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