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USER'S GUIDE

 

86T3 & 40M1 SERIES

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Thank You

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Safety Instructions

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Product View

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Assembly

6-12

Operations

13-15

Maintenance and Care

16Troubleshooting

17Replacement Parts

18Accessories

19Warranty

20Product Registration

20 Consumer Services

Thanks for buying a BISSELL Deep Cleaner

Thanks for buying a BISSELL Big Green Clean Machine. We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL deep cleaner. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete, high-techhome cleaning system.

Your BISSELL Big Green Clean Machine is well made, and we back it with a limited five year warranty. 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 Big Green Clean Machine.

Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. Bissell

Chairman, President & CEO

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IMPORTANTSAFETYINSTRUCTIONS

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

Read all instructions before using your Big Green Clean Machine.

WARNING:

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

Do not immerse.

Use only on surfaces moistened by cleaning process.

Always connect to a properly grounded outlet.

See Grounding Instructions.

Unplug from outlet when not in use and before conducting maintenance or troubleshooting.

Do not leave machine when it is plugged in.

Do not service 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, have it repaired at an authorized Service Center.

Use indoors only.

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.

Unplug by grasping the plug, not the cord.

Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands.

Do not put any object into appliance openings, use with blocked opening, or restrict air flow.

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

Do not pick up hot or burning objects.

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

Do not use appliance 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 toxic material

(chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, gasoline, etc.).

Do not modify the 3-pronggrounded plug.

Do not allow to be used as a toy.

Do not use for any purpose other than described in this user’s guide.

Do not unplug by pulling on the cord.

Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.

Always install float before any wet pick up operation.

Use only cleaning products formulated by BISSELL for use in this appliance to prevent internal component damage. See the cleaning fluid section of this guide.

Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair, etc.

Do not point attachment nozzle at people or animals

Keep appliance on a level surface.

Do not use without intake screen filter in place.

Turn off all controls before unplugging.

Unplug before attaching the TurboBrush®.

Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.

Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

This model is for household and commercial use.

GROUNDING

INSTRUCTIONS

This appliance must be connected to a grounded wiring system. If it should malfunction or break down, grounding

provides a safe path of least resistance for electrical current, reducing the risk of electrical shock. The cord for this appliance has an equipment-groundingconductor and a grounding plug. It must only be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

Grounded

Outlets

Grounding Pin

WARNING:

Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electrical shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service person if you aren’t sure if the outlet is properly grounded. DO NOT MODIFY THE PLUG. If it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. This appliance is designed for use on a nominal 120-voltcircuit, and has a grounding attachment plug that looks like the plug in the drawing above. Make certain that the appliance is connected to an outlet having the same configuration as the plug. No plug adapter should be used with this appliance.

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Product view

Spray Trigger

Adjustable

Handle

Tank Carry Handle

Hose Latch

Dirty Water Tank

Front Carry Handle

Power Cord

Flow Indicator

Solution Hose

Connection

Clean Water Tank

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Product view

Spray Trigger

Power Switch

Upper Handle

Release

Back Carry Handle

Handle Detent

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire and electric shock due to internal

component damage, use only BISSELL cleaning fluids intended for use with the deep cleaner.

Non-BISSELLcleaning solutions may harm the machine and void the warranty.

Cleaning fluid

Keep plenty of genuine BISSELL 2X formula on hand so you can clean and protect whenever it fits your schedule. Always use genuine BISSELL deep cleaning formulas. Non-BISSELLcleaning solutions may harm the machine and will void the warranty.

BISSELL

BISSELL

BISSELL

BISSELL

BISSELL

BISSELL

BISSELL

2X Fiber

2X Multi-

2X Pet Stain

2X Natural

2X Lavender

2X

Tough

Cleansing

Allergen

and Odor

Orange

Essence

Professional

Stain

Formula with

Removal

Removal

Extract

Formula with

Deep

PreCleaner

Scotchgard

Formula with

Formula with

Formula with

Scotchgard

Cleaning

 

Protection

Scotchgard

Scotchgard

Scotchgard

Protection

Formula with

 

 

Protection

Protection

Protection

 

Scotchgard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protection

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Assembly

Your BISSELL Big Green Clean Machine comes with no assembly required!

Operations

Before you clean

1.Move furniture to another area if cleaning the entire room (optional.)

2.Vacuum area with a dry vacuum cleaner thoroughly before deep cleaning.

3.Plan your cleaning route to leave an exit path. It is best to begin cleaning in the corner farthest from your exit.

4.Pretreating (optional) is recommended to improve cleaning effectiveness for heavily soiled carpet in high traffic areas such as entryways and hallways.

A.Spray the BISSELL Tough Stain Pre-Treatformula onto high traffic areas, soiled areas or stains.

B.Allow to penetrate for at least three minutes.

C.Clean as normal using your BISSELL Big Green Clean Machine, following the instructions on page 7.

ATTENTION:

Some Berber carpets have a tendency to fuzz with wear. Repeated strokes in the same area with an ordinary vacuum or deep cleaner may aggravate this condition. Please see Stain Removal instructions on page 12.

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Operations

Carpet cleaning

1.Remove dirty water tank. Pull dirty water tank handle to upright position and lift up to remove dirty water tank.

2.Lift clean water tank from the base of machine.

A.Unscrew cap on top of the clean water tank. Fill tank to FILL line with clean, hot tap water.

B.Measure BISSELL formula using cap on tank. Fill cap to line twice for each full tank of water. Always use genuine BISSELL formulas to maximize cleaning and for the safety of your machine

C.Screw cap back onto clean water tank and place tank onto base of the machine.

3.Replace dirty water tank securely on top of the clean water tank and push handle back to lock into place.

4.Plug into a proper outlet and turn the power switch to the ON ( I ) position.

5.Detent handle by pushing down on the green lever on the back of the machine while pulling back.

6.Cleaning strokes. While pressing the trigger, make one slow forward wet pass and another back. Let the formula and DirtLifter PowerBrushes do the work for you.

Note: Your machine is equipped with a circuit breaker that will automatically shut off the brush if a large or loose object is caught in the brush roll. If that happens, be sure to unplug your machine, remove the foreign object and then plug machine in to reset the circuit breaker.

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2.2A.

2C.

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Keep plenty of genuine BISSELL 2X formula on hand so you can clean whenever it fits your schedule. Always use genuine BISSELL deep cleaning formulas. Non-BISSELLcleaning solutions may harm the machine and void the warranty.

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Operations

Carpet cleaning continued

7.Cleaning strokes. Release the trigger and make one slow forward and backward pass over the same area to remove any residual dirty water and aid in drying. Repeat cleaning passes until solution being pulled up appears clean. Continue passes without pressing the trigger until you can’t see any more water being pulled up.

8.Remove the dirty water tank by pulling the handle to the upright position and lift up. Carry the tank like a bucket to a utility sink or outside where you will dispose of the dirty water.

9.Unlatch the top of the tank from the bottom by pushing the handle all the way forward and lifting the top off. Pour dirty water into the sink.

Note: You may notice hair and debris deposits on the carpet or in the tank that were loosened by the cleaning action (especially with newer carpets that have never been deep cleaned before). This debris should be picked up and thrown away.

10.Fill the clean water tank with clean hot tap water and follow instructions 2 - 7 to continue cleaning.

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CAUTION:

Do not overwet. Take care not to run over loose objects or edges of area rugs. Stalling brush may result in premature belt failure.

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Operations

Cleaning with attachments

Your Big Green Clean Machine may have come with a hose and at least one attachment for cleaning stairs, upholstery and more.

1.Important! If using to clean upholstery, check upholstery tags.

A.Check manufacturer’s tag before cleaning. “W” or “WS” on the tag

means you can use your Big Green

 

Clean Machine. If the tag is coded

 

with an “X” or an “S” (with a diago-

 

nal stripe through it) or says “Dry

 

Clean Only”, do not proceed with

Manufacturer’s tag

any deep cleaning machine. Do not

 

use on velvet or silk. If manufacturer’s

 

tag is missing or not coded, check

 

with your furniture dealer.

 

B.Check for colorfastness in an inconspicuous place.

C.If possible, check upholstery stuffing. Colored stuffing may bleed through fabric when wet.

D.Plan activities to allow upholstery time to dry.

E.Vacuum thoroughly to pick up loose debris and pet hair. Use a vacuum with a brush attachment and a crevice tool to clean in fabric folds.

2. Fill the clean water tank. Lift clean water

tank from the base of machine.

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2A.

A. Unscrew cap on top of the clean

 

 

 

 

 

 

water tank. Fill tank to FILL line with

 

 

 

 

clean, hot tap water.

 

 

 

 

B. Measure BISSELL formula using cap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on tank. Fill cap to line twice for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

each full tank of water. Always use

 

 

 

 

genuine BISSELL formulas to

 

2C.

maximize cleaning and for the safety of your machine.

C. Screw cap back onto clean water tank and place tank onto base of the machine.

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Operations

Cleaning with attachments continued

3.Attach Hose

A.Connect solution hose to the hose connection point on unit, next to flow indicator. Insert hose and turn clockwise until locked into place.

B.Open hose latch on the front of the unit and insert hose into place. Turn clockwise until locked into place.

4.Attach the cleaning tool to the end of the 3B. hose.

5.Clean by pressing the red trigger to spray solution onto the area to be cleaned. Slowly move the tool back and forth over the soiled surface. Release the trigger to suction soiled water. Continue to clean in the area, working in small sections, until no more dirt can be removed. Caution: Do Not Overwet

6.Remove and rinse tool in clean running water. Let dry completely.

7.Remove and rinse hose in clean, running water. Let dry completely.

8.Empty dirty and clean water tanks and rinse following instructions on page 13.

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3B.

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