Bissell 44M3 User Manual

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44M3, 67F8 SERIES

2Thank You

3Safety instructions

4Product view


6-9 Operations

10-15 Maintenance and care

16-17 Troubleshooting

17Replacement parts



20Product registration

20 Consumer services

Thanks for buying a BISSELL Vacuum

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 cleaning system.

Your BISSELL vacuum is well made, and we back it with a limited three 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 BISSELL upright vacuum.

Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. Bissell

Chairman, President & CEO


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

Read all instructions before using your Upright VACUUM.

Always connect to a polarized outlet (left slot is wider than right). Unplug from

outlet when not in use and before conducting maintenance.


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 the 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 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.

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.

Do not carry the vacuum cleaner while it is running.

Hold plug when rewinding onto cord reel. Do not allow plug to whip when rewinding.



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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Product view

Stretch Hose

Pet TurboBrush® Tool

Pet TurboEraserTool

(67F8 series)

Clean Filter


Crevice Tool





Filter Cup


Seal™ Lever


Pet Hair



Hose Clip




Dusting Brush/

Upholstery Tool

HEPA Media


Cord Rewind


Cord Rewind


Release Pedal


Protection Guard

Quick Reach®












































Do not plug in your vacuum





Plastic film can be





cleaner until you are famil-





dangerous. To avoid





iar with all instructions and





danger of suffocation,





operating procedures.





keep away from babies










and children.


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You need: Phillips head screwdriver.

Attach handle to vacuum

1.Locate the vacuum handle and remove the screw packet (1 screw) 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.IMPORTANT – Continue to push firmly until the handle is flush with the front of the vacuum body.

4.Insert the screw provided and tighten securely.

Attach vacuum hose and tools

1.Attach the Twist ‘n Snap™ hose by lining up the tabs on the base with the corresponding notches on the back of the vacuum. Turn the Twist ‘n Snap hose to


the right to lock the hose into place.




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



suction properly unless the hose



wand is firmly attached.



Slide the extension wand and the crevice



tool together into the storage holder.



Snap the combination tool into the stor-



age clip.



Attach the Pet TurboBrush by aligning the



small holes near the brush roll with the



tabs at the bottom of TurboBrush hous-

ing. Snap TurboBrush into place.

NOTE: 67F8 series includes Pet TurboEraser™ Tool.

6.Flip the Pet Hair Lifter down until it clicks into place on the front of the foot.

NOTE: Flip the Pet Hair Lifter down for carpeted surfaces and up for non-carpetedsurfaces.








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Automatic power cord rewind

1.Gently pull out power cord and stop when yellow line is visible. Do not pull power cord beyond the red line. Plug cord into electrical outlet.

2.To return cord, with vacuum power button OFF, remove plug from outlet. Hold plug and press automatic cord button to wind cord into reel. Do not allow plug to whip when rewinding.

Power switch

The power switch is located just below the hand on the side of the vacuum.

I - ON O - OFF

Handle position

Press the handle release pedal with your foot to place vacuum into one of three cleaning positions.

1.Upright: For storage, transporting, and above floor cleaning with tools.

Transporting in upright position by tilting vacuum on rear wheels and push forward or use carrying handle on back of handle base.

2.Normal cleaning: Press handle release pedal once for most household floor cleaning.

3.Low cleaning: From normal cleaning position, press handle release pedal once for cleaning under low furniture.


Be careful to avoid injury as cord retracts very quickly.


Before using your vacuum, make sure that the dirt container is in locked position and that all filters (inner circular, outer circular, pre-motorand postmotor) are in place. Do not operate your vacuum without these filters.
































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Height adjustment

Turn dial on powerfoot to adjust to one of five height adjustments. If dial is difficult to turn, tilt the cleaner back slightly to take the weight off the foot while turning.

Lowest setting – For low pile carpet or bare floors.

Medium setting – For medium pile carpet.

Highest setting – For high pile and most shag carpet. Adjust to high setting if difficult to push.


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


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Clean filter indicator

The indicator tells you when air flow in the vacuum is reduced due to dirty filters or a clog in the hose. The indicator will remain green until the air flow is reduced

– and then will change to red. When fully red, the air flow is greatly reduced or clogged by a dirty filter; follow instructions on page 11 to clean/replace your filters.

Pet hair lifter

Use to pick up pet hair from carpeted surfaces. Vacuum like you normally would, as you pull the vacuum back pet hair collects on the lifter and releases it into the vacuum path as you push forward.

NOTE: Turn vacuum off before you flip Pet Hair Lifter up or down.

1.To vacuum carpeting, flip down until it clicks into place.

2.To vacuum non-carpetsurfaces, push the yellow release button located in the center just above the feature.


Clean Filter Indicator



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Attach desired tool to hose for above floor cleaning or hard to reach areas.

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.

Crevice tool

Use in tight narrow spaces.

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 the upholstery tool on cushions, draperies and fabrics.

Extension wand

Use with desired attachment for a longer reach.

Pet Contour Tool® (select models only)

Use to reach into corners and edges on stairs as well as armrests and other curved surfaces. The tool can be flipped to use in any direction.

Pet TurboBrush® Tool

67F8 series includes Pet TurboEraser™ Tool. Use rotating brush action for small flat areas such as cushions and beds.

NOTE: Press gently down and pull towards you in a raking motion. Too much pressure will cause the brush to stop rotating.


Hair, string and small objects can block the vacuum hose or tools. Check them regularly for obstructions.


These tools are designed to remove pet hair from upholstered or carpeted surfaces. They should not be used on pets.


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.


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Maintenance and care

To maximize performance and extend life of your vacuum it is very important to perform the following maintenance steps:

Empty Dirt Container

Empty when dirt reaches the "Full" line on the container.

1.Turn power OFF. Unplug vacuum cord from electrical outlet.

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

3.Grasp dirt cup handle and pull straight out to remove from vacuum and empty.

4.Place dirt container back in the vacuum and slide the lever to the "Lock" position.

Note: The dirt container may be washed in warm water with a mild detergent. Make sure it is completely dry before replacing.





Full Line




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


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


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