Bissell 57F4 User Manual

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57F4 SERIES 220-240V

2Thank You

3Safety Instructions

4Product View


6-8 Operations

9 Maintenance and Care

10 Troubleshooting

10 Replacement Parts

10Additional Accessories


Consumer Services

Thanks for buying a BISSELL Steam & Sweep

We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Steam & Sweep. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete, high-techhome cleaning system.

Your Steam & Sweep is well made, and we back it with a limited two 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 Steam & Sweep.

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 Steam & Sweep.

Always connect to a properly Earthed outlet. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before conducting maintenance or troubleshooting.


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

Use indoors only

Do not immerse

Use only on surfaces moistened by cleaning process

Do not leave machine when it is plugged in

Do not service machine when it is plugged in

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 use machine if it has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water

Do not expose to rain, store indoors

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 carry the appliance while in use

Do not unplug by pulling on cord; unplug by grasping 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, petrol, kerosene, etc.) or use in the presence of explosive liquids or vapours

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

Remove plug from electrical outlet before cleaning or maintaining the appliance

Do not run appliance over supply cord. A hazard may occur if the appliance runs over the supply cord

Not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety

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

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

Do not modify the Earthed plug

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

Use only cleaning products formulated by BISSELL for use in this appliance to prevent internal component damage

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

Keep appliance on a level surface

Turn off all controls before unplugging

Be extra careful when cleaning stairs

Liquid or steam must not be directed towards equipment containing electrical components

Pay close attention when working around children


This model is for household use only.


appliance must be Earthed.

The symbolmeans WARNING: Danger of scalding.

Surface may be hot. Avoid contact.



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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Product view



Brush Switch

Quick Release

Cord Wrap

Ready Light

Dirt Bin

Release Pedal


Power Switch

Water Tank



Swivel Head

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Your Steam & Sweep assembles quickly and easily. The only tool you will need for assembly is a Phillips head screwdriver.

Your Steam & Sweep is packaged with the following items:

Handle Assembly

Lower Body with Water Purification System

Maneuverable Swivel Head Removable Water Tank

1 large Phillips Head Screw

1 small Phillips Head Screw

2 Mop Pads

Attach handle to Steam & Sweep

1. Attach lower body to maneuverable


swivel head (If your Steam & Sweep came with the swivel head already assembled to the body, you may skip this step).

2.Secure maneuverable swivel head with small Phillips head screw. Tighten until secure.

3.Slide handle assembly down into lower body until it will go no further.

4. Secure the handle by placing the large


Phillips head screw through the screw opening in the lower body and into the rear of the handle assembly. Tighten with screwdriver until secure.

5.Slide water tank onto lower body by lining up vertical glides and gently sliding tank into place.

Steam & Sweep assembly is now complete.





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Special Features

Removable water tank

The water tank is located on the back of the Steam & Sweep. It can be refilled with water any time during use. Distilled or demineralized water is recommended in place of tap water.

Do not use chemicals with your Steam & Sweep.

Water purification system

This filter removes minerals and other impurities from tap water, preventing water deposits from damaging your Steam & Sweep. It should be replaced when the bright green grains turn blue. To maximize performance of the filter, distilled water should be used.

Ready light

The ready light will glow when water has been converted to steam and the Steam & Sweep is ready to use.

Steam on demand trigger

Press to release steam.

Maneuverable swivel head

Allows you to pick up dust and small debris while steam cleaning your floor. The maneuverable swivel head gets into tight spaces and under cabinets.

Washable mop pads

Reusable microfiber mop pad is machine washable and safe for all hard floor surfaces.


To prevent damage to the machine, do not attempt to use your Steam & Sweep without water in the tank.

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Getting ready

1.The mop pad may have already come attached to the swivel head. If not, attach mop pad to swivel head using the Velcro strips.

2.Fill the water tank.

A.Remove the tank by lifting straight up and away from the unit.

B.Unscrew the cap at the bottom of the water tank and remove the insert assembly.

C.Fill the water tank with water. For best results, water should be at room temperature.

D.Replace the insert assembly and cap, tighten until snug.

E.Replace the water tank by lining up the vertical guides and gently sliding it back into place.

3.Twist the quick release cord wrap clockwise to unwrap the power cord completely, make sure both switches are in the "OFF" position and plug it into a proper outlet.

4.Turn power button on. The ready light will illuminate when the Steam & Sweep is ready for use.

NOTE: Upon first use of the Steam

&Sweep or first use of a new filter, the pump may make a “knocking” sound while the filter fills with water. This sound is normal and may last a couple of minutes. Continue to depress the trigger until the knocking sound subsides and the unit emits steam. If the sound continues, please make sure the tanks are firmly secured.”


2B. 2D.



Steam & Sweep will not pick up crayons, marbles, and other large objects.


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Before you clean



The Steam & Sweep can be used




as a sweeper and a steam mop

Brush Switch

Power Switch

at the same time. For best results,



use the Steam & Sweep's powerful



sweeper to clear floor of dust and



small debris before mopping.



1. Turn the brush switch to the On (I )



position to activate the brush.

Dirt Bin



2.To empty the dirt container, turn the Release Pedal power off, gently tap the release

pedal on the swivel head. Lift unit straight up leaving bin on floor and empty into a trash can. The dirt container may be warm to the touch.

3.Replace the dirt container by pushing it back into the swivel head until it snaps back into place.


Steam cleaning hard floors






Your Steam & Sweep is designed to


Never put descaling



clean hard flooring such as ceramic


aromatic, alcoholic, or



tile, vinyl, marble, stone and sealed


detergent products into



hard wood floors. Use of your


the steam cleaner, as this



Steam & Sweep on waxed or some


may damage it or make it



unwaxed floors may result in a


unsafe for use.



diminished glossiness. The Steam &













Sweep is not for use on unsealed











wood floors. Ensure that the Steam




& Sweep is throughly tested in an




inconspicuous area prior to clean-


The Steam & Sweep may be



ing a large floor area. Also be sure





used as both a steam mop and a



to check the care instructions from





sweeper at the same time.



your flooring manufacturer.




1. When the ready light illuminates,













begin cleaning by slowly passing







steam on demand trigger to emit







over the surface while pressing the







steam as needed.




The Steam & Sweep








2. To sanitize an area of your floor,




generates hot steam, so






when depressing the trigger



(attack invisible germs and bacteria)









to apply steam, ensure the



leave the Steam & Sweep over the









Steam & Sweep is mov-



area for a minimum of 15 seconds









ing continuously. Prolonged



using continuous steam, but no longer






than 20 seconds. For larger areas,




application of steam in one



overlap swivel head placement.




area increases the risk of







damage to the surface



3. When the Steam & Sweep stops




treatment of timber floors.



emitting steam, turn the unit off.













Simply remove the water tank, refill,







and continue cleaning.






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Maintenance and care

When you’re done

1.Make sure both power switches are in the OFF (O)position. Unplug power cord from outlet.

2.Carefully remove mop pad from swivel head, as mop pad and lower assembly will be hot.

3.Any water remaining in the water tank should be emptied prior to machine storage.

4.Mop pad can be machine washed in warm water with mild detergent. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners. For best results, air dry.

5.Wrap power cord around quick release cord wrap on side of Steam & Sweep.

6.Wipe all surfaces of Steam & Sweep with a soft cloth. Store upright in a protected, dry area.

NOTE: If steam output is reduced, the nozzle may be blocked. To remedy, unplug the unit, remove the swivel head from the lower body and pour vinegar through the center tube of the swivel head “neck”. Clear the nozzle by inserting a paper clip into the brass spray tip located in the bottom of the lower body.


Upright storage of the Steam & Sweep with a wet mop pad may result in the formation of white marks on your floor. To remove the white marks, clean area with vinegar.

Replacing the water purification system

If you fill your Steam & Sweep cleaner with normal tap water, it is essential to check the filter and replace it when it is no longer effective. Change the filter when the bright green grains turn blue. If the filter is not changed at the appropriate time, calcium deposits will accumulate on the heating element, causing damage or reduced performance.

To replace the filter, pull it up and away from the Steam & Sweep.

Using distilled or demineralized water will maximize the performance of your filter.

To order a replacement filter, refer to the replacement parts section on page 10.


Using distilled or demineralized water will maximize the performance of your filter.


Be sure to use only a BISSELL

water filter in your Steam &



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Reduced steam or no steam

Possible causes



Water tank is empty


Fill water tank


Depleted water filter


Replace filter


Blocked steam nozzle


Refer to NOTE in the middle of page 9.

Other maintenance or service not included in the manual should be performed by an authorized service representative.

Thank you for selecting a BISSELL product.

NOTE: There are no serviceable parts in the upper housing of this product.

Please do not return this product to the store.

Replacement parts - BISSELL Steam & Sweep


Part No.

Part Name



Water filter

2203-2246Handle assembly with screw

3203-2243Water tank with cap and insert

4203-2168Storage hook with screws





Additional accessories


Part No.

Part Name



Microfiber mop pads – 2 pack


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