Bissell 6100 User Manual

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U S E R ’ S G U I D E

6100 SERIES 220-240V

3Safety Instructions

4Product View



10-15Maintenance and Care


18Consumer Services

19Replacement Parts


Thank you for buying a BISSELL Healthy Home Vacuum™

Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete, high-techhome cleaning system.

We trust that it will bring you many years of satisfaction. It is backed with a limited two-yearwarranty. We also stand behind it with a knowledgeable, dedicated Consumer Services department, so, should you ever have a question, 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 Healthy Home 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:

Read all instructions before using your UPRIGHT VACUUM.

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.


This model is for HOUSEHOLD use only.





If your appliance is fitted with a nonrewireable BS 1363 plug it must not be used unless a 10 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 mains socket.

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Product view

Upper Handle

Power Switch



Release Button

Carrying Handle











Brush Switch

























Filter Door Latch












HEPA Filter












Cartridge (inside)











Power Cord




















































Dirt Container

































Filter Tray (foam








filter inside)
























Hose Collar























Brush Window



Furniture Protection















Combination Brush













Handle Release
























Quick Release

Cord Wraps

Crevice Tool



Wand Base






Lower Hose Clip

Foot Hose

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Do not plug in your

Tool required: Phillips screwdriver




vacuum cleaner until




you are familiar with

1. Slide upper handle onto lower handle. Insert







all instructions and

one screw into hole marked with an arrow




operating procedures.

and tighten until snug.





2. Attach hose by lining up the tabs on the





collar with the corresponding notches on



the back of the vacuum as shown. Turn





clockwise to lock the hose into place.

3.Wrap the hose by routing it down and into the lower hose clip then up and over the top of the handle. Insert the hose wand fully into the hose base.

Note: It is important that the hose is fully inserted into the base for the suction air to

be directed properly to the foot during floor






4.Store TurboBrush on the front of the handle by aligning the slot at the bottom with the tab and snapping into place.

5.Place crevice tool inside telescoping wand. Store tools on vacuum as shown.


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Transporting your cleaner

Use the handle on the front to carry the cleaner or place the cleaner in the upright position and tip back to roll on the rear wheels.

Releasing the power cord

The upper and lower cord wraps rotate to allow for quick and easy removal of the power cord.

Fingertip power switch

The power button is located at the top of the vacuum handle.

To turn cleaner ON, press

button once.

To turn cleaner OFF, press

button again.

Note: The rotating brush will not turn on unless the unit is in the reclined position and the brush switch is on.

Handle positions

Use your foot to pull the handle release pedal back to recline the vacuum cleaner.

Height adjustment

There are seven height settings available for various floor surfaces. Turn the dial on the foot of the cleaner to the desired setting.

Lowest setting – For bare floors.

Medium settings – For short and medium pile carpets.

High setting – For plush carpet.

Note: For optimal cleaning performance, adjust to the lowest practical setting. If your cleaner is difficult to push, adjust to the next higher setting.

If the dial is difficult to turn, tilt the cleaner

back slightly to take the weight off the foot while turning.


Some Berber carpets have a tendency to fuzz with wear. Repeated strokes in the same area may aggravate this condition. Consider setting your cleaner on a higher than normal setting for this type of carpet.

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Fingertip brush switch

The rotating brush is turned on or off using the switch at the side of the top of the handle. The brush will start rotating when the unit is reclined. The brush should be on for most carpeted floors. You may want to turn the brush off for bare floor cleaning or other delicate surfaces.

To turn the brush ON, press

button once.

To turn the brush OFF, press

button again.

Brush auto shut-offfeature

When your cleaner is in the upright position, the brush will not rotate. The brush will rotate only when the cleaner is in the reclined position and the brush switch is on.

Using the tools

1.Make sure the cleaner is in the upright position.

2.Remove the hose wand from the wand base. This automatically diverts the suction to the hose. Unwind the hose from the cleaner.

Note: To help prevent the machine from tipping, the hose should remain in the bottom hose clip.

3 . Use the hose and wand alone or attach any of the tools to the end of the hose wand.


Always place the vacuum cleaner on the floor in its fully upright position when using tools. Placing the vacuum in this position automatically stops the rotating brush.


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Use rotating brush action for small areas such as stairs and upholstery.

Note: Press gently when using the TurboBrush to gain maximum cleaning. Too much pressure could cause the brush to stop rotating.

Combination brush

Use longer soft bristles for dusting.

Remove long bristle portion and use shorter stiff bristles when agitation is needed to remove debris.

Crevice tool

Use in tight narrow spaces

Metal telescoping wand

Use with desired attachment for a longer reach. To extend the wand, press down on the wand locking button and pull out. When you have reached the

desired extension length, release the wand locking Wand Locking button button and pull out until it clicks into locked position.

To retract, press down on the wand locking button, push the extension back into the wand and release the wand locking button.

All items may not be included with your model. Other tools are available; to order, please refer to page 18-19.


To avoid personal injury and to prevent the cleaner from falling when cleaning stairs, always place it at the bottom of the stairs.

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Emptying the dirt container

Empty the dirt container as soon as the dirt reaches the “Full” line on the side of the container.

1.Press the release button on top of the carrying handle to remove the dirt container.

2.Choose an emptying method. Method #2 is recommended for allergy sufferers.

Method #1 – hold the dirt container over trash can and push the emptying button to open the bottom (2a). Close the bottom after the dirt empties.

Method #2 – place a plastic bag over the bottom of the dirt container. Push the emptying button through the plastic to open the bottom (2b). After the dust settles, close the bottom and remove the bag to discard.

3.Replace dirt container on cleaner by aligning the bottom and pushing back until it snaps into place.


Make sure vacuum cleaner has been switched OFF and unplugged before removing dirt container.





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Maintenance and care

Cleaning the dirt container

Additional steps can be taken to clean the dirt container as necessary.

1.Ensure the dirt container has been emptied.

2.Remove the lower portion by pressing the front and back latches on the upper portion as shown.

3.Clean the screen with a cloth or soft brush to remove dust or debris.

4.If desired, the lower dirt container may be washed in warm water. Make sure it is completely dry before reassembling.

5.To reassemble, hold the carry handle and place the upper portion into the lower portion, lining up the front and back latches. Push down until both latches click into place. Make sure the dirt container is securely assembled before replacing it on machine.

Cleaning the foam filter

The foam filter should be checked monthly and washed as needed to maintain performance. More or less frequent cleaning may be required based on individual vacuuming habits and types of debris picked up.

1.The foam filter is located in the tray labeled "FILTER" underneath the dirt container. Pull the tray out to access the filter.

2.Remove foam filter from tray and hold under running water to wash. Mild detergent

may also be used if desired. Wring excess water from filter. Air dry thoroughly before replacing.


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





Do not operate the cleaner with a damp or wet filter or without all the filters in place.



This product is intended for household use only and not for commercial or industrial use. Vacuuming of dust from products like plaster, concrete or ashes will damage the motor and void the warranty.

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