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USER'S GUIDE

6221 SERIES

2Thank You

3Safety Instructions

4Product View

5-6 Assembly

7-9 Operations

9-12 Maintenance and Care

13Troubleshooting

14Accessories

14Replacement Parts

15Warranty

16Product Registration

16 Consumer Care

Thanks for buying a BISSELL Velocity Bagged 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 one-yearlimited warranty. We also stand behind it with a knowledgeable, dedicated Consumer Care 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 carpet cleaner.

Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. Bissell

Chairman & CEO

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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 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.

WARNING:

To 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® Tool.

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 dust bag and 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.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. FOR FUTURE USE

THIS APPLIANCE HAS A POLARIZED PLUG.

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

TurboBrush®

Tool

Dirt Path

Ramp

Power

Cord

Bag Tank (bag inside)

Lock ’n

SealLever

Height

Adjustment

Knob

Furniture

Protection Guard

Handle

Cord Clip

Hose Clip

Stretch Hose

Carry Handle

Crevice Tool

Extension

Wand

HEPA Media

Filter*

Combination

Dusting

Brush/

Upholstery

Tool

Handle Release

Pedal

Powerfoot

Quick

Release®

Cord

Wrap

Quick

Reach

Handle

Hose

Wand

Base

Foot

Hose

 

 

WARNING:

 

 

WARNING:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not plug in your vacuum cleaner

 

 

Plastic film can be dangerous.

 

 

 

until you are familiar with all

 

 

To avoid danger of suffocation,

 

 

instructions and operating procedures.

 

 

keep away from babies

 

 

 

 

 

and children.

 

 

 

 

 

*The filter media, not the vacuum as a whole, complies with the IEST-RP-CC001.5or theEN-1822-1:2009HEPA standard.

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Assembly

The only tool you’ll need to assemble your vacuum cleaner is a Phillips-headscrewdriver.

Attach handle to vacuum

1.Locate the vacuum handle and remove the screw packet taped to it.

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 screw provided from the screw packet into the existing hole. Tighten securely with a screwdriver.

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.

2.Turn the Twist ‘n Snap hose to the right to lock the hose into place.

3.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.

4.Snap the extension wand and the crevice tool together into the storage clip.

5.Snap the combination tool into the storage clip.

6.Attach the TurboBrush Tool by aligning the small holes near the brush roll with the tabs at the bottom of TurboBrush Tool housing. Snap TurboBrush Tool into place.

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Assembly

Install Febreze® vacuum bag

Never reuse a vacuum bag. Use only BISSELL bag model 3267 vacuum bags in your BISSELL Velocity Bagged vacuum.

Prior to installing the Febreze® bag, please follow these steps:

1.Remove the plastic bag that contains the Febreze® bag, which was included with your vacuum.

NOTE: If difficult to open, you may need to use scissors to carefully cut open the bag.

2.Locate the Febreze® scent tag at the bottom seal of the vacuum bag. Carefully pull the tab along the perforated lines in the center of the scent tag.

NOTE: Only a portion of the overwrap should be removed.

3.Discard the perforated piece of plastic you removed and proceed with the following installation instructions.

To install your vacuum bag:

4.Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.

5.Remove the Bag Tank and detach the tank lid.

6.Align the bag opening with the tank lid inlet and attach the cardboard bag collar to the tank lid.

7.Attach the tank lid to the tank and reinsert the tank into the vacuum cleaner. Slide the Lock ‘n Seal lever into the “Lock” position to secure the Bag Tank in place.

Experience the odor elimination technology and freshness of Febreze® as you vacuum with a Febreze® vacuum bag.

NOTE: Do note operate vacuum cleaner without a vacuum bag.

Febreze and related trademarks are owned by The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio and used under license by BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

WARNING:

Do not operate cleaner with damp or wet filters or without vacuum bag and all filters in place.

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NOTICE:

Unscented replacement bags are available on Bissell.com and through BISSELL Consumer Care. See page 14 for ordering information.

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Operations

Handle position

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

1.UprightFor storage and above floor cleaning with tools.

2.Normal cleaning Press handle release household floor cleaning tasks.

3.Low cleaning Withthe vacuum in normal cleaning position, press handle release pedal again, use for reaching under low furniture such as tables, chairs or beds.

Height adjustment

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

Lowest setting For low pile carpet or bare

floors. To pick up debris it may be necessary to move up one setting.

Medium setting – For medium pile carpet.

Highest setting – For high pile and most shag carpet.

Note: For optimal carpet 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.

Power switch

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

I - ON O - OFF

caution:

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

Tip:

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

Tip:

Your vacuum features a Quick Release® cord wrap. To remove the power cord quickly and easily, rotate the upper cord wrap towards floor, and slip power cord from upper and lower cord wraps.

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Operations

Transporting cleaner

1.To move your cleaner from room to room, put the handle in the upright position, tilt the cleaner back on its rear wheels and push forward.

2.The cleaner can also be moved by using the carrying handle.

Special tools

Your BISSELL Velocity Bagged vacuum is not only a powerful carpet and rug vacuum cleaner, it’s also a versatile above floor vacuum cleaner when you select one of the special tools.

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.

a.Crevice tool – Use in tight narrow spaces.

b.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.

c. Extension wand

Use with desired attachment for a longer reach.

CAUTION:

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.

NOTICE:

The floor brush will continue to rotate while you use your vacuum for above floor cleaning. To prevent carpet damage, do not lean on the vacuum or let the powerfoot tilt forward.

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Tip:

Hair, string and small objects can block the vacuum hose or

tools. Check them occasionally for

obstructions.

NOTICE:

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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Operations

Power cord storage

When you have finished using your BISSELL Velocity Bagged vacuum, return it to the upright position and store the power cord.

1.Turn vacuum cleaner off.

2.Unplug power cord by grasping the polarized plug (NOT the cord) and disconnect from outlet.

3.Loop power cord around cord wraps on side of vacuum cleaner.

4.Clip molded plug to power cord to secure.

Maintenance and care

To maintain maximum cleaning performance, the following maintenance steps must

be performed:

Replace Vacuum Bag

Never reuse a vacuum bag. Use only BISSELL Vacuum Bag Model 3267 in your BISSELL Velocity Bagged vacuum.

1.Unplug the vacuum cleaner from the electrical outlet.

2.Remove the Bag Tank and detach the tank lid.

3.Remove the used vacuum bag from the Bag Tank and dispose.

4.Using a new vacuum bag, align the bag opening with the tank lid inlet and attach the cardboard bag collar to the tank lid.

5.Attach the tank lid to the tank and reinsert the tank into the vacuum cleaner. Slide the Lock 'n Seal lever into the "Lock" position to secure the Bag Tank in place.

NOTE: Do not operate vacuum cleaner without a vacuum bag.

WARNING:

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

CAUTION:

To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts, turn off vacuum cleaner and disconnect plug from electrical outlet.

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Tip:

Vacuuming new carpet or fine powders may clog the vacuum bag. If you notice a reduction in suction or pickup, check and replace the vacuum bag, if necessary, to restore maximum performance.

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Maintenance and care

Cleaning and replacing the pre-motor filter

Use only genuine BISSELL replacement filters in your Velocity Bagged vacuum.

1.Unplug the cleaner from electrical outlet.

2.Remove the Bag Tank and vacuum bag as described on page 9.

3.The pre-motorfilter is located inside the Bag Tank. Remove the filter and its plastic cage. Separate the filter from the cage and wash by hand in warm water. Mild detergent may be used if desired. Rinse well, then

air dry thoroughly before replacing the pre-motorfilter.

WARNING:

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

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Replacing the post-motorfilter

Use only genuine BISSELL Style 9 (#32076) replacement filters in your BISSELL Velocity Bagged vacuum.

1.Unplug the cleaner from electrical outlet.

2.The post-motorfilter assists in the filtration process to return clean air to the room. It is located behind the door on the side of the vacuum. When the filter becomes dirty,

open the door, remove the filter and replace. The white, pleated HEPA Media Filter* is not washable.

Post-Motor

Filter

Check rotating floor brush and drive belt

You should check your vacuum cleaner's rotating floor brush and drive belt regularly for wear or damage. You should also clean the brush tand brush ends of string, hair, and carpet fibers. These can wrap around the brush and hamper its ability to effectively clean your carpet. Also remove any debris that has accumulated under the brush cover.

1. Unplug the cleaner from electrical outlet.

CAUTION:

To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts, turn off vacuum cleaner and disconnect Power Plug from electrical outlet.

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2. Place handle in low position and turn vacuum cleaner over so bottom side is up.

3. Remove the five screws with aPhillips-headscrewdriver. Lift the brush cover off.

*The filter media, not the vacuum as a whole, complies with the IEST-RP-CC001.5or theEN-1822-1:2009HEPA standard.

Brush Cover

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