PowerForce™ - Bissell Carpet & Vacuum Cleaners

PowerForce™
B A G L E S S
USER’S GUIDE
75Q1 SERIES 220-240V
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
5
Assembly
6-7
Operation
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Maintenance and Care
12-13
Troubleshooting
14
Technical Queries
15
Replacement Parts
Thank you for buying a BISSELL PowerForce™ Bagless Vacuum
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL PowerForce Bagless Vacuum. Everything
we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this
powerful, high-tech home vacuuming system.
My great-grandfather invented 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 PowerForce Bagless.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
Chairman, President & CEO
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance,
basic precautions should be observed,
including the following:
■ Remove plug from electrical outlet before cleaning or
Read all instructions
before using your
UPRIGHT VACUUM.
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.
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 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.
maintaining the appliance.
■ If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
This model is for HOUSEHOLD use only.
IMPORTANT
FOR OPERATION ON A 220-240 VOLT A.C. 50/60 Hz
POWER SUPPLY ONLY.
FOR RESIDENTS OF THE
UNITED KINGDOM ONLY
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 mains socket.
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Product view
Cord Clip
Hose Clip
Stretch Hose
Handle
Crevice Tool
Carrying
Handle
Extension Wand
Twist 'n
Snap™ Hose
Connector
Quick Release™
Cord Wrap
Power Cord
Primary Separator
Reach™
Quick
Handle
Combination
Dusting
Brush/
Upholstery
Tool
Upper Tank
Dirt Container
Hose Wand
Filter Cup
Inner and Outer
Circular Filters
Hose
Wand Base
Power Switch
Lock ’n Seal™
Lever
Pre-Motor
Filter
Post-Motor
Filter
Handle
Release
Pedal
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Foot Hose
caution:
Do not plug in your
vacuum cleaner until
you are familiar with
all instructions and
operating procedures.
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Powerfoot
Furniture Protection
Guard
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How to use this guide
This User’s Guide has been designed to help
you get the most satisfaction from your BISSELL
PowerForce Bagless. You’ll find assembly and
operating instructions, safety precautions, as well
as maintenance and troubleshooting instructions.
Please read this User's Guide thoroughly before
assembling your vacuum cleaner.
Pay particular attention to the product diagram,
assembly instructions, and part names. Locate
and organize all parts before assembly. Following
this User’s Guide will greatly enhance your ability
to get the most performance from your BISSELL
PowerForce Bagless for many years.
Warning:
Plastic film can be
dangerous. To avoid
danger of suffocation,
keep away from
babies and children.
Assembly
The only tool you’ll need to assemble your
vacuum cleaner is a screwdriver.
Attach handle to vacuum
1.
2.
3.
Locate the vacuum handle and remove the
screw packet taped to the base of the handle.
Stand the vacuum upright and place the handle
on the top of the vacuum body.
Insert the screws into the existing holes on
each side. 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 as shown.
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 operate
effectively unless the hose wand is
firmly attached.
4.
Slide the extension wand and the crevice tool
together into the storage clip on the side of
the vacuum.
5.
Snap the combination tool into the storage clip
on the back of the vacuum.
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Operation
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Handle position
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Press the handle release pedal with your foot to
place your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless into one
of three cleaning positions.
1. Upright- For storage and above floor
cleaning with special tools.
2.
Normal Cleaning- Press handle release
pedal once. Use for most household floor
cleaning tasks.
3.
Low Cleaning- With the vacuum in normal
cleaning position press handle release pedal
again. Use for reaching under low furniture
such as tables, chairs and beds.
Powerfoot height adjustment
The powerfoot/rotating floor brush on your BISSELL
PowerForce Bagless can be adjusted to clean
several floor surfaces.
NOTE: For optimal cleaning performance,
adjust to the lowest practical setting. If
your cleaner is difficult to push, adjust to
the next higher setting.
1.
Place handle in upright position.
2.
Turn height adjustment knob to desired setting.
Lowest Setting - For bare floors.
Medium Settings - For short and medium
pile carpets.
Highest Setting - For plush pile carpets.
3.
Place the handle into the normal cleaning
position and the powerfoot will adjust to the
setting chosen.
NOTE: You may also adjust the setting while
in the normal cleaning position.
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 on the back.
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caution:
Before using your vacuum,
make sure that the dirt container
is in locked position and that all
filters (inner circular, outer circular,
pre-motor and post-motor) are
in place. Do not operate your
vacuum without these filters.
ATTENTION:
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.
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 the floor, and
slip power cord from
upper and lower
cord wraps.
Carrying Handle
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Operation
Special tools
Your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless 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 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.
Combination Dusting Brush/Upholstery
Tool:Two types of cleaning tools are included
in one attachment; rotate for desired tool.
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.
■Use brush side to dust furniture, blinds, books,
lamps, shelves, and baseboards.
■Use upholstery side for curtains,
draperies, cushions and fabrics.
Crevice Tool:
Use in tight, narrow spaces.
Extension Wand:
Use with desired attachment for a longer reach.
Power cord
When you are done using your BISSELL
PowerForce Bagless, return it to the upright
position and store the power cord.
1. Turn power switch OFF.
2.
Unplug power cord by grasping the 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.
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.
Tip:
Hair, string and small
objects can block the
vacuum hose or
tools. Check them
occasionally for
obstructions.
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
the vacuum cleaner on the
floor with the 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 maintain maximum cleaning performance
from your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless, perform
these simple maintenance steps.
1. Empty the dirt container when the dirt
reaches the “Full” line on the side.
2.
Check the inner and outer circular filters,
and the pre-motor filter at least once a
month and clean or replace as needed.
3.
Clean or replace the post-motor filter every
three to six months.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of
electric shock, turn
power switch OFF and
disconnect plug from
electrical outlet before
performing maintenance
or troubleshooting
checks.
Note: More frequent filter cleaning or
replacing may be necessary if you are
vacuuming new carpet, fine dust, or have
allergy concerns. Follow the instructions on
the following pages to perform these simple
maintenance steps.
Tip:
For maximum cleaning
performance, check
and clean or replace all
filters as suggested.
Emptying dirt container
The dirt container needs to be emptied when
the dirt reaches the “Full” line on the side of the
container.
1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
2.
Slide the Lock ‘n Seal lever to the "Unlock"
position.
3.
Grasp handle and pull the dirt container
straight out to remove from vacuum.
4.
Empty dirt into garbage container.
5.
Put the dirt container back in the vacuum
and slide the lever to the "Lock" position.
Full Line
Unlock
Position
Lock Position
Note: The dirt container may be washed in
warm water with a mild detergent. Remove
the filter cup from the bottom before
washing. Make sure it is completely dry
before reassembling with the filter cup.
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Maintenance and care
Cleaning the inner & outer circular filters
Use only BISSELL Style 10 replacement filters in
your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless.
1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
2.
Remove the dirt container as described in
the previous section. Grasp the filter cup
located at the bottom of the dirt container
and twist counterclockwise to unlock and
remove.
3.
Grasp the circular filters and pull straight up
to remove.
4.
Separate the outer foam and inner pleated
circular filters. Wash each individually by
hand in warm water. Mild detergent may be
used if desired. Rinse well, then air dry
thoroughly before putting them back
together and replacing in filter cup.
5.
The filter cup may be washed in warm water
with a mild detergent. Make sure it is completely
dry before reassembling with filters.
6.
The upper tank and primary separator may
be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Reach
underneath the upper tank and turn the
rim of the primary separator to unlock. Pull
straight down to remove.
NOTICE:
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.
Cleaning the pre-motor filter
1.
Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
2.
The pre-motor filter protects the motor from
debris. It is located underneath the dirt
container and filter cup in the center of the
round part of the Lock ‘n Seal lever.
3.
WARNING:
Do not operate cleaner
with damp or wet
filters or without all
filters in place.
Remove the small, round, pre-motor filter and
any debris on top of it. Rinse well under warm
water, then air dry thoroughly before replacing.
Pre-Motor
Filter
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Maintenance and care
Cleaning post-motor filter
Use only BISSELL Style 10 replacement filters in
your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless.
1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
2. The post-motor filter assists in the filtration
process to return clean air to the room. It is
located behind the door on the front of the
cleaner. When the filter becomes dirty, open
the door, remove the filter and clean.
Post-Motor Filter
3. The post-motor filter may be hand washed
in warm water. Mild detergent may be used
if desired. Rinse well, then air dry thoroughly
before replacing.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of
4. Replace the door by inserting the tabs on the left
side and snapping the right side into place.
injury from moving parts,
turn the power switch OFF
and disconnect plug from
electrical outlet.
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 and 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 cleaner from electrical outlet.
2. Place handle in low position and turn vacuum
cleaner over so bottom side is up.
Brush
Cover
3. Remove the four screws from the brush cover (as
shown) with a Phillips head screwdriver. Lift the
brush cover off.
4. Grasp rotating floor brush at both ends and lift.
5. Clean strings, hair and other debris from
rotating floor brush, paying particular attention
to brush ends.
6. Clean strings, hair and other debris from motor
pulley and drive belt areas.
7. Check drive belt carefully for wear, cuts or
stressed areas. Replace if worn or damaged.
8. Check air passageway for obstructions. Remove
debris from this area.
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Motor
Pulley
Air Passageway
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Maintenance and care
Replace drive belt
Use only BISSELL Style 10 replacement belts in
your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless.
1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
2. With rotating floor brush removed from vacuum
cleaner (Steps 1-4 of "Check rotating floor brush
and drive belt"), grasp old drive belt and remove
from motor pulley. Discard old drive belt.
3. Place new drive belt over motor pulley and
stretch other end over rotating floor brush in
the space between the bristles.
4. Place ends of rotating floor brush down into
slots on sides as shown.
5. Turn rotating floor brush by hand several times
in direction of motor pulley. If properly installed,
drive belt will center itself on rotating brush.
6. Reposition brush cover and replace four
screws. Make sure end of brush cover is
snapped into place.
Brush
Cover
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Maintenance and care
Clearing clog
Primary Separator
Low suction, poor pickup or no suction may be
due to a clog in the vacuum cleaner. If you notice
a change in the sound of the vacuum motor or a
reduction in the spinning action in the dirt
container, check for clogs.
1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
2.
Empty dirt container.
3.
Check upper tank and primary separator for
build up or clogs. Check to make sure primary
separator is installed correctly. To unlock the
primary separator, grasp the rim and turn
toward the left. Pull straight down to remove. If
the primary separator is missing or not locked
into place, check and clear the tube in the
center of the dirt container and properly install
primary separator.
4.
Remove the Twist ‘n Snap hose from the
vacuum by turning to the left. Check the
suction inlet, hose and hose wand for clogs.
Remove any clogs from the hose using a
long, narrow object such as a broomstick.
5.
Check the foot hose for clogs. If needed,
remove the screw attaching the hose wand
base to the vacuum. Straighten the foot hose
and unclog with a long, narrow object such
as a broomstick.
6.
If the clog persists, follow the instructions for
checking the rotating floor brush on page 10
and inspect the air passageway for obstructions.
Troubleshooting
Vacuum cleaner won’t turn on
Suction Inlet
Hose
Wand Base
Air Passageway
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric
shock, turn power switch
OFF and disconnect plug
from electrical outlet before
performing maintenance or
troubleshooting.
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Power cord not firmly plugged in
1. Check electrical plug
Vacuum cleaner won't pick up dirt
Possible causes Remedies
1. Incorrect height adjustment
1. Adjust powerfoot to correct height setting
2. Hose not attached to suction opening
2. Grasp Quick Release handle and firmly push
hose wand onto the suction opening.
3. Twist 'n Snap hose not securely attached
3. Make sure Twist 'n Snap hose is snapped
into locked position
4. Crack or hole in hose
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4. Check hose and replace if needed
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Troubleshooting
Vacuum cleaner won't pick up dirt (continued)
Possible causes Remedies
5. Broken or worn drive belt
5. Replace drive belt, see page 11
6. Rotating floor brush bristles worn
6. Replace brush
7. Rotating floor brush jammed
7. Remove brush and clean debris from brush ends
8. Clog in vacuum
8. Follow instructions for clearing
clogs on page 12
9. Dirt container full
9. Empty dirt container
10. Dirt container not installed properly
10.Position correctly and lock in place
11. Filters are dirty
11.Check and clean inner and outer circular
filters, pre-motor and post-motor filters
12. Primary separator missing or installed incorrectly
12.Check for a clog in the tube in the center of the
dirt container, clear and properly install
primary separator
Tools won't pick up dirt
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Crack or hole in hose
1. Check hose and replace if needed
2. Vacuum hose, wand or tools clogged
2. Follow instructions for clearing clogs on
page 12
3. Dirt container full
3. Empty dirt container
4. Dirt container or upper tank not installed properly
4. Position correctly and lock in place
5. Filters are dirty
5. Check and clean inner and outer circular
filters, pre-motor and post-motor filters
6. Primary separator missing or installed incorrectly
6. Check for a clog in the tube in the center of the
dirt container, clear and properly install
primary separator
Vacuum cleaner difficult to push
Possible causes Remedies
1. Incorrect height adjustment
1. Adjust powerfoot to correct height setting
2. Rotating floor brush not rotating
2. Check drive belt and brush
Visible dirt escaping from cleaner
Possible causes Remedies
1. Dirt container full
1. Empty dirt container
2. Filters missing or installed incorrectly
2. Check inner and outer circular filter and
post-motor filter for correct installation
3. Dirt container installed incorrectly
3. Position correctly and lock into place
4. Filter cup installed incorrectly
4. Remove dirt container and make sure filter
cup is fully attached
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Technical queries
For any technical queries, please contact our Technical Helpline as follows:
Tel. 0840 300 7775
Monday - Friday
9 am — 8 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10 am — 6 pm
When contacting our Technical Helpline, have model number of unit available.
Please record your Model Number: ___________________
Please record your Purchase Date: ___________________
Note: Please keep your original sales receipt. It provides proof of date of purchase.
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Replacement parts - BISSELL PowerForce Bagless
Below is a list of common replacement parts. While not all of these parts may have come
with your specific model, they are available for purchase if desired.
Item
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Part No.
Part Name
32074Style 7/9/10/12/14 Drive Belt (2-Pack)
203-1056
Crevice Tool
203-1059
Combination Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool
203-1068Extension Wand
203-1069
Twist ‘n Snap Vacuum Hose (Select Models Only)
203-5624
Brush Roll
32064Style 9/10 Inner & Outer Circular Filter Set
32065Style 9/10 Inner Circular Filter only
32066Style 10 Outer Circular Filter and Post-Motor Filter Set
203-1215
Pre-Motor Filter
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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Monday - Friday
9 am — 8 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10 am — 6 pm
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Leeds
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
All rights reserved. Printed in China
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