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USER'S GUIDE
47R5/35V4 SERIES
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Thank You
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Product Registration
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
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Operations
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Maintenance and Care
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Troubleshooting
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Replacement Parts
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Consumer Services
Warranty
Thanks for buying a BISSELL Auto-Mate
®
Corded Hand Vacuum
We’re glad you purchased a Auto-Mate corded hand vacuum.
Everything we know about floor care went into the design and
construction of this complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your BISSELL hand vacuum is well made, and we back it with a limited one 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-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 hand vacuum.
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:
Read all
instructions
before using your
HAND VACUUM.
WARNING: To
reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury:
■Do not leave hand vacuum cleaner unattended when it is
plugged in.
■Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing.
■Unplug before attaching the nozzles.
■Do not use on wet surfaces. Do not expose to rain. Store indoors..
■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 hand 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 use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids,
such as gasoline, or use in aresa where they may be
present.
■ Do not use hand 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 toxic material (chlorine bleach, ammonia,
drain cleaner, 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 surfaces.
■ Always connect a properly grounded outlet; see grounding
instructions.
■ Do not use an extension cord with this product.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be connected to
a grounded wiring system. If it should
malfunction or break down, grounding
provides a safe path of least resistance
for electrical current, reducing the risk of
electrical shock. The cord for this appliance has an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. It must only
be plugged into an outlet that is properly
installed and grounded in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances.
Grounded
Outlets
Grounding Pin
WARNING:
Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk
of electrical shock. Check with a qualified
electrician or service person if you aren’t
sure if the outlet is properly grounded.
DO NOT MODIFY THE PLUG. If it will
not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician. This
appliance is designed for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit, and has a grounding
attachment plug that looks like the plug in
the drawing above. Make certain that the
appliance is connected to an outlet having the same configuration as the plug.
No plug adapter should be used with this
appliance.
This model is for household use only.
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Product view
Handle
Power Switch
Dirt Container
Release Latch
Dirt Container
Nozzle
Release
Button
18ft. Power Cord
with Cord Wrap
System
Flexible
Rubber
Contour
Nozzle
Exhaust
Filter
Filter Screen
Filter Assembly
Flex Hose
Crevice Tool
Operations
Wide Mouth
Tool
Hose Adapter
Nozzle
Power switch
The power switch is located on the
end of the curved handle.
To turn hand vacuum ON ( I ), press up.
To turn hand vacuum OFF ( 0 ), press down.
Cleaning with flexible rubber contour nozzle
The Auto-Mate comes with the rubber
contour nozzle already attached. This
attachment is great for vacuuming up
pet hair, grabbing debris from sides and
backs of car seats, and many other uses
Cleaning with hose attachment and tools
1. Turn hand vacuum OFF (O).
2. Remove flexible rubber nozzle by pressing
down on round nozzle release button.
3. Replace with hose adapter nozzle by lining up
the bottom of nozzle to the bottom of the dirt
container. Pivot upwards to snap into place.
4. Make sure the nozzle has snapped
securely into place before using.
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Operations
5. Attach the flexible hose to the hose adapter
nozzle. Choose the tool appropriate for your
cleaning job and attach to the end of the hose.
5.
Emptying the dirt container
Empty the dirt container after each
use. A full dirt container may reduce
suction or performance of vacuum.
1. Turn hand vacuum OFF (O)
2. Unplug hand vacuum from electrical outlet.
3. Press dirt container release latch down
to disconnect dirt container and filter
assembly from the unit.
4. Remove filter by grasping tabs on both sides
of filter frame and pulling away from the dirt
container. For best results, periodically tap filter assembly against trash can to remove dirt
that has collected on the screen and filter.
5. Empty dirt into trash can.
6. Replace filter assembly by aligning side
labeled “TOP” into top of dirt container.
Grasp filter tabs and press firmly to ensure
filter assembly is secure in dirt container.
NOTE: Make sure side of filter
assembly labeled "TOP" faces
outward when inserting filter
assembly into dirt container.
7. Reattach dirt container to unit by aligning
bottom of dirt container to bottom of unit.
Pivot upwards and snap into place. Use
one hand to hold the unit and use the other
hand to clip the dirt container securely in
place.Cleaning the filter and screen
ATTENTION:
For best performance, dirt
container and filter assembly
should be cleaned after
every use.
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7.
Maintenance and care
Cleaning the filter and screen
1. Turn hand vacuum OFF (O).
2. Unplug hand vacuum from electrical outlet.
3. Press dirt container release latch down to
disconnect dirt container and filter assembly
from the unit.
4. Remove filter by grasping tabs on both sides
of filter frame and pulling away from
the dirt container.
5. Separate filter assembly by grasping tabs
on both sides of assembly and pull. For best
results, periodically tap filter and screen
against trash can to remove dirt that has
collected on the screen and filter.
4.
5.
5a.
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Maintenance and care
6. Reconnect filter and screen by aligning
rectangular tab on filter with insert on
screen. Press together to ensure assembly
is secure.
7. See page 5 to reattach dirt container.
NOTE: Dirt container and screen may
be rinsed with cold water. Ensure
both are dry before reinserting.
Do not wash or rinse pleated filter.
5.
5a.
Storage/Cord wrap system
A wrap is always attached to the cord
for quick and easy storage.
1. To store the unit, turn hand vacuum OFF (O).
2. Unplug hand vacuum from electrical outlet.
3. Bundle cord, using wrap that is located
on cord, to store.
6.
Nozzle and tools Maintenance
Keep nozzle and tools clean and free
of debris by wiping nozzle and tools
clean with damp cloth
Troubleshooting
Insert
Tab
Hand vacuum won’t turn on
Possible causes
1. Power cord not plugged in
2. Blown fuse/tripped breaker in home
Remedies
1. Check electrical plug
2. Check/replace fuse or reset breaker
Hand Vacuum won’t pick up or low suction
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Dirt container not installed properly
1.
2. Dirt container is full
2.
3. Filter or screen is dirty
3.
4. Nozzle or hose is clogged with debris
4.
Check assembly of dirt container making
sure it is securely in place
Empty dirt container and reattach
See instructions above. Replace filter if needed
Remove hose and tool and remove debris
Other maintenance or service not included in the manual should be
performed by an authorized service representative.
Thank you for selecting a BISSELL product.
Please do not return this product to the store.
For any questions or concerns, BISSELL is happy to be
of service. Contact us directly at 1-800-237-7691.
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Replacement parts
Item Part No.
Part Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
Filter Assembly
Flexible Rubber Contour Nozzle
Flex Hose
Crevice Tool
Wide Mouth Tool
Hose Adapter Nozzle
1
97D5
203-1454
203-1458
203-1456
203-1455
203-1457
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3
4
5
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BISSELL consumer services
For information about repairs or replacement parts, or questions about your warranty, call:
BISSELL Consumer Services
1-800-237-7691
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. — 10 p.m. ET
Saturday 9 a.m. — 8 p.m. ET
Or write:
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
PO Box 3606
Grand Rapids MI 49501
ATTN: Consumer Services
Or visit the BISSELL website - www.bissell.com
When contacting BISSELL, have model number of cleaner available.
Please record your Model Number: ___________________
Please record your Purchase Date: ___________________
NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It
provides proof of purchase date in the event of a
warranty claim. See Warranty on page 8 for details.
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Warranty - BISSELL Auto-Mate
TM
Corded Hand Vacuum
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may
vary from state to state. If you need additional instruction regarding this warranty or have
questions regarding what it may cover, please contact BISSELL Consumer Services by E-mail,
telephone, or regular mail as described below.
Limited One Year Warranty
Subject to the *EXCEPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS identified below, upon receipt of the product
BISSELL Homecare, Inc. will repair or replace (with new or remanufactured components or
products), at BISSELL’s option, free of charge from the date of purchase by the original
purchaser, for one year any defective or malfunctioning part.
See information below on "If your BISSELL product should require service".
This warranty applies to product used for personal, and not commercial or rental service. This
warranty does not apply to fans or routine maintenance components such as filters, belts, or
brushes. Damage or malfunction caused by negligence, abuse, neglect, unauthorized repair, or any
other use not in accordance with the User's Guide is not covered.
If your BISSELL product should require service:
Contact BISSELL Consumer Services to locate a BISSELL Authorized Service Center in your area.
If you need information about repairs or replacement parts, or if you have questions about
your warranty, contact BISSELL Consumer Services.
Website or E-mail:
www.bissell.com
Use the “Customer Support” tab.
Or Call:
BISSELL Consumer Services
1-800-237-7691
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. ET
Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET
Or Write:
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
PO Box 3606
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
ATTN: Consumer Services
BISSELL HOMECARE, INC. IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
OF ANY NATURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT. BISSELL’S LIABILITY WILL NOT
EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
*EXCEPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS FROM THE TERMS OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER
WARRANTIES EITHER ORAL OR WRITTEN. ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES WHICH MAY ARISE BY OPERATION OF LAW,
INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO THE
ONE YEAR DURATION FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE AS
DESCRIBED ABOVE.
©2011 BISSELL Homecare, Inc
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
Grand Rapids, Michigan
warranty last so the above limitation may not apply to you.
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