OptiClean™
USER’S GUIDE
66T6 SERIES
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
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Assembly
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Operations
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Maintenance and Care
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Troubleshooting
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Consumer Services
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Replacement Parts
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Warranty
Thanks for buying a BISSELL OptiClean™ Cyclonic Bagless Canister Vacuum
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL OptiClean cyclonic bagless canister
vacuum. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and
construction of this complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your BISSELL canister 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 canister vacuum .
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
President and Chief Executive Officer
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic
precautions should be observed, including
the following:
■ Do not pick up toxic material (chlorine bleach,
Read all instructions
before using your
CANISTER VACUUM.
given off by oil base paint, paint thinner, some moth
proofing substances, flammable dust, or other
explosive or toxic vapors.
■ Do not use for any purpose other than described in
this User’s Guide.
■ Always turn off this appliance before connecting or
disconnecting vacuum hose.
■ Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
■ Use only on dry, indoor surfaces.
■ Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair, etc.
■ Keep appliance on a level surface.
■ Turn off all controls before plugging or
unplugging cleaner.
■ Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.
■ Close attention is necessary when used by or
near children.
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 leave cleaner when it is plugged in.
■ Unplug from outlet when not in use and before
servicing.
■ Do not use with damaged cord or plug.
■ To unplug grasp plug not cord.
■ Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle,
close door on cord, pull cord around sharp corners,
run cleaner over cord, or expose cord to heated
surfaces.
■ Hold plug when rewinding the cord onto the reel.
Do not allow the plug to whip when rewinding.
■ Do not use cleaner if it has been dropped, damaged,
left outdoors or dropped into water. Have it repaired
at an Authorized Service Center.
■ Do not allow children to use as a toy.
■ Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
■ Do not handle cleaner or plug with wet hands.
■ Do not put any object into openings, use with
blocked opening, or restrict air flow.
■ Do not use without filters in place.
■ Do not allow hair, loose clothing, fingers or
body parts to get near openings or floor brush in
the appliance.
■ Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches
or any hot, smoking, or burning objects.
■ Do not pick up hard or sharp objects such as glass,
nails, screws, coins, etc.
■ Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials
(lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.) or use in the
presence of explosive liquids or vapor.
■ Do not unplug by pulling on cord.
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ammonia, drain cleaner, etc.).
■ Do not use in an enclosed space filled with vapors
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
Handle
Air Flow Regulator
Flex Hose
Carry
Handle
Swivel Hose
Telescoping Extension Wand
Easy Empty
Dirt Cup
Clean Filter
Indicator
Power
Button
Brush Switch
Automatic
Cord Rewind
Button
Post-Motor HEPA
Media Filter
Variable Suction
Power Control
Multi-Surface
Floor Nozzle
Upholstery Tool
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Crevice Tool
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Dusting Brush
Attachment
CAUTION:
Do not plug in your
vacuum until you
are familiar with all
instructions and
operating procedures.
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Assembling your vacuum
1.
Connect swivel hose by squeezing both locking
buttons and inserting it into the suction opening on
the canister. Once the swivel hose is inserted in the
suction opening, release the locking buttons.
2.
Connect telescoping extension wand to the handle
end of the flex hose. Twist slightly to tighten.
3.
Connect floor nozzle to the end of the telescoping
extension wand. Twist slightly to tighten.
Warning:
Plastic film can be dangerous.
To avoid danger of suffocation,
keep away from babies and
children.
4.Once assembled, you can store your
vacuum in one of two positions:
A. Storing in the in-use position:
1.To store with the floor nozzle attached,
insert the storage clip (located on the
back of the floor nozzle) into the
storage slot on the rear of the vacuum.
2.To store without the floor nozzle
attached, insert the storage clip (located
on the bottom of the telescoping
extension wand) into the storage slot on
the rear of the vacuum.
B.
Storing in the upright position:
1.To store with the floor nozzle attached,
stand the vacuum in the upright position
and insert the storage clip (located on the
back of the floor nozzle) into the storage
slot on the bottom of the vacuum.
3.
A1.
2.To store without the floor nozzle attached,
stand the vacuum in the upright position
and insert the storage clip (located on
the bottom of the telescoping extension
wand) into the storage slot on the bottom
of the vacuum.
B1.
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2.
1.
Storing in the in-use position
A2.
Storing in the upright position
B2.
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Operations
Power cord
The power cord is located at the rear of the
vacuum. Gently pull out the power cord,
watching for the yellow line. Stop pulling the
power cord once the yellow line is visible.
There is also a red line, which indicates the
end of the usable cord. Do not pull the power
cord out beyond the red line.
Automatic
Cord Rewind
Button
Automatic cord rewind
Your vacuum is equipped with an automatic
cord rewind. When cleaning is finished, press
the power button OFF ( ) and grasp the plug
to disconnect from the electrical outlet. Hold
the plug and press the automatic cord rewind
button to rewind the cord automatically.
CAUTION:
Be careful to avoid
Power button
Turn the power on or off by pressing lightly
downward on the power button ( ).
caution:
injury as cord retracts
very quickly.
Power Button
Before using your vacuum,
make sure that the dirt cup
and all filters are in place.
Do not operate your vacuum
without the dirt cup and
filters.
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Operations
Special tools
Tip:
Your BISSELL OptiClean is not only a
powerful carpet and rug vacuum cleaner, it’s
Before cleaning under
also a versatile bare floor vacuum cleaner and
low furniture, check
area first for objects
above floor vacuum cleaner when you select
that might harm the
one of the special tools.
unit or block the hose.
Floor nozzle:
Use to vacuum carpets, rugs and bare floors.
1.
Swivel head turns to get into tight spaces
and fits under cabinets.
1.
2.
To vacuum carpets and rugs, push the brush
switch to the carpet position
. This
will pull the brushes up into the floor nozzle.
To vacuum bare floors, push the brush
switch to the bare floor position
.
This will extend the brushes down from the
floor nozzle.
Brush Up
Brush Down
2.
Upholstery tool:
Use the upholstery tool to clean curtains,
draperies, cushions and fabrics.
Dusting brush attachment:
Attach the dusting brush attachment to the
upholstery tool to dust furniture, blinds, books,
lamps, shelves and baseboards.
Crevice tool:
Use the crevice tool in tight, narrow spaces.
Tip:
Use the air flow regulator to
reduce air flow as needed
when using the tools.
Tip:
Hair, string and small objects
can block the hose and tools.
Check them occasionally for
obstructions.
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Operations
Variable suction power control
The variable suction power control is located
on the back of the vacuum. Turn the control
toward the larger dots for maximum suction.
Turn the control toward the smaller dots to
minimize suction for lightly soiled areas or
delicate fabrics.
Air flow regulator
Open the air flow regulator by sliding the
regulator back towards the handle to an open
position to reduce suction for delicate fabrics.
Close the air flow regulator by sliding the regulator
down to the closed position for full suction.
Clean filter indicator
The clean filter indicator is located between the
power button and the automatic cord rewind
button. It will monitor your air flow and let you
know when it is time to clean or replace your
filters. If the indicator turns orange while you
are vacuuming, your filters need to be cleaned
or replaced. If the indicator remains orange,
even after cleaning or replacing your filters,
turn the vacuum off and check for a clog in the
hose or tools.
Clean Filter Indicator
Note: The indicator may turn orange when
using the tools due to the restricted airflow.
This does not necessarily mean that the
filters need to be cleaned or replaced. If the
indicator does not turn off once the tool is
removed, check for a clog in the hose/tools
or clean or replace your filters.
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Maintenance and care
Emptying the dirt cup
1.
Turn vacuum OFF ( ). Unplug the vacuum
from electrical outlet.
2.
Open the dirt cup compartment by lifting up
the door latch on the front of the vacuum.
3.
Lift the dirt cup assembly out from the vacuum.
4.
Remove the top cover from the dirt cup
assembly by unfastening the latch, raising the
front edge and removing the top cover from
of the rear hinges. Set the top cover aside.
5.
Empty the dirt into a garbage container.
6.
To reattach the top cover on the dirt cup,
align the slots on the top cover with the
hinges on the dirt cup and rotate the front
cover down to the closed position. Then
fasten the latch.
7.
Place the dirt cup back into the vacuum.
8.
Close dirt cup compartment door and press
down gently until it locks into place.
NOTE: The compartment door will not close
without the dirt cup in place.
2.
4b.
4a.
6.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of
electric shock, turn
power switch OFF and
disconnect plug from
electrical outlet before
performing maintenance
or troubleshooting
checks.
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Maintenance and care
Cleaning the pre-motor filter
The pre-motor filter protects the motor from
dirt and dust particles.
1.
Turn vacuum OFF ( ). Unplug the vacuum
from electrical outlet.
2.
Open the dirt cup compartment by lifting up
the door latch on the front of the vacuum.
Lift out the dirt cup.
3.
Remove the filter frame from the filter
holder by grasping the lip of the frame and
pulling up.
4.
Remove the filter from the filter frame and
clean by hand washing in warm water. A mild
detergent can be used if desired. Allow the
filter to air dry thoroughly before replacing.
5.
Place the filter back into the filter frame and
replace back into the filter holder.
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.
Washable PreMotor Filter
3.
NOTE: The filter frame should be placed so
the protective frame is visible.
Tip:
6.
Place the dirt cup back into the dirt cup
compartment.
For maximum cleaning performance,
check the filters often and clean or
replace if necessary.
7.
Close dirt cup compartment door and press
down gently until it locks into place.
WARNING:
Do not operate cleaner
with damp or wet
filters or without all
filters in place.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of
electric shock, turn
power switch OFF and
disconnect plug from
electrical outlet before
performing maintenance
or troubleshooting
checks.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the post-motor HEPA media filter
The post-motor HEPA media filter assists in
the filtration process to return clean air to
the room.
1.
Turn vacuum OFF ( ). Unplug the vacuum
from electrical outlet.
2.
Remove the filter door (located on the back
of the vacuum) by pulling down on the filter
door and pulling it toward you.
3.
Remove the post-motor HEPA media filter by
grasping the lip of the filter frame and
pulling out toward you.
4.
Replace the post-motor HEPA media filter
with a new filter.
NOTE: The post-motor filter is a white,
pleated HEPA media filter. This filter is NOT
washable and must be replaced when it
becomes dirty.
5.
2.
3.
Post-Motor
HEPA Media Filter
Replace the filter door by inserting the two
tabs at the bottom of the filter door, pushing
down on the bottom of the filter door and
pushing it back into the vacuum. Be sure the
top tabs are secured.
Replacing the dirt cup HEPA media filter & cleaning the foam filter
IMPORTANT: Make sure the dirt cup is
empty before you replace or clean these
filters.
1.
To remove the dirt cup HEPA media filter, pull
down on the front snap.
2.
Remove and replace as necessary.
1.
NOTE: The dirt cup HEPA media filter is a
white, pleated HEPA media filter. This filter
is NOT washable and must be replaced
when it becomes dirty.
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Maintenance and care
Replacing the dirt cup HEPA media & cleaning the foam filter continued
3.
The dirt cup foam filter is located between
the bottom of the dirt cup and the HEPA
media filter. Once the HEPA media filter has
been removed, the foam filter can then be
removed and cleaned or replaced as needed.
To clean the foam filter, wash with warm
water and a mild detergent. Be sure to air
dry completely before replacing this filter
back in the dirt cup.
4.
To re-install the filters in the dirt cup, turn
dirt cup upside down and replace the foam
filter. Then replace the HEPA media filter by
inserting the tabs on the back of the filter
into the slots on the bottom of the dirt cup
and snap the filter back into place.
3.
4.
Clearing clogs from the dirt cup
1.
To clear clogs from the dirt cup, remove the
top cover and set aside.
2.
3.
Empty the dirt into a garbage container.
Reach down into the dirt cup cyclone
chamber to clear any dirt or debris from the
cyclone and empty into a garbage container.
Remove the dirt cup, HEPA media filter and
foam filters and set aside.
3.
Remove any dirt or debris from the cyclone
chamber opening.
If the holes in the cyclone appear to be
clogged, place the cyclone chamber opening
underneath running water and allow water
to run through the holes in the cyclone to
clear any clogs. Be sure to allow the entire
dirt cup assembly to dry completely before
replacing the dirt cup, HEPA media filter and
foam filters.
5.
4.
5.
6.
Cyclone
Chamber
Opening
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Troubleshooting
Vacuum cleaner won’t run
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric shock,
turn power OFF and disconnect
plug from electrical outlet before
performing maintenance or
troubleshooting.
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Vacuum cleaner is not plugged in
1. Check electrical plug
2. Power button is not pressed down
2. Press power button down
Vacuum cleaner won’t pick up or low suction
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Tools, flex hose and/or telescoping extension wand are blocked
1. Remove each part and check for blockages
2. Filters are dirty
2. Check and clean or replace all filters
3. Dirt cup is full
3. Empty dirt cup
4. Swivel hose not securely attached to suction opening 4. Make sure swivel hose is locked into
suction opening
5. Crack or hole in flex hose
5. Check hose and replace if needed
6. Air flow regulator or variable suction power
control is set to open or minimum setting
6. Change to closed or maximum setting
Visible dust escaping from vacuum
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Dirt cup is full
1. Empty dirt cup
2. Filters missing or installed incorrectly
2. Check all filters for correct installation
3. Filters are dirty
3. Check and clean or replace all filters
4. Flex hose is blocked
4. Remove hose and check for
blockages
5. Swivel hose not securely attached to suction opening
5. Make sure swivel hose is locked into
suction opening
6. Crack or hole in flex hose
6. Check hose and replace if needed
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, please
contact BISSELL Consumer Services at 1-800-237-7691.
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BISSELL Consumer Services
BISSELL Consumer Services
1-800-237-7691
Monday - Friday
Saturday
8 a.m. — 10 p.m. ET
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 16 for details.
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Replacement parts - BISSELL OptiClean
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Part No.
203-7289
203-7259
203-7258
203-7260
203-7261
203-7267
203-7257
203-7256
203-7265
203-7266
203-7264
Part Name
Dirt Cup Assembly
Dirt Cup HEPA Media Filter
Dirt Cup Foam Filter
Pre-Motor Filter
Post-Motor HEPA Media Filter
Floor Nozzle
Flexible Hose with Handle
Telescoping Extension Wand
Upholstery Brush
Dusting Brush Attachment
Crevice Tool
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2
3
4
5
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8
9
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Warranty - BISSELL OptiClean
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 Services” 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.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation may not apply to you.
©2009 BISSELL Homecare, Inc
Grand Rapids, Michigan
All rights reserved. Printed in Korea
Part Number 110-4121
Rev 5/09
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