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USER'S GUIDE
53Y8, 75Q3 SERIES
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Thank You
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
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Assembly
5-6
Operations
6-9
Maintenance and Care
9-10
Troubleshooting
10
Replacement Parts
11
Warranty
12
Product Registration
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Consumer Care
Thanks for buying a BISSELL Lift-Off
®
Floors & More Pet 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-tech
home cleaning system.
Your BISSELL vacuum is well made, and we back it with a limited one
year 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-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 vacuum.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
Chairman & CEO
DETACHABLE INNOVATION
Complete Line of BISSELL Lift-Off ® Products
Lift-Off®
Lift-Off®
Multi Cyclonic Floors & More
Vacuum Cordless Stick Vacuum
For more information visit www.bissell.com
Lift-Off®
Steam Mop
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Lift-Off®
Deep Cleaner
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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
VACUUM.
WARNING: To
reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury:
■Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
■Do not allow to be used 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 charger, including charger
plug and charger terminal with wet hands.
■Do not charge the unit outdoors.
■Use only the charger supplied by the
manufacturer to recharge.
■Do not incinerate the appliance even if
it severely damaged. The batteries can
explode in a fire.
■Do not put any object into opening.
■Do not use with any opening blocked.
■ Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair and
anything that may reduce airflow.
■ Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all
parts of body away from openings and
moving parts.
■ 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.
■ Always turn off this appliance before connecting or disconnecting the motorized
nozzle.
■ 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 cup or filters in
place.
■ Use only on dry, indoor surfaces.
■ Keep appliance on a level surface.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE USE
This model is for household use only.
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Product view
Power/Brush roll
On/Off
2-Way Folding
Handle Release
Hand Vacuum
Release
Charging Light
Indicator
Dirt Cup Release
Filter
Charging Adapter Plug
caution:
Do not plug in your vacuum
cleaner until you are familiar
with all instructions and
operating procedures.
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Detachable
Hand
Vacuum
Dirt Container
Integrated
Crevice Tool
Pet Hair
Nozzle
Swivel Head
Pet Hair Lint
Strip
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Assembly
No tools are required for assembly; simply insert
foot into body of unit until you hear a click.
Charging
Before charging, make sure unit is in the
OFF position.
1. Insert the charging adapter plug into the
charging port on the back of the unit.
2. Plug the adapter into the wall outlet. The red
indicator light will illuminate and remain on
when plugged into wall outlet. Charge the
unit completely for 24 hours prior to first use.
Note: The adapter may become
warm during charging – this is normal.
1.
3. When the unit is fully discharged, approximately 16 hours of charging is required
for the battery to regain full capacity.
Operations
Power switch
The power switch is located on the top of
the handle. Settings include:
(O) = OFF
(I) = Suction ON
(BRUSH) = Suction and Brush ON
Using your stick vacuum
1. Push power switch on to desired setting.
2. Easily clean hard floors, low pile carpet,
and area rugs.
3. When finished cleaning, turn power
switch to OFF (O) position.
2-way folding handle
1.
For cleaning under couches, beds and other
hard to reach areas.
1. To release, push button located under
power switch to bend handle forward for
cleaning under furniture.
2-Way Folding
Handle Release
2. For space saving storage, push button to
bend handle backward.
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Operations
Cleaning with the detachable hand vac
1. Remove hand vac by pressing the release
button.
1.
2.
2. Power switch is located under handle and
should be depressed while cleaning is taking place.
Power Switch
3. Easily clean messes on furniture, stairs,
and other hard to reach areas. The Pet
Hair Nozzle is designed to attract and
pull pet hair and dirt from upholstery and
carpet.
4.
4. To access the integrated crevice tool, pull
on tab on front of nozzle. Listen for click to
know crevice tool is ready to use.
5. When done cleaning, simply push crevice
tool back into unit.
Maintenance and care
To maintain maximum cleaning performance, the
following maintenance steps must be performed:
Emptying the dirt cup
Dirt cup should be emptied before
debris reaches the FULL line on cup.
1. Turn power OFF (O) and remove hand
vacuum from unit, as directed in step 1
"Cleaning with the detachable hand vac".
2.
3.
2. Hold hand vacuum vertically and depress
the release button to release dirt container.
3. Gently pull dirt container away from the
hand vacuum grip and remove the filter.
Empty dirt into waste container.
4. Replace filter back into the dirt container
and attach dirt container to hand vacuum
until it snaps securely in place.
Cleaning or Replacing the filter
The key to maximum performance is having a
clean filter. Cleaning the filter after each use will
help your vacuum operate at peak efficiency.
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Maintenance and care
Cleaning or Replacing the filter continued
Use only genuine BISSELL replacement
filters in your BISSELL vacuum. To purchase
visit WWW.BISSELL.COM or call 1-800237-7691.
To clean filter:
1. Turn power OFF (O).
2. Remove the dirt container from the hand
vacuum, as directed in step 1 "Emptying
the dirt cup" on page 6.
3. Remove filter and tap firmly against the
3.
inside of a waste container, removing
any visible dirt.
4.
4. Replace filter back into the dirt container
and attach dirt container to hand
vacuum until it snaps securely in place.
NOTE: After heavy usage, you may
clean the filter by washing it gently
by hand in warm water and mild
dish detergent. Rinse thoroughly
and make certain it is completely
dry before replacing it.
Brush roll and brush roll belt maintenance
The brush roll may accumulate debris
such as strings, hair and fibers. This type
of debris can wrap around the brush and
diminish its ability to clean effectively.
To remove brush roll for cleaning:
1. Turn power OFF (O). Remove foot
assembly from unit and turn over to
access the brush roll.
2.
2. Remove three Phillips head screws to
remove the belt cover.
3. To remove brush roll, pull on the brush
near the belt side. Clean off hair or
other debris from brush roll.
4. Place cleaned brush roll back into foot
of unit by aligning the non-belt side so
it's seated in the nozzle.
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5. Pivot the brush roll so the belt end slides
into the slot in the nozzle.
6. Replace the belt cover and secure with
three screws. Attach foot assembly
on unit.
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Maintenance and care
Brush roll and brush roll belt maintenance continued
Brush roll reset:
If larger debris becomes lodged in the foot of the
unit and the brush roll shuts off, turn the unit off
and remove the obstruction. Wait approximately
15 seconds for the motor to cool down before
turning back on. Brush will function again after
allowing time to cool down.
Brush roll belt replacement:
If the brush roll belt should break, call
1-800-237-7691 or visit WWW.BISSELL.COM
to purchase replacement belt.
Replacement instructions:
1. Turn power OFF (O). Remove foot
assembly from unit and turn over to access
the brush roll belt.
2.
2. Remove three Phillips head screws to
remove the belt cover.
3. Locate broken belt.
4. Replace belt.
5. Place brush roll back into foot of unit.
6. Replace the belt cover and secure with
3.
three screws.
7. Attach foot assembly on unit.
Disposal of batteries
WARNING:
This product contains Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable
batteries. According to Federal and State regulations, removal
and proper disposal of NiMH batteries is required. For removal
of the batteries in your Lift-Off Floor & More stick vacuum see
instructions below.
If your Lift-Off Floors & More stick vacuum
is to be disposed of, the batteries should be
removed and disposed of properly.
1. IMPORTANT: Unplug Charger.
TM
3.
2. Remove hand vac from unit and remove
dirt cup from handle.
3. Remove (5) Phillips head screws on the
handle and cover.
5 screws
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Maintenance and care
Disposal of batteries continued
4. Separate left and right cover.
5. Remove the entire battery assembly from
the cover.
6. Remove (3) Phillips head screws between
the motor and battery bracket.
7. Pull the motor, PCB, fuse, and inner wire
through the middle of the battery bracket,
separating the battery bracket and single
battery from the motor, PCB, and inner wire.
8. Cut wires from the PCB and fuse to the
battery bracket.
9. Keep Battery Pack together – DO NOT
separate individual batteries. For specific
disposal instructions of batteries, please
contact RBRC (Rechargeable Battery
Recycling Corporation) 1-800-822-8837
or visit www.rbrc.com.
10.Discard remainder of product
CAUTION: Disconnecting the battery will
destroy the appliance and void the warranty.
Troubleshooting
Vacuum won’t turn on
Possible causes
1. Battery isn’t fully charged
Remedies
1. Charge battery. Follow charging battery instructions on page 5
Brush roll not turning
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Brush roll is jammed
1. Remove obstruction. Follow instructions on pages 7 and 8
2. Brush roll needs to be reset
2. Follow instructions on page 8
3. Broken brush roll belt
3. Follow instructions on page 8
Vacuum cleaner has low suction
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Dirt container is full
1. Empty dirt container. Follow instructions on page 6
2. Dirt container is not installed properly
2. Position container correctly and snap firmly into place
3. Foot is loose
3. Make sure foot is fully inserted into body of unit
4. Filters need cleaning
4. Follow filter instructions on page 7
5. Filters need replacing
5. Visit www.bissell.com or call 1-800-237-7691 to order
replacement filters.
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Troubleshooting
Visible dirt escaping from vacuum
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Dirt container is full of debris
1. Empty dirt container. Follow instructions on page 6
2. Filter is missing or installed incorrectly
2. Check filter for correct installation. Follow instructions on
page 7
3. Dirt container installed incorrectly
3. Position container correctly and snap firmly into place
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.
Replacement parts – BISSELL vacuum
You may purchase parts by calling BISSELL Consumer Care or by visiting our
website. Below is a list of common replacement parts.
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Part No.
52H6 160-0689
203-1685
203-1687
203-1624
203-1607
203-1608
160-0907
160-0906
1
2
7
8/9
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Part Name
Filter assembly – set of 2
Charging Adapter Plug
Foot Assembly – Refined Bronze, 53Y8-1
Foot Assembly – Red Berends, 75Q3-T
Dirt Cup Assembly
Brush roll belt
Brush roll
Hand Vac Assembly – Refined Bronze, 10.8V
Hand Vac Assembly – Red Berends, 12.0V
3/4
5
6
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Warranty – BISSELL Lift-Off Floors & More Pet Stick 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 Care 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 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 Care 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 Care.
Website or E-mail:
www.bissell.com
Use the “Consumer Care” tab.
Or Call:
BISSELL Consumer Care
1-800-237-7691
Monday - Friday 8 am - 10 pm ET
Saturday 9 am - 8 pm ET
Sunday 10 am - 7 pm ET
Or Write:
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
PO Box 3606
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
ATTN: Consumer Care
BISSELL 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 last so the above limitation
may not apply to you.
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Monday - Friday 8 am — 10 pm ET
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Or write:
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
PO Box 3606
Grand Rapids MI 49501
ATTN: Consumer Care
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NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It
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warranty claim. See Warranty on page 11 for details.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
All rights reserved. Printed in China
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Rev 01/13
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