U S E R ’ S
G U I D E
5200 Flip-!t &
7340 Flip-!t Select Series
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Thanks
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Consumer Services
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
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Features / Assembly
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Operation
9-10 Clean-Up Storage
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Troubleshooting
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Replacement Parts
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About Your Warranty
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Thanks for buying a BISSELL Flip-It
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Flip-It or Flip-It Select. Everything we
know about floor care went into the design and construction of this
complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your Flip-It 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 Flip-It .
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Thanks for buying a BISSELL Flip-It (5200), or Flip-It Select (7340)
For information about repairs or replacement parts, or questions about your warranty, call:
BISSELL Consumer Services
1-800-237-7691
Monday - Friday
Saturday
8 a.m. — 10 p.m. EST
9 a.m. — 8 p.m. EST
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 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 in the event
of a warranty claim. See "About Your Warranty" on page 12 for details.
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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 FLIP-IT®
WARNING: To reduce the risk
of fire, electric shock, or injury:
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Use indoors only.
Do not leave FLIP-IT® when it is plugged in.
Do not service FLIP-IT® when it is plugged in.
Do not use with damaged cord or plug.
Do not use FLIP-IT® if it 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 door on cord, pull cord around sharp corners
or edges, run appliance over cord, or expose cord to
heated surfaces.
Do not carry the appliance while in use.
Do not handle FLIP-IT® plug or appliance with
wet hands.
Do not put any object into appliance openings, use
with blocked opening, or restrict air flow.
Do not expose hair, loose clothing, fingers or body
parts to openings or moving parts.
Do not pick up hot or burning objects.
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 use appliance 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, gasoline, etc.).
Do not allow to be used as a toy.
Do not use for any purpose other than
described in this User’s Guide.
Connect to a properly grounded outlet only
See Grounding Instructions.
Unplug from outlet when not in use and before conducting maintenance or trouble shooting.
Do not unplug by pulling on cord.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
Use only cleaning products formulated by BISSELL for
use in this appliance to prevent internal component
damage. See Cleaning Fluid Section of the manual.
Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair, etc.
Keep appliance on a level surface.
Turn off all controls before unplugging.
Unplug by grasping the plug, not the cord.
Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.
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■ Do not use without filter in place.
■ Close attention is necessary when used by or near
children
WARNING The Power Cord of this unit contains
chemicals, including lead, known in the state of
California to cause birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
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 equipment-grounding
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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Spray
Trigger
Cord
Clip
Carry
Handle
Quick Release
Cord Wrap
Power
Cord
On/Off
Switch
Built-in
Heater
(On Select Models)
Heater
Indicator
Light
(On Select
Models)
Clean
Tank
Pleated
Filter
Dirty
Tank
Removable
Gentle Clean™
Brush & Pad
Wet Vacuum
Suction Path
Removable
Wet Clean™
Nozzle
NOTE: Model 7340
shown with Heater
Dry Vacuum
Suction Path
CAUTION:
Accessories:
Keep plenty of genuine
BISSELL Advanced Cleaning
Formulas on hand so you
can clean whenever it fits
your schedule. Always
use genuine BISSELL deep
cleaning formulas. NonBISSELL cleaning solutions
may harm the machine and
void the warranty.
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Do not over wet the floor. Apply
solution by depressing the trigger on the forward stroke only
and release the trigger on the rearward stroke. Over wetting
the floor surface may cause delamination of certain laminated
flooring materials.
Gentle Clean™
Pad Card
Gentle Clean™
Brush Card
Gentle Clean™
Pads (2 pack)
Replacement
Pack (Gentle
Clean™ Pads & 1
Pleated Filter)
32 oz.
Hard Floor
Solutions™
32 oz.
Wood Floor
Solutions™
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Special Features of Your BISSELL Flip-It
Included with the purchase of your Flip It are the
following Specialized Cleaning Accessories…
The Flip-It was designed to give the user the
ability to easily change between the Gentle
Clean™ Brushes and Pads.
1.
WARNING:
Do Not plug in your
cleaner until you have
completely assembled it per
the following instructions
and are familiar with all
instructions and operating
procedures.
The Gentle Clean™ Brush is recommended for
use on Hard Floor surfaces such as tile, vinyl, or
surfaces that have grout or crevices where dirt
and grime collect.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire,
2.
The Gentle Clean™ Pad is intended for use
on more delicate surfaces such as sealed
hardwood, laminates or vinyl.
3.
The Pleated Filter, located in the lid of the Dirty
Tank should be cleaned periodically.
use only BISSELL Hard
and Wood Floor Cleaning
Solutions in your Flip-It. Use
of cleaning formulas which
contain lemon or pine oil may
damage this appliance and
void the warranty. Chemical
spot cleaners or solvent
based soil removers should
not be used. These products
may react with the plastic
materials used in your Flip-It
causing cracking or pitting.
Dry Vacuum and
Wet Cleaning
Built-In Heater
Off
Wet Cleaning using
Built-In Heater
(On 7340 Flip-It Select Models only).
To use the Flip-It select's Built-In Heater, push the
power switch down. The Heat Indicator Light will
come on. Within 25-30 seconds, the flow of water
and solution will be 25°F warmer.
Putting It Together
Assembling your new BISSELL Flip-It is a simple
2 Step Process:
Tip:
With Flip-It Select (7340 model series)
you can choose whether or not you want
to clean with heated water, based on
your flooring type.
NOTE: Remove clean tank from unit first.
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Insert the Handle into the top of the unit, making
sure the Spray Trigger is on the Wet Vacuum side.
Make sure the screw opening in the handle is
aligned with the hole in the housing of the unit.
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2
Insert screw; gently screw in until tight with the
body of the unit.
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How To Use Your Flip-It Hard Floor Cleaner
Tip:
1.
Remove the Clean Tank from the machine.
2.
Unscrew the black cap on the bottom of the
solution tank and remove the insert.
When using a
Dry Gentle Clean™
Pad, you may
want to get it
slightly damp by
squeezing the
trigger to saturate
the pad. This will
aid in the flow of
water and formula
to clean sticky
grime and spots.
3.
Filling the Clean Tank:
Fill with BISSELL Formula to the formula fill line
and fill with water to the Water Line. Replace the
Cap & Insert Assembly. Place the full tank back
into the unit.
Tip:
Inserting The Gentle Clean™ Brush or Pad
The first time you use your unit, the Gentle
Clean™ Pad will be in the unit. Based on
your flooring type and personal
preference, you may want to change
to the Gentle Clean™ Brush. To change
pad or brush, pull out sideways.
Tip:
Use only specially
formulated
BISSELL Hard
Floor and Wood
Floor Solutions
formula.
Non-BISSELL
cleaning formulas
may harm the
machine and void
the warranty.
Cleaning Fluid Section
Keep plenty of genuine BISSELL Hard and Wood
Floor Cleaning Solutions on hand so you can
clean when it fits your schedule. Always use
genuine BISSELL cleaning formulas.
WARNING:
To Reduce the Risk of Fire and
Electric Shock due to internal
component damage, use only
BISSELL cleaning fluids intended
for use with the hard floor cleaner.
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When plugging
the unit in, make
sure to hook the
power cord into
the Cord Clip. This
will help guide the
power cord when
you flip from Dry
to Wet Cleaning.
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32 oz.
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Dry Vacuuming
With the Dry Side of the unit facing forward, turn
the unit on and begin cleaning.
You will see dry dirt, crumbs and debris being
collected in the Dirty Tank. You do not have to
empty the dry debris before wet cleaning.
Flipping From Dry to Wet Cleaning
To change from dry vacuuming to wet cleaning
simply flip the unit around!
The Gentle Clean™ Brush or Pad and Squeegee
will automatically be lowered to effectively clean
and Dry all your Hard Floor Surfaces.
Tip:
To extend the life of your
filter and to maintain
maximum dry suction,
check the filter for lint and
debris frequently
Wet Cleaning/Vacuuming
To begin Wet Cleaning, simply pull the Spray
Trigger. Water and Formula will be dispensed
through the Gentle Clean™ Brush or Pad.
Tip:
On Flip-it Select Models, for heated
cleaning press the switch down to turn
on the Built-In Heater.
Dry Vacuum and
Wet Cleaning
To make sure water and
formula are flowing,
squeeze the Spray Trigger
without the Gentle Clean™
Brush or Pad Inserted. You
should see a light stream
of water and formula dispensed unto the floor.
Off
Wet Cleaning using
Built-In Heater
To maximize the area to be cleaned, it is
recommended that the Spray Trigger is squeezed
on the forward stroke and released on the
reverse stroke.
This will dispense water and formula going
forward and on the pull back, the squeegee
will leave the floor essentially dry and ready
to walk on.
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CAUTION:
Do not over wet the floor. Apply
solution by depressing the
trigger on the forward stroke
only and release the trigger
on the rearward stroke. Over
wetting the floor surface may
cause delamination of certain
laminated flooring materials.
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Dirty Tank Is Full
While Wet Cleaning, you will see dirty water
collected in the Dirty Tank. When the Tank is full,
the white Float in the Dirty Tank will rise to the
top, making a noticeable sound to let you know
it is time to empty the Dirty Tank. Suction will
stop when tank is full of water.
When You're Finished
Emptying The Dirty Tank
Remove the Dirty Tank Lid. Then dump the dirty
water and debris into the sink, toilet, laundry tub
or outside. Rinse the tank out with warm water
and replace it in the unit.
Tip:
While using the Flip-It in the
Wet Cleaning mode, make
sure to listen for the change
in the sound to alert you
when the Dirty Tank is full.
Tip:
If there are large pieces of
debris in the water, you may
not want to empty the tank
into your sink.
Checking The Filter
While the Dirty Tank is out of the unit, remove the
Pleated Filter from the top of the tank. Remove
dirt and debris from the pleats by gently tapping
the filter over the wastebasket or outside.
The Pleated Filter can also be rinsed under water
to clean.
NOTE: If the Pleated Filter is rinsed with
warm water to clean, it is recommended
to leave it out of the unit to air dry before
placing it back in the unit.
Cleaning The Gentle Clean™ Brush or Pad
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock or
injury unplug from outlet
before servicing.
Gentle Clean™Brush
Remove the Brush from the unit and rinse under
warm water.
Gentle Clean™Pad
Remove the Gentle Clean™ Pad Plate from the
unit. Peel the pad from the Pad Plate and toss in
the wash!
Removing Wet Clean Nozzle
Remove the Wet Clean Nozzle by pulling tab on
right and left side of nozzle. Rinse any dirt and
grime off the nozzle under warm tap water.
To replace the Wet Clean Nozzle, insert the 4
tabs along the bottom of the Nozzle Window
and gently snap the Wet Cleaning Nozzle back
into place.
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Storing The Flip-It
Tip:
Your Flip It can be stored Ready-to-Use, by leaving water and formula in the unit. Be sure to
remove wet Gentle Clean™ Pad before storing.
If the Pleated Filter is rinsed
with warm water to clean,
it is recommended to leave
it out of the unit to air dry
before placing it back in
the unit.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock or
injury unplug from outlet
before servicing.
Troubleshooting
Water & Formula are draining out from the clean tank.
Possible Causes
Remedies
1. Clean Tank Black Cap & Valve are not on tight
1. Remove Black Cap & Value
and attach tightly
2. Remove Black Cap & Valve
and make sure it is screwed on
straight and tightly
2. Clean Tank Black Cap & Valve are cross threaded
No suction
Possible Causes
Remedies
1. Filter may be dirty or clogged
1. Remove filter from the Dirty
Tank and clean
2. Wet vacuum nozzle may not be on properly
2. Make sure Wet Vacuum Nozzle is
on tight and snapped into place
3. Tank is full
3. Empty Tank
4. Filter is wet
4. Make sure filter is completely dry
before placing back into the unit.
5. Something is caught and clogging the air path
5. Unplug unit. Remove Wet Clean
Nozzle and insert a blunt object
into the air path to remove any
potential clog.
Water is not flowing
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Possible Causes
Remedies
1. Clean Tank is not inserted properly
1. Remove Tank and reinsert into
the unit
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Replacement parts - BISSELL Flip-It 5200 & Flip-It Select 7340
Item
Part No.
Part Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
203-6705
203-6706
203-6858
203-6707
203-6859
203-6708
203-6860
203-6725
203-6856
203-6711
203-6854
203-6800
203-6714
203-6855
203-6700
203-6701
203-6702
3270
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Filter
Dirty Tank Lid Assembly -Acier Blue
Dirty Tank Lid Assembly -Vulcanic Satin
Dirty Tank -Acier Blue
Dirty Tank -Vulcanic Satin
Wet Vacuum Nozzle -Acier Blue
Wet Vacuum Nozzle -Vulcanic Satin
Clean Tank with Cap -Acier Blue
Clean Tank with Cap -Vulcanic Satin
Handle with Screw -Acier
Handle with Screw -Vulcanic Satin
Cap and Insert Assembly
Cord Wrap - Acier
Cord Wrap-Vulcanic Satin
Gentle Clean™ Brush Card
Gentle Clean™ Pad Card
Gentle Clean™ Pad (2 pack)
Replacement Pack (2 Gentle Clean™ Pads & 1 Pleated Filter)
Wood Floor Solutions
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0484
Hard Floor Solutions
*Not all parts are included with every model.
1
2/3
6/7
4/5
8/9
15
10/11
12
13/14
16
17
18
(2 pack)
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Warranty - BISSELL Flip-It
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.
NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It provides proof of date of purchase in the event
of a warranty claim. See "About Your Warranty" on page 12 for details.
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 TWO YEAR DURATION
FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
©2006 BISSELL Homecare, Inc
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
Grand Rapids, Michigan
All rights reserved. Printed in China
above limitation may not apply to you.
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