Bissell POWEREDGE 81L2 User`s guide

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USER'S GUIDE
81L2 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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Assembly
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Operations
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Maintenance and Care
Troubleshooting
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Replacement Parts
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Warranty
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Consumer Services
Thanks for buying a BISSELL PowerEdge™ Hard Floor Vacuum
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL PowerEdge vacuum. Everything
we know about floor care went into the design and construction of
this complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your BISSELL PowerEdge 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
PowerEdge 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
VACUUM.
WARNING: To
reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury:
■ Do not modify the polarized plug to fit a
non-polarized outlet or extension cord.
■Do not leave vacuum cleaner unattended
when it is plugged in.
■Unplug from outlet when not in use and
before servicing.
■Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
■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 vacuum cleaner or plug with
wet hands.
■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.
■ Turn off all controls before plugging or
unplugging vacuum cleaner.
■ 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.
■ 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 filters in place.
■ Use only on dry, indoor surfaces.
■ Keep appliance on a level surface.
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
Cord Clip
Handle Grip
Upper Handle
Carry Handle
Quick Release
Cord Wrap
Power Switch
Upper Tank
Separator Grill
Long Power
Cord
Dirt Container
Dirt Cup Release
Filter
Foot Release
Latch
Edge
Cleaning
Path
Swivel Head
caution:
Do not plug in your vacuum
Large Suction
Paths
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cleaner until you are familiar with all instructions and
operating procedures.
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Assembly
The PowerEdge is shipped in three pieces:
Upper handle, Body, Foot
No tools are required for assembly.
1. Slide upper handle into body and push
in firmly until handle locks into place.
2. Slide foot onto body of unit until foot
locks into place.
1.
2.
3.
3. Wrap power cord on back of unit.
Operations
Transporting unit
Place unit in upright position and tip
back to roll on rear wheels.
Power
Switch
Power switch
The power switch is located on the top
of the body of unit.
Push switch ON (l) to vacuum and OFF
(O) when cleaning is complete.
How to use your hard floor vacuum
1. Turn quick release cord wrap to remove
power cord; plug into electrical outlet.
1.
2.
2. Lightly press the foot of the vacuum and
pull handle back to detent.
3. Turn power switch to ON (I) position
4. Clean your hard floors, under cabinets,
and easily maneuver around furniture.
To clean along edges, align the end
suction points along the areas you want
to clean.
4.
5. When finished cleaning, turn power
switch to OFF (O) position.
6. To store the unit, return handle to upright
position.
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Maintenance and care
To maintain maximum cleaning performance, the following maintenance steps
must be performed:
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric shock,
turn power switch OFF and disconnect polarized plug from electrical
outlet before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Emptying the dirt container
Dirt container should be emptied before
debris reaches the FULL line.
1. Turn power OFF (O). Unplug unit from
electrical outlet.
2. Grasp the two release buttons on the front
of the dirt container, depress both at same
time and pull container straight out to
remove from vacuum.
3. Empty dirt into garbage can.
Full Line
2.
NOTE: The dirt container may be
washed in warm water with mild
detergent. Make sure it is completely
dry before replacing. DO NOT PUT
IN DISHWASHER.
4. Replace dirt container back in vacuum
until it snaps firmly into place.
4.
NOTE: To ensure full suction
power, make sure dirt container is
thoroughly positioned and locked
into place.
Cleaning the separator grill
1. Unplug unit from electrical outlet.
2.
2. Separator grill can be reached by
removing the dirt container, reaching into
upper tank and turning rim of separator
grill counter-clockwise to unlock.
. Pull
straight down to remove.
3. Separator grill may be wiped clean with
a damp cloth. Air-dry thoroughly before
replacing.
4.
4. Replace separator grill by inserting into
upper tank and turning clockwise until it is
secured in place .
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Maintenance and care
Cleaning or Replacing the filters
Use only genuine BISSELL model number
54A2 replacement filters in your BISSELL
vacuum. To purchase visit:
WWW.BISSELL.COM or
call 1-800-237-7691.
1. Turn power OFF (O). Unplug unit from
electrical outlet.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury
from moving parts and/or
electrical shock, turn Power
Switch OFF and disconnect
polarized plug from electrical
outlet before performing
troubleshooting checks.
2. Remove the dirt container as previously
directed on page 6 and set aside.
3. Grasp the filter cup and lift up and out.
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Rotate top of filter cup to the
position and remove.
3.
unlock
5. Remove filter assembly from cup.
Separate the foam filter from the inner
pleated filter.
6. Foam filter may be washed in warm
water. Mild detergent may be used if
desired. Rinse well and let air dry
thoroughly before replacing.
7. Pleated filter should be tapped firmly
against the inside of a trash can,
removing any visible dirt.
Do not wash the pleated filter.
5.
8.
9.
8. Before replacing filters back into unit, be
sure they are dry and nested back together.
9 . Place filters back into filter cup, replace
cover and twist to lock position, making
sure the dots are aligned.
Replace filter cup back into machine,
insert dirt container and snap firmly into
place.
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caution:
Never operate your PowerEdge
vacuum without the filter in place.
Doing so may damage the motor
and void the warranty.
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Maintenance and care
Clearing Clogs
Low suction or poor pickup may be due
to a clog in the dirt container. If this
occurs, follow these steps to check for
and clear clog.
1. Turn power OFF (O). Unplug unit from
electrical outlet.
2. Remove and empty dirt container as previously directed on page 6. While dirt container is out check upper tank for build up
of clogs.
3. Remove separator grill as instructed on
page 6 and check suction inlet for clog.
4. Check foot for clog in air path.
Brush and wiper maintenance
Regularly check rear angle brush and
front wipers on the underside of the
unit and wipe any debris that has
accumulated with a damp cloth.
Thermal motor protection
An internal thermal protector has been
designed into your cleaner to protect it
from overheating. When the thermal
protector activates, the main vacuum
motor will stop operating. If this
happens, proceed as follows.
1. Turn the cleaner OFF and unplug from
electrical outlet.
2. Check the cleaner for the source of overheating problem (i.e. full dirt cup, dirty
filters or clog).
3. Fix the problem by following the steps in
the maintenance section of the user guide.
4. When the motor cools for approximately
30 minutes, the thermal protector automatically resets and cleaning may continue.
If the cleaner will not turn on or the thermal protector continues to activate, your
cleaner may need servicing. Call BISSELL
Consumer Services or visit the website.
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Troubleshooting
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric
shock, turn power OFF and
disconnect polarized plug from
electrical outlet before performing
maintenance or troubleshooting.
Vacuum cleaner won’t turn on
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Power cord not plugged in
1. Check electrical plug
2. Blown fuse/tripped breaker
2. Check/replace fuse or reset breaker
Vacuum cleaner has low suction
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Dirt container is full
1. Empty dirt container
2. Dirt container is not installed properly
2. Position container correctly and snap firmly into place
3. Separator grill is not installed properly
3. Position separator grill in upper tank and twist firmly into place
4. Clog in vacuum
4. Follow instructions on page 8 to clear clog
5. Separator grill is clogged with debris
5. Remove and wipe separator grill of all debris
6. Foot is loose
6. Make sure foot is fully inserted into body of unit
7. Filters need replacing
7. Visit www.bissell.com or call 1-800-237-7691 to order replacement filters.
Visible dirt escaping from vacuum
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Dirt container is full of debris
1. Empty dirt container
2. Filter is missing or installed incorrectly
2. Check filter for correct installation
3. Dirt container installed incorrectly
3. Position container correctly and snap firmly into place
4. Separator grill is missing or installed incorrectly
4. Position separator grill in upper tank and twist 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.
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Replacement parts - BISSELL vacuum
You may purchase parts by calling BISSELL Consumer Services or by
visiting our website. Below is a list of common replacement parts.
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Part No.
203-0253 203-0255
203-0251
54A2
203-1215
203-0250
203-0257
Part Name
Handle assembly
Dirt container
Separator grill
Pleated filter/Foam filter assembly
Pre-motor mesh filter
Filter cup assembly
Cord wrap
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2
3
5
6
7
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Warranty - BISSELL PowerEdge
™
Hard Floor 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.
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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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 11 for details.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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