USER'S GUIDE
23V8-F SERIES
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Thank You
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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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Replacement Parts
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Additional Accessories
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Warranty
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Product Registration
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Consumer Care
Thanks for buying a BISSELL Steam Mop Select
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Steam Mop Select. Everything we
know about floor care went into the design and construction of this
complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your BISSELL Steam Mop Select 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 Steam Mop Select.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
Chairman & CEO
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance,
basic precautions should be
observed, including the following:
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ot intended for use by persons (including
Read all instructions
before using your Steam
mop select.
Always connect to a properly Earthed outlet.
Unplug from outlet when not in use and before
conducting maintenance or troubleshooting.
WARNING: To
reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury:
■ Use indoors only
■ Do not immerse
■ Use only on surfaces moistened by cleaning
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Do not leave machine when it is plugged in
Do not service machine when it is plugged in
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or its service
agent in order to avoid a hazard
Do not use machine if it has been dropped,
damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water
Do not expose to rain, store indoors
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 unplug by pulling on cord; unplug by
grasping plug not the cord
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o not handle 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, petrol, kerosene,
etc.) or use in the presence of explosive liquids
or vapours
Do not use appliance in an enclosed space
filled with vapours given off by oil base paint,
paint thinner, some moth proofing substances,
flammable dust, or other explosive or toxic
vapours
Remove plug from electrical outlet before
cleaning or maintaining the appliance
Do not run appliance over supply cord.
A hazard may occur if the appliance runs
over the supply cord
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children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience
and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of
the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety
Young children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance
Do not pick up toxic material (chlorine bleach,
ammonia, drain cleaner, petrol, etc.)
Do not modify the Earthed plug
Do not allow to be used as a toy
Do not use for any purpose other than
described in this User’s Guide
Use only manufacturer’s recommended
attachments
Use only cleaning products formulated by
BISSELL for use in this appliance to prevent
internal component damage
Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair, etc.
Keep appliance on a level surface
Turn off all controls before unplugging
Be extra careful when cleaning stairs
Liquid or steam must not be directed towards
equipment containing electrical components
Pay close attention when working around
children
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
THIS MODEL IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
WARNING:
This appliance must be Earthed.
The symbol
means
WARNING: Danger of scalding.
Surface may be hot. Avoid contact.
IMPORTANT
FOR OPERATION ON A 220-240 VOLT A.C.
50/60 Hz POWER SUPPLY ONLY.
If your appliance is fitted with a nonrewireable
BS 1363 plug it must not be used unless a 13
amp (ASTA approved to BS 1362) fuse is fitted
in the carrier contained in the plug. Spares
may be obtained from your BISSELL supplier.
If for any reason the plug is cut off, it must be
disposed of, as it is an electric shock hazard
should it be inserted into a 13 amp socket.
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Product view
Strain Reliever
Handle™
Quick Release™
Cord Wrap
Steam on
Demand Trigger
Power Cord
Lower Cord
Wrap
Removable
Water Tank
Indicator Light
Mop Pad
Optional
Accessories:
Washable Mop
Pads-2 Pack
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Mop Head
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Steam Mop Scented WaterEucalyptus Mint
Assembly
Handle Assembly
Your Steam Mop Select assembles
quickly and easily. Your Steam
Mop Select is packaged with the
following items:
– Handle Assembly
– Lower Body
– Maneuverable Mop Head
– Removable Water Tank
– 2 Steam Mop Select Mop Pads
Lower Body
1. Attach lower body to mop head by
snapping it into place.
Maneuverable Mop Head
2. Slide handle assembly down into
lower body until it snaps into place.
3. Slide water tank onto lower body and
gently push tank into place.
Steam Mop Select assembly is now complete.
Removable
Water Tank
Triangular
Mop Pads
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Special features
Removable Water Tank
The water tank is located on the top of the
Steam Mop Select. It can be refilled with
water any time during use. Distilled or
demineralized water is recommended in
place of tap water.
Tip:
Do not attempt to use
your Steam Mop Select
without water in the tank.
Do not use chemicals with your
Steam Mop Select.
Indicator Light
The indicator light will glow when the
Steam Mop Select is plugged in.
Maneuverable Mop Head
This triangular mop head allows you to clean
in tight spaces and under cabinets.
Reusable Mop Pads
These reusable microfiber mop pads are
machine washable and safe for fully sealed
hard floor surfaces. The all-white "soft" pad
is best for everyday use on delicate flooring
like sealed hardwoods and laminate.
The gray and white striped pad can be
used for scrubbing heavily soiled floors and
tougher messes.
Steam on Demand Trigger
Press to release steam.
More than 7 million Australians
suffer from asthma and allergies.
The Sensitive Choice program has
been developed by the National
Asthma Council Australia to help
Australians and New Zealanders
make better lifestyle choices that
may help manage asthma and
allergies more effectively.
The BISSELL range of steam mops,
deep carpet cleaners and deep
carpet cleaning formulas has been
approved by the National Asthma
Council Australia’s Sensitive
Choice program, and carries the
Sensitive Choice butterfly logo.
The Sensitive Choice blue butterfly
symbol is a way of recognising
products and services that support
asthma and allergy care. Products
that carry the blue butterfly may
be better choices for people with
asthma and allergies.
To learn more about managing
asthma and allergies, visit the
Sensitive Choice website at:
www.sensitivechoice.com.au
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Operations
Getting ready
The mop pad may have already
come attached to the mop head, if
not follow steps 1A and 1B below.
1A
1B
1. Attach mop pad
A.
Set mop head in mop pad, making
sure toggle is located on the back.
B.Tighten mop pad by pulling on elastic
cord while pressing on toggle.
2. Fill the water tank
A.Remove tank by lifting straight up
and away from unit.
B. Unscrew cap at bottom of water tank.
C.Fill water tank with water. For best
results, water should be at
room temperature.
D. Replace the cap, tighten until snug.
E.Replace water tank by gently sliding
tank into place.
2A
2B
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2E
3. Twist the quick release cord wrap clockwise to unwrap the power cord completely
and plug into a 220-240 Volt outlet as
described on the Important Safety
Instructions, page 3.
4. The indicator light will illuminate when the
Steam Mop Select is plugged in.
Tip:
Use of distilled water is recommended to prolong the life of your Steam
Mop Select
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Operations
Before you clean
Thoroughly sweep or vacuum floor
prior to cleaning with the Steam
Mop Select.
Cleaning hard floors
Your Steam Mop Select is designed
to clean hard flooring such as
ceramic tile, vinyl, laminate, marble,
stone and sealed hard wood floors.
Use of your Steam Mop Select on
waxed or some unwaxed floors may
result in a diminished glossiness.
The Steam Mop Select is not for use
on unsealed wood floors. For best
results test in an inconspicuous area
and check the care instructions from
your flooring manufacturer.
1. Plug the unit in and wait 30 seconds for
it to heat up. Begin cleaning by slowly
passing over surface while pressing the
steam on demand trigger to emit steam
as needed.
2. To sanitize an area of your floor, (attack
invisible germs and bacteria) place the
Steam Mop Select over the spot for a
minimum of 15 seconds using continuous
steam, but no longer than 20 seconds
using continuous steam. For larger
areas, overlap swivel head placement.
Important: Sanitizing on timber floors
is not recommended as prolonged
application of steam in one area
increases the risk of damage to the
surface treatment on timber floors,
especially in areas with regular
foot traffic and direct sunlight,
which will wear down timber floor
surface treatments making it more
susceptible to steam damage. See
CAUTION to the right.
3. When the Steam Mop Select stops
emitting steam, unplug the unit. Simply
remove the water tank, refill, and
continue cleaning.
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Warning:
Never put descaling, alcoholic,
or detergent products into the
steam cleaner, as this may
damage it or make it unsafe for
use. Only use BISSELL authorized
aromatic products.
CAUTION:
Exercise extreme care when using
the Steam Mop Select on timber
flooring. Ensure the Steam Mop
Select an inconspicuous area
prior to mopping a large floor
area. The Steam Mop Select
generates hot steam, so when
depressing the trigger to apply
steam, ensure the Steam Mop
Select is moving continuously.
The trigger does not need to be
depressed at all times. Prolonged
application of steam in one area
increases the risk of damage to
the surface treatment on timber
floors. Check with your timber
floor treatment application
specialist prior to Steam Mop
Select operation. Regular foot
traffic and direct sunlight will
wear down timber floor surface
treatment making it more
susceptible to steam damage.
Exercise extreme care when
using the Steam Mop Select on
timber flooring.
Maintenance and care
When you're done
CAUTION:
Upright storage of the Steam
1. Unplug power cord from outlet.
2. Carefully remove mop pad from flip
head, as mop pad and lower assembly
may be hot.
Mop Select with a wet mop
pad may result in the formation
of white marks on your floor. To
remove the white marks, clean
area with vinegar.
3. Any water remaining in the water tank
should be emptied prior to machine
storage.
4. Mop pad can be machine washed in
warm water. Use only liquid detergents.
Do not use fabric softeners. For best
results, air dry.
5. Wrap power cord around quick release
cord wrap on side of Steam Mop Select.
6. Wipe all surfaces of Steam Mop Select
with a soft cloth. Store upright in a
protected, dry area.
Troubleshooting
Reduced steam or no steam.
Possible Causes
Remedies
1. Water tank empty
1. Fill tank
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.
For Australian inquiries:
Telephone: 1.800.811.183
Monday –Friday
9 am – 5 pm
BISSELL AUSTRALIA
PTY LIMITED
42 Rocco Dr.
Scoresby 3179
Victoria
Australia
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For New Zealand
inquiries:
Telephone: 0800.247.735
Monday – Friday
9 am – 5 pm
Parex Industries Ltd.
5 Tolich Place
Henderson 0610
Auckland
New Zealand
For all other inquiries:
Telephone:
01.616.453.4451
Monday – Friday
8 am – 4 pm
Fax: 01.616.453.1383
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
P.O. Box 1888
Grand Rapids, Michigan,
49501 U.S.A.
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Replacement parts – BISSELL Steam Mop Select
Item
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2
3
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Part No.
Part Name
203-7738
203-7734
203-7735
Handle Assembly
Water Tank with Cap and Insert
Cap and Insert Assembly
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2
Additional Accessories
Item
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2
3
4
1
10
Part No.
203-2271
3252-1
59V4 203-2168 2
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Part Name
Replacement Mop Pads - 2 pack
Eucalyptus Mint Natural Aroma
Steam Mop Scented Water Eucalyptus Mint 32 FL oz
Storage Hook with Screws
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Warranty
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from country to country. 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, regular mail as described below, or contact
your local in country distributor.
Limited One Year Warranty
Subject to the *EXCEPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS identified below, 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 due to manufacturer defect.
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.
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.BISSELL recommends that
the original packaging be kept for the duration of the warranty period in case such need
arises within the warranty period that the item need re-packing and transportation.
BISSELL Consumer Care:
If your BISSELL product should require service or if you need information about repairs,
authorized service centers in your area, replacement parts or your warranty, please contact
BISSELL Consumer Care, as indicated below, or contact your local in-country distributor.
For Australian inquiries:
Telephone: 1.800.811.183
Monday – Friday
9 am – 5 pm
BISSELL AUSTRALIA
PTY LIMITED
42 Rocco Dr.
Scoresby 3179
Victoria
Australia
For New Zealand
inquiries:
Telephone: 0800.247.735
Monday – Friday
9 am – 5 pm
Parex Industries Ltd.
5 Tolich Place
Henderson 0610
Auckland
New Zealand
For all other inquiries:
Telephone: 01.616.453.4451
Monday – Friday
8 am – 4 pm
Fax: 01.616.453.1383
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
P.O. Box 1888
Grand Rapids, Michigan,
49501 U.S.A.
*EXCEPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS FROM THE TERMS OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY
BISSELL and its in-country distributors are NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR ONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT. BISSELL’S LIABILITY WILL NOT
EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT.
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.
FOR AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS ONLY: Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be
excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund
for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or
damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be
of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN ADDITION TO OTHER RIGHTS OR REMEDIES UNDER LAW. NOTHING IN THIS WARRANTY
EXCLUDES, LIMITS OR MODIFIES ANY LIABILITY OF BISSELL WHICH IS IMPOSED BY LAW, OR LIMITS OR
MODIFIES ANY REMEDY AVAILABLE TO THE CONSUMER WHICH IS GRANTED BY LAW. TO MAKE A CLAIM
UNDER THIS WARRANTY CONTACT BISSELL AUSTRALIA PTY LTD (DETAILS ABOVE). CONTACT BISSELL PRIOR
TO RETURNING ANY GOODS. WHERE AGREED, BISSELL WILL REIMBURSE REASONABLE POSTAGE / HANDLING
COSTS (IF ANY) FOR RETURNING GOODS TO BISSELL.
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BISSELL consumer care
For information about repairs or replacement parts, or questions about your
warranty, call: BISSELL Consumer Care
For Australian inquiries:
Telephone: 1.800.811.183
Monday – Friday
9 am – 5 pm
BISSELL AUSTRALIA
PTY LIMITED
42 Rocco Dr.
Scoresby 3179
Victoria
Australia
For New Zealand
inquiries:
Telephone: 0800.247.735
Monday – Friday
9 am – 5 pm
Parex Industries Ltd.
5 Tolich Place
Henderson 0610
Auckland
New Zealand
For all other inquiries:
Telephone: 01.616.453.4451
Monday – Friday
8 am – 4 pm
Fax: 01.616.453.1383
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
P.O. Box 1888
Grand Rapids, Michigan,
49501 U.S.A.
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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