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Easy Vac®
Multi-Surface / PowerBrush
USER’S GUIDE
3108 SERIES
3
Safety Instructions
4
Product View
5
Assembly
6-8 Operations
8-9 Maintenance and Care
10 Troubleshooting
11 Consumer Services
11 Replacement Parts
12 Warranty
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Thank you for buying a BISSELL Easy Vac
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Easy Vac Bare Floor and Carpet vacuum.
Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this
complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your Easy Vac is well made, and we back it with a full 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 Easy Vac.
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:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING YOUR
UPRIGHT VACUUM.
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 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
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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 openings. Do not use with
any opening blocked; keep openings free of dust,
lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
Always turn off vacuum cleaner before connecting
or disconnecting motorized nozzle.
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■ 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 dust bag and/or filters in place.
■ Use only on dry, indoor surfaces.
■ Keep appliance on a level surface.
Warning: The power cord on this product contains
lead, a chemical known to the state of California to
cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
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 Hook
Detachable
Handle
1.
Handle Release Buttons
Quick Release
Cord Warp
Hose Clip
Crevice Tool
Attachment Clip
3.
5' Stretch
Hose
4.
Crevice Tool
Lightweight
Canister
Dirt Cup
Lower Cord Wrap
2.
Hose port
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Detachable Floor
Nozzle with PowerBrush
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How to use this guide
This user’s guide has been designed to help you
get the utmost satisfaction from your BISSELL Easy
Vac. You’ll find assembly and operating instructions,
safety precautions, as well as maintenance and
troubleshooting instructions. Please read this guide
thoroughly before assembling your vacuum cleaner.
Pay particular attention to the product diagram, assembly
instructions, and part names. Locate and organize all
parts before assembly. Familiarize yourself with the parts
and where they go. Following this user’s guide will greatly
enhance your ability to get the most performance from
your BISSELL Easy Vac for many years.
WARNING:
Do Not plug in your vacuum
cleaner until you have
completely assembled it per
the following instructions
and are familiar with all
instructions and operating
procedures.
Your Easy Vac comes in four, easy to assemble
components. No tools are needed.
• Detachable Handle
• Lightweight Detachable Canister
• Floor Nozzle with PowerBrush
• Crevice Tool
Assembly
Refer to assembly diagram on page 4
1. Attach upright handle to canister vacuum
Gently slide handle over square end of
canister vacuum, pushing until buttons
on canister snap into place in opening on
handle. The handle is designed to attach
and disassemble easily as you switch from
upright to canister style cleaning.
2.
Attach floor nozzle with PowerBrush
to canister vacuum
Grasp floor nozzle with one hand, while
holding canister vacuum firmly with the other.
With firm, even pressure, press floor nozzle
into round opening at end of canister vacuum.
Continue pressing gently but firmly until floor
nozzle can go no further. As with the upright
handle, the floor nozzle is designed to attach
and disassemble easily as you switch from
level floor to tool style cleaning.
3.
Attach PowerBrush cord to canister
Plug cord attached to floor nozzle into back
of canister.
4.
Attach crevice tool to tool clip
Slide narrow end of crevice tool over angled
post on the side of the canister, then press round
end of tool into semi-circular grip located just
below the quick release cord wrap.
EASY VAC assembly is now complete.
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Operations
Power cord quick release
1.
Remove the plastic plug guard and dispose.
2.
Unclip polarized plug from power cord.
3.
Rotate the upper cord wrap towards floor
and slip power cord from upper and lower
cord wraps.
4.
Connect power cord plug to a polarized outlet.
5.
To keep the power cord out of your way
while cleaning, place it in the cord hook at
the top/back of the handle.
Upper Cord Wrap
Lower Cord Wrap
Power switch
The power switch is located just above the
canister handle. Use one of three settings.
Bare Floor - use this setting to turn off the rotating
PowerBrush if desired for bare floors
Carpet PowerBrush- use this setting to turn on the
rotating PowerBrush for carpeted surfaces
Off - Turn off the vacuum when cleaning is
complete
Cleaning with the canister
Your BISSELL Easy Vac is not only a convenient
upright bare floor and carpet cleaner, it's also a
versatile floor/above floor vacuum cleaner when
you detach the lightweight canister.
1. Detach the upright handle by pressing your
thumb and forefinger on the lock buttons on
canister (using a "pinching" motion) while
gently pulling handle off square end of canister.
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2.
For above floor surfaces or stairs, use the
floor nozzle following the directions for the
power switch settings.
3.
For edge or small area cleaning, remove the
floor nozzle and unplug from the canister.
You can then use the canister directly or
place the crevice tool in the round opening
for added versatility.
4.
To resume upright cleaning, reattach the floor
nozzle and plug into the back of the canister.
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Tip:
Before cleaning
under low furniture,
check for objects
that might block the
vacuum hose. Do
not pick up hard
or sharp objects
such as glass,
nails, screws, coins,
paper clips, etc.
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Operations (continued)
Cleaning with ready to use hose
1.
Detach the hose from the hose port at the
bottom/back of the canister. Press the lock
button and pull the hose from the port. Insert
the crevice tool into the end of the hose.
2.
To resume canister or upright cleaning,
remove crevice tool and store in crevice
tool clip. Reconnect hose to the hose port,
making sure it is locked fully in place.
Emptying the dirt cup
Your Easy Vac features a translucent plastic dirt
cup, so you can easily see when it needs to be
emptied. For best performance, empty when
debris reaches halfway up the cup.
1. Press the lock button down and forward
(away from the canister handle) while
lifting the upper portion of the dirt cup
away from the canister.
2.
Grasp the filter frame and pull it straight
up from the dirt cup. Empty the dirt cup
and check for cleanliness and damage. You
may wash the cup with warm (not hot) water
and mild liquid dish soap. Rinse and dry
thoroughly before reattaching it.
3.
If the surface of the filter looks dirty or
discolored, clean or replace it. To clean
the filter, remove any debris still clinging
to it. You may also wash the filter (#32047
Polyester Fiber only) by gently rinsing under
warm running water. Be sure the filter is
completely dry before replacing it in your
Easy Vac. Over time, it may be necessary to
purchase replacement filters.
4.
Replace the filter in the dirt cup pushing
down tightly to ensure gasket is in place.
Place the small tab on the bottom of the cup
into the bottom of the canister cavity. Press
the upper portion of the cup until the lock
button snaps into place.
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Operations (continued)
Power cord storage
When you are done using your BISSELL Easy
Vac, store the Power Cord.
1. Turn the Easy Vac off by moving switch to
"Off" position.
2.
Unplug power cord by grasping the
polarized plug (NOT the cord) and
disconnect from outlet.
3.
Loop power cord around cord wraps on side
of cleaner, making certain quick release cord
wrap is pointed up towards handle.
4.
Clip molded plug to power cord to
secure.
Tip:
Upper Cord
Wrap
Lower Cord
Wrap
Vacuuming
new carpet or
vacuuming fine
powders such as
drywall dust may
clog the filter, so
check it more
frequently. Shake
out or replace
as necessary.
Maintenance and care
To maintain maximum performance from your
Easy Vac , perform these simple
maintenance checks weekly:
Check the debris level in the Dirt Cup and
empty if necessary.
Check the Filter for damage. Remove
debris and wash or replace as needed.
Check Rotating PowerBrush and remove
any strings, hair or debris
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.
Replacement filter
As you vacuum, dirt and debris are deposited
in the Dirt Cup while air passes through the
Filter before being returned to the room.
This process enhances the vacuum path
while dramatically reducing dust, dirt, and
potential allergens from the air you breathe.
Replacing the Filter periodically enhances
vacuum power and air quality.
Use only BISSELL replacement filters in your
Easy Vac.
Replacement Filter #32047.
Or for higher filtration and efficiency,
you may use Filtrete™ Filters #32046.
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Maintenance and care (continued)
To replace the filter
1.
Remove the dirt cup.
2.
Grasp the filter frame and pull it straight up
from the dirt cup. Empty the dirt cup.
3.
Replace the filter in the dirt cup pushing
down tightly to ensure gasket is in place.
Place the small tab on the bottom of the cup
into the bottom of the canister cavity. Press
the upper portion of the cup into place until
the lock button snaps into place.
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Check rotating powerbrush and replace drive belt
You should check your cleaner's rotating
PowerBrush and drive belt regularly for wear
or damage. You should also clean the brush
and brush ends of string, hair and carpet fibers.
These can wrap around the brush and hamper
its ability to effectively clean your carpet. Also,
remove any debris that has accumulated under
the brush cover.
1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
2.
Place unit upside down with brush roll
facing upwards.
3.
Remove the four screws as shown with a
small Phillips head screwdriver.
4.
Push clearview window outwards from
underneath. Turn unit right side up to
remove window.
5.
Grasp rotating PowerBrush and lift out.
Note the white end caps are removable
and may come apart from the brush roll.
6.
Clean strings, hair and other debris from
rotating PowerBrush and motor pulley area.
7.
Remove old drive belt and discard. Loop new
drive belt over motor pulley and
rotating PowerBrush. Slide the white end
caps on the sides of the PowerBrush into the
slots on the sides as shown. Check brush to
make sure it turns freely.
8.
Reposition the clearview window. Turn the
unit over and gently push window at the two
points shown to snap into place.
9.
Replace the four screws and tighten.
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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.
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Troubleshooting
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.
Vacuum cleaner won’t run
Possible causes
Remedies
1.
Vacuum cleaner is not plugged in
1. Check electrical plug
2.
Household fuse/breaker
2. Check/replace fuse or reset breaker call
BISSELL Consumer Services
Vacuum cleaner won’t pick up dirt
Possible causes
Remedies
1.
Dirt Cup is full
1. Empty dirt cup
2.
Filter dirty
2. Check, remove debris or clean
3.
Hose not secure in hose nozzle
3. Check to be sure hose is snapped into place at
back of canister
4.
Dirt cup not sealed against canister
4. Open dirt cup, make sure filter gasket is pushed
into place
Replace dirt cup pressing firmly until lock button
snaps into place
5.
Vacuum path clogged
5. Visually check floor nozzle, hose port crevice tool,
and hose for anything that might be obstructing
the vacuum path
Carefully remove blockage
6.
Rotating powerbrush drive belt broken
6. Replace drive belt
Vacuum cleaner won’t pick up dirt
Possible causes
Remedies
7.
Drive belt stretched
7. Empty dirt cup
8.
Rotating powerbrush bristles worn
8. Replace powerbrush
9.
Rotating powerbrush jammed
9. Remove powerbrush and clean debris from
brush and end
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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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
Saturday
8 a.m. — 10 p.m. ET
9 a.m. — 8 p.m. E T
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 date of purchase in the event
of a warranty claim. See Warranty on page 12 for details.
Replacement parts BISSELL Easy Vac
Item
Part No.
Part Name
1
2
210-0135
32047
3
32046
4
5
6
7
8
9
210-0271
203-2152
210-0133
210-0134
210-0130
210-0129
Crevice Tool
Replacement Filter Polyester
Fiber (1 per package)
Replacement Filter Filtrete™
(1 per package)
4-7
Dirt Cup (Berry)
Dirt Cup (Teal)
Dirt Cup (Graphite)
Dirt Cup (Sky Blue)
Drive Belt
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PowerBrush
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Warranty
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.
©2006 BISSELL Homecare, Inc
Filtrete is a Trademark of 3M.
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