Bissell 1425 Automobile Accessories User Manual

USER’S GUIDE
1425 SERIES
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Consumer Service
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
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Assembly
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Operation
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Maintenance and Care
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Troubleshooting
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Replacement Parts
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Warranty
Thank you for buying a BISSELL Auto Care
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Auto Care ProHeat. Everything we know
about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete, hightech home cleaning system. By purchasing this product you are helping BISSELL
with our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment through an
expanding range of sustainable design efforts.
Your Auto Care 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 Auto care.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
Chairman, President and CEO
BISSELL consumer service
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. 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 unit available.
Please record your Model Number: _______________Please record your Purchase Date: ______________
NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It is your proof of warranty.
Thank you for selecting a BISSELL product.
If you should happen to need assistance during assembly or operation, call 1-800-237-7691.
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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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions
should be observed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using your Auto care®
WARNING: To reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
■ Do not use for any purpose other than described
in this User’s Guide.
■ Use only BISSELL cleaning products intended
for use in this appliance.
■ Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
■ Do not expose to rain, store indoors.
■ Do not handle Auto Care® ProHeat plug or
appliance with wet hands.
■ Do not leave Auto Care® ProHeat when it is plugged in.
■ Do not put any object into appliance openings or
use with blocked openings. Keep free of dust, lint,
hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
■ Do not expose hair, loose clothing, fingers or
body parts to openings or moving parts.
■ Keep appliance on a level surface.
■ Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.
■ Do not carry the appliance while in use.
■ Never spray at people or animals.
■ Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used by or near children.
■ 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 pick up toxic material (chlorine bleach,
ammonia, drain cleaner, gasoline, etc.).
■ 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 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 use with damaged cord or plug.
■ Turn off all controls before unplugging.
■ Unplug before attaching the TurboBrush.
■ Unplug from outlet when not in use and before
conducting maintenance and troubleshooting.
■ Do not use Auto Care® ProHeat if it has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into
water. Have it repaired at an Authorized Service
Center.
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■ Unplug by grasping the plug, not the cord. Do not
unplug by pulling on cord.
■ Always connect to a properly grounded outlet; see
grounding instructions.
■ Do not modify the 3-prong grounded plug.
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 equipmentgrounding 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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Power Switch
Product view
Tank Release
Latch
Solution/Clean Tank
PCV free
Collection/
Dirty Tank
PCV free
Built-In-Heater
Switch
Vacuum
Flex Hose
Heat Indicator
Light
PCV free
2-in-1 Crevice Tool
Brush Block Made of
100% Post Consumer
Recycled Plastic
*select models only
Flex Hose Clip
Tough Stain Tool
Quick Release™ Cord Wrap
Vacuum Flex Hose
Storage Bracket
Power Cord
Bracket Latch
2-in-1 Crevice Tool
Holder *select models only
Hose Grip
Assembly
Assembling your Auto Care ProHeat is a simple
process.
1. Take the flex hose clip and slide the back plate
into the opening on the front of the unit. You will
hear a “snap” when it is locked in place.
2.
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Slide the clip into the guide on the vacuum flex
hose storage bracket, on the back of the unit.
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WARNING:
Do not use an extension cord with this
Operation
product. The use of an extension cord may
result in a severe electrical shock, particularly if the extension cord does not have
an electrical rating higher than that of the
product, OR if the extension cord does not
have a three-prong grounding plug
and if the extension cord is not plugged
into a circuit box with a ground fault circuit
interrupter. Safety precautions such as
keeping all connections off the ground and
dry will not eliminate the danger.
Getting ready
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2.
To fill the clean/solution tank.
A. Remove the tank by lifting it straight up
and then away from the unit.
B. Unscrew the black cap at the bottom of the
clean/solution tank and remove bottle insert.
C. Add BISSELL Little Green formula to the
FORMULA fill line (8 oz.) on the clean/solution
tank. Fill the clean/solution tank with hot (NOT
boiling) tap water to the WATER fill line. Replace
the bottle insert and tighten the black cap.
D. Replace the clean/solution tank by lining up
the vertical guides on the left side of the unit
with the indentations on the clean/solution
tank and gently sliding it down into position.
Release vacuum flex hose by twisting the
bracket latch clockwise. Unwrap vacuum flex
hose completely from around unit.
WARNING:
Use only BISSELL Little Green formula
in your cleaner. 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 also should not be used.
These products may react with the
plastic materials used in your cleaner,
causing cracking or pitting.
1A
3.
Attach the tough stain brush tool to the spray
trigger unit by pressing tool onto spray trigger
firmly until the button lock snaps into hole.
Make certain the tool is securely attached.
4.
Twist the Quick Release cord wrap clockwise
to unwrap the power cord completely from
onboard cord storage and plug into 120 Volt
1C
grounded outlet, as described in Important
Safety Instructions, page 3. The heat indicator
light will take 30 seconds to illuminate.
Water
5.
1D
Press and hold spray trigger—spray will
start in a few seconds. Raise the tool slightly
to check for spray.
Formula
Pre-treating
Cleaning effectiveness will be enhanced if you
pre-treat heavily stained or highly-soiled areas.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Hold the cleaning tool just above the surface
of the carpet or upholstery to be cleaned.
Press the trigger to release a spray of cleaning
solution directly onto the soiled area.
2.
1B
Wait 3-5 minutes before cleaning.
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WARNING:
Do not use this product while on any type of ladder.
Do not place the product in a place where it will be
stepped on or kicked while in use. Do not place the
product on an elevated surface where it may be
pulled off the surface while in use.
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Operation
Cleaning with your Auto Care
1.
Hold the tool approximately 1” above the
soiled surface. Press the spray trigger to
apply the cleaning solution to the soiled area.
2.
Using the brush on the tool, gently scrub the
area to be cleaned.
3.
For thorough cleaning, spray additional
solution while the brush and suction are in
contact with the surface.
4.
Apply downward pressure on the tool and
pull it toward you. The suction will remove
the dirt and cleaning solution. Continue until
no more dirt can be removed.
5.
As a final step, use “drying strokes” (by not
pressing the spray trigger) to remove as
much liquid/moisture as possible. Repeat
this step as often as necessary.
Maintenance and care
After cleaning
1.
Unplug power cord from outlet.
2.
Empty and rinse the dirty/collection tank after
each use, OR when dirty water reaches the
indicated maximum fill line. To remove the
tank, lift up the dirty/collection tank release
latch and remove the tank from the unit.
3.
Disconnect the cleaning tool from the spray
trigger by pushing down on button lock and
pulling straight off.
(Do NOT twist tool to remove it)
4.
Once removed from the spray trigger, clean
tool by rinsing under running water.
5.
Check spray nozzle for accumulated dirt or
debris. If necessary, clean with soft bristle brush.
Note: If a significant amount of Little Green
formula/water remains, it is all right to leave it in
the clean/solution tank for your next cleaning task.
IMPORTANT:
Check the manufacturer’s tag before
cleaning upholstery. “W” or “WS” on the
tag means you can use your Auto Care. If
tag is coded with an “S” (with diagonal
strike-through), or says “Dry Clean Only,”
do not proceed. If manufacturer’s tag is
missing or not coded, check with your
furniture dealer.
Tip:
Tip:
Deep cleaning
stairs and
high-traffic
areas on a
regular basis
can prolong
carpet life.
Check upholstery
stuffing before
cleaning. Colored
stuffing may
bleed through
the fabric when it
becomes wet.
Tip:
Before turning off the Auto Care,
vacuum up clean water to thoroughly
rinse out the interior of the vacuum
flex hose. Then, lift the cleaning tool
and point it upwards to drain any
remaining water into the dirty/
collection tank.
Tank Release
Latch
Machine storage
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1.
Wipe all surfaces with a soft cloth.
2.
Wrap power cord around the cord wrap on
the back of the Auto Care.
3.
Wrap vacuum flex hose around the base of
the unit and secure the spray trigger.
4.
Store unit in protected, dry area, at room
temperature (40º to 110ºF).
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WARNING:
Keep spray away from face.
Failure to do so may result in
personal injury.
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Troubleshooting
Reduced spray or no spray
Possible causes 1.
2.
3.
4.
Remedies
Spray nozzle clogged
1.
Clean/solution tank empty
2.
Clean/solution tank insert clogged
3.
Pump needs priming
4.
Clean spray nozzle
Check/fill tank
Clean insert at bottom of clean/solution tank
Gently lift clean/solution tank while depressing
the spray trigger OR gently squeeze clean
tank while depressing spray trigger
Deep cleaner won't pick up cleaning solution
Possible causes Remedies
1. Tank release latch is not closed properly
1. Lift up the tank release latch and press down
firmly to make sure it is in place
2. Poor upholstery/carpet tool position
2. Reposition upholstery/carpet tool on surface,
follow recommended cleaning procedures
3. Dirty/collection tank is full
3. Empty dirty/collection tank
4. Upholstery/carpet tool brush worn
4. Replace with new brush
5. Excess solution in vacuum flex hose
5. Lift tool and point upwards to allow water
in hose to flow into the dirty/collection tank
6. Incorrect cleaning formula
6. Use BISSELL Little Green formula only
Other maintenance or service not included in the manual should be performed by an
authorized service representative.
Replacement parts –­
You may purchase replacement parts from your retailer, by calling BISSELL Consumer Services or by visiting our
website. To locate a retailer near you, or to place an order using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, 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 visit our Website - www.bissell.com
Item Part No. Part Name
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203-7295 203-6652 2-in-1 Crevics Tool Holder
TurboBrush®
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203-0116 2-in-1 Crevice Tool
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203-7151 5
203-7158 6
203-7144 7
203-7302 8
203-7297 9
203-7304 10
203-5014 Tough Stain Brush Tool
Clean/Solution Tank
(includes cap and insert assembly)
Collection/Dirty Tank
(includes the airstack and float assembly)
Quick Release Cord Wrap
Vacuum Flex Hose Storage Bracket
(includes screw for assembly)
Flex Hose Clip
Bottle Cap & Insert Assembly
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CLEANING FORMULAS
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64 oz. Little Green® Formula
64 oz. Pet Odor & Stain Removal® Formula
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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.
Please register your new BISSELL product at
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