Bissell 1718 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

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Spot Lifter
USER’S GUIDE
1718/1719 SERIES
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
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Product Features
6-8 Operations
8-9 Maintenance and care
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9-10 Troubleshooting
11 Consumer Services
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Replacement Parts
12 Warranty
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Thanks for buying a BISSELL Spot Lifter Cordless Handheld Deep Cleaner
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Spot Lifter cordless handheld deep
cleaner. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and
construction of this complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your Spot Lifter 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 Spot Lifter.
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:
■ Use only cleaning products formulated or
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
YOUR BISSELL SPOT LIFTER CORDLESS
HAND-HELD DEEP CLEANER.
■ Use only the charger supplied by BISSELL
WARNING - To
reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury:
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Store indoors.
Do not expose to rain.
Do not immerse.
Do not handle with wet hands.
Do not use Spot Lifter if it has been dropped,
damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water, have it
repaired at an Authorized Service Center.
Do not use with damaged cord or plug on
the charger.
Do not unplug charger by pulling on cord.
Do not damage the charger cord. Never carry or pull
the charger unit by the cord, use cord as a handle,
close door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges
or corners. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
Do not use an extension cord. Charger should
plug directly into electrical outlet.
Do not put any object into appliance openings, use
with blocked opening, or restrict air flow.
Do not use with any opening blocked.
Do not expose hair, loose clothing, fingers or body
parts to openings or moving parts.
Do not pick up hot, burning or smoking objects such
as cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.
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. 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 - use of attachments not provided or
sold by BISSELL may cause fire, electric shock or
injury.
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recommended by BISSELL for this appliance.
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(packaged with your appliance) to recharge your
Spot Lifter.
Use charger unit only in standard electrical outlet
(120v–60 hz).
Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair, etc.
Unplug charger unit from outlet before
maintenance or cleaning.
Unplug by grasping the plug, not the cord.
Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.
Turn off all controls when finished cleaning.
Do no charge the unit outdoors.
Your Spot Lifter contains rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries. Do not incinerate batteries or they can explode when
exposed to high temperatures.
Battery cell leaks can occur under extreme
conditions. If battery cell liquid comes in contact with
the skin:
■ Wash immediately with soap and water, then
neutralize with a mild acid such as vinegar or
lemon juice.
■ If battery cell liquid gets into the eyes:
■ Flush immediately with clean water for a
minimum of 10 minutes.
■ Seek medical attention.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FUTURE USE.
This model is for household use only.
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Product view
Power Switch
Spray Trigger
Tank Release Button
Solution Tank
Spray Nozzle
Collection Tank
Power Port
(back of unit)
Brush
Cord with
Charger Plug
CAUTION:
Only use one of BISSELL's
advanced formulas for portable deep cleaning
machines in your cleaner. Use of cleaning formulas
which contain lemon or pine oil may damage this
appliance and void warranty. Do not use chemical
spot cleaners or solvent-based soil removers. These
products may react with the plastic materials used in
your cleaner, causing cracking or pitting.
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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 Spot
Lifter cordless hand-held deep cleaner. You’ll find
assembly directions, instructions for all cleaning
tasks, safety precautions, plus maintenance and
troubleshooting instructions. Please read this
guide thoroughly before using your Spot Lifter.
Pay particular attention to the parts diagram and
part names. Familiarize yourself with the controls
and how they’re used. Following the guide will
greatly enhance your ability to get the best performance from your Spot Lifter for many years.
Product features
Solution tank
Holds BISSELL Advanced Cleaning formulas for portable
deep cleaning machines and water. (See Filling the
solution tank,” page 6)
Collection tank
Empty after each use, or when dirty water reaches the
indicated maximum fill line. (See Machine care page 8)
Tank release button
Press to remove the collection tank.
Power port
Connect charger cord here to charge Spot Lifter.
Spray trigger
Press to spray cleaning solution and water.
Standard/deluxe brush
For scrubbing stubborn spots and soil. Removable for
use on or off the unit.
Charger plug
Plugs into electrical outlet. Spot Lifter is not designed to
operate while plugged in to the charger.
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Operations
Tip:
Charging the battery
For maximum battery life, completely
discharge and recharge Spot Lifter
every 1-2 months.
1.
When charging for the first time, allow to charge
uninterrupted for at least 12 hours.
NOTE: When charging, the Spot Lifter and
charger may become warm to the touch.
This is normal and no cause for concern.
2.
Spot Lifter must be in “ O ” (OFF) position
to charge.
3.
When completely charged, your Spot Lifter
will operate for up to 7 minutes for model 1718
and up to 15 minutes for model 1719. When
completely discharged, it will take approximately
12 hours to fully recharge.
4.
To charge your Spot Lifter, connect the round end
of the charger cord into the power port on the
back of the unit.
Tip:
After unit is charged (approximately
12 hours) unplug from outlet.
This will aid in prolonging the life of
the battery.
NOTE: Decreased operating time may
indicate that the battery has built up a
charging resistance. To recharge, first
completely exhaust the battery, recharge
it, then exhaust it once again before
recharging a second time. This procedure
may be required more than once.
1.
Filling the solution tank
1.
2.
Remove solution tank by grasping it firmly and
pulling straight up.
Unscrew and remove the cap. Add water and
formula* to the indicated fill lines on the solution
tank
2.
Water Fill Line
WATER
FORMULA
*Note: Your Spot Lifter includes a trial
size bottle of formula.
3.
Formula Fill Line
Replace cap and place solution tank back on unit.
3.
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Operations (continued)
Pre-treating
1.
Turn power switch “I” (ON).
2.
To pre-treat stained or highly soiled areas, hold
Spot Lifter above soiled surface and press trigger
to spray cleaning solution.
3.
Let cleaning solution set for 3-5 minutes
before cleaning.
2.
Tip:
Spot cleaning carpet
1.
Turn power switch “I” (ON).
2.
Hold Spot Lifter above soiled surface and press
trigger to spray cleaning solution, as in pre-treating
step 2 above.
3.
Press front of Spot Lifter firmly against surface
and pull toward you to remove cleaning solution
and soil.
4.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until no more dirt or cleaning
solution can be removed. Do not overwet.
5.
For stubborn soil, use brush to gently scrub soiled
area while continuing to spray cleaning solution.
To remove brush from unit, gently pull on brush
tab and lift out.
NOTE: If Spot Lifter stops spraying,
turn “ O ” (OFF) power switch and check
cleaning solution level. Refill if needed.
Never run dry.
Spot cleaning upholstery
Check manufacturer’s tag before cleaning. “W”
or “WS” on the tag means you can use your Spot
Lifter. If tag is coded with an “S” (with diagonal
strike-through), or says “Dry Clean Only,” do not
proceed.
2.
If manufacturer’s tag is missing or not coded,
check with your furniture dealer.
NOTE: If possible, check upholstery stuffing.
Colored stuffing may bleed through fabric
when wet.
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3.
Tip:
Use the brush after applying
cleaning solution and remove any
surface soil. Using the brush before
applying solution can push soil more
deeply into carpet.
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Immediate attention to a spill on
upholstery can prevent permanent
staining.
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Operations (continued)
Cleaning spills from hard surfaces
1.
Turn power switch “I” (ON).
2.
Press front of Spot Lifter firmly against hard
surface to suction up spill.
3.
Press trigger to spray cleaning solution.
4.
Press front of Spot Lifter firmly against hard
surface to suction cleaning solution, as in step
2 above.
2.
3.
NOTE: If the Spot Lifter stops spraying,
turn unit “O” (OFF) and check the cleaning
solution level in the solution tank. Refill if
needed. Never run the unit without water or
cleaning solution.
Maintenance and care
Machine care
1.
2.
Turn the power switch to the “OFF”
position. ( O )
Carry the Spot Lifter to the sink or drain.
To empty the collection tank
1.
2.
Remove the collection tank by pressing the tank
release button at the top of the tank. The tank will
pivot out on a “hinge” at the bottom of the unit.
Remove the tank plug by turning approximately 1/4
turn counterclockwise and lifting out. Empty tank.
3.
Thoroughly rinse the collection tank with clean
water. Be sure to rinse nozzle area.
4.
Replace tank plug and turn approximately 1/4
turn clockwise, until snug.
5.
To replace the tank, pivot bottom of tank back
into "hinge" and tilt up to handle. Press the tank
release button, and snap the tank into place. Test
for a secure fit before using.
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3.
NOTE: Check the solution tank. If a
significant amount of BISSELL Little
Green formula/water remains, you may
leave it in the solution tank for your next
cleaning task.
Tip:
Check spray nozzle for accumulated
dirt or debris. If necessary, clean with
soft bristle brush.
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Maintenance and care (continued)
Machine storage
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2.
WARNING:
This product contains a
Clean exterior surface of Spot Lifter with a soft
cloth dampened with water only. Do not use a
strong detergent or other cleaners as this may
damage the finish.
rechargeable nickel cadmium
battery (sometimes referred
to as a “Ni-Cad” battery)
pack. The average life of a
Ni-Cad battery is 5-7 years,
depending on frequency of
use. According to Federal
regulations, proper removal
and disposal of Ni-Cad
batteries are required.
Store Spot Lifter in a protected dry area, at room
temperature (40° - 110°F).
Battery removal and disposal
1.
Important: Unplug charger.
2.
Remove tanks (front and rear) and discard.
3.
Remove screws (6) holding product housing
together.
4.
Use screwdriver to score rating label on bottom
of unit.
5.
Separate housings and locate battery pack in
bottom/ center of unit.
6.
Remove wire connectors from the battery pack.
7.
Keep battery pack together - DO NOT separate
individual batteries. For specific disposal
instructions of batteries, please contact:
RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation)
1-800-822-8837.
8.
3.
Screws
Discard remainder of product.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock or injury,
unplug appliance from
outlet before servicing.
Troubleshooting
Reduced Suction / No Suction
Possible Cause
Remedies
1. Collection tank is full
1. Empty collection tank
2. Collection tank drain plug is loose
2. Check plug for snug fit
3. Batteries weak/undercharged
3. Recharge according to instructions
4. Collection tank not properly installed
4. Snap tank into place
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Reduced Spray / No Spray
Possible Cause
Remedies
1. Solution tank is empty
1. Refill solution tank
2. Pump not primed
2. While Spot Lifter is turned on, press
spray trigger and gently rock Spot Lifter
back and forth
3. Batteries weak/undercharged
3. Recharge according to instructions
4. Spray tip clogged
4. Rinse tip with clean water
Spot Lifter is not powered / underpowered
Possible Cause
Remedies
1. Charger / plug not connected
1. Make sure charger plug is completely
plugged into wall outlet and charging
cord is completely plugged into port on
back of unit. Make sure Spot Lifter is
stored with power switch in "O"
(off) position
Spot Lifter will not charge
Possible Cause
Remedies
1. Charger / plug not connected
1. Make sure charger plug is completely
plugged into wall outlet and charging
cord is completely plugged into port on
back of unit. Make sure Spot Lifter is
stored with power switch in "O"
(off) position
2. Batteries have charging resistance
2. To recharge, first completely exhaust the
battery, recharge it, then exhaust it once
again before recharging a second time.
This procedure may be required more
than once.
Other Maintenance or Service not included above 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. 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 provides proof of date of purchase in the
event of a warranty claim. See warranty information on page 12 for details.
Replacement Parts - BISSELL Spot Lifter
Item
Part No.
Part Name
1
203-2570
1718 Collection Tank including plug (Clear Pearl)
2
203-2571
1719 Collection Tank including plug (Lavender)
3
203-2564
1718 Solution Tank including cap & insert (Clear Pearl)
4
203-2567
1719 Solution Tank including cap & insert (Lavender)
5
203-2504
Collection Tank Plug
6
203-2575
Solution Tank Cap & Insert
7
203-2572
1718 Charger Cord
8
203-2573
1719 Charger Cord
9
203-2574
Deluxe Brush
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Warranty - BISSELL Spot Lifter
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.
Keep your original sales receipt — it is your proof of warranty.
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 Service” 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 ©2006 BISSELL Homecare, Inc
Grand Rapids, Michigan
the above limitation may not apply to you.
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