Bissell 1719 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Little Green
®
USER’S GUIDE
1720-1725 SERIES
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Safety Instructions
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Product view
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Product features
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Operations
Storage
Troubleshooting
Consumer Services
Replacement Parts
Warranty
Thanks for buying a BISSELL Little Green Portable Deep Cleaner
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Little Green® Portable Deep
Cleaner. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this handy, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your Little Green 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 Little Green.
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 VACUUM.
Always connect to a polarized outlet (left slot is
wider than right). Unplug from outlet when not
in use and before conducting maintenance.
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WARNING:
To reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury:
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Do not modify the polarized plug to fit a
non-polarized outlet or extension cord.
Do not leave deep 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 deep
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, return it to a
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 deep 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.
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Always turn off deep cleaner before
connecting or disconnecting motorized nozzle.
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all
parts of body away from openings and
moving parts.
Turn off all controls before plugging or
unplugging deep 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 deep 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.
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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WARNING:
Do not use this product while
WARNING:
Do not use an extension cord
on any type of a 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.
with this 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, if the
extension cord does not
have a three prong grounding
plug and connector 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.
Vacuum
Flex Hose
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Power Switch
Heater Switch
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Heat
Indicator
Light
Heater
Spray
Trigger
Grip/Trigger
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4” Cleaning
Tool
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Cap
Solution/Clean
Tank
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On Board
Cord Storage
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Power Cord
3.
Collection/Dirty Tank
How to use this guide
This User’s Guide has been designed
to help you get the utmost satisfaction from
your BISSELL Little Green Portable Deep Cleaner.
You’ll find assembly and operating instructions,
safety precautions, as well as maintenance and
troubleshooting instructions. Please read this
Guide thoroughly before assembling your 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 Little Green for many years.
WARNING:
Do Not plug in your deep
cleaner until you have
completely assembled it per
the following instructions
and are familiar with all
instructions and operating
procedures.
Product Features
Refer to Assembly Diagram on page 4
Solution Tank
The Solution Tank is the translucent tank at your
right as you face the Little Green. Remove the
Tank by grasping the indented handle and pulling
it toward you, then tilting out.
To Fill the Solution Tank
Open the Solution Tank by pulling up on the round
cap. Add BISSELL Little Green Formula to the
FORMULA fill line (8-oz.) on Solution Tank.
NOTE: Your Little Green is shipped with an 8
oz. starter bottle of formula.
Fill the Solution Tank with hot (NOT boiling) tap
water to the WATER fill line.
Replace the cap before placing the Solution Tank
back into the unit.
Replace the Solution Tank by pacing it bottom first
into the cavity, then tilting it, pressing gently at top
until it snaps closed.
Water
Fill
Line
Formula Fill Line
Collection Tank
The Collection Tank is the translucent tank at your
left as you face the Little Green. It is removed
and replaced on the unit just like the Solution
Tank. Empty the Collection Tank after each use,
when dirty water reaches the indicated maximum
fill line, or as instructed in this User’s Guide.
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WARNING:
Use only BISSELL Little
Product Features Continued
Green formula in your
cleaner. Use of cleaning
formulas which contain
lemon or pine oil may
damage this appliance
and void warranty.
Chemical spot cleaners
or solvent-based soil
removers should not be
used. These products
may react with the plastic materials used in
your cleaner, causing
cracking or pitting.
Vacuum Flex Hose with Grip/Trigger Unit
Store in the on-board hose storage on the back of the Little Green.
Cleaning tools attach to the Grip/Trigger unit.
Power Cord
The cord, with a three-prong grounded plug, stores in the On Board
Cord Storage at the bottom of the Little Green.
Note: Unwrap Power Cord completely before
operating unit.
Built-in-heater
Not included with all models
Heater Switch
With the Little Green ProHeat, you have the ability to turn on, or leave
off, the built-in heater, based on your cleaning needs.
The Little Green ProHeats’ built-in heater will raise the water temperature
for improved cleaning performance. To use Little Greens’ built-in heater,
first turn the Power Switch ON and then turn the Heater Switch ON.
Within 30 seconds, the Heat Indicator Light will illuminate, indicating the
heater has reached the correct temperature.
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See Page 8 for cleaning instructions.
Specialized Cleaning Tools
Depending on which model you purchased, your
Little Green may be equipped with one or more of
these tools:
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4.
4” wide Cleaning Tool (included with all models)-For
cleaning carpet, upholstery and spot cleaning
Spraying Crevice Tool-For cleaning in tight areas
6” wide Cleaning Tool-For larger areas
TurboBrush Cleaning Tool-Rotating brush for extra cleaning
action for small areas, upholstery and stairs
To order optional tools not originally included with your Little Green
see “Part Numbers and Descriptions,” page 9
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HEAT
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Power Switch Heat
Indicator
Light
Begin using by depressing the Spray Trigger. Wait 5-10 seconds for
non-heated water and solution mixture to travel through the Flex
Hose. After 5-10 seconds, the heated water and solution mixture is
ready to be applied to carpet or upholstery.
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How To Deep Clean Carpet or Upholstery
Getting Ready
1.
Remove Vacuum Flex Hose completely from On Board
Hose Storage.
2.
Attach 4” Tool, TurboBrush* or Crevice Tool* to Grip Trigger Unit
by pressing Tool onto Grip/Trigger Unit firmly, until button snaps
into hole. Make certain Tool is securely attached.
3.
Unwrap Power Cord completely from On Board Cord Storage
and plug into 1230 Volt, 60 Hz grounded outlet as described in
Important Safety Instructions, page 3.
4.
Turn Power switch to ON Position.
Note: If your LIttle Green has a built-in heater, refer to
instructions on page 7.
5.
Press and hold Spray Trigger on Grip/Trigger unit. Spray will
start in a few seconds.
6.
Raise the Tool slightly to check for spray. If spray does not
start, press firmly on the front of the Solution Tank while
depressing Spray Trigger.
WARNING:
Be sure to unplug the
cord before attaching
the Turbobrush.
*Optional on some Little Green models. To order optional
parts not originally included in your Little Green model,
call BISSELL Consumer Services at the telephone number listed on page 9.
Pre-treating
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2.
Pre-treat stained or highly soiled areas: Hold the flex hose
with tool attached above carpet or upholstery, and pull trigger to spray cleaning solution.
Wait 3-5 minutes before cleaning.
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Deep Cleaning
1.
Place the tool directly on soiled surface at arms length. Apply
downward pressure on the tool and pull toward you, while
pulling trigger to spray cleaning solution.
Note: If using the TurboBrush, the switch should be in the
“BRUSH” position. This activates the brush only.
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2.
Repeat, keeping the tool firmly against the surface. Continue
until no more dirt can be removed. Do not overwet.
Note: If using the Turbobrush, move the switch to the
“SUCTION” position. This activates the suction to remove the
dirt and cleaning solution. Move the switch back to the
“BRUSH” position for additional brushing action.
Do not overwet.
3.
Release spray trigger. Vacuum area until no more cleaning
solution can be removed.
Note: If using the Turbobrush, move the switch to the
“SUCTION” position. This activates the suction to remove the
dirt and cleaning solution.
4.
If the tool stops spraying, turn OFF Power Switch and check
cleaning solution level. Refill if needed. Never run dry.
Deep Cleaning Upholstery
Tip:
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Check the manufacturer’s tag before cleaning. “W” or “WS” on
the tag means you can use your Little Green. 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.
3.
If possible, check upholstery stuffing. Colored stuffing may
bleed through fabric when wet.
Deep cleaning
stairs and high
traffic areas on a
regular basis can
prolong carpet
life.
Tip:
Check upholstery
stuffing before
cleaning.
Colored stuffing
may bleed
through fabric
when wet.
When You’re Done
1.
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3.
Turn Power Switch to OFF position.
Tip:
Unplug Power Cord from outlet.
Before turning off
Little Green, vacuum up clean water
to thoroughly rinse
the Vacuum Hose.
Then, lift the tool
and point upwards.
This allows any
water still in the
Hose to flow into
the Collection Tank.
Remove and rinse Solution Tank, then replace.
Note: If a significant amount of Little Green formula/water
remains, you many leave it in the Solution Tank for your next
cleaning task.
4.
Remove Collection Tank, fill with clean water, rinse thoroughly
and discard, then replace.
5.
Disconnect the tool from Grip/Trigger unit by pushing down on
button lock and pulling straight off (Do NOT twist tools to
remove them).
6.
Once removed from the Vacuum/Flex Hose, the tools can
be cleaned:
4”, 6”, or Crevice tool-Rinse under clean running
water.TurboBrush tool-Switch must be in “SUCTION” position. Rinse under clean running water.
7.
WARNING:
Keep face away from
spray. Failure to do so
may result in personal
injury.
Check Spray Nozzle for accumulated dirt or debris. If necessary, clean with soft bristle brush.
Storage
1.
Wipe all surfaces with a soft cloth.
2.
Wrap Power Cord around Onboard Cord Storage at the bottom
of Little Green.
3.
Wrap Vacuum Flex Hose around Onboard Hose Storage and
secure Grip/Trigger.
4.
Store Cleaner in protected, dry area, at room temperature
(40º to 110ºF).
Cord Storage
TurboBrush
BRUSH
SUCTION
Note: For Little Green TurboBrush Models, on-board storage
for the TurboBrush Tool has been provided on the back of the
unit. Attach the TurboBrush to the unit by pressing onto
holder firmly until button snaps into hole.
Flex Hose
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Troubleshooting
Cleaner won’t run.
Possible Causes
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.
Power Unit not plugged in
Blown fuse/tripped breaker
Reduced spray or no spray
Possible Causes
Remedies
Check electrical plug
Replace household fuse or Reset
Breaker
Call BISSELL Customer Service
Remedies
Spray Nozzle clogged
Solution Tank empty
Solution Tank outlet clogged
Pump needs priming
Clean Spray Nozzle
Check/Refill Tank
Clean outlet at bottom of Solution Tank
Push firmly on Solution Tank front
while depressing Spray Trigger
Vacuum won’t pick up cleaning solution
Possible Causes
Remedies
Poor Upholstery/Carpet Tool
position
Reposition Upholstery/Carpet Tool on
surface, follow recommended cleaning
procedures
Collection Tank is full
Empty Collection Tank
Upholstery/Carpet Tool Brush worn
Replace with new Brush
Excess solution in Vacuum Flex Hose Lift Tool and point upwards to allow water
in Hose to flow into the Collection Tank
Incorrect switch position on TurboBrush Reposition switch to “Suction” Position
Excessive Foam in the Collection Tank
Possible Causes
Remedies
Residue left in carpet or fabric
form prior cleaning
Flush carpet by using clear water in
Solution Tank
Check Tank often/empty as necessary
Incorrect cleaning formula
Use BISSELL Little Green formula only
TurboBrush attachment-Brush will not turn
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Possible Causes
Remedies
Incorrect switch position on TurboBrush
Reposition switch to “Brush” position
BISSELL Customer Service
For information about repairs or replacement parts, or questions about
your warranty, call:
BISSELL Customer Service
1-800-263-2535
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. EST
Or write:
BISSELL Ltd.
ATTN: Consumer Services
Box 1003
Niagara Fall, Ontario, L2E 6W2
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 "About Your Warranty"
on page 14 for details.
Replacement parts - BISSELL Little Green
Item Part No.
Part Name
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
203-0983
203-0961
203-0984
203-0985
603-0912
203-0986
203-0987
210-1183
4” Upholstery/Carpet Tool w/Brush
4” Window
4” Removable Brush
6” Upholstery/Carpet Tool w/Brush
6” Window
6” Removable Brush
Spraying Crevice Tool
TurboBrush
9
10
11
12
203-1200
603-1224
203-1209
203-1210
Little Green
Little Green TurboBrush
Little Green ProHeat
Little Green ProHeat TurboBrush
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203-1201
White
Solution/Clean Tank
Collection/Dirty Tank
1
2
7
3
8
9-12
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5
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©2001 BISSELL Inc.
BISSELL Ltd.
Niagara Falls, Ont., L2E 6W2
All rights reserved. Printed in China
Part Number U.G. 1720/25
Rev 10/01
Visit our website at:
www.bissell.com
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About Your Warranty
Limited One Year Warranty
BISSELL Ltd., or an authorized BISSELL Service Centre will repair or replace free of
charge, any part which is defective or malfunctioning within 1 year of the purchase
date, provided that it is used for personal, and not commercial or rental service.
Terms:
1.Return the unit and/or part with proof of purchase date, to your dealer, your
nearest BISSELL Authorized service Centre, or return by mail to:
BISSELL Ltd.
6934 Kinsmen Court,
Niagara Fall, Ontario, L2E 6S5
2.Any defective or malfunctioning part will be repaired or and returned
postage paid.
3.This warranty does not cover bags, belts, filters or light bulbs. Damages or
malfunctions caused by negligence, abuse, or use not in accordance with the
User’s Guide will not be covered. This warranty does not cover parts of the
unit that require replacement under normal use.
For your protection, you should always insure the unit and/or part when
shipping or mailing. BISSELL will reimburse you for the parcel post, Canpar or
UPS charge. Any charges for packaging or insurance are your responsibility.
Tip: Attach your sales receipt to this User’s Guide for future reference.
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