Bissell 1865 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

steam ‘n CLEAN® II
USER’S GUIDE
1865 SERIES
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Safety Instructions
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Product view
Operations / Special Tools
Routine Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Consumer Services
Replacement Parts
Warranty
Thanks for buying a BISSELL Steam ‘n Clean II
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Steam ‘n Clean II. Everything we
know about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your Steam ‘n Clean II is well made, and we back it with a full oneyear 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 Steam ‘n Clean II.
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
STEAM ‘N CLEAN® II.
WARNING:
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Do not direct steam at people, animals, or at
electrical outlets.
Do not expose to rain
Store indoors
Use only extension cords UL-rated at 15
amperes
Unplug from outlet when not in use and
before conducting maintenance or troubleshooting
Do not leave steam cleaner unattended
Do not leave the steam cleaner connected to
an electrical outlet when not in use
Do not switch the steam cleaner on or
attempt to use without water in the tank
Do not service steam cleaner when it is
plugged in
Do not use with damaged cord or plug
Do not use steam cleaner if it has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped
into water
Do not handle steam cleaner with wet hands
Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close door on cord, pull cord around sharp
corners or edges, or expose cord to heated
surfaces
Do not unplug by pulling on cord
Do not put any object into appliance openings, use
with blocked opening, or restrict air flow
Do not use appliance in an enclosed space
filled with vapor given off by oil,base paint,
paint thinner, some moth proofing substances,
flammable dust, or other explosive or
toxic vapors.
Do not allow to be used as a toy
Do not use on leather, wax polished furniture
or floors, synthetic fabrics, velvet or other
delicate, steam-sensitive materials
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
■ Fill with cool water only — do not add anything
except cool water or you will cause damage to
the heating element and void your warranty
■ Turn off before unplugging
■ Unplug by grasping the plug, not the cord
■ Pay close attention when working around children
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.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTING DEVICE
This appliance is equipped with a Circuit
Interrupting Device (C.I.D.) The C.I.D. shuts off
the unit in potentially hazardous situations.
The C.I.D. has Test (Yellow) and Reset (Red)
buttons which should be operated each time
the unit is plugged in.
WARNING:
No plug adapter
should be used with this appliance.
This model is for household use only.
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AUTION:
To reduce risk of injury from
steam, never point product
at people, animals, or
electrical outlets.
Indicator
Light
Steam Switch
Safety Lock
Handle
Water Filter
C.I.D. Plug
Power Cord
Water Tank
Tank Latch
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AUTION:
Do not add anything except
cool water or you will cause
damage to the heating element
and void your warranty.
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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 Steam ‘n
Clean II hand-held steam cleaner. You’ll find assembly
and operating instructions of all cleaning tasks, safety
precautions, pre-cleaning tips, maintenance and
troubleshooting instructions.
Pay particular attention to the parts diagram, assembly
instructions, and part names. Familiarize yourself with
the tools and how they are used. Following this User’s
Guide will greatly enhance your ability to get the most
performance from your BISSELL Steam ‘n Clean II for
many years.
Your Steam ‘n Clean II comes assembled and ready to
use. The drawing on page 4 and part names may come
in handy should you need to order a part.
How to use your BISSELL Steam ‘n Clean II
Water Tank
The Water Tank is the blue tank at the end of the Steam
‘n Clean II.
Remove the Tank by releasing the Tank Latch
and sliding the Water Tank off the unit.
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Remove the Water Fill Cap by grasping the tab
on the Water Fill Cap and pulling it off the
Water Tank.
3.
Fill Water Tank completely with cool tap
water,* and replace Water Fill Cap.
4.
Reattach Water Tank sliding tank into position
and latching into place.
*Note: You may substitute distilled or
demineralized water for tap
water. Doing so may reduce the
need to change the Water Filter
to just once a year.
Do not add anything except cool water
or you will cause damage to the heating element and void your warranty.
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Water Filter
This filter removes minerals and other impurities from tap
water, preventing water deposits from damaging your Steam ‘n
Clean II. It should be replaced when the bright green grains turn
dark blue in the whole filter except the last strip.
Power Cord
Unwrap Power Cord [with C.I.D. plug] completely before
operating unit.
Circuit Interrupting Device (C.I.D.)
Because you will be using this product in wet environments,
such as bathrooms, we have equipped this unit with this
added safety feature. The C.I.D. shuts off the product in
potentially hazardous situations. The C.I.D. has test (yellow)
and reset (red) buttons which should be operated each time
the product is plugged in. In low lighting you may see a
“flash” from within the C.I.D. plug when the test (yellow)
button is depressed. This is normal and indicates proper
function. Simply press the reset (red) button.
Indicator Light
This will glow to indicate when tap water has been converted
to steam, and machine is ready to use.
Safety Lock
Slide forward to lock the Steam Switch OFF when the Steam ‘n
Clean II is plugged in but not in immediate use. When ready to
use, slide back to activate the Steam Switch.
Steam Switch
Push to release steam.
Pressure Relief Valve
Your steam cleaner is equipped with a pressure relief valve
which will open if the steam nozzle is blocked. When the
pressure relief valve opens, water will be released from the
small outlet hole at the bottom of the unit (below the handle). If
release continues, turn off your steam cleaner, empty the Water
Tank and call
BISSELL Consumer Services
1-800-237-7691
for repair/return instructions.
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Tools and Accessories
C
AUTION:
Before disconnecting a tool
All tools attach the same way. Align the two notches on the tool you
choose with the two tabs in the nozzle. Insert notches into tabs completely, then turn the tool a half rotation clockwise until it locks. Always
check to make certain the tool is fitted firmly before using.
from the steam cleaner,
make certain that steam is
no longer coming from the
nozzle. Use an oven mitt to
remove tools, or wait until
they cool before removing.
2-Position Steam Applicator (A)
This tool has two positions. Use the compressed or “short”
position for concentrated steam and the extended or “long” position
for diffused steam.
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B
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Steam Concentrator (B)
Concentrates steam to clean small, hard to reach areas, or for
intense steam cleaning of stubborn soil.
Steam Brushes (C)
Attach to the end of the Steam Concentrator for scrubbing
stubborn soil. Color-coded for your specific use.
Triangle Steam Brush (D)
Attaches to steam concentrator.
Steam Cleaning Hard Surfaces
All Living Areas
Stubborn soil that resists traditional hot water, cleaning solutions
and vigorous scrubbing can often be effectively removed with high
temperature steam. Baked-on-grease on the stovetop, dried fruit
juice in the refrigerator, mildew or stubborn soap scum on sliding
shower doors, gum on countertops — steam makes all these far
easier to clean. Use your Steam ‘n Clean II to soften and remove
stubborn dirt, grime, dry, hardened food, and other household soil
from hard surfaces. You can also use your steam cleaner to clean
pet cages.*
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AUTION:
Keep face and all exposed
skin away from steam.
Failure to do so may result in
personal injury.
*Note: Always remove pets before cleaning.
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Fill the Water Tank with cool tap water or
distilled/demineralized water.
2.
Connect the C.I.D. plug to an appropriate outlet.
3.
Attach tool. For large surface steam cleaning such as
countertops, basins and sinks, use the 2 Position Steam
Applicator. For smaller areas, use the Steam Concentrator
with/without the Steam Brush.
4.
When green indicator light glows, slide Safety Lock back and
press Steam Switch to release steam. Steam continues to
come out of the tool while switch is pressed.
5.
Wipe surface with a clean, dry cloth.
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AUTION:
Thermal shock can shatter
glass. Before cleaning cold
glass surface, carefully
warm the surface by
directing the steam jet on
the glass from a distance of
no less than 4 - 6”.
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Steam Cleaning Hard Surfaces
Kitchen/Bathroom/Nursery
Use your Steam ‘n Clean II regularly to clean sinks, countertops,
toilet bowls, changing tables, diaper pails and other hard,
non-porous surfaces.
Fill the Water Tank with cool tap water or distilled/
demineralized water.
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Connect the C.I.D. plug to an appropriate outlet.
Attach a cleaning tool. For large surface steam cleaning,
such as countertops, basins, toilets, bidets, crib surfaces,
changing tables or diaper pails, use the 2-Position
Steam Applicator. For smaller areas, use the Steam
concentrator with or without the Steam Brush.
When green indicator light glows, slide Safety Lock back
to activate Steam Switch. Press switch to release steam.
Steam continues to come out of the tool while switch
is pressed.
Wipe surface with a clean dry cloth.
Note: Steam will not remove stains from fabric
or other porous surfaces.
Steaming / Freshening Clothes
Use your Steam ‘n Clean II to remove wrinkles from clothes, and
“freshen” clothing that has been stored.
Hang clothing from a shower rod or clothes hook using a
sturdy clothes hanger.
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Fill the Water Tank with cool tap water or distilled/
demineralized water.
Connect the C.I.D. plug to an appropriate outlet.
Attach the 2-Position Steam Applicator, set to the
extended or ‘long’ position for diffused steam.
When green indicator light glows, slide Safety Lock back
to activate Steam Switch. Press switch to release steam.
Steam continues to come out of the tool while switch is
pressed.
Treat clothing until wrinkles loosen. Use a clothes brush
as you steam.
CAUTION:
Never attempt this
procedure while
wearing clothing.
Burns could result.
Other Uses
Your Steam ‘n Clean II is a very versatile tool. Use it to:
Give your houseplants a refreshing cool cloud mist by using
the steam selector at 12” or more away from plants.
Soften gum or adhesives for easier removal.
Soften glazing putty on windows for easier removal.
Clean grills
Clean coolers.
Cleaning sink garbage disposals.
Clean exhaust fan reusable filters. (Always remove
from fixture before cleaning.
When You’re Done
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Engage Safety Lock by sliding forward.
Unplug C.I.D. plug from outlet.
Remove Water Tank, empty, then replace.
Store the steam cleaner in a clean, dry area.
Note: You do not need to empty the Water Tank if you plan
to use the steam cleaner within a matter of hours.
For longer storage, always empty the tank.
Routine Maintenance
Replacing The Water Filter
If you fill your steam cleaner with normal tap water, it is essential to check the
water filter and replace it when it is no longer effective. Change the filter
when the bright green grains turn dark blue. If the filter is not changed at the
appropriate time, calcium deposits will accumulate on the heating element,
causing damage or reduced performance.
If you fill your steam cleaner with distilled or demineralized water, you may
only need to change your filter once a year.
1.
To replace your filter remove the Water Tank by unlatching and
sliding out of position.
2.
Remove the used Filter by sliding the filter toward the Tank Latch.
CAUTION:
Do not add anything
except cool water or you
will cause damage to the
heating element and void
your warranty.
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Replacing The Water Filter
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Insert new filter by sliding the Filter along the bottom of the
unit until the water outlet aligns with the inlet on the machine.
Replace Water Tank by sliding into place and securing latch.
Replacement Filter
Use only BISSELL Water filters in your BISSELL
Steam ‘n Clean II steam cleaner. To locate a retailer near you, or to place
an order, call
BISSELL Consumer Services
1-800-237-7691
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. — 7 p.m. EST
Saturday
9 a.m. — 2 p.m. EST
Or visit out Website @ http://www.bissell.com
Troubleshooting
Water release from safety valve.
Possible Causes
Blocked Steam Nozzle
Remedies
Turn off steam cleaner, unplug CID
plug from outlet. After unit has cooled,
clear blockage by inserting a paper clip
into the brass spray tip.
Reduce steam or no steam.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of
fire,electric shock
or injury, unplug
appliance from outlet
before servicing.
Possible Causes
Remedies
Water Tank empty
Fill Tank
Depleted Water Filter
Replace filter
Damage to Heating Element
Call BISSELL Consumer Services
If suggested solutions for this or any function of your steam cleaner do not
correct the problem, call BISSELL Consumer Services.
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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. — 7 p.m. EST
9 a.m. — 2 p.m. EST
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 "About Your Warranty"
on page 12 for details.
Replacement parts - BISSELL Steam ‘n Clean II
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Item Part No.
Part Name
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2
3
4
5
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Water Filter
2-position Steam Applicator
Steam Concentrator
Steam Brushes (3)
Triangle Steam Brush
Water Tank
Water Fill Cap
018-5600
018-5601
018-5602
018-5603
018-5604
018-5605
018-5606
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4
3
5
6
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About Your 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, or
use not in accordance with the User's Guide is not covered.
If your BISSELL product should require service:
Call BISSELL Consumer Services at the number below or visit the BISSELL website www.bissell.com to locate a BISSELL Authorized Service Center in your area. If
there are no authorized BISSELL Service Centers in your area, select the "Customer
Service" tab, and follow the instructions for contacting us via email. A BISSELL
Representative will issue you a Return Authorization Number and a pre-paid mailing
label to return the unit to BISSELL for warranty repair.
The machine should be returned with a photocopy of your proof of purchase. (Your
dated sales receipt is your proof of date of purchase in the event of a warranty claim do not send original.)
If you need information about repairs or replacement parts, or if you have questions
about your warranty, select the "Customer Service" tab on our website and follow the
instructions for contacting us by e-mail.
Or call:
BISSELL Consumer Services
1-800-237-7691
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST
Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. .EST
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.
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Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may
not apply to you.
©2003 BISSELL HOMECARE, Inc.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
All rights reserved. Printed in China
Part Number 603-2301
Rev 7/03
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