User`s guide | Bissell 21R9 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

V. (Versus™)
Cordless Bare Floor Vacuum
USER’S GUIDE
21R9 SERIES
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
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Assembly
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Operation
6-8 Maintenance and Care
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Troubleshooting
10 Consumer Services
11 Replacement Parts
12 Warranty
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Thank you for buying a BISSELL V. (Versus) Cordless Bare Floor Vacuum
Everything we know about floorcare went into the design and construction
of this complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
We trust that it will bring you many years of satisfaction. It is backed with a
limited one year warranty. We also stand behind it with a knowledgeable,
dedicated Consumer Services department, so, should you ever have a
question, 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 BISSELL V. (Versus) Cordless Bare Floor Vacuum.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
Chairman, 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
CORDLESS BARE FLOOR VACUUM.
WARNING: To reduce the risk
of fire, electric shock, or injury:
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Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
Do not immerse.
Do not handle with wet hands.
Do not use cordless bare floor vacuum if it has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into
water - take it to a Service Center.
Do not use with damaged cord or plug on
the charger.
Do not damage the charging cord. Never carry
or pull 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. AC adapter should
plug directly into electrical outlet.
Do not put any object into appliance openings, or
restrict air flow.
Do not use with any opening blocked.
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 use without dust bin and/or filters in place.
Do not charge the unit outdoors.
Do not incinerate this appliance, even if it is severely
damaged. The batteries can explode in a fire.
Do not use for any purpose other than described
in this User’s Guide.
Do not expose hair, loose clothing, fingers or body
parts to openings or moving parts.
Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used by or near children.
Use only the AC adapter supplied by BISSELL to
recharge your cordless bare floor vacuum.
Use charger unit only in standard electrical
outlet (120v - 60hz).
Use charger in dry location only.
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■ Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug,
grasp the plug, not the cord.
■ Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair and
anything that may reduce airflow.
■ Turn off all controls when finished cleaning.
■ Do not use for any purpose other than described in
this User’s Guide.
■ Use only manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
■ Disconnect cordless bare floor vacuum from AC
adapter before maintenance or cleaning.
■ Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.
This product contains rechargeable nickel cadmium
batteries. Do not incinerate batteries or they will
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.
THIS MODEL IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
Commercial use of this unit voids the
manufacturer’s warranty.
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Product view
Handle Grip
Dirt Cup Assembly
Power Button
Base
Charging
Indicator Light
Dirt Cup
Release Button
Charging Port
AC Adapter
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Assembly
Quick and easy assembly
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To assemble the handle connect all three
handle sections by connecting the base of
one section to the top of another. Repeat with
remaining two sections.
Attach the handle grip by connecting handle
grip to assembled handle.
Connect assembled handle and grip to base of
unit by inserting handle into base until it snaps
into place.
Operation
Power switch
Power button is red and located on back left
hand side of unit.
To turn unit on, press red power button once
with foot.
To turn unit off, press red power button once
more with foot.
Power
Button
How to use your cordless vacuum
The cordless bare floor vacuum is a quick and easy
way to clean your bare floors and low pile carpets.
1. Detent by holding base steady with one foot
and tip handle back.
2.
Gently tap red power button on base with
your foot to turn unit on.
3.
Clean along edges, in corners, and around
tables and chairs by lining unit up along
surface you want to clean.
4.
When finished cleaning, tap red power button
on base with your foot to turn unit off.
5.
To properly store, return handle to
upright position.
6.
Recharge if needed.
Note: The cordless bare floor vacuum has a 360
degree swivel handle. To store properly, make sure
handle has rotated back to its original position.
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Maintenance and care
Cleaning the dirt cup
The dirt cup should be emptied after each use.
1. Make sure cordless bare floor vacuum is
turned OFF.
2. Press grey dirt cup release button on back of
unit to release dirt cup and filter assembly.
3. Separate dirt cup from filters by inserting
middle finger and thumb into slots and pull.
4. Empty dirt cup in trash can. Rinse in warm
water if desired. Make sure it is completely
dry before reassembling.
5. To reassemble, snap filter assembly back
into dirt cup.
6. Replace dirt cup and filter assembly by gently
pressing it into unit until assembly clicks
into place. Make sure dirt cup and filter
assembly are secure before turning unit on.
Dirt Cup
Release
Button
Cleaning the filters
The pleated filter cartridge should be replaced
every six months or if suction is declining. More
or less frequent replacing or cleaning may be
required based on individual vacuuming habits
and types of debris picked up.
1. Press grey dirt cup release button on back
right side of unit to release dirt cup and
filter assembly.
2. Separate dirt cup from filters by inserting thumb
into round slot and pull.
3. Separate filter assembly by pulling on either
side of assembly.
4. Foam filter rests in front of pleated filter. Pull
the foam filter out to access pleated filter.
5. Remove foam filter from plastic assembly
and hold under running water to wash. Mild
detergent may also be used if desired. Air
dry thoroughly before replacing.
6. Wipe pleated filter with damp cloth. Air dry
thoroughly before replacing.
7. To reassemble, snap filter assembly back
into dirt cup.
8. Replace dirt cup and filter assembly by gently
pressing it into unit until assembly clicks
into place. Make sure the dirt cup and filter
assembly are secure before turning unit on.
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Maintenance and care
Clearing clogs
Low suction or poor pickup may be due to a
clog in dirt cup. If this occurs, follow these steps
to check for and clear clog:
1. Unplug unit from electrical outlet. Ensure power
is OFF.
2.
Check foam filter and clean as necessary (see
Cleaning the filters on page 6)
3.
Check pleated filter and replace if necessary
(see Cleaning the filters on page 6)
4.
Check to see if dirt cup is full. Empty if needed.
5.
Check to see if air duct in dirt cup and exhaust
inlet to motor are clear of all debris. Clear debris
if needed.
6.
Replace filter and dirt cup assembly.
Brush and wiper maintenance
Regularly check rear angle brush and front
wipers on underside of the unit to keep clean.
Wipe any debris that has accumulated on
angled brush or front wipers with a damp cloth.
1. Unsnap rear angled brush by pulling up from
one side. Replace with a new brush by
snapping into track.
2 . To remove wipers, slide old wiper out and insert
new wiper.
Note: Any other servicing should be
performed by an authorized service
representative.
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Maintenance and care
Charging the battery
When completely charged, the cordless bare
floor vacuum provides up to 20 minutes of full
cleaning power.
Note: When charging for first time, allow
time to charge uninterrupted for at least 16
hours. Thereafter, charge at least 12 hours
to renew the cordless bare floor vacuum.
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ATTENTION:
The power switch must
be in the OFF position
when charging.
Plug charging cord into charging port.
Decreased operating time may indicate
battery has built up a charging resistance.
To recharge, first completely exhaust
battery, recharge it, then exhaust it again
before recharging a second time. This
procedure may be required more than once.
When charging is complete, be sure to unplug
cordless bare floor vacuum from charger. This
will maximize the battery’s lifetime.
Note: Red light will remain on as long as
unit is receiving power. Red light will NOT
shut off once battery is fully charged.
WARNING: This product contains a
nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) rechargeable battery pack.
According to Federal and State regulations, removal
and proper disposal of Ni-Cd batteries is required.
For removal of the battery pack in your cordless bare
floor vacuum, see instructions below:
Do not unscrew battery door for any purpose other than to recycle
the battery assembly at end of unit's life.
1. IMPORTANT: Unplug charger.
2. Remove filter and dirt cup assembly.
3. Remove shrink wrap battery pack by unscrewing battery door.
4. Remove wire connectors from the battery pack.
5. Keep battery pack together - DO NOT separate individual batteries.
6. Discard remainder of product.
For specific disposal instructions of batteries, please contact:
RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) 1-800-822-8837 or
visit the website: www.rbrc.com
Caution: Altering battery in any way will destroy the appliance and
invalidate the warranty.
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Troubleshooting
Cordless bare floor vacuum will not turn on
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock or injury,
unplug from the outlet
before servicing.
Possible cause
Remedies
1.
Cordless bare floor vacuum
is not charged thoroughly
1. Make sure cordless bare floor vacuum has
been properly plugged in an outlet for
recommended amount of time. See
Charging the battery on page 8
2.
Dirt cup is not secure in unit
2. Ensure dirt cup is latched into base by
pressing down on unit
Cordless bare floor vacuum won’t pick up or low suction
Possible cause
Remedies
1.
Dirt cup is not secure in unit
1. Check assembly of base, correctly position
and secure into place
2.
Dirt cup is full of debris
2. Empty dirt cup and replace
3.
Clog in unit
3. Follow instructions on page 7 for clearing clogs
4.
Filters are dirty
4. Check and clean filters. See Cleaning the
filters on page 6
Handle will not store properly
Possible cause
Remedies
1.
1. Rotate handle 180 degrees
Handle is upside down
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. EST
9 a.m. — 8 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 Warranty on page 12 for details.
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Replacement parts
Item Part No.
Part Name
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Pleated Filter
Foam Filter
Dirt Cup Assembly
Charger
Handle Assembly
Wiper
Brush
203-0189
203-0190
203-0193
203-0194
203-0196
203-0197
203-0214
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2
3
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5
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Warranty - BISSELL V. (Versus) Cordless Bare Floor Vacuum
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.
©2008 BISSELL Homecare, Inc
Grand Rapids, Michigan
All rights reserved. Printed in China
Part Number 110-4044
Rev 4/08
Visit our website at:
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