User`s guide | Bissell 3106 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

3 Way™ / FeatherWeight™
USER’S GUIDE
MODEL 3106 SERIES
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
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Operating Instructions
5-6 Maintenance
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Warranty
Troubleshooting
Replacement Parts
Consumer Services
Thanks for Buying a BISSELL 3 Way™ / FeatherWeight™ Vacuum
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL 3 Way / FeatherWeight Vacuum. Everything
we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this lightweight
and versatile vacuum.
Your BISSELL 3 Way / FeatherWeight 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 BISSELL 3 Way / FeatherWeight Vacuum.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
President and Chief Executive Officer
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all
parts of body away from openings.
■ Turn off all controls before plugging or
unplugging vacuum cleaner.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
■ Use extra care when cleaning stairs.
BEFORE USING YOUR VACUUM.
■ Do not pick up flammable materials (lighter
Always connect to a polarized outlet (left slot is
fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.) or use in the
wider than right). Unplug from outlet when not
presence of explosive liquids or vapors.
in use and before conducting maintenance.
■ Do not pick up toxic material (chlorine
bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc.).
To reduce the risk of
■
fire, electric shock, or injury:
Do not use vacuum cleaner in an enclosed
space filled with vapors given off by oil
■ Do not modify the polarized plug to fit a
base paint, paint thinner, some moth
non-polarized outlet or extension cord.
proofing substances, flammable dust, or
■ Do not leave vacuum cleaner unattended
other explosive or toxic vapors.
when it is plugged in.
■ Do not pick up hard or sharp objects such
■ Unplug from outlet when not in use and
as glass, nails, screws, coins, etc.
before servicing.
■ Do not pick up anything that is burning
■ Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or
■ Do not allow children to operate vacuum
hot ashes.
cleaner or use as a toy.
■ Do not use without filters in place.
■ Close attention is necessary when used by
■ Use only on dry, indoor surfaces.
or near children.
■ Keep appliance on a level surface.
■ Do not use for any purpose other than
■ Do not carry the vacuum cleaner while it
described in this User’s Guide.
is running.
■ Use only manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
WARNING:The power cord on this product
contains lead, a chemical known to the State
■ Do not use with damaged cord or plug.
of California to cause birth defects or other
■ If appliance is not working as it should,
has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
or dropped into water, have it repaired at
an authorized service center.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
■ Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a
FOR FUTURE USE.
handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord
around sharp edges or corners. Do not run
appliance over cord. Keep cord away from THIS APPLIANCE HAS A
heated surfaces.
POLARIZED PLUG.
■ Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider
■ Do not handle vacuum cleaner or plug with
than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized
wet hands.
outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in
■ Do not put any object into openings. Do
the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
not use with any opening blocked; keep
contact a qualified electrician to install a proper
openings free of dust, lint, hair, and
outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
anything that may reduce air flow.
This model is for household use only.
When using an electrical appliance,
basic precautions should be observed,
including the following:
■
WARNING:
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Hand Grip
Crevice Tool
Cord Wrap
Handle
Power Cord
Hand Vacuum Grip
On / Off Switch
Latch
Dirt Container
Floor Nozzle
How to Use This Guide
This User’s Guide has been designed to help you get the most satisfaction from
your BISSELL 3 Way / FeatherWeight Vacuum. You’ll find operating instructions,
safety precautions, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting instructions.
Please read this Guide thoroughly before using your vacuum cleaner.
C
AUTION:
Do not plug in your vacuum
cleaner until you are familiar
with all instructions and
operating procedures.
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How to Use Your BISSELL 3 Way / FeatherWeight Vacuum
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Your 3 Way / Featherweight Vacuum may be used in one of three ways. See
instructions below for converting your vacuum to best meet each need.
1.
As a Floor Vacuum:
Open the Latch at the base of the Hand Vacuum Grip and insert Handle.
Once Handle is all the way inserted into the body of the vacuum, press the
Latch closed to secure the Handle in place. Attach the Floor Nozzle by
inserting it into the opening at the bottom of the Dirt Container. Press firmly
to secure in place.
2.
As a Hand Vacuum:
Release the Latch from the Handle and pull Handle away from the unit.
Press the Latch closed.
3.
As a Multi-Purpose Vacuum:
The Crevice Tool and Floor Nozzle may be used with either the Hand
Vacuum or the Floor Vacuum. To use for cleaning in tight spaces, insert the
Crevice Tool into the opening at the bottom of the Dirt Container. Press
firmly to secure in place. To clean a wider surface, remove the Crevice Tool
and attach the Floor Nozzle by inserting it into the opening at the bottom of
the Dirt Container. Press firmly to secure in place.
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Power Cord Storage
1.
Turn Vacuum off.
2.
Unplug Power Cord by grasping the polarized plug, NOT the cord,
and disconnect from outlet.
3.
Loop Power Cord around Cord Wraps on the Handle.
4.
Clip molded plug to Power Cord to secure.
Maintenance
W
ARNING:
To avoid injury, turn cleaner
To maintain maximum performance from your BISSELL 3 Way / FeatherWeight
Vacuum, perform these simple maintenance checks:
OFF and unplug Cord from
wall when not in use.
Emptying the Dirt Container
1.
To remove dirt from the Dirt Container and Filter, hold the vacuum vertically
as shown. Depress and hold Latch on top of the vacuum to release the Dirt
Container.
2.
Gently pull Dirt Container away from the Hand Vacuum Grip and empty into
waste container.
3.
The Dirt Container may be rinsed with warm water and a mild detergent if
needed. The Dirt Container must be thoroughly dried before replacing.
4.
Attach Dirt Container to vacuum by depressing Latch and securely
fitting onto Hand Grip. Make sure Dirt Container is correctly secured.
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Cleaning the Filter
CAUTION:
Never operate your
The key to maximum performance is a clean Filter. Cleaning the Filter after
each use will help your 3 Way / FeatherWeight Vacuum operate at peak efficiency.
3 Way /
FeatherWeight Vacuum without the
Filter in place. Doing so may damage
the motor and void the warranty.
Use only BISSELL Replacement Filters (#32019) in your BISSELL 3 Way / Featherweight.
1.
Follow the steps on page 5 to remove Dirt Container.
2.
Remove Filter from the Filter Frame and shake over a waste container.
3.
To replace the Filter back onto the Filter Frame, line up the curved tabs of the Filter Frame with
the curved notches on the Filter, and push together to secure. Filter should be fully pressed
against the unit to prevent dust from escaping.
4.
Attach Dirt Container to vacuum by depressing Latch and securely fitting onto Hand Vacuum
Grip. Make sure Dirt Container is correctly secured.
5.
After heavy usage, you may clean the Filter by washing it gently by hand in warm water and
mild dish detergent. Rinse thoroughly and make certain it is completely dry before replacing it.
If Filter is torn, replace it with a new Filter.
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Filter Frame
Filter
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Troubleshooting
Vacuum cleaner won't run.
Possible Causes
Remedies
Power Cord not firmly plugged in.
Blown household fuse or breaker.
Check electrical outlet.
Check/replace fuse; reset breaker.
Vacuum cleaner doesn’t vacuum effectively.
Possible Causes
Remedies
Filter clogged, wet or dirty.
Dirt Container clogged.
Follow instructions for cleaning Filter.
Follow instructions for emptying Dirt Container.
Dust blows out of the air vents.
Possible Cause
Remedy
Filter not properly secured to Filter Frame.
Follow instructions for replacing Filter.
(see Step 3 above)
If suggested remedies do not correct the problem, 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 visit the BISSELL website - www.bissell.com
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W
ARNING:
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.
Replacement Parts - BISSELL 3 Way / FeatherWeight Vacuum
You may purchase replacement parts by calling BISSELL Consumer Services or by visiting our website. 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
NOTE: Check the label on the underside of your vacuum to determine the model number.
Item
Part Name
Model Number
Part Number
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Filter
Crevice Tool
Crevice Tool
Crevice Tool
Floor Nozzle
Floor Nozzle
Floor Nozzle
Dirt Container
Dirt Container
Dirt Container
Handle
Handle
Handle
All 3106 series
3106
3106-3
3106-N
3106
3106-3
3106-N
3106
3106-3
3106-N
3106
3106-3
3106-N
32019
203-2202
203-2206
203-1104
203-2203
203-2207
203-1120
203-2204
203-2208
203-1124
203-2205
203-2209
203-1125
1
2/3/4
5/6/7
8/9/10
11/12/13
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 the Model Number of your unit available.
Please record your Model Number: ___________________
Please record your Purchase Date: ___________________
NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It is your warranty.
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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, bags, 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.
Please keep your original receipt. Your dated sales receipt is your warranty.
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
Click on “Customer Service”
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.
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©2003 BISSELL Homecare, Inc
Grand Rapids, Michigan
All rights reserved.
Printed in China.
Part Number 010-2195
Rev 2/03
Visit our website at:
www.bissell.com
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