User`s guide | Bissell 3120 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Lightweight
B AG L E SS
VACUUM
USER’S GUIDE
3120 SERIES
2
Safety Instructions
3
Product View
4
Assembly
5
Operations
6-10 Maintenance and Care
11 Troubleshooting
12 Warranty
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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
UPRIGHT VACUUM.
Always connect to a polarized outlet (left slot is wider
than right). Unplug from outlet when not in use and
before conducting maintenance.
WARNING:
To reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock,
or injury:
■ Do not modify the polarized plug to fit a
non-polarized outlet or extension cord.
■ Do not leave vacuum 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 vacuum
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, have it repaired at an
authorized 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 vacuum 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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■ Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of
body away from openings and moving parts.
■ Turn off all controls before plugging or unplugging
vacuum 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 vacuum 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 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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Product view
Ergonomically
Designed Handle
Cord Hook
Carrying Handle
Quick Release™
Cord Wrap
Upper Tank
Primary Separator
Power Cord
Easy Empty™
Dirt Cup
Inner and Outer
Circular Filters
Lower Tank
Dirt Cup
Release
Handle
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Power Switch
Pedal
Hose Holder
Detent Lever
Snap and Lock
Foot Hose
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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
lightweight bagless vacuum. You’ll find
assembly and operating instructions, safety
precautions, as well as maintenance and
troubleshooting instructions. Please read this
guide thoroughly before assembling your
vacuum 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 vacuum for many years.
WARNING:
Do not plug in your vacuum
cleaner until you have
completely assembled it per
the following instructions
and are familiar with all
instructions and operating
procedures.
Your vacuum comes in two, easy-to-assemble
components: the handle and the base.
Assembly
1.
Position the handle so the lower snap is
facing the back of the vacuum.
2.
Line up the holes on the base with the snap
and knob on the handle.
3.
Handle
Lower Snap
Insert the handle into the base and push
until you hear it lock into place.
Note: The handle is designed so only the
correct snaps will fit comfortably with the
holes in the base. Do not use excessive
force while assembling this vacuum. It
should fit together with ease.
Base
Your vacuum assembly is now complete.
Handle position
Press the detent lever with your foot to place
your vacuum in one of three positions.
1. Upright- For storage and transporting.
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2.
Normal Cleaning- Press detent lever once. Use for
most household floor cleaning tasks.
3.
Low Cleaning- With the vacuum in normal
cleaning position, press detent lever again.
Use for reaching under low furniture, such
as tables, chairs, or beds.
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Operations
Transporting cleaner
1.
To move your cleaner from room to room, put
the handle in the upright position, tilt the cleaner
back on its rear wheels, and push forward.
2.
The cleaner can also be moved by using the
carrying handle on the front.
Using your cleaner
1.
Remove the plastic plug guard and dispose.
2.
Unclip polarized plug from power cord.
3.
Rotate the Quick Release cord wrap towards
floor and slip power cord from upper and lower
cord wraps.
4.
Connect power cord plug to a polarized outlet.
5.
To keep the power cord out of your way
while cleaning, place it in the cord hook near
the top of the handle.
Tip:
Before cleaning
under low furniture,
check for objects
that might block the
vacuum hose. Do
not pick up hard
or sharp objects
such as glass,
nails, screws, coins,
paper clips, etc.
with vacuum.
Power Switch pedal
The power switch pedal is located on the back of
the cleaner, under the cord wraps.
1. Step on the power switch to turn the unit
“On”. The rotating floor brush and suction
will start.
2.
Step on the pedal again to turn the vacuum “Off”.
Quick
Release
Cord
Wrap
CAUTION:
Before using your vacuum,
make sure the dirt container
is locked in place, and that
all filters (inner circular,
outer circular, and premotor) are in place. Do not
operate your vacuum
without these filters.
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Power
Switch
Pedal
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Maintenance and care
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury
How to maintain your Vacuum
from moving parts and/or
electrical shock, step
power switch to “OFF” and
disconnect polarized plug
from electrical outlet before
performing troubleshooting
checks
To maintain maximum cleaning performance, the
following maintenance steps must be performed:
1. Clean the dirt tank if any visible clogs occur.
2.
Empty the dirt cup when the dirt reaches the
“Full” line on the side.
3.
Check the inner and outer circular filters,
and the pre-motor filter at least once a
month and clean or replace as needed.
4.
Check rotating floor brush frequently,
remove any strings, hair or debris that might
interfere with the suction power.
Upper Tank
Dirt Cup
Full Line
Note: More frequent filter cleaning or
replacement may be necessary if you are
vacuuming new carpet, fine dust, or have
allergy concerns. Follow the instructions on
the following pages to perform these simple
maintenance steps.
Lower Tank
Cleaning the dirt tank
You have three parts to your dirt tank:
upper tank, dirt cup, and lower tank.
Tip:
Emptying the dirt cup
The dirt cup needs to be emptied when dirt
reaches the “Full” line.
1. Turn off vacuum and unplug it from
electrical outlet.
2.
Remove dirt cup by pulling dirt cup release
handle then left dirt cup out.
3.
Empty dirt into garbage container.
4.
Put the dirt cup back in the vacuum and
push in the dirt cup release handle to lock
into place.
The dirt cup may
be washed in
warm water with
a mild detergent.
Remove the lower
tank from the
bottom before
washing. Rinse
and dry thoroughly before
re-attaching it.
2.
Note: There are two clips on the base of the
vacuum that the cup will fit into to ensure
proper placement.
3.
4.
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Maintenance and care
Cleaning the lower tank and inner circular filters
1.
Turn off vacuum and unplug it from electrical
outlet.
2.
Remove dirt cup by pulling the dirt cup
release handle then lift dirt cup out.
3.
Grasp the lower tank located at the bottom of
the dirt cup and twist to unlock and remove.
4.
Grasp the circular filters and twist to unlock.
Pull straight up to remove.
5.
Separate the outer foam and the inner
pleated circular filters. Wash them by hand
in warm water. Mild detergent may be used
if desired. Rinse well, then air dry thoroughly
before putting back together and replacing
in lower tank.
6.
2.
3.
Inner &
Outer
Circular
Filters
4.
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Reassemble the lower tank with the dirt cup by
twisting them together until the arrow is aligned
with the lock symbol.
Lock
Position
Tip:
Vacuuming new carpet or
vacuuming fine powders such as
drywall dust may clog the filters,
so check them it more frequently.
Shake out or replace as necessary.
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Maintenance and care
Cleaning the pre-motor filter
2.
Remove dirt cup by pulling the dirt cup
release handle then lift dirt cup out.
3.
Remove the small round pre-motor filter
located on the base of the vacuum.
4.
Remove any dust or debris from the filter.
Rinse well under warm water, then air dry
thoroughly before replacing.
3.
2.
The pre-motor filter protects the motor from
debris. It is the small, round filter located
underneath the dirt cup, right above the motor.
1. Unplug the cleaner from the electrical outlet.
Pre-Motor
Filter
5.
*Note: Always make sure all filters
are in place and thoroughly dry
before using this vacuum.
5.
Replace dirt cup and push in dirt cup release
handle to lock into place.
Cleaning the upper tank
1.
Turn off vacuum and unplug it from
electrical outlet.
2.
Remove dirt cup by pulling the dirt cup
release handle then lift dirt cup out.
3.
Pull down and twist the primary separator
to unlock it. Brush off any dirt and rinse off
screen with warm water. Air dry completely
before replacing.
4.
Check hose inlet for any clogging.
5.
Reassemble the primary separator by
centering the front symbol and twisting
toward lock position, as shown.
6.
2.
3.
Hose Inlet
Primary Separator
5.
Replace dirt cup and push in dirt cup release
handle.
Lock Position
WARNING:
6.
Do not operate vacuum
cleaner with damp or wet
filter or without all filters
in place.
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Maintenance and care
Power cord storage
When you have finished using your Lightweight
Bagless Vacuum, store the power cord on the
cord wrap.
1. Turn off vacuum cleaner and unplug power cord.
2.
Loop power cord around cord wraps on back
of cleaner, making certain Quick Release cord
wrap is pointed up towards handle.
3.
Clip molded plug to power cord to secure.
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.
Clean and replace rotating floor brush
You should check your cleaner’s rotating floor brush
and drive belt regularly for wear or damage. You
should also clean the brush and brush ends by
removing string, hair and carpet fibers. These can
wrap around the brush and hamper its ability to
effectively clean your carpet. Also, remove any debris
that has accumulated under the brush cover.
1. Turn off vacuum and unplug from electrical
outlet.
2.
Place vacuum upside down with brush roll
facing upwards.
3a. Remove five screws as shown with a small
Phillips screwdriver.
3a.
3b.
3b. Lift off brush cover.
4.
Grasp floor brush at both ends and lift out.
5.
Clean strings, hair and other debris from floor
brush, motor shaft, and drive belt.
6.
Check floor brush for worn areas and replace
if needed.
7.
Check air passageway for obstructions.
Remove debris from this area.
8.
When finished cleaning, reposition floor brush
and drive belt. Then replace the brush cover
and five screws.
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Five Screws
4.
7.
Air Passageway
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Maintenance and care
Replace drive belt
1.
Follow steps 1-4 of previous section, “Clean
and replace rotating floor brush”.
2.
Check drive belt carefully for wear, cuts and
stressed areas. If the drive belt appears
worn, you will need to replace it.
3.
Grasp old drive belt and remove from motor
shaft. Discard old drive belt.
4.
Loop new drive belt over motor shaft and
stretch other end over floor brush in the
space provided between the bristles.
5.
Place ends of floor brush down into slots on
sides as shown.
6.
Turn floor brush by hand several times in the
direction of the motor shaft. If properly installed,
drive belt will align itself on floor brush.
7.
Reposition brush cover and screws.
Motor Shaft
Motor Shaft
3.
4.
7.
5.
Cleaning foot hose
1.
Turn off and unplug the vacuum from the
electrical outlet.
2.
Place vacuum in the upright position.
3.
Locate the snap where the hose connects
to the back of the vacuum. Push in the snap
and pull out the hose from the holder.
4.
Look to see if there is any debris in the hose.
5.
Use a long narrow object, such as a broomstick to clean the hose. Remove any clogs or
debris.
6.
Foot Hose
Back of Vacuum
Replace by snapping hose back into the
holder.
*Note: If the debris cannot be reached
through the hose, then follow the
instructions for cleaning the air
passageway in the “Clean and replace
rotating floor brush” section.
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Hose Holder
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WARNING:
Do not use sharp objects
such as a hanger, to
remove clogs.
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Troubleshooting
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.
Vacuum cleaner won’t run
Possible causes
Remedies
1.
Vacuum cleaner is not plugged in
1. Check electrical plug
2.
Household fuse/breaker
2. Check/replace fuse or reset breaker
Vacuum cleaner won’t pick up dirt
Possible causes
Remedies
1.
Dirt cup is full
1. Empty dirt cup
2.
Filter dirty
2. Check, remove debris or clean
3.
Hose not secure
3. Check to be sure hose is snapped into place
4.
Dirt cup not in place
5.
Vacuum path clogged
4. Make sure dirt cup is fully inserted and dirt cup
release handle is pushed in completely
5. Visually check air passageway, hose inlet,
and hose for anything that might be obstructing
the vacuum path. Carefully remove blockage
6.
Rotating power brush drive belt broken
6. Replace drive belt
7.
Drive belt stretched
7. Check drive belt area and remove obstructions
8.
Floor brush bristles worn
8. Replace floor brush
9.
Floor brush jammed
9. Remove floor brush and clean debris from
brush and ends
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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 us by E-mail, telephone, or regular mail as described below.
Limited One Year Warranty
Subject to the *EXCEPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS identified below, the Wal-Mart Store where this product was
purchased will replace with new product or refund the purchase price, at Wal-Marts discretion, free of
charge from the date of purchase by the original purchaser, for one year based on availability of product. Sales receipt is required to determine date and purchase price.
This warranty applies to product used for personal use only, and not intended for commercial or rental service. This
warranty does not apply to motor 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.
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
SUPPLIER IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE
ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT. SUPPLIER’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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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