User`s guide | Bissell 3130 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Easy Vac®
B AG L E SS
VACUUM
USER’S GUIDE
3130 SERIES
3
Safety Instructions
4
Product View
5
Assembly
6-7 Operations
8-12 Maintenance and Care
13 Troubleshooting
14 Consumer Services
15 Replacement Parts
16 Warranty
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 1
5/22/07 5:07:10 PM
Thanks for buying a BISSELL Easy Vac
®
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL Easy Vac bare floor and carpet vacuum.
Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction
of this complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your Easy Vac 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 Easy Vac.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
President and Chief Executive Officer
22
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 2
800.237.7691
5/22/07 5:07:13 PM
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.
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 3
■ 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.
800.237.7691
3
5/22/07 5:07:13 PM
Product view
Looped Handle
Cord Hook
Carrying Handle
Stretch Hose
Upper Tank
Primary Separator
Quick Release™
Cord Wrap
25' Power Cord
Easy Empty™
Dirt Cup
Inner and Outer
Circular Filters
Lower Tank
Dirt Cup
Release
Handle
4
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 4
Crevice Tool
Power Switch
Pedal
Detent Lever
Dusting Brush
Hose Holder
Foot Hose
800.237.7691
5/22/07 5:07:14 PM
How to use this guide
This user’s guide has been designed to help
you get the utmost satisfaction from your
Easy Vac. 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.
Handle
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.
Insert the handle into the base and push
until you hear it lock into place.
Lower Snap
Base
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.
4.
Dusting Brush
Crevice Tool
Wrap power cord around cord wraps and
place attachments in their correct holders.
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.
2.
3.
Normal Cleaning- Press detent lever once. Use for
most household floor cleaning tasks.
1.
2.
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.
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 5
800.237.7691
5
5/22/07 5:07:17 PM
Operation
Special tools
2.
Your BISSELL Easy Vac is not only a powerful
carpet and rug vacuum cleaner, it’s also a
versatile above floor vacuum cleaner when you
select one of the special tools.
1. Raise handle to upright position.
2.
Grasp hose and remove from hose holder.
3.
Attach tools by firmly pushing onto vacuum
hose.
Crevice Tool:
Use in tight narrow spaces.
3.
Dusting Brush:
Use to dust upholstery, drapes, blinds, shelves,
baseboards, and much more.
*Note: Brush will continue to rotate while
tools are in use.
Transporting cleaner
6
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 of the vacuum.
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 6
800.237.7691
5/22/07 5:07:20 PM
Operations
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 by
the top of the vacuum.
Cord
Hook
Power Switch pedal
The red 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
Power
Switch
Pedal
Tip:
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.
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 7
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.
800.237.7691
7
5/22/07 5:07:23 PM
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
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.
Full Line
Lower Tank
Cleaning the dirt tank
You have three parts to your dirt tank:
upper tank, dirt cup, and lower tank.
2.
3.
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 lift 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.
Note: There are two clips on the base of the
vacuum that the cup will fit into to ensure
proper placement.
8
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 8
Tip:
4.
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. This is not
dishwasher safe.
800.237.7691
5/22/07 5:07:25 PM
Maintenance and care
Cleaning the lower tank and inner/outer 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 toward the unlock position to remove it.
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.
Place the filters back into the lower tank and
twist to lock into place.
7.
Reassemble the lower tank with the dirt cup by
twisting them together until the arrow is aligned
with the lock symbol.
2.
3.
Inner &
Outer
Circular
Filters
4.
7
Lock
Position
Tip:
Vacuuming new carpet or
vacuuming fine powders such as
drywall dust may clog the filters, so
check them more frequently. Shake
out or replace as necessary.
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 9
800.237.7691
16
9
5/22/07 5:07:29 PM
Maintenance and care
Cleaning the pre-motor filter
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. 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.
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.
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.
2.
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.
Twist the primary separator to unlock it and
pull it down. 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.
Replace dirt cup and push in dirt cup release
handle.
3.
Hose Inlet
Primary Separator
5.
Lock Position
WARNING:
Do not operate vacuum
6.
cleaner with damp or wet
filter or without all filters
in place.
10
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 10
800.237.7691
5/22/07 5:07:33 PM
Maintenance and care
Power cord storage
When you have finished using your Easy Vac,
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
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
3.
outlet.
2.
Place vacuum upside down with brush roll
facing upwards.
3.
Remove five screws as shown with a small
Phillips screwdriver.
4.
Lift off brush cover.
5.
Grasp floor brush at both ends and lift out.
6.
Clean strings, hair and other debris from floor
brush, motor shaft, and drive belt.
7.
Check floor brush for worn areas and replace
if needed.
8.
Check air passageway for obstructions.
Remove debris from this area.
9.
When finished cleaning, reposition floor brush
and drive belt. Then replace the brush cover
and five screws.
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 11
injury from moving parts
and/or electrical shock,
turn power switch OFF
and disconnect polarized
plug from electrical outlet
before performing
troubleshooting checks.
4.
Five Screws
5.
8.
Air Passageway
9.
800.237.7691
11
5/22/07 5:07:39 PM
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.
Replace brush cover and five screws.
Motor Shaft
Drive Belt
3.
4.
7.
5.
Cleaning stretch hose and foot hose
1.
Locate the stretch hose where it connects to
the dirt cup on the back of the vacuum.
2.
Push in the two side clips and pull out to
release hose from the holder.
3.
Look to see if there is any debris in the hose.
Clean as necessary.
4.
Locate the clear foot hose under the hose holder.
5.
Remove the two screws located to the left of
the hose.
6.
Check for any debris in the hose.
7.
Use a long narrow object such as a broomstick
to clean the hose. Remove clogs or debris.
8.
Replace two screws to attach foot hose.
Replace stretch hose by snapping 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.
12
2.
5.
Two Screws
Clear Foot Hose
WARNING:
Do not use sharp objects
such as a hanger, to
remove clogs.
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 12
5/22/07 5:07:44 PM
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 at
both ends
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
Replace drive belt if necessary
8.
Floor brush bristles worn
8. Replace floor brush
9.
Floor brush jammed
9. Remove floor brush and clean debris from
brush and ends
Check drive belt for any damage
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 13
800.237.7691
13
5/22/07 5:07:49 PM
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. E T
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 cleaner 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 16 for details.
14
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 14
800.237.7691
5/22/07 5:07:50 PM
Replacement parts BISSELL Easy Vac
Item
Part No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
203-7021
203-7034
203-7029
203-7023
203-7032
203-7033
203-7020
Part Name
Dirt Cup
Drive Belt
Floor Brush
Inner & Outer Circular Filter Set
Crevice Tool
Dusting Brush
Vacuum Hose Replacement
1
2
3
5
6
7
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 15
4
800.237.7691
15
5/22/07 5:07:50 PM
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, 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.
©2007 BISSELL Homecare, Inc
Grand Rapids, Michigan
All rights reserved. Printed in China
Part Number 010-0292
Rev 3/07
Visit our website at:
www.bissell.com
16
www.bissell.com
ug010-0292_3130_507.indd 16
800.237.7691
5/22/07 5:07:55 PM
Download PDF

advertising