Bissell 32N3 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

USER'S GUIDE
32N3 SERIES 220-240 V
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Thank You
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
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Assembly
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Operations
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Maintenance and Care
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Troubleshooting
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Replacement Parts
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Warranty
Thanks for buying a BISSELL PurePro™ Compact Vacuum
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL PurePro vacuum. Everything
we know about floor care went into the design and construction of
this complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your BISSELL canister vacuum 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
canister vacuum.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
Chairman, President & CEO
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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 BISSELL
canister vacuum.
WARNING -
To reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock, or
injury: ■ Use indoors only.
■For dry pick up only.
■Do not leave machine when it is plugged in.
■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, return it to a service
agent.
■Do not handle unit 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, run
appliance over cord, or expose cord to
heated surfaces.
■Do not unplug by pulling on cord.
unplug by grasping plug.
■Do not run appliance over cord.
■Do not handle plug or appliance with wet
hands.
■Do not expose hair, loose clothing,
fingers or body parts to openings or
moving parts.
■Do not pick up hot or burning objects
such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
■Do not pick up flammable or combustible
materials (lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc.)
or use in the presence of explosive liquids or
vapour.
■Do not use appliance in an enclosed space
filled with vapours given off by oil base
paint, paint thinner, some moth proofing
substances, flammable dust, or other
explosive or toxic vapours.
■ Not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their safety.
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■Young children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
■Remove plug from electrical outlet before
cleaning or maintaining the appliance.
■If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or its service
agent in order to avoid a hazard.
■Do not pick up toxic material (chlorine
bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, petrol, etc.).
■Do not use for any purpose other than
described in this User’s Guide.
■Use only manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
■Do not use with any opening blocked;
keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything
that may reduce air flow.
■Keep appliance on a level surface.
■Turn off all controls before unplugging.
■Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.
■This appliance is provided with double
insulation. Use only identical replacement
parts.
■Do not use without the dust bag and
filters in place.
■Pay close attention when working
around children.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE USE.
FOR
IMPORTANT
OPERATION ON A 220-240 VOLT A.C.
50/60 Hz POWER SUPPLY ONLY.
This model is for household use
only.
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Product view
Handle
Flex Hose
Telescoping Extension
Wand
Carry Handle
Bag Change
Indicator
Variable
Suction Power
Control
Post-Motor Filter
Power Button
Multi-Surface
Floor Nozzle
Brush Switch
Automatic Cord
Rewind Button
CAUTION:
Do not plug in your vacuum
Upholstery Tool
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Crevice Tool
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Dusting Brush
until you are familiar with all
instructions and operating
procedures.
Assembly
1. Connect swivel hose by firmly inserting it
into the suction opening on the canister.
The hose will click into place when
correctly inserted.
WARNING:
Plastic film can be danger-
ous. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep away from
babies and children.
2. Connect telescoping extension wand to
the handle end of the flex hose. Twist
slightly to tighten.
3. Connect floor nozzle to the end of the
telescoping extension wand. Twist
slightly to tighten.
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4. To extend telescoping wand, press down
on the black button, in the direction of
the arrows, with one hand and firmly
grasp and pull out extending portion
of the wand to desired length with the
opposite hand.
5. Once assembled, you can store your
vacuum in one of two positions:
A. Storing in the in-use position:
To store with the floor nozzle
attached, insert the storage clip
(located on the back of the floor
nozzle) into the storage slot on the
rear of the vacuum.
B. Storing in the upright position:
To store with the floor nozzle
attached, stand the vacuum in the
upright position and insert the storage clip (located on the back of the
floor nozzle) into the storage slot on
the bottom of the vacuum.
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Storing in the in-use position
A.
Storing in the upright position
B.
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0perations
Power cord
The power cord is located at the rear
of the vacuum. Gently pull out the
power cord, watching for the yellow
line. Stop pulling the power cord once
the yellow line is visible. There is also
a red line, which indicates the end of
the usable cord. Do not pull the power
cord out beyond the red line.
Automatic Cord
Rewind Button
Automatic cord rewind
Your vacuum is equipped with an
automatic cord rewind. When
cleaning is finished, press the power
button OFF and grasp the plug to
disconnect from the electrical outlet.
Hold the plug and press the automatic
cord rewind button to rewind the cord
automatically.
Power button
CAUTION:
Be careful to avoid injury as cord
retracts very quickly.
Power Button
Turn the power on or off by pressing
lightly downward on the power button
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Special tools
Your BISSELL PurePro is not only a
powerful carpet and rug vacuum
cleaner, it’s also a versatile bare floor
vacuum cleaner and above floor vacuum cleaner when you select one of the
special tools.
Floor nozzle:
Use to vacuum carpets, rugs and bare
floors. Swivel head turns to get into tight
spaces and fits under cabinets.
1. To vacuum carpets and rugs, push the
brush switch to the carpet position
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This will pull the brushes up into the floor
nozzle.
2. To vacuum bare floors, push the brush
switch to the bare floor position
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This will extend the brushes down from the
floor nozzle.
Upholstery tool:
2.
Use the upholstery tool to clean curtains,
draperies, cushions and fabrics.
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NOTE: Use the air flow regulator
to reduce air flow as needed when
using the upholstery tool.
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CAUTION:
Before using your vacuum, make
sure that the dust bag and all filters
(pre-motor and post-motor) are in
place. Do not operate your vacuum
without the dust bag and filters.
Brush Up
Brush Down
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Special tools continued
Crevice tool:
Use the crevice tool in tight, narrow
spaces.
Dusting brush:
Attach dusting brush to the tip of the
crevice tool to dust furniture, blinds, books,
lamps, shelves and baseboards.
Variable suction power control
The variable suction power control
is located on the top of the vacuum.
Twist the dial control toward MAX
for maximum suction. Twist the dial
control toward MIN to minimize suction for lightly soiled areas or delicate
fabrics.
High filtration dust bag
The BISSELL PurePro features a nonwoven, high filtration dust bag that
captures more fine dust than traditional
paper dust bags, giving off less dust
emissions. It also holds more fine dust
particles, giving you longer lasting suction power.
Bag change indicator
The bag change indicator is located
right below where the hose inserts
into the vacuum. If the colour scale
bag change indicator fills the window
while you are vacuuming, the dust bag
needs to be replaced. The dust bag
may appear to be full or only partially
full depending upon the type of debris
picked up. Fine particles can block the
airflow in the dust bag and reduce
suction before the dust bag is full. If
the colour scale bag change indicator remains full, even after changing
the dust bag, turn the vacuum off and
check for a clog in the hose or tools.
Note: The indicator may fill the window when using the tools due to the
restricted airflow. This does not necessarily mean that the dust bag is
full. If the indicator does not turn off
once the tool is removed, check for a
clog in the hose/tools or replace the
dust bag.
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Bag Change
Indicator
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Maintenance and care
Dust bag replacement
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1. Unplug the vacuum from electrical outlet.
2. Open the dust bag compartment by lifting
up on the latch on the door on the front of
the vacuum, until the door locks into place.
3. Close the filter bag by pulling the cardboard strap. This serves to cleanly seal the
full dust bag. Lift out the dust bag holder
and dust bag by pulling vertically on the
convenient handle, located on top of the
dust bag holder.
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4. Release the dust bag from the holder by
grasping the cardboard strap, which was
used to seal the full dust bag, and pulling
to the right, removing the dust bag out of
the holder. Discard the used dust bag.
5. Slide the new dust bag into the holder by
inserting the dust bag into the tabs located
at the bottom of the holder. Make sure the
dust bag has slid completely into place for
proper use.
6. Place holder and new dust bag back into
the dust bag compartment, making sure the
entire bag is tucked in below the seal gasket.
7. Close dust bag compartment door and
press down gently until it locks into place.
NOTE: The dust bag compartment
door will not close without the dust
bag in place.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric shock,
turn power switch OFF and
disconnect plug from electrical
outlet before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Replacing the HEPA media pre-motor filter
The HEPA media pre-motor filter
protects the motor from dirt and
dust particles and assists in the filtration process to return clean air to
the room.
1. Unplug the vacuum from electrical outlet.
NOTICE:
This product is intended for house-
hold use only and not for commercial or industrial use. Vacuuming
of dust from products like plaster,
concrete or ashes will damage the
motor and void the warranty.
2. Open the dust bag compartment by lifting
up on the latch on the door at the front of
the vacuum until the door locks into place. HEPA media Pre-Motor Filter
Lift out the dust bag holder and dust bag.
3. Remove the filter frame from the filter
holder by grasping the lip of the frame
and pulling up.
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3.
Maintenance and care
Replacing the HEPA media pre-motor filter continued
4. Replace the filter with a new HEPA media
filter by having the tab, connected to the
filter frame, on top and inserting the filter
frame straight down into the filter holder.
Tip:
Change HEPA media filter every
6 months. Otherwise, efficiency
and air permeability will be
reduced.
NOTE: The filter frame should be
placed so the protective frame is visible.
5. Place dust bag holder and dust bag into
the dust bag compartment, making sure the
entire bag is tucked in below the seal
gasket.
WARNING:
Do not operate cleaner with
damp or wet filters or without
all filters in place.
6. Close dust bag compartment door and
press down gently until it locks into place.
Replacing the post-motor micro filter
The post-motor micro filter assists in
the filtration process to return clean
air to the room.
1. Unplug the vacuum from electrical outlet.
2. Open dust bag compartment by lifting up
on the latch on the door at the front of the
vacuum, until the door locks into place.
3. Remove the post-motor micro filter from
indentation, which is located towards the
back of the dust bag compartment near
the hinges of the door.
4. If there is no visible wear and tear and/or
imbedded dirt, it is acceptable to clean the
filter by hand washing it with warm water.
A mild detergent can be used if desired.
Allow the filter to air dry thoroughly before
replacing.
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Post-Motor
Micro Filter
NOTE: It is recommended to always
replace the post-motor micro filter
after every fifth replacement of the
dust bag.
5. Replace the post-motor micro filter back
into indentation, with the white side facing
down.
6. Close the dust bag compartment door and
press down gently until it locks into place.
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Troubleshooting
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn
Vacuum cleaner won’t run
Possible causes
power OFF and disconnect plug from
electrical outlet before performing
maintenance or troubleshooting.
Remedies
1. Vacuum cleaner is not plugged in
1. Check electrical plug
2. Power button is not pressed down
2. Press power button down
Vacuum cleaner won’t pick up or low suction
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Tools, flex hose and/or telescoping 1.Remove each part and check for
extension wand are blocked blockages
2. Filters are dirty
2.Check and clean or replace pre-motor
and post-motor filters
3. Dust bag is full
3.Replace with new dust bag
4. Swivel hose not securely attached to
4.Make sure swivel hose is locked into
suction opening suction opening
5. Crack or hole in flex hose
5.Check hose and replace if needed
6. Variable suction power control is set to
6.Change to maximum setting
minimum setting
Visible dust escaping from vacuum
Possible causes
1. Dust bag is full
Remedies
1.Replace with new dust bag
2. Filters missing or installed incorrectly
2.Check pre-motor and post-motor filters for
correct installation
3. Filters are dirty
3.Check and clean or replace pre-motor
and post-motor filters
4. Flex hose is blocked
4.Remove hose and check for
blockages
5. Swivel hose not securely attached to
5.Make sure swivel hose is locked into
suction opening suction opening
6. Crack or hole in flex hose
6.Check hose and replace if needed
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.
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Replacement parts - BISSELL vacuum
Item
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2
3
4
5
6
Part No.
203-7553
203-7554
203-7555
203-7556
203-7557
203-7558
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2
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Part Name
Floor Nozzle
Flexible Hose with Handle
Telescoping Extension Wand
Upholstery Brush
Crevice Tool
Dusting Bursh
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4
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Warranty - BISSELL PurePro™ vacuum
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may
vary from country to country. 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, regular mail as described below, or contact your local in country distributor.
Limited One Year Warranty
Subject to the *EXCEPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS identified below, 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 due to manufacturer defect.
See "BISSELL Consumer Services" information below.
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.
BISSELL Consumer Service:
If your BISSELL product should require service of if you need information about repairs,
authorized service centers in your area, replacement parts or your warranty, please contact
BISSELL Consumer Services, as indicated below, or contact your local in country distributor.
For UK inquiries:
Monday - Thursday 9 am — 5 pm
Friday
9 am — 4 pm
BISSELL Homecare (Overseas) Inc.
The Boat Yard
105 Straight Road
Old Windsor
Berkshire, SL4 2SE
United Kingdom
Telephone: 0844-888-6644
For New Zealand inquiries:
Monday - Friday 9 am — 5 pm
Parex Industries Ltd.
5 Tolich Place
Henderson 0610
Auckland
New Zealand
Telephone: 0800-247-735
For Australian inquiries:
Monday - Friday 9 am — 5 pm
BISSELL Australia PTY LIMITED
42 Rocco Drive
Scoresby 3179
Victoria
Australia
Telephone: 1-800-811-183
For all other inquiries:
Monday - Friday 8 am — 4 pm
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
PO Box 1888
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501 USA
Telephone: 01-616-453-4451
Fax: 01-616-453-1383
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.
*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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