Bissell 3537 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

PowerGlide / Power Trak
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USER’S GUIDE
MODEL 3545 & 6592 SERIES
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
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Assembly
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Warranty
Operations / Special Tools
Routine Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Replacement Parts
Consumer Services
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Thanks For Buying A BISSELL Vacuum
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL vacuum. Everything we know about floor care went into
the design and construction of this powerful, high-tech home vacuuming system.
Your BISSELL vacuum is well made, and we back it with a limited comprehensive 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 vacuum.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
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 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:
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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.
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.
■ Do not carry the vacuum cleaner while it
is running.
WARNING: The Power Cord on this
product contains lead, a chemical known to
the State of California to cause birth defects
or other reproductive harm. WASH HANDS
AFTER HANDLING.
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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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Cord Clip
Handle
Hose Clip
Carrying
Handle
Crevice
Tool
Twist ‘n Snap™
Hose
Quick Release™
Cord Wrap
TurboBrush®
(Select Models)
Quick
Reach®
Handle
Power
Switch
Extension
Wand
Tool
Storage
Clips
Combination
Upholstery/
Dusting
Brush Tool
Bag Door
Power Cord
Hose Wand
Suction Intake
Opening
Bag Change Indicator
Post-Motor
Filter
Headlight
Height
Adjustment
Knob
CAUTION:
Do not plug in your vacuum
cleaner until you are familiar
with all instructions and
operating procedures.
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Powerfoot
Handle
Release
Pedal
Furniture
Protection Guard
How To Use This Guide
This User’s Guide has been designed to help you get the utmost satisfaction
from your BISSELL 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.
Pay particular attention to the product diagram, assembly instructions, and
part names. Locate and organize all parts before assembly. Following this
User’s Guide will greatly enhance your ability to get the most performance
from your BISSELL vacuum for many years.
WARNING:
Plastic film can be dangerous.
To avoid danger of suffocation,
keep away from babies
and children.
How To Assemble
The only tool you’ll need to assemble your vacuum is a screwdriver.
1.
Attach Handle to Vacuum
1.
Stand the vacuum upright and slide the base of the Handle firmly into the
grooves at the top of the vacuum body.
2.
Check to be sure the Handle is fitted to the vacuum body. If there is a gap in
front, continue to push firmly until the Handle is flush.
3.
Insert one screw from the assembly packet into the existing hole in the back of
the Handle. Tighten securely with a screwdriver.
3.
Hose
Collar
1.
Attach Vacuum Hose and Tools
1.
2.
Position the hose collar on the back of the vacuum as shown.
3.
Line up the tabs on the base of the Twist ‘n Snap Hose with the
corresponding tab notches on the hose collar as shown. Turn the Twist ‘n
Snap Hose to the left to lock the hose into place.
4.
2.
Attach the hose collar with two screws from the assembly packet. Tighten
securely with a screwdriver.
Grasping the Quick Reach® Handle, slide the end of the Hose Wand onto
the Suction Intake Opening. Snap the Hose into the Hose Clip.
NOTE: The Powerfoot will not operate effectively unless the
Hose Wand is firmly attached to the Suction Intake Opening.
5.
Place the Crevice Tool inside the Extension Wand and slide them into the
Storage Clip as shown.
6.
Snap the Combination Upholstery/Dusting Brush Tool into the Storage Clip
as shown.
7.
Attach the TurboBrush by aligning the small holes near the brush roll with
the tabs at the bottom of TurboBrush housing. Snap TurboBrush into place
as shown.
3.
4.
5.
6.
How To Use Your BISSELL Vacuum
Select Models Only
Handle Position
Press the Handle Release Pedal with your foot to place your vacuum into one of
three cleaning positions.
1.
2.
Upright- For storage and above floor cleaning with special tools.
3.
Low Cleaning- With the vacuum in normal cleaning position press Handle
Release Pedal again. Use for reaching under low furniture
such as tables, chairs and beds.
Normal Cleaning- Press Handle Release Pedal once. Use for most
household floor cleaning tasks.
Tip:
Before cleaning under
low furniture, check
area first for objects
that might harm the
unit or block the
Vacuum Hose.
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Powerfoot Height Adjustment
The Powerfoot/Rotating Floor Brush on your BISSELL vacuum can be adjusted to
clean several floor surfaces.
NOTE: For optimal cleaning performance, adjust to the lowest
practical setting. If your cleaner is difficult to push, adjust to
the next higher setting.
Place Handle in Upright Position.
1.
2.
3.
Turn Floor Surface Selector to desired setting.
Lowest Setting - For bare floors.
Medium Settings - For short and medium pile carpets.
Highest Setting - For plush pile carpet.
Place the Handle into the Normal Cleaning position and the Powerfoot will
adjust to the setting chosen.
NOTE: You may also adjust the setting while in the Normal
Cleaning Position.
Tip:
Hair, string and small
objects can block
the Vacuum Hose
or Tools. Check
them occasionally
for obstructions. See
Troubleshooting
Guide for instructions.
Special Tools
Your BISSELL vacuum is not only a powerful carpet and rug vacuum cleaner, it’s
also a versatile above floor vacuum when you select one of the special tools.
Raise Handle to Upright Position.
1.
2.
Grasp the Quick Reach Handle and lift up to separate from suction
intake opening.
3.
Attach tools by firmly pushing onto Hose Wand or Extension Wand.
Combination Upholstery/Dusting Brush Tool:
Two types of cleaning tools are included in one attachment: rotate for desired tool.
■ Use Brush side to dust furniture, blinds, books, lamps, shelves.
■ Use Upholstery side for curtains, draperies, cushions, fabrics.
Crevice Tool:
Use in tight narrow spaces.
Extension Wand:
Use with desired attachments for a longer reach.
TurboBrush (Select Models):
Use rotating brush action for small areas such as stairs and upholstery.
Note: Press gently when using the TurboBrush to gain
maximum cleaning. Too much pressure will cause the
brush to stop rotating.
Stair Cleaning Tool (Select Models):
Use for stairs, area rugs, and other small carpeted area. This tool can also be used
for bare floors.
NOTICE:
The Floor Brush will continue to rotate while
you use your vacuum for above floor cleaning.
To prevent carpet damage, do not lean on the
vacuum or let the Powerfoot tilt forward.
All items may not be included with your model. More tools are
available; to order please refer to page 11.
CAUTION:
The Rotating Floor Brush continues
to rotate while tools are in use. To
reduce the risk of injury from moving
parts, always move the vacuum with
the Carrying Handle at the back of the
vacuum. Always place vacuum on floor
with Handle in Upright position when
using tools. Never place your fingers
under the vacuum when it is running.
Never place Powerfoot on furniture or
uneven surfaces. Do not place vacuum
close enough to objects to pull them
into rotating brush.
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Power Cord
Tip:
When you are done using your BISSELL vacuum, return it to the Upright
position and store the Power Cord.
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 side of vacuum.
4.
Clip molded plug to Power Cord to secure.
Your BISSELL
vacuum features
a Quick Release™
Cord Wrap. To
remove the Power
Cord quickly and
easily, rotate the
Upper Cord Wrap
towards floor, and
slip Power Cord from
Upper and Lower
Cord Wraps.
Routine Maintenance
To maintain maximum performance from your BISSELL vacuum, perform these
simple maintenance checks.
Bag Change Indicator
Select BISSELL vacuum models are equipped with a Bag Change Indicator.
This indicator monitors the airflow through the Dust Bag and turns red to indicate a
reduction or blockage. The following conditions may cause it to become completely red.
1.
Dust Bag is full; change the bag.
2.
Dust Bag is clogged with fine materials; change the bag.
3.
Clog in the vacuum; clear the clog.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric shock,
turn Power Switch OFF and disconnect
polarized plug from electrical outlet
before performing maintenance or
troubleshooting checks.
Tip:
Vacuuming new carpet or fine
powders may clog the Dust Bag,
causing the Bag Change Indicator to
turn red even though the Dust Bag
does not appear to be full. Change
the Dust Bag to restore maximum
performance.
Replace Dust Bag
Never reuse a Dust Bag.
Use only BISSELL Style 7 Dust Bags in your BISSELL vacuum.
Style 7 Enviro Fresh® Micro Filtration Dust Bags (#30861)
Style 7 Dust Bags (#32120).
Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
CHANGE BAG WHEN RED
Bag Change
Indicator
1.
2.
Pull the Bag Door outward to open. Set Bag Door aside.
3.
Grasp Dust Bag Collar, and pull Collar from Connector Tube. Discard used
Dust Bag.
4.
Grasp new Dust Bag Collar and push firmly onto Connector Tube. Tuck in
Dust Bag.
5.
Replace Bag Door by placing tab on bottom of door into opening as shown.
Press top of door to snap securely shut.
NOTE: Vacuum will not suction while the Bag Door is removed.
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Cleaning Pre-Motor & Post-Motor Filters
Use only BISSELL Replacement Filters in your BISSELL vacuum.
Filter Kit (#203-1089)
Style 7 Post-Motor Filter Set 2 pack (#3099)
Style 7 HEPA Post-Motor Filter (#32076)
Unplug vacuum from electrical outlet.
1.
2.
The Pre-Motor Filter, located in the bottom of the bag compartment, protects the motor
from dirt particles. If filter becomes dirty, lift out filter and clean.
3.
The Post-Motor Filter assists in the filtration process to return clean air to the room. To
remove this filter, open the door on the side of the cleaner. Grasp filter and pull it straight out.
Note: Select Models come with a white, pleated HEPA Media Filter.
This filter is not washable and must be replaced.
4.
The filters may be hand washed in cold water with mild detergent, then air dried.
5.
Reposition filters when completely dry.
Pre-Motor
Filter
Post-Motor
Filter
WARNING:
Do not operate cleaner
with damp or wet filters or
without all filters in place.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of
injury from moving parts,
turn off vacuum and
disconnect Power Plug
from electrical outlet.
Check Rotating Floor Brush and Drive Belt
You should check your vacuum cleaner’s Rotating Floor Brush and Drive Belt regularly
for wear or damage. You should also clean the brush and brush ends of 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.
Unplug vacuum from electrical outlet.
1.
2.
Place handle in Low position and turn vacuum over so bottom side is up.
3.
Remove the five screws as shown with a screwdriver. Lift the Brush Cover off.
4.
Grasp Rotating Floor Brush at both ends and lift.
5.
Clean strings, hair and other debris from Rotating Floor Brush,
paying particular attention to brush ends.
6.
Clean strings, hair and other debris from Motor Pulley and Drive Belt areas.
7.
Check Drive Belt carefully for wear, cuts or stressed areas. Replace if worn.
8.
Check Air Passageway for obstructions. Remove debris from this area.
Replace Drive Belt
Use only BISSELL Style 7 Replacement Belts (#32074) in your
BISSELL vacuum.
Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
1.
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2.
With Rotating Floor Brush removed from vacuum cleaner (Steps 1-4 of
Check Rotating Floor Brush and Drive Belt), grasp old Drive Belt and remove
from Motor Pulley. Discard old Drive Belt.
3.
Place new Drive Belt over Motor Pulley and stretch other end over Rotating
Floor Brush in the space between the bristles.
4.
Place ends of Rotating Floor Brush down into slots on sides as shown.
5.
Turn Rotating Floor Brush by hand several times in direction of Motor Pulley. If properly
installed, Drive Belt will center itself.
6.
Reposition Brush Cover and five screws. Tighten screws securely. Make sure end of
Brush Cover is snapped into place.
Brush
Cover
Motor
Pulley
Air
Passageway
Replace Light Bulb
(Select Models)
Use only BISSELL Replacement Bulbs in your BISSELL Vacuum.
Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
1.
2.
Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the two screws as shown and lift
off the lens.
3.
Determine the light bulb type of your vacuum:
Standard Bulb (#203-1297) – approximately 1" long, flat end.
Large Bulb (#203-1007) – approximately 2" long, round end.
4.
Standard Bulb – remove the bulb from the socket by grasping bulb and
pulling straight out. Install the new bulb by pushing it gently into the socket
until the bulb snaps into place.
Large Bulb – remove the bulb from the socket by pushing in
gently and turning it towards brush. Install the new bulb by pushing it gently into
the socket and turning away from the brush.
5.
Large Bulb
Standard Bulb
Reposition lens and secure with the two screws.
Clearing Clogs
The Hose on the back of the vacuum that carries the dirt from the
Powerfoot to the Dust Bag can sometimes become clogged. If you notice a
change in the sound of the vacuum motor, check for clogs.
Unplug vacuum from electrical outlet.
Suction
Inlet
1.
2.
Pull the Bag Door outward to open and set aside. Remove the Dust Bag to
check the Suction Inlet for a clog.
3.
Grasp the Quick Reach Handle and lift up to separate from the Suction Intake
Opening. Release the Twist 'n Snap Hose from the vacuum by turning to the
right. Straighten the hose and unclog with a long, narrow object.
4.
If the clog persists, turn the vacuum OFF and unplug it. Remove the
Brush Cover. Check the Air Passageway for obstructions. Remove debris
from this area. Reposition Brush Cover and five screws. Tighten screws
securely. Make sure end of Brush Cover is snapped into place.
Air Passageway
Maintaining TurboBrush
Select Models Only
The TurboBrush should be checked regularly for clogs or debris wrapping around
the brush roll.
Unplug vacuum from electrical outlet.
1.
2.
If a clog is present or debris is visible, unscrew the two screws on the back of
the TurboBrush to remove the faceplate and clear any obstructions.
3.
To clean debris from the brush roll, remove the screw located by the brush
roll with a Phillips head screwdriver. Lift the belt cover. Remove the brush
roll from the drive belt and clean debris.
4.
Reposition the drive belt on the brush roll. Place ends of brush roll in slots
on sides as shown. Reposition belt cover and secure with one screw.
Reposition faceplate and secure with two screws.
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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
Power cord not firmly plugged in
Blown household fuse or breaker
Check electrical plug.
Check/replace fuse - Reset breaker.
Vacuum cleaner won't pick up dirt.
Possible Causes
Remedies
Incorrect Height Adjustment
Hose wand not attached to suction opening
Twist ‘n Snap Hose not securely attached
Dust Bag is full
Broken or worn Drive Belt
Rotating Floor Brush bristles worn
Rotating Floor Brush jammed
Clog in vacuum
Adjust Powerfoot to correct height setting.
Grasp Quick Reach Handle and firmly push Hose
Wand onto the suction opening.
Make sure Twist ‘n Snap Hose is snapped
into the locked position
Replace with new Dust Bag.
Replace Drive Belt.
Replace Brush.
Remove Brush and clean debris from brush ends.
Follow instructions for clearing clogs.
Tools won't pick up dirt.
Possible Causes
Remedies
Crack or hole in Hose
Vacuum Hose, Wand or Tools clogged
Replace Hose.
Follow instructions for clearing clogs.
Vacuum cleaner is difficult to push.
Possible Causes
Remedies
Incorrect Height Adjustment
Rotating Floor Brush not rotating
Turn Floor Surface Selector to next highest setting.
Check Drive Belt and Brush.
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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Replacement Parts
You may purchase replacement parts from your retailer, by calling BISSELL Consumer Services or by visiting
our website. To locate a retailer near you, or 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
Item
Part No.
Part Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
30861
32120
32074
203-1007
203-1297
203-1063
203-1099
203-1022
203-1227
203-1261
203-1129
203-2013
203-1089
203-6624
3099
32076
Style 7 Enviro Fresh® Micro Filtration Dust Bags (3 pack)
Style 7 Dust Bags (3 pack)
Style 7 Drive Belt (2-Pack)
Large Headlight Bulb
Standard Headlight Bulb
Crevice Tool
Combination Upholstery / Dusting Brush
Extension Wand
TurboBrush
Wire Reinforced Twist ‘n Snap Vacuum Hose (clear)
Hose Collar with Screws
Brush Roll
Filter Kit
Stair Cleaning Tool
Style 7 Post-Motor Filter Set (2 pack)
Style 7 HEPA Media Post-Motor Filter
1/2
3
4/5
6
7
8
11
12
13
14
15
16
9
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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. 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 model number of 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.
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 Service” tab.
Or Call:
BISSELL Consumer Service
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
PLEASE KEEP YOUR DATED RECEIPT. YOUR RECEIPT SERVES AS PROOF OF YOUR PURCHASE DATE AND
IS USED TO DETERMINE THE WARRANTY. IF YOUR MACHINE SHOULD NEED TO BE REPAIRED, TAKE YOUR
RECEIPT WITH YOU TO EXPEDITE THE TRANSACTION.
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.
©2005 BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
All rights reserved. Printed in Korea.
Part Number 310-5452
Rev 1/05
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