Bissell 3601 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac™
USER’S GUIDE
Model 3601 Series
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
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Assembly
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Operations / Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Replacement Parts
Warranty
The SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac
is intended for children 6 years
and older. Adult supervision
Recommended.
Thanks for buying a SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac
We’re glad you purchased a SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac. Everything we know
about floor care and cleaning went into the design and construction of this
handy appliance.
Your SCOOBY-DOO Groovy 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 SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac.
Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.
Mark J. Bissell
President and Chief Executive Officer
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before allowing your child
to use the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac.
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WARNING:
When using an
electrical appliance, basic precautions
should be observed, including the following:
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Parental Supervision Recommended.
Store indoors.
Do not expose to rain.
Do not immerse or use on wet surfaces.
Do not handle with wet hands.
Do not use SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac if it has
been dropped, damaged, left outdoors
or dropped into water - return it to a
Service Center.
Do not damage the charging cord. Never
carry or pull by the cord, use cord as a
handle, close door on cord, or pull cord
around sharp edges or corners. Keep cord
away from heated surfaces.
Do not use an extension cord. DC adapter
should plug directly into electrical outlet.
Do not put any object into appliance openings,
or restrict air flow.
Do not use with any opening blocked.
Do not use without filter in place.
Do not pick up hot, burning or smoking objects
such as cigarettes, matches or hot ashes.
Do not pick up flammable or combustible
materials (lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene,
etc.) or use in the presence of explosive
liquids or vapor.
Do not use appliance 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 toxic material (chlorine bleach,
ammonia, drain cleaner, gasoline, etc.).
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Do not use for any purpose other than
described in this User’s Guide.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended
attachments - use of attachments not
provided or sold by BISSELL may cause
fire, electric shock or injury.
Use only the DC adapter supplied by
BISSELL to recharge your SCOOBY-DOO
Groovy Vac.
Use charger unit only in standard electrical
outlet (120v - 60hz).
Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair, etc.
Disconnect SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac from
DC adapter before maintenance or cleaning.
Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.
This portable hand vacuum contains
rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries. Do
not incinerate batteries or they will explode
when exposed to high temperatures.
Battery cell leaks can occur under extreme
conditions. If battery cell liquid comes in
contact with the skin:
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Wash immediately with soap and water.
Then . . .
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Neutralize with a mild acid such as
vinegar or lemon juice.
If battery cell liquid gets into the eyes:
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Flush immediately with clean water for a
minimum of 10 minutes.
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Seek medical attention.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
This model is for household use only.
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Handle
Grip
Handle
Assembly
Metal
Extension
Handle
Charging Port
D-Shaped End
Dust Cup
DC Adapter
How To Use This Guide
This User’s Guide has been designed to help you and your child
get the most satisfaction from the rechargeable SCOOBY-DOO
Groovy Vac. Enclosed you’ll find assembly instructions, tips for all
cleaning tasks, safety precautions, plus maintenance and
troubleshooting instructions.
Please read this Guide thoroughly before using your SCOOBY-DOO
Groovy Vac. Pay particular attention to the parts diagram, assembly
instructions and part names. Following the Guide will greatly
enhance your ability to get the most performance from your
SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac for many years.
How to Assemble the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac
Adult Assembly Required.
The SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac requires very little assembly.
Remove it from the box and check it against the illustration to
familiarize yourself with the components listed. The exploded
view drawing with part names will also be helpful if you should
need to order a part at a later time.
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WARNING:
Electric/electronic appliances
should not be subjected to extreme
temperatures or high humidity. Do
not store the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy
Vac in bathing areas or close to
stoves, furnaces or radiators.
Tip:
Quick and Easy Assembly
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3.
The SCOOBY-DOO
Groovy Vac should be
plugged into an electrical outlet by an adult.
Assemble the Handle by screwing together two pieces
of the Metal Extension Handle. To lengthen, use all three
pieces of the Metal Extension Handle. Place the colored
Handle Grip on top of the metal extension assembly and
twist clockwise until secure. Screw the D-shaped End into
the bottom of the Metal Extension Handle assembly.
Place bottom D-shaped End into the D-shaped opening at
the top of the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac. Push firmly until
the button at the bottom “clicks” into place in the opening.
The SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac must be fully charged
before using. To charge the unit, plug the DC Adapter
into a standard electrical outlet (120v-60hz); plug the
Model 3601
opposite end into the port on the Motor side of your
SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac. The SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac Charging Cord with
DC Adapter Plug
is now charging.
Plug into Port on
the Motor side of
the SCOOBY-DOO
Groovy Vac
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Components
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Charging Cord with DC Adapter Plug - DC Adapter
plugs into standard electrical outlet (120v - 60hz);
plug opposite end into port on Motor side of SCOOBY-DOO
Groovy Vac.
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Dust Cup - Press and turn to securely lock.
Washable Filter - Fits inside Dust Cup.
Handle Grip with Metal Extension Handle
(five pieces).
5&6
Rotating Brush.
Bottom View
Dust Blade.
Charging the Battery
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When completely charged, the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac
provides over 12 minutes of full cleaning power.
When charging for the first time, allow to charge
uninterrupted for at least 24 hours. Thereafter, a
12 -16 hour charge will renew the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy
Vac battery.
Decreased operating time may indicate the battery has
built up a charging resistance. To recharge, first completely
exhaust the battery, recharge it, then exhaust it again before
recharging a second time. This procedure may be required
more than once.
Dust
Rotating Brush
WARNING TO PARENTS:
SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac
will not pick up crayons,
marbles, and other large or
hard objects.
When not charging, be sure to unplug the SCOOBY-DOO
Groovy Vac from the charger.
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Charging the Battery – Continued
If your battery still fails to recharge or does not hold a charge of
normal duration, 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
How To Use Your SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac
Off
The SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac is a quick and easy way for your
child to keep her/his room and home clean!
Tip back the Handle into typical use position and your
SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac turns on by itself. To turn
SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac off, return Handle to upright position.
On
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To clean small areas, detach the Handle by depressing
the D-shaped End button where the bottom of the Handle
slides into the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac and pull the
entire Handle Assembly out. Use the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy
Vac by holding the built-in hand grip.
When done, replace the Handle (if detached) and store
for the next use.
Maintenance
The key to maximum performance is emptying the Dust Cup
frequently and cleaning the Filter. Emptying the Dust Cup after
each use, and cleaning the Filter periodically, will help your
SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac operate at peak efficiency. This
procedure should be done by an adult and not a child.
Make sure that the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac is in the
“OFF” position.
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With SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac facing away from you,
grasp Dust Cup in right hand and turn it toward you
(toward the back of the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac).
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Carry the Dust Cup, with filter in place, to a waste container.
Remove Filter, empty debris, then replace Filter in Dust Cup.
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Replace Dust Cup by placing it in position and turning it
away from you until it fits securely.
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Clean exterior surfaces with a soft cloth dampened with water
only. Do not use a strong detergent or other cleaner - this may
damage the finish. Always unplug the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy
Vac from the electrical outlet before cleaning the surface.
After heavy usage, you may clean the Filter by gently rinsing it
in a bowl of water and mild dish detergent. Rinse thoroughly
under running water and make certain it is completely dry
before replacing it. You may also purchase replacement Filters.
Use only BISSELL Filters in the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy
Vac. If the Filter becomes damaged or becomes too
dirty to wash, you may purchase new filters by calling
BISSELL Consumer Services.
WARNING:
Never operate the
SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac
without the Filter in place.
Doing so may damage the
motor and void the warranty.
See the following instructions to dispose of the batteries after they have exceeded the battery life.
An adult must always remove and dispose of the batteries.
WARNING: This product contains a nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) rechargeable
battery pack. According to Federal and State regulations, removal and proper
disposal of Ni-Cd batteries is required. For removal of the battery pack in your
SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac, see instructions below:
1. IMPORTANT: Unplug charger.
8 Screws
2. Remove handle and dust cup.
3. Remove (8) Phillips head screws on the bottom cover as shown in picture.
4. Separate top and bottom cover by applying outward force as shown in picture.
5. Remove wire connectors from the battery pack.
6. Keep Battery Pack together - DO NOT separate individual batteries.
For specific disposal instructions of batteries, please contact:
RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) 1-800-822-8837 or
visit the website: www.rbrc.com
7. Discard remainder of product.
Caution: Opening the unit will destroy the appliance and invalidate the warranty.
Troubleshooting
Reduced Suction/No Suction.
Possible Causes
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Remedies
Dust Cup is full or Filter is dirty.
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Empty debris from Dust Cup and clean Filter.
Not Powered/Underpowered.
Possible Causes
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Remedies
SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac not charged
thoroughly.
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Make sure SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac has been properly
plugged into an outlet for the recommended amount of time.
See Charging the Battery on page 5.
If suggested solutions for this or any function of the SCOOBY-DOO Groovy Vac
do not correct the problem, call BISSELL Consumer Services.
Replacement Parts
Item
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Part No. Part Name
1
203-3540
Filter (2 Pack)
2
204-1100
DC Adapter
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203-4480
Metal Extension Handle (4 Sections)
4
203-1126
Handle Grip (Orange)
5
203-0660
Dust Cup (Clear)
Note To Parents: To order replacement parts using your
VISA® or MasterCard® 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
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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 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, or use not in accordance with the User's Guide is not covered.
If your BISSELL product should require service:
Parents should call BISSELL Consumer Services at the number listed below or visit the BISSELL website - www.
bissell.com to locate a BISSELL Authorized Service Center in your area.
-- The machine should be returned with a photocopy of your proof of purchase. (Your dated sales receipt is your
warranty - do not send original.)
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.
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SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Hanna-Barbera.
(s04)
©2005 BISSELL Homecare, Inc
Grand Rapids, Michigan
All rights reserved. Printed in China
Part Number 010-2326
Rev 01/05
Parents may visit our website at:
www.bissell.com