Bissell 58F8 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

PowerForce®
B A G L E S S
USER’S GUIDE
6584 SERIES
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Safety Instructions
4
Product View
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Assembly
6-7
Operations
8-11
Maintenance and Care
12-13
Troubleshooting
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Consumer Services
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Replacement Parts
16
Warranty
Thank you for buying a BISSELL PowerForce® Bagless Vacuum
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL PowerForce Bagless Vacuum. Everything
we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this
powerful, high-tech home vacuuming system.
Your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless 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 PowerForce Bagless.
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:
■ 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.
■ Do not carry the vacuum cleaner while it
is running.
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
Handle
Stretch Hose
Cord Clip
Hose Clip
Crevice Tool
Quick Release
Cord Wrap
Louvers
Power Cord
Upper Tank
Carrying
Handle
Extension Wand
Dirt Container
Quick Reach®
Handle
Filter Cup
Combination
Dusting Brush/
Upholstery Tool
Hose Wand
Inner and Outer
Circular Filters
Lock ’n Seal™
Lever
Power Switch
Post-Motor
Filter
Handle
Release
Pedal
Foot Hose
Height
Adjustment
Knob
Hose
Wand Base
Furniture
Protection Guard
Powerfoot
caution:
Do not plug in your vacuum cleaner until
you are familiar with all instructions and
operating procedures.
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How to use this guide
This User’s Guide has been designed to help
you get the most satisfaction from your BISSELL
PowerForce Bagless. 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. Following
this User’s Guide will greatly enhance your ability
to get the most performance from your BISSELL
PowerForce Bagless for many years.
W
arning:
Plastic film can be
dangerous. To avoid
danger of suffocation, keep away from
babies and children.
Assembly
The only tool you’ll need to assemble your
vacuum cleaner is a screwdriver.
Attach handle to vacuum
1.
2.
3.
Locate the vacuum handle and remove the
screw packet taped to the base of the handle.
Stand the vacuum upright and place the handle
on the top of the vacuum body as shown.
Insert the screws provided from the screw
packet into the existing holes on each side.
Tighten securely with a screwdriver.
Attach vacuum hose and tools
1.
Attach the Twist ‘n Snap™ hose by lining up
the tabs on the base with the corresponding
notches on the back of the vacuum as shown.
2.
Turn the Twist ‘n Snap hose to the right to lock
the hose into place.
3.
Grasping the quick reach handle, slide the end
of the hose wand onto the hose wand base.
Snap the hose into the hose clip.
NOTE: The powerfoot will not operate
effectively unless the hose wand is
firmly attached.
4.
Slide the extension wand and the crevice tool
together into the storage clip on the side of
the vacuum.
5.
Snap the combination tool into the storage clip
on the back of the vacuum.
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Operation
Handle position
Press the handle release pedal with your foot to
place your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless into one
of three cleaning positions.
1. Upright- For storage and above floor
cleaning with special tools.
2.
Normal Cleaning- Press handle release
pedal once. Use for most household floor
cleaning tasks.
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.
Powerfoot height adjustment
The powerfoot/rotating floor brush on your BISSELL
PowerForce Bagless 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.
1.
Place handle in upright position.
2.
Turn height adjustment knob to desired setting.
Lowest Setting - For bare floors.
Medium Settings - For short and medium
pile carpets.
Highest Setting - For plush pile or
Berber carpet.
3.
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.
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 back.
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cautio
n:
Before using your vacuum,
make sure that the Dirt
Container is in locked position and that all filters (Inner
Circular, Outer Circular,
Pre-Motor and Post-Motor) are
in place. Do not operate your
vacuum without these filters.
Tip:
Before cleaning under
low furniture, check
area first for objects
that might harm the
unit or block the
vacuum hose.
Tip:
Your 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.
Carrying Handle
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Operation
Special tools
Your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless 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 the quick reach handle and lift hose
wand to separate from suction intake opening.
3.
Attach tools by firmly pushing onto vacuum
hose or extension wand.
Combination Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool:
Two types of cleaning tools are included in
one attachment: rotate for desired tool.
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.
■Use brush side to dust furniture, blinds, books,
lamps, shelves, and baseboards.
■Use upholstery side for curtains,
draperies, cushions, fabrics.
Crevice Tool:
Use in tight narrow spaces.
Tip:
Extension Wand:
Use with desired attachment for a longer reach.
Hair, string and small
objects can block the
vacuum hose or
tools. Check them
occasionally for
obstructions.
Power cord
When you are done using your BISSELL
PowerForce Bagless, return it to the upright
position and store the power cord.
1. Turn vacuum cleaner 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 cleaner.
4.
Clip molded plug to power cord to secure.
NOTICE:
While vacuuming, certain carpets
and low humidity conditions may
generate small static discharges.
The discharges are entirely
harmless and are not associated
in any way with the main
power supply.
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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 cleaner with the
carrying handle at the back
of the cleaner. Always place
vacuum cleaner on floor
with handle in upright
position when using tools.
Never place your fingers
under the cleaner when
it is running. Never place
powerfoot on furniture or
uneven surfaces. Do not
place vacuum cleaner close
enough to objects to pull
them into rotating brush.
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Maintenance and care
To maintain maximum cleaning performance
from your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless, perform
these simple maintenance steps.
1. Empty the dirt container when the dirt
reaches the “Full” line on the side.
2.
Check the inner and outer circular filters,
and the pre-motor filter at least once a
month and clean or replace as needed.
3.
Clean or replace the post-motor filter every
three to six months.
W ARNING:
To reduce the risk of
electric shock, turn
power switch OFF and
disconnect polarized
plug from electrical outlet
before performing
maintenance or
troubleshooting checks.
Note: More frequent filter cleaning or
replacing 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.
Tip:
For maximum cleaning
performance, check
and clean or replace all
filters as suggested.
Empty dirt container
The dirt container needs to be emptied when
the dirt reaches the “Full” line on the side of the
container.
1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
2.
Slide the Lock ‘n Seal lever to the "Unlock"
position.
3.
Grasp handle and pull the dirt container
straight out to remove from vacuum.
4.
Empty dirt into garbage container.
5.
Put the dirt container back in the vacuum
and slide the lever to the "Lock" position.
Full Line
Unlock
Position
Lock Position
Note: The dirt container may be washed in
warm water with a mild detergent. Remove
the filter cup from the bottom before
washing. Reassemble and make sure it is
completely dry before using again.
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Maintenance and care
Cleaning the inner & outer circular filters
Use only BISSELL Style 10 replacement filters in
your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless.
1. Unplug the cleaner from electrical outlet.
2.
Remove the dirt container as described in
the previous section. Grasp the filter cup
located at the bottom of the dirt container
and twist counterclockwise to unlock and
remove.
3.
Grasp the circular filters and twist to unlock.
Pull straight up to remove.
4.
Separate the outer foam and inner pleated
circular filters. Wash each individually by
hand in warm water. Mild detergent may be
used if desired. Rinse well, then air dry
thoroughly before putting them back
together and replacing in filter cup.
5.
The filter cup may be washed in warm water
with a mild detergent. Make sure it is completely
dry before reassembling with filters.
6.
The upper tank and louvers may also be
wiped clean with a damp cloth. Reach
underneath the upper tank and turn the rim
of the louvers to unlock. Pull straight down
to remove.
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ARNING:
Do not operate cleaner
with damp or wet
filters or without all
filters in place.
Cleaning pre-motor filter
1.
Unplug the cleaner from electrical outlet.
2.
The pre-motor filter protects the motor from
debris. It is located underneath the dirt
container and filter cup in the center of the
round part of the Lock ‘n Seal lever.
3.
Remove the small round filter and any debris on
top of it. Rinse well under warm water, then air
dry thoroughly before replacing.
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Pre-Motor
Filter
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Maintenance and care
Cleaning post-motor filter
Use only BISSELL Style 10 replacement filters in
your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless.
1. Unplug the cleaner from electrical outlet.
2. The post-motor filter assists in the filtration
process to return clean air to the room. It is
located behind the door on the front of the
cleaner. When the filter becomes dirty, open
the door, remove the filter and clean.
Post-Motor Filter
3. The post-motor filter may be hand washed
in warm water. Mild detergent may be used
if desired. Rinse well, then air dry thoroughly
before replacing.
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ARNING:
To reduce the risk of
4. Replace the door by inserting the tabs on the left
side and snapping the right side into place.
injury from moving parts,
turn off vacuum cleaner
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.
1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
2. Place handle in low position and turn vacuum
cleaner over so bottom side is up.
Brush
Cover
3. Remove the four screws as shown with a Phillips
head 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.
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Pulley
Air Passageway
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Replace drive belt
Use only BISSELL Style 10 Replacement Belts
(#32074) in your BISSELL PowerForce Bagless.
1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
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 on rotating brush.
6. Reposition brush cover and four screws. Make
sure end of brush cover is snapped into place.
Press here
Brush
Cover
Louvers
Clearing clog
Low suction, poor pickup, or no suction may be
due to a clog in the vacuum cleaner. If you notice
a change in the sound of the vacuum motor or a
reduction in the spinning action in the dirt
container, check for clogs.
1. Unplug cleaner from electrical outlet.
2.
Empty dirt container.
3.
Check upper tank and louvers for build up or
clogs. Check to make sure louvers are installed
correctly. To unlock the louvers, grasp the rim
and turn toward the left. Pull straight down to
remove. If the louvers are missing or not locked
into place, check and clear the tube in the
center of the dirt container.
4.
Remove the Twist ‘n Snap hose from the vacuum
by turning to the left. Check the suction inlet, hose
and hose wand for clogs. Remove any clogs from
the hose using a long, narrow object.
5.
Check the foot hose for clogs. If needed,
remove the screw attaching the hose wand
base to the vacuum. Straighten the foot hose
and unclog with a long, narrow object.
6.
If the clog persists, follow the instructions for
checking the rotating floor brush on page 10
and inspect the air passageway for obstructions.
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Suction
Inlet
Hose
Wand Base
Air Passageway
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Troubleshooting
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn
power OFF and disconnect polarized plug
from electrical outlet before performing
maintenance or troubleshooting.
Vacuum cleaner won’t turn
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Power cord not firmly plugged in
1. Check electrical plug
2. Blown fuse/tripped breaker
2. Check/replace fuse or reset breaker.
Vacuum cleaner won't pick up dirt
Possible causes Remedies
1. Incorrect height adjustment
1. Adjust powerfoot to correct height setting
2. Hose not attached to suction opening
2. Grasp quick release handle and firmly push
hose wand onto the suction opening.
3. Twist 'n Snap hose not securely attached
3. Make sure Twist 'n Snap hose is snapped
into locked position
4. Crack or hole in hose
4. Check hose and replace if needed
5. Broken or worn drive belt
5. Replace drive belt, see page 11
6. Rotating floor brush bristles worn
6. Replace brush
7. Rotating floor brush jammed
7. Remove brush and clean debris from
brush ends
8. Clog in vacuum
8. Follow instructions for clearing
clogs on page 12
9. Dirt container full
9. Empty dirt container
10. Dirt container not installed properly
10.Position correctly and lock in place
11. Filters are dirty
11.Check and clean inner and outer circular
filters, pre-motor and post-motor filters
12. Louvers missing or installed incorrectly
12.Check for a clog in the tube in the center of the
dirt container, clear and properly install louvers
Tools won't pick up dirt
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Crack or hole in hose
1. Check hose and replace if needed
2. Vacuum hose, wand or tools clogged
2. Follow instructions for cleaning clogs on
page 12
3. Dirt container full
3. Empty dirt container
4. Dirt container or upper tank not installed properly
4. Position correctly and lock in place
5. Filters are dirty
5. Check and clean inner and outer circular
filters, pre-motor and post-motor filters
6. Louvers missing or installed incorrectly
6. Check for a clog in the tube in the center of the
dirt container, clear and properly install louvers
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Troubleshooting
Vacuum cleaner difficult to push
Possible causes Remedies
1. Incorrect height adjustment
1. Adjust powerfoot to correct height setting
2. Rotating floor brush not rotating
2. Check drive belt and brush
Visible dirt escaping from cleaner
Possible causes Remedies
1. Dirt container full
1. Empty dirt container
2. Filters missing or installed incorrectly
2. Check inner and outer circular filter and
post-motor filter for correct installation
3. Dirt container installed incorrectly
3. Pull out and re-insert dirt container correctly
4. Filter cup installed incorrectly
4. Remove dirt container and make sure filter
cup is full attached
Other maintenance or service not included in the manual should be performed by an
authorized service representative.
Thank you for selecting a BISSELL product.
If you should happen to need assistance during assembly or operation, call 1-800-237-7691.
Please do not return this product to the store.
For any questions or concerns, BISSELL is happy to be of service.
Contact us directly at 1-800-237-7691.
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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 cleaner available.
Please record your Model Number: ___________________
Please record your Purchase Date: ___________________
NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It provides proof of purchase date in the event of
a warranty claim. See Warranty on page 16 for details.
Please register your new BISSELL product at
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Replacement parts - BISSELL PowerForce Bagless
You may purchase parts from your retailer, by calling BISSELL Consumer Services or by
visiting our website. Below is a list of common replacement parts. While not all of these
parts may have come with your specific model, they are available for purchase if desired.
ItemPart No. Part Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
32074
203-1063
203-1099
203-1022
203-1069
203-1096
32064
32065
32066
203-1215
Style 7/9/10/12/14 Drive Belt (2-Pack)
Crevice Tool
Combination Dusting Brush / Upholstery Tool
Extension Wand
Twist ‘n Snap Vacuum Hose
Brush Roll
Style 9/10/12 Inner & Outer Circular Filter Set
Style 9/10/12 Inner Circular Filter only
Style 10 Outer Circular Filter and Post-Motor Filter Set
Pre-Motor Filter
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Earn Rewards Points!
To qualify you for discounts, rebates, and other BISSELL perks.
Visit www.bissell.com/rewards to learn more.
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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 years 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 last so the
©2008 BISSELL Homecare, Inc
Grand Rapids, Michigan
above limitation may not apply to you.
All rights reserved. Printed in Korea
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Rev 10/08
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