SPOTBOT® PET
Portable Deep Cleaner
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USER GUIDE
33N8 SERIES
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING YOUR PORTABLE DEEP CLEANER.
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be observed, including the following:
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR
INJURY:
»Use only BISSELL cleaning
products intended for use in this
machine to prevent internal component damage. See the Cleaning
fluid section of this guide.
»Connect to a properly grounded
outlet only. See grounding
instructions. Do not modify the
3-prong grounded plug.
»Unplug from outlet when not in
use and before servicing.
»Do not expose to rain.
Store indoors.
»Do not allow to be used 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 plug or appliance
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 appliance.
»Use extra care when cleaning
on stairs.
»Do not use to pick up flammable
or combustible materials (lighter
fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.)
or use in areas where they may
be present.
»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 use to pick up toxic
material (chlorine bleach,
ammonia, drain cleaner, etc.).
»Do not pick up anything that
is burning or smoking, such as
cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
»Keep appliance on a level surface.
»Do not carry the appliance while
in use.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE USE
This model is for household use only. Commercial use of this unit voids the manufacturer’s warranty.
WARNING
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in a risk of electrical shock. Check
with a qualified electrician or service person if you
aren’t sure if the outlet is properly grounded. DO NOT
MODIFY THE PLUG. If it will not fit the outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. This
appliance is designed for use on a nominal 120-volt
circuit, and has a grounding attachment plug that
looks like the plug in the illustration. Make certain
that the appliance is connected to an outlet having
the same configuration as the plug. No plug adapter
should be used with this appliance.
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GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be connected to a grounded
wiring system. If it should malfunction or break down,
grounding provides a safe path of least resistance for
electrical current, reducing the risk of electrical shock.
The cord for this appliance has an
equipment-grounding conductor
Grounded
and a grounding plug. It must
Outlet
only be plugged into an outlet
that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with
all local codes and ordinances.
Grounding Pin
Thanks for buying a BISSELL carpet cleaner!
We love to clean and we’re excited to share one of our innovative products
with you. We want to make sure your carpet cleaner works as well in two
years as it does today, so this guide has tips on using (page 9), maintaining
(page 13), and if there is a problem, troubleshooting (page 14).
In just a few simple preparation steps, you’ll be ready to deep clean. Flip to
page 7 and let’s get started!
Package Contents
1.
2.
1.SpotBot® Unit
2. Tough Stain Tool
3. BISSELL Formula
4. BISSELL Boost Formula
3.
4.
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . 2
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Product View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cleaning Formulas . . . . . . . . . . 6
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Contact Information . . . . . . . . . 15
Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11
Product Registration . . . . . . . . 16
Maintenance & Care . . . . . . . . . 12
Parts & Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Getting to Know Your Deep Cleaner
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Dirty Water/Collection Tank
2
Tank Release Latch
3
Carry Handle
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9
4Automatic Smart System
Control Panel
5
Clean Water/Solution Tank
6
Hose Connector
7
Spray Trigger
8
Cord Wraps
9
Power Cord
10 Vacuum Flex Hose
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Tough Stain Brush
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13
12 Tough Stain Brush Storage
13 Cleaning Window
14 Scrubbing Brushes
15 Suction Nozzles
16 Deep Reach Technology
WARNING
Do not plug in your deep cleaner until you are familiar with all instructions
and operating procedures.
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Special Features
Front view
4 - Preset Cleaning Cycles control paneI
Located on top of the unit, you will find the
control panel. Select the cleaning cycle you
would like to use (detailed instructions on
page 9). The “Power” and “Done” are not
buttons; “Power” is an indicator light to tell
you when the SpotBot® is “on”. “Done” is an
indicator light to tell you when the cleaning
cycle is done.
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7 - Spray trigger
Press the spray trigger to release water and
formula onto the area to be cleaned. (Only use
in hose/tool mode)
10 - Vacuum flex hose
Wraps around the center of the unit, and serves
as the travel path for dirty water and formula
suctioned into the dirty water/collection tank.
The hose can also be unwrapped and used with
the tough stain tool for manual cleaning in hose/
tool mode.
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Back view
12 - Tough Stain Brush Storage
Stored on board for your convenience.
13 - Cleaning window
Provides an area to see the hands-free
cleaning action.
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NOTE: Unwrap power cord
completely before operating the unit.
Underside view
14 - Scrubbing Brushes
Automatically spray, brush and remove both
surface and tough stains and odors.
15 - Suction nozzles
Provides suction path when using the
handsfree cleaning cycles.
16 - Deep Reach Technology
Delivers solution further into the carpet where the
deepest part of the stain resides. .
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Cleaning Formulas
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire and electric shock due to internal component damage,
use only BISSELL cleaning fluids intended for use with the deep cleaner.
NOTICE: Use only BISSELL portable machine formulas (with Boost if desired) in
your cleaner. Use of cleaning formulas which contain lemon, pine oil or vinegar
may damage this appliance and void the warranty. Chemical spot cleaners or
solvent-based soil removers also should not be used. These products may react
with the plastic materials used in your cleaner, causing cracking or pitting.
Always use genuine BISSELL deep cleaning formulas. Non-BISSELL cleaning solutions
may harm the machine and may void the warranty.
2X CLEANING FORMULA
Spot & Stain
Formula
Pet Stain &
Odor Formula
Removes tough
Removes deep pet stains and
down dirt, pet
contains
stains, &
patented
pet odor
odor removal
technology
BOOST
CARPET CLEANING
FORMULA ENHANCER
Spot & Stain
with Febreze®
Oxy Boost
Powerful
cleaning
with a
refreshing
scent
Removes
old,
set-in stains
permanently
Prevent
Boost
Repels
stains
from
soaking
into carpet
fibers
Pet Oxy
Boost
Removes
pet stains
and odors
permanently
Febreze is a trademark of The Proctor & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
used under license by BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
A note about BISSELL formula
One of the effective stain removing ingredients in Oxy Boost and Pet Oxy
Boost is Hydrogen Peroxide. Certain people may be affected by the product
when it comes into contact with their skin; it may turn the skin white and/
or cause tingling. Washing your hands after use and applying hand lotion will
remove any possible white discoloration.
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Filling Your Clean Water Tank:
Portable Machine Formula (2X Concentrated)
1
2
To fill the clean water/solution tank,
remove the clean water tank by lifting it
straight up and then away from the unit.
3
Unscrew the black cap at the bottom of
the clean water tank.
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2
1) Add hot tap water to water fill line.
2) Add formula by following the indicated
“formula” fill line on your clean tank
Twist the cap back into place and set tank
back on unit.
A few notes about filling the clean water tank:
• Fill with hot (140°F/60°C MAX) tap water and add the
appropriate BISSELL solution.
• Fill with formula to the fill line as indicated.
DO NOT USE BOILING WATER. DO NOT HEAT WATER OR
TANK IN MICROWAVE.
Pour in more power with BISSELL Boosts
• Fill tank with water and 2X formula (Step 3 above).
• Add 1 ounce of any BISSELL Boost.
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Using the Automatic Cleaning Cycles
Tips Before Using Your SpotBot®
• Dry vacuum the area first, before spot cleaning with the SpotBot®.
• Some spots and spills require that you pick up the chunky debris with a rag
or towel before you begin cleaning in the automatic or manual cycles.
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2
Quick Clean This cycle has been designed
for stains that are on the surface of your
carpeting. This cycle will run for approximately 3 minutes.
3
Deep Clean Use on stains that have had
time to set-in. These are typically the most
difficult stain types to remove. This cycle
runs for approximately 6 minutes.
4
Hose/Tool By selecting this option you
can clean spots and stains using the hose
and tool on surfaces such as upholstery,
stairs, car interiors or any other hard to
reach area.
Stop By pressing the red stop button, you
will stop the cleaning cycle completely. To
begin cleaning again, you will need to start
over and select a cleaning cycle.
WARNING
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Keep spray away from face. Failure to do
so may result in personal injury.
Done This light will illuminate and you will
hear a series of “beeps” when the cleaning
cycle is complete. Press the STOP button
to turn the machine off. The machine will
not beep when turned off.
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Getting Started
Important! Please check manufacturer’s tag before cleaning area rugs for any
specialized cleaning instructions. Not for use on silk or delicate area rugs.
1
Before using, test a small
inconspicuous area for
colorfastness.
2
Select “Hose/Tool” and follow
manual cleaning instructions on
page 10 to test.
Hands-Free Cleaning
1
2
Place the unit directly over the spot or
stain, making sure the stain is in the center
of the cleaning area.
Select which cleaning cycle (Quick Clean
or Deep Clean) you would like
to use. SpotBot® will begin spraying,
brushing and suctioning the soiled area,
in a pre-programmed cycle.
3
4
When the cleaning cycle you have
selected is complete, the Done light will
illuminate and the machine will sound a
series of “beeps”. Press the STOP button
to turn the machine off. The machine will
not beep when turned off
Pick up the unit and check the area that
was cleaned.
If you use BISSELL Oxy Boost, it will
continue to work for the next six to eight
hours, cleaning your spots and stains all
the way to the backing of the carpet.
NOTICE: To prevent damage to Berber carpets, avoid repeated cleaning cycles in
the same area.
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Manual Cleaning
• Check upholstery stuffing before cleaning. Colored stuffing may bleed through
the fabric when it becomes wet. Check manufacturer’s tag before cleaning.
1
2
Remove the hose from the unit by
depressing the release button and pulling
outward on end of hose..
3
Remove the Tough Stain Brush from the
back of the unit, then attach it onto the
grip of the hose.
4
Press the spray trigger button to spray
the soiled area, then slowly move tool
back and forth over the area.
Select the Hose/Tool button on the
control panel to start the SpotBot®.
5
Release the trigger to suck up the dirty
solution. Work in small sections until the
area is clean.
If the stain is still visible, repeat step 4 as necessary.
NOTE: In manual mode, the SpotBot® is equipped with a safety feature which will
shut the unit off after 30 minutes.
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Manual Cleaning
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When the cleaning is complete, lightly
drag the suction nozzle across the stain
without pressing the trigger. This will help
dry the cleaned area.
8
Press the STOP button to turn off the
machine, then disconnect the cleaning
tool from the vacuum flex hose by
pushing down on the button lock and
pulling straight off (do not twist tools
to remove them).
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Before turning off the SpotBot®, suction
up clean water to thoroughly rinse out the
inside of the vacuum flex hose. Then, lift
the vacuum flex hose upwards to drain
any remaining water into the dirty tank.
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Unplug the machine and wrap the cord
around the cord wraps. Attach the Tough
Stain Brush to the base of machine. Wrap
the hose around the machine and secure
into the hose connector.
Tips While Cleaning
• Periodically clean out the black valve inside of the dirty water/collection tank.
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Maintenance and Care
1
2
Press the STOP button to turn the unit off.
Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
Wrap power cord around the cord wrap.
Empty and rinse the dirty water/collection
tank after each use. To remove the
tank, lift up the dirty tank latch and pull
the tank out. Dump out the dirty water
and rinse. Replace the tank into the unit
for storage. After using the SpotBot®’s
automated feature, wipe the window and
brushing area with a soft cloth.
Tips for Storing
3
• If a significant amount of water and
solution remains in the clean tank,
your unit can be stored with liquid in
the clean tank. However, if you have
added Oxy Boost into the clean
tank, it cannot be stored in the unit
and should be emptied and rinsed.
If you were using your SpotBot® manually,
wrap the vacuum flex hose around the
unit and secure the hose into the hose
connector on the front of the unit.
• Keep your machine clean and clean
out the black valve periodically
inside of the dirty water/collection
tank.
• Store machine in a protected, dry
area.
NOTICE: To reduce the risk of a leaking condition, do not store unit where
freezing may occur. Damage to internal components may result.
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Troubleshooting
WARNING
To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn power switch off and disconnect plug
from electrical outlet before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Problem
Possible causes
Remedies
AUTOMATED CLEANING
Power cord not plugged in
Check electrical plug
SpotBot® will
not run
Blown fuse/tripped breaker
Replace household fuse or reset
breaker
Vacuum flex hose is not snapped
into place securely
Check to make sure the vacuum flex
hose is snapped into place
Unusual or
odd noise
Clean water/solution tank is
out of fluid
Fill clean water/solution tank
Clean water/solution tank is out
of fluid
Fill clean water/solution tank
Clean water/solution tank is not
inserted into the unit securely
Gently press the clean water/solution
tank until you see "bubbles" coming
from the base of the tank
Tank is full
Empty tank
Dirty water/collection tank latch
is not down
Push latch down, securely into place
Black valve on the dirty
water/collection tank is missing
Replace black valve into dirty
water/collection tank
Reduced or
no spray
No suction
MANUAL CLEANING
Power cord not plugged in
Check electrical plug
Blown fuse/tripped breaker
Replace household fuse or reset
breaker
Hose not removed from receiver
Remove hose
SpotBot® shut off automatically
during use
Press Pause/Resume button to
resume manual cleaning
Clean water/solution tank is
out of fluid
Fill clean water/solution tank
Spray tip clogged on Tough Stain
brush
Clean spray tip
Reduced or
no spray
Clean water/solution tank is out
of fluid
Fill clean water/solution tank
Clean water/solution tank is not
inserted into the unit securely
Gently press the clean water/solution
tank until you see “bubbles” coming
from the base of the tank
Tank is full
Empty tank
No suction
Dirty water/collection tank latch is
not down
Push latch down, securely into place
Black valve on the dirty
water/collection tank is missing
Replace black valve into dirty
water/collection tank
Cleaner will
not run
Unusual or
odd noise
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Notes
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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
Care by E-mail, telephone, or regular mail
as described below.
Limited Two-Year Warranty
Subject to the *EXCEPTIONS AND
EXCLUSIONS identified below, upon receipt
of the product BISSELL 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 two 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.
BISSELL 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 TWO 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.
NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It provides proof of date of
purchase in the event of a warranty claim.
Service
If your BISSELL product should require service:
Contact BISSELL Consumer Care 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 Care.
Website:
www.BISSELL.com/service-centers
E-mail:
www.BISSELL.com/email-us
Call:
BISSELL Consumer Care
1-800-237-7691
Monday – Friday 8am - 10pm ET
Saturday 9am - 8pm ET
Sunday 10am - 7pm ET
Please do not return this product to the store.
Other maintenance or service not included in the manual should be
performed by an authorized service representative.
For any questions or concerns, BISSELL is happy to be of service.
Contact us directly at 1-800-237-7691.
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