USER GUIDE
POWERFORCE HELIX
®
1240, 68C7 SERIES
*Product images may vary
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING YOUR UPRIGHT VACUUM.
Always connect to a polarized outlet (one slot is wider than the other). Unplug from outlet when not in use and before conducting maintenance.
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be observed, including the following:
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY:
»Always connect to a polarized
outlet (one slot is wider than
the other). Do not modify the
polarized plug to fit a non-polarized outlet or extension cord.
»Do not leave vacuum cleaner
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 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 vacuum
cleaner 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
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 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 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.
»Do not use without filters in place.
»Do not pick up hard or sharp
objects such as glass, nails, screws,
coins, etc.
»Use only on dry, indoor surfaces.
»Keep appliance on a level surface.
»Do not carry the vacuum cleaner
while it is running.
»Unplug before connecting
or disconnecting the
TurboBrush® Tool.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE USE
This model is for household use only.
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.
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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 complete,
high-tech home cleaning system.
Your BISSELL vacuum is well made,
and we back it with a limited
one-year warranty. We also stand
behind it with a knowledgeable,
dedicated Consumer Care
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
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BISSELL vacuum.
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . 2
Product View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Maintenance & Care . . . . . . . 8-12
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . 14
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Product Registration . . . . . . . . 16
Consumer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Thanks again, from all of us
at BISSELL.
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Product View
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68C7 Series
Shown
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WARNING
Plastic film can be dangerous. To avoid
danger of suffocation, keep away from
babies and children.
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1.Handle
2
TurboBrush® Tool
(68C7 Models)
3 Quick Release™ Cord Wrap
4 Upper Tank
5 Primary Separator
6 Power Cord
7 Easy Empty™ Dirt Container
8 Inner and Outer Circular Filters
9 Lower Filter Cup
10 Lock ’n Seal™ Lever
11Post Motor Filter
(select 68C7 Models)
12 Height Adjustment Knob
13 Furniture Protection Guard
14Powerfoot
15 Cord Clip
16 Hose Clip
17 Stretch Hose
18 Crevice Tool
19 Carrying Handle
20 Twist N Snap hose
21Combination Dusting Brush/
Upholstery Tool
22 Extension Wand
23 Hose Wand
24 Handle Release Pedal
25 Power Switch
26 Hose Wand Base
27PRL – Model and
Serial Number
28 Foot Hose
WARNING
Do not plug in your vacuum cleaner until
you are familiar with all instructions and
operating procedures.
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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.
Assembly
You will need a Phillips screwdriver for assembly.
Attach handle to vaccum
1. Locate handle and remove screw packet
taped to the base of the handle.
1.
Tip
» Hold onto the plastic hose
collar while installing. It may
be easier to lock the hose
into place when the hose
handle is not yet inserted
into the base of the unit.
2. Stand the vacuum upright and place the
base of the handle firmly into the grooves at
the top of the vacuum body.
3. Insert the two (2) screws into the existing
holes on each side and tighten securely.
Attach vacuum hose and tools
1. Line up tabs on the base of the Twist ‘n
Snap™ hose with the corresponding notches
on the hose collar. Turn the hose to the right
to lock into place.
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2. Grasp the Quick Reach handle and slide the
end of the hose into the Hose Wand Base. Snap
the hose into the upper hose clip on handle.
3. Slide the extension wand and crevice tool
together into storage clip.
4. Snap the combination tool into the
storage clip.
Select models only:
5. The TurboBrush® Tool bracket slides into
the front of the handle. Attach the bracket by
aligning the pegs with the holes on the handle
and pulling down until it locks into place.
6. Place the TurboBrush® Tool in the bracket
by aligning the bottom of bracket with the
opening of the brush roll and snap the
TurboBrush® Tool into place.
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Operations
Power switch
The red power switch is located on the
bottom left of the back side of the unit.
Press gently with foot to turn power ON
and OFF.
Power cord
When you are finished vacuuming, return to
upright position and store 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 and clip molded plug to power cord
to secure.
Handle positions
The handle release pedal is located just under
the red power switch on the bottom left of the
back of the vacuum. Press the black handle
release pedal with foot to place vacuum into one
of three cleaning positions:
Upright: for storage, transporting, and above
floor cleaning with tools.
Transport in upright position by tilting vacuum
on rear wheels and push forward or use carrying
handle on back of handle base.
Normal Cleaning: Press handle release pedal
once for most household floor cleaning.
Low Cleaning: From normal cleaning position,
press handle release pedal once for cleaning
under low furniture.
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2.
3.
WARNING
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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Operations
Height adjustments (select models)
Turn knob on Powerfoot to adjust to one of 5
Height Adjustments. If knob is difficult to turn,
tilt the cleaner back slightly to take the weight
off the foot while turning.
1.
Lowest Setting: For low pile carpet and
barefloors.
Medium Setting: For medium pile carpet.
Highest Setting: For high pile and most shag
carpet. Adjust to high setting if difficult to push.
Tools
Attach desired tool to hose for cleaning
above floor surfaces.
1. Remove Hose: With vacuum in upright position, grasp the Quick Reach Handle and lift hose
wand to separate from suction intake opening.
a.
2. Attach tools by firmly pushing onto vacuum
hose or extension wand.
a. Combination dusting brush/upholstery
tool: Rotate for desired use. Use brush
side to dust blinds, books, lamps, shelves,
and baseboards. Use upholstery side for
furniture, drapes and, fabrics.
b.
c.
b. Crevice Tool: Use in tight narrow spaces.
c. Extension Wand: Use with desired
attachment for longer reach.
d. TurboBrush® Tool (Select Models):
Use rotating brush action for small flat
areas such as stairs, and cushions. Press
down gently and pull towards you in a
raking motion. Too much pressure will
cause the brush to stop rotating.
d.
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Maintenance & Care
WARNING
To maximize performance and extend life of
your vacuum it is very important to perform
the following maintenance steps.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn power switch off
and disconnect polarized plug from electrical outlet before
performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
Emptying the Easy Empty™
Dirt Container
1. Empty when dirt reaches the “Full” line on
the container
2. Turn power OFF. Unplug power cord from
electrical outlet.
3. Slide Lock ‘n Seal lever to “Unlock” position.
4. Grasp dirt cup handle and pull straight out
to remove from vacuum and empty.
5. Place dirt container back in the vacuum and
slide lever to lock position.
NOTE: The dirt container may be washed in
warm water with mild detergent. Make sure
it is completely dry before replacing.
Cleaning inner and outer circular filter
To maintain suction and cleaning performance,
check and clean filters regularly
1. Turn power OFF. Unplug vacuum cord from
electrical outlet
2. Slide Lock ‘n Seal lever to unlock position.
3. Remove the dirt container and set aside. Grasp
the filter cup, lift and pull straight up. DO NOT
PULL CIRCULAR FOAM FILTER OUT OF THE
FILTER CUP WHILE IT IS STILL IN THE VACUUM.
4. Grasp the plastic tab on the top of the circular
foam filters. Twist counterclockwise to unlock
and pull out.
outer foam
filter
inner foam
filter
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5. Separate both outer foam filters and inner
pleated circular filter. Wash each individually by
hand in warm water. Mild detergent may be used
if desired. Rinse well, let filters completely air dry
before replacing in filter cup.
6. Wash filter cup in warm water with mild detergent. Completely air dry before reassembling
with filters. DO NOT PUT IN DISHWASHER.
7. The upper tank and primary separator can
be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Remove
large debris. Reach underneath the upper tank
and turn the rim of the primary separator to
the left to unlock. Pull straight down and
remove. Make sure all parts are completely
dry before replacing.
8. To replace primary separator, position top of
primary separator inside clear center cavity and
turn toward the right to lock tabs into place.
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Maintenance & Care
Cleaning the pre-motor filter
The pre-motor filter protects the motor
from debris.
2.
1. Turn power OFF. Unplug vacuum cord from
electrical outlet.
2. The pre motor filter is located underneath the
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 under warm water; air dry
completely before replacing.
Replacing the post-motor filter
(select 68C7 model series only)
The post-motor filter assists in the filtration
process to return clean air to the room.
pre-motor
filter
WARNING
Do not operate vacuum with damp or wet filters or
without all filters in place.
1. Turn power OFF. Unplug vacuum cord from
electrical outlet.
2. Locate filter behind the filter door on the
front of the vacuum. Remove and replace
when filter becomes dirty. The white, pleated
post-motor filter is NOT washable.
3. Replace the door by inserting the tabs
on the left side and snapping the right side
into place.
post-motor
filter
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Maintenance & Care
Checking rotating floor
brush and drive belt
Check your vacuum’s rotating floor brush
and drive belt regularly for wear or damage.
3.
1. Turn power OFF. Unplug vacuum cord
from electrical outlet.
2. Place handle in low position and turn
vacuum over so bottom side is facing up.
3. Using a screwdriver, remove the six
screws and lift brush cover off.
4. Grasp rotating floor brush at both ends
and lift.
4.
5. Clean strings, hair and other debris from
rotating floor brush, motor pulley, and drive
belt areas.
6. Check drive belt for wear, cuts, or
stressed areas.
7. Check air passageway for obstructions.
Remove debris from this area.
8. Place drive belt back onto motor pulley and
brush roll. Put right side brush roll end cap back
into the housing. Pull on the brush roll applying
tension to the drive belt. Put left side end cap
back in the housing.
9. Reposition brush cover and fasten six
screws back into place.
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motor
pulley
air
passageway
Maintenance & Care
Replace drive belt
1. Turn power OFF. Unplug vacuum cord from
electrical outlet.
2. With rotating brush removed (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. Place ends of
rotating floor brush down into slots.
4. Turn rotating floor brush by hand in the direction of the motor pulley. If properly installed,
drive belt will center itself on rotating brush.
5. Reposition brush cover and fasten six
screws back into place.
Clearing a clog
Low suction or poor pickup may be due to a
clog in the vacuum. If you notice a change in the
sound of the vacuum motor, check for clogs.
3.
5.
1. Turn power OFF. Unplug vacuum cord from
electrical outlet.
2. Empty Dirt Container.
3. Check upper tank and suction inlet for clogs.
Grasp Hose Wand Base and remove from Foot
Hose. Check for clogs in the Foot Hose, Hose
Wand Base and the Hose.
4. Grasp Quick Reach handle and remove hose
wand from base to check for clogs in the base,
the wand, and the hose.
5. Remove the screw attaching the foot hose
wand base to the vacuum. Straighten the foot
hose wand base and unclog, with long, narrow
object such as broom stick. Reattach the foot
hose and secure with screw.
6. If the clog persists, follow steps for checking
rotating floor brush on page 10 and inspect the
air passageway for obstructions.
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Maintenance & Care
TurboBrush® Tool Maintenance (select models only)
1. Turn power OFF. Unplug vacuum cord from
electrical outlet.
2. Remove tool from hose or from clip on
vacuum handle.
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3. Twist collar so opening is at the top and
lift clear cover to remove.
4. Remove brush from belt and clean debris.
5. Replace brush inside belt and place ends
into slots on the sides.
6. Reposition top cover making sure to line
up inside tab at the front with the opening
on the cover. Twist collar until opening is at
the bottom to lock into place.
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Troubleshooting
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.
Problem
Possible causes
Remedies
Vacuum
cleaner won’t
turn on
Power cord not plugged in
Check electrical plug
Blown fuse/tripped breakers
in home
Check/replace fuse or reset breaker
Hose not properly positioned
Make sure hose is fully connected
to base and body. Be sure to hold
onto plastic hose collar while
connecting hose.
Dirt tank not installed properly
Check assembly of upper and
lower portions, correctly position
and secure into place
Dirt tank is full
Empty dirt tank
Clog in cleaner
Follow instructions on pg. 11 for
clearing clogs
Filters are dirty
Check and clean filter. Follow
instructions on pg. 8-9
Hose not properly attached
Make sure hose collar is properly
installed
Vacuum is not suctioning or
blowing
Make sure hose collar is properly
installed. Follow instructions on
pg. 11 for clearing clogs.
Vacuum
cleaner
doesn’t have
good suction
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.
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For any questions or concerns, BISSELL is happy to
be of service. Contact us directly at 1-800-237-7691.
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Replacement Parts
These items are available for your BISSELL vacuum.
Call 1-800-237-7691 or visit www.bissell.com
PART #
PART NAME
PART #
PART NAME
32074
Style 7/9/10/12 Drive Belt
(2-Pack)
203-1056
Crevice Tool
203-1059
Combination Dusting Brush /
Upholstery Tool
203-1068
Extension Wand
203-8074
Hose Assembly (12B1 Series)
203-8049
Hose Assembly (68C7 Series)
203-8072
Brush Roll Assembly
(12B1 Series)
203-8045
Brush Roll Assembly
(68C7 Series)
203-7913
Pleated Circular Filter
6046
Febreze Inner Circular Filter
203-1192
Inner Foam Filter
160-6016
Outer Foam Filter
17T6
Febreze® Style 12 Filter
(68C7 series)
1602290
Post Motor Filter, Allergen,
Style 12
203-1215
Pre-Motor Filter
1602290
Post Motor Filter, Allergen,
Style 12
203-7171
TurboBrush® Tool
203-7170
TurboBrush® Bracket
Febreze and related trademarks are owned by the Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio and used under license by Bissell Homecare, Inc.
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Warranty
Service
Limited One-Year Warranty
Visit BISSELL.com or 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.
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 or telephone as described below.
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
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,
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.
If your BISSELL product should
require service:
Website:
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Call:
BISSELL Consumer Care
1-800-237-7691
Monday – Friday 8am - 10pm ET
Saturday 9am - 8pm ET
Sunday 10am - 7pm ET
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 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.
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