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USER'S GUIDE
33N8, 78R5 SERIES
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Thank You
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Product Registration
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Safety Instructions
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Product View
Special Features
Operations
Troubleshooting
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Replacement Parts
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Accessories
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Warranty
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Consumer Services
Thanks for buying a BISSELL SpotBot
We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL SpotBot. Everything we know
about floor care went into the design and construction of this
complete, high-tech home cleaning system.
Your BISSELL SpotBot 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.
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SpotBot.
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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 SpotBot®.
WARNING: To
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
■ Use only BISSELL cleaning products
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intended for use in this appliance.
Do not use for any purpose other than
described in this User’s Guide.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
Do not expose to rain, store indoors.
Do not handle SpotBot plug or appliance
with wet hands.
Do not put any object into appliance
openings or use with blocked openings.
Keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything
that may reduce air flow.
Do not expose hair, loose clothing, fingers
or body parts to openings or moving parts.
Keep appliance on a level surface.
Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.
Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close
attention is necessary when used by or
near children.
Do not pick up hot or burning 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 pick up toxic material (chlorine bleach,
ammonia, drain cleaner, gasoline, etc.).
Do not use appliance in an enclosed space
filled with vapors given off by oil based thinner, some moth proofing substances, flammable dust, or other explosive or toxic vapors.
Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a
handle, close door on cord, pull cord around
sharp corners or edges, run appliance over
cord, or expose cord to heated surfaces.
Do not use with damaged cord or plug.
Turn off all controls before unplugging.
Unplug from outlet when not in use and
before conducting maintenance and
troubleshooting.
Do not use SpotBot if it is not working as it
should, has been dropped, damaged, left
outdoors or dropped into water. Have it
repaired at an Authorized Service Center.
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■ Unplug by grasping the plug, not the cord.
Do not unplug by pulling on cord.
■ Always connect to a properly grounded
outlet; see grounding instructions.
■ Do not use without tanks in place.
■ Do not modify the 3-prong grounded plug.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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 and a grounding plug. It must only
be plugged into an outlet that is properly
installed and grounded in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances.
Grounded
Outlets
Grounding Pin
WARNING:
Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding 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 drawing above. 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.
This model is for household use only.
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Product view
Automatic Smart
System™ control panel
Dirty water/collection tank
Clean water/solution tank
Hose Connector
Spray trigger
Keep plenty of genuine BISSELL compact Advanced
Cleaning Formulas on hand so you can clean whenever it
fits your schedule. Always use genuine BISSELL deep cleaning formulas. Non-BISSELL cleaning solutions may harm the
machine and void the warranty.
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Automated cleaning brush
Suction nozzles
Deep Reach™ Technology
Power
cord
Cord wraps
Vacuum flex hose
Tough Stain
Brush™
Tough Stain
Brush™ Storage
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Cleaning window
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Special features
Front view
Clean water/solution tank
Looking at the front of the unit, the clean
water/solution tank is on the right side.
Automatic Smart System™ 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 8).
Dirty water/collection tank
Looking at the front of the unit, the dirty
water/collection tank is on the left side.
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.
Spray trigger
When cleaning in the manual mode,
press the spray trigger to release water
and formula onto the area to be cleaned.
Underside view
Handsfree cleaning brushes
Provides cleaning action when using the surface stain or set-in handsfree cleaning cycles.
Deep Reach™ Technology
Water and solution are dispensed here
when cleaning in the handsfree mode.
Suction nozzles
Provides suction path when using the
handsfree cleaning cycles.
Back view
Cleaning window
Provides an area to see the handsfree
cleaning action.
Tough Stain Brush™ Storage
The Tough Stain Brush is conveniently
stored on board.
Power cord
Has a three-prong plug stored on the back of
the unit, around the oval cord wraps.
NOTE: Unwrap power cord completely
before operating the unit.
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Operations
Getting ready
1A.
1B.
1. To fill the clean water/solution tank:
A. Remove the clean water tank by lifting it
straight up and then away from the unit.
B. Unscrew the cap at the bottom of the
clean water tank.
There are 2 ways you can fill and use
the tank:
2. For common stains such as dirt, grime,
pet or oily stains, use the fill lines on the
left side of the tank and fill with BISSELL
2X compact formula (trial size included)
and water.
2.
3. For dye based stains such as coffee,
fruit juices, cola and red wine, use the fill
lines on the right hand side of the tank
and fill with BISSELL 2X compact formula
and Oxy GEN2® formula (trial sizes
included) and water.
4. Tighten black cap on bottom of clean tank
and replace.
4.
Tip:
Dry vacuum the area first,
before spot cleaning with
the SpotBot.
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Operations
How to begin
Using the Automatic Smart System™
Your new SpotBot features an
Automatic Smart System that takes
the guesswork out of spot and stain
removal. With the touch of a button,
you can select the cleaning cycle to use
your preferred method of cleaning.
1. Surface Stain Cycle This cycle has
been designed for stains that are on the
surface of your carpeting. This cycle will
run for approximately 3 minutes.
2. Set-In Stain Cycle Use on stains that
have had a period of time to set-in.
These are typically the most difficult
stain types to remove. This cycle runs for
approximately 6 minutes.
3. Manual/Hose By selecting this option
you can clean spots and stains manually
on surfaces such as upholstery, stairs, car
interiors, or any other hard to reach area.
Tip:
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.
4. Pause/Resume If you press the
pause/resume button once, it will pause
the cleaning cycle. Press again to
resume your current cleaning cycle.
5. 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.
6. Status Indicator Lights Will give
you a visual update on the cleaning
cycle. During a cleaning cycle you
will hear changes in the sound of the
machine that correspond with a given
step. When your cleaning cycle is
complete, the Finish light will illuminate
and you will hear a “beep” every five
seconds until you depress the stop
button.
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Operations
To begin cleaning
1. Place the filled clean water/solution
tank onto the unit.
2. Plug your SpotBot in. The power light will
illuminate, indicating your SpotBot is ready
to go.
Automated cleaning
1. Place the unit directly over the spot or
stain, making sure the stain is in the
center of the cleaning area.
2. Select which cleaning cycle (surface
stain or set-in) you would like to use.
SpotBot will begin spraying, brushing
and suctioning the soiled area, in a
pre-programmed cycle. Both cycles
have been tested and proven to deliver
superior cleaning results, taking the
guesswork and effort out of cleaning for
you.
3. When the cleaning cycle you have
selected is complete, the SpotBot will
beep. The beep will continue until you
hit the STOP button.
Tip:
Dry vacuum the area first
before spot cleaning with the
SpotBot.
4. Pick up the unit and check the area that
was cleaned.
5. If you use Oxy GEN2, 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.
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Operations
Manual cleaning
1.
1. Remove the hose from the unit by
depressing the release button.
2. A.Remove the Tough Stain Brush from
the back of the unit.
B.Attach the Tough Stain Brush onto the
grip of the hose.
3. Select the hose button on the
control panel to start the SpotBot.
2A.
2B.
NOTE: In manual mode, the SpotBot
will not turn on until the hose is disconnected from the hose connector. If it
is not removed within 30 seconds of
pushing the hose button, the unit will
shut off.
4. Begin cleaning by holding the tool no
more than six inches above the soiled
surface. Depress the spray trigger for
about 5 seconds to apply the cleaning
solution to the soiled area. Release the
trigger. Be careful not to overwet.
5. Using the brush on the tool, gently scrub
the soiled area until it appears to be
clean.
6. To suction up the dirt and cleaning solution, position the suction nozzle over the
cleaned area, apply downward pressure
on the tool, and pull nozzle toward you.
You should see the dirty solution pass
through the nozzle. Continue until no
more solution can be removed.
NOTE: In manual mode, the SpotBot is
equipped with a safety feature which
will shut the unit off after 30 minutes.
Press start to resume cleaning.
7. If the stain is still visible, repeat steps
4-6 as necessary.
8. When the cleaning is complete, lightly
drag the suction nozzle across the stain
to further aid in drying the cleaned
area.
9. 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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Tip:
One of the effective stain removing
ingredients in Oxy Gen2 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.
Tip:
Check upholstery stuffing before
cleaning. Colored stuffing may
bleed through the fabric when it
becomes wet.
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Operations
Manual cleaning continues
10.Press the STOP button to turn off the
SpotBot.
11.
11.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).
12.Unplug the machine and wrap the cord
around the cord wraps. Attach the Tough
Stain Brush to the base of SpotBot. Wrap
the hose around the machine.
Storage
1. Turn the unit OFF (O). Unplug the power
cord from the outlet. Wrap power cord
around the cord wrap.
2. Empty and rinse the dirty water/
collection tank after each use, or
when dirty water reaches the indicated
maximum fill line. 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.
Tip:
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 GEN2
into the clean tank, fresh Oxy
GEN2 should be added prior
to the next use to optimize
performance.
2.
3.
3. 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.
4. Store unit indoors at room temperature
(40° to 110°F).
Tip:
Clean out the black valve
periodically inside of the dirty
water/collection tank.
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Troubleshooting
SpotBot will not run
Automated cleaning
Possible causes
1. Power cord not plugged in
Remedies
1. Check electrical plug
2. Blown fuse/tripped breaker
2. Replace household fuse or reset breaker
3. Vacuum flex hose is not snapped into place securely
3. Check to make sure the vacuum flex hose is snapped into place
Unusual or odd noise
Possible causes
1. Clean water/solution tank is out of fluid
Remedies
1. Fill clean water/solution tank
Reduce or no spray
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Clean water/solution tank is out of fluid
1. Fill clean water/solution tank
2. Clean water/solution tank is not inserted into the unit securely
2. Gently press the clean water/solution tank until you see "bubbles" coming from the base of the tank
3. Spray tip clogged
3. Clean spray tip
No suction
Possible causes
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Remedies
1. Tank is full
1. Empty tank
2. Dirty water/collection tank latch is not down
2. Push latch down, securely into place
3. Black valve on the dirty water/collection tank is missing
3. Replace black valve into dirty water/collection tank
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Troubleshooting
Cleaner will not run
Manual cleaning
Possible causes
1. Power cord not plugged in
Remedies
1. Check electrical plug
2. Blown fuse/tripped breaker
2. Replace household fuse or reset breaker
3. Hose not removed from receiver
3. Remove hose
4. SpotBot shut off automatically during use
4. Press start button to resume manual cleaning
Unusual or odd noise
Possible causes
1. Clean water/solution tank is out of fluid
Remedies
1. Fill clean water/solution tank
Reduce or no spray
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Spray tip clogged on Tough stain brush
1. Clean spray tip
2. Clean water/solution tank is out of fluid
2. Fill clean water/solution tank
3. Clean water/solution tank is not inserted into the unit securely
3. Gently press the clean water/solution tank until you see "bubbles" coming from the base of the tank
No suction
Possible causes
Remedies
1. Tank is full
1. Empty tank
2. Dirty water/collection tank latch is not down
2. Push latch down, securely into place
3. Black valve on the dirty water/collection tank is missing
3. Replace black valve into dirty water/collection tank
Other maintenance or service not included in the manual should be
performed by an authorized service representative.
Thank you for selecting a BISSELL product.
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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Replacement parts - BISSELL SpotBot
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Item
Part No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1/2
203-7471
203-7472
203-7473
203-7473
203-7475
203-7476
203-7477
203-7480
203-7481
203-7488
203-7488
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5/6
Part Name
Dirty Water/Collection Tank (33N8 series)
Dirty Water/Collection Tank (78R5 series)
Dirty Water/Collection Latch (33N8 series)
Dirty Water/Collection Latch (78R5 series)
Clean Water Tank (33N8 series)
Clean Water Tank (78R5 series)
Cap & Insert
Mounting Bracket 3" Tool (33N8 series)
Mounting Bracket 3" Tool (78R5 series)
Cord Wrap, Upper & Lower (33N8 series)
Cord Wrap, Upper & Lower (78R5 series)
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Accessories
Item
Part No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
203-6651 203-6652 203-6653
203-6654
203-6655
203-7490 79B9 79B9-1 74R7 74R7-1 0801
1
2
3
7/8
9/10
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3" Tough Stain Brush
TurboBrush®
4” Upholstery Tool
6” Wide Stair Tool
Spraying Crevice Tool
Storage Tray
2X Little Green® Formula 32 oz.
2X Little Green® Formula 16 oz.
2X Pet Stain for Compacts formula 32 oz.
2X Pet Stain for Compacts formula 16 oz.
Oxy GEN2® formula 32 oz
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Warranty - BISSELL SpotBot
®
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, 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:
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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
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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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 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
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 15 for details.
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