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PDF Content Summary: POWERGLIDE® LIFT-OFF® PET PLUS Vacuum ___________ USER GUIDE 2043 SERIES More of a video person? Look for this icon and go online for an instructional how-to video at 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: » 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 guide. Use only manufacturer’s recom- THIS POLARIZED APPLIANCE PLUG HAS A 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. NOTICE With Brush Roll ON, do not allow cleaner to sit in one location for an extended period of time, as damage to floor can result. mended 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 » Do not pick up hard or sharp cleaner with wet hands. objects such as glass, nails, screws, » Do not put any object into coins, etc. openings. Do not use with any » Use only on dry, indoor surfaces. 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 » Keep appliance on a level surface. » Do not carry the vacuum cleaner while it is running. » Unplug before connecting or disconnecting the Pet TurboEraser® Tool. plugging or unplugging vacuum cleaner. » Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.) or use in areas where they may be present. » Use extra care when cleaning on stairs. » Do not use vacuum cleaner in an enclosed space filled with vapors given off by oil-based 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. NOTICE The Brush Roll continues to rotate while using your vacuum for above floor cleaning. To prevent carpet damage, turn the Brush Roll OFF and do not lean on vacuum or tilt forward. SAVE FOR FUTURE THESE INSTRUCTIONS USE 2 Thanks for buying a BISSELL® vacuum! We love to clean and we’re excited to share one of our innovative products with you. We want your vacuum to work like new for the years to come, so this guide has tips on how to use, maintain and, if there’s a problem, troubleshoot. Your vacuum needs a little assembly before getting to work, so flip to the “Assembly” section and let’s get started! What’s In The Box? Base Unit Screw Hose (taped to handle) PetTurboEraser® Tool Holder Pet TurboEraser® Tool Extension Wand Pet Hair Eraser® Tool Upper Handle Crevice Tool/ Extension Wand Holder Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . 2 Product View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Maintenance & Care . . . . . . . 7-9 Combination Dusting/Crevice Tool NOTE: Standard accessories may vary by model. To identify what should be included with your purchase, please refer to the “Carton Contents” list located on the carton top flap. Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Product Registration. . . . . . . . 12 Parts & Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3 4 Product View

4 1 10 2 9 5 1. Handle 2. Lift-Off® Canister Release Button 3. Dirt Tank Release Button 4. Carry Handle 5. Brush Roll Power Switch 6. Power Switch 7. Quick ReleaseTM Cord Wrap 8. Power Cord 9. Filter Cover (Pre-Motor and Post-Motor Filters are located under Filter Cover) Cord Release and Storage Twist Cord Release down to quickly remove cord 3 11 10. Brush Roll 11. Cord Clip 12. Pet TurboEraser® Tool Holder with Tool 13. Stretch Hose 14. Crevice Tool & Extension Wand Holder with Tools 15. Hose Wand Base 16. Pet Hair Eraser® Tool (does not store on unit; only available select models)

612 13 7 14 8 15 16 Assembly WARNING Do not plug in your vacuum until you are familiar with all instructions and operating procedures. 1 2 Attach hose by lining the tabs on the cuff with the notches on the back of vacuum. Twist clockwise to lock hose into place. 5 Push Handle end into base of vacuum on opposite side. Slide Handle into vacuum base. Attach with the screw that is taped to the Handle. 3 4 Slide the Crevice Tool/ Extension Wand Holder Slide the Pet TurboEraser® down onto the middle tool holder down on the of the back of base. top back of the base. 6 To use your optional Febreze filter (included), press the Dirt Tank Release Button and pull tank away from vacuum. 7 Remove the black/ yellow foam filter and replace with the black Febreze filter. Be sure to place the Febreze filter last, covering the the mesh filter. Place Dirt Tank back on vacuum. Certain trademarks used under license from The Procter & Gamble Company or its affiliates. 5 PowerBrush Switch WARNING Before using your vacuum, make sure that the Dirt Tank is in locked position and that all filters, both pre and post-filters, are in place. DO NOT operate your vacuum without these filters. 1 2 Power ON/OFF Brush Roll ON/OFF Switch Switch Turn vacuum ON by pressing Power Press Switch on (I - ON and O - OFF). NOTE: Turn the Brush Roll OFF when vacuuming hard or delicate surfaces that may small be area caught rugs by or frieze the rotating carpets brush. that have This long could delicate include fibers hard wood, or threads. tiled floors, Adjusting the Variable Suction 1 2 the Brush Roll Power Switch to run the PowerBrush for carpet cleaning (Brush Roll is ON when light on switch is illuminated). NOTE: upright The position, Brush recline Roll will to automatically reactivate. shut OFF when vacuum is locked in Locate the Variable Suction Control Valve on the Hose suction control Wand Base. ED To Twist decrease Valve - Marker the amount of suction for cleaning delicate carpets, curtains, or rugs; twist the variable suction valve counter-clockwise. NOTE: suction The power. vacuum will come with the Variable Suction Valve closed for full Full Suction Reduced Suction 6 Above Floor Cleaning 1 2 Clean stairs or furniture easily with the removable canister. Push the green button to remove and attach desired tool. To get the most reach, attach both the Extension Wand and Combination Dusting/Crevice Tool. 3 4 Replace the canister back on vacuum by aligning the front with Use the Pet TurboEraser® tool for best results on the base of vacuum, then lean canister back and lock into place. your stairs. Emptying the Dirt Tank WARNING To reduce the risk of electrical shock, turn Power Switch OFF and disconnect polarized plug from electrical outlet before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks. 1 2 Press Dirt Tank Release Button, grab the handle Dirt Tank is full, time to empty! to pull Dirt Tank away from vacuum. 3 Holding Dirt 4 Tank over a trash bin, press tank empty button. Close bottom of tank and place back on the vacuum. Be sure you place the front of the tank first and push back to “click” into place. 7 WARNING Cleaning the Inner Cyclone 1 With Dirt Tank off vacuum base, push the empty tank button and twist counter-clockwise to remove the separator and pull down. 2Tap separator against inside of trash bin and rinse with warm water if necessary. Be sure to let it completely dry before placing back in the Dirt Tank. 3Place separator back in, being sure to align each tab on either side of the top of separator with the notches inside the top of the Dirt Tank. Cleaning the Filters Do not operate vacuum with damp or wet filters, as well as without filters or the Dirt Tank in place. Allow components to dry before reassembling the Dirt Tank. 12 With vacuum unplugged, remove the tank and lift up on the tab attached to the Filter Cover. There are 2 filters here; one foam filter on top and a thinner fiber filter; both are washable. 3 Remove post-motor filter located on the 4 front of the vacuum underneath the Filter Cover. If it appears dirty, remove the filter and gently tap the Replace the post motor filter by inserting left side first, then clicking the right side into place. filter on the edge of a waste basket. NOTE: be replaced The post-motor when it becomes filter is dirty. a pleated filter. This filter is not washable and must 8 Replacing the Belt & Brush Roll 1Unplug vacuum, turn over and unscrew 8 silver Phillips-head 2 screws to remove bottom cover. 3Inspect Brush Roll by placing it on its end and spinning. The Brush Roll should spin freely, multiple times by one flick. If it doesn’t, replace Brush Roll. Inspect belt, replace if it appears damaged. Pinch belt around Brush Roll & hook back around the silver motor gear. Maintaining the Pet TurboEraser® Tool Twist gray collar counter-clockwise, until slot appears, and then separate faceplate. 4 5 6 7 Re-attach bottom cover with 8 screws. Rotate Brush Roll into place and line up end caps. 1 2 Paddle Wheel BeltRoller 3 4 Remove Brush Roll, belt and paddle wheel. Inspect for damages and replace if necessary. To reassemble, align two clips on each end of paddle wheel with belt on and pop back into place. Replace Brush Roll with belt, making sure all parts are aligned correctly. To put faceplate back on, align the tabs in the top of the cover and place it down to “click” into place. 9 Pull Brush Roll straight out and slide belt off Brush Roll and motor gear. Place belt back on Brush Roll. 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

Vacuum cleaner won’t turn ON Power Cord not plugged in Check electrical plug Blown fuse/tripped breaker Check/replace fuse or reset breaker No power at rotating Brush Roll Pod is not securely seated Remove pod and replace, making sure that it "clicks" into place Brush switch turned to "OFF" Make sure brush switch is in "ON" position Vacuum is in upright position Recline vacuum to operate brush Vacuum cleaner won’t pick up dirt brush ends Clog in vacuum Check for debris build-up or clogs in the inner tank, hose and foot/lower hose Hose not attached to suction opening Grasp Quick Reach® handle and firmly push hose wand onto the suction opening

Crack or hole in hose Check hose and replace if needed Broken or worn drive belt Replace drive belt, see page 9 Brush Roll bristles worn Replace brush Brush Roll jammed Remove brush and clean debris from Dirt Tank full Empty Dirt Tank

Dirt Tank or secondary cyclone not installed properly Position correctly and lock in place Filters are dirty Check and clean pre-motor and post-motor filters, see page 8 Visible dirt escaping from cleaner Filters or secondary cyclone missing or installed incorrectly Check secondary cyclone, pre-motor and post-motor filters for correct installation Check secondary cyclone, pre-motor and post-motor filters for correct installation Dirt Tank installed incorrectly Pull out and re-insert Dirt Tank cor-

Dirt Tank full Empty Dirt Tank rectly 10 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 or telephone as described below. It may be necessary to obtain some of your personal information, such as a mailing address, to fulfill terms of this warranty. Any personal data will be handled pursuant to BISSELL’s Privacy Policy, which can be found online at Limited Five-Year Warranty Subject to the *Exceptions and Exclusions from the Terms of the Limited Warranty, upon receipt of the product BISSELL will repair or replace (with new, refurbished, lightly used, or remanufactured components or products), at BISSELL’s option, free of charge from the date of purchase by the original purchaser, for five 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 NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It provides proof of date of purchase in the event of a warranty claim. Service 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. 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 guide is not covered. This warranty will only be valid if the product is used in the same country in which it was sold. 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 five- 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. Website: E-mail: If your BISSELL® product should Call: BISSELL Consumer Care 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 1-800-237-7691 Monday – Friday: 8am - 10pm ET Saturday: 9am - 8pm ET Sunday: 10am - 7pm ET your warranty, contact BISSELL Consumer Care. 11

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