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Bissell 53Y8, 75Q3 Series Lift-Off Floors and More manual

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Bissell 53Y8, 75Q3 Series Lift-Off Floors and More User’s Guide

Complete Line of BISSELL Lift-Off ® Products

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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 VACUUM.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:

  • 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 charger, including charger plug and charger terminal with wet hands.
  • Do not charge the unit outdoors.
  • Use only the charger supplied by the manufacturer to recharge.
  • Do not incinerate the appliance even if it severely damaged. The batteries can explode in a fire.
  • Do not put any object into opening.
  • Do not use with any opening blocked.
  • Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair and anything that may reduce airflow.
  • Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts.
  • 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.
  • Always turn off this appliance before connecting or disconnecting the motorized nozzle.
  • 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 dust cup or filters in place.
  • Use only on dry, indoor surfaces.
  • Keep appliance on a level surface.


This model is for household use only.

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Do not plug in your vacuum cleaner until you are familiar with all instructions and operating procedures.


No tools are required for assembly; simply insert foot into body of unit until you hear a click.

Before charging, make sure unit is in the OFF position.

  1. Insert the charging adapter plug into the charging port on the back of the unit.
  2. Plug the adapter into the wall outlet. The red indicator light will illuminate and remain on when plugged into wall outlet. Charge the unit completely for 24 hours prior to first use.
    Note: The adapter may become warm during charging – this is normal.
  3. When the unit is fully discharged, approximately 16 hours of charging is required for the battery to regain full capacity.


The power switch is located on the top of the handle. Settings include:

(O) = OFF
(I) = Suction ON
(BRUSH) = Suction and Brush O

  1. Push power switch on to desired setting.
  2. Easily clean hard floors, low pile carpet, and area rugs.
  3. When finished cleaning, turn power switch to OFF (O) position.

For cleaning under couches, beds and other hard to reach areas.

  1. To release, push button located under power switch to bend handle forward for cleaning under furniture.
  2. For space saving storage, push button to bend handle backward.
  1. Remove hand vac by pressing the release button.
  2. Power switch is located under handle and should be depressed while cleaning is taking place.
  3. Easily clean messes on furniture, stairs, and other hard to reach areas. The Pet Hair Nozzle is designed to attract and pull pet hair and dirt from upholstery and carpet.
  4. To access the integrated crevice tool, pull on tab on front of nozzle. Listen for click to know crevice tool is ready to use.
  5. When done cleaning, simply push crevice tool back into unit.

Maintenance and care

To maintain maximum cleaning performance, the following maintenance steps must be performed:

Dirt cup should be emptied before debris reaches the FULL line on cup.

  1. Turn power OFF (O) and remove hand vacuum from unit, as directed in step 1 “Cleaning with the detachable hand vac”.
  2. Hold hand vacuum vertically and depress the release button to release dirt container.
  3. Gently pull dirt container away from the hand vacuum grip and remove the filter. Empty dirt into waste container.
  4. Replace filter back into the dirt container and attach dirt container to hand vacuum until it snaps securely in place.

The key to maximum performance is having a clean filter. Cleaning the filter after each use will help your vacuum operate at peak efficiency.

Use only genuine BISSELL replacement filters in your BISSELL vacuum. To purchase visit WWW.BISSELL.COM or call 1-800- 237-7691.

To clean filter:

  1. Turn power OFF (O).
  2. Remove the dirt container from the hand vacuum, as directed in step 1 “Emptying the dirt cup” on page 6.
  3. Remove filter and tap firmly against the inside of a waste container, removing any visible dirt.
  4. Replace filter back into the dirt container and attach dirt container to hand vacuum until it snaps securely in place.
    NOTE: After heavy usage, you may clean the filter by washing it gently by hand in warm water and mild dish detergent. Rinse thoroughly and make certain it is completely dry before replacing it.

The brush roll may accumulate debris such as strings, hair and fibers. This type of debris can wrap around the brush and diminish its ability to clean effectively.

To remove brush roll for cleaning:

  1. Turn power OFF (O). Remove foot assembly from unit and turn over to access the brush roll.
  2. Remove three Phillips head screws to remove the belt cover.
  3. To remove brush roll, pull on the brush near the belt side. Clean off hair or other debris from brush roll.
  4. Place cleaned brush roll back into foot of unit by aligning the non-belt side so it’s seated in the nozzle.
  5. Pivot the brush roll so the belt end slides into the slot in the nozzle.
  6. Replace the belt cover and secure with three screws. Attach foot assembly on unit.

Brush roll reset:

If larger debris becomes lodged in the foot of the unit and the brush roll shuts off, turn the unit off and remove the obstruction. Wait approximately 15 seconds for the motor to cool down before turning back on. Brush will function again after allowing time to cool down.

Brush roll belt replacement:

If the brush roll belt should break, call 1-800-237-7691 or visit WWW.BISSELL.COM to purchase replacement belt.

Replacement instructions:

  1. Turn power OFF (O). Remove foot assembly from unit and turn over to access the brush roll belt.
  2. Remove three Phillips head screws to remove the belt cover.
  3. Locate broken belt.
  4. Replace belt.
  5. Place brush roll back into foot of unit.
  6. Replace the belt cover and secure with three screws.
  7. Attach foot assembly on unit.


This product contains Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries. According to Federal and State regulations, removal and proper disposal of NiMH batteries is required. For removal of the batteries in your Lift-Off Floor & More stick vacuum see instructions below.

If your Lift-Off Floors & More stick vacuum is to be disposed of, the batteries should be removed and disposed of properly.

  1. IMPORTANT: Unplug Charger.
  2. Remove hand vac from unit and remove dirt cup from handle.
  3. Remove (5) Phillips head screws on the handle and cover.
  4. Separate left and right cover.
  5. Remove the entire battery assembly from the cover.
  6. Remove (3) Phillips head screws between the motor and battery bracket.
  7. Pull the motor, PCB, fuse, and inner wire through the middle of the battery bracket, separating the battery bracket and single battery from the motor, PCB, and inner wire.
  8. Cut wires from the PCB and fuse to the battery bracket.
  9. Keep Battery Pack together – DO NOT separate individual batteries. For specific disposal instructions of batteries, please contact RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) 1-800-822-8837 or visit www.rbrc.com.
  10. Discard remainder of product
    CAUTION: Disconnecting the battery will destroy the appliance and void the warranty.


Vacuum won’t turn on

Possible causes

  1. Battery isn’t fully charged


  1. Charge battery. Follow charging battery instructions on page 5

Brush roll not turning

Possible causes

  1. Brush roll is jammed
  2. Brush roll needs to be reset
  3. Broken brush roll belt


  1. Remove obstruction. Follow instructions on pages 7 and 8
  2. Follow instructions on page 8
  3. Follow instructions on page 8

Vacuum cleaner has low suction

Possible causes

  1. Dirt container is full
  2. Dirt container is not installed properly
  3. Foot is loose
  4. Filters need cleaning
  5. Filters need replacing


  1. Empty dirt container. Follow instructions on page 6
  2. Position container correctly and snap firmly into place
  3. Make sure foot is fully inserted into body of unit
  4. Follow filter instructions on page 7
  5. Visit www.bissell.com or call 1-800-237-7691 to order replacement filters.

Visible dirt escaping from vacuum

Possible causes

  1. Dirt container is full of debris
  2. Filter is missing or installed incorrectly
  3. Dirt container installed incorrectly


  1. Empty dirt container. Follow instructions on page 6
  2. Check filter for correct installation. Follow instructions on page 7
  3. Position container correctly and snap firmly into place

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.

Replacement parts – BISSELL vacuum

You may purchase parts by calling BISSELL Consumer Care or by visiting our website. Below is a list of common replacement parts.

Item Part No. Part Name
1 52H6 Filter assembly – set of 2
2 160-0689 Charging Adapter Plug
3 203-1685 Foot Assembly – Refined Bronze, 53Y8-1
4 203-1687 Foot Assembly – Red Berends, 75Q3-T
5 203-1624 Dirt Cup Assembly
6 203-1607 Brush roll belt
7 203-1608 Brush roll
8 160-0907 Hand Vac Assembly – Refined Bronze, 10.8V
9 160-0906 Hand Vac Assembly – Red Berends, 12.0V

BISSELL Consumer Care

For information about repairs or replacement parts, or questions about your warranty, call:

BISSELL Consumer Care
Monday – Friday 8 am — 10 pm ET
Saturday 9 am — 8 pm ET
Sunday 10 am — 7 pm ET

Or write:
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
PO Box 3606
Grand Rapids MI 49501
ATTN: Consumer Care

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 11 for details.

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