Bissell 1716 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Unplug from outlet when not in use and before
conducting maintenance and troubleshooting.
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 modify the 3-prong grounded plug.
WARNING: The Power Cord on this product
contains lead, a chemical known to the State of
California to cause birth defects or other repro-
ductive harm.
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.
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 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.
When using an electrical appliance,
basic precautions should be observed,
including the following:
Read all
instructions before using your
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
or injury:
Do not use for any purpose other than
described in this User’s Guide.
Use only BISSELL cleaning products
intended for use in this appliance.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended
Do not expose to rain, store indoors.
Do not handle plug or appliance with
wet hands.
Do not leave SpotLifter
when it is plugged in.
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.
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.
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 base paint,
paint 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.
Do not immerse. Use only on surface
moistened by cleaning process.
Do not use SpotLifter
PowerBrush if it
has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors
or dropped into water. Have it repaired at
an Authorized Service Center.
Turn off all controls before unplugging.
Grounding Pin