Bissell 1425 Series Pawsitively Clean yikes Compact Deep Cleaner User’s Guide

Bissell 1425 Series Pawsitively Clean yikes Compact Deep Cleaner User’s Guide

Thanks for buying a Pawsitively Clean Yikes!® Compact deep cleaner

We’re glad you purchased a Yikes! Compact deep cleaner. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete, high-tech home cleaning system. Your Yikes! Compact deep cleaner 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. My great-grandfather invented the floor sweeper in 1876. Today, BISSELL is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and service of high quality homecare products like your Yikes! Compact deep cleaner.Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. BissellPresident and Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSWhen using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be observed, including the following: Read all instructions before using.

WARNING: 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 attachments.
  • Do not expose to rain, store indoors.
  • Do not handle Yikes! compact deep cleaner plug or appliance with wet hands.
  • Do not leave Yikes! compact deep cleaner 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.
  • Keep appliance on a level surface.
  • Be extra careful when cleaning stairs.
  • Do not carry the appliance while in use.
  • Never spray at people or animals.
  • Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by ornear 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 oilbase 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, pullcord around sharp corners or edges, run appliance over cord, or exposecord 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 andtroubleshooting.
  • Do not use Yikes! compact deep cleaner if it has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water. Have it repaired at an Authorized Service Center.
  • 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.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONSThis 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.

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Product Features

Built-in-Heater switch (red)The Yikes! compact deep cleaner gives you the ability to raise the water temperature for improved cleaning performance based on your cleaning needs.Heat indicator lightAfter turning the built-in heater switch on, the heat indicator light will illuminate, indicating the heater has reached the correct temperature.Flex hose clipThe clip guides the storage of the vacuum flex hose around the unit.2-in-1 crevice tool clipAttaches to the unit for storage of the 2-in-1 crevice tool.4″ stain brushThe standard tool that attaches to the flex hose.Large Mess toolSix inch tool that attaches to the flex hose for larger area cleaning.Quick Release cord wrapTo remove the power cord, gently twist/ rotate the Quick Release cord wrap clockwisePower cordThe power cord, with a three-prong plug, stores on the back of the Yikes! compact deep cleaner by wrapping around the Quick-Release cord Wrap. NOTE: Unwrap the power cord completely before operating the unit.


  • Do not use an extension cord with this product. The use of an extension cord may result in a severe electrical shock, particularly if the extension cord does not have an electrical rating higher than that of the product, OR if the extension cord does not have a three prong grounding plug and if the extension cord is not plugged into a circuit box with a ground fault circuit interrupter. Safety precautions such as keeping all connections off the ground and dry will not eliminate the danger.
  • Do not use this product while on any type of ladder. Do not place the product in a place where it will be stepped on or kicked while in use. Do not place the product on an elevated surface where it may be pulled off the surface while in use.
  • Use only BISSELL or BISSELL Pawsitively Clean® Compact Machine formula in your cleaner. Use of cleaning formulas which contain lemon or pine oil may damage this appliance and void the warranty. Chemical spot cleaners or solvent-based soil removers also should not be used. These products may react with the plastic materials used in your cleaner, causing cracking or pitting.


Assembling your Yikes! compact deep cleaner is a simple process. The only thing you will need to assemble your cleaner is a Phillips head screwdriver.

  1. Slide the back plate of the flex hose clip into the opening on the front of the unit. You will hear a “snap” when it is locked in place.
  2. Take the flex hose storage bracket and slide the lower plate into the opening on the back of unit. Make sure the screw holes line up.
  3. Insert screw and tighten with a screwdriver.
  4. Wrap the flex hose around unit and place hose grip into bracket. Turn bracket latch clockwise to lock in place.
  5. Slide tool clip into slit on flex hose (located on storage bracket) place tool on clip.


Getting ready
  1. To fill the clean water tank.A. Remove the tank by lifting it straight up and then away from the unit.B. Unscrew the black cap at the bottom of the clean/solution tank.C. Add 4 fl oz of Pawsitively Clean Compact Machine formula to the FORMULA fill line on the clean/solution tank. Fill the clean/solution tank with hot (NOT boiling) tap water to the WATER fill line. Replace and tighten the bLack cap. DO NOT Boil or MICROWAVE WATERD. Replace the clean/solution water tank by lining up the vertical guides on the left side of the unit with the indentations on the clean water/solution tank and gently sliding it down into position.
  2. Unwrap vacuum flex hose completely from onboard hose storage.
  3. Attach your selected cleaning tool to the spray trigger unit by pressing tool onto spray trigger firmly until the button lock snaps into hole. Make certain the tool is securely attached.
  4. Twist the quick release cord wrap clockwise to unwrap the power cord completely from onboard cord storage and plug into 120 Volt, 60 Hz grounded outlet as described in Important safety Instructions.
  5. Press power switch to ON position. Press the red heater switch to “ON”. Within 30 seconds, the heat indicator light will illuminate, indicating the heater has reached the proper temperature.
  6. Begin by pressing the spray trigger for 5-10 seconds to allow the non-heated water to travel through the heater.
  7. Press and hold spray trigger spray will start in a few seconds. Raise the tool slightly to check for spray.

Cleaning effectiveness will be enhanced if you pre-treat heavily stained orhighly-soiled areas. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Hold the cleaning tool just above the surface of the carpet or upholstery to be cleaned. Press the trigger to release a spray of cleaning solution directly onto the soiled area.
  2. Wait 3-5 minutes before cleaning.
Cleaning with your Yikes! compact deep cleaner
  1. Hold the tool approximately 1” above the soiled surface. Press the spray trigger to apply the cleaning solution to the soiled area.
  2. Using the brush on the tool, gently scrub the area to be cleaned.
  3. For thorough cleaning, spray additional solution while the brush and suction are in contact with the surface.
  4. Apply downward pressure on the tool and pull it toward you. The suction will remove the dirt and cleaning solution. Continue until no more dirt can be removed.
  5. As a final step, use “drying strokes” (by not pressing the spray trigger) to remove as warning much liquid/moisture as possible. Repeat this step as often as necessary

Maintenance and care

After cleaning
  1. Turn power switch to OFF position.
  2. Unplug power cord from outlet. Note: If a significant amount of formula and clean water remains, it is all right to leave it in the clean water tank for your next cleaning task.
  3. Empty and rinse the dirty water tank after each use, OR when dirty water reaches the indicated maximum fill line. To remove the tank, lift up the dirty water tank retainer lever and remove the tank from the unit.
  4. Disconnect the cleaning tool from the spray trigger by pushing down on button lock and pulling straight off (DO NOT twist tools to remove them)
  5. Once removed from the spray trigger, all tools can be cleaned by rinsing under clean running water.
  6. Check spray nozzle for accumulated dirt or debris. If necessary, clean with soft bristle brush.
Machine storage
  1. Wipe all surfaces with a soft cloth.
  2. Wrap power cord around the cord wrap on the back of the Yikes! compact deep cleaner .
  3. Wrap flex hose around the base of the unit and secure the spray trigger.
  4. Store unit in protected, dry area, at room temperature (40º to 110ºF).


Reduced spray or no spray
Possible causes Remedies
Tank release latch is not closed properly Lift up the tank release latch and press down firmly to  make sure it is in place
Spray nozzle clogged Clean spray nozzle
Clean water/solution tank empty Check/refill tank
Clean water/solution insert clogged Clean insert at bottom of clean water/solution tank
Pump needs priming Gently lift clean water/solution tank while depressing the  spray trigger OR gently squeeze clean tank while  depressing spray trigger
Deep cleaner won’t pick up cleaning solution
Poor upholstery/carpet tool position Reposition tool on surface, follow recommended cleaning  procedures
Dirty water/solution if full Empty dirty water tank
Tool brush worn Replace with new brush
Excess solution in vacuum flex hose Lift tool and point upwards to allow water in hose to flow into the dirty water tank
Incorrect cleaning formula Use Pawsitively Clean Compact Machine formula or  BISSELL 2X Compact formula only

Other maintenance or service not included in the manual should be performed by an authorized service representative.Thank you for selecting a Pawsitively Clean product.Please do not return this product to the storeFor any question or concern, BISSELL is happy to be of service.Contact us directly at 1-800-237-7691

Replacement parts

Item Part No. Part Name
 1 203-7158 Clean Water Tank (includes cap and insert assembly)
 2 203-7144 Dirty Water Tank  (includes the airstack and float assembly)
3 203-5011 Quick Release Cord Wrap
4 203-5012 2-in-1 Crevice Tool Holder
5 203-5013 Flex Hose Clip
6 203-5014 Cap & Insert Assembly

Accessories parts

Item Part No. Part Name
1 203-6653 4” Stain Brush
2 203-6654 Large Mess Tool
3 203-0116 2-in-1 Crevice Tool
4 314-9162 3″ Tough Stain Tool
5 203-6652 TurboBrush® Tool
6 38V8 Pawsitively Clean® Compact Machine Formula 32 oz.

Parts & Supplies

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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, telephone or regular mail as described below.

Limited Five-Year WarrantySubject to the *EXCEPTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS identified below, 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 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.

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:,Use the “Customer Support” tab or Call: BISSELL Consumer Services 1-800-237-7691Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. ETSaturday              9 a.m. – 8 p.m. ETOr Write: BISSELL Homecare, Inc. PO Box 3606 Grand Rapids, MI 49501ATTN: Consumer ServicesBISSELL HOMECARE, INC. IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF T

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.

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BISSELL consumer services

For information about repairs or replacement parts, or questions about your warranty, call: BISSELL Consumer Services 1-800-237-7691Monday – Friday 8 a.m. — 10 p.m. ETSaturday             9 a.m. — 8 p.m. ETOr Write: BISSELL Homecare, Inc. PO Box 3606 Grand Rapids MI 49501ATTN: Consumer ServicesOr visit the Pawsitively Clean website – www.pawsitivelycleanpet.comWhen 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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