Bissell 1770, 1970, 2080, 2090 Series QuickSteamer User’s Guide


Thanks for buying a BISSELL QuickSteamer®

We’re glad you purchased a BISSELL QuickSteamer lightweight deep cleaner. Everything we know about floor care went into the design and construction of this complete, high-tech home cleaning system.

Your QuickSteamer 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 QuickSteamer.Thanks again, from all of us at BISSELL.

Mark J. BissellPresident and Chief Executive Officer


When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be observed, including the following: Read all instructions before using your QUICKSTEAMER® 

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury: Do not immerse. Use only on surfaces moistened by the cleaning process. Always connect to a properly grounded outlet. See Grounding Instructions. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before conducting maintenance or troubleshooting. Do not leave the machine when it is plugged in. Do not service the machine when it is plugged in. Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If the 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 expose to rain. Store indoors. 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 the cord, or expose cord to heated surfaces. Do not carry the appliance while in use. Do not unplug by pulling on the cord. Unplug by grasping the plug, not the cord. Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands. Do not put any object into appliance openings, use with blocked opening, or restrict airflow. Do not expose hair, loose clothing, fingers, or body parts to openings or moving parts. Do not pick up hot or burning objects. Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.) or use them in the presence of explosive liquids or vapor. Do not use appliances 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 toxic material (chlorine bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, gasoline, etc.). Do not modify the 3-prong grounded plug. Do not allow it to be used as a toy. Do not use it for any purpose other than described in this user’s guide. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended attachments. Use only cleaning products formulated by  BISSELL for use in this appliance to prevent internal component damage. See the Cleaning Fluid section of this guide. Keep openings free of dust, lint, hair, etc. Keep appliance on a level surface. Turn off all controls before unplugging. Be extra careful when cleaning stairs. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.


THIS MODEL IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. Commercial use of this unit voids the manufacturer’s warranty.


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 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 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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WARNING:  To reduce the risk of fire and electric shock due to internal component damage, use only BISSELL cleaning fluids intended for use with the  deep cleaner. Non-BISSELL cleaning solutions may harm the machine and void the warranty.

Cleaning fluidKeep plenty of genuine BISSELL 2X Fiber Cleansing Formula on hand so you can clean and protect whenever it fits your schedule. Always use genuine BISSELL deep cleaning formulas.  Non-BISSELL cleaning solutions may harm the machine and will void the warranty.


1. Slide the upper body into the lower body.2. Secure with screws.3. Slide handle assembly down into upper body until it will go no further. Align screw slots.4. Secure with a screw.5. Place the solution tank on the back of the unit.


Before you clean1. Remove easily moved furniture (chairs, lamps, coffee/cocktail tables, etc.) from the room if needed.2. Vacuum carpet thoroughly.3. Decide where to begin. Plan to leave a path open to empty soiled water and refill cleaner.Note: Carpeting will dry in three to four hours, depending on carpet style and air circulation in the room. A floor fan speeds drying

Fill the tank1. Remove the solution tank by lifting it straight up, then away from the lower body.2. Unscrew the black cap at the bottom of the solution tank.3. Fill to the FORMULA line with BISSELL 2X Fiber Cleansing formula. Fill the rest of the tank with hot (not boiling) tap water to the water fill line. Replace and tighten the black cap.4. Place solution tank on the lower body.5. Rotate Quick Release Cord Wrap™ to release the power cord and plug into an outlet.

Tip: Always vacuum thoroughly before you deep clean. If possible, move large furniture to an area you will not be cleaning.

Pre-TreatingPre-treat stubborn stains and highly soiled carpet in hallways and other high-traffic areas.1. Generously spray BISSELL Tough Stain pre-cleaner evenly over the soiled area. DO NOT OVERWET CARPET2. Wait 3-5 minutes before the deep cleaning.

Tip: Deep cleaning spots, spills and high traffic areas on a regular basis can prolong carpet life.

WARNINGTo reduce the risk of fire, use only BISSELL advanced cleaning formulas for deep cleaning machines. The use of cleaning formulas that contain lemon or pine oil may damage this appliance and void warranty. Chemical spot cleaners or solvent-based soil removers should not be used. These products may react with the plastic materials used in your QuickSteamer, causing cracking or pitting.


Carpet cleaning

  1. With your foot, press the red power switch [located in foot of unit] ON.
  2. With the foot, press the detent lever on the left side of the lower body.
  3. Depress spray trigger to spray cleaning solution. Do not overwet.
  4. To suction up water, repeat motion over the same area without pressing the trigger.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until no more dirt can be removed.
  6. Continue to clean the entire carpet, working in 3’ x 4’ sections.
  7. Empty the collection tank when dirty water reaches the full line, or when the solution tank is empty. 
  8. If the floor nozzle stops spraying, turn the power switch OFF and check water and cleaning solution levels. Refill if needed.Tip: It is recommended that every time your solution tank needs refilling, that you empty the contents of the collection tank. If the collection tank gets too full, you may begin to see foam spitting out of the vent cover. If this happens empty the collection tank.

To empty the collection tank1. Turn the power switch OFF and unplug the power cord from the outlet.2. Remove and empty the collection tank.a. Release collection tank latches [1 each side] by pulling up from the bottom of the latch and then out.b. Carefully remove the collection tank from the lower body by lifting the handle.c. Carry a collection tank to a toilet or sink. To empty, pour out contents using the opening at the back of the tank.d. Rinse the collection tank thoroughly.e. Remove lint and hair from the red gasket in the base of the unit. (Do not remove gasket)3. Clean the nozzle window by lifting the latch and removing it from the machine. Rinse under running water. When finished replace nozzle and secure with latch.4. Replace the collection tank on the lower body and secure it with latches.

Hard floor cleaning(included on select models only)1. Remove the collection tank (refer to steps 2a and b in the “To empty the collection tank” section on page 6)A. For the 1770/1970 series it is necessary to remove the cross action brush first. Using your thumbs squeeze the 2 grey tabs towards the outside of the unit. Push your down at the same time and release the cross action brush.2. Attach the hard floor tool by hooking it into the front of the removable nozzle and swinging it down until the tabs pop into place.3. Replace the collection tank. Be sure to attach the two latches.4. Fill solution tank with BISSELL 2X Hard Floor Solutions™ to FORMULA fill line. Fill the rest of the tank with hot (not boiling) tap water to the WATER fill line. Replace and tighten the black cap.5. Follow steps 1-8 in the “Carpet Cleaning” section above.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire and electric shock- when cleaning a hard floor, the BISSELL hard floor tool 203-5637 (models 1770 & 1970) /  203-5639 (models 2080 & 2090) must be used and it must only be used with BISSELL Hard Floor Solutions or BISSELL 2X Hard Floor Solutions cleaning fluid intended for use with this appliance.

2080/2090 seriesOR1770/1970 series

Maintenance and care

Machine storage

  1. Wrap power cord around Quick Release Cord Wrap on side of QuickSteamer®.
  2. Wipe all surfaces with a soft cloth. Store cleaner upright in a protected, dry area. NOTE: You may have a cleaning solution remaining in the clean/solution tank. You may store your QuickSteamer this way for the next cleaning task, but never keep the soiled solution in the collection tank.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury from moving parts and/or electrical shock, turn the power switch OFF and disconnect the plug from the electrical outlet before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.

To install the replacement brush belt

*QuickSteamer PowerBrush models only

  1. Turn the machine off and unplug it from the wall outlet.
  2. Remove solution and collection tanks.
  3. Lie machine down to access the bottom of the machine.
  4. With a Phillips head screwdriver,      unscrew the brush cover and remove.
  5. Remove the brush end cap and remove the belt from the brush. 
  6. The brush can now be removed.
  7. The belt can be removed by sliding off the motor pulley.        
  8. Clean or replace the belt. Attach the belt to the motor pulley and brush, insert the brush into the right side end cap.
  9. Reattach the left end cap and slide the brush back into place.
  10. Replace the brush cover and screw it into place.                

CAUTION:  Do not store units where freezing may occur. Damage to internal components may result.


Reduced spray or no spray Possible Cause1. Clean tank empty2. Lint screen on solution tank cap cloggedRemedy1. Refill tank with water and formula2. Soak solution tank cap in warm water and then rinse under running waterDeep cleaner not picking up the cleaning solution Possible Cause1. Collection tank not aligned/secured2. Dirty tank full3. Removable nozzle installed improperly4. Removable nozzle full of debris5. Red lint screen under collection tank cloggedRemedy1. Check tank proper alignment and secure with side latches2. Empty tank3. Align four “hooks” into the bottom first, then snap into place on top4. Remove the nozzle and rinse under running water5. Remove debris from the lint screen

Other Maintenance or Service not included above should be performed by an authorized service representative.Thank you for selecting a BISSELL product.Please do not return this product to the storeFor any questions or concerns, BISSELL is happy to be of service. Contact us directly at 1-800-237-7691.

BISSELL Consumer Services

For information about repairs or replacement parts, or questions about your warranty, call:BISSELL Consumer Services1-800-237-7691Monday – Friday          8 a.m. — 10 p.m. ETSaturday                  9 a.m. — 8 p.m. ETOr write: BISSELL HOMECARE, INCPO Box 3606Grand Rapids  MI 49501ATTN:  Consumer ServicesOr visit the BISSELL website – www.bissell.comWhen contacting BISSELL, have model number of unit available.Please record your Model Number: ___________________Please record your Purchase Date:  ___________________

NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It provides proof of date of purchase in the event of a warranty claim. See “Warranty” on page 12 for details.  Please register your new BISSELL product at

Replacement parts – BISSELL QuickSteamer


Part No.

Part Name

QuickSteamer – 1770/1970 Series
1 203-5519 Handle Assembly
2 203-5545 Cross Action Brush
3 203-5537 Solution Tank (Includes Cap and Insert Assembly)
4 203-5522 Collection Tank
5 203-5637 Hard Floor Tool, provided with trial size Hard Floor Solutions™  Formula
6 203-5541 Solution Tank Cap and Insert Assembly
QuickSteamer PowerBrush – 2080/2090 Series
1 203-5520 Handle Assembly
3 203-5540 Solution Tank (Includes Cap and Insert Assembly)
4 203-5523 Collection Tank
6 203-5541 Solution Tank Cap and Insert Assembly
7 203-5546 DirtLifter®  PowerBrush
8 203-5549 Belt
9 203-5639 Hard Floor Tool, provided with trial size Hard Floor Solutions™  formula
10 62E5 2X Fiber Cleansing Formula™  with Scotchgard™  Protection 24 oz
11 99K5 2X Pet Stain and Odor Removal™  Formula with Scotchgard™  Protection 24  oz.
12 89Q4 2X Multi-Allergen Removal™  Formula with Scotchgard™  Protection 24 oz.
13 83P3 2X Natural Orange Extract Formula with Scotchgard™  Protection 24 oz.
14 34B5 2X Lavender Essence Formula with Scotchgard™  Protection 24 oz.
15 78H6 2X Professional Deep Cleaning Formula with Scotchgard™  24 oz.
16 81T7 2X Hard Floor Solutions™  Formula 16 oz.
17 4001 Tough Stain PreCleaner™ 22 oz.

Warranty – BISSELL QuickSteamer

 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 products 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: www.bissell.comUse the “Customer Services” tab.Or Call:BISSELL Consumer Services1-800-237-7691Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. ETSaturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET

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


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.


Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt, it is your warranty.©2009 BISSELL Homecare, IncGrand Rapids, MichiganAll rights reserved. Printed in ChinaPart Number 120-4109Rev 06/09Visit our website at:www.bissell.comScotchgard is a trademark of 3M               8 0 0 . 2 3 7 . 7 6 9 1

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