Bissell 2114, 2117 Series SpotBot Portable Deep Cleaner User Guide

Bissell 2114, 2117 Series SpotBot Portable Deep Cleaner User Guide


READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING YOUR PORTABLE DEEP CLEANER.When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should be observed, including the following:


  • Use only BISSELL® cleaning products intended for use in this machine to prevent internal component damage. See the Cleaning Formulas section of this guide.
  • Connect to a properly grounded outlet only. See grounding instructions.Do not modify the 3-prong grounded plug.
  • Unplug from electrical socket when not in use, before cleaning, maintaining or servicing the appliance.
  • Do not expose to rain. Store indoors.
  • 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. Useonly manufacturer’s recommended attachments.
  • Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If appliance is not working asit should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped intowater, 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, orpull cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not run appliance over cord.
  • Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
  • Do not handle plug or appliance with wet hands.
  • Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any 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 plugging or unplugging appliance.
  • Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
  • Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.) or use in areas where they may be present.
  • Do not use appliance 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.
  • Keep appliance on a level surface.
  • Do not carry the appliance while in use.
  • Plastic film can be dangerous. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep away from children.
  • Do not immerse in water or liquid.
  • Liquid must not be directed towards equipment containing electrical components.
  • Do not immerse. Use only on surfaces moistened by the cleaning process.Use only BISSELL® cleaning products intended for use with this machine.
  • Use only the type and amount of liquids specified under the operations section of this guide.
  • Use only on carpet moistened by cleaning process.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USEThis model is for household use only. Commercial use of this unit voids the manufacturer’s warranty.


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 illustration. 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.

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.

Thanks for buying a BISSELL® portable carpet cleaner! 

We love to clean and we’re excited to share one of our innovative products with you. We want to make sure your carpet cleaner works as well in two years as it does today, so this guide has tips on using, maintaining , and if there is a problem, troubleshooting.In just a few simple preparation steps, you’ll be ready to deep clean. Flip to and let’s get started!

Package Contents

  1. Dirty Water Tank
  2. Tank Release Latch
  3. Carry Handle
  4. Automatic Smart System Control Panel
  5. Clean Water/Solution Tank
  6. Hose Connector
  7. Spray Trigger
  8. Cord Wraps
  9. Power Cord
  10. Vacuum Flex Hose
  11. Tough Stain Tool
  12. Tough Stain Tool Storage
  13. Cleaning Window
  14. Scrubbing Brushes
  15. Suction Nozzles

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

Special Features

Front view

4 – Preset Cleaning Cycles Control PaneILocated on top of the unit, you will find the control panel. Select the cleaning cycle you would like to use (detailed instructions). The “Power” and “Done” are not buttons; “Power” is an indicator light to tell you when the SpotBot® is “ON”. “Done” is an indicator light to tell you when the cleaning cycle is done.7 – Spray TriggerPress the Spray Trigger to release water and formula onto the area to be cleaned. (Only use in hose/tool mode)10 – Vacuum Flex HoseWraps around the center of the unit, and serves as the travel path for dirty water and formula suctioned into the Dirty Water Tank.The hose can also be unwrapped and used with the Tough Stain Tool for manual cleaning in hose/ tool mode.

Back view

12 – Tough Stain Tool StorageStored on board for your convenience.13 – Cleaning windowProvides an area to see the hands-free cleaning action.NOTE: Unwrap Power Cord completely before operating the unit.

Underside view

14 – Scrubbing BrushesAutomatically spray, brush and remove both surface and tough stains and odors.15 – Suction NozzlesProvides suction path when using the hands-free cleaning cycles

Cleaning Formulas

WARNINGTo reduce the risk of fi re and electric shock due to internal component damage, use only BISSELL® cleaning formulas intended for use with the deep cleaner.

NOTICE: Use only BISSELL portable machine formulas (with Boost if desired) in your cleaner. Use of cleaning formulas which contain lemon, pine oil or vinegar 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.

Always use genuine BISSELL deep cleaning formulas. Non-BISSELL cleaning solutions may harm the machine and may void the warranty.

BISSELL Pet Oxy Boost Formula for carpet & upholstery

BISSELL Oxy Boost formula for carpet & upholsteryBISSELL Boost Pro formula for carpet & upholsteryBISSELL 2X® Pet Stain & OdorBISSELL Professional Spot & Stain + Oxy

A note about BISSELL formulaOne of the eff ective stain removing ingredients in Oxy Boost and Pet Oxy Boost is Hydrogen Peroxide. Certain people may be aff ected by the product when it comes into contact with their skin; it may turn the skin white and/ or cause tingling. Washing your hands after use and applying hand lotion will remove any possible white discoloration.

Filling Your Clean Water Tank:

Portable Machine Formula (2X Concentrated)

  1. Remove the Clean Water/Solution Tank by lifting it straight up and then away from the unit.
  2. Unscrew the black cap at the bottom of the Clean Water Tank.
  3. Add hot (140°F/60°C MAX) tap water to water fill line.Do not use boiling water. Do not heat water or tank in microwave.
  4. Add formula by following the indicated “formula” fill line on your clean tank.Pour in more power with BISSELL Boosts* Fill tank with water and 2X formula (Step 4 above).* Add 1 ounce of any BISSELL Boost.
  5. Twist the cap back into place and set tank back on unit.

Using the Automatic Cleaning Cycles

Tips Before Using Your SpotBot®

  • Dry vacuum the area first, before spot cleaning with the SpotBot.
  • Some spots and spills require that you pick up the chunky debris with a rag or towel before you begin cleaning in the automatic or manual cycles.
  1. Quick CleanThis cycle has been designed for stains that are on the surface of your carpeting. This cycle will run for approximately 3 minutes.
  2. Deep CleanUse on stains that have had time to set-in. These are typically the most difficult stain types to remove. This cycle runs for approximately 6 minutes.
  3. Hose/ToolBy selecting this option you can clean spots and stains using the hose and tool on surfaces such as upholstery, stairs, car interiors or any other hard to reach area.
  4. StopBy pressing the red stop button, you will stop the cleaning cycle completely. To begin cleaning again, you will need to start over and select a cleaning cycle.
  5. DoneThis light will illuminate and you will hear a series of “beeps” when the cleaning cycle is complete. Press the STOP button to turn the machine OFF. The machine will not beep when turned OFF. WARNINGKeep spray away from face. Failure to do so may result in personal injury.

Getting Started

Important! Please check manufacturer’s tag before cleaning area rugs for any specialized cleaning instructions. Not for use on silk or delicate area rugs.

  1. Before using, test a small inconspicuous area for colorfastness.
  2. Select “Hose/Tool” and follow manual cleaning instructions.

Hands-Free Cleaning

  1. Place the unit directly over the spot or stain, making sure the stain is in the center of the cleaning area.
  2. Select which cleaning cycle (Quick Clean or Deep Clean) you would like to use.SpotBot® will begin spraying, brushing and suctioning the soiled area, in a preprogrammed cycle. Both cycles have been tested and proven to deliver superior cleaning results, taking the guesswork and effort out of cleaning for you.
  3. When the cleaning cycle you have selected is complete, the Done light will illuminate and the machine will sound a series of “beeps”. Press the STOP button to turn the machine OFF. The machine will not beep when turned OFF
  4. Pick up the unit and check the area that was cleaned.If you use BISSELL® Oxy Boost, it will continue to work for the next six to eight hours, cleaning your spots and stains all the way to the backing of the carpet.NOTICE: To prevent damage to Berber carpets, avoid repeated cleaning cycles in the same area.

Manual Cleaning

Check upholstery stuffing before cleaning. Colored stuffing may bleed through the fabric when it becomes wet. Check manufacturer’s tag before cleaning.

  1. Remove the hose from the unit by pressing the release button and pulling outward on end of hose.
  2. Remove the Tough Stain Tool from the back of the unit, then attach it onto the grip of the hose.
  3. Select the Hose/Tool button on the control panel to start the SpotBot®.
  4. Press the Spray Trigger button to spray the soiled area, then slowly move tool back and forth over the area.Release the trigger to suck up the dirtysolution. Work in small sections until  the area is clean.
  5. If the stain is still visible, repeat step 4 as necessary.NOTE: In manual mode, the SpotBot® is equipped with a safety feature which will shut the unit OFF after 30 minutes.
  6. When the cleaning is complete, lightly drag the suction nozzle across the stain without pressing the trigger. This will help dry the cleaned area.
  7. Before turning OFF the SpotBot®, suction up clean water to thoroughly rinse out the inside of the Vacuum Flex Hose. Then, lift the Vacuum Flex Hose upwards to drain any remaining water into the dirty tank.
  8. Press the STOP button to turn OFF the machine, then disconnect the cleaning tool from the Vacuum Flex Hose by pushing down on the button lock and pulling straight off (do not twist tools to remove them).
  9. Unplug the machine and wrap the cord around the Cord Wraps. Attach the Tough Stain Brush to the base of machine. Wrap the hose around the machine and secure into the Hose Connector.

Tips While Cleaning

  • Periodically clean out the black valve inside of the Dirty Water Tank.

Cleaning with Tools

WARNINGKeep spray away from face. Failure to do so may result in personal injury.

CLEANING WITH THE 3-N-1 STAIR TOOL (select models) 

Attach the 3-n-1 Stair Tool to the cleaning hose. This versatile 3-way tool sprays, scrubs and suctions up dirt and stains from the outer curves, corner and tread of a carpeted stairs. Twist the tool head to desired setting to clean. The downward facing edge is the active cleaning mode: (a) use the flat area to clean top of stairs, (b) use pointed edge to clean inside crevice, (c) use indented area to clean outer corner.

CLEANING WITH THE HYDRORINSE™ TOOL (select models)Attach the HyrdoRinse™ tool to the cleaning hose.Hold the hose and attachment in an upright position.Then hold down the trigger to rinse the hose for 30 seconds.The HydroRinse tool can be stored on the right handle or on the hose in between use.

Maintenance and Care

  1. Press the STOP button to turn the unit OFF.Unplug the Power Cord from the outlet.Wrap Power Cord around the cord wrap.
  2. Empty and rinse the Dirty Water Tank after each use. To remove the tank, lift up the dirty tank latch and pull the tank out. Dump out the dirty water and rinse. Replace the tank into the unit for storage.After using the automated feature on SpotBot®, wipe the window and brushing area with a soft cloth.
  3. If you were using your SpotBot® manually, wrap the Vacuum Flex Hose around the unit and secure the hose into the Hose Connector on the front of the unit.

Tips for Storing

  • If a significant amount of water and solution remains in the clean tank, your unit can be stored with liquid in the clean tank. However, if you haveadded Oxy Boost into the clean tank, it  cannot be stored in the unit and should be emptied and rinsed.
  • Keep your machine clean and clean out the black valve periodically inside of the Dirty Water Tank.
  • Store machine in a protected, dry area.

NOTICE: To reduce the risk of a leaking condition, do not store unit where freezing may occur. Damage to internal components may result.


WARNINGTo reduce the risk of electric shock, turn power OFF and disconnect plug from electrical outlet before performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.

Problem Possible causes Remedies
SpotBot® will not run Power Cord not plugged in Check electrical plug
Blown fuse/tripped breaker Replace household fuse or reset breaker
Vacuum Flex Hose is not snapped into place securely Check to make sure the Vacuum Flex Hose is snapped into place
Unusual or odd noise Clean Water/Solution Tank is out of fluid Fill tank
Reduced or no spray Clean Water/Solution tank is out of fluid Fill tank
Clean Water/Solution tank is not inserted into the unit securely Gently press the tank until you see “bubbles” coming from the base
No suction Tank is full Empty tank
Dirty Water Tank latch is not down Push latch down, securely into place
Black valve on the Dirty Water Tank is missing Replace black valve onto tank
Cleaner will not run Power Cord not plugged in Check electrical plug
Blown fuse/tripped breaker Replace household fuse or reset breaker
Hose not removed from receiver Remove hose
SpotBot® shut OFF automatically during use Press Pause/Resume button to resume manual cleaning
Unusual or odd noise Clean Water/Solution Tank is out of fluid Fill tank
Reduced or no spray Spray tip clogged on Tough Stain Tool Clean spray tip
Clean Water/Solution Tank is out of fluid Fill tank
Clean Water/Solution Tank is not inserted into the unit securely Gently press the tank until you see “bubbles” coming from the base
No suction Tank is full Empty tank
Dirty Water Tank latch is not down Push latch down, securely into place
Black valve on the Dirty Water Tank is missing Replace black valve onto tank


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 Two-Year WarrantySubject 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 two 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. 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 WarrantyThis 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 twoyear 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.

NOTE: Please keep your original sales receipt. It provides proof of date of purchase in the event of a warranty claim.


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.

If your BISSELL® product should 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 your warranty, contact BISSELL Consumer Care.

Website: BISSELL Consumer Care 1-800-237-7691Monday – Friday: 8am – 10pm ETSaturday: 9am – 8pm ETSunday: 10am – 7pm ET

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