BISSELL air 280 Max Air Purifier User Guide
BISSELL air 280 Max Air Purifier

Important Safety Instructions

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  • Use indoors only.
  • Do not use for any purpose other than described in this user guide. Use only manufacturer’s recommended accessories.
  • Do not operate appliance with a damaged cord or plug. Discard appliance or return to an authorized service facility for examination and/ or repair.
  • 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 appliances over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
  • Do not run cord under carpeting. Do not cover cord with throw rugs, runners, or similar coverings. Do not route cord under furniture or appliances. Arrange cord away from high-traffic area and where it will not be tripped over.
  • Do not unplug by pulling 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 airflow.
  • Keep hair, loose clothing and fingers away from openings.
  • Turn OFF device controls before unplugging the appliance.
  • Do not use appliance in an enclosed space filled with vapors given off by oil-based paint, paint thinner, moth-proofing substances, flammable dust, or other explosive or toxic vapors.
  • Keep appliance on a level surface.
  • Do not immerse the appliance in water or other liquids, do not pour liquids into or around the appliance or openings.
  • Do not use the appliance near water or in a damp or wet location.
  • This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
  • Suitable for use with solid state speed controls.
  • WARNING: Plastic bags can be dangerous. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep this bag away from babies and children.
  • This product contains a wireless device. Refer to FCC/IC Notice Document for regulatory information.



  • Do not turn ON your appliance until you are familiar with all instructions and operating procedures.
  • To reduce the risk of electrical shock, turn power OFF and disconnect polarized plug from electrical outlet BEFORE performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.

Your air purifier comes with a filter sealed in a plastic bag, remove it before use.

  1. On carpet, remove the air purifier from its box, remove the table-top accessory, and flip the air purifier over. Twist the base cover counter-clockwise to the unlocked position.
  2. Remove the base cover to access and remove the filter.
  3. Remove the filter from its protective plastic bag.
  4. Place the filter back into the air purifier with the Genuine BISSELL® Filter sticker facing up.
    Filter place
  5. Reinstall the base cover so that the unlocked arrows are aligned. Then, twist the base cover clockwise until it clicks into the locked position.
  6. Place your air purifier at least 12 inches from walls on all sides. Plug in and power on your new BISSELL air purifier!
    Purifier place

Connecting to the BISSELL Connect App

  1. In the App or Google Play Store, search “BISSELL Connect” and download.
  2. Once downloaded, open the app to sign in or create a new login.
  3. Make sure you are near a WiFi router during pairing.
  4. Select your product.
  5. The QR code for pairing is on the bottom back of the machine.
  6. Once you find and scan the QR code, follow the instructions in the app to pair

Control Panel

Control Panel

  1. Power
    Turns the air purifier ON/OFF.
  2. Fan Speeds
    Press the +/- buttons to adjust fan speed. There are 5 fan speeds ranging from low to high, plus an Auto Mode.
  3. Filter Reset Button
    Lights up red when the filters need to be changed (see page 9).
  4. Auto Mode
    Automatically adjusts fan speed based on indoor air quality readings. To set your air280 Maxair purifier to auto mode, simply press the button until the A Light illuminates.
  5. Air Quality Indicator
    Provides a real-time, color coded indoor air quality reading when in Auto Mode.

Running your air280 Max air purifier in Auto Mode activates its CirQulate® System which monitors, reports and responds to changes in your indoor air quality. The air280 Max air purifier’s CirQulate System continuously evaluates and calculates your indoor air quality using a VOC sensor. Then, it provides a color-coded reading representing good, moderate or poor air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed in response. To set your air280 Max air purifier to auto mode, simply press the button until the A Light illuminates.

  • Good Air Quality
    Good Air Quality
  • Moderate Air Quality
    Moderate Air Quality
  • Poor Air Quality
    Poor Air Quality

Documents / Resources

BISSELL air 280 Max Air Purifier [pdf] User Guide
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