How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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Where do I find the model/serial number of my machine? Model and serial numbers are printed on a label, which is usually located on the back or on the base of the unit.
To power on the machine, step on the red Power Switch Pedal located on the back of the vacuum by the bottom. If there is still no power, unplug your machine from the wall. Check the entire length of the power cord, and discontinue use if there is any damage.
Check to make sure the Vacuum Suction Knob is turned towards “Floor Suction.” Or there could be large debris clogging the brush roll rotation. Your dirt container may not be seated properly or may be full. Press the Tank Release button and remove.
You can absolutely use the bissell crosswave as just a vacuum.
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The level you set your vacuum depends on the height of your carpet. For bare floors, use the lowest or bare floor setting, for short and medium pile carpets use a medium setting and finally, for plush carpets use the highest setting.
The suction power is to be measured at the end of the tube of a complete vacuum cleaner (i.e. with tube, hose and filters – but without nozzle). Some manufacturers show the results from measurements made at the suction of the actual vacuum cleaner.
Replace the Brush Belt
If the vacuum is still hard to push, tilt it back far enough that you can inspect the moving brush while the vacuum is running. Be careful to avoid getting too close to the moving parts. If you see that the brush is not turning, that means you will need to replace the brush belt.
Make sure the power cord and the plug are not damaged. If either are, contact our Consumer Care team. Make sure the outlet works by plugging in a cell phone charger or small appliance. If it doesn`t work, check another outlet.
You don`t have to use the Bissell solution, but it is optimized for use in their machines. This means it won`t streak, leave residue, need to be rinsed, or leave buildup in your machine.
Your carpet cleaner will pick up some dry debris, but if the carpet is very dusty or if you have pets, it is best to use your vacuum cleaner first before using your carpet cleaner. This will remove most of the hair and dirt on the surface of the carpet, allowing you to deep clean your carpet more easily.
An optional step that we recommend if you have time is to go back over the cleaned carpet again with only hot tap water in the tank (no formula this time). This will remove any leftover formula and give your carpets an extra clean.
Yes, you should keep cleaning the carpet until the water is clear. This will ensure that your carpets are clean and free of dirt, dust, and other allergens. However, you should be careful not to scrub too hard or use too much water. Doing so can damage the carpet and lead to more stains in the future.
Yes, you can add other multi-surface cleaners or vinegar except it is recommended that during your warranty period to use the Bissel multi-surface cleaner to not void the warranty. Just make sure that after every use you thoroughly clean all parts to avoid clogging the spray nozzle.
For most models, the lowest setting is optimal for bare floors or thin carpeting. The middle setting offers the best suction for slightly fuller carpets. The highest setting is best for plush carpets or area rugs.
Flush upright and portable machines after each use. Empty and rinse the dirty water tank after each use for upright and canister machines. It`s best to clean any parts of your vacuum you used for wet cleaning after you`re done using them. Rinse the filters for canister machines when they`re visibly dirty.
Lack of power, a bad power cord, failed drive motor or broken wires in the vacuum hose can prevent the vacuum cleaner from starting. Make sure the electrical outlet that you`re using for the vacuum cleaner works. Try using a different outlet if you suspect that the outlet you`re using is dead.
Turn the robot ON. Press the Start/Pause Button to start cleaning. Note: When finished, the robot will return to where it started. To have the robot return to the dock, start the cleaning cycle while robot is on the dock.