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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.
Locate the brush reset button on the lower back right of the vacuum. Press the button to reset the brushroll To ensure the brush has been reset, plug the vacuum back into the electrical outlet.
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.
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.
How does carpet cleaning work? A BISSELL Carpet Cleaning machine forces a warm cleaning mixture deep into your carpet to blast out dirt and grime as built-in brushes help root out deeply embedded dirt. At the same time, powerful suction immediately pulls out the dirt and liquid.
A: Yes it can be used as a vacuum without water.
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.
Check that the vacuum cleaner is plugged into a working power outlet and that fuses and breakers don`t need resetting. An activated thermal cut-out due to a blockage is the next most likely cause of the problem. Check for blockages in the hose and filters, and remove any obstructions that you find.
Model Number

It`s usually on the lower back or bottom of the machine (for Lift-Off® models, remove the Lift-Off pod to find label) or behind the cleaning tanks. On cleaning formulas the model number is actually called an item number. Look for it on the back of the bottle or can, near the bottom.

Suction pressure should be kept at less than 200 mmHg in adults. It should be set at 80 mmHg to 120 mmHg in neonates.
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.
You can absolutely use the bissell crosswave as just a vacuum.
Check to see if the collection water tank outside the bladder is full. The float will activate to cut off suction. Empty the collection tank and test for suction. If there is still no suction at this time, please visit a BISSELL Authorized Service Center.
Pre-Vacuuming:

Before you begin using your Bissell Carpet Cleaner, it`s important to make sure that the surface of your carpets is free from dirt and debris. To do this, use a regular vacuum cleaner to remove any loose particles or hair before beginning your cleaning session.

Expand. For maximum cleaning results, BISSELL does not recommend using cleaning products other than BISSELL specified in the Big Green. BISSELL formulas are specially formulated with more “active” ingredients, contain no dyes and are designed for use in the BISSELL Big Green.
It`s not unusual for DIY carpet cleaners to need eight or even 10 passes on a carpet before the water runs clear. This is especially true when: It has been a long time since your carpet was last deep-cleaned.
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.
Carpet cleaner manufacturers recommend you deep clean your carpets at least 2 times a year. If you have children, pets, allergies or smoke, you should wash your carpets with a carpet cleaner at least 4 times a year with continuous spot cleaning in between.
Using formula cap on the clean water tank, pour 1-2 capfuls of formula (2.5 – 5 fl oz) into the tank, for stained and heavily soiled carpets use 2 capfuls. For all other rental and full size extraction machines. Use 2.5 fl oz to each gallon of hot top water. Repeat as needed.
The battery status indicator lights will illuminate when charging. For maximum run time, charge the unit for 4 hours prior to use. You`ll know your SpinWave® Cordless is fully charged when all three lights are illuminated.
Using the marks on the inside of the formula cap, add 8oz of water to tank. Hold the tank so the top is level and use a permanent marker to mark a new water fill line on the tank. sing the marks on the inside of the formula cap, add 8oz of BISSELL 2X formula to the tank.
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.
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.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

I purchased my Bissel PowerSteamer Clearview a few years or so ago, and cannot find where I filed the manuals. If I find the actual seriel number on the Bissel PowerSteamer Clearview, Is there a way that I can purchase another manual? I really do not have any problem with my Bissel, but being I am 75 years of age and do not use it myself anymore, I want to give it to a daughter of mine (but I would like to have the manuals that go with it to give to her also).
ANSWER : No need my friend. Go here. All documentation is here…and….it’s free! Hope this helps : )

http://www.bissell.com/user-guides/?searchtext=1699%2520pro%2520heat&searchType=search&mode=228

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I do not have my users manual and have never vacuumed wet with this vacuum. How do I change it from a dry to wet vacuum.
Can’t find my manual and I need to use the shop vac for water in basement, do I have to change the filter or what
lost my user manual never used it to pick up water. need to know how to puit it in wet mode i want to clean the dirty water out of my pool.
ANSWER : .Vacuuming Liquids
.1. When picking up small amounts of liquid
.the filter may be left in place.
.2. When picking up large amounts of liquid
.we recommend that the filter be
.removed. If the filter is not removed, it
.will become saturated and misting
.may appear in the exhaust.
.3. After using the vac to pick up liquids,
.the filter must be dried to reduce the
.risk of possible mildew and damage to
.the filter.
.4. When the liquid in the drum reaches a
.predetermined level, the float mechanism
.will rise automatically to cut off
.airflow. When this happens, turn off
.the vac, unplug the power cord, and
.empty the drum. You will know that the
.float has risen because vac airflow
.ceases and the motor noise will
.become higher in pitch, due to
.increased motor speed.
.IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of damage
.to the vac do not run motor with float
.in raised position

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I RECENTLY PURCHASED A HONEYWELL 2000i INVERTER GENERATOR AND I HAVE LOST THE USERS MANUAL SOMEWHERE IN THE HOLIDAY MESS. I AM LEAVING ON A TRIP IN A WEEK AND A HALF WHERE I WILL NEED THAT MANUAL. I’M NOT HAVING ANY LUCK FINDING ONE ONLINE AND WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD DIRECT ME TO WHERE I COULD FIND ONE, OR SEND ME ONE. PLEASE! I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY ASSISTANCE. THANK YOU.
.MICHAEL ALLISON
[email protected]
ANSWER : You will need to contact Honeywell at this link below and fill in the form to request a free user manual for the Honeywell 2000i Inverter Generator:.
.https://eaccess-checkout.com/contact/honeywell.asp.
.
.Address
HoneywellStore.com
407 N. Quentin Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067-4832
USA
.
.Phone Numbers
Main Number: 847-701-3038
Facsimile: (847) 991-7189
.
.Email Addresses
Sales: [email protected]
Support/Order Status: [email protected]

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Hello, I just bought a Bissell Powergroom (model 92L3-W) vacuum and a Bissell Proheat Pet (model 8910-3) deep cleaner and I love them both. My problem is, when we unpacked them we somehow lost the manuals; I think I had too many helpers that night – they may have gone out to the trash with the boxes. I need replacement manuals if you would be so kind as to help me out. Could you email me a manual for each of these two machines, or tell me exactly where to find them online? I’ve been looking, but
ANSWER : Follow the link below and enter the model numbers to access the User’s Guides.
.http://www.bissell.com/customer-support/

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Need to find a user manual for my Bissell 1690E please
ANSWER : Manuals can be downloaded from the Bissell website

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Operating manual i have lost my operating manual for my bissell Model #9500 proheat x2 cleaner. where can i get another manual? on one of the sites it shows that i can download the manual but for some reason i can not down load it. can you please help me with this problem?
ANSWER : BISSELL User’s Guides can be downloaded at www.bissell.com
.On the front page under Customer Service click on User’s Guides and enter the model number of your unit.
.User Guide will be displayed as a PDF file.

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No problem I just need a manual. I bought the bissell from lowes and it was a floor model. They did not have the manual with the directions on how to use the machine. They told me I could go online and get the directions or have a manual sent to me. I would rather have a manual sent Thanks. My address is B. Carothers 5969 walker rd. walker Wv. 26180
ANSWER : Http://www.bissell.com/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=647

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I need a user manual for Bissell 7920 PorHeat Pro-Tech Shampooer
ANSWER : HI,

Here is a link to a user guide for your Bissell. It is in PDF format and you need to have Adobe Reader on your computer to open this document. If you don’t have Adobe Reader you can download it for free using this link….

http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

Here is the link to your manual. If you find this helpful please give me a good rating. I appreciate it. Thanks.

http://www.bissell.com/images/UserGuides/7920.pdf

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