Kenmore Quick Clean 30012 Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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Empty the vacuum cleaner, discard the contents in the outside trash and use an anti-bacterial wipe to clean the vacuum. Let it dry thoroughly. If your manufacturer says your vacuum cannister is washable, wash it out with warm, soapy water and then rinse it and let it dry.
Vacuum cleaners work because of Bernoulli`s Principle, which states that as the speed of air increases, the pressure decreases. Air will always flow from a high-pressure area to a low-pressure area, to try to balance out the pressure.
Check service panel for tripped breakers/blown fuses. If breaker is tripped, reset it. If fuse is blown, replace it. If vacuum cleaner is plugged in, be sure power button is in the off position before resetting breaker/changing fuse.
When you vacuum water, you could damage your vacuum`s motor, risk electrocution, and make a huge mess. Unless your vacuum is a wet/dry vacuum rated for water, you should never vacuum water.
Ultimately, running your vacuum over your carpets after a professional deep clean is great but remember to do it only after your carpet is completely dry. Vacuuming your carpet when it`s still damp could cause dirt to be transferred from your vacuum cleaner, so patience does pay off.
A shop vacuum`s ability to suck up water saves you from using towels to soak up water on the floor or trying to squeegee it away. A shop vacuum even acts as a pump to remove larger quantities of water standing in a tub, shower, pool, aquarium, or garden pond.
One bizarre consequence of this uncertainty is that a vacuum is never completely empty, but instead buzzes with so-called “virtual particles” that constantly wink into and out of existence. These virtual particles often appear in pairs that near-instantaneously cancel themselves out.
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.
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.
The two main classifications of vacuum pumping principles are gas transfer and entrapment. Gas transfer is further divided into positive displacement and momentum transfer. Vacuum pumps can also be categorized according to the type of lubrication and sealing system. Vacuum pumps can be wet or dry lubricated.
How Vacuum Switches Work. Once the switch registers a change in the negative pressure based on the preset sensitivity of the setpoint, the diaphragm of the switch will open or close the attached circuit, turning off or powering on a device. Vacuum switches can be used with NO and NC states.
Suction power is low

A telltale sign that the bag is full is if your vacuum cleaner`s suction power is not as powerful. If you`re noticing dirt and debris left behind despite running the vacuum over a few times, it`s time to switch out your bag.

Is there a reset button on a Kenmore refrigerator? Answer: A Kenmore refrigerator lacks a reset button that specifically manages the compressor`s power.
If the motor filter (located below the bag) is dirty, hand wash with soapy water. Rinse with clear water, squeeze out excess water, and allow it to dry completely before returning it to the vacuum. Insert a new dust bag and close the cover.
Clog located in the vacuum hose

Turn the unit on and feel the suction at the end of the hose handle. If there is no or low suction, then the clog is in the hose. You can remove the clog by running a long, stiff object through the hose, such as a butter knife, starting at the wall end.

No. While it does act as a vacuum for water, you would get a giant mess if using as a regular vacuum without the water running through it.
Commonly known as steam carpet cleaning, hot water extraction cleaning use high pressured hot water to agitate the carpet fibre and dissolve dirt in the carpet. An average sized carpeted office of 3000 sq ft would normally take about 2 hours to clean and will take at least 4 hours to dry.
Shedding, playtime, scratching, paw prints and stains left due to soiling can increase the number of times you need to clean your carpets. In addition to vacuuming, it is advised that you clean high-traffic areas every 3 to 6 months and professionally clean it twice per year.
Bagless water filtration vacuum cleaners, on the other hand, take it even further and use a basin full of water to collect dirt and debris. Unlike both bagged vacuums and other bagless vacuums, a water filtration vacuum does not allow any dust or other particles to escape back into the air.
Regular vacuum cleaners are not designed to pick up water and other liquids. If you are ever tempted to run the vacuum cleaner over a puddle of water, remember that you run the risk of electrocution and serious damage to the machine.
Specifically, carpet cleaning professionals recommend that you vacuum your carpets twice a week. Vacuuming carpet twice a week will ensure that you keep up on removing the unwanted particles hiding in the carpet fibers.
If you don`t vacuum your carpet, the dirt will break down carpet fibers and create a breeding ground for dust mites and bacteria. In addition, your home will begin to smell musty from the dirt, mites, and other organisms settling into the fibers.
To open the bag, you simply pull the zip apart. You don`t let the air in via the valve. All vacuum storage bags will leak in air over time – Neusu vacuum bags have been tested to keep out most of the air, with only minimal leakage, after over four months.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

My carpet cleaner (bissell proheat plus) is not steaming, dispensing cleaner. Seems like there’s a little thingy that should be spinning or turning….. When I work a small area of carpet, it just leaves behind dry blobs of carpet gunk like pet hair. I had to use a carpet sweeper to clean up. FYI – I filled the cleaning fluid container and after trying to clean the carpet, it did empty out but the carpet isn’t wet. Any tips? The manual doesn’t help.
ANSWER : You need to replace the pump belt. Here is the belt you need:

Bissell ProHeat Belt

We have a Bissell Proheat Cleanshot 2X Model 9500 Steam carpet cleaner. The first time we used it things were great. The second time we used it it left tracks in the carpet. We have no idea what caused this. We tried using the machine on an entirely different carpet and it did the same thing. After vacuuming the carpet about 10 or 12 times, the tracks are still embedded in the carpet – HELP!!!! We’re read and reread the manual and contacted customer service and received no help.
ANSWER : First things first. It’s only the second time you have used the machine, so it must be fairly new. If you have a receipt and the unit is less than a year old you should take it to an authorized Bissell repair center and have the machine inspected under warranty.
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.Otherwise, The jets on this unit clog easily, there are two of them and you can locate them under the recovery tank towards the front of the machine, and blow them out with an air compressor. To prevent the jets from clogging in the future make sure to flush all shampoo out of the machine with clean water when done using it. That is most likely your problem.
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.If it is leaving black streaks on your carpet it could be coming from a burnt belt or melted brushroller part, in which case inspect the belts and brushrollers and replace the damaged pieces.
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.I hope this helped
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.Good Luck

For the first time, I tried using my Kirby Sentria shampoo attachment. I’ve lost the manual but found instructions online for making the swap from regular vac to shampoo-er and got it all assembled. The foam laid down just fine, however, when I run the vac back over the foam to pick it up, there is not a stitch of water showing up in the tray. First I thought maybe it was bc I hadn’t put that much of the foam/water onto the carpet, but 12 hours later, the carpet is still wet in spots. Clearly
ANSWER : Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=638285
.Generic problem for all Vacuums
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.Posted by MHicks on Jun 01, 2008
.For the first time, I tried using my Kirby Sentra shampoo attachment. I’ve lost the manual but found instructions online for making the swap from regular vac to shampoo-er and got it all assembled. The foam laid down just fine; however, when I run the vac back over the foam to pick it up, there is not a stitch of water showing up in the tray. First I thought maybe it was bc I hadn’t put that much of the foam/water onto the carpet, but 12 hours later, the carpet is still wet in spots. Clearly my assembly wasn’t 100% but I don’t know how to figure out what’s wrong. Help!
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.Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. In a case like this I would contact the factory, by the sounds of things you did everything right but it is a dry foam shampoo and some moisture will get into the carpet. I will list the Kirby factory phone 3 listed below for your assistance with this problem. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

.http://kirby.com/Contact Us by Phone
.United States and Canada: 1-800-494-8586
Between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)
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South Africa: 0800-203-222

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.Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

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Owners manual Lost owners manual. Is there a site where i can upload a owners manual?
ANSWER : Try this one… http://www.eureka.com/products/upright/2996avz/2996avz.jsp
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Lost Manual I lost my owners manual
OWNERS MANUAL
ANSWER : Try this URL:

http://www.bissell.com/Product_Search.aspx?Criteria=9500+pro-heat

Then click on “User Guide PDF”. A pdf of the owner’s manual will download.

I have a Hoover Platinum carpet cleaner, and it has stopped dispensing cleaning agent and water. This model has a separate tank for water and separate tank for shampoo dispensing. It also has a power hand unit that dispenses shampoo. All along the hand unit has continued to dispense shampoo. Symptom #1, the water tank seemed to be taking on shampoo, as it was getting sudsy. Symptom #2 – On wash mode, nothing would come out, on Rinse mode, sudsy water would come out. Later, symptom #3 – not
ANSWER : Somewhere on the outlet is a control tap thats driven by a rubber band and something is up with this control ,best advice here is put it in the boot of the car and take iot to a hoover dealer ,they will do it seconds for you

Owner’s manual I need to locate the owner’s manual or repair manual for the Bissell quicksteamer plus.
ANSWER : Go on Bissell’s website to find the manual!

Shampoo instructions I lost my manual and need to shampoo my carpets. I need some help…………
ANSWER : Here is a free guide to help you out!
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.http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-CARPET-SHAMPOOER-INSTRUCTIONS-MANUAL-DIRECTIONS_W0QQugidZ10000000004594992
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.Hope this helps,
.Marci