Bissell 1697-7 Powersteamer Pro Deluxe Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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If your machine is making an abnormally loud noise it is likely due to the belt slipping or the brush roll being incorrectly installed, follow these steps to resolve: Turn off and unplug machine. Use a Phllips-head screwdriver to remove 3 screws, 2 in the belt cover and 1 on the brush roll mount. Remove belt cover.
Plug the PowerSteamer into a proper outlet and turn ON the Power switch. While pressing the trigger, slowly make several passes over the area to be cleaned. Caution: Do not overwet. Turn the machine Power switch OFF and let BISSELL Advanced Deep Cleaning Formula dissolve the tough soil for 1-2 minutes.
A possible cause might be that the tank is not properly seated. To assure the tank is seated properly, pick it up and re-seat is so it sits snugly on the unit. If this doesn`t fix the problem, make sure the tank is assembled properly. To make sure they are both latched properly, pick the tank up by its handle.
Steam cleaners heat steam to a minimum temperature of 212 °F (100°C) and emit powerful jets of hot vaporized water that can loosen dirt, kill germs as well as break up grease, stains and even mould.
Upon the first use of your steam mop or first use after refilling the water tank, the pump may make a knocking sound. This is normal and should diminish after a few seconds. If the sound continues if may be because the metal tube is not reaching the water in the tank.
Your BISSELL PowerSteamer is a home cleaning system that uses a combination of hot tap water, BISSELL advanced cleaning formula and suction to safely clean carpets and upholstery.
1000 watts of steam power to eliminate 99.9% of germs and bacteria* from a variety of hard surfaces.
The BISSELL ProHeat® and ProHeat 2X® series feature built-in heaters that heat hot tap water up to 25 degrees hotter for maximum cleaning effectiveness.
It is normal for your handheld steamer to produce an intermittent noise along with a trickle of steam when the product is put aside or left to cool down, as it has not fully cooled down yet. The steam engine is still hot with residual water left in the steam path and this causes the noise.
It is normal for your handheld steamer to produce an intermittent noise along with trickle of steam when product is left aside or rest to cool down, as it has not fully cooled down yet.
Blockage – when a vacuum cleaner becomes unusually loud, it is normally because of a blockage of some sort. This is a problem that is easily solved by turning off the cleaner, check for blockages in the pipes, and remove them. You can also check and empty the canister to remove any possible blockages there as well.
The Fabric Steamer tool is great for refreshing and removing wrinkles on clothing or drapes. You`ll need to attach the Fabric Steamer Cloth before using. You can also attach the Window Squeegee tool to the Fabric Steamer tool (without the cloth) for glass and window cleaning.
Your BISSELL steam cleaner can tackle all manner of hard and soft surfaces around your home, using it on floors or as an upholstery steam cleaner, as well as on carpets, mattresses, pet beds and children`s toys.
Our best overall pick is the Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop. There`s a lot to love about this steam mop, including the fact it comes with two microfiber pads for different types of messes and that you won`t have to wait long for the steam to heat up.
It`s a great maintenance cleaner, first vacuuming hard floors and area rugs to remove surface dust, then scrubbing hard floors to get them clean and shiny.
There could be several factors as to why your BISSELL PowerFresh steam mop is not producing steam. First, check to make sure the unit is plugged in and is in a working outlet. Next, check to make sure there is water in the tank. It is very important to make sure you are ONLY using water to fill the tank.
If there is no indicator, turn the unit on by using the on the switch. After the unit is done heating, usually 3-5 minutes depending on which machine you have, the indicator light will turn off. This indicated the water is hot and you are ready to begin steam cleaning.
Although some carpet steamers and cleaners have a suction mechanism to remove the cleaning fluid and water from your carpet after cleaning the area, you should only use them for steaming or cleaning a carpet and never use them like a vacuum cleaner.
Vacuum cleaners are fairly simple machines. They need power to be transmitted to the vacuum to create a suction force that lifts debris. So, the usual areas that cause suction loss include the wrong height setting, stuck rollers, a faulty gasket, a broken vacuum belt, a filled bag, or a clogged hose.
The most common problem with a vacuum cleaner is also the easiest to remedy: clogs in the hose or attachments. Also the electrical cord, motor, switch, fan, brushes, and motor bearings can all need repair or replacement. The drive belt may need replacing; and the attachments, hoses, and filters may need unclogging.
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.
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.
The spray tip may be clogged. Use a paperclip and insert it into the spray tip to remove a clog. Now plug back in, making sure you are using a working outlet. You will know, as the Ready light will begin to blink when plugged in.
When too much water is added to the water tank, the boiling water will start to “spit” out of the steam nozzle. To prevent this from happening, please be sure to only fill the water tank to the “MAX” line as indicated on the water tank of your Hand Held Steamer.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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Hi folks,
my beam vacuum makes a very loud roaring noise quite often.
the problem started when i was vacuuming up a quantity of vermiculite from my chimney.
i think i overloaded the vacuum i think and it made this loud roaring noise.
the vacuum tends to make thos noise when i am hoovering after 5 minutes or so.
any ideas?.
thanks in advance Tom….
ANSWER : If the filter bag is bad and didn’t trap all of the dust, then it got into your motor, so you may have a problem with your motor now.

My bissell momentum vacuum is making a very loud noise but it still picks everything up. Do you know of a reasons why it is making very loud noises. I checked and nothing is stuck in it.
ANSWER : It might be the motor or the fan is messed up.have someone or you check that out.

I replaced the belt on my Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless Vacuum and the brush roller rubs and makes a very loud noise when turned on. I have gone exactly by the manual instructions and made sure the belt and end caps were on correctly, but the bristles still rub the back and it makes a very loud noise. Without the brush roller in the vacuum, it sounds and runs normal. What could the problem be?
ANSWER : Http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=561283
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.Posted by piggytail on May 01, 2008
.I replaced the belt on my Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless Vacuum and the brush roller rubs and makes a very loud noise when turned on. I have gone exactly by the manual instructions and made sure the belt and end caps were on correctly, but the bristles still rub the back and it makes a very loud noise. Without the brush roller in the vacuum, it sounds and runs normal. What could the problem be?
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.Hello,
.I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
.The Royal Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless Vacuum has just bushings in the ends of the brushroll and not bearings and once the bushings are bad I suggest that you replace the brushroll in the vacuum and put a new belt on the vacuum as well. There is no way to repair the bushing s in order to it to work properly. The suggested belt change is every 4 to 6 months and to store the extra belts in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. Suggest looking at a local vac dealer. 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.
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Loud noise I have a brand new Dyson and it is great on all my floors except one of my area rugs when it starts making this really loud vibrating noise. I am not sure why – nothing is stuck in the roller or vacuum and it doesn’t make it on any of my other rugs. Also it is really hard to push whereas all the other floors it just glides. I don’t want to return it but I also don’t want to hear this sound every time I vacuum.
ANSWER : This is the clutch as it jams up in the brush. Usually happens with rugs that are not secured to the floor.

Loud noise?? my vacuum suddenly just got really loud. it suctions fine, i changed the belt, but when the roller is off its not loud, but when i put it back on the 11noise is horrific. it vacuums fine i just cannot stand the noise. please help
ANSWER : I have the exact same problem. I’ve taken the thing apart and cannot figure out what is causing the noise. It’s not the belt and it doesn’t seem to be coming from the engine. It sounds like the spinning brush is hitting something, but it’s not, that I can see.

Vacuum cleaner makes very loud noise when starting to vacuum – like something is stuck in roller area
ANSWER : Hi there,

I’m sorry to hear you’re having difficulties with your DC33. The brush control is designed to make a ratcheting sound to warn you if something is obstructing the brushbar. If you’ve checked the cleaner head and brushbar already, I’d encourage you to get in touch with us directly as we’d appreciate the opportunity to provide further assistance.

You can call us on 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1-866-693-9766 (US) – please have the machine to hand when you call so we can run through some troubleshooting over the phone with you.

We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Jack
Dyson Online Customer Support
http://www.dyson.com

When I vacuum w/ the brush control in the on position it make a really loud noise, almost like a grinding sound. I have looked at it and nothing seems to be wrong, but I notice that the pin that engages the belt seems to vibrate a bit, possibly creating the noise. It started when I accidentally got part of a plastic grocery bag caught in the brush. Could it have stretched a belt? Nothing is caught any other place and it only makes the noise when the brush in in the on position.
ANSWER : Yes, the belt could have been stretched and is now vibrating and hitting other parts and creating a noise if much of the bag got caught under the belt. If you have another belt for this vacuum, please put it on and see if the noise stops. If it does, then problem solved, if not let me know and we can try something else and you can send a picture or video to me of the problem.

Let me know how this works out for you.

Benjamin

I purchased a brand new Eureka Pet vacuum, sorry don’t know exact name but it the one that has the self cleaning duster on it. Last night I used the vacuum on my carpet, it was working fine until I accidently sucked up the corner of a scarf that was hanging off a couch. I shut the vacuum off, pulled out the scarf and and resumed vacuuming. Much to my dismay the suction on the vacuum had ceased. Can you tell me if there is a reset button on the vacuum? The vacuum does not appear to be damage
ANSWER : If the motor is running, there should be suction. Possible problems depend on whether it’s a canister or upright and are:
.A clog in the hose, UR or canister. Detach hose. Drop small coin in one end and lift hose causing it to roll out the other. If it does, no clog in hose. Drop same coin into hose opening on power head. If it rolls out, no clog in PN.
.Broken fan blades, UR. Needs to be taken to shop for repair/replacement.
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.A reset button is for use if the motor isn’t running, so won’t have anything to do with the suction.