Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright Deep Cleaner, Red Berends Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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First, check to make sure the clean tank has water and/or the water & formula mixture in the tank. If your tank is empty, this could be the reason your machine is not spraying. You will need to fill your clean tank again. Reseat the tank and ensure it sits snug on the machine.
Water leaks caused by plumbing problems or inadequate drainage after a significant rainfall can result in water seeping through the slab foundation and soaking the carpet padding or wetting baseboards. If you notice damp spots in your carpet or baseboards, you may suspect a slab leak.
BISSELL Carpet Cleaners use powerful suction to remove most of the water from your carpets during the cleaning process, however the carpet will be damp afterwards. To reduce the time it takes for the carpet to dry, open as many windows and doors as possible to allow air to flow through the room.
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.
In Line Filter Assembly (includes Cap & Filter) for ProHeat 2X Upright Carpet Cleaners (equipped with In Line Filters) and Lift-Off Upright Carpet Cleaners. Fits in the top portion of the foot of the Carpet Cleaner, under where the Dirty Water Tank sits on the foot.
A: BISSELL ProHeat 2X models all feature a patented built-in heater which will heat the hot tap water you put in up to 25 degrees hotter to safely optimize cleaning effectiveness. The heater will never allow the temperature to exceed 190 degrees.
The BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner is a powerful, lightweight and easy to manoeuvre carpet cleaner that achieves professional results and the powerful suction helps carpets dry in 30 minutes.
We recommend cleaning the same area once with the trigger pressed down, and once with your hand off the trigger. This way, you are spraying the solution into the carpet and then allowing extra suction to pull it up. The brush rolls are scrubbing out the dirt and stains the entire time.
Wrinkling in the carpet: A carpet that has begun to wrinkle, pucker or buckle up is one that may very well have some water damage underneath. In such a case, the water affecting the carpet probably removed some of the adhesive underneath, so the rug is no longer fully secured to the floor.
A: Yes it can be used as a vacuum without water.
Just empty the water out of the tank after each use. Doing so will prevent leaking and extend the life of your filter.
The BISSELL portable and handheld carpet washer are wet extraction models only. Please do not use as a dry vacuum. If you use as a dry vacuum, you may damage your deep cleaner and void your warranty.
Unplug and check to see if your clean tank is seated properly. Also, remove the dirty water tank and make sure there are no clogs in the hose below it. Remove the filter and clean both the screen and filter of any build up or debris and empty the tank before replacing it.
Remove the hose wand from the base, and check for a clog in the wand or base. Next, use a long, narrow object such as the crevice tool or a broomstick to clear away obstructions along the length of the hose. Do not use sharp objects such as clothes hangers, as they may puncture the hose.
It is recommended to clean or replace your filters every 3-6 months depending on use. This filter is washable – Clean by hand washing in warm water. A mild detergent may be used if desired.
The life of your filters depends on how often you run your air purifier and the air conditions in your home, however we still recommend you change them every 6 months. You can order new filters on BISSELL.com.
The unit might appear to be leaking, but it may just be soaked from using too high of a steam setting. If this doesn`t seem to resolve the problem, next check to see if water is leaking from a certain location of the steam mop. Check the water tank to see if there are any cracks or leaks on the tank itself.
Yes, I`ve used cold, tap water and have had good results as well.
The unit might appear to be leaking, but it may just be soaked from using too high of a steam setting. If this doesn`t seem to resolve the problem, next check to see if water is leaking from a certain location of the steam mop. Check the water tank to see if there are any cracks or leaks on the tank itself.
The unit might appear to be leaking, but it may just be soaked from using too high of a steam setting. If this doesn`t seem to resolve the problem, next check to see if water is leaking from a certain location of the steam mop. Check the water tank to see if there are any cracks or leaks on the tank itself.
Remove the hose wand from the base, and check for a clog in the wand or base. Next, use a long, narrow object such as the crevice tool or a broomstick to clear away obstructions along the length of the hose.
Remove the hose wand from the base, and check for a clog in the wand or base. Next, use a long, narrow object such as the crevice tool or a broomstick to clear away obstructions along the length of the hose.

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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

Dirt devil vacuum cleaner–trouble vacuuming dirt and pet hair on carpeting –is the problem with the spinning brush which contacts the floor,  not contacting the carpeting??  I thought (when I bought this vacuum) that the aforementioned brush was adjustable to various heights of carpeting.  Sometimes, it seems like nothing is being vacuumed up –unless I have just put a new bag on the vacuum… Do I need or can I replace the spinning brush on the bottom of the vacuum so it kicks up and vacuums
ANSWER : Try replacing the belt. Rubber belts stretch out after about a year.

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.

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

Suction problem I have a Hoover Widepath Fold Away, 12 amp motor vacuum cleaner and the problem I am having is every time I vacuum, the vacuum gets clogged up with carpet. I am probably only able to do one stroke then it gets clogged and I have to stop and unclog it or it spits it out on the carpet. This is very frustrating and I don’t get much vacuuming done. Please can you help me. Thank you. Gwen email is [email protected]
ANSWER : Get rid of the carpet its shredding and falling apart.no sence in vacuuming old rotten carpet.or try using a vacuum without a brush roller and just suction

I have a Kirby G4 Vacuum Cleaner – MOdel G4 D. I have never had any problems or repairs done to it in the past ten plus years that I’ve had it. This is an upright vacuum. I was vacuuming the carpet floor and was not having any trouble at all. I switched the vacuum off and moved it into a different room. When I tried to turn on the vacuum, it would not turn on. I checked with different outlets, used both front attachment and hose attachment. Checked the front part of the motor/ spiral case. This
ANSWER : Hello,
.My educated guess is that it’s either the switch or the power cord. Here are a couple of guides to help with diagnosis and repair…
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.http://reviews.ebay.com/COMMON-PROBLEMS-WITH-THE-KIRBY-VACUUM-TROUBLESHOOTING_W0QQugidZ10000000003800312
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.http://reviews.ebay.com/REPLACING-THE-POWER-SWITCH-ON-ANY-KIRBY-G-SERIES-VACUUM_W0QQugidZ10000000003752018
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.Hope this helps!!
.Marci

Vacuum Cleaner When I vacuum it doesn’t pick up; in fact it leaves hair and debris behind while pushing vacuum forward. Is this a belt problem?
ANSWER : Yes it is , the belt has to be replaced yearly even if it isn’t broken because it gets too stretched out.

I bought Roomba 560 robot vacuum cleaner about 3 weeks ago and it has been cleaned without problem all kind of positions of floors (also carpets) Last friday I anyway mountained nearby of outcoming door the black carpet. Now the situation is that Roomba doesn’t move and clean above of this carpet. What is the reason and how to solve it … ?.
ANSWER : Ok, take regular WHITE paper. Do not press it on the sensor, just make it long enough so it covers the sensor. Then, take some clear tape, and tape the piece of white paper over it. Watch for the wall brush and stuff, don’t get it to close to them or it’ll rip it off! It works great, it cleans all my dark carpets, rugs, etc.! I’m thrilled! For a while, I didn’t use my Roomba for that reason. But the cliff sensors ate on the bottom of the bump plate. I’ll put the directions in order.
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.1. Cut WHITE printer paper, and position on scotch transparent tape.
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.2. Position on sensor then lay down.
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.CONGRATS! Roomba now cleans dark rugs, etc.! If you have questions, please post!!
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.NOTE: KEEP PAPER AWAY FROM THE BRUSHES! ENJOY YOUR ROOMBA!
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.Note from Author: I love my Roomba 560, it’s great! I love it so much that I took the time to name it. I named my Roomba, “Roger, the Roomba!” I love my ROOMBA!