Bissell Vacuum Suction [Problems, Solutions & Guide]

If you have questions about a Bissell vacuum suction, you’re in the right place. Here we’ll answer questions you have about a your vacuum . . .

Bissell Vacuum Suction Not Working – Why and How To Fix

If your Bissell vacuum cleaner isn’t picking up dirt properly, the machine could have one of seven problems. Keep on reading to figure out the problem your Bissell vacuum cleaner has . . .

The vacuum canister or bag needs to be replaced

If the canister or bag of your Bissell vacuum cleaner is bad, the machine won’t pick up dirt properly. To solve the problem, you will need to replace the vacuum canister or bag. Follow the steps below to replace a Bissell vacuum cleaner canister or bag . . .

Step 1. Turn your vacuum cleaner off and unplug in from the power outlet before you begin.

Step 2. Recline the vacuum cleaner then keep on a flat surface.

Step 3. Disconnect the vacuum canister or the vacuum bag from the vacuum cleaner.

Step 4. Put a new canister or bag in the place of the old one.

Step 5. Turn your vacuum cleaner back on and check if it is working like it is supposed to now.

The filter is dirty

If the filter of your Bissell vacuum cleaner is dirty, the machine won’t be able to pick up dirt properly. To solve the problem, you will need to wash the filter. Follow the steps below to wash your Bissell vacuum cleaner filter . . .

Step 1. Turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug it from the power outlet before you begin the cleaning process.

Step 2. Disconnect the vacuum canister from the vacuum cleaner.

Step 3. Open the canister and take the filter out of it.

Step 4. Tap the filter on the side of a trash can or sink to get rid of loose dirt. Depending on your Bissell vacuum cleaner model, you might need to wash the filter with water and a mild detergent.

Step 5. If you washed the filter, leave it to dry for about twenty four hours until you are sure that it is completely dry. Always make sure the filter is completely dry before putting it back into the vacuum cleaner. Putting a wet filter in your Bissell vacuum cleaner can cause it to malfunction.

Step 6. When the filter is dry, put it back in the vacuum canister.

Step 7. Reconnect the canister to the vacuum cleaner.

Step 8. Turn the vacuum back on and check if it is working properly now.

Do not try using the vacuum cleaner without the filter. Using your Bissell vacuum cleaner without its filter can cause it to malfunction.

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The hose is clogged

Another thing that can stop your Bissell vacuum cleaner from picking up dirt properly is a clogged hose. To solve the problem, you will need to unclog the hose. Follow the steps below to unclog your Bissell vacuum cleaner hose. . .

Step 1. Turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug it from the power outlet before you begin the cleaning process.

Step 2. To disconnect the hose from the vacuum cleaner, simply twist it then pull it out.

Step 3. Use a long pole to push out the thing that is clogging the vacuum hose.

Step 4. Reconnect the hose to the vacuum cleaner.

Step 5. Turn the vacuum cleaner back on and check if it is working properly now.

The hose is torn

Another thing that can stop your Bissell vacuum cleaner from picking up dirt properly is a torn hose. To solve the problem, you will need to replace the vacuum hose. Follow the steps below to replace your Bissell vacuum cleaner hose . . .

Step 1. Turn your vacuum cleaner off and unplug it from the power outlet before you begin.

Step 2. Disconnect the hose from the vacuum cleaner and set it aside.

Step 3. Put a new hose in the place of the old one.

Step 4. Turn the vacuum cleaner back on and check if it is working properly now.

The filter is bad

If the filter of your Bissell vacuum cleaner is bad, the machine won’t be able to pick up dirt properly. To solve the problem, you will need to replace the filter. Follow the steps below to replace your Bissell vacuum cleaner filter . . .

Step 1. Turn your vacuum cleaner off and unplug it from the power outlet before you begin.

Step 2. Disconnect the canister from the vacuum cleaner.

Step 3. Open the canister and take the filter out of it and set it aside.

Step 4. Put a new filter in the place of the old one then close the vacuum canister.

Step 5. Reconnect the canister to the vacuum cleaner.

Step 6. Turn the vacuum on and check if it is working properly now.

Do not try using the vacuum without a filter. Using your Bissell vacuum cleaner without a filter can cause it to malfunction.

The vacuum belt is bad

Another thing that can stop your Bissell vacuum cleaner from picking up dirt properly is a bad vacuum belt. To solve the problem, you will need to replace the belt. Follow the steps below to replace your Bissell vacuum cleaner belt . . .

Step 1. Turn your vacuum cleaner off and unplug it from the power outlet before you begin.

Step 2. Recline the vacuum cleaner then flip it over.

Step 3. Keep the vacuum on a flat surface.

Step 4. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screws holding the brush cover in place.

Step 5. Remove the brush cover from the vacuum cleaner and set it aside.

Step 6. Take the brush out of the vacuum cleaner then slide through the vacuum belt and set it aside.

Step 7. Take the vacuum belt out of the brush roller chamber.

Step 8. Slide a new belt in the place of the old one. Make sure it is properly secured.

Step 9. Put the brush roller back in its place then slide it through the new vacuum belt.

Step 10. Put the brush cover back on then put the screws back in their places.

Step 11. Flip the vacuum cleaner over and keep it in the upright position.

Step 12. Turn the vacuum back on and check if it is working like it is supposed to now.

The brush is dirty

If the brush of your Bissell vacuum cleaner is dirty, the machine won’t be able to pick up dirt properly. To solve the problem, you will need to clean the vacuum brush. Follow the steps below to clean your Bissell vacuum cleaner brush . . .

Step 1. Turn your vacuum cleaner off and unplug it from the power outlet before you begin the cleaning process.

Step 2. Recline the vacuum cleaner then flip it upside down. Lay the vacuum on a flat and level surface.

Step 3. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to take out the nuts holding the brush roller cover in place.

Step 4. Take the brush roller out and set it aside.

Step 5. Take the brush roller out of the brush chamber and then slide it out of the vacuum belt.

Step 6. Use a pair of scissors to cut off any hair that may be stuck on the brush roller.

Step 7. Use a dry piece of cloth or tissue to wipe the internal and external part of the brush cover.

Step 8. Use a dry piece of cloth or tissue to wipe the brush roller chamber.

Step 9. Put the brush back in the brush roller chamber then slide it back through the belt.

Step 10. Put the brush cover back on then use the Phillips screwdriver to put the screws back in their places.

Step 11. Keep the vacuum cleaner in the upright position then turn it back on and check if it is working like it is supposed to now.

Bissell Vacuum Suction Power Indicator Red – Why and How To Fix

If your Bissell suction power indicator turns red, the problem could be that some parts of the vacuum cleaner are clogged or need to be replaced. To solve the problem, you might need to replace the filter, you might need to wash the filter and you might need to replace the hose etc.

After replacing or washing one of these things, your Bissell vacuum cleaner should start working properly again.

Which Bissell Vacuum Has The Best Suction?

The two Bissell vacuum cleaners with the best suction are currently the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Upright Vacuum Cleaner and the Bissell Featherweight And LightWeight Vacuum Cleaner.

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