With their powerful suction and easy maneuverability, Bissell vacuum cleaners make short work of any cleaning job. Problems with suction or power can impact a vacuum's ability to perform efficiently. Use these tips to troubleshoot Bissell problems and identify the correct replacement parts.
Many problems, including the failure to pick up dirt and a brush roll that won't spin, are due to buildup in the vacuum parts. Ensure that the vacuum bag isn't full. Check the hose for clogs, which can inhibit suction. Look inside the power brush, and remove pieces of debris or clumps of hair that might be preventing the brush from moving.
If your vacuum stops working, check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Plug in another device to ensure that your outlet is working properly. Then, check to see that there are no tears or cracks in the power cord. If the vacuum stops working suddenly, allow it too cool down completely and press the reset button to reverse a potential overload. If the machine still won't turn on, seek vacuum repair help to replace the suction motor.
A red or green light that won't turn off can indicate a problem with the vacuum's sensing lenses. Locate the sensors and wipe them gently with a dry, clean cloth. If the problem persists, ensure that the connections between the sensor and the wires are secure. At this point, a consistent red or green light can indicate that you need a new PC control board.
Sears PartsDirect provides a wide range of Bissell vacuum cleaner parts, so you can extend the lifetime of your vacuum. To find the correct part for any repair, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button or call 1-800-252-1698.