Bissell vacuum troubleshooting

Depending on the extent of a fault, repairs of vacuum cleaners can be assigned to a category of simple, medium and complex ones. There are mechanical and electric breakdowns. Only specialists of service centers are able to determine the complexity of repairs after certain diagnostics. The troubleshooting table with error codes for bissell vacuum cleaners below is an excellent assistant in this matter.

Bissell 3950, Bissell Trilogy series, Bissell Total Floors Pet series vacuum troubleshooting

 Possible causesRemedies
Vacuum cleaner won’t run1. Power cord not plugged in1. Check electrical plug
2. Blown fuse/tripped breaker in home2. Check/replace fuse or reset breaker.
Vacuum cleaner and tools won’t pick up dirt1. Incorrect height adjustment1. Adjust powerfoot to correct height
2. Hose not attached to suction opening2. Firmly push curved hose wand into hose wand base
3. Twist 'n Snap hose not securely attached3. Make sure Twist 'n Snap hose is snapped into locked position
4. Crack or hole in hose4. Check hose and replace if needed
5. Broken or worn drive belt5. Replace drive belt, see pages 12-13
6. Rotating floor brush bristles worn6. Replace brush
7. Rotating floor brush jammed7. Remove brush and clean debris from brush ends
8. Clog in vacuum8. Clear clogs, see page 15
9. Dirt container full9. Empty dirt container
10. Dirt container not installed properly10. Position correctly and lock in place
11. Filters are dirty11. Check pre-motor and post-motor filters
12. TurboBrush is clogged or debris is wrapped around the brush roll12. Maintaining TurboBrush, see page 14
Vacuum cleaner is difficult to push1. Incorrect height setting1. Adjust powerfoot to correct height setting
Visible dirt escaping from cleaner1. Dirt container full1. Empty dirt container
2. Filters missing or installed incorrectly2. Check pre-motor and post-motor filters for correct installation
3. Dirt container installed incorrectly3. Pull out and re-insert dirt container correctly

Bissell LEANVIEW series vacuum troubleshooting

ProblemPossible causesRemedies
Vacuum cleaner won’t turn onPower cord not plugged inCheck electrical plug
Blown fuse/tripped breakerCheck/replace fuse or reset breaker
Vacuum cleaner won’t pick up dirtIncorrect height adjustmentAdjust powerfoot to correct height setting
Hose not attached to suction openingGrasp the hose wand and firmly push into the hose wand base
Crack or hole in hoseCheck hose and replace if needed
Broken or worn drive beltReplace drive belt, see page 11
Rotating floor brush bristles wornReplace brush
Rotating floor brush jammedRemove brush and clean debris from brush ends, see page 11
Clog in vacuumFollow instructions on page 12 for clearing clogs
Dirt tank fullEmpty dirt tank
Dirt tank or upper tank not installed properlyPosition correctly and lock in place
Filters are dirtyCheck and clean or replace pre-motor and post-motor filters, see pages 10,11
Tool won’t pick upCrack or hole in hoseCheck hose and replace if needed
Clog in vacuumFollow instructions on page 12 for clearing clogs
Dirt tank fullEmpty dirt tank
Dirt tank or upper tank not installed properlyPosition correctly and lock in place
Filters are dirtyCheck and clean or replace pre-motor and post-motor filters see pages 10,11
Vacuum cleaner difficult to pushIncorrect height adjustmentAdjust powerfoot to correct height setting
Visible dirt escaping from cleanerDirt tank fullEmpty dirt tank
Filters missing or installed incorrectlyCheck pre-motor and post-motor filters for correct installation
Cord will not retractKnotted or twistedFollow instructions on page 8

Bissell Rewind Premier Pet series vacuum troubleshooting

 Possible causesRemedies
Vacuum cleaner won't turn on1. Power cord not plugged in1. Check electrical plug
2. Blown fuse/tripped breaker2. Check/replace fuse or reset breaker
3. Damaged cord3. Refer to a BISSELL authorized service center for repair or replacement
Vacuum cleaner won't pick up dirt1. Incorrect height adjustment1. Adjust powerfoot to correct height setting
2. Hose not attached lo suction opening2. Grasp quick reach handle and firmly push hose wand onto the suction opening
3. Crack or hole in hose3. Check hose ond replace if needed
4. Broken or worn drive bell4. Replace drive belt, see page 13
5. Rotating floor brush bristles worn5. Replace brush
6. Rotating floor brush jammed6. Remove liush aid dean debris from brush ends
7. Clog in vacuum7. Follow instructions on page 15 for clearing dogs
8. Dirt container full8. Empty dirt container
9. Dirt container or upper tank not installed properly9. Position correctly and lock in place
10. Pet TurboBrusb® is dogged or debris is wrapped10. Maintaining Pet TurboBrush see pg 14
11. Filters are dirty11. Check and clean pre-motor and post-motor filters, see pages II & 12
Tool won't pick up dirt1. Crock or hole in hose1. Check hose and replace if needed
2. Clog in vacuum2. Follow instructions on page 15 for clearing clogs
3. Dirt container full3. Empty dirt container
4. Dirt container or upper tank not installed properly4. Position correctly and lock in place
5. filters are dirty5. Check and clean pre-motor and post-motor filters see pages 11 & 12
Visible dirt escaping from cleaner1. Dirt container full1. Empty dirt container
2. filters missing or installed incorrectly2. Check md dean pre-motor and post-motor filters for correct installation see pages 11 & 12
Cord will not retract1. Knotted or twisted1. Follow instructions on poge 6

Bissell SYMPHONY 1132 series, Bissell SYMPHONY PET series vacuum troubleshooting

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Bissell Yikes series vacuum troubleshooting

 Possible CausesRemedies
Reduced spray or no spray1. Tank release latch is not closed properly1. Lift up the tank release latch and press down firmly to make sure it is in place
2. Spray nozzle dogged2. Clean spray nozzle
3. Clean water tank empty3. Check/refill tank
4. Clean water tank insert clogged4. Clean insert at bottom of clean water tank
5. Pump needs priming5. Gently lift clean water tank while depressing the spray trigger OR gently squeeze clean tank while depressing spray trigger
Deep cleaner won’t pick up cleaning solution1. Poor upholstery/carpet tool position1. Reposition upholstery/carpet tool on surface, follow recommended cleaning procedures
2. Tank release latch is not closed properly2. Lift up the tank release latch and press down firmly to make sure it is in place
3. Dirty water tank if full3. Empty dirty water tank
4. Upholstery/carpet tool brush worn4. Replace with new brush
5. Excess solution in vacuum flex hose5. Lift tool and point upwards to allow water in hose to flow into the dirty water tank
6. Incorrect cleaning formula6. Use Pawsitively Clean Compact Machine formula only

Bissell ZING series vacuum troubleshooting

ProblemPossible causesRemedies
Vacuum won’t pick up dirtFilters are dirtyRemove and rinse pre-motor and post-motor filters. Allow enough time for them to dry properly before reinserting
The Main Hose is not connectedLocate the Main Hose and reconnect by pushing the hose connection to secure the latch
There is a crack or hole in the Main HoseIf there is a crack or hole, order a new Main Hose from the BISSELL website
There is a clog in the vacuumRemove debris and any other entanglements that may be restricting its suction
The Dust Bag is not seated correctlyOpen Dust Bag chamber reseat bag correctly
Dirt is escaping from the vacuumThe Dust Bag is fullReplace with new Dust Bag
Filters are missingCheck to see if all of the Pre-Motor and Post-Motor filters are in place
The Dust Bag is not seated properlyOpen Dust Bag chamber reseat bag correctly

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