The detachable parts of the vacuum cleaner should be removed at first. Take a proper screwdriver and undo all the screws. Remove the bag and belt afterward and the whole cleaner would be taken apart.
How to Take Apart a Bissell Vacuum?
It is no wonder that the machine absorbing the dirt of your house needs cleaning too. You can surely take the amenity of the warranty of your cleaner and take it to the shop for cleaning or repairing. But by following the easy steps of taking apart a Bissell vacuum, you can save both your money and time.
How to Take Apart the Brush Roll on a Bissell Vacuum?
The brush roll is the cleaner part of the Bissell vacuum. It may stop working if it’s too loaded with dust and grime. Here are the steps you need to follow to take apart the brush roll.
Step 1: Ensure your safety
Before rushing into the main work, switch off the vacuum and unplug it. Keep the cords loose and set them away. Lay down the machine to the ground to eye the brush roll properly.
Step 2: Remove the screws
Loosen the bottom and top hoods that cover the brush by spotting the screws and removing them with a proper screwdriver. If you don’t have extra similar screws, don’t forget to gather the unscrewed screws in a secured place.
Step 3: Take out the brush
Once the hoods are off, the brush will easily pop out. One end of the brush is loose and the other end might be connected to a belt. Grab the loose end and roll it out. Don’t pull the other end harshly. You can easily slide it out of the belt. If the brush doesn’t come off smoothly, roll it until it slithers out.
How to Change the Filter to a Bissell Vacuum?
A Bissell vacuum comes with two filters that are pre and post-motor filters. It’s very important to clean the filters regularly to get a fine output. Here are the steps for changing the filter.
Step 1: Plug off the vacuum
Ensure your vacuum is switched off. Unplug the cords and set it in a distanced place.
Step 2: Free the tank lid
Locate the tank release button on top of the dirt tank. Now press the button and discard the tank. The filter tab is pointed out. Open the tank lid by raising the filter tab and tugging the lid upside.
Step 3: Clean the premotor filter
The foam placed at the top of the tank lid is the premotor filter. You can easily take it out by hand. It is washable, so wash it with warm water and mellow detergent. Set the filter aside until it dries fully.
Step 4: Remove the post-motor filter
The post-motor filter is situated on the front of the vacuum just above the height adjustment knob inside a filter door. To take out the door push down the latch and pull out the door.
Notice the tab on the filter and grab it. Pull the tab out of the cleaner and the filter will be apart. This filter is unwashable. You can remove the mild dust and dirt by scrubbing it against a garbage can. But if it’s damaged, you have to buy a new one.
How to Take Apart a Bissell Vacuum Handle?
All you need to remove the handle is a blunt tip object such as a flathead screwdriver or a pen. A flathead screwdriver will be better to get the perfect result.
Step 1: Unlock the lock
Rotate the lock collar according to the direction incised on the collar.
Step 2: Remove the handle
Insert the flathead screwdriver into the notch. It is a narrow circular area situated above the water tank on the back of the vacuum. Push the screwdriver into this small opening and press the pin. The handle will be released.
How to Unclog Bissell Vacuum?
Reduced section and indigent pickup may be the result of a clog. Also, a clog causes a change in the sound of the motor and a decrease in the spinning. To unclog a Bissell vacuum these are steps you need to abide by.
Step 1: Check the dirt tank
Take out the dirt tank and discard all dirt and debris. Now slightly rotate the inner cyclone and remove it from the tank. After that, look for clogs in the upper tank.
After removing the dirt tank and cyclone, examine the suction inlet.
Step 2: Check the hose
Discharge the hose wand from the base on the back of the machine. Place one end to the garbage bag and push a smooth long thin object such as a broomstick or a map pole to check if there’s any clog in the hose. Don’t push too hard.
You can also check the lower hose. Unscrew the screw holding the lower hose with the vacuum and straighten the hose. You can insert your finger and see if there’s anything stuck.
Q: How often should a vacuum filter be changed?
Ans: According to most manufacturers, a vacuum filter needs to be changed every 3-6 months. But, it’s suggested to change the filter earlier if you are using it regularly to do heavy cleaning or have any kind of allergy.
It’s amazing how a single machine can suck dust and dirt from every corner of our homes keeping them clean and shiny! Hopefully, the guidelines and steps included in the article will help you to take each part apart of a Bissell vacuum. Release the intakes of the machine and continue taking full advantage for a long time.