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How do i take off
Posted by retthom on Apr 23, 2008
How do i take off the handle release pedal on a Bissell
model 8990 cleanview bagless sweeper so i can fix it
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
Mostly, you need to remove the top cover to the Bissell in order to get @ the handle release pedal. There could be screws on the bottom 2 or 3 screws or the top cover could be held on plastic clips or levers and they would have to be released then the top cover would come off.
This should expose the handle release pedal. If you need more information please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area in the yellow pages, or use the trouble shooting guide in the owner’s manual or you can call the Bissell factory @ the information listed below:
http://www.bissell.com/ By Phone Customer Service:
(800) 237-7691 Hours:
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET
Thanks, Don – The Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
You need to replace slider release not just the handle. Take off the screws holding the black plate under the removavle canister the you will be able to see the slide release.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
I just fixed this on my Bissell PowerForce model #6594 vacuum myself. Woo Hoo for me. :-)
I called the local vacuum repair guy and he told me he'd repair it for me if I insisted but that since my machine only cost about $80 (a lot of money for me) it would not be worth the $40-$50 repair. I should just buy a new vacuum (from him I assume).
My machine works great so I sat down on the floor and after removing 5 screws and a little tinkering I got my machine apart. I had to take the brush and belt area off and then the upright part came off the base. Make sure you unplug your unit before working on it.
Next I could see where the Handle Release Pedal (HRP) on the bottom of the unit had been cracked. It's a molded piece that has a slight curve in it that allows it to spring back into position to hold the vacuum in the upright position or to keep the vacuum from going totally flat.
How it was installed I don't think they meant for it to be easily replaced but after using a screw driver on one side and a letter opener on the skinnier side I pried the molded houseing out from around the HRP just enough to let the it release. I did need a third hand for that part.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
1. Uing the appropriate sized drift punch, tap out the steel axle rod which passes through the beater drum.
2. Each end cap houses a 608ZZ ball brg.
3. Check each brg for freedom of smooth rotation. Replace both if either is seized.
4. Replace with either 608ZZ (dbl shielded) or 608 2RS (dbl sealed) brgs.
5. Inspect and be prepared to replace the drive belt since it may have been damaged in the seizure event.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
The handle pedal is snapped in to the base, where it pivots.
The pedal needs to be pried away fron the base, exposing the pivot pin to release it for removal. On your model, you will likelly have to remove the lower handle from the base (where it pivots) to get room to release and replace the pedal.
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
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