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Loss of suction bissell vacume

Lost suction on bissel lift off sweeper after sweeping flea powder from carpet. Cleaned all filters and still no suction

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  • krisleffew Oct 25, 2008

    My Bissel Lift-Off Revolution lost it's suction capabilities while in the middle of vacuuming. I emptied the filter because it was full at the time and still have no suction, but the brush is still functional. I went back to turn it on a few hours later and it was fully functional. Is this normal for the motor to over-heat and the suction to stop? The vacuum is about a year and half old, should I assume that this vacuum shouldn't last too much longer? It does get a lot of use since I own a dog. Can something simple be done to extend the life of this vacuum, since it is an expensive vacuum, I would hope it could last longer than a year and a half. Please help if you can. Thanks

  • jamies4 Jan 08, 2009

    My Bissell is only a couple months old. I dont' have a pet hair problem, but the vacuum has lost it's suctions and over heats/shuts off after only a few minutes. I clean both filters each time I empty the cannister. Am I missing something?



  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    Same problem as all the others. Only 8 months old and has lost it suction and it over heats and shuts off.

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Under the red flap in the water resevoir, there is a small screen. Pop that screen out and clean it. It is probably blocked with hair. I took my entire machine apart trying to fix this problem and I finally saw that screen. I cleaned it out and my machine works like new now.

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That is normal for the vacume to shut off if the motor overheats you must keep teh dirt cup clean and empty and all the filters clean, when you empty the dirt cup if you have a lot of pet hair take the hose off and make sure that it is clean as well, and do not try to pick up any of those cleaning wipes that will stop it up real quick

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