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Sudser not working right

Instead of foam the width of the tray like usual it is intermittent streak down center. Filters are clean. Belt is on. I don't know what 's wrong

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You may be missing the little foam cap that goes on the tank end of the hose from tray.It's about the size of a quarter,and gray in color.Should be able to pick that up from any vacuum shop,or directly from Kirby.Jus ask for the shampooer foam screen.

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It runs but not pick up dirt in cup


Hello! If the dirt is not entering into the dirt cup this could mean there is a clog in the vacuum or a filter that needs to be cleaned or replaced. Check that the brushes are still spinning. The vacuum has a brush-roll shut-off pedal on the right side of the cleaner if you are standing behind it. Below are simple instructions for checking your vacuum for clogs.

1. Remove the dirt cup. Twist off the dirt cup lid.
2. Remove the filter cartridge from dirt cup.
3. Separate the foam and cartridge filters. Wash foam filter under running. Allow 24 hours to air dry outside the vacuum.
4. Tap the excess dirt out of Hepa filter. Hepa filter may also be washed. Allow 24 hours to air dry.
5. Check the secondary filter by removing the filter cover from base. Rinse the foam filter under running water until it runs clear. Allow 24 hours to air dry.
6. The red baffle tube inside of the dirt cup is apart of the filtration of the vacuum and needs to be cleaned as well. Twist out the baffle tube by turning 1/4 turn clockwise. Remove any hair or debris wrapped around baffle tube. Baffle tube can be rinsed if needed. Allow to dry thoroughly.
7. Remove the hose from both ends. Use a broom stick to loosen and remove any clogs from the main hose.
8. Remove the bottom plate and the brushes as instructed in the owner's manual. Use a wooden spoon or something similar to gently break up and remove any clogs from the lower hose.
9. Inspect the belt for damages, if the belt is broken replace the belt with a Genuine Hoover belt part 562633001 Flat Belt Nano Upright

If the filters are too dirty they may need to be replaced. With regular maintenance the filters should be replaced about once a year. Follow the links below to order replacement filters for your UH20020.



Primary Filter
Exhaust Foam Filter

Hope this helps!

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Shampooer does not distribute foam


It usually means you have no filter or a defective filter in your shampooer hose,or your not using kirby shampoo.

Dec 09, 2011 | Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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My hose no longer works no suction buth the vacuume still works how do i fix I checked the hose checked the filters nothing works to get my hose so it has suction.


Check the following after unplugging the power cord from the outlet.
- Check for suction at the back of the unit, after removing the hose where it attaches to the back of the vacuum. If there is NO suction, the machine will need to be taken to a local Service Center for inspection.
If there IS suction at the back of the machine with the hose removed, please check the following:
Unplug the unit from the outlet.
- Check the Pre and Post-Motor filters for debris. Dirty filters can restrict airflow. The pre-motor foam filter is square and located in a pull out tray underneath the dirt cup. The foam filter may be hand washed in cold water with mild detergent. Reinstall the filter when it is completely dry. The post-motor HEPA Media filter is rectangular and located on the side of the machine. Note: The white HEPA Media Post-Motor Filter is not washable.
- Ensure the dirt cup is empty.
- Check the upper tank for build up or clogs.
- Twist the inner cyclone to the left and pull down
- Wipe the inside of the upper tank and separator plate with a
damp cloth moistened with water or mild cleaning detergent.
- Once the inner cyclone is dry, lock back into the machine by
pushing up and turning to the right.
- Put the dirt cup back in
- Check for good suction at the end of the upholstery hose. If there is good suction, make sure the hose is firmly connected to the lower hose on the back of the vacuum. If there is no suction at the end of the hose, check the hose for splits, cracks or clogs.
- Make sure the brush is rotating. If it is not, remove the access plate and examine the brush, and belt for damage. The access panel can be removed by lifting the 4 tabs located at the bottom of your machine. Lift tab 1 then 2-4 tabs to remove the access panel.

CLEARING CLOGS
- Detach the upper hose from the machine. Insert a broomstick into the hose to push any obstruction through to the opposite end.
- Remove the screw from the left side of the lower hose on the back of the unit, and straighten this section of hose by pulling it down or lay the unit out flat, and roll the unit on its side with the lower house towards the top side. Look through the hose for any obstructions. Push a broom stick through the lower hose to unclog.

Aug 12, 2010 | Bissell Upright Vacuum - The Pet Hair...

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Cleaning the filters


Hello,

There are 3 different filters on this particular model. Two of them are foam, and as washable, the 3rd is a HEPA filter that's located on the back and is not washable, but needs to be replaced once a year.

The most important filter, and the one that most people are not even aware of, is located directly underneath of the dirt cup. Directly under the dirt cup you'll see a black tray that says "pull". Pull this tray out, and you'll find a square shaped washable filter. Simply remove this filter and rinse it under water until it's clean. Make sure to let the filter completely air dry before reinstalling it in the vacuum and using the vacuum again.

The second foam filter is located directly above the dirt cup. Remove the dirt cup, and in the clear plastic housing that's directly above the dirt cup you'll find a circular colored plastic piece. Reach your hand up there, and unscrew this plastic part while pulling downward. You'll find a circular shaped filter that wraps around this plastic piece. This filter may also be washed the same way as the square shaped one, again just make sure that the filter is completely dry before using the vacuum again.

The HEPA filter is actually on the back of the vacuum in a grate that pull down to open it and remove it. This filter needs to be replaced only, and can not get wet.

The foam filters can be washed several times, but will sooner or later need to be replaced, as they will start to deteriorate after a few washings.

If you need to purchase these filters, here are direct links to all of the filters on your vacuum cleaner.

Square Shaped Pre-Motor Filter Bissell Part 203-1073


Circular Shaped Bissell Upper Tank Filter 2031085 Pre-filter Lift Off Series

Bissell Style 8 & 14 HEPA Media Post Motor Filter Part 3091



Here's a link to the parts diagram for your model also, this will help you locate the 3 filters.

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/vacuumcleanerbacgs/bissell-lift-off-revolution-parts-schematic.pdf

Also, here's the link to the owners manual for your model as well:
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/vacuumcleanerbacgs/bissell-lift-off-revolution-owners-manual.pdf

I hope this helps you,

Chris J.
GoVacuum

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My bissel vacume was not picking up the dirt on the carpet. So I found that the hose was clogged. I unclogged it but the vacume still is not picking up the dirt. I also changed the filters.


I found out that if you remove the front filter holder, tip vacuum back and look down inside. Sometimes there is hair caught back in there and you won't get suction. I had to use something long, knife, very long type tweezers, to pull all the hair out. Worked great after that. About half way through vacuuming I will stop and remove the foam rubber filter and clean it. Oh yea, you will have to use a flashlight to look down inside to see all the hair caught behind the foam rubber filter cup.

Dec 14, 2009 | Bissell 6594 PowerForce Bagless Upright...

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Kirby Shampoo system not dispensing foam


Few possible causes

1. Valve under the sponge (water tank) is clogged. Replacement HERE.
2. Tray is now lowered all the way down.
3. You use non-foamy solution.
4. Carpet is very dirty so foam gets broken up very fast

Hope this helps,
Rocky

Sep 05, 2009 | Kirby Ultimate G Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Bissell turbo revolution


you can wash that sponge filter by hand but you must let it dry compleatly before putting it back in the machine, I found a filter pack for the lift off vacume at walmart, make sure teh bottom filter is clean as well. the lift off vacume has 3 filters there is one filter in the tray under the dirt cup, one in the top cup, and the hepa filter in the back the 2 foam filters must be clean or you can have reduced suction, the lift off vacume I have I found thrown away because they never cleaned it outthe brush was dirty and full of strings the belt was worn, the hose under the vacume was full and stopped up the hose in the back was compleatly stopped up all filters were compleatly clogged, and the hepa filter was missing entirely. Not to insult you or anyone but i've found that a lot of people are jsut to lazy to clean their vacume out it fills up with dirt they throw it away and get a new one, i've gottten many like new vacumes for this reason, this bissell is working like brand new now. and I just replaced the belt and all filters in it saving me approx. 150.00 for a new one

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Converting to shampoer


Starting with the shampooer brushroll,slip the belt over the brushroll,and install the brushroll into the bottom of tray.Install the brushroll housing over the brushroll,and looking thru the opening in the back of housing,turn the belt lifter counterclockwise untill the hook inside picks up the belt.Raise the height adjuster on the machine to it's highest settind.Install the entire assembly to the front of machine,and lock it down.Turn the belt lifter knob clockwise until the belt drops onto shaft.The elbow end of hose snaps into center of tray.There is a small plastic screen(size of a quarter)that fits onto the opening at tank.Without this screen,you wont get foam,only wet solution.There is a foam pad that must be installed at the air inlet opening at tank.Without this,dirt will enter tank,clogging it.Install tank onto blower side of machine.Lower height adjuster all the way down.You should now be ready to go.

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Kirby Sentria


Your shampooer is not broken. (sorry Fanny)

You are missing a wee screen that fits on the hole where the little hose plugs into the tank. Check inside the hose end or down inside your shampooer box. Here's a link to my online Kirby shampooer instructions...

http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-CARPET-SHAMPOOER-INSTRUCTIONS-MANUAL-DIRECTIONS_W0QQugidZ10000000004594992

Hope I helped!
Marci

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Shampoo attachment


I also have found that using 1/3rd of the amount of cleaning solution works better than what is recommended. AND, put water in the tank and THEN add the solution - adding water last creates tons of bubbles! Good Luck!

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