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BISSELL User’s Guides can be downloaded at www.bissell.com
On the front page under Customer Service click on User’s Guides and enter the model number of your unit.
User Guide will be displayed as a PDF file.
The wiggle test is very popular and widely used. If you can gently wiggle the area that is in question and it can cause a change. Then yes, it is an electrical issue (loose wire or connection) but if not, and you have to be aggressive with the unit to get a change. Then it could be a bad motor.
Dust flying out of the sweeper indicates that their is a blockage in the pathway that the dirt normally travels to get into the dirt collection chamber. Turn the sweeper upside down and look for a blockage of some kind. Also, empty out the canister and look to see that the pathway into the canister is clear.
You put hot tap water (never boil water) into the clear bag through an opened hole in the canister. The dirty water will be correct outside of the bag. You remove the dirty water by open the valve at the bottom of the canister.
http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=539036 Generic problem for all Vacuums 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, 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.