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Vaccuum Won't Stay On

When I press the start button the vacuum used to stay on, however now I have to hold the start button down. Does anybody have a solution to this?

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  • llamprecht Mar 24, 2009

    Our Bissell Healthy Home Vacuum just started doing this: I can push the button and it turns on but if I take my finger off of it it turns off again. HELP!

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Two ways to go about this:

Easy Way
1) Go to Bissell.com and order the replacement handle for about $25 bucks. Follow installation instructions and viola! You're up and running again.

More Complicated (you're on your own)
2) I'm no expect by any measure. I just tinkered around and here is what I got.

  • Remove the handle (If you remember when you purchased the vacuum, you had to install the upper handle by connecting it midway and tightening it with a Philips screw).
  • I shouldn't have to say disconnect the power, but yeah, that's probably a good idea too.
  • Remove all screws in the handle. Keep note of which screws came from what area, mine were different sizes.
  • Split the casing open and remove the red plastic cover. You will find a small switch underneath
  • I just fiddled around with the small switch until it worked again; you can also go online and buy a new switch Click here for the switch only
  • Once you have the switch working, or purchased and installed a new one, put the handle back together and install again to the vacuum. You may want to test the switch before completely installing the handle. You can do this by connecting it without tightening the Philips screw in the middle.
Hope that helps a little. I know my wife was disappointed until I got ours up and running again.

Cheers


Posted on May 16, 2009

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