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I cleaned my vacuum cleaner washed out the filters all parts were dried completely - put back together - heap filter on front keeps blowing out

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The filter is likely clogged and needs replaced.

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How should I clean the ribbed filter? Can I rinse it under a tap?


If it is a heap filter just replace it. If it is a foam type clean it an let it dry. Then put back in unit. Heap filters are like a paper with a wax on them an are very stiff. Just get a new one they last for years.

Jan 27, 2016 | Vacuums

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Fed up having to buy new filters for your vacuum?


Over the years I've lost count of how many companies stop selling replacement filters for their long deceased production vacuum models or that filter replacements are becoming increasingly difficult to source. There are usually universal "microfilter" replacements which are easy enough to find and cut to size, but if you can't be bothered to do that, there are ways around to renew your existing filter even if the manufacturer or the user manual states that the filter cannot be washed.

You see, any filter can actually be washed - if it is a single cloth filter - as opposed to a micro pleated section of many layers sewn together. If you have such a filter, a single cloth filter which the user manual says cannot be washed, this is a blatant lie. Remove the motor filter as normal (usually found at the bottom where the paper bag goes) if it is embedded with dirt and wash under a hot tap of water with either household washing up liquid or soap. Once the filter has been completely cleaned, place the filter into a pillow case and chuck into an electric dryer on a low heat. Instead of waiting 24 hours normally for a filter to dry to room temperature, you'll cut your waiting time by a day simply by allowing the gentle heat from the electric dryer to circulate around the pillow case which holds your vacuum cleaner filter. Once the filter is completely dry to the touch and does not feel damp in any way, install back into the vacuum cleaner.

I have also done this with HEPA paper filters which apparently are not washable according to the manual, and to stop the plastic cartridges from bouncing off the walls of your electric clothing dryer/tumble dryer put an extra towel or cloth into the pillow case to minimise damage. What is then revealed is a new, dry and clean filter which can be used again instead of spending lots of money trying to source a new one.

At the same time, if your vacuum cleaner has a soft bag, take it off and put it into the washing machine to give it a clean lease of life - but you won't need to put it into a pillow case to dry in the electric dryer - simply chuck the bag in to ensure it gets dried properly before putting it back onto your vacuum cleaner.

on Nov 16, 2007 | Sebo Automatic X1 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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How do I clean vacuum cleaner filters?


Don't now if you now wher they aer one is at the top off the dust bin and the other is in the ball remove them and use warm warter in a blow add a bit of washing powder and put the filters in to soke for 10 mis take them out and take them out side and hit them on something hard not to hard to bracke them you should see bits come out you repeat this if you whish to then rise them out and lave some warm to dry do not use befor they are fully dry or it will pop it back out hope this helps

Apr 01, 2015 | Dyson Ball DC24 Bagless Upright Vacuum

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How to empty it


1. Push down on carry handle and
pull dirt container away from unit.

2. Once it is pulled back lift it out.

3. Hold dirt container over trash can and push down on bottom
release lever to release debris.

4. Close bottom cover on the dirt
cup until it snaps shut.

While you have the dirt container out you can also clean the Lifetime HEPA filter. It is on the top of the dirt container.

1. Twist lid to the left to remove lid and filter from
container

2. Remove foam filter from dirt container and dump out
any loose dirt. Wash the foam filter.

3. Remove the HEPA filter by Twist filter handle to the left and
pull out of lid. Wash the Heap filter.

4. Once the filters are thoroughly dry (I recommend set out for 24 hours) then installer filters in lid and thread back on top of the dirt canister.

Before replacing the dirt canister you can also clean the exhaust filter install below the dirt canister on the top vacuum cleaner head.

1. Loosen the exhaust grille by pressing the locking tab, and
remove it.

2. Remove and shake out the exhaust filter and wash it.
Note: Scented filter are not washable.

3. Once the filters are thoroughly dry relace it and snap the
exhaust grill into place.

Replace the dirt container
NOTE: Dirt container will not
align on base if filter is not
aligned properly.






May 15, 2014 | VAX Appliances Vacuums

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How do I change the belt on my bissell 6594c vacuum?


If yours looks like this one: http://www.bissell.com/ProductDetail.aspx?id=9778
lay the vacuum upside down, remove the screws that hold the plate over the brush roll, or some models just have tabs. Remove the plate and then take the brush roll out of the body. Place the new belt on the metal motor shaft and loop the brush roll pulley thru. Pull forward and place the roller into the housing, turn by hand a few rotations to make sure the belt is tracking straight. Replace the bottom plate and secure with either screws or click tabs in place. Flip vacuum over and it's ready for use. Make sure to keep your filters as clean as possible otherwise you will lose suction. You can wash any foam filters in the sink, but let them completely dry before re installing them; do not wash pleated heap filters, see owners manual for care and replacement.

Nov 03, 2013 | Vacuums

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My dyson d14 animal keeps cutting in and out. When it's on, the hole above where the filter is, keeps making a loud suction noise and it won't clean up hair and dirt.


Vacuum Cleaners require AIr-Flow. Your machine is not getting any air-flow. The noise you hear is a valve opening up to prevent your machine from overheating and burning out the motor.
You probably have an obstruction somewhere in the machine. Dysons are kind of known for that in the vacuum cleaner world.
Check all air channels and clean them out. If that fixes the problem you still might have issues that caused it to clog up.

I posted the part second because it takes 24 hours to complete it.
Be sure you wash your Washable Pre-filter. It needs to dry for 24 hours. Never put it back in the machine wet.

Once it is completely dry reinstall the pre-filter and your machine should be back to normal operating functions.

Let me know f this helps.

Dec 31, 2012 | Dyson DC14 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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How do I clean filter on black&decker DustBuster pivot 18v


(The below worked with my 9.6v version - I assume the others in the pivot range will be similar).
If you open the lid (where the dust collects) you can twist the inner plastic filter about 30 degrees to unlock it. Then, with a bit of "fiddling" with the fold out part (press the unlock button and rotate the suction part as if you were going to use the unit) then, the plastic internal part and the whole suction bit will come off the motor part. Do this slowly as the inner filter will be full of dust and muck. You can then take the filter out, tap it clean in the bin and then wash and dry it with washing up liquid (gently) and allow to fully dry before putting it all back together again.

Nov 28, 2012 | Black & Decker 15.6 Volt DustBuster Vacuum

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There is no suction to our Dyson animal (purple-approx 8 yrs old)


Hello bnsbryan :

1: Check that the Dyson's brushbar knob is turned to the "Carpets" setting for vacuuming non-delicate and raised pile carpet. Vacuuming carpet on the "Bare floor" setting usually leaves a telltale single wheel mark on the pile, and pickup is severely limited.


2:Locate the removable filter on the side of the vacuum. It will be marked with a raised circular representation.

3:Press down on the release button with your thumb as you lift filter housing up and out

4:Examine the filter for debris. Wash the blue foam and yellow framed filter in cold water. (See Tips section.) Let dry for 12 hours. Do not wash the outer filter housing that snaps into the vacuum; simply wipe clean with a dry or slightly damp cloth. Replace the filter when completely dry.

5:Locate the airway inspection valve on the opposite side of the vacuum. Press the release button as you lift the valve up and away from the machine.

6:Remove any debris or clogs you find inside.

7:Use a soft cloth to clean up lighter debris and completely clear the airway valve.

8:Tip the Dyson vacuum over to find the U-bend at the back of the unit. Press the release button as you pull the U-bend down and away from the machine.

9:Inspect the U-bend and remove debris. Be sure to line up the release button as you snap the U-bend back into place.

10:Check all removable pieces to be sure they are attached properly and snapped correctly into place. The soleplate should be flush with the cleanerhead.

What you need for this :

  • Large slotted screwdriver
  • Scissors
  • Washcloth
  • Soft cleaning cloths
  • Household surface cleaner, safe for plastics
  • Crochet hook or similar long-handled tool

Warning :

Unplug the vacuum before doing any troubleshooting. Follow all manufacturer's instructions and warnings. The yellow encased filter and blue foam filter pad can be submerged and rinsed in cold water only. Do not use detergent. Do not wash or dry in dish or laundry machines. Do not dry in the oven or microwave.

PLEASE RATE !

Apr 22, 2010 | Dyson DC07 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic...

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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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Bissel Vaccum giving a foul odour


Hi - here are a few tips!
If the filters are washable they have to be dried completely before putting back into the machine, otherwise you're damaging your vacuum by putting in damp filters which won't do much but put back the stale smell into the home. Generally washing filters should be done with a little washing up liquid, washed out, rinsed, drip dry and dried over 24 hours to room temperature naturally (not on a radiator or heater).
Faster drying should employ the use of a low temperature tumble dryer with the filters placed in a pillow case with a towel added to prevent banging off the sides of the electric dryer when in operation.
Also, whilst the filters are drying take off the main hose of the Clearview and wash it out with washing powder with the hose laid in the bath. Alternatively put wet wipes or cleaning wet wipes down the hose with a stick to get out all matter of dirt - clearview hoses are the worst for stinking especially if you have pets. That should improve the general way of your vacuum and giving it a more neutral smell. Also when everything is dried out inclduing the hose, sprinkle some bicarbonate of soda around so that the vacuum picks it up and neutralises previous odours that the vacuum had from the beater bar/floor head.

Mar 28, 2009 | Bissell 3576 CleanView II Bagless Upright...

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