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Re: can't remove black brush arm on bissell model #8910
The bar rides in sockets at either end of the bar. Look at it carefully,; it is probably not quite right. Ease it back out by wiggling it and try prying gently with a small screwdriver. Once out, look at the ends, and match them back up with the sockets.
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Belt dosent have to be broke it may be stretched. It needs around 30lbs of pressure to roll the brush on carpet.
If it dose not roll off carpet at all the brush bearing are locked up. You may be able to remove the roller and check theme. Most likely you wil need a new roller brush.
Belt worn or hair build up can clog it from spinning. I've seen this on other models. Just remove the hair slowly. If the Belt is worn you can replace that from Bissel or any store that sells their product.
Check to ensure that the pump belt and brush belt are
intact and installed according to the instructions provided in the
The pump belt is located under the belt access
door on the side of the machine. This belt should be looped around the
red pulley and the silver motor shaft.
To check the brush belt, please follow these directions:
Turn the machine OFF and unplug from the wall outlet.
Step on the handle release pedal to lay the handle down on the floor.
Remove the Tank-in-Tank and SmartMix Bottle and set them aside.
Turn the machine over to expose the brush.
Look for the red retainer plates, which hold the black brush arms in
place. Remove the two Phillips head screws to access the toothed brush
belt. Check to ensure the belt is intact and looped around the brush
end, as well as the red pulley with the ridges.
Remove any dirt or debris from the brush assembly. Inspect brush, brush arms, red brush arm retainers and red pulley for damage and replace parts if applicable.
Remove the belt cover, Turn the Bissell over, remove the brush asm. You can then change both belts. While you have the belts off, check the cogged gear on the pump, if it is stripped smooth, then you will have to replace the pump also. The gear comes with the pump and not separately.
Depending on which style you have, it may have a opening on the right side as you look at the front of the machine. If not you may need to remove the cover. If it does it says "belt access" and has two 1/8" (about) slots in the cover. with a small screw driver or something similar insert tool into slot and gently pry(if you are looking from the side) the left slot up and towards the right and the right slot up and to the left. It will slowly (or quickly depending on how hard you have to push) pop up and you can slide it off and see the pump. I think it is easier to just remove the 4 screws that hold the pump in place so you can replace both belts at the same time and not struggle with having to stretch the new belts. The last time I did this the Sprocket(small metal peice with teeth that turns the brushes) had broken off. I cleaned and dried everything and used 30 second epoxy to glue the sprocket back on and it works fine lasts a long time. Once you have removed the 4 screws holding the pump you can use a flashlight and screwdriver, knitting needle, pen etc. to hook the belt from the brush on to the pump shaft(sprocket) very easy. You may need to tilt and angle the pump a little to gt the belt over the lip on the sprocket. Like I did when I did this you will need to put the smooth belt on over the pump shaft first then put on the brush belt and screw the pump back into place (4 screws just snug because you can easily strip the plastic mounting holes) and put smooth belt on the electric motor shaft. you may need to stretch the belt a little because it has no gears it is just friction that turns the pump. Clean and dry everything this will make this repair last longer. If you will take a few minutes after each use to clean at least around the belt area they will last a long time. You can even put a belt conditioner on them for added life. Have a wonderful day!!!!!