Question about Vacuums

Open Question




Posted by on

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


1 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hepa vacuum filters for VCU40 VCD50 Hilti Hoovers

Any appliance store should carry them. If not, write to Hoover vacuum division and request the filter.

Nov 14, 2014 | Vacuums

4 Answers

A friend used my Bissell Proheat Clearview shampooer, and didn't wash out the shamppoo bottle nor turn the dial to water only after using. The flow assembly on the bottle was destroyed. I bought a new...


A similar concern has been addressed on this site. With your indulgence, pls click here.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Oct 12, 2008 | Bissell Vacuums

1 Answer

I bought a draper 500w hammer drill. instructions are not straight forward. I don't know how to get started with it. Do I have to plug it in first and how do I start drilling? C

Plug it in ... insert a drill ... tighten the chuck (the thing you put the drill into) ... pull the trigger ... drill the hole.

There should be a collar around the chuck that will select hammer or no hammer --- or there may be a pin to pull near the chuck. There may also ge a clutch on the collar. Play with it so to say, it will soon be self evident how it works.

The only time you will use the HAMMER setting is when you are drilling with a SPECIAL CARBIDE TIP drill into CONCRETE or other non wood - non metal - conctete or clay product (brick).

Jun 01, 2011 | Vacuums

2 Answers

We have a Bissell Pro-Heat 9200 2X Carpet Shampooer. When you start to shampoo the carpet it runs water for a minute and then quits and won't spray any more water.

I can not solve it, but have had the same problem with 3 of their shampooers. I am on my 3rd one. Have taken it back to be repaired and it still does not work. Thank God we bought the extended warrenty and they have replaced them. Now my newest one that I have only used 3 times is having the same problem.

Jan 30, 2011 | Bissell Vacuums

1 Answer

I recently took out a stand mixer that is probably over 50 years old. It belonged to my mother and I wanted to use it. It probably hasn't been used in at least 10 years. With some effort, I removed one...

If you used WD40, you should have the unit inverted so the WD40 runs down into the beater socket.Use a small piece of wood and place it against the bottom of the beater and tap lightly with a hammer while pressing the beater release button/lever, just enough to break any crusty seal that may have formed. If this does not loosen it enough to remove, using two pieces of wood about 1"x1"x12" put them around the stem of the beater, above the beater cage and tap with a hammer while pressing the release button/lever for the beaters.
This has me a bit intrigued. Please let me know how you make out. All the best.

Sep 17, 2010 | Vacuums

2 Answers

Floor tool wheel will not revolve on dyson dc08 origin vacuum - seems to be jammed. How do I disassemble the unit to fix the problem with the wheel. Everything seems to be clicked in. I do not want to...


The wheels on the floor tool get junked up with hair pretty quickly, at least they did for our Dyson. The metal peg that holds them in has grooved teeth to prevent it coming out easily, but it will come out if you get a claw hammer and give it a good yank. I've just done this for ours, and it was clogged up bad.

This claw hammer pic is indicative only, to actually get it off, I had a foot on the main assembly, and both hands on the handle of the hammer, the peg is stuck quite strongly.


When you get the wheel out, it will probably look like this. (this is actually a bit cleaner than it may be, as I'd already removed as much hair as humanly possible with a knife before disassembly) Once you have the wheel out, remove the peg (can just tap it out with a hammer, you may need a punch to get it all the way out. Not having a punch, I used the handle of a drill chuck, but a screwdriver would also work :) )


Give it a wipe clean, the wheel should then rotate freely on the peg. Then put the wheel back on, and drive the peg in. I've left about a millimetre of play in the wheel so as not to have it stick to the side, and hence not work again. Also, test it in both carpet and wood floor mode before putting away tools, I remember changing modes and finding that all of a sudden the wheels were sticking out an extra few millimetres.

Hope that helps

Oh, and never mind the first picture showing the entire head assembly removed, it doesn't have to be. I actually removed it all before realizing that the wheels would just come off with a hammer.

Sep 28, 2009 | Vacuums

2 Answers

Screw top not coming off

If you look under the black plastic cap (between the bottom lip of the cap and the yellow steamer body) you should see a circular hole in the pressure valve that the plastic cap is attached to. I used a flat blade screwdriver and a hammer to tap it anti-clockwise, the whole filler cap could then be removed.
Putting sone lubricant (plumbers lube or vaseline) stopped this happening again.
By the way, you just need to tighten the filler cap finger tight.
Hope this helps.

Apr 02, 2009 | Tristar SB Steam Buggy Vacuum

4 Answers


You can take it to the nearest Kirby dealer to get it buffed out for about $25. Most of us use buffing pads on a bench grinder. The polishing compound can be found at Lowes or Home depot in the tools area next to the buffing pads. Three compounds are usually used. First a cutter, then a cleaner, then a finish polishing compound. You can get by pretty good with just the last two. Make sure you clean the pads between the different compounds. You can do this by gently placing a flathead screwdriver in to the buffing pad to clean it. Wear safety glass and an old shirt.

Feb 24, 2008 | Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum

2 Answers

How to use the product

We had the same problem. My husband gave the cap a few judicious
blows with a hammer to loosen it because it had become encrusted
with mineral deposits. That allowed us to open it ... then we spent a
remarkable amount of time flushing minerals out of it.

From now on, I'll do the vinegar rinse bit (in the manual) after every use
(or at least frequently).

Jan 15, 2008 | Steam Fast SF-250 Mouse Vacuum

8 Answers

Won't release shampoo

If your floor cleaner doesn't spray, chances are the heater unit is clogged. It is easy to fix if you have a few simple tools and are mechanically inclined.

Steps to fix:

- The heater unit is located inside the body of the machine, behind the power/heater switches. Remove 6 screws and split the case open.
- The silver metal "box" inside is the heater unit. Take note of how the hoses and wires are connected. Better yet, take a digital photo for reference.
- Remove the wires and hoses.
- Take the box to a work bench, and unscrew the 6 or 7 screws that hold on the lid. Don't lose the red washers that are found on the inside of the box that keep water from leaking out of the screw holes
- You'll see a "maze" where the water runs around to get heated up. Clear this of all debris. The inlet and/or outlet ports may also be clogged. I used an appropriate sized drill bit mounted on an electric screwdriver to carefully "drill" out the clogs. Make sure all the debris has been removed. I used an electric screwdriver because my 18v DeWalt hammer drill would have been overkill :)
- Reassemble to box
- Rewire and plumb the box according to your notes or reference photo.
- Put the machine back together.

Doing this saved me a $85 repair and took 30 minutes. My machine now works perfectly.

Sep 04, 2006 | Bissell 1699 ProHeat Clear View Upright...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vacuums Logo

Related Topics:

692 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Vacuums Experts


Level 3 Expert

2572 Answers


Level 3 Expert

18258 Answers

Roger Potts

Level 3 Expert

694 Answers

Are you a Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides