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Handle unit came off

Hi. My unit was working fine. Then my wife started using it. She was going back and forth using the PowerDrive feature. Now, the entire handle slips off, and the unit is not working correctly at all. Any ideas

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Handle unit came off
Posted by Mcnarymoss on May 26, 2008
Hi. My unit was working fine. Then my wife started using it. She was going back and forth using the Power Drive feature. Now, the entire handle slips off, and the unit is not working correctly at all. Any ideas

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The Bissell 1698 Power Steamer ProHeat Upright has a – let’s call it a power drive rod that has come apart and is no longer working and needs to be re-connected. The best results of the power steamer is that the power steamer works better on the pull back, which means that you dispense the water, the brushes scrub the carpet and the vacuum picks up the water and it goes into the recovery tank – if you go forward use the trigger assm to dispense the water so I t get a chance to soak in but the best results are on the pull back. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

http://www.bissell.com/ Customer Service 1-800-237-7691
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Mail To: Headquarters, Bissell Homecare Inc
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Thanks, Don the Vac Man


Posted on May 28, 2008

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