Bissel home healthy vac. The brush only turns on for a split second and shuts off. Each time I put it in the upright position and start over, it does the same thing. I thought it may be the switch up on...
Here is some information about a second Auto Cut-Off Switch near the power switch:
About the only "gripe" I can come up with has to do with the automatic brush shut off mechanism that causes the brush to stop rotating when the unit is moved into an upright position. This one's a double edged sword though. On one hand, it's very nice, because when you move from vacuuming to dusting, the automatic shutoff ensures that you're not going to be roughing up the carpet in one place while the vacuum is stationary. On the flip side, it can be a negative in isolated situations when you're vacuuming in a narrow space, such as the landing on my stairs. In these tighter areas, your natural tendency is to pull the handle upright as you pull back towards the wall, which shuts off the brush mechanism. The unit doesn't have to be perfectly vertical to shut off the brush, it seems to engage at about the twenty degree point. Again, this is somewhat of a moot point, because there are obvious advantages to having this design incorporated into the vacuum. There is a separate brush shut off switch near the power switch, but how often would people forget to turn off the brush when dusting? I'm already training myself to keep the handle at lower level while vacuuming and not bringing it near the angle that engages the shutoff, so this "problem" will probably correct itself with time anyway.
It sounds like a cut-off switch is your problem. It has to be located hear the swivel head of the vacuum, I would think, in order to trigger it. Upon reading reviews, I got the impression that Bissel's customer support would be of little help, but you could try to contact them. Personally, since you sound like you're mechanically inclined, I would take it by a Vacuum Repair Shop and just ask them what they think. 9 time out of 10 they'll know pretty much what the problem is, and if you can get them to tell you where the cut-off switch is, you'll probably be able to fix it yourself. Otherwise, they may offer to fix it reasonably (we hope).
A lot of problems with switches involve dirt. If you can locate the switch, you might be able to just spray some electrical contact cleaner in it, and get it working again.
Hope this helps, and good luck. Thanks for using FixYa!
Aug 12, 2010 |
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