My Bissell 37603 Upright Vacuum started smoking the other day while my wife was using it. I took the cannister off and noticed that the electrical plug between the detachable cannister and the power broom. The vaccum is only 2 years old, and although it is out of the express warranty, I am of the opinon this is due to manufactures defect and is also a health and safery issue. Anyone else have this problem. Please let me know. I haven't been able to reach a bissell rep about this yet but I am hopefule theyc can help.
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Re: Bissell 37603 Upright Vacuum smoking
You need to call Bissell, have your model and serial number handy. They may refer you to as warranty service shop to take it to, but it will be replaced with a new one, and under warranty. Call customer service at (1-800) 237-7691
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Probably a hose clog. Check the hose on the back of the cannister. Most likely clogged where it attaches to allow debris into the cannister. If cannister is not filling up, that's a sure sign. To remove from top of back of cannister, just turn the ring on the end of the hose to release. Take it outside and push a long thin object through it to force out the clogged hair or debris. The motor is designed to shut off the vacuum cleaner for 30 minutes when this happens to avoid burning up your motor.
Was the exposed copper wiring on the electrical cord? If is then replace the cord. The main problem with this model is that Bissell obsoleted it as well as parts for it. But if all you need is a cord, you should be able to get one from a repair shop.