Question about Bissell 3522 PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum

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The foot pedal to release the upright position has broken. If there was a spring, it is missing. The pedal is fine, but it will not stay upright.

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There is no release, the part is a plastic handle release lever, you can find those at www.hesco.com, the cost is approximately 2.29 each, I have replaced more than 20 of these on the commercial vacuums for my cleaning crew, the part is easily broken and easily replaced. I always have 6 or more on hand.
Turn the vacuum over, remove the bottom plate, with a flat head screw driver punch out the old part. turn the vacuum upright again after the broken part is removed. With the body laying back on a hard surface, carefully push in the new part. Unfortunately, these are plastic, too bad they cannot design a more sturdy part for this.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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Mail To: Headquarters, Bissell Homecare Inc
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