The way to Troubleshoot Bissell PowerForce Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

Bissell’s 2014 lineup of PowerForce bagless vacuums includes the PowerForce Helix Bagless 12B1, PowerForce Helix Turbo Bagless 68C71, and PowerForce Bagless Vacuum 6582, 6584 and 6594. While these upright vacs pack tons of diverse features — by “Easy Empty” dirt mugs to “Surround Suction” — Bissell recommends some simple troubleshooting steps that apply to all versions when your PowerForce plays dirty.

Start Simple

Vacuum problems frequently call for the most fundamental of options. In case your Bissell PowerForce does not power on at all when plugged in, check the fuse box for a blown fuse or tripped breaker. For vacs that sense sluggish, turn the knob near the foot of the unit to correct the PowerForce’s height. The lowest setting rides to bare floors while medium works best for short- and medium-pile carpets, and high suits plush carpets. Likewise remedy a sluggish vacuum by removing debris from the drive belt and brushes around the vacuum’s bottom, which you may get by removing the bottom cover with a screwdriver.

Clear Up Clogs

Clogs and dirty filters inhibit your PowerForce from optimum operation; if your vacuum does not seem to pick up dirt and it should, target these issues. Empty the dirt container and inspect the suction inlets for observable debris, which you are able to remove manually. To clean out the filters, remove the dirt container and then pull the filter out from its bottom. On some versions, you may have to grasp that the filter’s tabs and then bend to release it from the container. Independent of the outer foam filter, filter the inner circular filer, and wash them in a solution of warm water and mild detergent, thoroughly rinsing the filters before air-drying and reinstalling them. Remove and wash exactly the same way the pre-motor filter, located under the filter cup.

Assess Your Hoses

If you discover air leaks from the vac’s hose attachment or the attachment lacks suction, inspect the hose’s connection point on the rear of the unit. The PowerForce line features Bissell’s Twist ‘n Snap hose link, so make sure the hose aligns with the corresponding tabs and notches ahead of turning the hose’s collar clockwise to lock it in; so you will feel it snap into position when it’s properly attached. When cleaning, maintain the hose free of kinks and twists to support suction.

Reach Out to Bissell

Bissell recommends that either damaged or nonoperational PowerForce vacuums be brought into an authorized service centre. When normal troubleshooting does not do the trick, call Bissell or use the service centre locator in the business’s official website. As long as you register your new PowerForce in Bissell’s website upon purchase, the vacuum contains a one-year limited warranty.