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Bissell Vacuum Cleaner Won't Pick Up, no Suction

71Y7

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Vacuum cleaner won't pick up, no suction are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Vacuum cleaner won't pick up, no suction

Cause 1Air Filter

The air filter traps particles as the air travels through the vacuum cleaner. If the filter is clogged, the vacuum cleaner will not have proper suction. If your vacuum filter is clogged, refer to your owner’s manual for cleaning instructions.

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Air Filter for your BissellVacuum Cleaner
Air Filter - Part # 1609853 Mfg Part # 2031009

Bissell Filter Post (For Model #s: 35762, 35766, 3576M, 20Q9, 35741, 6585, 37604, 37601, 37605, 3545-2, 3537, 3537, 82H1, 22C1, 21K3, 82H1H, 21K31, 22C12, 71Y7, 6584, 20Q9, 3522, 3545, 3575, 6592, 8975, 8990, 35221, 35224, 35225, 35451, 35452, 35455, 35755, 35758, BSC9V03)

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Cause 2Vacuum Hose

Remove the hose from the vacuum cleaner, stretch out the hose so that it is straight, shine a bright flashlight into one end of the hose, and look through the opposite end of the hose. If the flashlight beam is not visible from the other end of the vacuum hose, this indicates that the vacuum hose is clogged or obstructed.

Parts
Vacuum Hose for your BissellVacuum Cleaner
Vacuum Hose - Part # 1617786 Mfg Part # 2031097
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Cause 3Vacuum Hose

Remove the hose from the vacuum cleaner, stretch out the hose so that it is straight, shine a bright flashlight into one end of the hose, and look through the opposite end of the hose. If the flashlight beam is not visible from the other end of the vacuum hose, this indicates that the vacuum hose is clogged or obstructed.

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Vacuum Hose for your BissellVacuum Cleaner
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Cause 4Vacuum Hose

Remove the hose from the vacuum cleaner, stretch out the hose so that it is straight, shine a bright flashlight into one end of the hose, and look through the opposite end of the hose. If the flashlight beam is not visible from the other end of the vacuum hose, this indicates that the vacuum hose is clogged or obstructed.

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Vacuum Hose for your BissellVacuum Cleaner
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Cause 5Vacuum Hose

Remove the hose from the vacuum cleaner, stretch out the hose so that it is straight, shine a bright flashlight into one end of the hose, and look through the opposite end of the hose. If the flashlight beam is not visible from the other end of the vacuum hose, this indicates that the vacuum hose is clogged or obstructed.

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Vacuum Hose for your BissellVacuum Cleaner
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Cause 6Vacuum Bag

The vacuum bag might be full. Clean or replace the bag as recommended by the manufacturer.

Parts
Vacuum Bag for your BissellVacuum Cleaner
Vacuum Bag - Part # 1609835 Mfg Part # 30861

Bags, Bissell Style 7 (3pk) (For Model #s: 3545-2, 3537, 46E5, 71Y7, 35221, 35224, BSC9V03)

Cause 7Vacuum Bag

The vacuum bag might be full. Clean or replace the bag as recommended by the manufacturer.

Parts
Vacuum Bag for your BissellVacuum Cleaner
Vacuum Bag - Part # 1609856 Mfg Part # 32120

Bissell Style 7 vacuum bags, 3 pack, for models: 3545-2, 3537, 46E5, 71Y7

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