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Bissell Vacuum Cleaner Won't Pick Up, no Suction

82H1

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.

Parts
Air Filter for your BissellVacuum Cleaner
Air Filter - Part # 1609871 Mfg Part # 2031192

Filter, Bissell Outer Circular Foam Style 9/10/12 (For Model #s: 3574, 35762, 35766, 20Q9, 6585, 6596, 65851, 82H1, 22C1, 21K3, 6584, 6583, 65842, 65841, 20Q9, 58F8,PowerForce Bagless and CleanView II, 3576, 6579, 6594, 35761, 35762, 37566, 3576C, 3576H, 3576U)

Cause 2Air 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.

Parts
Air Filter for your BissellVacuum Cleaner
Air Filter - Part # 1609873 Mfg Part # 32076

Post motor filter - For models: All CleanView Series, PowerGlide Platinum Series, 3574, 35762, 35766, 3545-2, 82H1, 22C1, 21K3, 20Q9, 58F8, 3545, 35451, 35455, 3576, 3591, 3595, 35956

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Cause 3Air 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.

Parts
Air Filter for your BissellVacuum Cleaner
Air Filter - Part # 1609875 Mfg Part # 2031215

Filter, Bissell Pre Motor (For Model #s: 3574, 35762, 35766, 20Q9, 6585, 6596, 65851, 82H1, 22C1, 21K3, 6584, 6583, 65842, 65841, 20Q9, 58F8, PowerForce Bagless and CleanView II, 3576, 6579, 6594, 35761, 3576C, 3576H, 3576U)

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Cause 4Air 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.

Parts
Air Filter for your BissellVacuum Cleaner
Air Filter - Part # 1612482 Mfg Part # 2031464

Filter, Bissell Pleated Circular (For Model #s: 82H1, 22C1, 21K3, 82H1H, 21K31, 22C12, 58F8)

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Cause 5Air 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
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Cause 6Vacuum 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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