FAQ Search

and/or go

How do I clear a clog in my PowerGlide® with Lift-Off® Technology?

  • Check the upper tank for build up or clogs.

Remove the secondary cyclone and check the suction inlet for a clog.


  • Upper hose…

Detach the hose from the machine. Push a broomstick into the hose to push any obstruction to the end of the hose where it can be removed.

Note: A coat hanger is not recommended to clear a clog, it may damage the hose.


  • Lower hose…

Remove the canister and then recline the unit. Turn the machine over so the bottom of the machine is facing the ceiling.  Remove the eight (8) screws with a Phillips head screwdriver and lift the brush cover off.

Lift the rotating floor brush to remove.  Clear any strings, hair, and other debris from the brush.  Check the air passage way for obstructions.  You can lift the lower hose out of the holder and check for obstructions by pulling it straight toward you and pushing broom stick through to clear any obstructions.  (See 3 pictures below)

Powerglide access plate

lower hose powerglide

Located on the white label above, usually on the back of the machine.

Sign up for BISSELL Emails!

Get expert advice, time-saving tips & special offers.

New Subscriber? Sign up and receive 10% off your next bissell.com purchase!

Sign Up

It looks like that is an improperly formatted email address. Please try again.

Thank You For Signing Up!

Check your inbox for expert advice, time-saving
tips & special offers.

Home to a Deeper Clean®

Exclusive Offer for Email Subscribers! learn more


get free shipping on any order over $30!Learn More »