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My Symphony™ Vac & Steam, model 1132 series is leaking between the machine and filter. What do I check?

Answer: 1.  Check the filter to ensure it is pushed securely onto the unit.

2.  Check to see if there are any cracks in the filter/"dummy" filter on the sides or the top, and even the bottom as located in the photos below.  Check the whole filter and look at the plastic mold lines for any cracks.  Also, check the connector parts of the filter and be sure they are not broken off on either side.  Cracks/damage may be difficult to see, so be sure to inspect the filter in a well-lit area or room.  If there are cracks the filter will need to be replaced.

1132 filter for cracks

3.  Make sure the leak isn't actually coming from the bottom of the filter.

4.  Make sure the black rubber seal is around the knob of the filter and that it is not ripped or torn.

5.  If the machine continues to leak after checking these steps, please contact BISSELL Consumer Care at 1-800-237-7691 Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm all EST and a Representative will be happy to assist you.

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