How to Clear a Clog - PowerForce Vacuum
Learn more about how to clear a clog with the PowerForce Vacuum in this step-by-step instructional video.
Low suction or poor pick-up may be due to a clog in the vacuum cleaner. If you notice a change in the sound of the motor or a reduction in the spinning action, check for clogs.
First, remove the Easy Empty dirt tank from the vacuum and discard all dirt and debris. Then, check the suction inlet for clogs.
If you are still experiencing a loss in suction, check your hose and intake areas for possible clogs. First, remove the hose wand from the base and check for clogs in the wand or base. Next, use a long, narrow object such as the crevice tool or a broomstick to clear away obstructions along the length of the hose. Do not use sharp objects such as clothes hangers, as these may puncture the hose.
You can clear the lower hose by removing the screw attaching the hose wand base to the vacuum. Straighten the hose and check for clogs. With the hose removed, check to make sure there are no clogs in the upper hose inlet area. Be sure to install the screw before vacuuming. With regular maintenance and genuine Bissell replacement parts, your Bissell PowerForce vacuum will continue to provide superior cleaning performance.