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My Powerlifter® (1307 & 1309 models) Vacuum is tripping my circuit breakers. Why?

Answer:
  • First, check all the filters on the machine to make sure they are clean and no debris has built up which can make the motor overheat and thereby "trip" a breaker.
  • Is there any damage to the power cord? If so, please stop using the machine and take it to a BISSELL Authorized Service Center to have a Quality Technician inspect/repair your unit. Click here: http://www.bissell.com/support/product-support/service-centers/
  • Is the machine plugged into an extension cord? If so, remove the extension cord and try the machine in another outlet.
  • Check the amp limit of your circuit breakers. When using a 10 am machine, and the circuit breakers are 10 amps and already overloaded, the circuit my keep "tripping" if additional appliances are plugged into the same circuit. if nothing else is plugged into the circuit, there is a good chance it will not "trip."
  • According to the BISSELL Manager of Compliance, most home contain 15 - 20 amp circuit breakers. If you continue having problems with the machine and the amperage of your circuit breakers have the standard 15 - 20 am service rating, please take your machine to a BISSELL Authorized Service Center to have a Quality Technician inspect your machine. Click here: http://www.bissell.com/support/product-support/service-centers/
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