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How to Change Bags in Bissell Powerforce

Bissell vacuum cleaners have sucked tons of dirt for over 100 years. A favorite with consumers because of their ease of use and affordable price tag, Bissell also makes it easy to replace parts on their machines when needed. One of the most common parts of the vacuum cleaner needing replacement is the dust bag. While some Bissell models are strictly bagless, a few such as the Powerforce may have bags to collect the dirt and debris. If you have this bagged model, do you know how to change bags in the Bissell Powerforce?

The Bag Change Indicator
Many bagged Bissell models have a bag change indicator light located on the front. The indicator monitors the airflow inside the bag. If airflow is decreased or even blocked, the indicator light will turn red, signaling the need to replace the dust bag. A bag full of dust and debris will set off the red indicator light as can a clog or blockage inside the bag, even if it is not at capacity.

Changing the Dust Bag
When you learn how to change bags in a Bissell Powerforce, you will discover there are several types of bags to choose from. The microfiltration dust bag cuts down on allergens released into the air, making this a great choice if you suffer from allergies or sinus troubles. There are also standard dust bags with a cheaper price tag than the microfiltration ones.

As a safety precaution, unplug the Bissell vacuum cleaner from the electrical outlet before attempting to remove the dust bag. Pull on the vacuum door containing the red indicator light, open it and set the removed door aside. You will see the dust bag housed within the vacuum, connected by a square cardboard collar on the bag to a connector tube on the machine. Pull the collar away from the connector tube and remove the dust bag from the vacuum.

Dispose of the full dust bag by placing it inside a plastic garbage bag and tying a knot on the end before throwing it away. These dust bags capture allergens, bugs, fleas and other critters living in the dirt and debris of your carpet.

The next step on how to change bags in a Bissell Powerforce requires a new dust bag. Tightly grasp the cardboard collar of the new dust bag and push it firmly onto the connector tube of the vacuum cleaner. The cardboard collar has a circle cutout for this purpose and will fit snugly against the connector tube. Tuck the dust bag into the opening of the vacuum cleaner before replacing the outer door.

Please note you can only replace the vacuum door by placing the tabs located at the bottom of the door into the indicated opening on the vacuum cleaner. To close the door press slightly at the top to snap it shut securely.

Plug in your Bissell machine and test it out. There will be more suction power when first replacing the dust bag. As the bag fills again with dirt and debris, suction will slowly decrease.


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