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Title: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: brett83 on November 25, 2015, 12:12:57 AM
Has anyone had any experience fixing these before?

I have one in for repair and I am absolutely baffled.  It came in as the owner suspected the mai motor was noisy and smelling of electrical burning.  I switched it on to test and it went 'bang' sparked out the side and popped the fuse in the plug.

I happened to have a scrap 9200 E which was faulty because it wasn't spraying water.  All the parts were the same, so I swapped the motor out, the 2 EMI filters and the PCB in the handle, which had definitely blown, because there was black soot inside the plastic handle near it.

Switched it on for a second time and it went bang again.   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Really confused now !!

Any help would be muchly appreciated.

Brett


Title: Re: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 25, 2015, 12:38:59 AM
Well for me I had a dodgy Dyson DC14 once (burnt out) and when I unplugged it I swear I got an electric shock from the plug even though it wasn't plugged in. I thought that this problem is guaranteed to be resolved if I swap ALL electrics. So a new motor, cable and switch (in a simple circuit of a Dyson) solved it beautifully.

So what other electrical parts are in the Bissell? It is probably the fault of that/those part(s)
Personally I am not really sure if it's worth repairing it because after all, it's a Bissell. But hey, nice project and was once the latest model!  ;)
Title: Re: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: beko1987 on November 25, 2015, 12:50:42 AM
I hear the word Bissell, and I run away....
Title: Re: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 25, 2015, 12:53:31 AM
Lol btw Bissell sell their vacuums at such low prices that when the vacuum breaks the consumer would just buy another one, for example the Bissell Easyvac was like 30 in Asda! A new filter costs like half price of the freaking vacuum lol
Title: Re: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: Tech12 on November 25, 2015, 08:49:08 AM
You don't mention replacing the cable, it's reasonably common for mains flexibles to go where they enter a machine. If the wires are touching, bang & the fuse blows.
Title: Re: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: beko1987 on November 25, 2015, 10:03:32 AM
I fixed a dc33 last night with just this issue!
Title: Re: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: Tech12 on November 25, 2015, 10:21:06 AM
Hey Sam: Yep, first thing I look at for that sort of problem.

How are the family doing ?
Title: Re: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: beko1987 on November 25, 2015, 10:28:15 AM
Not bad.  Currently standing outside evas nursery waiting for them to open...
Title: Re: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: Tech12 on November 25, 2015, 10:46:29 AM
Cool, glad everyone's OK  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: brett83 on November 27, 2015, 09:28:38 AM
It's actually a carpet cleaning machine.

Cable test out ok. I think it might be the brush bar motor but can't get it out the belt side is stuck on. Going to need a hack saw :-)
Title: Re: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: Parwaz7862 on November 27, 2015, 11:04:29 AM
Probs a hidden screw, had that with my Electrolux Z61A workzone
Title: Re: Bissell 9500 E
Post by: Tech12 on November 27, 2015, 11:59:59 AM
It doesn't really matter what machine it is, if it's fed with a flex & moveable in use. Testing the flex is simple, takes very little time & can save loads of aggravation.
If you've got the machine body open & you can get at the brush bar motor connections, disconnect the motor connections and try again.