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The handle release pedal on my Lift-Off® Vacuum isn't working. What can I do?

Answer:

If the handle release pedal is broken and you can’t recline the vacuum, you’ll need a new slider release part. You can order one by clicking here: http://canada.bissell.com/slider-release-2032103?productid=37604

Here’s how to replace the slider release. You’ll need to have someone hold the handle upright or you’ll have to lay the handle down while replacing the part.

1. Detach the canister and set it aside

Canister pod separated from vacuum

2. Remove the 3 screws from the pedal

Lift off vac pedal remove screws

3. Remove the cover-release and pedal

Lift off location of pedal release

4. Remove the slider-release and spring

(1) Slider-release (2) a) Grab the slider-release part and pull it to the right, b) Push the slider-release part to upward direction with a screw driver

5. Replace the slider-release with the clear replacement slider-release

Lift off vac slider replace

6. Assemble the slider release back into the unit. It may be easier to work with the non-spring end first; the spring will pop into place on the guide

(1) Guide rib for spring (2) Guide rib for slider-release

7. Assemble the cover release and lever release back into the vacuum & re-insert the 3 screws.

Put the canister back on and try the pedal a few times to check for any more problems. Still need help? Please call us at 1-800-263-2535, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., or Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. A representative will be ready and waiting to help you out!

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