Having problems with your Bissell 1672 BIGgreen Wet/Dry Vacuum ?

Just bought from garage sale: Circuit tested with meter, and seems intact; however no power to vacuum unit when switched on. Pump unit works ok.

Answers :

You'll need to open up the top motor unit, check the switch for the suction and test the fan itself. My model 1672 ran for many years, but recently it started to smell burnt when the fan was on. When I opened it up, you could see the fan spitting out sparks. I suspect the brushes are gone.
\015\012Here are instructions for opening up the motor unit. Don't pry up on the very top disk, which is an air outlet. It will only break off and won't allow access to anything. If you do break it off, drill holes through the four posts and use stainless steel screws to re-attach the disk to the plastic posts it sits on.

Now, beneath the air outlet is the rest of the motor unit. The motor unit consists of three pieces. The bottom piece is the lid to the waste water receptacle. It is concave pointing down (lid shaped). The top piece is the domed lid for the motor unit. The middle piece is a flat plate between the other two pieces. The top of the flat plate (inside the unit) has mountings for the suction fan and the pump.

The flat plate is bolted to the bottom piece and the top piece (domed lid) is simply snapped down to the flat plate. If you take a flashlight and look inside the area where the AC cord is stored, you can see that the domed lid is a distinct piece from the flat plate. The model 1672 and 1680 (or 1680-3 if you wish) are nearly identilcal.

To access the internal parts in the motor unit, you cannot pry between bottom piece and the the flat plate because they are bolted together. But you can remove the top domed lid. To remove the domed lid, position the motor unit in front of you with the switches at 9 o-clock. Three snap-downs which attach the domed lid to the flat plate are at 1 o'clock, 2:30, and 7 o'clock. Wedge a flat bladed screwdriver or pocketknife between the edge of the domed lid and the flat plate at those locations and the lever the domed lid out and then up. The domed lid will separate from the bolted-together flat plate and bottom piece.

Wiring from the switches remain attached to to the electrical components. You will see that the AC cord has white, black, and green wires. The green ground wire connects to the fan ground at the 9 o'clock position. The white power connects to upper connector on the pump and also to the fan at the 7:30 position. Black feeds both switches on model 1672 and then a black wire runs from the correct switch to the bottom connector on the pump or to the connector on the fan at the 1:30 position.

If you need to replace the fan, shop around carefully. The pump, for example, can be found for $30 plus shipping2_bing.gif, but some will want to charge you $80.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Bissell 1672 BIGgreen Wet/Dry Vacuum

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Just bought from garage sale: Circuit tested with meter, and seems intact; however no power to vacuum unit when switched on. Pump unit works ok.

You'll need to open up the top motor unit, check the switch for the suction and test the fan itself. My model 1672 ran for many years, but recently it started to smell burnt when the fan was on. When I opened it up, you could see the fan spitting out ... Bissell 1672 BIGgreen Wet/Dry Vacuum

My lux 7000 has a new bag but when i start to use it with the power unit or without the unit shut's it self off i can reset the lites or the motor if you will by clicking the on off switch 4or 5 times and i'm ready to go again untill you start to work and off it goes you can repeat the switch thing as long as u want, it just won't let u vacuum ,it turn's it self off .I blew it all out but found nothing in it. if u don't try to vacuum it will run as long as u want to listen to it. Can you

Have you replace the afterfilter? It may also cause this if rather dirty. It's located under the tool caddy/air diffuser on the back half of the machine.\015\012Try this: Disconnect hose, turn on vacuum. Does it continue running? If so, pl ... Electrolux Lux 7000 Bagged Canister Vacuum

Our unit is 7024A Electrolux Oxygen 3 - it seems to work great but suddenly, the head or 'power brush' or whatever it is called - has died. I checked by removing the hose and plugging it directly into the body, but it is still dead. Without that motorized head working, the vacuum is useless. Is it worth replacing? The unit is only about 1 year old and has seen light use only. Very frustrating, since it was the most expensive unit in the store:(

... Electrolux EL7020A Oxygen 3 Ultra Canister Vacuum Cleaner Bagged Vacuum

I have a Kirby Dual Sanitronic '50' Vacuum Cleaner I bought in 1966. The motor does not start when I attach the belt lifter of the rug nozzle. When I remove the rug nozzle and detach the belt from the motor fan shaft the motor starts when I depress the nozzle switch and the power switch . Seems like the brushes in the motor are worn out. I do not have a manual for this unit. Can you assist me as to what newer unit is this compatible to and the problem I'm having at present??

... Kirby Vacuums

Shark s3325 stopped working while steaming; thinking the unit had ran out of water I allowed unit to cool before refilling, however unit over flowed with only 700ml water added. When I plugged unit back into outlet it would not turn on (red light was not on) but I hear a click upon plugging in unit, when turning unit power button on and when turning on the handle switch. Please advise how to resolve this problem.

... Euro-Pro S3325 Handheld Steam Vacuum

I have an Easy-Flo central vac unit. The handle on the electric hose has a switch on the handle. With the switch on ''O'' in the center, it's off. On the left, is the ''I'' position. The vacuum runs but the power brush doesn't. On the right is the ''II'' position. The switch won't flip that way. It feels stuck. It feels as if there is something underneath of it that won't let it push that direction. I have the switch out of the handle, but I can't seem to get the actual black casing around the

Switches are not usually designed to be dissembled.I would strongly suggest that you dont take the switch apart. you are better off getting a new one. then if you feel like it you can take the old switch apart and if it dosnt work you still hav ... Vacuums

Shark Steamer model S3325 will not power on; switch appears to be working but will not indicate on and will not heat tank. I can hear it try to start the heating element (secondary clicks) however, does not seem to work.

There's a thermal fuse inside. If it gets too hot, the fuse will blow and the thing won't turn on.\015\012\015\012It has a 216 C temp limit. You can find thermal fuses at radio shack for less than 5$. If you're adventurous enough, you can fi ... Euro-Pro S3325 Handheld Steam Vacuum

Hello, I have an electrolux tweanclean EL7055A vacuum canister, and can't switch it on anymore. The cleaning system is working well (so the power is ok) but the command which is not directly in the canister seems not working. What I can do to test if the problem is here ?

Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=636174\015\012Generic problem for all Vacuums\015\012Hello, I have an Electrolux (by 2 users)\015\012Po ... Vacuums

I have a hayden premier supervac central vac system, while working on the switch in for the beater bar, the actual unit has turned off, the green light is no longer lit, is there a fuse on it somewhere or a reset button, i have tried unplugging it and replugging it in, but can not seem to get it to power up now?

Should be a reset on the main unit near the top ... Vacuums

I had the vacuum cleaner question about the canister and the wand/powerhead... the Kenmore Progressive Vacuum canister model 116.25812 and the canister not powering off without unplugging the vacuum. The solution I received that they both run on their own switch so it is normal makes sense. However, is there a power switch on the canister anywhere? The only way for the canister to be turned off is by unplugging it. Any ideas? One would think there would be a switch. I am new to fixya and hope

Hi. On some models, one switch controls all of the power. Your issue, which is no working switch is almost certainly a blown triac on the circuit boar ... Vacuums

I have a Eureka Upright vacuum (4800 Series). When I try to start it by turning the switch on, it wont. For few days, I was able to get around this problem by repeatedly turning the switch on and off until it turned on but that does not work any more. Could it be something related to the switch it self or the power cable. My wife mentioned that one of my kids might have pulled the power cable too hard (at the back of the vacuum). Any help to solve this problem will be very much appreciated. Tha

... Eureka Smartvac 4870 Bagged Upright Vacuum

Attachment problem used a new unit w/attachment for 5 minutes...dispensed solution in a powerful triangular fashion. Then the fluid quit dispensing out of the attachment nozle amost like the pump quit working. Primed the unit several times w/ no success. checked for clogs. can't tell if the floor portion is "pumping' or just dribbling solution onto the floor with the trigger. can see no leaks at this point. unit worked for about 5 minutes on apholstery

Make sure everything is filled and secured tightly, if this a new unit it should be something simple ok, also check where machine folds down that the solution hose is not being pinched its right behind the dirty water tank ... Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub Upright Vacuum

Our Dyson DC28 won't turn on. I used the machine earlier on today emptied the unit and put it back on charge. 5 hours later have gone to use the unit again, however now seems to have no power to i

... Dyson DC28 Animal Bagless Upright Vacuum

Hoover Windtunnel On/Off switch will not turn Off...Switch seems to work O.K. when pressed directly but not with handle switch...It will turn on but not off..Cam seems to be intact on switch actuator..How does switch come out? Thanx

Take the handle off, then remove the tool holder, then you can get to the switch. Just has tabs on each side of switch, depress them and push it out. These switches will do this after awhile, replacing them is usually the way to correct the problem ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum

Power head attachment works great when plugged into the hose part of the vacuum. The problem is when I attach it to the tube for normal use there is no power. I have checked all the connections and switched the power switch on and off still no power from tube to power head. Is there anything else I can try? Model Callisto

Try having someone turn the machine on and off while you pull the cord in and out with the cord more angled towards the on/off switch. Sometimes these models have a break in the cord rewind and will not put the power through to the motor. ... Miele Vacuums

Vacuum dead I have oreck XLx2 bagged upright - the belt ,plug and cord have been replaced - has been working great - now went to plug it in and it does not work - the light goes on in the on/off switch so power is working but vacuum is dead - any suggestions

If the cord coming from the bottom up to the handle is loose, and is a plug, push it in. If that doesn't help. then could be a problem with the motor. One other thing to check is inside the handle, maybe a wire came loose. ... Oreck XL2200 Bagged Upright Vacuum

The unit does not start when I turn on the switch on the handle. The power nozzel runs, but the vacuum motor does not. The reset button is not popped, there is 110volts to the unit, and I tried flicking the switch inside the unit underneath the filter with no responce.

... Electrolux Centralux Vacuum

Unit has power from Plug to unit. Current flows all the way to switch and switch seems to be ok but unit will not turn on. Wife says it was cutting on and off when moving it around. Checked conntec

You either have a bad switch oir you have a short in the cord.plug it in and turn it on then move the cord around from top to bottom and see if it acts up..if not tap on the switch afew times and if it cuts out then the switch is bad.try to plug it i ... Vacuums

I have a miele S4210 vacuum. It has a SAB100 accu nova battery brush which will not work. After charging the battery, light comes on saying not charged and now the power head brush won't turn. I had problems with my first powerhead so I purchased another and it worked for a short time and now I have the same problem again. I have four batteries I use interchangeably but nothing seems to work. I spent a fortune on this vacuum and to tell you the truth I hate it! Contacted Miele after 1st year of

... Miele S300 Bagged Canister Vacuum

My DC500 works fine running on battery power, but the motor hesitates for a moment or two when the unit is switched on with ac power. After this it works fine. What might be wrong?

May be the carbon brushes are short or motor connectors have become bad connection by moisture and dirt by use temporay a wrong filter sometimes its a very light and simple motor johnson motor with hammer brushes \012 ... Dewalt Vacuums

Power nozzle of my S3670 does not work (vacuum itself does work), the headlight bulb in the nozzle is broken. This happened in the past several times - we would bring the vacuum to service center - I don't know what they did other than replacing the bulb. I decided to go to ACE and buy replacement bulb myself, replaced the one in the nozzle - this did not fix the problem. I don't see any fuzes or anything in the nozzle. However, the manuals says to "Use only HOOVER part no. 27317307, which is a

... Hoover S3670 Bagged Canister Vacuum

Dyson 28-animal- Power brush stopped working and power light and carpet level buttons all are blinking. Per the instructions vacuum needs reset by turning it off for 30 seconds. However after doing so it does not reset and work. Help!

... Dyson DC28 Animal Bagless Upright Vacuum

Hi! I'm interested in purchasing a G3 model ; however , the seller says that the machine was working perfectly and then when switching power on a while later , the machine was " dead " . Other than the brushes , power switch or lead , is there perhaps a fuse at all which could possibly have burned out ? Thanks .

Greetings from GoVacuum.com,Unfortunately there is no fuse on a Kirby Generation model. In my 10 years of repairing Kirby's as well as other vacuums, I will tell you that 9 times out of 10, when a Kirby Generation doesn't turn on, it's t ... Kirby Vacuums

Now that I just fixed my Lux Legacy canister vacuum, I need help on my other Electrolux Regency Series upright! The vacuum works fine but the rotating brush does not work and the brush motor does not turn on. Tried cleaning the brush and hitting hte reset button to no avail. This upright has a triple setting switch and I checked the each of the wires seem to be attached. Tried rotating the brush by hand and it would not budge. Was going to "encourage" the brush to turn with a set of articula

There are a couple rectangular holes on the bottom of the power nozzle, beside the wheels. These have tabs in them that need released with a standard screwdriver. \015\012 ... Vacuums

My 4 yr old Nilfisk vacuum cleaner has been working fine up until now. But suddenly, it has hardly any suction power and also, hot air seems to be coming out thru the vents on top and also thru the space that's normally used for blowing air OUT....the outlet with the retractable cover located close to the part where the power cable comes out of and retracts into. I've checked the filter and the hose and they are not clogged...I have also put in a new bag. Not keen to buy another vacuum cleaner u

Hi there SmartAlec from Nelsonvacuums.com.au here.It sounds like a blockage of some kind. The best way to find it is to set the machine up for normal vacuuming and remove o ... Vacuums
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.mictaservice.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 2.2648 seconds