Maintenance & Care
cleaning the pre-motor filters
1. Unplug the vacuum from electrical outlet
2. The pre-motor filters protect the motor from
dirt particles and are located underneath the
dirt tank. To access the filters, first remove the
dirt tank. Next, lift up on the tab attached to the
3. There are two pre-motor filters; one foam
filter on top and a thinner fiber filter directly
underneath it. if the filters appear dirty, remove
both filters. both pre-motor filters may be hand
washed in cold water with mild detergent.
Rinse well and air dry thoroughly before
replacing the filters.
notE: the thinner fiber filter should be placed
underneath the foam filter.
Replacing the post-motor filter
1. The post-motor filter assists in the filtration
process to return clean air to the room. The
post-motor filter is located on the front of the
vacuum underneath the filter cover. (instructions
for removing the filter cover listed above.)
2. if the post-motor filter appears dirty, remove
the filter and gently tap the filter on the edge
of a waste basket to clear any accumulated dust
notE: the post-motor filter is a pleated filter.
this filter is not washable and must be replaced
when it becomes dirty.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn power switch off
and disconnect polarized plug from electrical outlet before
performing maintenance or troubleshooting checks.
" Select models include a
Febreze™ pre-motor filter
in addition to the foam
pre-motor filter. Either filter
should be used along with
the fiber filter. This Febreze™
filter is compatible with
all BISSELL model series
2177 vacuums. For ordering
information, please refer to
the Replacement Parts
information on page 14.