Putting together and using your Adapt Ion Pet 2-in-1 cordless vacuum is easy. We’ll show you all the steps in this article. Start by inserting the foot into the body of the vacuum. Plug the charging adapter into the port on the back of the vacuum. Plug the other end of the charger into an outlet. While it’s charging, your vacuum will display a blinking red light.

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When it’s fully charged, it will illuminate solid green for 10 minutes. After that, it will blink. Your vacuum needs to charge for eight hours before it’s ready for use. To start cleaning, switch the power button to on. The button directly underneath lets you turn the motorized brush roll on and off.

The BISSELL Adapt Ion Pet 2 in 1 Cordless Stick Vacuum 2286A has a two-way folding handle that adapts to your cleaning needs and make story easy. The trigger to fold your vacuum is under the handle. It also has a removable hand vacuum. To use, just push the button on the top of the hand vacuum handle and gently pull it away from the machine. Press the power button on the hand vacuum to begin cleaning.

The hand vacuum is compatible with specially designed pet tools as well. The upholstery and crevice tools fit right on the nozzle of the hand vacuum. The upholstery tool has a felt strip that catches pet hair while you’re vacuuming upholstery. The crevice tool is perfect for narrow spaces, like between couch cushions. Now that you’re familiarized with your machine, it’s time to get cleaning.


How to Maintain the Brush Roll

If you experience an issue with your brush roll, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take. We’ll go over them for you in this article. Your brush hole has an on/off button right under the power button giving you control of the brush roll.

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The brush roll will automatically turn on when your Adapt Ion is turned on in the stick vacuum mode. However, the brush roll will automatically shut off if there’s too much debris on it. A solid red light will alert you of the problem.

To take care of this, turn off your Adapt Ion. Then, press the vacuum foot release button to remove it from the vacuum. Turn the foot over to find the brush roll cover tab. Use a coin to unlock the brush roll. Then, lift the tab out. Pull the brush roll out of the window area. Clear debris from the brush ends, around the brush roll, and where it connects to the foot.

Put the clean brush roll back into the foot. Insert the bottom end of the cover tab first then use the coin to lock into place. Replace the vacuum body into the foot. Your brush roll is now cleaned and ready to roll again.

How to Clean the Dirt Tank and Filters

After frequent use, your Adapt Ion Pet 2-in-1 vacuum will need its dirt tank and filters cleaned. After this article, you’ll know how to do both. First, make sure that vacuum is off. Then, press the release button on the handle to remove the hand vacuum. Hold the hand vacuum vertically and press the release button on the front to release the dirt tank. Grab the filter tabs and pull up to remove the filter assembly. Empty the dirt tank into the trash.

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The filter assembly can be taken apart for cleaning. Grip the filter assembly and turn counterclockwise. Pull the two pieces apart to remove the filter from the filter screen. Tap them both against a trashcan to remove visible dirt. You’ll also want to check the premotor mesh filter attached to the handbag. Remove any debris you find attached. If desired, you can now wash the filters and filter screens by rinsing them with warm water. Ensure that you are done using your stick vacuum before washing as the filters will need time to dry.

Once it’s dry, you can put the filter assembly back together and into the dirt tank. Then, reattach the tank to the hand vac and the hand vac to the body. Cleaning your filters frequently is a good habit to get into as it will help keep your Adapt Ion operating at peak efficiency for years to come.

How to Fix Loss of Power or Suction

If you experience power or suction issues with your Adapt Ion Pet 2-in-1 vacuum, this article should help. First, make sure your stick vacuum is properly charged. If no lights are lit when attempting to charge, ensure the outlet is working properly by testing a different outlet in your home with a small device, such as a cell phone charger.

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If you have determined that the outlet is working properly, check that you are using the correct charger. The charger listed on the label on the back of the hand vacuum should match what is listed on the label of the charger. Once charged, try and use your Adapt Ion. If it turns off shortly after turning on and the LED light turn solid red, your brush may be bound. See the brush roll maintenance article for steps on how to troubleshoot the issue.

If your BISSELL Adapt Ion Pet 2 in 1 Cordless Stick Vacuum 2286A has power but doesn’t have suction, there could be a few reasons for the issue. First, the dirt tank and filters may need to be cleaned. You can read our cleaning the dirt tank and filters article for tips on how to do that. Also, check that the foot isn’t clogged. To check, remove the foot from the main body and check for any visible clogs. These steps should fix any suction or power issues you’re experiencing so you can get back to cleaning.

BISSELL Adapt Ion Pet 2 in 1 Cordless Stick Vacuum 2286A Review

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