Bissell 1699 ProHeat Clear View Upright Steam Vacuum\015 Steamer is not putting out any spray. I have checked the belts – they are fine. I have cleaned the fileters. The water tank seems to fit ok – although it doesn’t seem to snap in solidily..No water comes out of the sprayer . I have tried to clean all holes and everything seems OK . It sometimes doesn’t want to shampoo either. Is there anyway you can tell me whats wrong or what to do?\015

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The Power Switch controls power to the machine. The powered brush roll at the Floor nozzle is designed to enhance cleaning performance. The bristle pattern lifts out the deep down dirt while gently grooming carpet fibers.
How does carpet cleaning work? A BISSELL Carpet Cleaning machine forces a warm cleaning mixture deep into your carpet to blast out dirt and grime as built-in brushes help root out deeply embedded dirt. At the same time, powerful suction immediately pulls out the dirt and liquid.
Squeeze the cleaning trigger and hold it while pushing the PowerSteamer forward and pulling it back. Release the trigger and push the machine forward and back again over the same area. Repeat this process in overlapping sections over the carpet area to be cleaned.
Steamers work by heating up water until it becomes steam. The hot steam is then applied through a steam nozzle to a wrinkled fabric to eliminate wrinkles and creases. There are two main types of steamers: upright steamers and handheld steamers.
The ProHeat® Carpet Cleaner has a built-in heater to heat tap water up to 25 degrees hotter for optimum cleaning.
Bissell Proheat Deep Cleaner

It features a patented hot water heater that provides maximum steam cleaning effectiveness via continuously heated cleaning action. The unit`s 12 amp cleaning system is quite powerful, removing tough and ground in dirt and stains from carpeting, upholstery, and other fabrics.

Some BISSELL Carpet Cleaners also use HeatWave technology to keep the water hot throughout the cleaning process. HeatWave Technology means that the heat that is generated by the motor gets redirected to underneath the water tank.
BISSELL® carpet cleaners are ready when you need them. From upright carpet cleaners to portable carpet cleaners, BISSELL makes spot and stain removal a cinch.
BISSELL`s line of upright vacuums are designed to make quick work of whole rooms and larger areas. We offer multi-surface cleaning capabilities, pet vacuums, bagless and bagged vacuums, and Lift-Off® 2-in-1 options. So, there`s a machine in our family of vacuum cleaners that`s right for your family.
On the average, it will take approximately 2-4 hours for carpet and upholstery to dry after being carpet cleaned. To expedite the drying process, you will want to use a fan and increase your air circulation.
Although some carpet steamers and cleaners have a suction mechanism to remove the cleaning fluid and water from your carpet after cleaning the area, you should only use them for steaming or cleaning a carpet and never use them like a vacuum cleaner.
Steam cleaning kills germs, viruses, and molds.

When steam penetrates surface pores, it removes dirt, debris, bacteria, and other tiny elements with hot vapor molecules. These vapor molecules are so hot that they are able to kill even the strongest pathogens like E. Coli and Salmonella from your home`s surfaces.

Steaming is a healthy way to prepare food, according to Dudash. “While boiling involves submerging the vegetables completely underwater, therefore causing some nutrients—like vitamin C and B vitamins, as well as antioxidants—to leach out into the water, steaming helps retain more of these nutrients,” says Dudash.
If you have an elevated wire cooling rack, that can also be used in place of a proper steamer. Use it exactly how you would a steamer basket: add an inch of water to a pot with a tight fitting lid, place the wire cooling rack in the pan, and place the food on top of the rack.
BISSELL SpotClean ProHeat features HeatWave Technology® to maintain consistent water temperature while cleaning for heated cleaning, just add hot tap water!
Fill clean water tank with warm tap water. This machine uses HeatWave Technology™ which helps maintain consistent water temperature throughout the cleaning process by redirecting the heat of the motor to help maintain the temperature of the water.
A steam cleaner uses actual steam to clean various types of surfaces, and this steam can damage carpet fibers and remove the protection. A carpet cleaner is designed to force a mixture of hot water and cleaning solution into the carpet to clean deep down.
Some carpet steam cleaners use a combination of water and steam. These will be two tank machines, which collect water too. These are often better at stain removal than models which purely use steam. A carpet cleaner, on the other hand, uses water and carpet shampoo to remove a stain or general dirt.
Not really. Overall, carpets can stand to be vacuumed several times a week without sustaining damage. Leaving dirt in a carpet, however, actually breaks down underneath the carpet fibers.
Yes, you can clean a carpet with just water. Using water alone is an eco-friendly and cost-effective method that removes dirt and stains from carpet fibers. However, success depends on water temperature, agitation techniques, and proper drying. Consider professional help for stubborn stains or regular deep cleaning.
Prevents buildup of allergens and bacteria. Moist soiling of carpets can result in the buildup of several unhealthy contaminants. Enhances the appearance of any room. Clean, well-maintained carpets speak volumes about the overall cleanliness of a home or facility.
The BISSELL portable and handheld carpet washer are wet extraction models only. Please do not use as a dry vacuum. If you use as a dry vacuum, you may damage your deep cleaner and void your warranty.
It`s an effective way to clean carpets, and it`s also safe for most carpets. Hot water extraction is also great for sanitizing carpets, as the hot water kills germs and bacteria. So if you`re looking for a safe, effective way to clean your carpets, hot water extraction is the way.
Two of our top-rated vacuums, MultiClean Allergen Pet, and MultiClean Allergen Lift-Off® Pet, are engineered with HEPA technology and are a great option to trap dust and allergens while you clean.

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My Bissell 25A3 ProHeat wont spray water – Bissell 1698 PowerSteamer ProHeat Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum
ANSWER : I had two problems. No water was coming out of the main unit (it was working fine via the powerbrush) and the flow indicator wasn’t spinning. Because I’m out of warranty, I did two things (after trying all the options that were posted).
.1. Removed the top of the main unit. There are 4 screws on the top back lid. Once you remove those, lift the back up towards the front. The front is snapped under the bottom casing. It should come up with a little pressure, but don’t force it. With the top lid removed, I had to clean several of the rubber hosing by removing them and running under warm water. I actually used a long wooden skewer to scrape the grime in the tube. Make sure you do one tube at a time and replace in as it was before moving to the next one. While you are at it, make sure the 2 sprayers on the front are clean as well. They are either orange or yellow and rubber tubes also feed into the sprayers. After I finished, I replaced the lid. It it still wasn’t working, so I tried step 2.
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.2. Remove the hose assembly from the main handle. 2 screws and 2 bolds (don’t lose the nuts from the back). Once the hose assembly has been removed, then lift off the top part of the handle. Once the top is off you should be able to open the front lower part of the handle exposing the additional electrical and more rubber tubbing. In the middle is rectangular looking object. That is the water heater. If you just ran the vacuum, do NOT touch this as it will be hot. Wait for it to cool. check the connections of the rubber tubing and make sure they are clean. In my case the tube going in to the heater was all blocked up with cleaner solution. Once I cleaned that up an reassembled in reverse order, the unit worked fine.
.Hope that helps you.

I purchased my Bissel PowerSteamer Clearview a few years or so ago, and cannot find where I filed the manuals. If I find the actual seriel number on the Bissel PowerSteamer Clearview, Is there a way that I can purchase another manual? I really do not have any problem with my Bissel, but being I am 75 years of age and do not use it myself anymore, I want to give it to a daughter of mine (but I would like to have the manuals that go with it to give to her also).
ANSWER : No need my friend. Go here. All documentation is here…and….it’s free! Hope this helps : )

http://www.bissell.com/user-guides/?searchtext=1699%2520pro%2520heat&searchType=search&mode=228

1698 HAS NO SPRAY, APPEAR PUMP does not work – Bissell 1698 PowerSteamer ProHeat Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum
ANSWER : Does water squirt out of the hose, if it does your heater may be clogged, otherwise it could be the pump, is the round seal on the bottom of the tank on the valve, if not it needs to be. Is the back edge separating from the base, is so this will raise the tank and won’t spray.

Bissell carpet cleaner
ANSWER : The water sprayers on your Bissell are probably clogged. I had this problem this morning, myself, with my machine, about 15 months old. They get clogged up with mineral deposits. This is a *fairly* easy thing to fix yourself. Read all the way to the end before trying this fix.
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.Unplug the Bissell. Remove the water container pieces from the top of the base. You’ll probably reveal two red plastic pieces mounted in the Bissell’s base, about .75″ x .75″. These spray water on your brushes when you press the water-and-soap trigger at the top of the Bissell’s handle. These water sprayers tend to clog. See the metal spring running up the hose, behind each red water sprayer? As you squeeze the red plastic sides of one red water sprayer, use a screwdriver or other tool under the spring to wedge up the hose, to release the sprayer from its mount in the base. Stick a finger in the hole of the base of the Bissell where the sprayer was mounted and run it around the edges there including on the underside of the base to clean out any gunk you can find. Clean any gunk you can off the red water sprayer with an old toothbrush.
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.Now you need to remove the water sprayer from the hose. You need a pair of pliers. Use the pliers to squeeze the brass colored clip that is keeping the red water sprayed mounted to the end of the small hose there. Move the clip down the hose so it compresses the spring and is no longer on the red plastic water sprayer. Now you can twist and pull the red water sprayer out of the end of the hose. You’ll need a little hand strength to do this. Just be careful not to break the water sprayer by using a tool. They’re not particularly delicate, but breaking one would render your Bissell useless until it was replaced, so use a little care.
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.When you’ve removed a red water sprayer from the hose, put the outer end of the red water sprayer in your mouth and seal your lips around it, and try blowing through it. You can’t blow air through it, right? It’s clogged. Open up a paper clip and push it back-and-forth through the small hole in the end of the water sprayer back towards its middle. You’ll probably push out a line of white mineral deposits. Clean them off the water sprayer with the old toothbrush, and try blowing through the water sprayer again. If air passes through clearly, you’ve fixed it. Now you have to put it back together. Push the water sprayer back on the end of the hose. Use the pliers to reposition the brass clip on the end of the hose over the water sprayer. Push the red water sprayer back into position in the base of the Bissell.
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.Now do the same for the other red water sprayer.
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.I had a problem when I fixed this on mine this morning, because when I pulled one water sprayer off, the hose advanced up under the spring and I couldn’t reattach the red water sprayer, because it couldn’t reach the end of the hose. So try to use the brass clip or some other means (rubber band, tape, another clip) to keep the hose from crawling up inside the spring after you pull the red water sprayer off the hose. If the hose gets up under the spring anyway, despite your best efforts, I fixed this by removing the six screws on top of the Bissell base (the surface of which the water tank mounts on top of), and then pried it up. You can pull out the hose, reattach the red water sprayers to the hoses, position the hose *very carefully* inside the base (there are mounts under there they need to fit into, so you don’t break anything), push the red water sprayers through the mount holes and mount them, and then reattach the screws to the base.
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.There’s something else you may need to do that can help get the water flowing. This one’s easier. The Bissell uses pumps, which need to be primed. Sometimes an air pocket inside the machine keeps water from flowing. To prime the pumps, separate the two water tank pieces. Fill the base as usual and mount it on the Bissell without the top water tank piece. Plug the Bissell in and **turn it on**. (The Bissell must be running to do this.) Kneeling on the floor in front of the Bissell, reach up and press the soap and water release trigger at the top of the Bissell’s handle and hold it in as if you wanted water to go through. On top of the water tank is a plastic grommet hole about 1 inch in diameter, through which you pour water to fill the tank. Seal that hole with the flat of your hand. You’ll feel a bit of suction. Lift your hand up and down a few times. Release the trigger and repeat a few times. Now that you’ve cleaned out your water sprayers and primed the Bissell’s internal pumps, I’m hoping water will GUSH through your Bissell once again.
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.As you probably have learned the hard way, as I did, it’s VERY important to do a lot of cleaning of the Bissell after each use, more than the manual tells you to do. Clean the bottom of the unit. Empty all the water. Thoroughly rinse out both water container pieces. Unscrew the three clear plastic pieces, one in front, two on the sides, that surround the brushes, and rinse them thoroughly in water. Clean off the brushes and all the lint and gunk around and above the brushes. (A water spray bottle and toothbrush are helpful here.) Tip the machine and blow all the water out of the hole in the base. Release the red clip springs on the red water sprayers and blow on them. Doing this will slow the failure of the Bissell. It’s a great little machine for the money, but it does have a learning curve and need more pampering than a vacuum cleaner, doesn’t it??
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.Good luck!

Top tube connection on water pump for Bissell PowerSteamer 1698
ANSWER : It appears to be the tubeing for which you speak of.

Bissell 1698 Powersteamer no spray
ANSWER : A simple thing to check is make sure the round seal is on the bottom of the tank, it needs to be on the tank not sitting loose in then hole that the tank valve goes into. Could be a problem with the flow indictor cap leaking air. Is the top and the base tight together in the back, sometimes the plastic breaks loose and the top will rise enough that it raises the tank so water won’t flow. Your pump may be bad.

Bissell 1698 Powersteamer no spray
ANSWER : If it seems like the tank does not fit in securely, the round gasket that goes around the valve at the bottom of the tank may have come off and actually be in the hole in the bottom of the vacuum base. It looks like it belongs there but you can pull it out with some needle nosed pliers. After you remove it, put it around the valve on the bottom of the tank, then it will fit into the hole again and everything should seal correctly. Mine was not spraying and would not suction well. figured this out and now it works great again.

Bissell spray to floor not operating. Spray to upholstery fine.
ANSWER : Hi,

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