Bissell SpotLifter 1716 Bagless Handheld Vacuum\015 I can’t empty the dirty water in the bottom of the machine. how can i do this?\015
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Turn the unit off by pressing the stop button. Unplug and wrap up the power cord. Lift off the dirty tank and empty it. Rinse the tank under running water, including the black valve inside the tank if your model has one.
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How do I empty the resevoir , I can empty the cold watet tank. We are moving so need to completely empty all water.
The water reservoir lifts out. There are two tabs on the side which lock it in place. You may have to pres on them to remove it. If you are wanting to completely empty the entire machine, I have found an instruction manual and have instructions for purging: Fill reservoir with clean water and replace on machine with lid on it. Raise and lower handle without K cup inserted. Wait for the red light next to “heating goes off.
The blue lights on the control center will begin flashing. Put a cup on the drip tray and press “Brew”
When finished, repeat brew procedure 2 or 3 times and inner tank should be empty.
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Good luck with your move,
.press the Quick Release tabs on the Clean/Solution Tank
.and slide the tank off of the unit.
.Grab the Dirty/Collection Tank and pull to remove.
.While at the sink, remove the Tank Cap by turning
.approximately 1/4 turn counterclockwise and lift
.out the cap.
.Empty the tank. Rinse the Dirty/Collection tank with
.Replace cap and turn approximately 1/4 turn clockwise,
.Slide the Dirty/Collection Tank into the unit. Replace the
.The tabs on the side is what locks the tank on, if they won’t release the tank, then you may have to take apart to get it off and replace the tank.
.Mine was the same lift up the bucket and look at the rubber washer / seal take it off turn it inside out and put it back on. .
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. The redball indicates that it is full, that is due to the high resistence its suction system is inducing, because it is empty and it still stays up, I would try to turn the power settings a little lower, or it is experiencing high pressure from operation. Also, if you could adjust the bristles, or losen around the air vents. This should do the trick.
The bottom piece should be empty when you use your machine. Make sure you rinse it our real good when you are finished.
I hope this helps.
.I believe what may have happened is that your vacuum cleaner belt has either broken, or been stretched so far that ithe brushes are no longer spinning fast enough.
.Here’s what you should do to diagnose this problem.
.1. Take the suction hose out of the back of the vacuum (assuming that your vacuum has on-board tools), and see if you have any suction coming from the hose. If you do, this indicates your belt is bad.
.2. If you don’t have suction coming from the hose, then it may be something as simple as replacing the filters, to a clog in the vacuum, or to your motor going bad.
.In my professional opinion though I would say from what you stated that the belt is mostly likely going to be your issue. If you can provide me the model number of your vacuum cleaner, I can walk you through step by step on ow to replace the belt.
.I have posted a short YouTube video on a vacuum belt change, this is not for all vacuums, but it will give you some idea of how to change a belt;
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