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How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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If you still have reduced or no spray it might mean the pump has lost its prime. To fix this, turn the power off and then back on. Wait for one minute, then depress the trigger.
Check to see if your clean water tank is empty. The clean water tank also may not be seated properly. If this is the case, turn OFF your machine and re-seat the tank until it clicks into place. Also try priming the system by holding the spray trigger down for 10-15 seconds.
Your machine might not be fully primed. To prime the spinwave hold the spray button for 10 to 15 seconds to make sure the solution has flowed to the spray tips. You may not be holding down the spray button long enough, be sure you hold the button down until you have sprayed enough solution.
Locate the brush reset button on the lower back right of the vacuum. Press the button to reset the brushroll To ensure the brush has been reset, plug the vacuum back into the electrical outlet.
You might not be using enough fresh cleaning solution when cleaning. Make sure to hold the trigger to leave an even finish on your floor. Streaking can also occur if you use too much water during passes.
Take out the hair wrap or large debris that was causing the machine to stop working. Check the ends of brush rolls and brush gear for hair or debris. Once the hair or debris is removed, put the Brush Roll back in and put the Brush Roll Window back on.
Take out the hair wrap or large debris that was causing the machine to stop working. Check the ends of brush rolls and brush gear for hair or debris. Once the hair or debris is removed, put the Brush Roll back in and put the Brush Roll Window back on.

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My bissell will not spray out water or soap. I checked the belt and it is not broken. bissell is only 6 months old and i have only used it 3 times. can you help me
ANSWER : It could be the water pump blocked up or the jet with old sope,,,its best to flush them through with clean water before you put them away after use,,,

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No Water My Bissell rug shampooer does not eject water or saop whan I pull the saop trigger on the handle. I checked both filters and they are clean. Then, I removed the container that sucks up the water and pulled the saop trigger, water barely came out of the tubes. I tried to clean the rug in our family room and the rug was not wet when I finished, no water coming out to clean the rug. HELP HELP HELP!!! I live in Colorado is there a Bissell repair shop near Denver, HELP!!! Thanks Dominick ema
ANSWER : Does water squirt out of the hose nozzle, if it does, then check the heater inside the handle asm. Make sure that where the tubes hook up to it are not clogged. If water doesn’t squirt, check for the seal at the bottom of the tank, it needs to be on the tank, not in the hole, this is for the soap bottle also, there is a seal on the bottom of it as well. The flow indictor cap is leaking air or maybe is too tight. If you had the top cover off, make sure that the tubes are routed right so as not to get pinched when the cover is put back on, the smart mix knob should be in the water setting and that the piston is on the bottom of the smart mix knob. Pump is bad. Try running a mix of vinegar and water to see if that unclogs the lines. Is the top cover and the base tight together in the back, sometimes the top breaks loose and it will raise up and it can’t spray, just re-fasten it down.
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.Bissel’s Number is: 1-800-237-7691, they can tell you were to get service in your area.

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My Bissell Proheat Turbo puts out too much water and cleaner and won’t **** it back up like it should. Also when I use the attachments dirty water runs out the the hose when I am done. It’s used a lot, I shampoo all the carpets about 2 times a month and I shampoo the funiture 1 time a month. I bought it about 3 months ago.
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My Bissell Pro Heat Select 2X does not pull up the dirt from the carpet into the water. The water just slowly disappears. The first time I used it the water got really dirty. The very next time I used it it worked differently and the water just disappeared until it was all gone. I’ve only used it a couple times and I don’t see where it is working. Has anyone else had this problem?
ANSWER : Inside the plastic suction lid is a little red plastic filter that has to be cleaned out every time you use it because it sounds like your vaccum is not picking up all the hair and debri before you clean the carpet causing the water to be injected into the carpet and disappearing and not filling the tank with dirty water. Steve

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Hi my proheat bissell 7901 stopped pumping water to the floor, but it pumps water from the hand hose. I read the manual and followed how to check belt and the flat belt on right side of shampooer is fine and I turned on and it turns and so do the brushes at the bottom of the machine. I was reading online and I guess there’s two belts on this machine? where can I find the other belt to see if it needs replacing. I guess it’s a ribbed belt? that is the water pump belt?
ANSWER : Just taken ours apart with the same problem… found it was caused by the 2 halves of the main casing coming apart in the area where the upright pedal release is. I found this to be due to the upper casing having broken in 2 places – the bottom of the screw wells..This means that the water tank cannot exert sufficient pressure on the valve to release the water..Only solution is a new top cover assembly

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I have a bissell quickwash 1950-e. I bought it Jan. 2006, and have only used it 8-10 times, I live in a very hard water area, so I though if I put some vinegar in with the cleaning solution it would get rid of any hard water deposits, unfortunatly the solution went lumpy in the tank and stoped spraying out water, I have opened it, hose clean, sprayer not blocked, x at bottom of water container when depresed water trickles out, component that opens the x when water container placed, also ran wate
ANSWER : Hard to say what is causing your problem, replacing the cap and insert on the water tank may help, part #2041111, even tho it may trickle out water when depressed, they can still be bad. The other thing would be the rod not relesing the water like it should. The big draw back to this model is Bissell has obsoleted all of its parts and most are no longer available. Might be wiser to buy new.

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Windtunnel belt I have a new Hoover Windtunnel canister. The belt keeps coming off. It happened a couple weeks ago (several times after putting the belt back on) so I assumed I might need a new belt as it might have dried out at the store. I ordered new belts and today I used it for about an hour and the belt came off again, twice. There doesn’t seem to be anything to hold the belt on the stem as it seems to slip off. I have tried it centered, to the left and to the right….can you help. I am v
ANSWER : I’ve successfully used a compatible belt – Royal 104425001 .It’s still new, but for the time being at least – it works.

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No manual Hi there my bissell will not **** up the water its been some time ago that I used it and it has not been used more than 2or 3 times can any one help me with this. I have also miss placed my manual and instruction this does not help me either .So if any one can help Id be a happy woman with clean floors thanx Vickie
ANSWER : Link to the manual download – http://www.bissell.com/Product_Search.aspx?Criteria=1699
.CHeck to see if the front of the unit is clogged with hair (espically if you have a dog or cat) also check on the fill tank if the red filter is clogged. An easy test to make sure you unit is working is to turn it on with out the fill tank in it. CHeck for suction on the right side (if you are standing behind the unit) IF not you either have blockage somewhere or the pump is not working.

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