Bissell Carpet Shampooer Isn't Working

The possible causes for the malfunction of your shampooer may be solved by a simple home fix rather than an expensive professional. This guide offers suggestions for troubleshooting a Bissell Carpet Shampooer.

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July 24, 2010 Flag
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I have a Bissell shampooer and it will not release the water, but it will suck up the water. What is the problem?

By Clarissa from Laurel, MD

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August 9, 20100 found this helpful
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I have had one of these for the last 4 years, and it has never worked properly, it has been to Service 2000 (repairers) a minimum of 6 times, and has never been fixed properly. It has, yet again stopped squirting water out, so before I threw it in the skip, I decided to have a go at repairing it myself, what I found was a kink in one of the water pipes, the pipe goes inside the main body of the machine, very close to where the heater is, it seems, that when the heater gets hot, it softens the rubber pipe, allowing it to bend over on itself, starving the pump of water. I have removed the heater as I believe it offers little in the way the machine operates, and have cut the kink out of the damaged pipe, joined it together with a connector removed from the heater, and re-routed the pipe to avoid any sharp bends, hey presto, it squirts water out!!! Now why couldn't Bissell have worked that one out?

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August 9, 20100 found this helpful
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Thanks Bob. After taking all the hoses off the heater and cleaning them, I still couldn't get a spray except from the tool attachment. I then checked the spray nozzles, as suggested. Both nozzles were clogged. Now it runs fine. Thanks again.

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July 30, 20100 found this helpful

Hi there, I am terri from the central coast,who had the same problem. I also posted asking for ideas.

I solved my problem by buying a Hoover!I absolutely love it. I will never buy a bissell again.

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July 30, 20100 found this helpful

My one is the opposite, it doesn't lift the water after shampooing. :-(

Have tried cleaning it etc. to no avail. Sorry, I can't help.

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June 13, 2015 Flag
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I have a brand new Bissell ProHeat Premiere 2x. I used it once and now the brushes are not moving. When you press the power button, the brushes turn for about 2 seconds and then stop. What could be causing this?

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    June 14, 20150 found this helpful
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    Since you just purchased the cleaner, you should contact the store or the manufacturer for help. There could be many problems but a new cleaner should work perfectly for you.

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    March 25, 2010 Flag
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    My Bissell Pro Heat carpet shampooer, will not suck up any water.

    By Jim from Energy, IL

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    March 29, 20100 found this helpful
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    See if the opening to where the water extracts into the dirty tank is clogged. This happened to me on a different model. I removed the extraction tank and wiped off the screen where the water filters into the tank that was clogged and it works fine now. Good luck!

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