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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 price from Laurel, MD
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?
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.
The handle sprays, won't suck. The bottom sucks, but won't spray. What gives?
What do you mean by the handle spray's won't stuck? Like suctions?
Depending on your product you can easily search.
If the handle doesn't spray, the tension at the trigger may be off.
If the cleaner doesn't spray, there may be a clog somewhere.
Bissel's website gives a great tutorial with pictures here: https://www.bis cd0-c1b1cab3d083
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.
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.
My carpet cleaner isn't picking up the dirty water. What can I do?
Remove the dirty water tank and put it back while the unit is still on.
Before you try anything at all, call the support number:
Bissell Support: 1-800-237-7691
The times to call are:
Monday through Friday from 8 am to 10 pm
Saturday 9 am to 8 pm
Sunday 10 am to 7 pm
The times are Eastern Standard Time.
Also, please don't try to work on your machine while it is still plugged in as this is a safety issue.
some aspect of the hose mechanism is not sucking up fluids properly, possibly due to some leak or the vacuum mechanism not working, or else the tank is oversaturated, sort of like when a vacuum bag is too full
Did you get a resolve for your issue?
You don't say how old the machine is, but if it is newer, BEFORE you do it yourself, check to see if it is under warranty OR if there was a recall. If it is old and no recalls, you can look for video to repair it.
There are a number of Bissell videos on YouTube. The Bissell site has videos also for fixing things also like this one:
This one is not an exact match, but it may point you in the right direction. You may need to type in the model number in the search to find a video of the exact device!
Post back what you learned!
The brushes on my ProX cleaning will not turn. Is there a drive belt that can be replaced?
Instructions on replacing the drive belt are here www.hunker.com/
My Bissell carpet shampooer suddenly deposited half the tank of cleaning solution onto the carpet. I emptied the dirty water and cleaned the brushes, etc.
Here is a link to the Bissell support page: https://www.bis /faq-detail-page
I just used my Bissell and I plugged it in again and it won't start. The outlets are fine and so is the filter. Why won't it start? Please help.
The contact switch sounds like it's not making contact. It could also be a problem with the motor. Here are a few things to check.
My Bissell ProHeat 2X, 9400-4 07260c, does not spray onto the carpet, but water is going into the bottom tank like it sucked it up off the floor. However, the floor is dry. Any suggestions?
Bissell has an excellent troubleshooting guide. It is difficult to understand what part of the carpet cleaner isn't working properly.
There are several reasons why the machine won't spray on the floor, but the second tank fills up. Please go here and use the troubleshooting guide to help you determine what is wrong with the carpet cleaners.
When the shampooer is turned on, if the handle is moved, it turns off. Then if you move the handle up or down a little, it will come back on. It is very frustrating when I'm trying to shampoo my carpet!
Contact switch in the handle. Open handle and check the contact switch is attached properly
My Bissell carpet shampooer won't spray the cleaning solution.
By Sally B.
My Bissell carpet cleaning machine dumps the solution, therefore soaking my carpet. The solution runs through the machine.
My carpet shampooer will not spray water. I have a Bissell model #8920.
This morning my Bissell carpet cleaner started and worked for about a minute then it just shut off. It just stopped working. The heater light is not on. Is there a reset button? I borrowed this machine and feel responsible for it. I didn't abuse it in anyway. It is a refurbished machine from Olldie's. It was used three times on medium size rooms. What could be the problem? I feel horrible. This always seems to happen to me. Why couldn't it break when she using her machine? I used only Bissell cleaner in machine. Help!
By Misty from Hopewell Junction, NY
My Bissell Auto Shampooer, Model 1425-5 will not suck water up. It just stopped working.
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I have a Bissell Pro heat carpet shampooer. I have taken it completely apart to clean it and now it won't spray water out. It will suck water up, just won't spray it out. Any ideas as to why? I don't have it in the budget right now to buy a new one. Thanks so much.
By terri from Central CA Coast
Did some crud come loose and plug it? (11/26/2009)
I have the same shampooer and some bad news. We've both bought a bad brand. Every time I use mine I have to take it to the repairman. Plus I have tried and tried to get help from Bissell to no avail. I have bought 3 different Bissell products and have had nothing. but problems with every one, and no help at all from the company, even while still under warranty. I have a policy now; nothing with the Bissell name on it will ever come into my house ever again! (11/30/2009)
My Bissell carpet shampooer does not spray water and solution. Any ideas on what to do?
By Oneta Mutchler from Fort Worth, TX
Check spray nozzle, maybe try to run some vinegar water through it and see if that helps. (09/23/2009)
By PENNY K
The Bissell has a small pump that is trigger fired. This could be stuck since it is plastic, or if you run detergent through the machine, the alkaline buildup could cause it to stop working. Try WD40 on the trigger to see if that helps or try to get to the pump and see if there is a short or other problem. (09/23/2009)
I don't have a Bissel, but had a similar problem. The tank that holds the water and soap was not properly locked down. The spray/water was not coming out. I opened and properly shut the tank and it was fine. Good luck. (09/24/2009)