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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

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

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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.

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I then checked the spray nozzles, as suggested. Both nozzles were clogged. Now it runs fine. Thanks again.

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By 1 found this helpful
March 26, 2017

The handle sprays, won't suck. The bottom sucks, but won't spray. What gives?

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March 26, 20170 found this helpful

What do you mean by the handle spray's won't stuck? Like suctions?
Depending on your product you can easily search.

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March 27, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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Bissel's website gives a great tutorial with pictures here: https://www.bis  cd0-c1b1cab3d083

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By 0 found this helpful
June 13, 2015

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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By 0 found this helpful
January 24, 2018

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.

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thinking something may have been clogged up and started it again. After a few minutes the same thing happened. Any ideas of what the problem may be?

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February 22, 20180 found this helpful

Here is a link to the Bissell support page: https://www.bis  /faq-detail-page

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By 0 found this helpful
January 26, 2016

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.

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September 23, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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  1. Check the cleaner and make sure the brushes are free from all hair, thread or other object that can get wrapped around the rollers.
  2. If you just finished using the cleaner, check to see if the motor is extremely hot. This can have a safety switch so you don't burn up your cleaner. If it is hot, just wait about 30 minutes before trying to start it again.
  3. Check your contact switch if you are handy with tools. You can open the handle and make sure the switch is making contact.
  4. You can also check the switch with a volt meter to make sure your contact switch is working correctly or not.
  5. Visist this website and download some of the PDF files to help you further troubleshoot the problem with your cleaner. http://www.fixy  t_wet_dry_vacuum
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December 21, 2015

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?

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October 5, 20170 found this helpful

Bissell has an excellent troubleshooting guide. It is difficult to understand what part of the carpet cleaner isn't working properly.

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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.

https://www.bis  4d2-bc91ac3a48a8

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February 5, 20150 found this helpful

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!

By JE

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February 25, 20140 found this helpful

My Bissell carpet shampooer won't spray the cleaning solution.

By Sally B.

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February 5, 20140 found this helpful

My Bissell carpet cleaning machine dumps the solution, therefore soaking my carpet. The solution runs through the machine.

By Lisa

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November 14, 20130 found this helpful

My carpet shampooer will not spray water. I have a Bissell model #8920.

By Eddie

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October 3, 20130 found this helpful

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

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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

My Bissell Auto Shampooer, Model 1425-5 will not suck water up. It just stopped working.

By Cheryl

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July 24, 20100 found this helpful

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

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Bissell Carpet Shampooer Isn't Working

Did some crud come loose and plug it? (11/26/2009)

By Joan

Bissell Carpet Shampooer Isn't Working

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)

By Cricket

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November 26, 20090 found this helpful

My Bissell carpet shampooer does not spray water and solution. Any ideas on what to do?

By Oneta Mutchler from Fort Worth, TX

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Bissell Carpet Shampooer Isn't Working

Check spray nozzle, maybe try to run some vinegar water through it and see if that helps. (09/23/2009)

By PENNY K

Bissell Carpet Shampooer Isn't Working

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)

By BigFish1

Bissell Carpet Shampooer Isn't Working

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)

By Edith

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