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Dirt/Collection Tank Bissell Little Green

Are you supposed to be able to take apart the dirt collection tank to clean the parts inside? I only seem to be able to remove that small black stopper. I have run water through the tank under kitchen sink tap but there is still all sorts of dirt that is not leaving the tank.

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  • neener179 Oct 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. Im thinking of buying a different cleaner... one that can be taken apart. The little green cleans but all the dirt is left there and it cant be taken out

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I had the same problem, so I took out the black stopper, and soaked the whole thing in bleach water for about an hour, then I took a hand full of " aquarium " rocks and put them inside the tank, and shook them inside using a bit of the same water and then got rid of the rocks,( the rocks worked as an scrubber ) .... it worked pretty good

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    Shelby Munnoch Feb 13, 2015

    THANK YOU! I have tried to figure out how to clean this for over a year. I didn't have rocks, so I used rice. It worked pretty good and I could dump it down my garbage disposal.

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No it doesn't come apart. you may want to soak after each use with hot tap water. sorry:(

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