Question about Bissell 1200B Handheld Steam Vacuum
Green Machine running, not spraying water or sucking up water. Please e-mail me back email@example.com. Thanks, Pat & Jim Rogers.
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Just got mine to work today, same problem. Took it apart by takimg the back off.In the very bottom of the machine is a small pump motor about 1 1/2" diameter X 1 1/2" long. I slid this out and removed two screws holding a plastic strap around the motor to remove it. The motor was siezed so I spun the shaft free with pliers and reinstalled it. now it pumps water through the hose. When re-installing the motor to the pump be aware the shaft has a flat spot that must mate the plastic pump properly. Also you must first remove the large vaccum motor at the top. Total time under one hour. Hope this helps. Cat.22
Posted on Sep 29, 2007
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The pump motor solution worked on my Bissell 1400. I did not have to take the vacuum motor out. I also lubed the motor although it looked like it might have sealed bearings, figuring a little WD 40 couldn't hurt.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
We had the same problem. After dissassembling the whole machine we could not find a clog or any other obvious problem. The manual suggests priming the pump by putting the solution reservoir in and out a few times. This did not help much. What did work was to raise the unit up a few feet above the trigger while depressing the holding the spray trigger. (That is, use gravity to fill the tube.) After solution was flowing freely, we turned the machine on and it seems to spray fine again.
Hope this helps
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
SOURCE: I think the pump needs to be replaced in my Bissell little green machine. Some water/solution is being pushed through but not enough to spray only drip, if I hold the machine up high while using it (
I got my Little Green ProHeat when the product was first unveiled
several years ago. Shortly thereafter, the nozzle itself developed a
clog in the spray jet. Remove the nozzle from the end of the hose, and
with the machine running pull the trigger. If a great amount of
solution comes out of the supply hole, then your nozzle is clogged.
You can try clearing it with a very thin pin and then rinsing it out.
In about 6 months, my pump would no longer spray solution at all but I could hear the tiny pump still running inside the machine when I would pull the trigger. Remove the tanks, unplug the unit, and look carefully and you will see the few screws holding the unit together. Pull it apart carefully and don't use much force as some of it snaps together and you don't want to break those tabs. Once open, you can find the solution pump, a little fella. The drive shaft on the motor that spins the pump had rusted away completely! Design flaw. In lieu of getting it repaired, I simply started using a spray bottle for my solution application. Several years later and I'm ready to take the time to replace the pump - a very simple process. From the research I've done, the part number for the solution pump is:
Manufacturer's Part Number: 6035029
If you google search "Bissell 6035029 VacPartsWarehouse" without the quotes, you should find your part there for around $9.
Try this direct link to VacPartsWarehouse's website:
VacPartsWarehouse Bissell 1425-2 Little Green ProHeat
Click item #9. It's very simple to install. If you can wield a philips screwdriver, and pay attention to how you've disassembled the unit and then just reverse the steps, you can fix this yourself on the cheap.
Good luck! :)
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Under the plastic under the water tank (its a pain to pull apart to get to it) there is a solenoid that actuates the water between the floor and the tools. This is toast if its not spraying the floor, its simply not reacting to the signal to let it go through to the water side.
Seems to be a common problem with the Bissell Proheats. You can order a new one online for about $12 and try to get to it to replace it yourself (if you can open up the base its obvious which part it is if you just follow the hoses).
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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