Hoover Steamvac Dual V F7412-900-One Day old, Leaking!
Water is leaking from the bottom and coming out by the handle release button. It looks like the cleaner. I just bought this thing one day ago and used it in one room. Am I doing something wrong or is it just a faulty steamvac and I should return it to sears and get a new one?
Re: Hoover Steamvac Dual V F7412-900-One Day old,...
Maybe ...try this ...press the handle release button and lay the handle down to the floor, completely open the unit. There are two 3/4" grayish hoses easily visible at the base, that are parallel to each other. Make sure the hose on the right (if you are standing behind the handle & looking toward the front of the unit is firmly attached to it's little coresponding nozzle. The nozzle is mostly hidden and It's a bit hard to get a good grip on it if your fingers are big. It doesn't take much to knock it loose/apart.) This solved my leakage. Good luck!
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I brought a rapide ultra carpet washer today , cleaned half of my front room brilliant then stopped spraying water using the trigger on the handle, as the handle comes off for easy storage I took it off, and what\'s happing is when you pull the trigger to release water a piece of plastic pushes on another piece ov plastic to release water and it was not working only by me pushing my finger on the other piece of plastic in side the handle bit, so mines going back ,
Uh, may I encourage everyone to check the trigger under the handle...we went through taking the whole thing apart and it was just that the trigger was stuck in the open position, which poured the water out continually!
You'll have to find out where it's leaking! Its not real hard. I will help you!
1. Fill the clean water tank. Check that the valve on this tank doesn't let water through when not on the machine. If it does this the tank is the problem. 2. Take off the 4-6 phillips screws holding the hood on to the machine. They will be on each corner underneath. Be Gentle! Do not break any of the plastic parts. 3. Check where the clean water comes to a L valve. This valve is a very common problem. Place the water tank on the machine. DO NOT hold the handle down. Use paper towel to check for wet spots if you can't see where it is leaking. It should be fairly obvious. 4. If the water is coming from the "back" of the machine or the handle pry the cover off the inside of the handle revealing the hoses. The water release valves may be leaking. Be sure to check all hoses for cracks or breaks. Simply find the water.. and trace it back.
90% of the time it is the L valve which looks like this:
I believe we own the same model or one that operates like it. If so, then yours has a "bladder" for the clean water, it has to be almost full sometimes before it will release any. Check the nozzle on the bottom of the tank body and on the cleaner for anything that might clog it up. I think it will also release water only when you pull the cleaner toward you and hold the trigger down long enough as well...it does not release when moving forward. Also check the bottom of the cleaner and clean off anything stuck to it...it gets pretty dirty and that is where the water comes through.
Check these items:
(1) When the trigger is pulled, does the rubber pad behind the tank seal on the handle get pressed down? A rod in the upper handle presses this rubber valve to dispense water/soap.
(2) Are any hoses kinked closed at the bottom pivot point of the lower handle, where attached to base?
order the part from bissel see if that fixes sound like you know what wrong just need get part number from bissell. Could be some kinda pump also thats bad not pushing out the water. I got bissle heated one black it only problem the seals rot out the soap dispencer. if you want be cheeper on washing things you can water down dish soap ore laudry deterget on there unit and cost allot less 17 bucks for bottle soap water
This is a solution for the Bissell Pro Heat, although it may apply to other Bissell steam cleaners as well. This is for the problem of the cleaning solution continually spraying without stop.
I found a quick and simple solution to this problem.
This problem occurs because the valve that allows the solution to flow gets "sticky" and will not close. The valve is engaged by the trigger mechanism in the handle. Squeezing the trigger pushes downward on the valve's plunger, but the spring in the valve that is meant to push the plunger back up to the closed position is not capable of doing so.
Here's the solution:
This valve is white and resides about half way down the vertical handle portion of the cleaner. To get to it, unscrew the 2 black screws that hold the top part of the handle to the bottom part. These are the same screws that you used for assembling the cleaner when you first bought it. Pull the top portion of the handle up and it should slide out.
Now, looking down into the handle body of the remaining portion of the handle, you'll see the top of the white valve. If you push down on the top of the valve (like the trigger mechanism in the top part of the handle you just removed does) it may go down some, but it probably won't go back up by itself like it should.
I found that lubricating this plunger with dish soap was the trick. If you can't get enough access to the valve to do this, you can remove the seven phillips head screws in the lower portion of the handle and pry it apart. I did this. I even took the valve out and put soap around the plunger and into the valve itself. I worked it up and down until it had a quick and positive open/close action.
Reassemble and you should be good to go. You'll notice that the trigger now has a more positive feel to it. I hope this helps.
Will the water come out of the tank when you depress the valve at the bottom og the tank? The tank sits on a resevroir asm., is the seal on it, black and round. Inside the handle is a rod, so when you squeeze the trigger, it pushes onto the reservoir to release the water, check to be sure it is, if not then you have a problem inside the handle or a bad reservoir asm. is bad.
Will water squirt out the hose? If it does then the heater in the handle may be clogged and not allowing water to flow. The heater is in the handle. There are a number of things that can cause your problem. If no clogged heater and lines, and no water from the hose, then the pump or pump belt maybe bad, the cap for the flow indictor is leaking air and not sealing, the gasket at the bottom of the tank isn't on the tank, either missing or sitting in the hole in the base where the tank sits.
Here is a link you may find useful: http://bissell.com/images/Schematics/7901.pdf
You don't say where the water is leaking from i.e. the back or the front. It likely is coming from the back. There is a connection to the "seat" that the tank sits in. There is a small hose that delivers the solution from the tank to the pump in the machine and I have seen them break off at the valve under the handle. If this is the case, the valve will have to be replaced.