Question about Bissell 9200 Upright Vacuum
Water will not dispense form the cleaner. Everything else seems fine. I've only used it 4 times but haven't used it in the last year.
My Bissell also STOPPED SPRAYING WATER.
I've owned a Bissell 9200 for a few months. I've used it twice, the last time most likely being around August. I attempted to use it this past weekend and it wouldn't spray. I searched all the help sites I could find and thought the solution was a clog in the heater, which many said was located in the arm. After I took the arm apart, to my surprise, THE HEATER IS NOT LOCATED IN THE ARM OF THE 9200 MODEL.
It's still under warranty, however am not located near a service center so I took it upon myself to try to fix it.
I'm just a single female who ends up trying to fix a lot of stuff herself so, I don't speak "technical instructions". But, here's what I did in the event that it may help someone else.
I unscrewed all the screws that I could on the base. I removed the cover over the motor. Doing so revealed the hoses attached to the soap dispenser. Located closer to the rollers were more hoses. On the same side as the foot lever, above the wheel is the where the HEATER is located.
Being that I was looking for a clog, I unclamped one hose at a time; inserted a safty pin into what the hose was attached to and wiggled it; re-clamped hose afterwards.
The only slight confusion may be with the screws. There are only two sizes. I used finger nail polish to mark where the small ones went.
I reassembled it, turned it on, and it actually started spraying again!!!!!!!!
So that this "blockage" won't occur again, I will take advice I've read about cleaning Bissell's hoses out after using it.
See, taking the thing apart was really nerve racking! Especially not knowing if it would even work after I put it back together.
GOOD LUCK WITH FIXING YOUR CLOG!....you'll probably need to sooner or later.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
The water or soap line might be clogged, or something is broken. If it is just the upright part and not the handle, then its a solenoid, if its both then either the pump motor or the pump is not working.
Here is a list of parts.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
Ok, here is a simple glog clearing technique, no need to know where the clog is really. all yo need is a foot ball pump, and you know those little black ends you get with electric pumps? Like that black one.
Here is the fix. Since most clogs happen within the heater just disconect the pip that connects to the T - splitter (just before the spray heads) and disconect the small pipe connecting to the servo. Get a container and put the pipe from the T-splitter in there, get the pump with it's black end and push into pipe (not to far) and simple pump away until and water remaining get through so fast that this should clear the clog. If you are unsure get a mouth full of water and manually blow into the system and repeath the pumping. This cleared my clog in less than a minuite. funny thing is that there were at least three clogs within that small system.
Hope this helps someone ot there.
Posted on Nov 22, 2011
Test to see if water comes out of the upholstry hose if water comes out of this then the spray tips are clogged ,you can see the spray tips under the clear plastic cover at the front of the machine
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
Mine started spraying water again. I read the manual that someone posted (and I posted again below) and on page 19 of the PDF it says that the "pump may have lost prime" - whatever that means? But the solution it said was to turn it on and wait a minute before attempting to spray again. I know it was putting out water as I didn't fill up the cleaner bottle and put it on spray water only. To prevent problems with it the thing is supposed to be disassembled, cleaned thoroughly, let dry, and reassembled (see page 16). I doubt I'll be doing that so will probably run into a problem with something not working down the road.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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