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Check the release valve on bottom of clean water reservoir unscrew if needed, once again if your not sure run hot water in the solution tank through the system to help remove old soap residue and always run hot water through to prevent future problems after cleaning carpet and storing.steve
On my LGM, the motor that drives the soap pump had siezed. I disassembled down to the pump and separated the motor from the pump. With pliers, forced the motor shaft to turn and sprayed lubricant (lithium grease) onto motor's front and rear bearings. Heater box is a little tricky to remove. Remove 4 screws to remove top plate. Lift heater out and remove insulator. Remove two screws from inside box to remove heater box bottom.
Hi there SmartAlec from NelsonVacuums.com.au
here. I do a lot of work on the Vax range of
machines (very similar) and 90% of the time it is the filters and/or
the seals once they get a build up of shampoo on them they no longer
seal properly but once removed and rinsed thoroughly they work again.
Rinsing the machine through with clean water after a shampoo job will
help this not happen again. Hope this helps Happy Vacuuming! :)
Hi there SmartAlec from NelsonVacuums.com.au here. The trigger definately could be broken but before you take it to a repairer i would really thouroughly clean any little foam filters and rubber seals you can find. I do a lot of work on the Vax range of machines (very similar) and 90% of the time it is the filters and/or the seals once they get a build up of shampoo on them they no longer seal properly but once removed and rinsed thoroughly they work again. Rinsing the machine through with clean water after a shampoo job will help this not happen again. Hope this helps Happy Vacuuming! :)
There's a leak somewhere! This also happened to me. Take both tanks off and clean them thoroughly. The rubber seal on the bottom of the water receptacle tank has to be seated firmly and the tank locked down with the little arms (one on each side). Pet hair clogs this model and has to be removed after each use. Look for debris, etc that may be preventing the tank from sealing properly.
If I may! In most cases the heater is clogged. It might be clogged with soap that has harden over time. You need to take the handle apart. You will see a metal box(thats the heater) besides the wires there are two tubes connected to the heater. remove the tubes but label or watch which tube goes where. now turn the heater upside down. there are 6 screws on the side and 1 in the middle. remove them carefully. the 6 on the side have a small gaskets under them..you don't want to lose them. the 1 in the middle has no gasket, now the bottom plate of the heater can be taken off (there is a gasket with that plate ...be careful . you will now see the long channels inside the heater and need to clean it. the holes where the tubes where connected have to be clean also but carefully. the metal is soft.so it bends. now put it all back. hope this helps. if you want to keep this from happening.the best way is to run clear water after you are done.this will remove any soap in the machine which will harden after the machine drys out. hope I helped .
and to mr. reddevil6 I am learning lots from you. Thanks
First off, check the dirty water tank, check the round filter on the bottom of the lid to make sure there is a gap and pushed all of the way up, then make sure that the lid is locked onto the tank. Check the bottom of the tank, push in the plunge to make sure water comes out freely. There is a round seal where the water tank sits, make sure it is ok. There is a diapham that the tank sits on could be bad, or the tube running down the inside of the handle is crimped. Could have a bad pump. but they don't go bad very often.
I'm assuming the belts are OK.... Your heater is clogged. Unplug the machine and let it sit for 30 minutes. Take the handle apart, there will be a 4 inch by 8 inch metal box inside. This is the heater. Remember I said to let the machine sit for 30 minutes? If you didn't, the heater may be EXTREMELY hot!! Disconnect the two hoses going into it, and clean the metal pieces out (that the hoses connected to) with a needle or very small drill bit. You may want to remove the 6 or 8 screws holeding the heater together and remove the cover to clean it out. Reassemble and fill both tanks with VERY hot water ONLY and run the machine to rinse the entire system.
To prevent future reoccurences... use only Bissell extraction shampoos. Never put anything in the detergent tank except shampoo. (And only water in the water tank) Mixing chemicals with anything else turns the water/detergent mix to sludge. Also, when finished shampooing, put ONLY water in both tanks, and run the machine until one of the tanks run out of solution. Doing this rinses the hose lines out and prevents hardening of the solution in the heater ports.
I've fixed these machine for years. No dispensing is almost always the heater clogged.