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Bissell Spotbot hose needs removed and cleaned

My spotbot suction is greatly reduced. My hose is extremely dirty and I think it needs cleaned. Does any one know how to remove the hose? There appear to be 2 buttons holding it into place, but they do not move.

I have unscrewed the unit and pulled the top off, but still can not see a way to remove the hose.

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SOURCE: Trouble with Spotbot

Just found out that the Bot I gave my daughter for Christmas LAST year didn't spray either - almost a year and she's never used it (and didn't let me know). Got them for two other daughters - those worked fine. I was pretty skeptical, but I tried the solutions above (holding down trigger in manual mode - and also removing and resetting the tank several times even though I didn't see bubbles). Voila - another success story. Have two daughters' bots going on MY carpet now - hmmm...why didn't I buy one for myself?

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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SOURCE: User guide

You will need Adobe Reader to read/print these manuals
Use the following link and click Get Adobe Reader
http://www.adobe.com

There appear to be two models the user guides are in the right column -- be sure the models are right the model numbers 1200-a and 1200-B appear under specs
http://www.bissell.com/Bottom_Menu/Product_Search.aspx?Criteria=spotbot+1200

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

SOURCE: Spotbot is leaking...

either the "duck valve" on the dirty water tank or the clean water tank valve (in the screw top) are leaking. you can buy either or both from bissell for a few bucks.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Within an Hour my SpotBot stopped working

Some of that water must have gotten inside amd shorted something. If this is less then 1 year, it would be under warranty. It iwll have to be taken apart and checked.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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SOURCE: SpotBot: Brushed do not rotate

I have the same problem. I took the thing apart and tested the motor and it works just fine. The voltometer is telling me that there is no juice going to the motor. I tested the voltometer on other contacts in the vacuum and it's working fine. It seems every moving thing in the spotbot runs on 120v AC 60mhz, but like I said above; for some reason the spot bot isn't sending any electricity to the motor that makes the bristles go around. It has to be a controll board problem as the wires go strait from the board to the motor. Personally, I'm not even going to bother getting it fixed. I'll just stick with the hand cleaning tool. The darn automated cleaning cycles use too much solution anyway.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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SOURCE: bissell spotbot: leaking the dirty

I had the same issue. After some research, I determined I was missing a black "duckbill" gasket on the bottom of the dirty water collection tank.

This caused reduced suction, and for the water to pool at the botom of the spotbot, thus leaking.

I purchased the gasket at Bissell for 1.39. The part number is 203-6646.

I purchased my SpotBot new from Target, and never remember seeing this black gasket, but the difference is night and day.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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Replacing the Suction Hose on a Bissell SpotBot can be a challenging repair. We frequently get this question, how do you remove the old hose, so we decided to shoot a video repair demonstration on how to replace the hose assembly.
This repair works for all Bissell SpotBot models in the 1200 Series, as well as the 7887, and some Little Green Machines.
If you need to purchase a new Hose Assembly, you may find it on our website below:Bissell SpotBot Hose Assembly Part 203-6665

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Bissell spotbot: leaking the dirty water from bottom. I took the bottom plate off and there is a really crappy rubber seal. I think it is leaking from there.


I had the same issue. After some research, I determined I was missing a black "duckbill" gasket on the bottom of the dirty water collection tank.

This caused reduced suction, and for the water to pool at the botom of the spotbot, thus leaking.

I purchased the gasket at Bissell for 1.39. The part number is 203-6646.

I purchased my SpotBot new from Target, and never remember seeing this black gasket, but the difference is night and day.

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HTH

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