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Spot bot leaking when using manual hose

Water pouring out the center spout of the rotating circle when and only when I use the manual hose. Please help. Checked all the easy stuff.

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  • Kathryn Michaels Jan 08, 2013

    Mine is doing the same thing. It's not the duckbill gasket and not an obvious leak from the clean tank. Read somewhere else there's supposedly an internal gasket/ low-quality rubber ring that may need to be tweaked, but you have to take the whole bottom of the machine off.

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This is an old post but I thought it might help anyone having this problem now to post the solution.
The internal water pump feeds two water delivery hoses on the Bissell Spot Bot. One goes to the spout located in the center of the rotating brushes.
The other feeds the spout located on the underside of the brush at the end of the hose.
There is a water shut off valve that is actuated when you pull the plastic tube at the end of the hose out of the plastic tube it is fitted into during storage.
When you pull the end of the hose out of this plastic fitting a button inside is no longer depressed and a valve shuts of the water flow to the rotating brushes. If this valve is clogged with gunk it will not release when the hose end is pulled out and water will still come out of the rotating brushes even in manual mode.
This is a mechanical fault not an electronic fault.
To resolve the issue you can mix a solution of vinegar and hot water and fill the water tank with it.
Put the rotating brushes over the sink. Remove the hose and fit the scrub brush to the end.
Start the machine in manual mode. The sink will catch the water coming from the rotating brushes area.
Now point the hose end at the sink to catch the water and pull the water release trigger. While holding the trigger press and release the black button inside the tube that holds the hose end during storage. This moves the internal workings of the valve.
Do this till all the water is gone.
At some point during this procedure you will notice that when you release the black button the water will stop coming from the rotating brushes.
You problem is now solved.
If this does not work after two tanks of hot water and vinegar then the valve would need to be removed and soaked in a solution or replaced.
This is a much more complex procedure that requires disassembly.
Maybe a youtube video is in order.

If your lucky the procedure above will solve the problem.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

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SOURCE: Spot Bot

Their customer service # is 1-800-237-7691 and they can tell who to call for service. You can also go to bissell.com, there is a link for service centers, just put in your zip code and a list will come up.

BISSELL Service Center Locator Please enter your ZIP Code: CANTRELL SUPPLY INC. 2918 SOUTH COOPER F-2 ARLINGTON TX, 76015 (817)465-9121 11.1 miles BRANCH VACUUM & JANITORIAL SUPPLIES, L.P. 12895 JOSEY LANE #122 FARMERS BRANCH TX, 75234 (972)247-5838 15.7 miles FORT WORTH SHAVER & APPLIANCE 1900 MONTGOMERY STREET FORT WORTH TX, 76107 (817)335-9970 16.3 miles AMERICAN VACUUM CO. 5545 W. LOVERS LANE DALLAS TX, 75209 (214)357-8419 18.2 miles KIRBY CO. OF DALLAS 4118 MAPLE AVE DALLAS TX, 75219 (214)526-7951 19.0 miles BRUNER KIRBY CO., INC. 5608 MC CART AVE. FT. WORTH TX, 76133 (817)292-8421 19.4 miles VACUUM DEPOT 5359 WEDGEWOOD FT WORTH TX, 76133 (817)292-4472 19.4 miles MODERN AMERICAN MAINTENANCE 8545 CAMP BOWIE WEST FORT WORTH TX, 76116 (817)244-0919 19.9 miles ALL VAC, INC 4451 LOVERS LANE DALLAS TX, 75225 (214)521-2558 20.2 miles KIRBY CO. OF DESOTO 104 N. HAMPTON ROAD DESOTO TX, 75115 (972)223-4029 23.8 miles AAA VACUUM CLEANER CO. 9845 WALNUT HILL LANE DALLAS TX, 75238 (214)348-1620 25.0 miles BROADWAY VACUUUM 4401 BROADWAY BLVD GARLAND TX, 75043 (972)240-7971 31.1 miles THE VACUUM DOCTOR 500 NORTH GALLAWAY - STE. 10 MESQUITE TX, 75149 (972)329-1104 31.4 miles CHAMPION VACUUM, INC. 8809 LAKEVIEW PARKWAY #128 ROWLETT TX, 75088 (972)463-2755 34.3 miles VACUUM & SEWING DR. OF TERRELL 811 WEST MOORE, SUITE E TERRELL TX, 75160 (972)563-0330 49.8 miles var prm = Sys.WebForms.PageRequestManager.getInstance(); prm.add_initializeRequest(resizectl00_ctl00_cphAllContent_cphContent_pcaMain_ctl02_ctl00_pnlActivity); prm = null; function resizectl00_ctl00_cphAllContent_cphContent_pcaMain_ctl02_ctl00_pnlActivity() { var elAct = $get('ctl00_ctl00_cphAllContent_cphContent_pcaMain_ctl02_ctl00_pnlActivity'); var bounds = Sys.UI.DomElement.getBounds($get('ctl00_ctl00_cphAllContent_cphContent_pcaMain_ctl02_upServiceCenter')); elAct.style.width = bounds.width + 'px'; elAct.style.height = bounds.height + 'px'; Sys.UI.DomElement.setLocation (elAct, bounds.x, bounds.y); } Locating Stores... progressbar.gif

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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SOURCE: how can i clean the hose of my bissell spot bot?

Well... it's sub optimal but this is what I did, run hot water into the sink, add a few table spoons of bleach and run the hose along the edge of the water to slowly **** it into the hose (the tank fills very rapidly and the auto shut off will activate). You will want to run 4 or 5 tanks of waste to get the bulk of the gunk along the walls out and this will also get rid of the serratia growing (red stuff). If you dangle the hose in a u down the front of the sink and shut off the machine you can catch about a pint of water and bleach solution in the hose and roll it around inside the hose then let it sit for awhile and finish by sucking it into the waste tank, not perfect but my hose is much cleaner.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Need to clean hose.

I filled a bowl with hot bleach water and sucked the water up. It cleaned the hose pretty well (along with the gunk that was stuck in the hand wand). Mine was filthy. It looked like it had mold growing in it. Then I ran several rounds of hot water through the hose. I alternated hot water & bleach. Did this about 8 times. It is not perfect, but it sure does look a lot better. 90% of the gunk is gone.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: The hose on my spot bot has torn

yes you can replace the hose for $25
If your unit is less than a year old it will be under warranty and replaced at no charge to you

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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SOURCE: bissel spot bot water not coming out of tank

you could take the end of the handle off 2 screws i think check the line for a clog or just take it to a bissell service center it will be covered under warranty

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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