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I have my vacuum set to shampoo a rug, but cannot get the water to come out

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Sometimes it takes up to 10 or so minutes for the Aqua mate 2 to begin pumping out anything.

If it is the new Aqua mate 12 (the big blue one, that is like a giant power head) the same thing is true for it.

If it is an earlier model Aquamate, then it is clogged somewhere in the hose, or the fluid control valve is clogged.

The water separator is the thing that spins in the center of the motor where your water basin attaches to it. It looks like a cone shaped fan looking thing. It should be cleaned after every use.

Use your Rainbow separator cleaning brush, or a tooth brush, if you do not have the Rainbow one. They are just like tooth brushes.

Never store your Rainbow canister on your water basin, with or without water in it. It can and will ruin your vacuum in dew time.

You can get manuals either here,
http://www.rainbowsystem.com/ or here,
http://www.rainvac.com

If you have any more questions let me know. I am a Rainbow seller, and a Rainbow expert also.

Thank you,
Ralph

Posted on Jun 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Vacuum brush roller with belt attached is off

Here is a very clear online instruction guide for the shampooer. Hope this helps!
Marci

http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-CARPET-SHAMPOOER-INSTRUCTIONS-MANUAL-DIRECTIONS_W0QQugidZ10000000004594992

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Water will not come out to do floor work

UPDATE! I changed the pump on my Bissell Pro-Heat 7901-1. This corrected the problem.
Pipert

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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SOURCE: directions for Bissell upright rug shampoo vacuum

Indeed, losing directions can be quite frustrating. Below, I did some research and found a website which has most Bissell Vacuum cleaner manuals and directions online

http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/bissell/bissell_product_list.html?s=gg314159

Hope this helps.
FerrariXP

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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SOURCE: How to shampoo carpet...

Try Here:

http://reviews.ebay.com/KIRBY-CARPET-SHAMPOOER-INSTRUCTIONS-MANUAL-DIRECTIONS_W0QQugidZ10000000004594992

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

bozcro
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SOURCE: wet dry vacuums and shampooing rugs

they do ok, but a dedicated wet/steam cleaner does better

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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