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Bissel pro heat 2x wont spray any water - Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright Deep Cleaner, Red Berends Vacuum

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  • WestPhotog Mar 01, 2009

    The hand sprayer works fine on mine, but it will obviously take much longer than I want to take to clean my living room if I have to crawl around to shampoo the carpet. Any ideas on why the nozzels on the bottom of the carpet cleaner aren't spraying any water?

  • nikita87 Mar 01, 2009

    The Bissell Pro Heat 2 I have does the same thing, it doesn't spray any water out of the bottom of the cleaner.

  • b2tall4u Mar 15, 2009

    WOW - 4 people in the last 2 months have the same issue. The bissell.com's site and it just says to make sure there's liquid in the tanks...and to remove the handle and turn on again to prime the pump... We're having the same problem - water will not spray.

  • yoyoes129 Mar 21, 2009

    Mine is the same problem with the Bissell, no water coming out of the botton, only out of the hose. It has suction, but no water.

  • yoyoes129 Mar 21, 2009

    Mine is doing the same, water not coming out of the bottom. We tried to flush the system by using the rinse cycle without succes.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    i have the same problem!!! attachments work fine but will not spray water. im going to try the solutions and let you know if it works!!!

  • michelledjon Apr 01, 2009

    I have suction but no water coming out and I have tried priming it. What else can I try?

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    I am having this same issue. Suction is great, but no water or solution is spraying, not from the hose or the bottom of the machine. Not sure where to start troubleshooting or what parts to start replacing. I hate to have to trash this thing, but im real close to it.

  • mccall2400 Apr 09, 2009

    My Bissell just stopped spraying from the bottom. The hose attachment works and the vacuum works. I have cleaned everything that I could take off easily. The gasket is fine on the bottom of the tank so I am leaning toward a clog in the hose or nozzle, but I cannot find detailed blueprints on the machine.

  • jwalterick Apr 10, 2009

    no cleaning soultion spraying from either part, do not have owners manual

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    My proheat wiil not dispense the water and cleaning solution?

  • jchance369 Apr 13, 2009

    will not spray water, We tried the priming method and still no spray

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Same problem.  Did anyone else try the suction idea.  I will do it tomorrow.

  • tnarg60 Apr 21, 2009

    my bissell proheat will not spray any water and the cleaning solution leaks out. I only used it once and cleaned it after using it. i am taking this POS back to Lowes and will purchase a more dependable carpet cleaner

  • barkerpics Apr 24, 2009

    bissel pro heat 2x wont spray any water Can't rinse! No rinse water comes out.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    Our cleaner will not spray water from the bottom, but the hand tools work. We tried to prime it like bissel says and have had no luck. It still does not work. I refuse to crawl around and steam clean the floor. This is our second bissel steam cleaner and the first one was great we are not sure whats wrong with this one, except that it does not work. We are taking it apart to see if we can find a clog.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    Me too, same problem. Tried above solutions but neither worked. What a hunk of junk.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    Solution #2 did the trick for me, but I'm printing both solutions and storing them in my manual just in case. This is a huge relief for me as we have a new puppy and I really want to be able to clean up after him frequently. Thanks for taking the time to help us out!

  • bimmerw646 May 25, 2009

    bissil pro heat 2x wont spray any fliud

  • Jack Welch Aug 11, 2013

    I have a bissell proheat 2x 8920 and it had stopped spraying at the handle and bottom. I opened it and cleaned out the heater. Now when I turn it on, the bottom leaks even if I don't pull the trigger to spray the bottom. The good news is that I can spray through the hose now but I can't understand why there's a leak in the bottom housing unit. It's not leaking from the two red spray nozzles. When I opened the bottom housing unit, I notice that the cap showed alot of wetness from the solenoid valve area. I'm very confused. I don't know if the pump is going overdrive pushing the water forcefully through the heater and causing water to squirt somewhere after the heater where the lines meet the solenoid. The water tank itself is just fine. Any ideas? - Tim

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I had the exact same problem with my ProHeat 2. It would spray only through the hose attachment but not on the floor. Cleaning of the spray endings on the floor unit fixed my problem. Either soap deposits or dirt was clogging the spray endings. Here is what to do to clean up the spray endings:

1. Remove the water container from the bottom unit
2. Look up for two red plastic endings on the bottom unit
3. Using your fingers to clip sides of an ending, carefully remove it from its slot
4. Using pliers, release the clamp from plastic ending and remove the red plastic ending from the hose
5. Clean the ending
6. Put the ending back on the hose, slide clamp back on the ending
7. Insert the ending back in its slot
8. Repeat 3-7 for the other ending

That solved the problem for me!

Posted on May 17, 2009

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I have had the same problem on and off since I bought this cleaner. Today I decided to take it apart and find out the solution. I thought the solution was gravity feed but found out there are two small pumps, one for the bladder solution and the other for the chemical feed. I certainly could have designed a much simplier machine, but what bissell has done is used the vaccuum pressure to pull the solution into the pump in order to prime it. If for many reasons there isn't enough vaccuum pressure the pumps will not prime. What I did was put the tank on the machine without the top cover. I turned the machine on and reached up and held the trigger open with my other hand I put my palm over the vaccuum port for about 3 seconds and then allowed the air to flow back into the motor. I repeated this about 5 times until the pump primed I put the top lid on and locked it into place put it back onto the machine and it worked perfectly. Good luck with this problem. sjl

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  • William Cerniuk Jan 30, 2011

    Mine is only shooting liquid when it is in the rinse setting. No manner of mucking with the vacuum hoses, replacing the pump and solenoid has helped.

  • William Cerniuk Jan 30, 2011

    Sorry, neither mucking with vacuum nor replacing the pump

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    noelbroughto Feb 24, 2013

    This fixed mine. Obviously an issue with priming the pump.

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I took the red tips under the water containter off of the hose. Then I ran a large straightened paper clip through the tip. A white gritty substance came out. I did this repeatedly for both tips clearing the white deposit away from the opening. I reassembled the tips on the hose. It works like a charm.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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Everyone has a solution to this problem. The problem is this bottom line. This machine is engineered very poorly. The model before this was bad but this one is really bad! Take it back and get your money refunded. There is no long term solution to this.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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Does your hand tool spray? If yes, your pump is running, and the problem is either a stuck solenoid, blocked pipes. or most likely -blocked jets. Getting to to the solenoid is not a job for the faint hearted, so have a go at sorting the jets first. These are little square red jobbies hidden under a thin clear plastic cover under yor water tank. The tricky bit is trying to loosen the clear cover enough in order to get your fingers in to squeeze the clips and to get them to pop up. If you succeed, squeeze the metal pipe clip to release it, then gently PUSH off the pipe. (pulling will only make it grip tighter. Once off, poke the pipe back down through to underneith, put the water tank on. switch on and give the trigger a quick try. If water comes out, success is not far away. Give your jet a good **** and blow under the tap, put it all back together and have a glass of wine.. If water did not come out, you need to 'go in' deeper and wait until later for your reward.
You'll need to take off the entire top deck. This is a big mission, but do-able. If you can, get someone to video the strip down so you know the what goes where and when. Make sure you know where each individual screw comes from. They are all different. Make sure your screw driver is a perfect fit, and above all, dont start the job after 7 pm! Essentially, you'll need to take off all of the clear plastic suction and brush pieces, then all of the screws from the flat bed under the water tank, then the screws from around the base under the shampoo tank. Take a carful look at the rubber seal for the shampoo tank before you try to lift the deck. It'll pop off and you'll wonder how to get it back. Watch out too for the red o-ring inside, You may also have to release the pipes to the shamppo suction snout. -Again, take pictures first. After an hour, you'll be inside your machine and you'll realise why they cost so much. You'll see white gunk in the pipes. Clean them out, and as they say in the book, assembly is a simple reversal of the strip-down. TIP: When reassembling, always gently turn a screw backwards until you feel it drop into the old thread before turning the right way to tighten it. That way you won't end up mullering the thread and the whole thing falling apart.
Finally; Your machine blocked because you let it dry out with shampoo still in the pipes. Give the whole lot (including the shampoo bottle) a good flush through with plain water before you put it away, and never try try to use as a substitute for a vacuum clearer. This kit does not like dust! Best of luck.

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

  • fillafixit Feb 03, 2011

    To avoid mess and direct the water into a jug when flushing the pipes, get yourself a length of engine fuel tube for a radio controlled car or plane from your local model shop -about £2. Its a perfect fit to slide into the water pipe and put the other end into a jug

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Mine was spraying solution from the hand cleaner, but not from the floor nozzles. After disassembling the unit at least three times while figuring out how everything worked, the final diagnosis was clogged lines just behind the red nozzles. The clogs where hidden under the spring protectors and not visible without removing the springs. After cleaning the lines and nozzles I ran the unit with just the main line emptying into a baking pan, to hopefully flush the system before putting the nozzles back on. Doing that is a pain and I'm not sure how much it helps.

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I tried the solution above but was unable to get it to work. I then used my air compressor to blow air through the intake hose that connects to the bottom of the water tank. I don't know if there was an obstruction in the line or an air lock, but when I put it back together, worked.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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    mich966 Mar 26, 2013

    Thank you blowing air through worked!

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Turn custom dial(heavy traffic, normal clean...etc) to water rinse, fill formula container in back so if you want to use cleaners you change the dial. hope that helps

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I agree with vacwater: Bissell has made a really lousy machine here. My last one was a Bissell and I can't really complain because it worked for many years and I used it a lot. However, this machine no longer has the little wheel that you can see turning to let you know when the soap or water run out and it had a tendency to dispense far more water than it could vacuum up. When pulling it backward, I would always end up with a puddle behind the machine. Now it does not dispense any water. If I could take it back I would. In the future I will go with something besides Bissell. We should not have to correct design problems in products like this.

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Remove 6 screws and two nuts that hold uppr housing together. Inside you will find the more common failing part called the "heater". This heater block has an inlet and outlet nozzles. Remove block,then remove 6 screws that hold cover plate. With plate removed you will see deposits in the channels. Clean and re-assemble.

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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    HispanikMekanic Dec 31, 2009

    solution #7 refers to an earlier model.

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It's FIXED!!! I did all of the above solutions, but it did not correct the problem. I ended up taking the whole cleaner apart, glad I did, it was the water heater that was clogged with lime residue! I just purchased a longer hose and bypassed the heater temporarily. Everything works great now, I just fill the tank with hot water when cleaning until I can replace the water heater. Just make sure not to turn on the heater switch when using. Hope that helps...Carol

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    Very similar to solution #9. Good job.

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I had the same problem; no water from the spray jets under the base of the unit but the hand tool did spray water so the pump was OK. Initially I thought it was just the spray jets, on inspection I found they were clogged up solid. I got these cleared out and cleaned the rest of the internal tubing while it was stripped down. After re-assembly still no water!After stripping it down again and testing the solenoid and trigger switch was OK I traced the fault to the heater assembly not allowing water through it. I removed the assembly and took out the 7 screws from the lid and scraped out all the muck inside it, washed it and reassembled it. Take care of the 5 orange O rings that some of the screws go through, one of mine got dropped and washed away down the sink and had to be replaced!

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My 2 year old Bissell Proheat 2X stopped spraying water or cleaning solution, neither on floor or hand held setting for no apparent reason. Tried a couple of things suggested on the net with no luck. Before you start taking anything apart give the troubleshooting guide (belos link) a try. Solution #2 worked for me. The pump just needed to be primed!
http://newzealand.bissell.com/images/IncludeContent/Service_Center_Help/Troubleshooting_ProHeat2X_9400F.pdf

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  • kulpmaster Feb 27, 2011

    I tried all the solutions listed here and none of them worked. I was very close to giving up when I turned the unit on and tilted it back so that I could see that both roller brushes were turning, which they were. I noticed that some water started coming out of a hole near the back and assumed it was some sort of overflow exit and returned the unit to its vertical position. I then used the vacuum part (which was working) to **** up the water that had come out when it was tilted, and just out of habit, squeezed the spray trigger while I was at it. Low and behold, the vacuum started sucking up more liquid than had spilled out! I kept going over some more rug areas and it was still sucking water. It was now spraying!! I'm guessing this was also some sort of pump priming problem. I'm very glad it works now because this was only the second time I used it and we all know what a hassle returns/warranty services are. So, another suggestion is to turn on the unit with a full bladder of liquid and tilt it backward. I also had tried those hold the trigger in for a minute and turn the unit on for a minute solutions so maybe they had helped too in some fashion. Good luck!

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Cleaning out the lines is only half the battle. Usually when the lines are clogged so is the heater. On the newer models there is also the issue of the solenoid switch which gets clogged and then you have to replace it because there is no way to clean it out. Best fix to this problem is to not turn the heater on. Just use hot tap water.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

  • Evadbass Nov 14, 2010

    You can clean the valve attached to the solenoid.

    DO NOT TRY THIS UNLESS YOU ARE A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN!!

    The problem I had was with the solenoid switch that is closest to the spray nozzles. This became obvious (after trying a million different things) because:

    1) I had cleaned out the nozzles and the hose leading to them.
    2) The unit sprayed from the handset but not the floor unit.
    3) After priming the unit per the Bissell directions I could see fluid in all of the lines EXCEPT after this solenoid valve.

    While many may already know this, a solenoid is an electrical coil that when energized moves an actuator. This actuator is attached to a valve that allows the fluid to flow. Dried gunk on the valve may prevent the solenoid from opening the valve. I removed the solenoid and tested it with 120 v (checking the rating on the label first). I cycled power several times and was able to free the valve which allowed the solenoid to actuate. I should have run the valve (NOT THE ENTIRE SOLENOID) under hot water first to loosen the gunk, and then tested the actuator.

    This unit is not that bad. The bottom line is to run through the rinse cycle everytime you use the unit to clean all the soap out of the lines.

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I have a detail tutorial http://www.diyvacuumrepair.com/carpet-cleaners/how-to-fix-a-bissell-proheat-that-wont-spray/
that shows you how to fix this issue

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I wonder if you couldn't just run vinegar or CLR through the machine?

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