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Red stopper suction keeps popping up

The red stopper suction keeps on popping up, even the the return tank is empty. I've tried reseating it, to no use. Do I need to take something apart and clean it out?

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  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2008

    Red stopper suction keeps on popping up, even the the collection tank is empty

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Wow, thank you - I'll try this.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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There is a splash sock around that valve. When the air is drawn through the sock, it sets up too much turbulence and this causes the valve to lift and block the opening. Remove the sock and it will solve your problem. The first series of these machines had a 7 amp motor that didn't develop enough suction to affect the valve, but later models were 12 amp and there was too much air flow for the splash sock, so they were removed. The later production models incorporated a screen over the motor opening in the tank which substituted for the sock.

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First check the motor duct gasket. The motor duct gasket is visible once the tank is removed. It is located underneath the handle on the top of the base of the machine. It has a black rubber coating around it. If there is no suction there please let us know. If your machine does have suction at the duct, continue to check the following:


- Ensure the Ready Tools Dial is set to the appropriate setting (Floor Cleaning or Hose Attachments).
- Remove the tank from the machine and ensure the tank lid is attached properly. The front window must first hook onto the lip of the bottom of the tank and then drape over the tank. Latch the bottom tank to the top tank lid. THIS LID CANNOT BE ATTACHED PROPERLY IF THE TANK IS NOT REMOVED FROM THE MACHINE.
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- Ensure the hose is firmly attached to the back of the machine. If not, re-insert as necessary by twisting into place.
- The machine must be in an upright, locked position and set to the Hose Attachment setting. If the handle is slightly tilted back while using, it will create a small gap at the suction inlet (where handle meets gasket, above the Bottom Tank) which will cause little or no suction.
- Check the red Tank Lint Screen for debris. If the Lint Screen is dirty, the unit will have poor suction. Clean the Lint Screen if necessary.
- If the float flap door in the tank lid is activating prematurely when you turn the machine on, this flap door should be replaced. This tank may need to be emptied.
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First check the motor duct gasket. The motor duct gasket is visible once the tank is removed. It is located underneath the handle on the top of the base of the machine. It has a black rubber coating around it. If there is no suction there please let us know. If your machine does have suction at the duct, continue to check the following:

- Ensure the Ready Tools Dial is set to the appropriate setting (Floor Cleaning or Hose Attachments).
- Remove the tank from the machine and ensure the tank lid is attached properly. The front window must first hook onto the lip of the bottom of the tank and then drape over the tank. Latch the bottom tank to the top tank lid. THIS LID CANNOT BE ATTACHED PROPERLY IF THE TANK IS NOT REMOVED FROM THE MACHINE.
- Make sure the Water Tank is not full on the outside of the bladder. If it is, empty the tank.
- Ensure the hose is firmly attached to the back of the machine. If not, re-insert as necessary by twisting into place.
- The machine must be in an upright, locked position and set to the Hose Attachment setting. If the handle is slightly tilted back while using, it will create a small gap at the suction inlet (where handle meets gasket, above the Bottom Tank) which will cause little or no suction.
- Check the red Tank Lint Screen for debris. If the Lint Screen is dirty, the unit will have poor suction. Clean the Lint Screen if necessary.
- If the float flap door in the tank lid is activating prematurely when you turn the machine on, this flap door should be replaced. This tank may need to be emptied.
- Check the Tank Lid and Tank for damage.

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Means the suction is clogged by carpet or other debris take apart and clean as necessary.

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Please check the following:


First check the motor duct gasket. The motor duct gasket is visible once the tank is removed. It is located underneath the handle on the top of the base of the machine. It has a black rubber coating around it. If there is no suction there please let us know. If your machine does have suction at the duct, continue to check the following:


- Ensure the Ready Tools Dial is set to the appropriate setting (Floor Cleaning or Hose Attachments).
- Remove the tank from the machine and ensure the tank lid is attached properly. The front window must first hook onto the lip of the bottom of the tank and then drape over the tank. Latch the bottom tank to the top tank lid. THIS LID CANNOT BE ATTACHED PROPERLY IF THE TANK IS NOT REMOVED FROM THE MACHINE.
- Make sure the Water Tank is not full on the outside of the bladder. If it is, empty the tank.
- Ensure the hose is firmly attached to the back of the machine. If not, re-insert as necessary by twisting into place.
- The machine must be in an upright, locked position and set to the Hose Attachment setting. If the handle is slightly tilted back while using, it will create a small gap at the suction inlet (where handle meets gasket, above the Bottom Tank) which will cause little or no suction.
- Check the red Tank Lint Screen for debris. If the Lint Screen is dirty, the unit will have poor suction. Clean the Lint Screen if necessary.
- If the float flap door in the tank lid is activating prematurely when you turn the machine on, this flap door should be replaced. This tank may need to be emptied.
- Check the Tank Lid and Tank for damage.


If you continue to experience low suction, please contact BISSELL Consumer Services at...

1-800-237-7691
Mon-Fri: 8am to 10pm ET
Sat: 9am to 8pm ET

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Possible Causes Remedies

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Nozzle Window may not be properly attached. <> Press down firmly on the black oval gasket at the top
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Tank-in-Tank lid is not installed <> Re-install lid;

Tank lint filter is blocked <> remove all lint and debris from Tank lint screen.

Tank-in-Tank is not properly seated. <> Tank-In-Tank must be firmly seated to function; remove
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Poor tool position (Hand held attachments only). <> Adjust angle; apply more downward pressure.

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Front Clear Floor Nozzle Window ids blocked <> Remove window and clean all fibres and debris then replace.

Insufficient suction <> Clean Pre and Post Motor Filters.

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This is from the owners manual that I have provided a link to, so that you can have a copy for your records. I hope this helps.
http://www.bissell.com/images/UserGuides/9500_908.pdf

Possible Causes Remedies 1. ReadyTools dial may be at wrong setting. 1. Set ReadyTools dial to either FLOOR CLEANING or TOOLS setting. 2. Tank may not be seated properly. 2. Pick up both the 2-in-1 water tank and formula tank and reseat them so they fit snugly on the unit. 3. Tank may not be assembled properly. 3. Check to make sure the "lip" of the nozzle is securely hooked into the groove on bottom of Tank (see page 9). 4. Solution or 2-in-1 water tank is empty. 4. Check fluid levels in heavy duty bladder and formula tank. 5. 2-in-1 water tank has picked up 5. Empty 2-in-1 water tank. Refill maximum dirty water and red float heavy duty bladder with clean door has closed. hot tap water and replace. 6. Red float "door" in the tank may have closed 6. Turn the machine OFF ( O ), as a result of bumping an object or moving allowing red float door to release into machine back and forth too quickly. the open position. Turn unit back ON ( I ) to continue cleaning. Be sure your forward and backward strokes are done at a slower pace.

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