Question about Bissell SpotBot Robotic Wet/Dry Vacuum
How can I clean the spot bot hose, it looks dirty. I just want to know how to detach it and clean, there is some carpet fibers in it.
My hose was filled with black mold, nearly from end to end, because I didn't clean it properly a year ago, which was the last time I used it. Here's how I got every speck of grime and mold out of the hose, and brought it back to looking brand new!
1. I placed the Spotbot on the counter on one side of my deep utility sink.
2. I unwrapped the hose from the body of the machine and held the mouth of the hose low, close to the sink drain.
3. I ran the water until it was scalding hot, and put the hose mouth up to the stream, keeping it low. I filled it for 3 seconds.
4. Then I poured spashless bleach down the hose mouth for a 2-3 second pour. Add more water if needed.
5. With a portion of water in the hose, I swung it back and forth, moving the bleach water all over the affected areas.
6. I continued to fill the hose with water and bleach(2-3 times), until I had a 1.5 inch reservoir in the dirty water basin to act as a suction plug.
7. I plugged my utility sink, and filled it with 3 inches of hot water, which I used to continue to fill my hose and to push out the air bubbles.
8. When the hose was full from end to end with bleach water and no air bubbles, but the reservoir remained at 1.5 inches full, I filled a plastic jar with 3 inches of water (for stability), and pinched the mouth end of the hose together upright into the jar. I placed the jar directly across from the Spotbot on the counter, on the other side of the utility sink. This means each end of the hose is elevated, and the body of it is hanging in the utility sink.
9. I left it like this all day and overnight. 22 hours later, I returned and the hose was pristine! I backwashed the hose and the dirty water reservoir out 4 times and hung the hose over the faucet to dry.
10. Hope this helps you!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
maybe there's not enough vacuum or it hasn't been primed enough. I have a proheat that drove me crazy till I started leaving the heat switch on. I get wads of carpet fiber that mat around brush and spit out on the carpet, so I frequently remove them. I'm just wondering if after you empty the water, it may not have built up the suction. Good luck! hope this may be helpful
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
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
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
Your Spot Bot is not suctioning up the dirty water. Empty the waste tank and look underneath it. Remove the black rubber gasket right under the tank and rinse it out. Then make sure you put it back snugly into the fitted crevice. Try cleaning over that spot again. You should see the dirty water being suction out and the finished area should not be as wet as before.
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
SOURCE: The hose on my spot bot has torn
I called one of the local service centres to order one 2 months ago, still haven't heard back. Last weekend was our city's curb giveaway weekend and I got a busted Bissell Pro Heat 2X Turbo which I removed the hose from.
You can order them online, just not from Bissell directly.
Cut the old hose off, you won't need it.
You have to disassemble the unit mostly. Several screws on the bottom, several under the collection tank, etc... The tubing is held together with Brass tubing clamps, they're not glued. The inner hose needs to run inside, through to the outer channel underneath the 90degree bend that the outer hose plugs into and will connect to a T shaped 3 way hose connector. My hose was wider and needed the holes to be widened. If you have to use the same outer hose connector, the coiled hose will twist in, once you remove the old hose but the new hose will need to be siliconed or glued with something that will seal it.
My new salvaged hose had the handle on it already.
It's not a pleasant procedure, have a shower after because you may get sprayed.
That being said, this process is doable, but it isn't a 5 minute fix. It took about 40 minutes all and all.
Posted on May 23, 2010
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