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Cleaning I cannot get the cleaner to release solution on carpet. have lost manual. is there a trick to this? I have tried squeezing trigger handle to dispense solution with no luck. have followed instructions (2 capfuls cleaner, fill with hot water to fill line) on filling tank.

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Re: Cleaning

Either you have a pinched or clogged water line, or the rod in the handle is pushing down like it should. The drw back is Bissell has deemed this unit and its parts obsolete. So any parts are hard to find.


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