Problem; No water or solution
After taking the unit apart TWICE trying to determine the problem I finally realized that the rubber washer on the bottom of the solution tank had come off the tank. It was stuck in the drain - I pulled it out of the drain and put it back on the bottom of tank. Now the tank could sit down properly on the drain. As soon as I put the tank back on the machine, bubbles came up through the solution in the tank indicating that solution had drained into the system as it was supposed to.
I started up the machine and it worked like new again.
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you should have a lever which controls this spray slid it all to one side then the other sometimes its just trial and error if this doesn't work then see if it has a cut of valve if so it may be broken
The Pumps on these go bad after a couple of months. They rust and will
sometimes spray and other times not then eventually not work at all. If
your a handy man pull the top off it and remove the pump motor and
replace it yourself. The part number is 603-5029 you can put this number
in google shipping and get it to your door for about $15 and replace it
yourself or have a friend do it. Ebay has tons of them once again just
put in the part number and a list of them will come up.
Thanks and have a good one
Remove the water tank. You will see 2 red tabbed plastic spray tubes.(where the spray comes out if not clogged) Pinch the clips to remove from the machine. Then you will need to pinch the hose clips to remove the red tabs from the hose. Clean out those red spray nozzles. Next step: have a towel ready and fill the solution tank with water. Put the solution (not water) tank on to where the water tank would go. Place the machine selection knob to rinse/wet only. Now with towel under the hoses that you removed the red tabs. Turn on the machine and pull the trigger to activate the water. You should see water flow out of the hoses that had the red tabs on them. If not, release and pull again the trigger several times. If only 1 hose has water coming out of it then block the one that works and try the process above again to de clog the one that isn't working. Good luck.
Thanks to many others who have posted on similar problems -- water
and/or solution sprays through the handheld tools, but not through the
As others have suggested, I removed the water
reservoir, which exposes the 2 main water sprays mounted above the
rollers. Using, pliers, I carefully slid the clips back. Gently but
firmly removed the two red nozzles.
Elsewhere I have read
suggestions to just do one nozzle at a time. However, I found out that
if you remove both red nozzles, you can then blow through one side and
it will come out the other. In my case, that dislodged a nice
collection of crystal-like chunks (guessing it may be crystallized
residue from the cleaning solution).
There was also a bit of
blockage in one of the red nozzles, which I cleaned out. Make sure you
can blow through both of them with little resistance.
Push red nozzles back into hoses. Using pliers, reposition sprung clip
back over the red nozzle. Snap nozzles back into place. Refill tanks
and power it up.
In my case, that resolved the problem of no sprays from the main machine. Sprays like new now. Hope yours does too!! d
Hi, I had the same problem ... I tried hot water for 30 minutes with no sucess ... then opened the unit and could see nothing real obvious in the solution hoses ... so took the main hose off the valve from the solution tank ... then plugged in the unit over a towel (be careful) ... and selected clean ... the valve opened and a bunch of fluid flushed through - so I knew the valve was ok. I then blew through the remaining hoses and did seem to get some flow .... and reassembeled the unit ... and filled the tank with vinegar solution ... the manual spray immediately cleared with a bunch of dark flakes ... the regular brush spray worked fine.
• tanks are not sealed into receivers • faulty auto load receiver • pinched/clogged line • defective component allowing air into system • pump not mounted so it can move freely • defective bridge rectifier • clogged heater • defective pump • defective circuit board * spray nozzles are clogged
My Bissell is quite fussy. Sometimes I have to wiggle and push down the tank before the water will start to flow. The water doesn't flow properly if the soap container is low - I fill it with water when rinsing.
It has a viewport with a red cross that turns when the water flows. Sometimes just removing that and the white filter below (and putting them back) makes it go.
Mine is easy to take apart - 6 screws in the base unit and the top comes off. There are two water tubes going into the handle hinge under where the water tank goes - very easily squished or damaged. Last time the water stopped flowing, I ran it with the cover off and just fiddled around with the tubes and away it went.
Maybe it is spraying soap only. The water flows up through the handle to the finger valve and heater. Some people say the heater in the upright/handle gets plugged. I haven't had that apart, but it should be easy to bypass the heater.