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This will not spray the water or cleaner out,only pick up................................. HELP
If this is a new model take of the handle ,If you look down were the handle plunger fits into machine you should see a valve.
press the top of the valve in ,if the machine sprays water then the fault is the handle plunger is not making full contact with the valve, ad a small pad to the end of the handle plunger ,
this should make the machine work
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
I have the Bissell Flip-it and It would not spray out anything Fist make sure that it isn't a problem with the button inside the handle to do this remove the water reservoir and unscrew the phillips head screw that is in the middle(long screw) then remove the handle,now take something (I used a fondue/smores...skewers) and press down on the (square white)pad,did water spray out,if it did then you need to extend your Plunger that's in the handle (somehow) you could and some sturdy cardboard(napkin/Toilet paper roller )or whatever else you have handy to fold up and drop/place in the whole and replace handle Ur Done If the H2o did not spray out then take the both canisters out of there resting place and check out where the bottom canister goes on the left side you will see the clear tube that runs down the side of the vac.it comes apart in two different areas check both of these places to see if it is clogged up at either point of it is you can (carefully) squeeze the tube to dislodge the clog put everything back together securely and make sure you place it in the correct places(there's actually a little groove that the tube rides in) and last but not least remove the brush and take a toothpick OR (the skewers from earlier) and check the 4/5 tiny holes under the brush house too see if they are clogged up and this should fix your problem (It fixed mine) Be careful and good luck
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
If I may! In most cases the heater is clogged. It might be clogged with soap that has harden over time. You need to take the handle apart. You will see a metal box(thats the heater) besides the wires there are two tubes connected to the heater. remove the tubes but label or watch which tube goes where. now turn the heater upside down. there are 6 screws on the side and 1 in the middle. remove them carefully. the 6 on the side have a small gaskets under them..you don't want to lose them. the 1 in the middle has no gasket, now the bottom plate of the heater can be taken off (there is a gasket with that plate ...be careful . you will now see the long channels inside the heater and need to clean it. the holes where the tubes where connected have to be clean also but carefully. the metal is soft.so it bends. now put it all back. hope this helps. if you want to keep this from happening.the best way is to run clear water after you are done.this will remove any soap in the machine which will harden after the machine drys out. hope I helped .
and to mr. reddevil6 I am learning lots from you. Thanks
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
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.
Reassemble: 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!! g
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
Under the plastic under the water tank (its a pain to pull apart to get to it) there is a solenoid that actuates the water between the floor and the tools. This is toast if its not spraying the floor, its simply not reacting to the signal to let it go through to the water side.
Seems to be a common problem with the Bissell Proheats. You can order a new one online for about $12 and try to get to it to replace it yourself (if you can open up the base its obvious which part it is if you just follow the hoses).
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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