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Water will not come out to do floor work

The brushes on my (Bissell dirtlifter powerbrush proheat plus model 7901-P 03283201) turn and the vacuum works, but no water will come out from the bottom of the dirtlifter to shampoo rugs. The hand held nosel does work on stairs.

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  • pipert Dec 04, 2007

    When solution trigger is pulled, the nozzle sprays for about 1 second then stops. I've cleaned the flow indicator assembly, tank and brush area. The belts are in place and appear to be okay.

  • willabell Dec 27, 2007

    brand new machine water will not come out of the machine.(

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    water will not spray out of jets onto carpet. Have checked filter. belt.

  • MACPIE Jan 22, 2008

    So water does not come out but does for the handheld brush. I really don't see a solution posted. Machine has been used only THREE times since purchased....

  • Grannyfixit Jan 31, 2008

    Water does not come out to do carpers although brushes turn-everything else works. What is the problem? I have cleaned everything that comes apart.



  • momandpop Feb 10, 2008

    The machine will spray cleaning solution but will not spray water either through the hand held wand or onto the floor.

  • Joan Pope Mar 11, 2008

    where are the answers to no water will come out how agrivating

  • dmagn Apr 13, 2008

    My problem is the same as all others except it will not work on carpets as well as the floor. I have used the machine only several times since I purchased it in 2006. The water will not dispense and the shampoo solution seems to drain out when using! I can't find any solutions listed just the same issues. Your web page works as well as your over priced shampooer! Where can I have this looked at for repair. If it is too costly to fix I will purchase another shampooer but I assure you it WILL NOT be a Bissel. By the list of comments, your product is worthless. In addition to the problems, I don't think it ever did that great of a job on my carpets the few times it did work. MY PRODUCT IS THE BISSELL PROHEAT 7901 SERIES

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    The water dispenser does not wor k. Only the handheld sprays water.

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    Bissell, this machine obviously SUCKS and I am really sorry I didn't do a little more research before puchasing it.

  • indianchick Nov 23, 2008

    i am having the same problem the motor works but no water will come out to clean the carpet. only the hand held tool works. my bissell is 7901-B upright proheat shampooer.

  • tickhillblad May 11, 2010


    I have a similar problem, I have taken the housing off, where the solutions are mixed but am unsure how you take the top plate off, a video would indeed be helpful

  • sistermeg May 11, 2010

    (bissell proheat 7901) Suddenly, water will not come out the bottom or the handheld hose, but cleaning soultion still comes out. I've taken it all apart...and suspect the pump is the problem...but the pump still rotates the attached this possible if the pump itself is not working? Is there a test to see if the pump is bad?



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HI, I have a very similar Bissell. My problem was that after unscrewing the top plate and looking at the pipes the pipes feeding the front sprays were full of gunge blocking the sprayheads. I managed to flush it through by carefully removing the T connector that feeds the front 2 pipes, placing it back so it stuck out of one of the holes and replacing the water tank and turning on while holding it over a bucket. Black and white bits came out but it did flush through. I am thinking of doing a youtube video - let me know if this will help you!

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UPDATE! I changed the pump on my Bissell Pro-Heat 7901-1. This corrected the problem.

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How old is the bissell

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