Question about Bissell SpotBot Robotic Wet/Dry Vacuum
My Spotbot is leaking. I think from either the bottom or side. After I use it there is a big soaked spot on the carpet. The solution is going fast. I use it all the time and have never had problems before....
Mine constantly leaked as well but I found that if I remove the container will the solution in it after every use it doesn't leak anymore. I store my container (upright - nozzle face up) under the sink with my other cleaning products and when I need to use the machine I pull it back out, pop it in and clean.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
I ordered a duckbill valve from Bissell as I had leaking around the bottom, it was going through solotion like crazy and didn\'t suck up dirty water. I just installed the new valve and it works like new. Bissell should figure out a better way to hold this valve in place.
Posted on Feb 18, 2013
The hose connection inside the machine has probably become detached from all the vibration. I opened up the machine from the bottom (lots of screws to turn and remove), reattached the hose and now my machine works perfectly, no more leaks.
Posted on Aug 07, 2011
I found that our spot bot would leak after three cycles.. If you dump out the dirty tank after each cleaning and carefully and firmly replace the tank [I also remove the clean tank, and set it upright but probably not ness. ] it should work as it is supposed to work. By the way, I love the spot bot it cleans wonderfully!!
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
Mine is several years old and I've used it a lot. Recently I discovered that the floor was wet after I refilled the clean water tank. The plastic gasket on the inside of the clean water tank cap had a small split. Since then, I've made sure that the cap is on extra tight and haven't had a problem since. I leave water in the tank all of the time so that it's ready for the next spill. A new cap can be purchased from many places for $3-$4 dollars but I'm waiting until I need several parts just to make the shipping worth while.
Posted on Jan 12, 2010
I just noticed the same problem with mine.
I looked carefully over the entire machine and found that the plastic lever which snaps over the top of the recovery tank is a bit loose.This cover has to be a tight fit. I discovered a little plastic part on the machine, and under the snap cover to be broken. This is supposed to lock the cover tight against the recovery tank to create the suction needed to extract the water from the floor. Hopefully I can take the machine to a service dept and :HOPE: that bissell has a new and improved replacement part. Otherwise I'll have to get creative and make some ugly modifications.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
We wound up getting a replacement unit as the "old" one was still within warranty period.
I have found that if the SpotBot is used once or twice there is no problem.
If the unit is used more than twice in a short period it starts to leave wet spots. This leads me to believe that it must always leak within the housing, but remains "contained" and only becomes evident after several successive "cycles" of use.
Bottom line, I believe, is that it should be used as the name suggests - on a spot or two, or one spot twice. Any more than that you should use a larger steamer or shampooer, upright (like the vacuum) style.
Just my thoughts.
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
I just received and installed a replacement duckbill gasket in the dirty tank because I lost suction/had leaking, and found to be missing the gasket. Leaking now gone, suction minimal though. Normally water sprays into the dirty tank, now it just kinda dribbles, leaving the floor fairly wet.everything else checks ok. I even took the nozzle off the hose and sucked down a couple glasses of hot water, and it worked amazingly well, and flushed hairball from system. Checking vacuum nozzles next...
Posted on May 19, 2010
Either the "duck valve" on the dirty water tank or the clean water tank valve (in the screw top) are leaking. you can buy either or both from bissell for a few bucks.
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
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