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Water/shampoo not coming out

I took apart and cleaned the heating element it was clogged bad.still no luck what could it be

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Re: water/shampoo not coming out

Pump.....maybe a 30-40 parts,,,it works between the element and the geared belt thats spins the brush

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We have a Bissell Pro-Heat 9200 2X Carpet Shampooer. When you start to shampoo the carpet it runs water for a minute and then quits and won't spray any more water.

I can not solve it, but have had the same problem with 3 of their shampooers. I am on my 3rd one. Have taken it back to be repaired and it still does not work. Thank God we bought the extended warrenty and they have replaced them. Now my newest one that I have only used 3 times is having the same problem.

Jan 30, 2011 | Bissell Vacuums

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They loose there prime on the pump when not in use. You can call custmer support on how to do it exactually right but here is how I do it. Take off front nose on the unit. Take off the water tank. Turn on and let it run for 1 minute. Turn off and put water tank (with liquid in it) on the front of the unit, under the nose that you removed. Perfect fit but looks odd. Turn on let it run for 30 seconds and test( push Spray button). When it starts working remove and put back tank and nose cover.It should work as the pump is now primed.

I had the same question 4 months ago and called Bissell.

Jun 23, 2009 | Bissell ProHeat Turbo Deep Cleaner Upright...

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A solution to many "non-spray" problems.

The Scotchguard is going to be dicey inside the Bissell, yes, as you have learned the hard way.

I think the Bissell and the Hoover shampoos sold for their carpet cleaning machines are reasonably safe to use in the Bissell. My own personal favorite for use with the Bissell is the Hoover Premium Pet Formula, which is pricey but effective even if you don't own pets. I also pre-treat stained areas with Resolve Carpet Cleaner, a few minutes before using the Bissell.

I don't know what will happen with your home brew containing Dove. It may work well.

Jun 06, 2009 | Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright...

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Aquamate II NOT WORKING !!

If this is pre-owned unit that you bought - it may be clogged. If people who had it did not rinse shampoo solution out of the system after using it - shampoo becomes thick and sticky when dry and may clog the tubes. Also it may impair the pump.

Pump may also be defective. It should make a humming noise while in operation. It is hard to hear when vacuum is on so take the Rainbow with water bowl of the white AQM basin, turn on the vacuum while AquaMate is still plugged in, put your hand on the black plastic on the white AquaMater water nontainer and you should feel pump vibrating inside.

If you feel it start with filling up the white tank and bottle with warm water, turn AQM on and try rinsing it. However if water can not get through at all - it will not help.

Then take the handle apart (a bit tricky but be careful ant to break the plastic and you will get it open). See if there are no clogs there. in tubes nor the VALVE.

If no clogs fing - you will have to acces the pomp and few short tubes inside this plastic box assembled onto the water tank. to get it open you may have to break off 4 latches that hold top halve to the bottom. You can purchase one HERE. Make sure that tubes inside are not bent at the sharp angle and obstructing the flow. If you need any tubing - you can find it cheap at Home Depot (have a sample with you so you pick the right diameter).

Clean all tues inside and you possibly will have to take the pump apart to get it cleaned. If it is not working you can buy one HERE.

Stil no luck - put EVERYTHING in a plastic bag or several bags and then in a box and ship it to us - we will get it running.

Good Luck,

Mar 27, 2009 | Rainbow E series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Cleaner Solution Not Dispensing On Bissell 9200 Pro Heat Cleaner

I haven't had this particular issue (yet... knock on wood!) with my Bissell, but remember that the shampoo will not dispense with no water in the tank (the most common cause of this issue because sometimes you think it has water but it doesn't) or water not flowing through the machine due to clogged sprayers-- another issue-- but since you're getting water on the floor that is not your issue-- or with the handle locked in position. If none of that fixes it, try removing the shampoo container, stand over a sink, and push your finger up inside the grommet where the shampoo container mates with the Bissell. Shampoo should dribble out. If it doesn't, unscrew the grommet (holding the container upside down of course so the shampoo doesn't gush out) and use your finger and running water to try and the grommet cleaned out.

If this isn't helping, it may be that your soap pump or soap dispensing trigger switch are defective.

Oct 20, 2008 | Bissell 9200 Upright Vacuum

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No water or shampoo releasing

Take off the 2 spray nozzles and blow thru them, they may be clogged. You ay also try running a mix of water and vinegar thru it to help clean out the lines. May have a bad pump.

May 24, 2008 | Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright...

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I have a Bissell Proheat upright 2x and the water and soap is not coming out. Help!! Wear is the heating element located on the vacuum?

Does the water come out of the tank by pushing in the valve at the bottom? If it does, then you could have a clog somewhere and taking it all apart is the only way to find it, but you could first try running a mix of vinegar and water to see if that will clear out the lines. The other is a bad pump and soleniod.


Apr 24, 2008 | Vacuums

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When you put the top back on, did the piston line up and go into the hole? The piston mounts on the smart mix knob from the bottom, just before the top is on, put the smart mix knob in the water only setting, then push the top down. You could also have pinched a line if any of them aren't in the right place.

Mar 17, 2008 | Vacuums

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Water Tank

There is a heating element much like a radiator inside the handle unit that is clogged. The water travels from the tank thru the heater and back down to the jets. You'll need to take the heater apart to clean it. You may need to check the hoses to and from the water pump also.

Jul 09, 2007 | Bissell 7950 ProHeat Upright Wet/Dry...

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Won't release shampoo

If your floor cleaner doesn't spray, chances are the heater unit is clogged. It is easy to fix if you have a few simple tools and are mechanically inclined.

Steps to fix:

- The heater unit is located inside the body of the machine, behind the power/heater switches. Remove 6 screws and split the case open.
- The silver metal "box" inside is the heater unit. Take note of how the hoses and wires are connected. Better yet, take a digital photo for reference.
- Remove the wires and hoses.
- Take the box to a work bench, and unscrew the 6 or 7 screws that hold on the lid. Don't lose the red washers that are found on the inside of the box that keep water from leaking out of the screw holes
- You'll see a "maze" where the water runs around to get heated up. Clear this of all debris. The inlet and/or outlet ports may also be clogged. I used an appropriate sized drill bit mounted on an electric screwdriver to carefully "drill" out the clogs. Make sure all the debris has been removed. I used an electric screwdriver because my 18v DeWalt hammer drill would have been overkill :)
- Reassemble to box
- Rewire and plumb the box according to your notes or reference photo.
- Put the machine back together.

Doing this saved me a $85 repair and took 30 minutes. My machine now works perfectly.

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