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Plugged water line?

Solution will not release when trigger is pressed.

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Re: Plugged water line?

The trigger in the handle is clipped into two plastic snaps. When the trigger is pressed, the trigger pivots in these snaps and the pressure is transmitted through a rod connected to the trigger down to a valve located under the water tank. If the machine has been carried by the top handle insead of the carry handle that is incorporated into the water tank, the extra stress on the trigger will break off the snaps and the trigger will not function properly. Take the water tank off the machine and press the trigger. Observe the valve below the tank support and see if the rod is pressing down on it.
You might also check the hoses that come down the handle where they turn at the bottom of the tank. Sometimes they kink there and this will restrict water flow.
If you have been using the wrong shampoo, that is shampoo not designed for hot water extractors, it is possible for it to congeal in the lines and plug them.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

Re: Plugged water line?

I realized the next day that my problem was suction, not the release of cleaning solution. My filter was on incorrectly (or so it seemed) because it is working just fine now. Thanks for all your help.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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Been cleaning for 2 hours now with my Bissell Quicksteamer and on my next run i presses the water release trigger on the handle and water isnt being squirted on the carpet..why?

ran out of water? (if water) >
Is there some form of water filter?
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Bad steam heating element or the power connection supplying the power to it?
Of could it just be tired and need a break? (grin)

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What setting do I need to have the machine on to **** up the excess water? I want to download the manual but can't seem to find a link to do so, how would I do that?

You should have the vacuum set to Wash/Rinse for all steps in cleaning. Press the trigger to release the cleaning solution and push the vacuum forward. With the trigger still pressed, bring the vacuum back towards you). Then release the trigger and again move the vacuum forward and then back. Repeat the "dry" strokes until the dirty water enters the dirty water tank. Watch the water going through the dirty water tank lid. Empty the dirty water tank if the suction fails or the tone changes. Do more dry strokes after cleaning the entire surface until you do not see more water entering the dirty water tank.

The manual is available from Hoover at the product site: . The direct link is here: .

I hope this helps.

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By the Floor Cleaning setting knob and Tools for PreHeat setting knob, there's a red x inside a clear circle cap. Is it spinning at all? If not...twist the cap off and remove the red x. Under the red x there is a tiny little filter. This might be plugged. Pull it out and clean it. Put back in (this is all really easy).
See if it works now.

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I had somewhat the same problem.... I had water comming out but the solution was not comming out.... I called bissell and the woman talked me through it.... first put in water only mode,,,,, then Fill water tank with fresh water and put back in place,,,, then remove soap dispenser put to the side,,,, now , power on your cleaner,,,, for the next steps, do this exactly as I tell you >>>>>>hold down the trigger that releases soap the whole time you do the following>>>>>> switch between water only and heavy traffic four times,,,, all while while holding the trigger, then still holding the trigger, stop on high traffic the fourth time, leave it there,,, now put the soap bottle back in,,,,, still holding the trigger and hold the trigger down for exactly one minute after you replace soap bottle,,,, you should start seeing the soap come out........ (make sure its on floor cleaning and not TOOLS) Hope this helps and if it does,,,, give these instructions to someone else in this help area.........

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Have a polti vaporetto 2400 been used 3 times approx but out of warranty heats up ok but wont release steam when trigger pressed.have tried flushing water in tank with no results

these machines like to be used regularly. if allowed to sit (especially after using tap water) they may buld up lime deposits on valves and cause them to stick. you could try filling with vinegar and let set, also tilt it so vinegar runs into valve area. you could heat the vinegar and it will run through the trigger valve area. if this doesn't work you'll need to replace trigger valve.

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Bissell 1698 PowerSteamer ProHeat Upright will not work. The brushes spin, the soap comes out, but no water is getting to the carpet.

You may try the trigger assembly may not be releasing the water , your brushes spin and the soap comes out but no water – it may have come unhooked or broken, also the water line could be plugged, clogged or pinched and not releasing water to the brushes -- you may try the owners manual for the trouble shooting for the item or check the Bissell website listed below or the customer service phone number of 1-800-237-7691 – the website has a list of trouble shooting listed right on the website I you enter the Model number and hit trouble shooting
By Phone Customer Service:
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M-F 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

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When you press the trigger an angled piece on the end of the plastic rod attached to the trigger pushes valve button in that then releases fluid. On releasing the trigger, the valve button is supposed to be pushed back out by an internal spring. The button gets sticky with evaporated cleaning fluid and does not come back out, causing fluid to continuously run. Try taking the machine outside, fill the tank with very hot water, pull the trigger, and let the clean, hot water flow through the valve. Perhaps it will free up. If not, the valvle will have to be replace. Either way, once it is working, ALWAYS flush the entire system with hot, clean, clear water to remove any cleaning solution in the system or it will only clog again

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