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Water will not suck back up

I have a powersteamer and tried to use it the other day, and it does not seem to be working properly. I depress the handle lever and soap comes out, but at the end the the "strip" I am cleaning, a jelly like blog is spit out on the floor. Then, when I try to pull the machine back to suck up the water, nothing gets taken back up in to the return tank. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Either the tank isn't sitting square, or there is a oblong seal that should be on the top of the clear window, it seals the top to the edge of the tank. If missing, it won't suck up water. Also sound like it nees to be cleaned out, run a solution of water and vinegar thru it to clean out the lines.

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- Remove the handle completely and re-attach. Once the handle is re-attached, re-attempt to spray.


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If these suggestions do not resolve the issue contact BISSELL Consumer Services at...

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Sat: 9am to 8pm ET

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did you fill the bladder and not the outer tank.. rubber on bottom of tank still there.. releases fluid it you depress the x shape center..

hot water. prime from hose without a tool on it by holding the hose lower than the tank.. put in on a work bench.. hold spray trigger and turn on machine.... read my other posts as well

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fill it with hot water and prime the machine.. don't use soap just try lear the lines.. always run hot water through your machine to clear the lines before storage.. and to maintain prime

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