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The heater is in the handle. Take out the 2 long screws and nuts, remove the handle. Then on the back, below the cord and hose warp, there are 2 more screws, then lay the handle down, you will see s catch. push it in and the handle pieces will come apart. Pull the 2 lines off of the heater,( remember which ones goes where)Use a nail or something small that you can push in the ports that the lines were hooked to and clean them out, try to blow thru to see if if is cleared out. Then re-asemble.
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Check to see that there is no clog in the sprayers. Take the tank off and there are two red sprayers. pop them off with a screwdriver and use needle nose pliers to take the retainers off. The sprayers will pull off and use a paper clip to push through the opening in the back. I would run the machine with these off for a couple to make sure there are no more chunks of soap in the lines. To avoid this problem in the future dont turn on the heater.
If you look underneath your DC07 you will see a short length of clear plastic hose with spiral wire reinforcement. Quite often this hose splits (which lets in air and reduces suction at the brush head). Check this hose carefully, as a split is not always immediately obvious. If necessary, remove it by just pulling it away from the end nearest the motor and then unscrewing it from the brush end. A new hose costs very little so it's hardly worth trying to seal a split with tape.
If this is not the problem, post a reply and I'll try again. Good luck!
This seams to be a common issue with Bissell cleaners. Personally I think it's great but I love taking things apart. So I'll be more then happy to explain how to completely dismantle your cleaner......or I can just tell you where to look for the problem with the sprayer.......
From your frown I take it you don't have the "I don't care if it's not broke I want to take it apart anyway gene".
Ok the sprayer repair it is... The two most common causes of the lack of spray are a worn, stretched or broken belt or a clogged heater unit. Along with those there are a couple miscellaneous items you can check also.
Since the belt is easier start there. Remember that most Pro Heats have two belt. A cogged belt which turns the brushes and a flat belt for the pump. Since I'm not sure exactly which model you have this description may not be a perfect match. The belts are located on the operators left. Turn the machine over and you’ll see a red retainer with 2 screws.
Remove the retainer to gain access to the pump and belts. While you’re
there check the red pump pulley, it’s where the two belts are. If that
pulley is broken or loose you’ll have to replace the whole pump, the
pulley is not available separate.
Before you check the heater be sure to check the spray nozzles at the front most Pro Heats have one on each side and they are attached with small hose clips. Just pop them off and make sure they are clear of any clogs.
After the nozzles and again this will depend on your Pro Heat model. Make sure that the nozzle on the bottom of the reservoir is working properly. Just pushing it open from the underside will verify it's not plugged. If the belt, pulley and nozzles are all ok then......are you sure you don't want to tear it apart?......A relaxing weekend at home with carpet shampooer parts strewn everywhere? fine but don't say I didn't offer.
At the very least you will need to remove the screws from the back of the handle to gain access to the heater core. Please be careful as they can retain heat a long time. Remove the tubing from the heater and also the heater cover. You’ll
probably see sediment inside. Clean out any sediment you see and use a
paper clip on the nipple connectors where the clear plastic tubing was
attached to ensure they are not clogged. After reassembly, running some
white vinegar through your machine may help to clean out any
sediment left behind.
If you have reached this point you could have a bad pump. In which case you can buy a replacement pump for around $20,00.
If this is the case please respond back to me with your exact model # and I can get you to a web site for a replacement and possibly even diagrams.
Vacuums have a heat activated breaker in them. Is the action end hot? If you get a clog, the motor won't get the air blowing through it and it will overheat causing the breaker to blow. If this is the case, wait (sometimes a few hours) for it to cool while you check for clogs then try it again. Hope this helps!
You'll have to unpick or slide up the rubber rings on the back of the handle at the bottom where the rear of the bag is. Unclip the bag so that it moves freely, slide up the rubber rings and you'll find a series of pop locks. Push these in to take out the main dust spine pipe - also remove the power cord at the top of the handle to release the handle. In the middle of the spine there is one screw that bonds the top handle part to the spine, unscrew this so that you can split the two parts up and check for clogs. Also check the main dust channel that leads to the bag - it is notorious for clogging because of its relatively small dust channel.
These are two different problems the first could be a clogged heater soap coagulates in the heater passages and clogs the flow of water to see if this is indeed the problem turn the unit on and try and spray water with the top trigger (floor nozzle) then try to spray at the hand nozzle if you get water at the hand nozzle but not the floor nozzle it is the heater. The hand nozzle water bypasses the heater. Also check the solution or soap tank if you pull it out and there is not red seal on the bottom it may be stuck in the machine and won't create a good seal check to see if it is still in the hole where the tank inserts. As for the unit not turning on that could be a number of issues cord,switch or just over heated. Visit www.stevessewandvac.com for any parts or questions about this machine or any other.
Check to see if water will squirt out of the hose, if it does, then take the handle apart, the heater may be clogged. Once you get to the heater, take off the 2 water lines, dig out the clog, try to blow thru the heater to make sure it is open, then put back together. Otherwise it could be the belt, pump, seal not in place on the bottom of the tank or a clogged water line.
My Bissell had the same problem. The hand attachment does not use heated water. So I Found a clog of calcium and dirt in the heater portion of the unit. The heater is in the handle behind the red heater light on the front. Remove the upper portion of the handle. Remove the lower two screws in the lower portion and the parts will split apart. Remove the hoses and remove the heater. (mark where the wires go) The bottom of the heater can be removed with a screwdriver. The tubes leading into the heater is where the clog was but there was a lot of debris inside Make sure to clear it all and the hoses as well. I put it together and it works great.