Floor cleaning / tools or pretreat lever appears to be broken
When I steamcleaned my floor downstairs, after a day I noticed that there
were dirt spots remaining. I did a check of my machine, and noticed that
the lever for the floor cleaner/ tools or petreat lever was broken. Does that
mean that the vacuum part didnot work? The grey lever in middle was
kept open. Should it be shut when the floor cleaning is being done?
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Check any related mechanical and/or electrical parts, including switched, levers, buttons, valves and all water-ways. Make sure all electrical connections are clean, functioning with a multi-meter, and all pieces are NOT broken or malfunctioning and clean. replace any broken or malfunctioning parts that you can't clean or repair.
If there is no obvious clog in the unit, you might want to check the beater brush and the drive belt.
Be sure the belt is not broken and be sure the beater brush is free enough to rotate.
If there is a broken belt it will be obvious.
I suggest you remove the beater brush and clean it as best you can, add some WD40 at each end by the brush holders and reassemble.
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Possible Causes Remedies ReadyTools Dial may be at the wrong setting for the cleaning job <> Set ReadyTools <> Dial to either Tools / PreTreat or Floor Cleaning. Nozzle Window may not be properly attached. <> Press down firmly on the black oval gasket at the top Window to make sure the two tabs on the back of the Nozzle Window are snapped into the mating slots in the main housing. Tank-in-Tank lid is not installed <> Re-install lid; Tank lint filter is blocked <> remove all lint and debris from Tank lint screen. Tank-in-Tank is not properly seated. <> Tank-In-Tank must be firmly seated to function; remove and reseat Tank-in-Tank. Poor tool position (Hand held attachments only). <> Adjust angle; apply more downward pressure. Tank-in-Tank has picked up maximum dirty water <> Empty Tank-in-Tank Front Clear Floor Nozzle Window ids blocked <> Remove window and clean all fibres and debris then replace. Insufficient suction <> Clean Pre and Post Motor Filters.
Chances are there is some blockage in the pathway from the floor to the bagless colllector. Use a flash light to look in the tube and straighten out a wire coat hanger to probe the areas you can not see.
Finally if your vacuum has a beater bar/brush that spins against the floor check to see that it is spinning. If it is not, that indicates that the belt which drives the brush is broken.
yes it is sold separate. its called the divertor and can be purchased from bissell or one of there dealers. hope this helps. if you need assistance with the installation i would love to help after purchasing the part.