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My Spot bot lost all suction through the hose. It

My Spot Bot lost all suction through the hose. It has plenty at the dirty water canister. I used Bissell's trouble shooting techniques I even tried to use the air compressor to blow the clog free but it still did not help.I always clean it after each use but I do have a long hair dog. When I first got it it was amazing. I even tried the water in a bucket but it can barely fill the canister. I think my only choice would be to disassemble, and yes it is still under warentee. But I hate to send it back for a clog.
Help, I have a very old dog (15; June 6th) that requires almost daily use.

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Their customer service # is 1-800-237-7691 and they can tell who to call for service. You can also go to bissell.com, there is a link for service centers, just put in your zip code and a list will come up.

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SOURCE: clogged spot bot

There is a very small, white water filter (approx. 3/8" in diameter/ 1/8" thick) inside the "seat" where the solution tank connects to the machine itself. Could very well be your problem if you are in a city environment, or any other situation where hard water is present. This is a very easy fix; discovered it when my wife experienced the exact same problem.

1) Make sure other causes have been eliminated, such as clogged nozzles, etc. (Refer to owners manual.)

2) Ensure that the solution tank is indeed seating properly with the machine, (a few small bubbles rise from the connection once made.)

3) Remove solution tank. With needle nose pliers or a very small screwdriver, GENTLY remove the white filter from the black, movable "seat" connection on the machine.

4) Run the machine on manual (without the filter) to determine if this is indeed your problem. (Don't run for an extended period of time this way if this actually is your problem. The filter is there for a reason!)

5) Simply wash the filter gently between thumb and fore-finger. Vinegar may be used, but simple tap water works as well. If clogged, you should feel grainy, hard water type scale/ lyme build-up when cleaning the filter.

6) Recycle the original filter or replace if necessary. (It would be very easy to make a new one without going through the hassle of dealing with OEM parts or Bissell. Just go to your local hardware store and they should be able to help you out with no problem.)

Voila! Spotbot works again.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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SOURCE: Need a Bissell Spot Bot Manual

You'll find manuals for several Spot Bots at the link below. There should be any significant differences among the models.

http://www.bissell.com/searchresults.aspx?searchtext=1200&mode=userguides

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