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Bissell doesn't work with cover on...

I cleaned all the hoses, removed and cleaned heater, and 'without' the main cover on everything works great, the minute I place the cover back on...it quits spraying. Followed all guidelines of where to put hoses..no kinks and ensured Smartmix piston was in place. I am baffled! Any suggestions??

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Did you put the piston on the bottom side of the smart mix knob? If not, put it on, then turn it slightly so it won't fall off. Just before putting the top cover on, put the smart mix knob in the water only spot, then push the top on and make sure that the knob turns back and forth ok. Secure the top down, and put the flow indicator on. Sometimes when you over tighten that cap, it doesn't want to spray right. So just snug it. If you haven't pinched any lines on the base or inside the handle, it should work. Could also be that the flow indictor cap is bad. MAke sure the gasket at the bottom of the tank is on the valve and not sitting in the hole.

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