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Where is the filter on the Bissell Spotbot?

Mine is over a year old and Ive never used it manually . I was thinking of taking loose the hose , cleaning all that and the filter to see if it will make the machine work properly again. Its doing that start, stop , all lights flashing thing. I saw someone had mentioned a filter so mine may be dirty. Your little picture of the inside parts is nice but the numbers don't say what they are. Is it #17? Donna

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  • Donna Amos Jun 01, 2008

    My husband took it apart and put back together and it worked. He said he saw a very small felt like piece in it which he cleaned but he don't really know what fixed it. Works good now though.



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#17 is a brush, #10 is the pump #2036659. If there is a filter, it is probably on the tank inlet. Most times when these units go bad, running a mix of water and vinegar to free up any clogs sometimes will fix things. If not, replacing it may be your cheapest option.

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Replacing the Suction Hose on a Bissell SpotBot can be a challenging repair. We frequently get this question, how do you remove the old hose, so we decided to shoot a video repair demonstration on how to replace the hose assembly.
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