I can't seem to figure out how the red clip goes back on after the black retainer arm. I found instructions but the drawings are very vague and unclear. does anyone have real color photos of this area?
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Re: re-assembly after belt replacement
The small red clip has a tab on it to hold in place while putting back on. put the screw in the hole in clip and use tab to guide into place. if there is no tab, then you need to obtain a new set of clips, very inexpensive. the laege red clip is easy to put on since it goes into a groove and can't go on backward.
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According to the schematics from Bissell on this machine, the "gear" ribbed belt goes between the pump and the brush roller. Tension is provided by the pump. The retainer clip is part of the pump assembly and Bissell only sells the entire pump, part # B-010-7185 PUMP, PROHEAT SERIES UPRIGHTS. We can special order the part at a cost of $34.95, www.govacuum.com We have live chat or you can call 888-468-2210 option # 2. You may also want to make sure the pump sits tight in the machine.
On the bottom of the machine, near the belt access area,
is a red retainer plate that holds the black brush arm and
brush in place. Using a Phillips head screwdriver remove the
screw that holds the red retainer plate in place. p/n 5559113
Short version: slide the two retaining clips to the center and remove the bottom plate. There's a C-shaped retaining clip at the right end of the roller tray. Remove the clip and lift the roller out. Thread the old belt from around the motor drive shaft, thread the new one in, put it around the roller and replace the roller - belt will stretch enough to let you do this. Put the C-clip back in, replace the bottom plate and go.
Since changing the belt is the easiest fix, we suggest you check that first. (Before attempting any repair be sure your machine is unplugged from the electrical outlet). Most Proheat models have two belts; a cogged belt that turns the brush roll, and a flat belt that turns the pump. If the pump belt is stretched or broken it needs to be replaced. The pump and belts are located in the front of the machine on the operator’s 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.
on your housing you will see a plastic cover adout 4 inches long remove this piece and you should see where your pump belt goes. flip your steamer over and remove the little red retainer that sits by the belt you have located. at this point you can take your brushroll out and slip the pump belt over the pump and onto your motor. then reassemble.
Belt worn or hair build up can clog it from spinning. I've seen this on other models. Just remove the hair slowly. If the Belt is worn you can replace that from Bissel or any store that sells their product.
Check to ensure that the pump belt and brush belt are
intact and installed according to the instructions provided in the
The pump belt is located under the belt access
door on the side of the machine. This belt should be looped around the
red pulley and the silver motor shaft.
To check the brush belt, please follow these directions:
Turn the machine OFF and unplug from the wall outlet.
Step on the handle release pedal to lay the handle down on the floor.
Remove the Tank-in-Tank and SmartMix Bottle and set them aside.
Turn the machine over to expose the brush.
Look for the red retainer plates, which hold the black brush arms in
place. Remove the two Phillips head screws to access the toothed brush
belt. Check to ensure the belt is intact and looped around the brush
end, as well as the red pulley with the ridges.
Remove any dirt or debris from the brush assembly. Inspect brush, brush arms, red brush arm retainers and red pulley for damage and replace parts if applicable.
Normally, there is a post sticking out of the retainer to remove it. If the post is broken off, then you will have to lift the black arm and wiggle it at the same time and the retainer will pop up so you can remove it. On the belt side, the retainer is fairly large and you can usually get a hold of it with a pair of needle nose pliers. On the other side, the retainer is small and you can lift it out with the pliers by griping it gently using the hole that the screw goes through.
to replace the pump belt , make the machine safe ,
Remove the pump belt cover Turn the machine over ,You must remove the floor brush,
You will see two red retainers on either side of the machine ,remove the screws which hold these on ,remove them .
pull the pivot arm out of there slots remove the brush,you will see the brush belt remove all these ,
you can then feed the pump belt over the end of the pump and motor spindle .refitt in reverse order All this should be in the instructions, Could luck