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Inside the case there is a black lever, goes to brush, on each side with a spring that is broken. I got the replacement parts however, I don't understand how it is installed. It appears to hold tension on the brush retainers but I can't figure out where the spring is positioned to apply any tension. Any help would be great. Additionally, although I have the service/repair manual, it does not show the routing of the hoses. I had it repaired before and still never funtioned correctly. I am guessing that one or more of the hoses was installed incorrectly. A schematic would be of great help.

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    Previous reply simply echoed the fact that I need a manual which I had already downloaded and referenced in my questions. The manual does not describe the installation of parts I quieried and does not show a routing for the hoses.

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Hello Viet... here is a link to the parts diagram for your Bissel showing exactly how it goes. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Bissell-Parts/Power-steamer-Parts/Model-16981/0116/0644100?blt=05

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Hi,

I will suggest you check the link below for what you demanded for, i think schematic should help rectify the issue,

ewzealand.bissell.com/images/.../upright_deep_cleaner_repair_guide.pdf

Type the above link on your web browser.

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