BISSELL 1699 :WATER PUMPS THRU HOSE BUT NOT TO FLOOR NOZZLES
I've tried all the suggested fixes. Water valve in handle works fine.I took off the"out" tube on the heater ,depressed valve and water squirts THRU the heater freely.Tried to blow thru the heater "out" tube ,but it's totally blocked downline somewhere.
Took off the spinner assy,and one floor nozzle,and blew thru easily no blockage.Haven't yet dismantled the lower end,and can't find a tube diagram online but the blockage is between the heater(out port) and the nozzles (or the spinner?)
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Re: BISSELL 1699 :WATER PUMPS THRU HOSE BUT NOT TO FLOOR...
Did you blew thru the heater with both hoses off of it? If you did and it was clear, could be the pump, it is just working weakly. Is the top cover flush with the base in the back? If it has broken loose and has risen up, then it won't work. Here is a diagram that may help:
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I had the same problem and the heater ports were clogged. I took apart the top unit and cleaned the ports with miniature bottle brushes used to clean spray painting equipment (purchased at Harbor Freight for $4). Reassembled and the unit worked fine.
Thanks to many others who have posted on similar problems -- water
and/or solution sprays through the handheld tools, but not through the
As others have suggested, I removed the water
reservoir, which exposes the 2 main water sprays mounted above the
rollers. Using, pliers, I carefully slid the clips back. Gently but
firmly removed the two red nozzles.
Elsewhere I have read
suggestions to just do one nozzle at a time. However, I found out that
if you remove both red nozzles, you can then blow through one side and
it will come out the other. In my case, that dislodged a nice
collection of crystal-like chunks (guessing it may be crystallized
residue from the cleaning solution).
There was also a bit of
blockage in one of the red nozzles, which I cleaned out. Make sure you
can blow through both of them with little resistance.
Push red nozzles back into hoses. Using pliers, reposition sprung clip
back over the red nozzle. Snap nozzles back into place. Refill tanks
and power it up.
In my case, that resolved the problem of no sprays from the main machine. Sprays like new now. Hope yours does too!! e
Ran in to similar issue except mine would not spray soap or solution through the floor cleaner but would work through the upolstry cleaner.
I found that there were 2 problems as follows:
1) The heater was clogged with mineral deposits and old soap that I had not cleaned out on a previous use.
2) The Valve that attached to the trigger sticks. (I am currently looking for a new valve)
Since you have soap and no water I your problem probably exists in the bottom of the unit. There are 6 screws to take off the cover.
You will see a hose that come from the soap despenser. It leads to the pump which is located in the front left corner of the unit. You can also trace the water hosed in and out of this pump. Since the hoses are clear you should be able to see any clogg. There is a hose that leads up the handle to the valve and then a hose that comes back down the handle (through the wheel opening) The hose that comes back down from the handel leads to a splitter which devides the output to the two jets.
First check that the top cover on the back side hasn't come loose. Sometimes the plastic around the screws break away and the top starts to separate, raising the tank, and no spray. Make sure that the gaket is on the valve at the bottom of the tank and not sitting loose in the hole. Check the pump belt. The pump may be bad.
If your floor cleaner doesn't spray, chances are the heater unit is clogged. It is easy to fix if you have a few simple tools and are mechanically inclined.
Steps to fix:
- The heater unit is located inside the body of the machine, behind the power/heater switches. Remove 6 screws and split the case open.
- The silver metal "box" inside is the heater unit. Take note of how the hoses and wires are connected. Better yet, take a digital photo for reference.
- Remove the wires and hoses.
- Take the box to a work bench, and unscrew the 6 or 7 screws that hold on the lid. Don't lose the red washers that are found on the inside of the box that keep water from leaking out of the screw holes
- You'll see a "maze" where the water runs around to get heated up. Clear this of all debris. The inlet and/or outlet ports may also be clogged. I used an appropriate sized drill bit mounted on an electric screwdriver to carefully "drill" out the clogs. Make sure all the debris has been removed. I used an electric screwdriver because my 18v DeWalt hammer drill would have been overkill :)
- Reassemble to box
- Rewire and plumb the box according to your notes or reference photo.
- Put the machine back together.
Doing this saved me a $85 repair and took 30 minutes. My machine now works perfectly.