Question about Bissell 7901-1 ProHeat Scotchgard Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum
I've had this problem before. Took the machine to a local service center and had it serviced for $50. The servicing consisted of removing clogs of pet hair, etc. from somewhere. If this is going to be a frequent occurrence, I need to know how to find the clogs snd remove them. I've cleaned all of the filters as prescribed in the owner's manual, and I have the top of the unit almost off to see what other clogs are present.
Any help with this service procedure would be most appreciated.
Does water squirt out of the hose nozzle, if it does, then check the heater inside the handle asm. Make sure that where the tubes hook up to it are not clogged. If water doesn't squirt, check for the seal at the bottom of the tank, it needs to be on the tank, not in the hole, this is for the soap bottle also, there is a seal on the bottom of it as well. The flow indictor cap is leaking air or maybe is too tight. If you had the top cover off, make sure that the tubes are routed right so as not to get pinched when the cover is put back on, the smart mix knob should be in the water setting and that the piston is on the bottom of the smart mix knob. Pump is bad. Try running a mix of vinegar and water to see if that unclogs the lines. Is the top cover and the base tight together in the back, sometimes the top breaks loose and it will raise up and it can't spray, just re-fasten it down.
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Inner bladder is needed to hold the fresh water for spray. Make sure the bladder is pulled through the bottom of the tank and that the black cap with a red rubber seal on the bottom of the tank.
If the black cap is missing you'll need to purchase a new one. Here's a quick link.
Here's a quick link to locating a BISSELL Authorized Service Center if you need more assistance.
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We are sorry about the issues you've run into.
This link gives detailed troubleshooting instructions for you: http://www.bissell.com/FAQDetail.aspx?id=1122&icid=ccrr
And this video shows easy maintenance items: http://www.bissell.com/how-to-videos/proheat-2x-machine/care/?icid=ccrr
If your machine continues to not spray, please take it to a BISSELL Authorized Service Center for warranty repairs. If you are experiencing difficulties other than no spray, the technician will let you know the cost for those repairs if your machine is outside of the one year warranty timeframe. You can locate a BISSELL Authorized Service Center at this link: http://www.bissell.com/service-centers/?zip=Enter%20your%20zip%20code&distance=50&icid=ccrr
One pointer that can help between uses is running water through the lines. First, put clean water in both tanks and set your unit to the heavy traffic setting for one pass. This will flush out any cleaning formula in the lines so your spray tips won't get build-up between uses, which can lead to a lack of dispensing the cleaning formula.
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