It won't **** up water except with tool attachment
My vaccum has worked great for about a year. I pulled off the clear front to clean out the lint buildup, but since then it will not **** up the water when using the regular vacuum, it will squirt the water just fine! It will **** it up when I use the hose attachment, but that is too much work for the entire floor! I have made sure to switch from the tool attachment setting to the floor setting, but it doesn't help. Is there a seal loose or something! Help, my carpets are soaked!!!
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Mine had a clogged heater owing to corrosion in the metal inlet/outlet area. I pulled the handle apart and pulled the hoses off the heater and scraped out the crud, and it's worked fine ever since.
If it's not that, then it could be the pump.
If it is the first problem, ALWAYS run clear water water through the unit for a bit before you put it away after using it. I believe that it is the soap that accelerates the corrosion.
Possible Causes Remedies ReadyTools Dial may be at the wrong setting for the cleaning job <> Set ReadyTools <> Dial to either Tools / PreTreat or Floor Cleaning. Nozzle Window may not be properly attached. <> Press down firmly on the black oval gasket at the top Window to make sure the two tabs on the back of the Nozzle Window are snapped into the mating slots in the main housing. Tank-in-Tank lid is not installed <> Re-install lid; Tank lint filter is blocked <> remove all lint and debris from Tank lint screen. Tank-in-Tank is not properly seated. <> Tank-In-Tank must be firmly seated to function; remove and reseat Tank-in-Tank. Poor tool position (Hand held attachments only). <> Adjust angle; apply more downward pressure. Tank-in-Tank has picked up maximum dirty water <> Empty Tank-in-Tank Front Clear Floor Nozzle Window ids blocked <> Remove window and clean all fibres and debris then replace. Insufficient suction <> Clean Pre and Post Motor Filters.
Problem: Low suction Problem: Clean solution won’t dispense Problem: Brushes/brush indicator won’t rotate during floor cleaning Possible cause Possible solution • Not firmly plugged in • Plug unit in firmly • No voltage In wall plug • Check fuse or breaker • Blown fuse/tripped breaker • Replace fuse/reset breaker Possible cause Possible solution • Recovery tank full/automatic shut off engaged • Remove and empty recovery tank • Blockage In tool on end of hose • Remove tool and clear blockage • Recovery tank lid not on correctly • Make sure lid is on securely • Recovery tank front panel not replaced after stair or upholstery cleaning • Replace recovery tank front panel (page 14)
Before using tool It may be necessary to remove air from the system (“prime the pump”) so the clean solution will flow to the tool. Follow these steps: 1. Attach tool to hose and turn the carpet cleaner ON. 2. Put the tool on a hard surface or against your hand to block off the suction. 3. Wait a few seconds (can take up to 15 seconds). Then squeeze the trigger and begin cleaning.
Sounds like the suction motor is not working correctly. Either clogged with dirt or objects or it is failing.
Check this first:
Not suctioning properly, first check the motor duct gasket. To check
this, first remove the tank and place your hand over the rubber square
If your machine does have suction at the duct, continue to check the following:
Ensure the Ready Tools Dial is set to the appropriate setting (Floor Cleaning or Hose Attachments).
Remove the tank from the machine and ensure the tank lid is attached
properly. The front window must first hook onto the lip of the bottom
of the tank and then drape over the tank. Latch the bottom tank to the
top tank lid. THIS LID CANNOT BE ATTACHED PROPERLY IF THE TANK IS NOT
REMOVED FROM THE MACHINE.
Make sure the Water Tank is not full on the outside of the bladder. If it is, empty the tank. Ensure the hose is firmly attached to the back of the machine. If not, re-insert as necessary by twisting into place.
The machine must be in an upright, locked position and set to the Hose
Attachment setting. If the handle is slightly tilted back while using,
it will create a small gap at the suction inlet (where handle meets
gasket, above the Bottom Tank) which will cause little or no suction.
Check the red Tank Lint Screen for debris. If the Lint Screen is dirty,
the unit will have poor suction. Clean the Lint Screen if necessary.
If the float flap door in the tank lid is activating prematurely when
you turn the machine on, this flap door should be replaced. Check the Tank Lid and Tank for damage.
If there is no suction there, please take your machine to a
BISSELL Authorized Service Center for inspection.
If water is spraying from the tool hose, then check the heater for a blockage. If the heater port is blocked, then the water can't flow back down to the spray nozzles, which could also be clogged. Most likely a clogged heater, it is in the handle.
My Bissell had the same problem. The hand attachment does not use heated water. So I Found a clog of calcium and dirt in the heater portion of the unit. The heater is in the handle behind the red heater light on the front. Remove the upper portion of the handle. Remove the lower two screws in the lower portion and the parts will split apart. Remove the hoses and remove the heater. (mark where the wires go) The bottom of the heater can be removed with a screwdriver. The tubes leading into the heater is where the clog was but there was a lot of debris inside Make sure to clear it all and the hoses as well. I put it together and it works great.