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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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  • Marti Anderson Aug 23, 2008

    My Bissell 8920 is doing the same thing.. it will not **** up the water and my carpets are soaking wet (mine wont work with the attachment). I found a small rip in the inner bladder and am wondering if this might be the problem?

  • jgivens Nov 21, 2008

    I am having the same problem and my black seal is still there and in place. It is cleaning my carpets great but is not sucking the water back up into the container. What else can I check for?

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When you took off thew clear nozzle, you must have lost the black oblong gasket that sits at the junction at the top for the tank lip to sit on. Without it, you lose suction at that point.

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