Question about Bissell LITTLE green Compact Multi-Purpose Cleaner Vacuum
I have a bissell little green machine that won't spray the cleaning solution. It will **** and when my husband blew in the hose the water did bubble in the clean tank but when we try to get it to spray it won't do any thing but the brushes do go around.
We had the same problem. After dissassembling the whole machine we could not find a clog or any other obvious problem. The manual suggests priming the pump by putting the solution reservoir in and out a few times. This did not help much. What did work was to raise the unit up a few feet above the trigger while depressing the holding the spray trigger. (That is, use gravity to fill the tube.) After solution was flowing freely, we turned the machine on and it seems to spray fine again.
Hope this helps
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
The Pumps on these go bad after a couple of months. They rust and will
sometimes spray and other times not then eventually not work at all. If
your a handy man pull the top off it and remove the pump motor and
replace it yourself. The part number is 603-5029 you can put this number
in google shipping and get it to your door for about $15 and replace it
yourself or have a friend do it. Ebay has tons of them once again just
put in the part number and a list of them will come up.
Thanks and have a good one
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
Ok, I really feel silly because bought a new machine due to the sprayer not working. Well turns out that the tube in the hose was twisted so tight that water could not get through. Don't waste your time calling any 1-800 numbers! Those reps are a joke! But instead do what i did. Unscrew the plastic cover off the spray nozzle. Then pop off all pieces, and i mean all. You should have the black tube free and clear to grab and move around. Gently pull a bit of the tube to bring some out of the big green hose. As you do this, you should notice the tight kinks. Just unravel it and then the tube should slide back with ease. Test the sprayer then put back all the pieces. Boy, I am sooooo happy and a little dumb founded that I bought a new machine because my old one did the same thing. I had no water at all coming out and now it's like new! I think over time the tube twists, notice how the handle spins..... Well, good luck and I hope this made a difference to all!
Posted on Apr 01, 2014
The above comment solved the problem thanks
Posted on May 09, 2010
Thank you Beatrice, solved my problem as well! Anyone reading this, I suggest you try that solution first. Took me about 5 minutes to unscrew the piece off the end of the hose, pull the black tubing out and seeing it unkink and then put back together.
Posted on Sep 21, 2014
As a last resort, but it worked for me today right before I took my machine to the curb...drain cleaner ?? This was Home Sense drain cleaner from Kroger. I poured in about 1/2 cup and then immediately hit the sprayer and it came out. I then ran several tanks full of hot water through it, one with a quarter cup vinegar. I had to pour drain cleaner into the opening above the sprayer nozzle, too, more than once, and then rinse rinse rinse but I cleaned all the upholstery in my daughter's Malibu without a glitch. Don't recommend before trying all the above, but it worked for me.
Posted on Aug 22, 2016
How I fixed it: I blew thru the spray part until the water in the solution tank bubbled. Then I "primed" it by placing the machine on the table and lowering the hose, then pressing the spray button. At first it did not spray so I pressed the spray button and blew thru the part again. I then unpressed the spray button, then pressed it again and it worked!
Bissell does not stand by their products: I concur with most people on this post, do not expect any help from Bissell. Before I did any of this I called Bissell. They kept me on the phone for over 40 minutes going thru some "troubleshooting" which did not work. Then Laina told me to take it to a "repair center" (Vaccuum Zone in Woodbridge VA) for warranty repairs an hour away. When I get there Saturday, the repair place tells me he will get to it on Friday. Then they call me Monday to tell me it is not under warranty and it would be around $40 or more to fix. I told him Bissell said they would repair under warranty and he said according to the serial number a year had passed. I asked him if they knew what the issue was and he said he would not open it until he got paid. I asked him how he knew it would be $40 and he said that was the minimum they charge. He said Bissell would pay him more than I would. Vaccuum Zone in Woodbridge VA was trying to rip me off. So I drove an hour to pick it up. I called Bissell for help and they refused any assistance beyond "warranty" period. I will NEVER buy any Bissell products again. Customer service is horrible and they don't stand by their products. I am glad I found this site to give me some ideas on what to do. People helping people is awesome!!!!
Posted on Aug 26, 2015
Ive had my Green Machine for over 10 years. Only probs so far: I broke the vacuum end and replaced it and the kinked hose listed above.
Posted on Apr 13, 2015
Beatrice - you are my HERO - saved my sanity today!!! thank you so much!
Posted on Dec 15, 2014
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