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Bissell Vacuums • Answered on Jun 08, 2021


Take of the housing ,turn it over and you will see the under side of the auto mix dial , Then turn the auto mix dial to rinse only;
On the top of the piston you will see a small slot , this fits into
the out side spiral on the auto mix knob with the dial set to rinse only the top part of the spiail sould point to the courner
Tilt the piston slightly,then hook it on the point of the auto mix knob , when you turn the auto mix dial to heavy traffic the piston should slide down the outer spiral of the auto mix-dial ,
Put the housing back on with the auto mix dial set to heavy traffic, but make sure no tubes are trapped or this will stop the flow of water,
i hope you can under stand what i have wrote ,Goodluck

Bissell 7901-1... • Answered on May 22, 2021


Either your belt has stretched beyond its specs or you have larger problems. Are you talking about a new belt? If not, try a new belt. If so, check to make sure the beater bar will spin freely without a belt attached. If it spins without a belt attached, make sure the bearing blocks at both ends are in good shape.

Bissell Vacuums • Answered on Apr 08, 2021


It's an easy repair. 8 screws and 1 wire harness retainer clip. Remove both tanks, undo the 4 screws, carefully separate the handle from the base. Gently pull down on the wire harness retainer clip (do not pull on the wires) undo 4 of the 10 screws on the top of the handle. 4 of the screws hold in the switchboard where the wire clips in don't undo those, and the other 2 screws your not removing attach the cord retainer handle. It took me all of 10 minutes to pull it apart, and put it back together.
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Bissell SpotBot... • Answered on Feb 28, 2021


I just fixed mine. It took me all of 10 minutes. Pull the brush out. Stand the brush on end on the edge of your study work bench/table top. while holding the brush vertical( on end) take a small phillips screwdriver and tap using a hammer on the metal pin you see in the middle of the brush. Keep tamping and the whole assembly will come apart. What you will have then is a long metal shaft, 2 bearings(they are acutally skateboard wheel bearings same number same make). Clean the gobbed up hair with a razor blade and then reassemble by tapping back together. The bearing wont be worn out because they are way too tough for a vaccum. We used ride down hills on them! a ten minute fix wow and you wont have to drive to vacuum shop and spend $$ and time

Bissell 3594... • Answered on Jan 12, 2021


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

Bissell LITTLE... • Answered on Jan 12, 2021


I had the exact same problem with my ProHeat 2. It would spray only through the hose attachment but not on the floor. Cleaning of the spray endings on the floor unit fixed my problem. Either soap deposits or dirt was clogging the spray endings. Here is what to do to clean up the spray endings:

1. Remove the water container from the bottom unit
2. Look up for two red plastic endings on the bottom unit
3. Using your fingers to clip sides of an ending, carefully remove it from its slot
4. Using pliers, release the clamp from plastic ending and remove the red plastic ending from the hose
5. Clean the ending
6. Put the ending back on the hose, slide clamp back on the ending
7. Insert the ending back in its slot
8. Repeat 3-7 for the other ending

That solved the problem for me!

Bissell 9500... • Answered on Jan 12, 2021


possible water line plugged or heater element bad

Bissell Vacuums • Answered on Dec 19, 2020


If the motor sounds like it is turning, but the brush doesn't spin, then the belt is likely damaged. Check on line to find the part and replacement instructions.

Bissell Vacuums • Answered on Dec 12, 2020


Hey, sorry you're having difficulty with the spray on the hose. Here's a quick link to troubleshooting steps to assist you:http://www.bissell.com/FAQDetail.aspx?id=23646&cid=ccsocial

Bissell Big... • Answered on Nov 30, 2020

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