Question about Bissell Vacuums

Open Question

Attaching water tank bissell proheat 2x - Bissell Vacuums

Posted by on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya

6ya staff

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
reddevil6

Lauren Junge

  • 1673 Answers

SOURCE: I have a Bissel Proheat

Could have a bad pump, also there are solenoids, one of these could be bad.

30dacb4.jpg

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

Ad

runnoft

  • 29 Answers

SOURCE: Bissell Proheat 2x Not Putting

The water sprayers on your Bissell are probably clogged. I had this problem this morning, myself, with my machine, about 15 months old. They get clogged up with mineral deposits. This is a *fairly* easy thing to fix yourself. Read all the way to the end before trying this fix. My Bissell model is different than yours, but many are similar.

Unplug the Bissell. Remove the water container pieces from the top of the base. You'll probably reveal two red plastic pieces mounted in the Bissell's base, about .75" x .75". These spray water on your brushes when you press the water-and-soap trigger at the top of the Bissell's handle. These water sprayers tend to clog. See the metal spring running up the hose, behind each red water sprayer? As you squeeze the red plastic sides of one red water sprayer, use a screwdriver or other tool under the spring to wedge up the hose, to release the sprayer from its mount in the base. Stick a finger in the hole of the base of the Bissell where the sprayer was mounted and run it around the edges there including on the underside of the base to clean out any gunk you can find. Clean any gunk you can off the red water sprayer with an old toothbrush.

Now you need to remove the water sprayer from the hose. You need a pair of pliers. Use the pliers to squeeze the brass colored clip that is keeping the red water sprayed mounted to the end of the small hose there. Move the clip down the hose so it compresses the spring and is no longer on the red plastic water sprayer. Now you can twist and pull the red water sprayer out of the end of the hose. You'll need a little hand strength to do this. Just be careful not to break the water sprayer by using a tool. They're not particularly delicate, but breaking one would render your Bissell useless until it was replaced, so use a little care.

When you've removed a red water sprayer from the hose, put the outer end of the red water sprayer in your mouth and seal your lips around it, and try blowing through it. You can't blow air through it, right? It's clogged. Open up a paper clip and push it back-and-forth through the small hole in the end of the water sprayer back towards its middle. You'll probably push out a line of white mineral deposits. Clean them off the water sprayer with the old toothbrush, and try blowing through the water sprayer again. If air passes through clearly, you've fixed it. Now you have to put it back together. Push the water sprayer back on the end of the hose. Use the pliers to reposition the brass clip on the end of the hose over the water sprayer. Push the red water sprayer back into position in the base of the Bissell.

Now do the same for the other red water sprayer.

I had a problem when I fixed this on mine this morning, because when I pulled one water sprayer off, the hose advanced up under the spring and I couldn't reattach the red water sprayer, because it couldn't reach the end of the hose. So try to use the brass clip or some other means (rubber band, tape, another clip) to keep the hose from crawling up inside the spring after you pull the red water sprayer off the hose. If the hose gets up under the spring anyway, despite your best efforts, I fixed this by removing the six screws on top of the Bissell base (the surface of which the water tank mounts on top of), and then pried it up. You can pull out the hose, reattach the red water sprayers to the hoses, position the hose *very carefully* inside the base (there are mounts under there they need to fit into, so you don't break anything), push the red water sprayers through the mount holes and mount them, and then reattach the screws to the base.

There's something else you may need to do that can help get the water flowing. This one's easier. The Bissell uses pumps, which need to be primed. Sometimes an air pocket inside the machine keeps water from flowing. To prime the pumps, separate the two water tank pieces. Fill the base as usual and mount it on the Bissell without the top water tank piece. Plug the Bissell in and **turn it on**. (The Bissell must be running to do this.) Kneeling on the floor in front of the Bissell, reach up and press the soap and water release trigger at the top of the Bissell's handle and hold it in as if you wanted water to go through. On top of the water tank is a plastic grommet hole about 1 inch in diameter, through which you pour water to fill the tank. Seal that hole with the flat of your hand. You'll feel a bit of suction. Lift your hand up and down a few times. Release the trigger and repeat a few times. Now that you've cleaned out your water sprayers and primed the Bissell's internal pumps, I'm hoping water will GUSH through your Bissell once again.

As you probably have learned the hard way, as I did, it's VERY important to do a lot of cleaning of the Bissell after each use, more than the manual tells you to do. Clean the bottom of the unit. Empty all the water. Thoroughly rinse out both water container pieces. Unscrew the three clear plastic pieces, one in front, two on the sides, that surround the brushes, and rinse them thoroughly in water. Clean off the brushes and all the lint and gunk around and above the brushes. (A water spray bottle and toothbrush are helpful here.) Tip the machine and blow all the water out of the hole in the base. Release the red clip springs on the red water sprayers and blow on them. Doing this will slow the failure of the Bissell. It's a great little machine for the money, but it does have a learning curve and need more pampering than a vacuum cleaner, doesn't it??

Good luck!

Posted on May 29, 2009

runnoft

  • 29 Answers

SOURCE: I used my new proheat 2x steam cleaner the first

You may have mislaid a piece when you took your Bissell apart to clean it after using it the first time.

I experimented with mine to try and reproduce your issue. On the bottom of the water tank, there are two pieces that can be removed from it. One of them looks like a black plug at one end, with a red rubber flange piece on the other end. If you push your finger inside the red rubber piece, you can feel a spring move up and down. This is the first piece you place on the bottom of the water tank. I suspect you have this piece, because if you didn't, water would gush out of the water tank as soon as you turned it over after filling it.

The other piece, which is the one I think you may have have mislaid, is a larger black, plastic ring with screw threads. This piece goes over the top of the first plug piece, screws onto the water tank, and holds the plug in place. The words "RECLOSE TIGHTLY" appear on mine. If this piece is missing, the water tank does not sit flat on the base of the Bissell, but kind of flops around, out-of-place, and the unit will not dispense water properly, though it may leak it.

If ithat piece is gone, it should be possible to reorder it. Start here:
http://www.bissell.com/Customer_Service.aspx

If that's not the problem, if you have all the water tank pieces, I wonder if perhaps you unscrewed one black screw to remove the clear front plastic piece from the base of the unit-- the piece through which water is drawn up off the carpet-- to clean it, and didn't get it back into place properly. Make sure the two hooks at the bottom of this piece are inserted, one per side, into the clear plastic side pieces at the bottom. If the hooks are not secured properly, before trying to reinsert them, unscrew the black plastic screw so you don't break the tab. It's easy to miss getting these one of those hooks back in right, but it's important to do that before trying to screw the clear front plastic piece into place.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

Anonymous

  • 85 Answers

SOURCE: I have a Bissell proheat 2x and it leaks water

check to see if the seal came off the tank and stuck in the dock

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

heatman101

D. Floyd Kolb

  • 43501 Answers

SOURCE: Bissell Proheat 2x TurboDoes not pick up the water after cleaning

Hi,

Here is a tip that will give you all the information you need to fix your BissellProheat Vacuum Problem.

Bissell Proheat Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum Problems

heatman101
m,nb

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Brushes don't rotate on proheat2X,


How to Replace the Belt & Brushroll on Bissell ProHeat 2X ...

? 2:11
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj_43IHz9U4
Dec 28, 2012 - Uploaded by eVacuumBags
How to Replace the Belt & Brushroll on Bissell ProHeat 2X Series Carpet ... How to Replace Bissell Deep Cleaner Pump Belt orBrush Belt - Duration: 1:44. ... Won't SPRAY solution Rollers spin Fixing Bissell ProHeat Carpet ...

Brushes Will Not Rotate Deep Clean Essential - YouTube

? 0:53
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbEXY5jkWSc
Apr 9, 2015 - Uploaded by BISSELL
If your machine is turned on and in the upright position yourbrushes will not turn. ... How to Replace the Belt & Brushroll on Bissell ProHeat 2X Series Carpet ... Won't SPRAY solution Rollers spin Fixing Bissell ProHeat Carpet ...

bissell pro heat 2x brushes wont spin Questions & Answers ...

www.fixya.com > Forum > Tags
... bissell pro heat pet 2x and my brushes won't turn or operate... check the belt belts ok brushes won't turn/rotate turn dial on bottom front on the water tank to ...

Feb 03, 2016 | Vacuums

1 Answer

My bissell proheat 2x dual dirtlifter is not succioning very well then the carpet smells


We have several parts here for the Proheat 2X,
Proheat 2X Shampooer Shampooer Parts
It may be a clog in your tank, preventing the water being sucked back up. Check your tank and tubes for clogs or damage. Make sure the brush is still rotating and the belt is not broken too.

800-775-6586
GoodVac com

Feb 26, 2015 | Bissell 2X Proheat 9200 rug cleaner

1 Answer

My bissell proheat 2x carpet shampooer will not put out any water


Have you cleaned the filters? Check your User's Guide for directions. One is located under the Water Tank Cap (small screen) the other is under the Flow Indicator. Bissell Consumer Care 1-800-237-7691 Hope that helps.

Jun 23, 2014 | Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright...

1 Answer

Bissell ProHeat 2X, How do you install the Bladder into the water tank


Hi,

Here is a tip that will give you all the information you need to fix your BissellProheat Vacuum Problem.

Bissell Proheat Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum Problems

heatman101

dgjdjg

Mar 07, 2010 | Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright...

2 Answers

Bissell Proheat 2x. The pump wont prime. The water is full and the tanks are sealed. Second time we hace used it.


I had the same problem. I took the whole thing apart and cleaned all the lines, water heater, brushes, etc. After putting it together the tools sprayed great and the side sprayers but the water tank would not allow the water out. THEN I saw this. http://www.bissell.com/FAQDetail.aspx?id=1122 and I was finally able to figure it out. So what I found out was that the water tank gasket was damage. lol

Dec 21, 2009 | Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright...

1 Answer

My bissell proheat 2x wont vacuum up water


There is a float (usually looks like a red ball) that rises up if water is in danger of getting to the motor. Sometimes they stick.. Give it a poke to free it up.

All the best,

WD

Aug 18, 2009 | Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vacuums Logo

Related Topics:

35 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Bissell Vacuums Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18121 Answers

CJ C
CJ C

Level 2 Expert

66 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85216 Answers

Are you a Bissell Vacuum Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...