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My bissel carpet shampoo will suck and roller brushes turn

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Hi my bissel carpet shampoo will suck and roller brushes turn but does not spray from main body or portable hose/brush.....I have cleaned and blowen through 2 jets on base and the 1 on hose model is Clean view Lift off Portable Spot Cleaner

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May I have the full model # ***** your Bissels age?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
22k-7E 12123C 4/5 YEARS OLD
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi thank you for that info.

This is more than likely a clog in the spray line. This happens if its not flushed with clean warm water sometimes.

The best way to fix this is to soak the trigger assembly in warm water overnight. Also a 50 50 mix of distilled water and white vinegar added to the tank will help this process go faster ;-)

Also during the time you are soaking this, press the trigger a few times to release any build up. That should solve this problem, It works about 90 percent of the time.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Michael I have tried the vinegar and hot water to see if it cleared the tubes . I olso tried the spot cleaner lower than the water tank and worked trigger of an on olso kept it on for a while in case of air in tube but no luck...I repeated later with just hot water but no. When I was trying to find fault the other day I removed a lot of the covers in case something about trigger was broken but its all working smoothly.. It seems to push down on a switch connected to wires....IS the pump electric driven or belt driven

Awesome, Im glad it worked out !

That pump is electric;-)

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think you misunder stood me the trigger seems to work smoothly but machine still wont spray water/fluid so I am no further ahead what is your next suggestion for me

Hi I should have mentioned to soak all those parts fro at least 24 hours.

Sorry for that

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks will try again hope its not the pump ....I haven't seen it so far

Ok I will be back tomorrow morn ;-)

Let me knwo if that works ;-)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Michael I have repeated the procedure and still there is NO spray.

Hi thanks for trying, you will need a new trigger.

The best place to get that part is:

Its best to call them for this part.

Make sure you have the model # ***** when you call.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
HI MICHAEL ESPARES DONT RECOGNISE MY MACHINE No and I couldn't find a trigger on Bissell parts page
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Hi I sent you the request for a call, please accept that and I will call at my earliest time ;-)

Thank you for your patience as well.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi I am waiting for you to enter your phone contact information in the contact info box ;-)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ROBERT ROSS ***@******.***HOME NUMBER ***********

Hi Robert,

I will call in a few hours if that is ok? I am in the US so our time ones are different.

Thank you

Tech Michael

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Awesome ;-)

Tech Michael