How can I get the water to spray on the floor using my BisselPro Heat 7901?
I have a Bissel Pro Heat Carpet Cleaner Model Number 7901. I have taken the cover off the unit and checked all the hoses and clasps for leaks and blockages. All is secure and open. However when I pull the trigger for water to spray on the floor the mixer barely moves for a moment before quitting completely. The water seems to be coming out of the detergent holder only because it is the only thing emptying. The spray is light or slowly coming out. The water level in the bladder doesn't seem to be moving while the small amount of return water raises in the tank. The pull trigger for the sprayer (located on the handle) gets stuck in the "spray" position and it takes light giggling to dislodge and return to the normal ready position.
I noticed soap suds inside the bladder where the clean water is suppose to be. There are no signs of what may have caused this. My guess is that one of the hoses I checked for passage blockage blew soap suds sitting in the hose back up into the tank. There are no other obvious causes for this to have happened.
The floor is barely moist near the outside wheels of the cleaner on the left hand side, near the water pump,and not all in the middle of the area where the path was put down. The belt for the water pump is working.
Since I recently took the top cover off the unit and purchased a new lower tank and bladder unit, I was wondering if there may be a pressure issue I need to know about to get the water moving? Can anyone give me their expert oponion, please? I am looking forward to hearing from anyone who seems to know what they are talking about. I'll wait by the computer. Thank you so very much.
I have the same problem, no suction ... I called Bissell and it appears that there is a problem with my floor vs. hand tools selector. It moves a little gray flap (visible through the top of the clear plastic cover) to divert the water from the floor to the hand tools I think. I asked if it was an "owner" replacable part, but he said no and to take it in to the nearest service shop for repair. I also asked if it was a usual failure and he said no. I am reluctant to put too much money into the machine, it has not been used that much and has been kept clean, so I am very disappointed. It did work well when it worked though!