Goth Rocker: I've already had mine apart and cleaned my hoses all out, took off the
electric valve and soaked the bottom end in vinegar which cleaned that baby
out big time, I then cleaned and put back together everything. It still
doesn't work however. So I guess I have to take er apart again and soak the
heater core. Which probably got lime scale built up in it from our water.
Does that sound correct?
Richard Wagner: Ray,
I have the same model and found that:
1. The boiler screws take a lot of torque to remove.
2. After cleaning the boiler and reassembling it, it still didn't work.
A. I found the red speakers near the front of the unit (2 of them)
B. A couple of my tubes also had crud in them - which I had to clean
out by pushing a Q-tip through them.
3. I found I only needed to disconnect 2 of the tubes to get access to
everything under the deck. I did unscrew all the screws to the deck and
just canned it up like the hood on a car and kept it up with a bungee chord.
Overall it took me 6 hours to do.
Unit now works like a charm.
Thanks for posting.
Joanne Roach: I LOL when I say your video. You must have been watching me take my whole
cleaner apart. I did the exact thing you did. Still doesn't work...Trash
pickup is Tuesday...
Jim Cray: This was great for my problem even though not quite the same model - I have
a 8930 but the heater core was in the same place - took a pic of the heater
core before I took it apart - heater core was full of hard water sediment -
poured some vinegar in it and let it set for a bit and scraped out the
sediment - now it works again
nightwish487: Thank you for posting this. Just went through this same nightmare. Would
have pulled my hair out, but it's gone already. Your video made it much
easier. Thanks again.
Karen Yaeger: Can someone share with my the tubing diagram? I have a model 9500 which is
similar but had a flow control indicator. I think I may be able to make
sense out of another model. Appreciate any help, not sure where the tubing
from top of pump goes, where the tubing from under the water heater goes,
what two tubes go into the short air duct. Thanks for any help with
getting my working again. I have already cleared out the heater and it was
clogged so think if I get the tubing correct it will be working again.
NotSoOldDearies: 1.30 has interesting caption
Chuklz70: We've had our 9400-5 for about 4 or 5 years, which places it about 2010
that we bought it. Our difficulty is HARD WATER. Thank you for uploading
this video, it got me to take ours apart and I DID HAVE TO CLEAN THE
HEATER. This is an additional, but relatively simple step(s). There are
channels going back and forth inside it, and the hard water had formed
calcified deposits inside it that was blocking the flow. DON'T lose the red
O-rings inside it!
Other than that, I think you might have focused a little more on the steps
of getting the 10+ screws up that hold down the flat panel you called the
lakers4life024: hey bro I just did all that and mines still not spraying I think the pump
my be out
Brandon Eve: The hell man I should have explained were all the tubes go!!
Wendy Blank: This machine is a piece of cfrap. I've had it with it. It's been too long
for the warranty. What a waste of money. I'll never buy a Bissell again.
Marilyn Curry: Yes! It worked as stated..my hunnie got it done!!! Tks
Ken Cramer: Don't have this exact model but close enough to get the job done ... now
the wife is gonna check it out. "Boiler" was full of what looked like paint
chips and some corrosion ... worst was the 'paint' probably happen again
but at least have a clue now what to try next time. Thanks ... PS: watch
out for the little washers in the boiler they like to play hide and seek.
Teresa Marchand: Omg! I got this whole thing apart..lots of cuts now on my hands (hubby is
away) and stupid me thought ..sure i can fix this I got the video on
youtube but I really need you to be right here walking me through this
Bloody thing..lol. I'll keep watching and praying that i can do this .If
not its going in the trash! Thx for your help tho !! wish me luck!!
Robert Guerrero: Want to know how to not have this problem? Flush out the machine with water
then drain all of the water out before storing it. If water stays in the
heater it dries and forms the calcium and minerals from the hard water.
After each use clean it out flush it remove all tanks soap and water plug
machine in to power socket. Turn on power squeeze top trigger and
attackment until all water is out of the machine.(without tanks in) Empty
tanks of water and soap. Put empty tanks back on the machine un plug wrap
up cord and there you go ready for storage
Robert Guerrero: Don't listen to this guy he doesn't know wat he's Talking about you can
call bissell and they will repair it for free on all 2x carpet cleaners
that don't spray from the bottom.. The hoses have to be tucked by the
solenoid. He also has red spray tips they made them bigger and white.
I need help with the hose replacement, where is the inner hose connected,
insed of the machine?
I have no clue what side I have to open from the cleaner.
Hopefuly someone can help me...I'm really LOST!
James Hausle: This would have been a great video if his hands were not in the way and the
video was not so blurry would be nice if SOMEONE would post where the dam
DanielDaniel1: This is the worst carpet cleaner ever. I hate having to use it. What idiot
decided to separate the solution and water tank?
vexviper: freak this! I"m not that technical I'll just pay to have it repaired I
Felicia Pataska: Iv had nothing but problems with Bissells. If your gona buy a carpet
shampooer make sure to stear clear of Bissell...
ms1page: I did everything you said to do. I still have the same problem no water
coming out of the machine. What else could be the problem!
buhleedatt: I took mine out and wasn't able to blow air through them so I knew they
were clogged. I just put my mouth on it and blew. That's what she said. I
got a small nail to unclog it and then i was able to blow air through it
with no problem so it worked. Take note: this only worked for about an hour
before the piece of crap quit spraying again. Now I think I'll take the
heater core apart. I can't believe how cheap these things are... Last time
I'll ever buy one.
Mark Granger: I had the same problem with my Bissell floor cleaner. The water heater
system was partially clogged. I put white vinegar in the water tank and
flushed the system twice, then rinsed it with water. Everything is spraying
great now and I cleanout the water heating system after every use.
Nicholas Kent: Would it help to run some vinegar through the lines after use but before
storage? That would help with hard water.
Nathan Menke: ya how do you get the cover up without breaking anything....
julie mendoza: can you show were each tube goes i could not see all of theme i have the
same one and i did not mark theme now i can get it to spary LOL ..
James Pyle: No vacuum company cares really..they all make throw away. This one has a
known flaw which is clogging..but as you said you'd think they'd
notice..well they do give an indefinite extended warranty on this
problem..so I guess they know huh?
Go Gatornaught: After completing all of this....I should have cleaned the tips (the spray
openings were clog). However, I did find plenty of build up inside the
heater. Thanks so much because it is working like a new machine.
Jim Smith: We have the 9500 model and it looks very similar. Hopefully with the help
of this video we can solve the same problem. You'd think Bissell would
recognize they have a design flaw and wake the f up !
James Brown: Corrosion wasn't my problem. Still trying to figure it out. Meanwhile,
owners can get the repair manual in PDF format by Googling
carmellac2000: i 3 out of the 6 screws out of the heater....the other three started to
strip...its not fair i tell you
dfoulk62: Hey Yashy I took digital pics before disassembly this is what saved me a
lot of grief.I would try vac repair shop to see if you could get pics of
one just like yours this should help you.Good Luck.
Ray Crawford: Overall, I'm not very impressed with this model. I've had tons of problems
with this unit and have since resorted to working with carpet cleaning
companies... ;) Good luck!
Andrew Johnson: My heater core was not clogged either..its only 1 year old and only
trinkles water out then it done :(
BIRDMAN503: Nice..What do you mean flush the system?
John Black: #1. Thanks for the video cantaberry. I've got a similar model 8920 which
has been a maintenance nightmare. I took pictures of everything before
dismantling the whole thing which I've done on numerous items and it always
worked well. This time my camera freaking died and screwed up all the
pictures so I was left to figure how everything went back together. Now
I've got it all back together and the heater stays on continuously and it
won't suck up the water although the hand tool works fine.
dewndsurf: Hi. So the heater core was fine, gaskets are fine and I've checked
everything. Pumps work. The only time I can get it to spray consistently is
in rinse mode. Any other mode with soap and it works for about 10 seconds.
Even re-priming only makes it work for about 5 -10 seconds. Once I turn it
off and back on to prime and put it in rinse mode, no problem. Ideas? I'm
thinking that the adjusting valve has become faulty.
natsch1272: I borrowed my parents' unit and it is having this issue. This looks way too
complicated. I am not about to take the stinkin thing apart since it is not
mine. If I ever buy a carpet cleaner, it will not be a Bissell.
Adam Tori: hxxp://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/vacuumcleanerbacgs/bissell-proheat-2x-repair-guide.pdf
Here is where you can get all the scematics
RagdollCatTails: dear lord. what does it cost to repair i already got an hour at this. $300
bucks for this and professional can clean the whole house for u 100xs better
armadillotoe: I have had one for about 15 years, and it finally has stopped spraying
well. I will try to fix it, but I got my money's worth.
yashy ar: I have a bissel proheat 2x model 9500 I think misplace the tubs back I
don't know what tube goes where. If you can help me. I will appreciate it
John Black: #2 cont. The pump for the carpet sprayer only works when it darn well feels
like it as it only has electricity some of the time. I've only used this
thing three times and I've had to replace the main computer board and
sprayer pump. The sprayer nozzles get clogged all the time. I can't imagine
a person buying this thing and having little knowledge on how to fix it. It
needs to go to the fixit shop after every use.
Jeremy York: does it have a flow gauge on it
Broadway Video & Music: I don't uderstand why it isn't sucking up ANY dirty water
cindyt: How did you clean the tips? I cleaned the heater and it still isn't working.
James Pyle: Best way to fix these is throw away and don't buy another ;) I repair these
daily and I hate workign on them. Sometimes easy fix but on occasion it's
hard to trace which valve is clogged, or solenoid has gone bad....ugh..just
handyreis: Read your owners manual and it tells you how to rinse out the unit with
straight water after you are done with it. There is a switch setting that
says rinse on it. It's the solution building up from not rinsing after each
use that causes the problem, not your water.
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