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Hi guys, I have a bissell 9400 2x proheat with a fault. When you turn on the machine it trips the RCD in my house and makes a poping noise, i am a little technical so i had a look inside. The pcb under the handle was damaged with burn marks i unpluged this and tried again and the machine powered up, don't think the rollers moved though. What do i need to change roller motor,pcb?? Help please!! Regards Russ

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I've seen the same problem in one of these we had in for repair. The pcb in the handle is involved with controlling the roller motor. The problem is with the motor. In my view, this machine is a triumph of design over practicality... The motor is located right at the bottom of the base - making it very vulnerable to getting wet, and as difficult as possible to get to. What happens is that the motor gets wet, rusts and seizes up, and that causes the pcb to burn out (or possibly it's so wet that there's a short circuit). \012
\012So, what do you need? You need a pcb, a brush roll motor, the patience of a saint, a very good memory for what goes where when you reassemble... and a long hard think about whether you'd recommend one of these to a friend!
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