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We have bissell pro heat and I have put new belts on and took off the top plastic cover I blew out the lines and I still can't get it to pump water or solution. The red little spinner flow indicater does'nt get water, if I pour water into it it runs out the front. I guess I don't know what else to do. The machine worked fine the last time we used it about 6 months ago. Any suggesttions?

Answers :

Did you check and make sure the belt is still on right? They do come off from time to time.

There are like 6 long screws holding the top cover to the bottom. The are real pain in the behind to put back together once you take them off. The pump in locate between the spinner and the front. Please look and see if the motor and belt turns. If they do, check the tubing on the pump. They may have either been caught when you reassembled the unit. Or the tubes may have been detached. Also, check and make sure the tool / floor knob is set to floor.

If the motor does not turn, then check the wiring. The wiring on the Pro heat is pretty straight forward. The problem is that it is very difficult to put this thing back together without breaking something. Watch out for that long plastic tube where the screws goes by the water tank, they break off rather easily.

If the motor turn, tubing looks right and wiring looks right, take a look at the coupler where the water tank connects to the unit and make sure they are not broke. Check the red plastic overflow protection trap inside of the water tank. If it is stuck at the top, water will not come out. It is for overflow prevention.

Good luck, but please consider bring the unit to a repair shop if you\015\012still have a problem after checking all that. It is just such a pain\015\012in the behind unit to work on.
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