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My ReadyClean® is not spraying properly. What should I check?

Answer: If you can’t spray at the floor through the base, start below. If you can spray from the base but not the hose, scroll down for the troubleshooting you need.

1. First, make sure there’s water in the solution tank.

16W5 solution tank

2. If the solution tank is full, there may be an air-bubble in the line. Remove the water tank and squeeze the trigger while re-inserting tank. Continue holding trigger for additional 15 seconds, as the spray is gravity-fed and may take 15-30 seconds to reach the spray tips at the floor.

 

3. Next, make sure the handle screws are in correctly. The head of the screw should be about a half inch into the screw hole.

 

4. Check the trigger for tension. If there’s no tension in the trigger, remove the handle, inspect for damage, and reassemble the handle correctly. If there is tension, or reassembling the handle doesn’t work, go on to step 5.

 

5. If the trigger does have tension, check to see if water comes through the solution tank cap. Push up on the x inside the tip of the cap’s nozzle while holding the tank right side up. If no water comes out, soak the cap in warm water 30 minutes. If this doesn’t work, replace the cap by clicking here: http://www.bissell.com/parts/?sc=part&productid=19785&partid=4507

 If water does come through the cap, check the spray bar on the base for debris. Clean out the holes on the spray bar with a paper clip if needed.

6. If you still can’t get any spray, please take your deep cleaner to a technician. You can find your nearest BISSELL® Authorized Service Center by clicking http://www.bissell.com/service-centers/ or by calling 1-800-237-7691, available 24 hours a day.

 

Start here if you can spray at the base of the cleaner but can’t spray through the hose:

1. Check that the ReadyTools Dial is set to “Tools,” not “Floor Cleaning.”

16W5 dial

2. Make sure there’s water in the solution tank.

16W5 solution tank 2

3. If the solution tank is full, there may be an air-bubble in the line. Remove the water tank and squeeze the trigger while re-inserting tank. Continue holding trigger for additional 15 seconds, as the spray is gravity-fed and may take 15-30 seconds to reach the spray tips at the floor.

 

4. Next, make sure the handle screws are in correctly. The head of the screw should be about a half inch into the screw hole.

 

5. Check the trigger for tension. If there’s no tension in the trigger, remove the handle, inspect for damage, and reassemble the handle correctly. If there is tension, or reassembling the handle doesn’t work, go on to step 5.

 

6. If the trigger does have tension, check to see if water comes through the solution tank cap. Push up on the x inside the tip of the cap’s nozzle while holding the tank right side up. If no water comes out, soak the cap in warm water 30 minutes. If this doesn’t work, replace the cap by clicking here: http://www.bissell.com/parts/?sc=part&productid=19785&partid=4507

 If water does come through the cap, check the spray bar on the base for debris. Clean out the holes on the spray bar with a paper clip if needed.

 

7. The pump may need priming. Set the diverter to “Tools” and press the trigger for up to 1 minute to re-prime.

 

8. Check to make sure the cleaner is locked in the upright position and not reclined.

9. If you still can’t get any spray, please take your deep cleaner to a technician. You can find your nearest BISSELL® Authorized Service Center by clicking http://www.bissell.com/service-centers/ or by calling 1-800-237-7691, available 24 hours a day.

 

Located on the white label above, usually on the back of the machine.
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