Replacing a hose on a Bissell spot clean​

Replacing a hose on a Bissell spot clean

A damaged hose is a frequent issue in various types of spot cleaners, but it is a repairable problem. In this demonstration, Josh will guide you through the process of fixing and replacing a hose on a Bissell Green Machine.

The following part was used during this repair:

Bissell Hose for Spot Cleaner Models 5207, 9749 and 7786

Hello, I’m Josh from Vacuums R Us and Sewing Too in Colorado. Today, we’re going to discuss how to replace the hose on a Bissell spot cleaner. Now, I’ve previously covered hose replacement in another video, but Bissell manufactures several models of spot cleaners. To clarify, this tutorial is for a specific type known as the “Little Green,” although there are different variations of the Little Green as well. Generally, this repair addresses a common issue with the hose tearing, often occurring near the bend, like the one we have here. If your hose is torn, you’re in the right place for a repair.

However, it’s essential to note that this is an electrical repair, as your machine contains both water and electricity. If anything goes wrong, it could pose a safety risk. If you have any doubts about your ability to perform this repair after watching the video, it’s best to seek assistance from your local Bissell authorized service center. Attempting this repair without confidence can lead to complications, and I want to ensure everyone’s safety.

Now, let’s discuss which models this guide applies to. Most Bissell spot cleaners look similar, but they have two tanks, one for dirty water with a bottom ring that detaches and another for clean water with an unremovable plunger. If your machine resembles this configuration, then this guide is suitable for your repair.

To begin, remove the tanks and the screws that secure the top part of the machine. You’ll find larger screws on the exterior and smaller ones on the interior. The larger screws should be readily apparent, while the smaller ones might not be magnetized.

With the exterior screws removed, carefully detach the top part of the machine, ensuring not to damage the wires connected to the switch. It’s essential to exercise caution when handling these wires. In some cases, you might be able to lay the handle flat on your workbench after detaching it, but this depends on the amount of wire slack.

Now, it’s time to replace the hose. Inside the machine, you’ll find two hoses, a smaller one within a larger one. The smaller hose carries cleaning solution to the front for spraying, while the larger one functions as the return hose, pulling in the dirty water with suction. You’ll need to detach the smaller hose from the pump assembly. In some instances, you might have to remove the pump to access the hose clamp. It depends on how the clip is oriented, as some configurations allow for easy access without removing the pump.

Next, you can remove the old hose. The new hose should slide onto the pump, and you can secure it with a hose clamp. If the hose is very tight, consider heating it with a heat gun or a hairdryer to facilitate the installation. In this case, my hose slid on without any issues.

Finally, reattach the bottom plate with the screws, and you’ll be good to go. This will include screws of the smaller screw type, so use the correct ones for the job. Once that’s completed, your hose replacement is done.

I’ll provide a link in the description for the hose replacement part, and we typically have them in stock. If not, we’ll order it for you, and it usually arrives within a few weeks. This repair is relatively straightforward, and it’s essential to ensure your machine operates safely.

Thank you for tuning in to another repair tutorial at Vacuums R Us and Sewing Too. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Keep in mind that we receive numerous questions daily, but we’ll do our best to assist with reasonable and relevant inquiries.