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Bissell Little Green Machine

Posted by on May. 13, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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Mine is FULL of dog hair on the inside!!!!!! Is there anyway to take it all the way apart to clean it? I bought it pre pregnancy and anything PP is no long er stored in my brain, so I have NO clue where the directions are.  Plus, my stupid fiancee stored it wet so it needs a good cleaning anyway.  Anything?

by on May. 13, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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okhsmom
by on May. 13, 2010 at 4:25 PM

I have one and they do get gunked up in the tubing.  I do not know of a way to get into the hose.  What helps is to clean the hose by sucking up clean water after each use.  I suck up a couple of containers of hot vinegar water.  You might try something like that.  YOu might also try like a couple of denture cleaner tablets in water and suck that up.  The fizzy action might help clean it. 

AES514
by on May. 13, 2010 at 4:27 PM

ooo good ideas!!!!! thank you!!

canthaveboys1
by on May. 13, 2010 at 4:33 PM

 Vinegar and baking soda will get up in there too. if its the same one I have I do that.

AES514
by on May. 13, 2010 at 4:34 PM

hmmm that doesnt really fix dog hair issue on brush and sucker inner container.  but its cleaning other parts good.

okhsmom
by on May. 13, 2010 at 4:36 PM


Quoting AES514:

hmmm that doesnt really fix dog hair issue on brush and sucker inner container.  but its cleaning other parts good.


You're talking about that triangle-y part that you put next to the carpet?  Now, I have cleaned that out by using like long qtips (you can get them at a drug store) and just pulling that gunk out.  Its so gross, isn't it?  I love my LGM, but they should revisit the design a bit.

canthaveboys1
by on May. 13, 2010 at 4:37 PM

 I put baking soda all over the floor, and I put Vinegar in the container so when I suck it up it fizzes up and loosens it all. I know what you mean though. I always think, how friggin gross is this?!?!

AES514
by on May. 13, 2010 at 4:47 PM

lol. yes it is.  and ok i didnt do it on the floor. ill have to go out and by vinegar.  EWWWW not looking forward to this! haha thank you for the tips though

WildKat
by on May. 13, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Assuming I've got the right model, this is what it says under "Maintenance and Care":

After cleaning
1. Unplug power cord from outlet.
Note: If a significant amount of Little Green
formula/water remains, it is all right to leave it in
the clean/solution tank for your next cleaning task.
2. Empty and rinse the dirty/collection tank after
each use, OR when dirty water reaches the
indicated maximum fill line. To remove the
tank, lift up the dirty/collection tank release
latch and remove the tank from the unit.
3. Disconnect the cleaning tool from the spray
trigger by pushing down on button lock and
pulling straight off.
(Do NOT twist tool to remove it)
4. Once removed from the spray trigger, clean
tool by rinsing under running water.
5. Check spray nozzle for accumulated dirt or
debris. If necessary, clean with soft bristle brush

Peace,

Kat

okhsmom
by on May. 13, 2010 at 4:55 PM


Quoting WildKat:

Assuming I've got the right model, this is what it says under "Maintenance and Care":

After cleaning
1. Unplug power cord from outlet.
Note: If a significant amount of Little Green
formula/water remains, it is all right to leave it in
the clean/solution tank for your next cleaning task.
2. Empty and rinse the dirty/collection tank after
each use, OR when dirty water reaches the
indicated maximum fill line. To remove the
tank, lift up the dirty/collection tank release
latch and remove the tank from the unit.
3. Disconnect the cleaning tool from the spray
trigger by pushing down on button lock and
pulling straight off.
(Do NOT twist tool to remove it)
4. Once removed from the spray trigger, clean
tool by rinsing under running water.
5. Check spray nozzle for accumulated dirt or
debris. If necessary, clean with soft bristle brush

Peace,

Kat

This sounds right, but you can't get into the spray nozzle housing to clean accumulated dirt or debris.  It hangs in there and rots.  Oh, its just nasty.  And yet, I still love my cleaner. 

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