Bane-Clene Truckmount Carpet Cleaning Machine

Troubleshooting for All Bane-Clene® Truck-Mount Carpet Cleaning Machines


Probable Cause Solution
Vacuum relief valve releasing early. Tighten valve nut 1/2 turn.
Tank drain valve open. Close.
Vacuum pump dirty. Flush vacuum system.
Drive belt slipping. Tighten or replace.
Vacuum hose broken or disconnected. Replace or connect.
Muffler restricted. Clean or replace.
Hoses restricted. Flush with water.
Leak at clean-out door. Replace gasket material.
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Probable Cause Solution
Debris in pump impellers (Vacuum Pump). Call Bane-Clene for instruction.
Solution pump frozen Thaw in warm area.
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Probable Cause Solution
May be an air lock in part #20640. Check pressure gauge. Bleed air from line.
Bad bearings. Replace bearings along with mechanical seal (parts #20540 and #20570).
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Probable Cause Solution
Oil level low and/or lack of grease. Replace oil/regrease.
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Probable Cause Solution
Loose plugs or worn seal. Tighten plugs or replace worn seal.
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Probable Cause Solution
  • Observe pressure gauge. If no pressure, proceed:
Belt part #20990 slipping. Tighten or replace.
Filter part #20875 restricted. Clean.
Filter part #20870 restricted. Clean.
  • With some pressure:
Stator part #20510 damaged. Replace.
  • If gauge reads 120 PSI, proceed:
Tips or screens part #21240 or #21260 restricted. Clean or replace.
Stem part #21310 bent or worn. Replace.
Coupler part #21120 restricted. Clean or replace.
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Probable Cause Solution
Pump running hot due to lack of water into pump; poor recirculation of water from pump back to water tank; water over 160° F. Check all lines into pump and from pump returning to solution tank. Check filters #20860 and #20875.
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Probable Cause Solution
Pump leaking in general:
  • Seal part #20570 worn.
Replace.
Pump leaking at front:
  • Screws part #20530 loose
Replace.
Pump Leaking at center:
  • Housing Part # 20500 cracked.
Replace.
Pump Leaking at rear:
  • Needs new seal/bearings.
Contact Bane-Clene.
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Probable Cause Solution
Plug part #21060 disconnected. Re-engage.
Switch part #20360 malfunction. Replace.
Motor Overload. Wait 10 minutes.
Fuse or breaker off Replace and turn on.
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Probable Cause Solution
Dirty vacuum pump. Flush out.
Vacuum relief valve #20405 malfunction. Repair or replace.
Extension cord too light. Replace with 12 gauge or heavier.
Loose vacuum belt or pulley. Tighten or replace.
Solution pump bearing seized. Replace along with mechanical seal.
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Probable Cause Solution
Muffler # 20607 restricted. Clean or replace.
Loose parts in machine. Tighten.
Motor #20470 fan loose. Tighten.
Water pump bearing bad. Replace along with mechanical seal.
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Probable Cause Solution
Auxiliary tank clogged. Flush Out.
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Probable Cause Solution
Dead truck battery. Charge battery.
Loose wire at battery. Reconnect wire.
Loose wire at winch. Reconnect wire.
Loose wire in control box. Reconnect wire.
Faulty selector switch. Replace with new.
Faulty solenoid. Replace with new.
Faulty air switch. Replace with new.
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Probable Cause Solution
Dead truck battery Charge battery.
Loose wire at battery. Reconnect wire.
Loose wire at control box. Reconnect wire.
Faulty control switch Replace with new.
Faulty Solenoid. Replace with new.
Brushes loose on motor. Call Bane-Clene.
Faulty air switch. Replace with new.
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Probable Cause Solution
Loose set screw on motor drive sprocket. Tighten.
Loose set screw on clutch sprocket. Tighten.
Clutch tension too weak. Call Bane-Clene.
Damaged shear pin in gear motor. Call Bane-Clene.
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Probable Cause Solution
Drop pin not engaged. Engage pin.
Loose set screw on drive sprocket. Tighten.
Damaged drop pin. Replace with new.
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Probable Cause Solution
Clutch tension too weak. Call Bane-Clene.
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  1. Separate the two halves of the solution pump housing.
  2. Leave the base of the pump in the base unit and the drive belt attached.
  3. A 15 mm six point socket will slip snugly over the broken half of the flex joint attached to the pump shaft.
  4. Using an impact wrench, spin the broken part out of the threads in the pump shaft (turning it counter clockwise).
  5. Remove the stator and auger from the other half of the housing.
  6. Clamp the auger in a padded vise and use the 15 mm socket and impact wrench to remove the other broken half of the flex joint from the auger (turning the socket counter clockwise).
  7. The repair can be accomplished in the field by using a soclet extention or two and striking the ratchet handle sharply with a hammer to remove the broken part from the pump shaft.
  8. The other half can be removed from the auger by the same method. But leave the auger in the stator while striking the ratchet handle sharply with a hammer.
  9. Got dirty hands from doing this? Booster is as good a hand cleaner as any you will find in an auto parts store. Use it straight.
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