How to Repair Bissell Carpet Cleaner

Updated July 19, 2017

Spills happen. That's why it's so nice to have a carpet cleaner readily available to do spot cleaning or to get those high traffic areas into shape before the guests arrive. Home carpet cleaners tend to get a workout, especially in a home with small children or pets. You can perform your own basic repairs on a Bissell carpet cleaner, because of the ease of access and availability of replacement parts.

Lift the solution tank straight up to remove it from the Bissell carpet cleaner.

Remove the cap at the bottom of the solution tank.

Remove the insert/hose assembly.

Remove visible debris from insert/hose assembly and cap.

Rinse cap and insert/hose assembly under running water.

Replace insert/hose assembly.

Replace cap, tightening by hand.

Replace solution tank to back of Bissell carpet cleaner.

Turn the machine off and unplug.

Remove the collection and solution tanks.

Lay the machine down to expose the bottom of the carpet cleaner.

Unscrew the brush cover with a Philips head screwdriver and remove.

Pull off the brush end cap located on the left.

Remove the exposed brush belt.

Remove the brush.

Slide the belt off the motor pulley.

Attach replacement belt first to the motor pulley, then the brush.

Guide the right end of the brush into the end cap on the right side.

Attach the left end cap.

Slide brush into place.

Replace brush cover and screws.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Replacement brush belt
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Patrice Campbell, a graduate of Skagit Valley College, has more than 20 years of writing experience. She has worked as a news reporter and features writer for the "Florence Mining News" and the "Wild Rivers Guide," penned promotional material for various businesses and charities, and written for various websites.