How to repair a Bissell Pro Heat carpet cleaner

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How to repair a Bissell Pro Heat carpet cleaner
You need to get that carpet cleaner working. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Bissell is ranked one of the best carpet cleaners on the market today, according to Consumer Search. Bissell makes a variety of steam cleaners including the Bissell Pro Heat carpet cleaner. The Pro Heat machine is backed by a limited two-year warranty and the promise of dedicated customer service from Bissell. The company offers quality products that are easy to use, but on occasion items on the machine will need to be repaired or replaced. Before taking your Pro Heat cleaner to a repair centre, try some money-saving tips that you can perform on your own.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • User's manual
  • Flathead screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Check the belts for damage. To repair a damaged pump belt, disconnect the power to the machine. Insert the blade of a flathead screwdriver into the bottom slot of the belt access door and release the snap. Inspect the belt, which is looped around the shaft. If the pump belt is missing or damaged, order replacement number 015-0628 from Bissell. Refer to installation instructions that accompany the new belt. To repair a damaged brush belt, disconnect the power to the machine. Insert the blade of a flathead screwdriver into the lower slot on the belt access door. Examine the belt to determine if it is damaged. If a replacement is needed, order a new brush belt, part number 015-0621. Refer to installation instructions that accompany the new belt.

  2. 2

    Fix a Pro Heat spray mechanism. Several things cause your carpet cleaner to not spray or to spray poorly. First, make sure there is a full tank of water. If there's not, refill the bladder with hot water. Second, see if the SmartMix bottle is empty. If it is, fill with Bissell Advanced Cleaning Formula. Next, if the pump has lost its prime, disconnect power to the unit for one minute, then turn on and hold down the trigger. If the fluid levels are adequate, check the filter for clogging and remove any dirt or debris. Inspect the tanks to verify that they are seated properly and ensure the pump belt is in working condition.

  3. 3

    Repair a cleaner with poor suction. Check the nozzle and attachments to ensure they are properly attached. Disconnect power and check the gasket to verify that it is positioned correctly. Verify that the tank lid is installed the right way, and if it's not, remove and reinstall. Check the water level of the tank-in-tank. If it is full, empty and replace.

Tips and warnings

  • Disconnect the power before working on your Bissell Pro Heat unit.

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