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How To Use The Bissell Proheat Carpet Cleaner

Pet accidents, dirt and stains are causing you headaches, so you’ve decided to invest in proper carpet cleaning equipment and got yourself the Bissell Proheat carpet cleaner.

But you’ve hardly ever used any carpet cleaning equipment before, and have no idea how to use this particular machine to utilise its full potential and make sure you don’t accidentally wreck it!

Don’t sweat it! In this article, we’ll help you achieve a flawlessly clean carpet without the hassle of scrubbing manually.

Prepare The Room And Pre-treat Any Stains

To get started, prep the room you want to deep clean.

Vacuum the area first to get rid of any pet hair, dirt, or debris to avoid clogging the machine. It’s also best to pre-treat any stains on the carpet or upholstery. You can use baking soda and vinegar to remove these spots and stains or use the Bissell Pre-treat cleaning solution.

Make sure you spot-test a small area no matter the cleaner you choose.

Prepare The Room And Pre-treat Any Stains

Remove Furniture

As you aim to deep clean the house, it’s best to move the furniture in order to cover more area and clean your carpet with ease. If you can’t move heavy furniture like beds or sofas around, you can clean around them- although it’s recommended to remove all furniture and do a deep clean at least once a year.

Set Up Your Bissell Proheat

Once your room is all prepped and all you can see is carpet, it’s time to set up your Bissell Proheat carpet cleaner.

At the top of the machine, you will see the clean water tank, lift it straight up and remove it from the machine. Remove the cap of the tank and fill it up with warm water till the water fill line. Now add your cleaning formula to the tank and put the cap into place. 

Note: To keep your warranty valid, you will need to use a Bissell-made cleaning solution.

Now, plug the machine in and wait for 2 minutes for it to heat up.

Deep Clean Your Carpet

To use the machine, press the button by your foot. Select the cleaning mode of your choice and start by moving to the farthest corner of the room. Work in straight lines and squeeze the spray trigger to release the solution.

Slowly push the machine forward and then release the trigger and pull it back over the same line to suck the water up. Once, you complete one line, move over to another without stepping on the wet carpet.

Repeat this pattern until you finish cleaning the entire room. The Bissell manual suggests one pass forward and one backwards with an engaged trigger but you can control the amount of solution dispensed depending on how dirty your carpet is. No need to apply more solution if your carpet isn’t that dirty.

Once you have cleaned all the carpet you needed to clean, it’s time to empty the dirty water tank. Press down on the handle, slightly tilt it towards yourself and lift it up to remove it.

Empty the tank in the sink, rinse it to clean it and attach it back to the machine.

Finishing Up

Rinse your dirty tank after all the cleaning and let it air dry.

Rinse the carpet thoroughly with clean water to remove any remaining cleaning solution and finally, allow the carpet to dry completely before replacing any furniture or objects.

Open all the windows to help dry it out quickly. Try to match your cleaning day according to the weather – less humid days will help dry the carpet faster.


The Bissell Proheat Carpet Cleaner can be a great tool for keeping your carpets clean and fresh.

They are brilliant carpet cleaners for your day-to-day and deep-cleaning needs and are also relatively inexpensive (if you’re lucky, you may be able to pick them up cheaply from Target salvage stores)

By following these simple steps, you can use the cleaner effectively to deep clean your carpets and remove stubborn stains. With a little bit of effort, you can keep your carpets looking great for years to come.


How do you clean the Bissell Proheat 2x?

To clean the Bissell Proheat 2X, simply empty the dirty water tank, rinse it clean and make sure to remove any hair or debris from the brushes and nozzle.

Bissell Proheat pet carpet cleaner won’t pick up water?

If the Bissell Proheat pet carpet cleaner won’t pick up water, check to make sure the dirty water tank is empty and properly attached, the nozzle and hose are clear of any clogs, and the brush roll is turning properly.

How to use the Bissell Proheat pet carpet cleaner?

To use the Bissell Proheat pet carpet cleaner, fill the clean water tank with hot tap water and cleaning formula, vacuum the carpet, press the trigger to release cleaning solution, and move the cleaner forward and backward to suction up the dirty water. Use the “Clean Shot” feature for stubborn stains and rinse the carpet thoroughly with clean water.

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