Are you ready to start cleaning your carpets at home? Whether you want to take on everyday dirt or tackle tough carpet stains, cleaning a carpet requires proper equipment and knowledge. Cleaning a carpet is much different than using an ordinary upright vacuum cleaner and does require a bit of instruction.

How do I get the most out of my Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner? Getting the most out of your new carpet cleaner is a lot easier than you might think. First, you need to learn the necessary steps for operating your carpet cleaning system. Next, you need to learn how to use its various attachments. Lastly, you need to learn how to clean and maintain your Bissell system.

Today we are going to cover all the information you need to know to operate your new Bissell carpet cleaning system and all its available attachments.  Next, we are going to talk you through the necessary steps for cleaning and maintaining your system. And, we will conclude by providing some helpful troubleshooting tips.

How to Use the Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner

Learning how to use your Bissell Proheat Pet Pro with confidence is quite simple, whether you are vacuuming carpet, hardwood floors, or cleaning your carpet. Our goal with this article is to provide a few simple tips and tricks for using your carpet cleaner today.

Assembling your Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Carpet Cleaner

Assembly of the Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution takes only a couple of minutes as there are only five individual pieces to the unit. Those include the upper handle, an attachment screw, the base with a dirty water tank, the clean water tank, and a carry handle.

  • Step One: Insert the upper handle into the accompanying slot located at the top of the base unit until it clicks into place.
  • Step Two: Align the carry handle with its corresponding slots located on either side of the base unit. When properly seated, the carry handle will click into place as with the upper handle.
  • Step Three: Secure the upper handle to the base using a Phillips-head screwdriver and the included screw. (The screw is taped to the upper handle.)
  • Step Four: Align the clean water tank with the grooves located at the bottom of the unit’s upper handle and slide the tank into place.
  • Step Five: Wrap the electrical cord around the unit’s quick-release cord wrap hook, and the carry handle and assembly is complete.

You can click here to watch a step-by-step YouTube video from Bissell showing how to assemble your new Proheat 2X Revolution Carpet Cleaner.  The full user manual is available for download in English or English/Spanish. Additionally, you can click here to watch a quick YouTube video posted by Bissell briefly covering the use of the Bizzell Proheat Pet Pro.

How to Fill the Clean Water Tank

  • Step One: Remove the clean water tank (located at the top of the unit) by lifting it straight up parallel to the upper handle.
  • Step Two: Unscrew the cap from the top of the tank and add hot tap water (140 degrees Fahrenheit max) to the water fill line.
  • Step Three: Add the appropriate amount of cleaning formula using the chart below. Then, twist the cap back into place on the top of the tank.
  • Step Four: Align the clean water tank with the grooves at the bottom of the upper handle and slide it into place.
Formula Deep Cleaning and Max Clean Modes Express Clean Mode
Bissell 2X Concentrated Formulas Add 2.5 ounces of formula for Deep
Clean Mode or 5 ounces of formula for Max Clean Mode.
Add 2.5 ounces of formula for enhanced cleaning results.
Bissell Boost Formula Enhancers Add 1.25 ounces of formula. Add 2.5 ounces of formula for enhanced cleaning results.

How to Clean Your Carpet

Your Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner includes three different modes for cleaning your carpet:

  • Max Clean: Provides intense cleaning for the dirtiest carpets and stains.
  • Deep Clean: Provides a deep clean for stubborn stains and odors.
  • Express Clean: Provides a light clean for everyday carpet cleaning needs.

Both the Max and Deep Clean modes require an estimated 8 hours for your carpet to fully dry, and the Express Clean Mode requires about 30-minutes of dry time.

  • Step One: Plug your Bissell Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner into a properly ground electrical socket and select the desired cleaning mode.
  • Step Two: Turn the unit on by pressing the power button located on the left side of the base unit.
  • Step Three: Tilt the unit for use by pressing the Recline Pedal located on the bottom side of the base unit directly behind the left wheel.

Cleaning Your Carpet Using Express Clean Mode

  • Step One: Press the spray trigger to apply a solution while making one forward and one backward pass.
  • Step Two: Release the trigger and make two dry passes (one forwards and one backward) at the recommended cleaning pace of about 12 inches per second to remove the dirty solution.

Cleaning Your Carpet Using Max Clean and Deep Clean Modes

  • Step One: Press the spray trigger to apply a solution while making two slow wet passes on the carpet (one forwards and one backward).
  • Step Two: Release the trigger and make two slow dry passes on the carpet (one forwards and one backward) to remove the dirty solution.

Cleaning Your Carpet Using the Antibacterial Cleaning Mode

  • Step One: Press the spray trigger to apply the solution while making a total of three slow wet passes (one forward, one backward, and an additional forward pass).
  • Step Two: Release the trigger and make one slow dry pass moving backward to suck up the solution.

Cleaning Bare Floors Using the Bissell Proheat Carpet Cleaner

Cleaning bare floors is possible using your Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro. However, it does require the purchase of a bare floor tool for a relatively nominal price.

Fortunately, the steps for cleaning bare floors using your Bissell Carpet cleaner are simple.

  • Step One: Make sure your machine is turned off and unplugged from the electrical outlet.
  • Step Two: Attach the bare floor tool to the bottom of the carpet cleaner by lining it up to the edge of the nozzle. Then, rotate the tool down until it clicks into place.
  • Step Three: Plug the machine back into a grounded electrical outlet and switch the cleaning mode to Express Clean.
  • Step Four: Press the power button and begin cleaning by pressing the trigger for one wet pass forwards, and one wet pass backward. Then, release the trigger and make an additional forward pass and backward pass.
  • Step Five: When finished cleaning your floor, turn off the machine and unplug it from the electrical outlet. Then, remove the bare floor tool by rotating it upwards to unhook it from the machine’s nozzle.
  • Step Six: Rinse the bare floor cleaning tool and let it dry completely before storing it.

How to Use Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner Attachments

The Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro comes with a hose and two cleaner attachments: a 2-in-1 Pet Upholstery Tool, and a Tough Stain Tool. Other available attachments include a 3-in-1 Stair Tool, a Deep Reach Pet Stain Tool, a Powered TurboBrush Hand Tool, and other smaller accessories.

Below are detailed instructions for attaching the hose and tool. Additionally, we are including step-by-step instructions for using the 2-in-1 Pet Upholstery Tool. You can click here for a YouTube video that covers the use of the Stair, Deep Reach Pet Stain, and Powered TurboBrush tools.

Attaching a Hose and Tool

  • Step One: Lift open the accessory hose door located on the front of the top of the foot of the machine. (The door flips upwards toward the machine to open.)
  • Step Two: Insert the hose and snap it into place, making sure the red-colored hose release clip is facing outwards, away from the base of the machine.
  • Step Three: Attach whichever tool you want to use to the other end of the hose. Press the power button to the “On” position on the machine to begin using the tool.

Using the 2-in1 Pet Upholstery Tool

  • Step One: Follow the previous instructions for attaching the hose to the machine. Then, attach the 2-in-1 tool and select dry mode to pick up hair and other dry debris. (The suction will be concentrated at the lower part of the tool next to the dry cup.)
  • Step Two: Using a raking motion, start with the tool located farthest away from you and pull the tool towards you. The rubber nubs on the tool will help attract hair and other debris and direct it toward the suction channel.
  • Step Three: Empty the cup as needed by turning off the machine and holding the cup and twisting it counter-clockwise until the arrow and unlock symbol line up. You can then remove the cup and empty it.
  • Step Four: Reattach the cup by lining up the arrow with the unlock symbol. Then, rotate the cup clockwise until it locks into place.
  • Step Five: To deep clean, move the switch to the wet mode and press the trigger to spray water and formula. Use the top portion of the nozzle to extract stains and odors.
  • Step Six: Press and hold the trigger down and pull the tool towards you from the farthest location like you did using the tool’s dry mode. Be sure to keep the tool in contact with the surface you are cleaning as you pull the tool towards you.
  • Step Seven: Be sure to remove any remaining hair and debris from the cup and nozzle before storing the 2-in-1 tool.
  • Step Eight: Remove any hair or other trapped debris from the nozzle by first, turning off the machine. Then, pull the nozzle tab away from the tool to remove it.
  • Step Nine: Rinse the nozzle tool in a sink or drain using clean water. Then, replace the tool by lining up its edge and snapping it into place.

Cleaning Your Bissell Proheat Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner After Use

Now that you’ve finished cleaning your carpet using your Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution, it’s time to clean your system and get it ready for storage until its next use.

Flushing and Rinsing Your Carpet Cleaner After Use

  • Step One: Carefully remove the clean water tank and fill it with warm tap water (140 degrees Fahrenheit max). Next, empty it to rinse it out. Then, fill it again with warm tap water to the max fill line.
  • Step Two: Replace the clean water tank to the machine by lining it up with its groove and gently pressing downwards until it locks into place.
  • Step Three: Plug the machine into a grounded electrical socket and turn it on using the button located on the left side of the unit.
  • Step Four: Press the trigger for about 15 seconds while making several frontwards and backward passes on a section of carpet.
  • Step Five: Release the trigger and clean remove the dirty water from the carpet by pushing the carpet cleaner forward and backward for about 15 seconds.

Next, you will move on to the next section to continue cleaning your carpet cleaner before storing it.

Emptying and Cleaning the Dirty Water Tank

  • Step One: Release the dirty water tank by pressing down on the colored tank handle located directly above the reservoir.
  • Step Two: Tilt the top of the tank slightly outward from the base unit.
  • Step Three: Grab the tank and handle and tank with both hands and remove the tank by pulling it upwards and away from the base of the unit.
  • Step Four: Quickly empty the tank by removing the rubber tab at the top of the tank and pour the water out of the tank. When completed, replace the rubber tab to the top of the tank.
  • Step Five: Flip the dirty water tank upside down, unscrew the ring, and gently remove the float stack. Gently rinse the float stack and dirty water tank.
  • Step Six: Carefully replace the float stack by lining up the arrows, so they point directly at each other.
  • Step Seven: Replace the ring and rotate to lock it until secure. (Be sure the ring locks into place; otherwise, water might leak from the tank.)
  • Step Eight: Clean the red filter located on the base unit below the dirty water tank by wiping off any remaining dirt and debris.
  • Step Nine: Replace the dirty water tank by angling it downwards into the base unit. Then, slowly tilt the tank towards the unit until it locks back into place.

Cleaning the Brush Rolls and Nozzle

  • Step One: Turn off the machine and unplug it from the grounded electrical outlet.
  • Step Two: Remove the nozzle from the foot of the machine by gripping the accessory hose door and pulling upwards.
  • Step Three: Remove the brush roll cover to reveal the brush rolls by pressing on the two release buttons and lifting straight upwards with the cover.
  • Step Four: rinse the nozzle and brush roll cover under clean running water using the Nozzle Clean Out Tool to unclog any pet hair or debris. Once completed, set the nozzle and brush roll cover aside to dry.
  • Step Five: Use the comb portion of the Nozzle Clean Out Tool to clear out any hair or debris from the brush rolls themselves.
  • Step Six: Replace the brush roll cover by pushing straight down on it until it locks back into place. Then, line up the nozzle and rotate it to snap it back into place.

Replacing the Belts and Brush Rollers

There may come a time when you need to replace the belts or brush rollers on your Bissell Proheat 2X Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner. You will need both a Phillips and a flathead screwdriver to perform this task.

  • Step One: Turn off the machine and unplug it from the grounded electrical outlet.
  • Step Two: With the machine in the upright position, remove both the clean and dirty water tanks, and set aside.
  • Step Three: Remove the nozzle and brush roll cover following the instructions in the Cleaning the Brush Rolls and Nozzle section, above.
  • Step Four: Press the recline pedal located directly behind the left wheel and lay the machine on its back.
  • Step Five: Remove the belt access door by placing a flathead screwdriver into the slots at the back and then the front of the door. Lift and remove the door and set aside.
  • Step Six: Turn the machine over to its side and using a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screw directly beneath the wheel. Slide the wheel down to remove it from the machine.
  • Step Seven: Lay the machine back on its back and remove the screw on the brush roll end cap using a Phillips-head screwdriver.
  • Step Eight: Gently remove either the gear belt to replace it or the brush rolls.
  • Step Nine: Remove the brush rolls, setting aside the washers located on each end. Replace the brush rolls, reassemble the belt and end cap, securing it with the screws you removed earlier.
  • Step Ten: If the flat belt is broken, rotate the machine to its side and remove it. Then, feed the new flat belt through the opening so that it wraps around the red-colored pulley.
  • Step Eleven: Rotate the machine onto its back again, making sure the flat belt remains on the pulley. Then, stretch the belt with your thumb until it wraps around the metal axle.
  • Step Twelve: Reattach the wheel by sliding int up and back into its slot and secure it with the screw you removed earlier. Then, snap the belt access door back down until it locks into place.

Troubleshooting the Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner

Below are some troubleshooting solutions for everyday problems you might experience while using your Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro.

Problem  Possible Causes Solution(s)
No Power Cleaning Mode Switch was mistaken for the power switch. Press the red power button on the left side of the machine to the “On” position.
The electrical outlet may not be active. 1. Try plugging a different device into the electrical outlet to see if it is working. 2. Check the electrical panel to see if a breaker has been thrown.
Leaking Tank The tank may have been overfilled. Remove access water from the tank.
Water may be caught in the space between the tank and its handle. Hold the tank at an angle over a sink or drain so any extra water can pour out space. (Make sure the cap is twisted on tightly.)
CleanShot continues spraying after the machine is turned off The CleanShoot button is in the “On” position. Press the Cleanshot button to turn off. (The button’s window will show the color red and “0” when in the “Off” position.)
No Spray through the CleanShot The clean water tank may be empty. Refill the clean water tank.
The clean water tank may not be properly seated. Remove and reseat the clean water tank.
The machine is not reclined. Press the recline pedal located behind the left wheel and recline the machine.
The pump may have lost its prime. Turn the machine off and unplug it from the electrical outlet. Place a ball-point pen in the black cylinder next to the mounting screw. When the water begins bubbling up, remove the pen. Reattach the nozzle.
No spray through the hose and tool Your machine’s hose is not primed or lost its prime. Turn the machine off and unplug it from the electrical outlet. Place a ball-point pen in the black cylinder next to the mounting screw. When the water begins bubbling up, remove the pen. Reattach the nozzle.
The clean water tank may be empty. Refill the clean water tank.
The clean water tank may not be properly seated. Remove and reseat the clean water tank.
No spray or reduced spray through the machine’s foot The clean water tank may be empty. Refill the clean water tank.
The clean water tank may not be properly seated. Remove and reseat the clean water tank.

Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Review

We reviewed the Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner by researching available data regarding the best vacuum cleaners using high-authority industry websites such as Consumer Reports and the Better Business Bureau, who awarded Bissell an “A+” rating.  Additionally, we considered its features, price, consumer, and professional reviews.

Professional Reviews

The Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution consistently received a rating of 4.2 stars or more out of 5.0 possible stars across the spectrum of review sites we researched. Review sites praised the Proheat 2X Revolution’s ease of use, maneuverability, and simple maintenance. They also liked its variety of features and available attachments and accessories.

Professional review sites also praised its ability to clean up after pets as well as its features for cleaning carpets, furniture, and stairways. For example, several sites noted that the included 2-in-1 Pet Upholstery Tool is excellent for cleaning couches, chairs, and other places your beloved pet(s) may have left paw prints, mud, and fur.

Pros

Professional reviews presented several positive features and aspects of the Bissell 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner to include its:

  • Versatility
  • Ease of Use;
  • Lightweight design;
  • Variety of Attachments;
  • Ability to clean thoroughly with just one pass;
  • Great features for pet owner;
  • Ability to clean upholstery;
  • Easy to clean brush heads.

Cons

There were a few negatives reported regarding the Bissell Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner to include its:

  • Price;
  • Inability to heat water (despite its “Proheat” name);
  • Loud noise during operation;
  • The relatively short length of the included hose.

Professional Reviewers’ Bottom Line

Expert reviewers consistently rated the Bissell Proheat as a superior option for pet owners for an at-home carpet cleaning system. Additionally, several reviewers gave the Bissell ProHeat high marks for people with small children who play around the house a lot.

Consumer Reviews

Consumers were equally impressed with the performance and value of the Bissell Proheat 2x Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner. This carpet cleaner received average consumer ratings of 4.0 stars and above out of a possible 5.0 stars on all the online retail sites we researched.

Consumers consistently praised the Bissell Proheat Revolution’s easy assembly, ease of use, deep cleaning ability, maneuverability, and its solid construction.

On the negative side, several consumers complained about the machine’s volume level when in use. Additionally, a few customers complained that the name was deceptive since the Bissell Proheat doesn’t heat the water it uses. Instead, it relies on hot tap water added to the clean water tank.

Our Conclusion

Selecting the best carpet cleaner can be confusing with so many models to choose from these days. However, based on our research, the Bissell Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner is an excellent carpet cleaning system for pet owners and homes with small children. 

For those of you interested in purchasing this machine, the Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner is available online from Amazon and a variety of other retailers.

The Bottom Line

We hope you enjoyed our article discussing the use and maintenance of your Bissell Proheat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner. Yes, using a carpet cleaner is much different than working with an ordinary upright vacuum. However, with the help of this guide, you can easily experience superior carpet and upholstery cleaning power today.

And if you have any other questions, you can click here for an excellent overview of all the fantastic features of the Proheat 2X Revolution.

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The Eyerly Family is a tight knit family from Texas. Married for 10 years Dane and Deena are the parents to six awesome kids! In 2021 the Eyerly's are leaving normal life behind to travel full-time throughout the United States in their Double Decker Bus which has been converted to a tiny home. Learn more about The Eyerly's here.

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