How To Take Apart a Bissell ProHeat Carpet Cleaner

Updated on October 1, 2022

Are you wondering how to take apart a Bissell ProHeat Carpet Cleaner? Is your Bissell ProHeat carpet cleaner not working as well as it did when you first purchased it and you want to take it apart to figure out the issue? Do you need to do routine maintenance on your carpet cleaner?

I know you’re probably thinking that it’s too hard to take your machine apart and you should just take it to a professional to fix it for you. Don’t waste your money when you can easily do it yourself at home!

The hardest part of repairing your Bissell ProHeat is taking it apart, but really it’s not as hard as you’d think! There are several reasons that you may need or want to take apart your machine, from deep cleaning it, to general repairs, or even just for routine maintenance.

No matter what the reason is that you want to disassemble your machine, you should be able to do it quickly and easily. You’ll be on your way to a machine that works as good as new in no time.

Taking Apart Your Machine

Taking apart you carpet cleaner is a piece of cake and will help you trouble shoot any issues. You may have noticed that your machine isn’t working as well as it once did. Before you buy a new cheap portable carpet cleaner, disassembling your machine and deep cleaning it could very well take care of any issues you may be having.

What Supplies Are Needed?

If you need to take apart your Bissell ProHeat 2x Revolution, all that you’ll need are a couple of tools you most likely already have in your home. Luckily you don’t need many items to take apart your machine.


  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Needle-Nose Pliers

Now, the needle-nose pliers may not be needed, but if you find yourself with a part that just won’t come unstuck, the pliers may give you the extra grip and reach you need to get things apart.

Preparing Your Machine

I know you’re ready to jump right in and get started on taking your machine apart, but there are a couple of things you’ll need to do before you start. First, make the unit is unplugged and turned off. The best way to ruin your Sunday afternoon is to be in the back of an ambulance on your way to the hospital after being electrocuted when you really just want to be at home fixing your carpet shampooer.

Next, make sure it is empty of all liquids, both clean and dirty. You don’t want to spill anything in the process of taking your cleaner apart.

How To Take Apart a Bissell ProHeat Carpet Cleaner

Alright, it’s time for the part we’ve all been waiting for!

Let’s get started.

  1. First, make sure you have your screwdriver and needle-nose pliers handy. You don’t want to get in the groove and realize you don’t have your tools within reach.
  2. Next, you’ll want to remove both of the tanks. This can be done by pulling off the top tank, then pushing the latch that unlocks the lower tank and allows removal.
  3. After that, unwrap the hose and release the latch that holds it in place.
  4. Remove any tools or accessories that are on the machine. They should be located in the tool caddy located on the back of your carpet cleaner.
  5. Slide the lower hose rack out and use your Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screws and pull the rack off.
  6. Unscrew the front nozzle and then lay the carpet cleaner down, power cord facing the floor.
  7. Next, you’ll want to find and remove the black screws, as doing so will enable you to take off the clear cap, giving you access to the silver screw.
  8. Remove the silver screw and the pivoting arm. Removing the pivoting arm will give you access to the belt and brush rolls.

Now that you’ve taken your Bissell ProHeat 2x apart, you’re able to do any maintenance or repairs that need to be done.

Make sure you take this opportunity to wipe all parts clean and inspect them for any damage that may be present, even if doesn’t seem like the damage is affecting its performance.

After you finish your maintenance and repairs, put the cleaner back together, add your water and cleaning solution, plug it in, and give it a solid test run to make sure everything is in working order, taking care to pay close attention for any leaks or change in performance.

As long as everything is working correctly and there are no leaks, your machine is good to go!

1 thought on “How To Take Apart a Bissell ProHeat Carpet Cleaner”

  1. Used my cleaner twice worked great. Can not get clear cover off to clean fur and dirt out. Now the brush dropped down making it impossible to push.

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