bissell proheat 2x revolution 1986 reviews

Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Full-Size Carpet Cleaner, 1986 reviews

Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Full-Size Carpet Cleaner, 1986 reviews

Last updated: 16th July 2018

Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986 reviews

Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986 is our recommendation as one of the best carpet cleaners for pet owners, as this model has a lot of twists to bring an ultimate performance when dealing with pet hairs and pet stains.

bissell proheat 2x revolution 1986 reviews
Bissell proheat 2x revolution 1986 reviews

Some facts about Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986 include

This is Bissell latest upright carpet cleaner, which is the upgrade unit of Bissell ProHeat 2X 1548 (the most recommended unit in last years)

This model has a pretreater which is a built-in sprayer for tackle set-in stains so it is more convenient

Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986 has a wet/dry upholstery tool. When using dry mode, the 2-in-1 tool will pick up pet hair, debris, pet foods and store in a dry container, like a vacuum cleaner. When using wet mode, it will remove the embedded stains with Bissell cleaning formula (already given in the package)

Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986 has a removable brushroll cover, so you can clean the brushroll easier than the Bissell ProHeat 2X 1548 model.

Keep reading: compare Bissell Proheat 1986 vs 2007

Technology and benefits of Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986

Construction: this is a full-size upright carpet cleaner which is an upgrade of Bissell most successful model: Bissell ProHeat 2X 1548. The unit is recommended for the home with pets, busy person, home with furniture.

Strong suction

The unit uses a motor 6.8 amps rating for scrubbing and suction the dirty water. Most of Bissell upright models use the same motor power.

2 cleaning modes

The unit allows you to quickly clean the carpet and dry in less than 1 hour when using express mode. This is very useful for home with kids, home with daily messes

When you need to clean deep down, run the deep clean mode to remove embedded stains and soils. This mode will relive your carpets like a new one

Low brush profile

This Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986 has a low profile so you can basically clean under furniture without removing them. The model is therefore recommended for home with tables, beds, sofas on carpets

Strong brush system

Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986 has 12 rows of Dual Dirtlifter Powerbrush (12 rows of counter-rotating brush units which is one of the strongest brush rolls on the markets) therefore this unit will scrub and remove the stains better than previous models (for example Bissell 1622 only has 6 rows on the brushroll)

Other beneficial design includes pretreater (mentioned above), heatwave technology (keep the water warm when you use hot water), long cord (25 ft), 5 years warranty and a package of cleaning formula for removing urine on the carpets.

Specifications of Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986

  • Similar Models: 1964, 19862, 19863
  • Warranty: 5 years limited
  • Surface Type: Carpet, Low Pile Carpet, Stairs, Upholstery
  • Power Rating: 6.8 Amps
  • Heater: No
  • Cleaning Path Width: 11″
  • Weight: 19 lbs
  • Heatwave Technology: Yes
  • Brush System: 12 Rows
  • Power Cord Length: 25′
  • Hose Length: 8′
  • Tank Capacity: 1 Gallon Clean Water Tank
  • Edge Sweep Brushes: Yes
  • Tools: 2-in-1 Pet Dusting Brush, 3″ Tough Stain Tool and 8oz. Professional Pet Urine Eliminator + Oxy.

Pros and cons of Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986


  • Easy To Clean
  • Great at deep cleaning
  • Great on stair stains
  • Powerful


  • Bigger clean tank would be great

Recommendation of Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986

Recommended for busy person, home with pets, home with furniture on carpets, users who are looking for a professional grade carpet cleaner at lighter weight and cheaper price

Against for users who are constantly dealing with heavily soiled carpets in big areas such as hotel, restaurant…because the water tank is 1 Gallon so it might be a bit small. You can check for the commercial model Bissell big Green.

FAQs and troubleshooting of Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986

Will this work well for my 8×10 area rug too?
Answer: I believe it will. If it is a low nap rub. I used it on a high nap rug . It was a little to tall, but cleaned it.

Question: Can you really take the whole lid off the dirty water tank to clean it out with a brush? Or can you only open the spout to pour out the dirty water?
Answer: Yes!!! The to tank is for clean water & removal is easy for cleaning!!! Bottom tank is separate & also easy to remove & clean!!!

Question: What is the difference between the bissell 2x pro-heat 1548 and the 1986?
Answer: the 1986 has pre-treater and more tools, the 1548 does not have pre-treater

Question: can deep clean antibacterial liquid work in a pro hea revolution?
Answer: Yes, in fact a sample bottle came with the carpet cleaner.

Question: Would this work on tile or only carpet?
Answer: I have only used this on carpet.

Question: wheres the savings?
Answer: In doing it yourself over against hiring a professional. Do not assume amazon is the cheapest, quite often it is not.

Question: what is the drying time for a typical medium pile wall to wall carpet ?
Answer: If you do the deep cleaning and not the quick cleaning, it took mine about two and a half hours. I go over the cleaned spots three to four times or until I can get little to no water out of the rug

Question: How hot does the water get ?
Answer: It uses hot tap water only.

Question: Does it work well with longer fiber carpet? My original cleaner has spinning heads and they won’t turn due to the length, hoping this might?
Answer: I have an inch thick carpet and works great!

Question: Does this cleaner come with a warranty?
Answer: yes! and it does what it claims.

This has no heater according to specs? Is this true. How does the water stay hot?
Answer: You fill the water tank with hot, not boiling, tap water along with the solution prior to cleaning. After a few runs over the carpet it does feel hot to the touch. I would imagine if you had to do several rooms, the solution would need to be replenished anyhow so you’d just add more hot water.

Question: does the heat the water or do you have to put hot water in it
Answer: this machine uses HeatWave Technology which helps to maintain the temperature of the water in the clean tank. We recommend using hot tap water but not boiling or microwaved water in the machine.

Question: is the machine heavy
Answer: No. Even with water in the tank, it is very manageable walking up and down the stairs.

Question: Can it be used on area rugs with hardwood flooring underneath?
Answer: While it should be safe, this will depend on how porous the area rug is.

Question: Where do I get brushes for bissell 1986 proheat 2x petpro? I can’t find it anywhere.
Answer: I do not know, have not had to replace yet. You might find it on bissell website

Question: What’s the difference between the proheat 2x revolution pet pro 1986 and the proheat revolution 1548?

Answer: the 1986 is the newer of the two models and features a front nozzle and the clean shot spray for spot cleaning

Question: Is it possible to use water only in the tank without the cleaning solution?
Answer: Definitely. I always end with water only to get all of the cleaner up. Our animals don’t do well with chemicals in their face all the time. I make my own cleaner that work well. My machine stopped working after a couple uses so good luck with yours!

Will this clean a stiff carpet IE woven fabrics not loose fabric.
Answer: Yes. The brushes are very good and counter rotate and provide a good scrubbing action. As long as the solution can get into the carpet you will have no problems.

Question: Would this also work well to steam clean tile floors?
Answer: I don’t see why not but I don’t have tile floors. You can call the company and they helped me a lot with mine.

Question: Does/can this function as a normal vacuum as well? For use on wood floors?
Answer: Nothing indicates you can do that with this model. There are two roller brushes that I think would scratch the finish. Doesn’t seem like it would hurt the machine, but I don’t know that for sure.

Question: My machine is not sucking in water. How do I fix that?
Answer: Is your machine under warranty. Send it back. If not, there is probably something that is clogging the system. You may see if there is a “handy person” who will work on it and take it apart to see what is going on. I am not a repair person, just a customer who has one of these machines.

Question: How is it picking up litter?
Answer: It does a pretty descent job. I’m very impressed with its performance overall. My house carpet looked spotless after using it and I’ll recommend it to anyone.

Question: I can’t seem to take out float stack anyone else have this problem?
Answer:  the float stack should remove by twisting it to the left to unlock.

Question: Does this machine easily get jammed up with pet hair?
Answer: No, but it’s best to vacuum before using especially with living with 4 dogs. I’m very impressed how well this machine works. I just like having a professional clean your carpet. Machine cleans up very easy.

Question: Do you carry the pulley belt for bissell pro heat revolution 2X
Answer: looks like some places on Amazon carry the replacement belts.

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