Bissell 17N4 Carpet Cleaner Reviews — DeepClean Premier® Pet Upright Carpet Shampooer

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Bissell 17N4 carpet cleaner is highly recommended for home with pets because it is very efficient in pet hair and pet vomit removal. This carpet cleaner is amazing at dirt extraction for large areas. However, it does not have 2 cleaning modes and the machine weight is a bit heavy (over 24 lbs.), and it’s also no longer available.

You should think of the portability of the carpet cleaner if you have to maneuver frequently, otherwise Bissell 17N4 is a great option for workmanship and durability.

Coupon for Bissell 17N4 carpet cleaner

Because this is an older Bissell model, we did not find any coupons when we looked. It can also be difficult to find new. We recommend checking out our review for the BISSELL DeepClean Deluxe Pet Carpet Cleaner and Shampooer, 36Z9.

Specifications of Bissell 17N4

Model nameDeepClean Premier Pet Upright Carpet Cleaner 17N4
General specifications 
Dimension23.5 x 14 x 25 inches
Weight 24.4 lbs
Cleaning surfaceCarpet, Upholstery, Stairs, Low Pile Carpet
Cleaning performance 
Motor power6.2 amps
Brush type12 Row Dual DirtLifter PowerBrush
Cleaning path width12’’
Heatwave technologyyes
Edge cleaningyes
Hose length9’
Cord length22’
Water tank size1.25 Gal
Ease of use 
Brush on/offno
2 Cleaning modeno
Carry handleyes
Special toolsDeep Reach Pet Tool3’’ tough Stain tool
Pet hair collection basket
Similar models17N42, 17N43, 17N45, 17N4C, 17N4V
Warranty3 year limited

Pros and cons of Bissell 17N4


  • Bissell 17N4 is designed for pet owners. This upright carpet cleaner uses a wide cleaning brush system with 12 rows of spinning brushes to lift up and remove the pet stains on carpets, upholstery.
  • Unlike other upright carpet washers, this model has  a pet hair collection basket to trap the hair bunnies, carpet fibers and prevent clogging.
  • To maximize cleaning performance, you should use warm water because Bissell 17N4 is capable of maintaining water temperature at approximately 45 Celsius degree during cleaning. The is done thanks to Heatwave technology.
  • The hose of Bissell 17N4 is stretchable up to 9 ft., longer than many upright models (7 ft.). It is convenient for cleaning under furniture or hard to reach places.
  • The unit is backed by Bissell for 3 limited years.


  • Bissell 17N4 is a heavy carpet cleaner when compared with popular models from Bissell and Hoover. Bissell 17N4 weight is 24.4 lbs. when empty. Popular upright carpet cleaner weight is around 18.5 lbs to 25 lbs.
  • This model only has one cleaning mode. Newer carpet cleaners have 2 cleaning modes (Bissell 1986, Hoover FH50251PC) that will be more convenient if you have a lot of spillages or messes on carpets that can happen frequently.
  • This model is no longer available

Performance of Bissell 17N4

Popularity of Bissell 17N4

When it first came out, the Bissell 17N4 was a popular choice for pet owners who are dealing with pet messes, pet hair con carpets constantly. This model is chosen by thousands of homeowners because its performance is amazing and cleaning results are extraordinary.

Bissell 17N4 is not the first choice for general home use because it is expensive and it lacks advanced features such as 2 cleaning modes, built-in sprayer. The most popular carpet cleaner choices are

  • Hoover FH50150PC
  • Hoover FH50251PC
  • Bissell Proheat 2X 1548

FAQs and troubleshooting of Bissell 17N4 carpet cleaner

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