Bissell PowerLifter PowerBrush 1622 Review — Upright Carpet Cleaner and Shampooer

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The PowerLifter® PowerBrush Upright Carpet Cleaner is one of Bissell’s older models. In it’s heyday, it was the first choice for people looking for an upright carpet cleaner for carpets around $100.

This unit was very popular among American household because it is simple, easy to use, lightweight and very cheap. You may still be able to find it as overstock online.

Another option for a Bissell upright carpet cleaner under $100 is the newer TurboClean™ PowerBrush Pet carpet cleaner and shampooer.

Recommendation – Should you buy Bissell PowerLifter 1622

Although its design is classic, Bissell PowerLifter PowerBrush 1622 has a strong motor and active brush roll system to clean the floor carpet efficiently. You should realize this model is exclusively designed for carpet cleaning only (no upholstery cleaning feature) since it does not have the hose.

Rated as one of the best carpet cleaners for years, you can confidently pick this model if you are in a tight budget and you only need to clean floor carpet.

If you only need to clean floor carpets, area rugs, you will find Bissell PowerLifter 1622 the best deal for the money. You have to remember this model does not have the hose therefore you may also consider Bissell Powersteamer 1623 (similar design and machine power, hose added) to gain more benefits.

Specifications of bissell POWERLIFTER POWERBRUSH 1622

Model namePowerLifter PowerBrush Upright Carpet Cleaner 1622
General specifications 
Dimension19 x 11 x 44 inches
Weight 16.4 lbs
Cleaning surfaceCarpet
Cleaning performance 
Motor power6.25 amps
Brush type12 Row Dual DirtLifter PowerBrush
Cleaning path width11 in
Heatwave technologyNo
Edge cleaningNo
Hose lengthN/a
Cord length20 ft
Water tank size0.75 Gal
Ease of use 
Brush on/offNo
2 Cleaning modeNo
Carry handleYes
Special tools 
Similar modelsN/a
Warranty1 year limited

Pros and cons of Bissell PowerLifter PowerBrush 1622


  • Simple, easy to use and very lightweight.
  • Efficient cleaning performance on carpet and rug.
  • Very cheap and reliable.
  • One of the best sellers from the Bissell brand.


  • No hose – you can not clean upholstery, carpeted step.
  • No 2 cleaning mode – you can not do a quick clean.
  • Edge cleaning is so so.

Related: Bissell TurboClean™ PowerBrush Pet Carpet Cleaner Review


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Replacement parts of Bissell 1622

  • Screw Pack for Select Upright Carpet Cleaners
  • 5-Row Brush Assembly for Upright Carpet Cleaners
  • Collection Tank Float & Baffle
  • Tank Baffle for Carpet Cleaner Collection Tanks

FAQs and troubleshooting of Bissell PowerLifter PowerBrush 1622

Coming Soon

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