Bissell Powersteamer 1623 reviews

Bissell Powersteamer 1623 reviews

Last update: 5th July 2020

Quick recap

Overall rating: 8.2/100

Bissell Powersteamer 1623 is an amazing carpet cleaner, especially for the low price. This model is somewhat similar to Bissell Powerbrush 1622 (which is one of the best sellers) regarding the design, motor power, brush system but it has the hose for cleaning upholstery.

Bissell Powersteamer 1623 reviews


This model receives a very high rating from consumers for reliable cleaning performance and low price value. The downside of this unit is about the name, where it is branded as power steamer but it does not produce steam actually. This branding strategy confuses users as they might think it is a steamer.

Apart from that ambiguous name, Bissell Powersteamer 1623 is a great option for users who have to clean both floors and above floor carpets.

Recommendation – Should you buy Bissell Power Steamer 1623

This model is a nice option for users who are in a limited budget. Bissell Powersteamer 1623 and Bissell Proheat 1887 are quite similar, you can consider to take either the Bissell 1623 (lighter weight) or the Bissell 1887 (bigger water tank, better for bigger areas).

Coupon of Bissell Powersteamer 1623

Currently, Bissell Powersteamer 1623 does not have a discount but you can enjoy free shipping, $50 off via Amazon Visa Program and free Amazon tech support.


Model namePowerSteamer PowerBrush Select Upright Carpet Cleaner 1623
General specifications 
Dimension19 x 11 x 44 inches
Weight17.5 lbs
Cleaning surfaceCarpet
Cleaning performance 
Motor power6.25 amps
Brush type5 Row Dual DirtLifter PowerBrush
Cleaning path width10.5 in
Heatwave technologyno
Edge cleaningno
Hose length6 ft
Cord length25 ft
Water tank size0.75 Gal
Ease of use 
Brush on/offno
2 Cleaning modeno
Carry handleyes
Special tools 3 in Tough Stain Tool, 2-in-1 spraying crevice tool, and bare-floor tool
Similar models16231, 16237, 1623Q, 1623R, 8806R
Warranty1 year limited

Pros and cons of Bissell Powersteamer 1623


  • Cheap, easy to use, lightweight (17.5 lbs.) and reliable
  • Capable of cleaning both carpet and upholstery (6 ft. Hose)
  • Additional tools (3) and cleaning formula (1)


  • No 2-mode cleaning, you can’t do a quick cleaning like Bissell Proheat 2X 1548

Performance of the unit

Bissell Powersteamer 1623 cleaning result

Bissell Powersteamer 1623 replacement parts

  • Edge Brush Pack w/ Screw for Upright Carpet Cleaners
  • Nozzle Seal for Upright Carpet Cleaners
  • 5-Row Brush Assembly for Upright Carpet Cleaners
  • 2X Professional Upright Carpet Cleaning Solution (48 oz.) | 78H63

FAQs and troubleshooting of Bissell Powersteamer 1623

Question: How to clean the power steamer after cleaning

Answer: The front nozzle can be removed to clean, you may also want to rinse out the water tank once done to remove any remaining dirty water.

Question: I am so frustrated. I have only used it a few times. it will not spray any water. I have followed all directions?

Answer: Sorry to hear it’s not spraying- these quick steps will help!

Question: Why is this called a Power “Steamer” if it doesn’t produce steam???

Answer: I guess they advertise steamer cause it gets attention & u do start w/VERY hot water! Whatever…it WORKS like a charm!!! Well worth it!

Question: Can you easily switch between floor and upholstery cleaning?

Answer: Yes, there is a switch on the front of the machine.

Question: Does this machine have a motorized rug/stair attachment?

Answer: No, it is not motorized. Look at the 4th picture with the lady using the upholstery/stair attachment to see it being used on stairs. I have not ever seen a home carpet cleaner with a motorized upholstery/stair attachment.

Question: Is this a hot water machine

Answer: Yes it is and happy with it.

How do you clean the machine? I had a handheld version and it would stay nasty inside and you couldn’t access that area to clean it.

Answer: this machine has a removable nozzle on the front to easily rinse out or remove any debris. On the back, the water tank has a bladder that separates the clean and dirty water. This bladder can be removed for easy cleaning of the tank if needed.

Question: is this better than the Bissell powerlifter 1622?

Answer: Great question- The main difference between the two is this machine has an upholstery hose while 1622 does not. For floor cleaning performance will be about the same.

Question: How much water does the tank hold?

Answer: Hi – the tank holds 3/4 gallon of water.

Question: Is this a sturdy machine or is it made cheaply? Thanks in advance!

Answer: I’m very impressed with the high quality of this product. Very sturdy. Does a wonderful job on my carpets and upholstery. Cleans and extracts like much higher priced models. Very easy to use too.

Question: Is it difficult to put together?

Answer: No, not at all.

Question: So does it come with the solution?

Answer: Yes it does! It includes a trial size bottle of cleaning formula.

Question: Does this get hot?

Answer: I started with very hot tap water. I really don’t think this product “produces” steam, however, it does a great job cleaning carpets.

Useful links:

  • bissell 1623 manual
  • bissell 1623 parts
  • bissell 1623 assembly
  • bissell 1623 belt

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