Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 carpet cleaner reviews

Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 carpet cleaner reviews

Last update 5th July 2020

Quick recap

Overall Rating: 8.4/100

If you are looking for an efficient, reliable upright carpet cleaner in 2019, Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 should be on your consideration list. This model has been a legendary unit of Bissell which has all of the benefits for general use and home with pets.

Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 carpet cleaner reviews


Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 has a lightweight, compact design and low profile, you can clean carpet under tables, beds…easily without removing them out of the room.

The best benefit of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 is that it has 2 cleaning modes: Quick mode for fast drying and Deep clean mode for removing the dirt, stains…

Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 is the foundation of many successors such as Bissell 1986, Bissell 2007…

The main downside of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 is the excessive consumption of shampooer, especially when using Deep cleaning mode. However, to relive a carpet with a lot of stains, hair bunnies, using more shampooer will not be a big deal to our opinion.

Recommendation – Should you buy Bissell Proheat 2X 1548

If you have pets, perhaps Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 will be the best option for your home. The upgraded version Bissell 1986 is another alternative you can also consider. You can check the main difference between them here.

Coupon of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548

Currently, this model has a huge discount, available coupon and an Amazon Visa Program for $50 off.

Besides, you can get free shipping, free Amazon tech support and trial formula (2 packages).

Technologies and benefits of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548


This is an upright, full-size carpet cleaner for residential use, aimed at the busy person and home with pets.

Similar models include: Bissell Proheat 2X 15482, 15483, 1548L, 1548P, 1548Q, 1548R, 1548T, 1548U, 1550, 15503, 15508, 1550V, 1551

Brush design

Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 uses Bissell best brush head for the upright carpet cleaner that is 2 counter rotating brush rolls and 2 edge sweepers on a single brush unit for cleaning deep down to carpet foundation and capable of edge cleaning.

The brush head of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 will clean the carpet areas 2 times in a single pass to loosen more dirt and dust when compared with casual models (where a single brush roll is used).

The brush has a low profile and this is one of the best part of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 because most of the upright carpet cleaner has a higher brush profile.

The low profile brush head will enable you to clean furniture and you do not need to remove the furniture before cleaning. It is time and effort saving.

Optimized for usage

2 cleaning modes -unlike other upright unit, Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 has two cleaning modes. If you are busy, you can choose express cleaning mode which will clean your carpet and dry in only 1 hour.

If your are carpet is heavily soiled and stained, you can use the deep mode for further cleaning to remove worst stains and allow the carpet to dry in 3 hours.

Optimized for suction and cleaning performance

Motor 6.8 amps rating plus heatwave technology – the heatwave technology allows you to use hot water for maximal dirt extraction and it will keep the water hot during the cleaning time.

The strong motor will give strong suction to remove excess water so carpets can dry faster in less than 1 hour.

Tools and cleaning formulas: the model comes with 7 foot Hose, Spot Cleaning Tools (3″ Tough Stain Tool, Pet Stain Tool) and 2 Bissell shampoo formula samples.


Model nameProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Carpet Cleaner 1548
General specifications 
Dimension15 x 12.5 x 43.5 inches
Weight17.5 lbs
Cleaning surfaceCarpet, Low Pile Carpet, Stairs, Upholstery
Cleaning performance 
Motor power6.8 amps
Brush type12 Row Dual DirtLifter PowerBrush
Cleaning path width11’’
Heatwave technologyyes
Edge cleaningyes
Hose length7’
Cord length22’
Water tank size1.0 Gal
Ease of use 
Brush on/offno
2 Cleaning modeno
Carry handleyes
Special tools3″ Tough Stain Tool
Similar modelsN/a
Warranty3 year limited

Pros and cons of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548


  • Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 is one of the best model recommended by pet owners. It is compact, lightweight, easy to assemble, easy to use.
  • The nozzle of Bissell 2X 1548 is very easy to remove making it easy to clean afterward
  • The low profile head allows you to clean under furniture.
  • It uses a great motor power (6.8 amps) but the noise is lower than others.
  • There are two running modes: Express mode and Deep clean mode which is the best benefit of an upright carpet cleaner.


  • Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 uses a lot of shampoos.
  • The water tank is a little bit small (1 Gal) but it is very efficient in water usage.

Recommendation of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548

  • Recommended for home with pets, for home with carpets and rugs and a lot of furniture
  • Against for heavily soiled carpets in big footage because the water tank is just designed for home use only. If you need to perform carpet cleaning at the commercial level, check for Bissell Big Green or Rug Doctor Mighty Pro.

Performance of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548

Performance of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 on red carpet
Performance of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 on white carpet

Performance of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 on room carpet

Replacement parts of Bissell Proheat 1548

  • Brush Assembly for ProHeat 2X Revolution
  • Carry Handle w/ Screw for ProHeat 2X® Revolution®
  • Clean Tank O-Ring for ProHeat 2X Revolution
  • Clean Tank Cap for Easy Fill Tank System
  • ProHeat 2X® Revolution® Flat Pump Belt
  • ProHeat 2X® Revolution® Large Pump Belt
  • Small Brush Belt
  • Ultimate Tool Bundle for Carpet Cleaners

FAQs and troubleshooting of Bissell Proheat 2X 1548

Question: My machine doesn’t pick any water back up

Answer: I had that problem too when I first bought mine, the part on the front that sucks the water up if it isn’t snapped in just right it won’t work. And I just kept messing with it until it worked. It’s the best shampooer I’ve ever owned

Question: how do I clean an accumulation of fuzz and dirt from the carpet washer?

Answer: Bissell included a thin flat cleaning tool with the unit, it works well but I also once had to take my cleaner apart to clean it before storing it for about six weeks

Question: how long is the warranty?

Answer: 3 years. It is lasting a long time, Bissell is the best we have two, one for cat hair and one for cat puck.

Question: Can this machine be used on deep pile shag rugs?

Answer: I don’t see why not, but I will tell you, mine broke after about a month, it stopped sucking. I ended up switching to the Hoover Pet Pro, and I love it!

Question: Can you use the pet stain tool on upholstery? What’s the difference between the 2 in 1 pet tool and just the pet stain remover?

Answer: unsure. Let me know if you find it can.

Question: Is there any real difference between this 1548 Orange and Black model and the 1986 Green and Purple model??

Answer: The main difference is that Bissell 1986 has a sprayer on the head to tackle stains, pet urine. It also has a bigger water tank (1.25 Gal)

Question: How to Replace wheel?

Answer: You can call 1-800-237-7691.

Question: Can u use Clorox in your water with this machine? How about vinegar?

Answer: No you cannot, bleach and vinegar will damage the machine and its ability to spray.

Question: Does anyone else find that this vacuum cleaner puts out a lot of water but doesn’t suck up the same amount of water?

Answer: It doesn’t suck up what it puts down. No machine does. It leaves 1/3 behind. Pulls out a ton of dirt. But you get what you pay for.

Question: Does anyone else find that this vacuum cleaner puts out a lot of water but doesn’t suck up the same amount of water?

Answer: Just to be is a carpet cleaner and not a vacuum per se. But anyway, yes it is normal for the amount being extracted to be slightly less than the amount you put down.

Question: why are the brushes spinning when using hand tool I don’t think they should

Answer: Hi Steven, on this cleaner the brushes will always rotate when the machine is turned on.

Question: Does the 3 inches Tough Stain Tool work in the wet mode for scrubbing stairs?

Answer: sorry, I have no idea.

Question: can this be used as a vacuum?

Answer: No it cannot, this machine is intended for wet cleaning only.

Question: The sprayer doesn’t work I have to spray the cleaning mix with a regular sprayer and then use the machine to suck the mix from the carpet?

Answer: You might wanna contact the company.

Question: Is there’s any way that you can open up the dirty water tank to gain full cleaning access to the tank?

Answer: Yes, you can take it apart completely. There is a plastic rim holding the inner workings of the dirty water tank. You can twist that off to take the inner workings out for cleaning.

Question: Does the hose squirt water and cleaner, or does it just vacuum/suction?

Answer: Yes, it distributes water and cleaning solution into the carpet. Works really well. I have been pleased with mine.

Question: Need parts, hose, hose nozzle, and cleaner tool. Where can we get these?

Answer: you can order parts direct from BISSELL online

Question: I used boiling water in my pro heat X2 revolution pet 1548. Now it won’t work right.

Answer: The instructions say not to use boiling water. It’s plastic.

Question: can I use it on the ceramic floor?

Answer: Why would you use a carpet cleaner on a ceramic floor?

Question: Does this have 2 tanks or does it have 1 tank with that bladder bag?

Answer: One tank of cleaning fluid. You mix the water and cleaning solvent, decant into the feed tank, run the carpet cleaner over the soiled material and the waste cleaning fluid is vacuumed from the rug into a disposal container.

Question: is this works with 220 volts or only 110 volts?

Answer: this machine is designed for 110v, we would not recommend using it on a different voltage.

Question: Is it suitable for a power supply of 220 v 50\60 Hz

Answer: No it’s not, this model is designed for 110v only.

Question: Will it clean hard surfaces?

Answer: Never tried. Doesn’t make sense to me. Does great on carpets that it’s made for.

Question: I just ordered this, but I am concerned about the belts that break. If the belt does break, how hard is it to replace me?

Answer: It is a royal pain in the butt!! Take it to a repair place…$2.00 plus parts.

Question: does this have edge cleaning brushes

Answer: Yes

Question: Has anyone used this to clean their sofa? How did it do and did it take a long time to dry?

Answer: No I haven’t, but it’s supposed to work well on furniture as well as carpet.

Question: Can I use this on my room-sized area rugs without harming the hardwood floor underneath them?

Answer: Would not want to try it. Might be OK if you are careful in dispensing the liquid. Still wouldn’t take the chance of harming the hardwoods finish.

Question: Does the attachment shampoo too?

Answer: Yes, I used the attachment to shampoo carpeted steps.

Question: Does this clean going forward and backward like the Big Green machine?

Answer: Yes, it does.

Question: Can you use this on Wool carpeting?

Answer: Don’t know why you cannot if you understand the cleaning instructions for the type of carpet.

Question: Where can I order the 7ft hose and cleaning tool mine was misplaced?

Answer: I would contact the manufacturer for those pieces (hose and cleaning tool).

Question: Anyone else attaches, then detach the hose when putting it together and water came out of the hose?

Answer: Which hose are you speaking of attaching and detaching.

Question: Does it come with tools to use clean stairway?

Answer: Yes, there is a hose connected to the unit and hand tools for stairways, upholstery, small rugs, etc.

Question: Do any of these newer Bissell carpet cleaners have a switch to allow only water for a rinse and switch back to shampoo? I had an older one that did.

Answer: No, there are only two tanks….one containing the shampoo mixture and the other for the dirty wasted pulled from the carpet. There is no tank that only holds water. You would have to empty the shampoo container and add only water to it.

Question: Is this a steam vac?

Answer: No….you add hot water to the top container along with carpet shampoo and it sprays the hot water onto your carpet. Most carpet cleaners are not true “steam” cleaners including the ones you rent like a ‘rug doctor’. But this Bissell does a pretty good job at cleaning your carpets.

Question: can I use it without formula? I have a baby so want to use water only

Answer: Yes, however, the cleaning results may not be as good when used without formula.

Question: how do I operate my machine?

Answer: Did you receive an operation handbook with your purchase. There are detailed instructions printed in the book. You may also download this information from the Bissell website or call the help desk.

Question: Do the bristles in the main unit stop spinning when you are using the hose?

Answer: Yes. The brushes will not run when the unit’s handle is in the locked upright position.

Question: How do you clean this?

Answer: The tanks are both easily rinsed out. The front plastic covering that sucks up the water has a plastic cleaning tool to remove debris and the orange part where you attach the hose you could put some water through that to rinse any remaining dirt out. Hair still gets in the brushes but like a vacuum, I just cut mine out.

Question: Can we use without the solution

Answer: Yes, will be like a rinse version, but the solution is great. And Helps with the deep or express cleaning.

Question: does this kill dust mites?

Answer: No, this cleans your carpet…

Question: Does this vacuum the carpet every week?

Answer: No. It’s strictly for deep cleaning

Question: Can I remove the brush cover on the 1548 model?

Answer: Did you receive an operation handbook with your purchase. You may void any warranty by taking this action, but it appears that it can be removed. Each cleaner is shipped with a specific tool for cleaning the path after use. Additional measures for cleaning your appliance are detailed in your instruction handbook.

Question: Where and how can I get a replacement hose for my Bissell revolution pro to hear 2x pet pro?

Answer: Oh wow. I’m not sure. I’d try to contact Bissell or a shampoo/vacuum repair shop.

Question: Why are some models listed as a carpet cleaner and carpet shampooer? what’s the difference?

Answer: I would venture to say cleaner and shampooer, either steam cleans or dispenses shampoo from the same appliance during the cleaning.

Question: The hose worked for a while, then it seems to be clogged and can’t spray anything. Is there a way to clean the hose line out? Works well in the car.

Answer: Be creative

Question: Can this be used on bare tile floors as well? Or patio stone?

Answer: It has the capability; however, you will need to purchase the bare floor tool separately.

What is the exact difference between the two clean modes; Deep vs Express? I know the express dries in about an hour but what changes between the two?

A: Great question. The Express mode uses less water when cleaning.

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