Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986 reviews

Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986 reviews

Last update: 5th July 2020

Quick recap

Overall rating: 9.0/100

Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986 is the number one best seller model for home use. This unit is the successor of Bissell legendary model 1548, by twisting a few features on the brush roll, making it even more efficient and flexible for cleaning the tougher stain.

Bissell ProHeat 2X 1986 reviews

Regarding the machine design, Bissell Proheat 2X 1986 has a stronger motor when compared with the rest upright carpet cleaners from Bissell, big water tank (1 Gal) but still very lightweight (17.5 lbs.). The hose is extra long (8 ft.) allowing you to reach further under the table, bed, kitchen cabinet, car interior.

On performance wise, this unit outranks a lot of models of the brands. It is not only capable of a quick cleaning, but also give you a deep cleaning to relive old stained carpet.

The best part is that Bissell Proheat 2X 1986 has a 5-year warranty from the brand, and its price is still very affordable.

Recommendation – Should you buy Bissell Proheat 2X 1986

If you are seeking for a high quality upright carpet cleaner with full feature, Bissell Proheat 2X 1986 is the best model available on the market. You can also consider Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 or Hoover Powerscrub Elite whose features are quite similar to cut down the cost.

Coupon of Bissell Proheat 2X 1986

Currently, Bissell Proheat 2X 1986 has a discount, free shipping, $50 off instantly via Amazon Visa program and free Amazon Tech support. This unit has a bunch of formula included in the package: Professional Pet Urine Eliminator (1) + Oxy and Pet Stain & Odor + Antibacterial Formula (1).


Model nameProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Carpet Cleaner 1986
General specifications 
Dimension15 x 12.5 x 43.5 inches
Weight17.5 lbs
Cleaning surfaceCarpet, Upholstery, Stairs, Low Pile Carpet
Cleaning performance 
Motor power6.8 amps
Brush type12 Row Dual DirtLifter PowerBrush
Cleaning path width11 in
Heatwave technologyyes
Edge cleaningyes
Hose length8 ft
Cord length25 ft
Water tank size1.0 Gal
Ease of use 
Brush on/offno
2 Cleaning modeyes
Carry handleyes
Special tools2-in-1 Pet Upholstery Tool, 3″ Tough Stain Tool
ColorSparkle Silver with Grapevine Purple
Similar models1964, 19862, 19863, 1986R
Warranty5 year limited

Pros and Cons of Bissell Proheat 2X 1986


  • Impressive performance. This unit cleans better than Bissell Proheat 2X 1548 too
  • Easy to assemble, easy to use, long warranty time (5 years)
  • Longer hose, lighter weight, 2 mode cleaning for fast drying (1 hour)
  • High rating from a thousand consumers


  • It is 17.5 lbs and some people think it is still a bit heavy, otherwise, it is a perfect model so far from Bissell.

Bissell Proheat 2X 1986 replacement parts

  • Clean Solution Tank w/ Cap for ProHeat 2X® Revolution® Part: 1610043
  • Front Nozzle Assembly – ProHeat 2X® Revolution® Pet Pro Part: 1611128
  • Clean Tank Cap for Easy Fill Tank System Part: 1606410
  • Dirty Tank Assembly – GREY – for ProHeat 2X® Revolution® Part: 1606412

Performance of the unit

Bissell Proheat 2X 1986 cleaning result - before and after
Bissell Proheat 2X 1986 cleaning result - before and after on berber
Bissell Proheat 2X 1986 cleaning result - before on laminate
Bissell Proheat 2X 1986 cleaning result - after on laminate

FAQ and troubleshooting of Bissell Proheat 2X 1986

May I know this unit comes with us plug or UK plug?

Answer: I’m in the US and it came with the US plug.

Question: What attachments/tools came with this? I see some places have a two-in-one pet tool, some places have the three-in-one stair tool. A gray hair cutting

Answer: The only tool it came with is the hose and one attachment for cleaning the carpet on stairs or a couch.

Question: How would you compare this machine to the Bissell big green?

Answer: I have never used the Bissell Big Green, so I don’t know how it compares. All I know is that this is a great machine and does a great job. I used it on my living room carpet, where I had a large number of dog urine stains. While the Bissell did not get up all the stains, it got rid of a lot of them and got rid of the odor.

Question: Does this machine come with a hose or do I need to purchase separately?

Answer: Yes, totally comes with a hose and a few attachments. I would recommend buying another bottle of cleaner…the one they give you is pretty small

Question: My carpet has an odd shagginess to it… will this work on it without making the carpet fray?

Answer: Yes. However, I have returned this unit because it left so much dirty water in my carpet–sucked up a gallon with my old Hoover (the brushes stopped spinning and I was going to get rid of it).

Question: Will this work on a wool area rug?

Answer: Good question – check with your rug manufacturer for their recommended cleaning method.

Question: How often do you change the filters?

Answer: This carpet cleaner does not have a filter that needs to be cleaned.

Question: I am looking for my best option for cleaning my couch, chair, larger area rug, and only one bedroom. Is this the best option?

Answer: I have not used it on furniture, but it is the most amazing machine I have had….and I have owned several!

Question: Does it have ( this particular model) the 3 and 1 stair crevices cleaner

Answer: Well it has an upholstery tool scrubber and a hose! I’ve not used them but it shampoos the carpet great! When dries looks perfect!

Does it have a trigger? R u in control of how much water and soap

Answer: Yes it has a trigger and a clean shot for worse spots!

Question: Does this unit clean good on Berber carpet

Answer: I personally do not have Berber carpet. I do think it would do a great job cause it is a tighter nap, by the way, it cleaned my one carpet that is a loose nap like shag carpet it. Hope this helps you.

Question: I need a replacement cap for the water tank on top. Where can I purchase it?


Question: Does this clean tile floor

Answer: Yes there is a separate attachment for that.

Question: Can you use the main unit on stairs or do you have to use the attachment?

Answer: You could, just like an upright vacuum, but the attachment, which is very easy to use, would reach the entire surface area of the carpet, including the kickboard portion. I love the attachments!

Question: Will this cleaner take care of heavy traffic areas such as halls and entrances? My carpet is completely dirty

Answer: Absolutely!! I would make sure to use a pre-treatment such as the BISSELL Professional Power Shot Oxy Carpet Stain remover Spot and stain cleaner.

Question: What is the difference in this and the Bissell Proheat Pet 1799 Model?

Answer: there are some major differences between the two machines.

Question: What’s the power consumption shown on the label on the back or bottom of the machine? The manual .pdf doesn’t say.

Answer: this cleaner has a 6.8 amp motor.

Question: what does it weigh?

Answer: 17.5 lbs.

Any problems with discoloration? I have experienced bleach-like stains with Bissell detergents in the past.

Answer: No. My carpets looked like pros cleaned them.

Question: Can this product clean medium to high carpeted floors? If so how well does it clean on them?

Answer: It is excellent with the medium! I do not have high so I can not say. But judging by the performance on medium I doubt it will be an issue.

Question: Does this machine model has sealed barrings and what is the average life spand for moderate use?

Answer: Sorry, no information for you on these technical questions. Suggest that you contact the manufacturer for answers.

Question: Does this come with the rinse tray for easy cleaning?

Answer: Don’t worry about rinsing when there isn’t enough suction to extract what has been dispensed!!

Question: Does this come with the rinse tray for easy cleaning?

Answer: Not sure what you mean by a “rinse tray” but it does have a clean water container on the top where you add the cleaner and a dirty water container on the bottom that you empty when done cleaning and rinse.

Question: Where can you get a new replacement hose

Answer: a new hose can be ordered direct from BISSELL online

Question: are you able to remove the brushes?

Answer: Yes, the brushes can be removed to clean. The front nozzle is very easy to remove and exposes the entire brush so cleaning them without removing from the cleaner is also an option!

Question: Can you deliver to South Korea directly?

Answer: I think you need to contact Amazon about their delivery areas.

Question: How long can I keep cleaning until the motor gets hot and the machine stops performing?

Answer: I do not know, I have cleaned three bedrooms with no problem.

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