Rated 3 out of 5 by fredH Gets the job done.
Overall for the money a pretty good machine. One thing I found out is you better empty the collection tank after every use. I use this vac exclusively to clean up my dogs urine when they go on the carpet. I left the urine water in the collection tank go for a couple of uses and the third time I went to use it the smell stunk up the whole house. After taking the tanks out and examining the insides is when I seen that the collection tank was leaking where it pushes into the two holes inside the unit. This leakage was making its way into the motor compartment and getting blown out the vents when you turned it on. It wasn't like the collection tank was full either. After using it one time and taking the collection tank out to empty it I notice leakage running down the inside of the machine. This needs to have a better seal. (o-rings or something). Aside from that not a bad little machine.
March 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by CrazyCatLady Cleans great, but hard to clean.
I have had this product for several years and was checking on line to see if there had been any improvements to the design. The concept of this little machine is great and it does a nice job of lifting hairball stains. But it is not easy to clean, and nearly impossible to sanitize. The reservoir has only a couple of small holes to empty and rinse through. The front suction area is too narrow to get inside and clean. Dirty water gets trapped inside various bits and parts. Let's face it, most stains we are cleaning up are of the "icky" variety; stuff that generally requires some sanitation afterwards. So dirty water trapped inside, or parts that you cannot fully disassemble to clean are not pleasant to think about.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChrisH Model 1716 09063C “Spot Lifter Power Brush”
My mother, now 83, bought this Bissell a couple years ago and never used it. We have since moved in together and I got it out yesterday to try it out.
WOW! What a neat little machine. I was impressed with the easy use as well as the way it comes apart to clean. I can tell some time and thought went into the design and want to thank you.
I’ll share my experience with my friends and spread the “Bissell” word.
Chris H. - Ammon, Idaho
December 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dorothy12 Disappointed
As the owner of a Bissell Vacuum Cleaner and Bissell Light Steamer, I am very disappointed in the Spot Lifter PowerBrush. I had purchased it to clean sofa cushions, but I would probably have gotten better results by laying the cushion on the floor and using my carpet steamer. A 3-4" slit approx. 1/16" wide cannot remove any amount of water from the surface. I am extremely disappointed with the powerbrush product after being extremely satisfied with my vacuum cleaner and carpet steamer. I should have listened to the reviews, but had hoped that my experience would be better.
November 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Donna Have to replace
This is my third or fourth machine the last one the dispenser did not hold the water it leaked through the machine. I have cats and it is great for cleaning up their messes.i hate that I have to replace my machine every two or three years.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flo Love it
I love this little spot lifter. I had the other version and this one is so much better. This version has the dual rotating brushes that makes it easier to remove spots and stains. Plus I don't have to drag out the big carpet cleaner every time there is a spot, I just plug this in and go. If you have pets and carpet this is definitely something you can't live without!
July 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by paintedlady Where's the suction?
I can't get this machine to draw up the water left on the carpet. It seems quite a few people have had the same problem. I've gone to the Bissell customer support section and checked everything they recommended. Still I cannot seem to achieve the proper angle that will suck up the cleaning solution. If you ask me, this little machine it dreadfully overengineered. My simple previous machine was quite handy. This one has features in the collection tank to prevent overfilling, but I can't ever imagine being able to draw up enough water to overfill it. It has brushes to dislodge the soil, but that sits on the carpet for lack of suction. I would return but it's past that date.
July 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Don R You get what you pay for
Shampoo sprayer doesn't work........no matter how many times you try pulling the trigger, nothing. Don't waste your time on this product
July 7, 2014