Rated 4 out of 5 by maggiemayi I fixed the leak...
I've owned a similar Bissel steam mop for about 6 months. At first it worked very well, and I was pleased with the results. However, it started leaking between the water tank and the filter. Today, I had to wait between doing my bathroom and kitchen floors, and when I was ready to go again, ALL of the water had leaked out. I added water to the tank and made sure the cap was closed tight and correctly seated, but the water just ran right out. I googled the problem and found a lot of advice to replace the o-ring, gasket, etc. But mine is fairly new and not cracked or anything. So I investigated and realized the clear tube in the water tank was putting pressure on the gasket. When I removed the clear tube and screwed everything together, viola, no leak. Reasoning that the tube was there for some function, I didn't want to just leave it out, so I trimmed it a little, reassembled, and tested. NO LEAKS! I'm thrilled because otherwise this is a great product. It does a great job cleaning hard floors. I like that I can use plain water and still be killing germs.
August 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen84 Great Product!
While I don't have pets, I do have kids and a husband (3rd kid!)....we live out in the country and are outside a lot working in the yard, fixing cars, etc....the laundry room especially takes a beating - particularly the floor! But with my steam mop, I can get that floor so much cleaner with less work than an ordinary mop! My son even likes to use it and my husband is not adverse to using it, too!
July 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BlushingMommy Finally doing it right, after 2 years!
A few days ago I would have given my steam mop a 4 out of 5 stars. I love it, am always amazed at what it can power through, and it makes me feel like my floors are truly clean. However, I was always left with my floors soaking wet. For me that was annoying, but a small price to pay. Today I started looking for some tips on using my steam mop on my new tile floors, and figured out that I've been using it wrong all along! I always have the trigger depressed because I assumed (you know what happens when you assume?) a steady stream of steam was needed to really clean the floors, but apparently not! Today I'm mopping again, and looking forward to my floors drying much faster!
Also, wanted to say 2 more things, I've had my mop for 2 years and it still works as good as the day I opened the package! And, if your dryer is like mine and eats things occasionally, you can get new replacement pads at Lowe's. I found them online, but much prefer to get them in hand so I don't pay shipping.
July 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jan water runs straight out of the bottom
When I purchased this, I loved it! I had only used it a few times and I let my brother borrow it. After he returned it, I tried using it and the water leaked out. I tried again and while it was heating up, all the water ran out on the floor.
Please tell me what to do. I would really like to keep it.
June 14, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by zoeys mom the worst.
I bought this steam mop from t.v. it never steamed. and all it did was leave lots of water. I didn't use it in time or I would have returned it.I love all my other Bissill products. I don't understand why you have to keep the trigger on at all times,that just leaves water but no steam.If you can tell me what to do i'll try it.like I said I only use Bissill products,and am very pleased with everything but this.I want buy from t.v. again.
June 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by great product Great product
Great product... makes moping easy. Water seems to be more than plenty for the rooms I mop ( kitchen, laundry room, 2 landings, 3 small bathrooms). floors appear just as clean as moping.
May 28, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by disappointedinbissel Poor cleaning
I am very disappointed with this product. I purchased it hoping my floors will not longer be left with streaks or a thin residual look. I thought my ceramic tiles will shine with a clean look.
I think my floors looked just as good with a traditional mop. And this is much harder to move around then a regular mop.
This is the first steam mop I purchased and I would not recommend this to anyone.
April 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MissMine It used to work wonderfully....
I bought mine about three years ago. It worked like a dream until suddenly, it didn't anymore. Apparently, there is a clog in the line somewhere. I bought a new filter and changed it, thinking it would help. So far, no good. It also makes the same grinding noise as another poster said their's did, because of the clog. It get's hot like it should, it just isn't pushing steam. And it's driving me nuts because I want it to work so badly. If anyone out there has any tips on how to fix the issue, I would surely appreciate it. Like I said, it was fantastic (I've got 6 kids, including 4 teens, a preschooler, and a toddler....can you say sticky messes???). I used it 3x's a day, everyday, because it was so quick at cleaning. This thing cut thru bubble gum and Sharpie marker on linoleum. If I can't fix the issue I'm having, I'll have to replace it. I miss it : (
April 15, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by goldfish Doesn't steam anymore
This product worked great for about a year. It just makes a loud grinding noise now when I try to use the steam feature. Another throw away item. I have a Bissell carpet cleaner and really like it. I'm rethinking Bissell products.
April 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4mom simple to use
Have had this for a few years and always worked great. Had to replace the water filter one time. Cleans the floors fast and easy.
March 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by marian this product does exactly what it says it will do. so easy
love love love it. easy to use. takes less time i do tile floors, stone floors and laminate floors no problems.
February 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kim So Easy!!
I love my steam mop! It's easy to use and I feel like my floors are cleaner when I use steam. No soapy residue! No harsh smells! Just steamy clean!
January 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danny I would recommend it highly....................
This was the first steam mop i ever owned,i compared it to several mops and i love it.Its everything i would expect from Bissell.Its done everything that i have ask it to do.
January 31, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by pk12 brand new machine and it leaks all over
The machine leaked the very first time used. I already returned the machine to the store.
January 31, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by mimihoff Disappointed in this product
This mop quit working when the warranty ran out. Worked
great until then. I have bought lots of Bissel products
and was very satisfied with all but this one. Not worth the money.
January 31, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by genellb 2nd time is not a charm
I have had 2 of these models and both have failed miserably. The 1st one stopped producing steam and the second one failed to even turn on after the 1st month. Now loving my Shark.
January 31, 2012