The Bissell pet stain eraser cleaner is one of the best portable carpet cleaners that you can purchase. If you’re looking for a convenient way to remove pet dander and stains from stairs, upholstery, or carpeting, this handy cleaner is definitely worth considering. We’ve done a bit of research on the best techniques to use the cleaner, and in this post, we will share them with you.
Here are the basic steps to use a Bissell pet stain eraser:
- Add formula to the cleaner
- Pre-treat any visible spots
- Spot clean the area
The pet stain eraser by Bissell offers convenient on-the-spot cleaning for various uses. That being stated, it’s important to know how to properly use and clean the handheld vacuum so that it operates at its best capacity throughout its lifetime. Continue reading to learn how to use and take care of your Bissell cleaner.
Steps To Use Bissell Pet Stain Eraser
1. Add formula to the cleaner
Start by removing the tank from the housing unit. Next, remove the cap and add the carpet cleaning formula to the tank up to the fuel line. If needed, add half an ounce of the Bissell pet stain and odor formula for more extensive cleaning. Then, replace the cap and make sure that it’s secure.
2. Pre-treat any visible spots
If you’re cleaning upholstery, be sure to check the manufacturer’s tag to look for the “WS” or “W” label, which means that you can use this device on the fabric. And if you’re cleaning a carpet, be sure to remove any large pieces of debris beforehand.
When the unit is powered up, you’ll see the LED light illustrating the battery status to show how much power it has at the moment. If the battery illustration only shows one light, you may want to let it charge until at least two lights are illuminated.
Next, hold the cleaner above the soiled surface and press the spray trigger while running the cleaner across the carpet. Let the solution sit on the area for about five minutes before going to the next step.
3. Spot clean the area
After five minutes, go back over the surface with the unit, pressing the trigger as you run it along the carpet. For stubborn stains, run the cleaner over the spots repeatedly to help lift them from the fabric. While performing this step, be sure only to pull the trigger periodically to prevent oversaturating the stains with the solution.
Doing so can cause the carpet to become hard, and it’ll also reduce the suction capability of the cleaner. Be sure to press the cleaner firmly against the surface as you push it away and pull it toward you to brush clean the carpet.
For a visual on how to use the Bissell cleaner, check out this video:
Troubleshooting the Bissell Pet Stain Eraser
Cleaner suction action is not working
If the suction action is not working on the cleaner, there could be a few reasons for this. The first cause may be that the dirty water tank is full and needs to be emptied. It could also be that the drain plug on the tank is loose, in which case you’d need to check it to make sure that it is securely attached. Lastly, it could also mean that the battery is undercharged and needs to be re-charged before you can begin to clean again.
The sprayer is not working
If the sprayer on the cleaner isn’t working, the first thing you’ll want to check is the solution tank. Make sure that there is enough solution in the tank to supply the sprayer. Also, it could be that the sprayer pump is not primed.
To fix this, press the trigger on the sprayer while the cleaner is turned on. Then gently rock the device back and forth for about 30 seconds. Spray issues could also be the result of a clogged spray tip. To fix this, rinse the sprayer tip under warm water for about one to two minutes.
The unit is not powering on
More often than not, if the unit is not powering on, it is due to a low charge on the battery. Try plugging the unit in for two to four hours to see if this fixes the issue. Also, make sure that the charger’s adapter is completely plugged into your wall outlet and that the plug that goes into the back of the cleaner is completely secured in the port.
How long does Bissell pet stain eraser battery last?
The pet stain eraser provides about 15 minutes of operation when it has a full battery charge.
How long does Bissell pet stain eraser take to charge?
According to the product manual, the battery will take about four hours to reach a full charge. You can check the battery status easily by simply turning on the machine. If all three lights are illuminated, the battery has a full charge.
How to clean Bissell pet stain eraser?
- Ensure that the unit is turned off.
- Next, remove the scrubbing brush by gently lifting the tab on top of it and pulling it away from the unit.
- Next, run the brush under warm water and remove any dirt or debris accumulated within the bristles.
- Afterward, place the brush back into the cleaner and make sure that it snaps into place.
- Next, lift the latch on top of the clean water tank and remove the tank from the unit.
- Rinse the tank under warm water, and be sure to agitate it to remove all debris. Rinse out all the water from the tank and let it dry completely before re-attaching it to the unit.
- Next, take a damp towel and wipe down the nozzle on the front of the machine. If you’ve experienced any issues with the sprayer, be sure to run the nozzle under warm water for about one to two minutes, as chances are that it’s become clogged with the cleaning solution.
What can I use instead of Bissell cleaning formula?
Bissell recommends using their cleaning formula when operating Bissell cleaning devices. But it may also be helpful to try your own homemade carpet cleaner solution. It’s always best to try homemade solutions in moderation to ensure that they don’t clog up the device or cause it to malfunction.
Consider first performing a spot test on an inconspicuous area to ensure that the solution doesn’t cause any permanent stains on your carpet or upholstery items. Here are a few DIY cleaning solutions to consider.
Vinegar & water solution
Vinegar and water can provide a great solution to remove pet stains and odors from carpet and upholstery. To create this formula, mix half a gallon of distilled vinegar with half a gallon of warm water and pour it into the solution tank, just as you would the Bissell cleaner. You can store the remaining solution for later use.
Alcohol, essential oil, and dishwashing liquid
If you need a stronger solution to get rid of older stains, consider mixing two cups of rubbing alcohol with essential oil and a teaspoon of mild dish soap. Mix the solution in a two-gallon bucket and then add a gallon of warm water to dilute it. Once it’s diluted, test the solution using your Bissell cleaner. You can also add two tablespoons of ammonia to the solution if you find that the pet odors are still present after the first use.
Stain removal solution for light carpets
Sometimes it can be difficult to remove fecal or urine stains from light-colored carpet. You can also create your own DIY solution for these stains as well. To do this, mix two tablespoons of mild dish soap with four tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and five drops of essential oil in a two-gallon bucket. Then, pour 16 ounces of warm water into the bucket.
Next, pour the mixed solution into the Bissell cleaner to clean the affected areas. Pour out any remaining and replace the tank with warm water. Then, go back over the area again to remove the cleaner solution. Be sure to only use the solution on light color carpets, or you may find that it will bleach your dark carpeting.
Wrapping Things Up
We hope this post has helped show you how to operate and clean a Bissell pet stain remover. When possible, remember to always place your device back on the charger so that the battery can recharge after each use. This way, it’s ready to go when you need it.
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