How to Remove the Brush for a Bissell Carpet Cleaner

Bissell carpet cleaners are one of the many brands of deep cleaning carpet shampooers or extractors available. Like all carpet cleaning machines, they require maintenance to continue working properly. The brushes on the Bissell machines can sometimes become tangled with and obstructed by hair, carpet fibers and other debris. The maintenance procedures you follow to remove the debris usually include removing the brush to clear it off. It is important to properly remove the brush to avoid damaging it or the machine.

Step 1

Turn off the carpet cleaner and unplug it from the wall.

Step 2

Step on the handle release pedal and pull the handle back to lay it on the floor.

Step 3

Remove both tanks and set them aside.

Step 4

Insert the tip of a flat-head screwdriver into the slot at the end of the "Belt Access" panel and lift the panel off.

Step 5

Slip the rubber belt off of the metal pin inside the brush panel.

Step 6

Flip the cleaner upside down to expose the brush.

Step 7

Unscrew the screws inside the red brush brackets at either end of the brush. Lift the brackets out.

Step 8

Pull the brush out of the bottom of the machine.