How to Use Bissell Big Green Machine (Manual)

Looking for the Bissell Big Green commercial carpet cleaner manual? Using this powerful and reliable carpet cleaner is super easy and straightforward. Here’s how to use the Bissell Big Green machine:

Start the machine and recline the handle. Press the trigger and make one slow forward and backward pass over the area. Release the trigger and make one slow forward and backward pass over the same area to suction up any additional dirty water from the carpet. Repeat wet and dry passes.

In this article, you will learn how to use the Bissell Big Green commercial carpet cleaner. From filling the clean water tank, cleaning your carpet, and cleaning upholstery, you will learn everything you need to know.

How to Use Bissell Big Green Machine (Manual) 

Before your first use, remove the cardboard cut out from the foot. Although this is optional, it is recommended to move all the furniture to another area if you are cleaning the entire room.

Next, vacuum the area with a dry vacuum cleaner thoroughly before deep cleaning. Plan your cleaning route to leave an exit path. It is best to begin in the corner farthest from your exit.

Pretreating is recommended to improve cleaning for heavily soiled carpet in high-traffic areas. Your machine has a circuit breaker that automatically shuts off the brush if a large or loose object gets caught in it. If that happens, unplug your machine, remove the object and plug the machine in to reset the circuit breaker.

You may notice hair and debris deposits on the carpet or in the tank that were loosened while cleaning (especially with newer carpets that have never been deep cleaned before). This debris should be picked up and thrown away.

1. Filling the clean water tank

Remove the dirty water tank. Pull the handle to the upright position and lift it up to remove the dirty water tank. Next, lift the clean water tank from the base of the machine.

Remove the cap. Fill the tank to the FILL line with hot tap water. Do not boil or microwave the water. Use the cap on the tank to measure the BISSELL formula. Use two capfuls of formula for a full tank.

Replace the clean water tank and dirty water tank back into the Bissell Big Green machine. . Push the dirty water tank handle back to lock it into place. You have now finished filling the clean water tank.

2. Cleaning your carpet

Plug the machine into an electrical outlet. Turn the power switch into the ON (I) position. Recline the handle by pushing down on the green lever on the back of the machine while pulling back on the handle.

To clean your carpet with the Bissell Big Green machine, make 1 cleaning pass forward and 1 cleaning pass backward while holding the spray trigger. Then, make 1 more cleaning pass forward and 1 more cleaning pass backward while releasing the spray trigger. Do not overwet the carpet when using the machine.

To reduce the risk of injury, use extra care when cleaning on stairs. Keep the machine on a level surface. Take care not to run over loose objects or edges of area rugs. Stalling the brush may result in premature belt failure.

Also, keep in mind that some Berber carpets have a tendency to fuzz with wear. Repeated strokes in the same area with an ordinary vacuum or deep cleaner may aggravate this condition.

3. Cleaning with attachments

Before using the Bissell Big Green machine to clean upholstery, check the upholstery tags. “W” or “WS” on the tag means you can use your deep cleaning machine. If the tag is coded with an “X” or an “S” (with a diagonal stripe through it) or says “Dry Clean Only”, do not proceed with any deep cleaning machine.

Do not use the Bissell Big Green machine on velvet or silk. If the manufacturer’s tag is missing or not coded, check with your furniture dealer. Check for colorfastness in an inconspicuous place.

If possible, check the upholstery stuffing. Colored stuffing may bleed through the fabric when wet. Vacuum thoroughly to pick up loose debris and pet hair. Use a vacuum with a brush attachment and a crevice tool to clean in fabric folds. With the important warnings out of the way, here’s how to clean with attachments:

  1. Connect the solution hose to the hose connection point on the machine, next to the flow indicator. Insert hose and turn clockwise until locked into place.
  2. Open the hose latch located on the front of the Bissell Big Green machine and insert the hose into place. Turn it clockwise until it is locked into place properly.
  3. Attach the cleaning tool to the end of the hose.
  4. Clean by pressing the red trigger to spray solution onto the area to be cleaned.
  5. Slowly move the tool back and forth over the soiled surface. Do not overwet.
  6. Release the trigger to suction soiled water.
  7. Continue to clean in the area, working in small sections, until no more dirt can be removed.

Once the dirty water tank is full or you have finished using the Bissell Big Green machine, you need to empty the dirty water tank and clean the entire machine, including the cleaning hose and tools. Additionally, you can also troubleshoot any problems you may have right here in this article.

Final Words

And there you have it, the complete manual on how to use the Bissell Big Green machine. Knowing how to use this amazing and powerful carpet cleaner can make your carpets look like new.