Thread Number: 38729  /  Tag: Brand New Vacuum Cleaners
Carpet Cleaners: Rug Doctor 93146 v.s. Bissell 1986
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Post# 411493   7/13/2019 at 20:31 (264 days old) by hooverU4089 (CT)        

I am shopping for a carpet steam cleaner/extractor and have been primarily interested in the Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner model 93146 and the Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro model 1986.

From the many reviews I have read, most people seem to rave about the Rug Doctor's overall cleaning performance (and many home YouTube videos appear to affirm this) but a fair number have complained that either the water stopped spraying over time or that the machine leaked water all over the floor when using the hose! Meanwhile, while reviewers of the Bissell do not complain of issues like this and have reported generally good results, the unit does not get the same raving reviews as the Rug Doctor in regards to carpet cleaning and gets mixed reviews for upholstery cleaning.

What are your experiences with these two machines, and are there any other models I should look at?

It seems like there aren't that many highly rated cleaners out there other than the Bissell 86T3 and Rug Doctor X3.

Post# 411509 , Reply# 1   7/14/2019 at 19:44 (263 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Get a blue Rug doctor if you want to be able to keep it and get parts

the only Bissell to get is

Stay away from the Bissell 2x they only last" 8 working hours of use ".

Post# 411567 , Reply# 2   7/16/2019 at 09:09 (262 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I have a Bissell proheat 2x and a Bissell proheat we haven't opened it yet.
The Bissell proheat 2x is better than our unopened one and the rug Doctor.
That's my opinion. The rug Doctor in last five years fell off a cliff.
The ph2x has a hose attachment for furniture.
I would not get rug Doctor.
I'd get Bissell proheat 2x, Bissell green clean machine or royal version.
I'd stick with those 3 go read reviews of pros and cons of each one and it will help you decide. If you look just do a quick glance at ratings for rug Doctor.

Post# 412180 , Reply# 3   7/29/2019 at 11:29 (249 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@Lesinutah trust me after years of working as a technician, I would never recommend the spaghetti monster known as the ProHeat 2X to any human being.
literally was statement from Bissell was there were designed to last 8 working hours. Here's a picture of the inside maybe I'll think twice about that.

Rug Doctor has two lines of product. The current red line of product is absolutely trash and was designed to be so.
The blue lined of product which is 1 extractor are excellent machines both and cleaning serviceability and longevity.

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Post# 412279 , Reply# 4   8/2/2019 at 00:43 (245 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        
I'd second here

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I also wouldn't recommend the Proheat 2X. I've repaired so many of them and I even own one myself as well. They're one of my least favorites to tear apart especially if it's just a clogged pump. They also feel really cheap and they're one of the worst I've ever used to suck up water off the carpets. The last time I used mine took alot longer to dry the carpets up which is one of the reasons why I don't use it anymore.

Post# 413503 , Reply# 5   9/7/2019 at 15:26 (209 days old) by EurekaFanSquid (California Carmicheal)        

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I don't like bissell shampooers beacause of those messy bladders

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