Written on: 03/05/2011
I bought a Bissell 1698K power wash and have come to realise that I should have just chucked my money down the nearest drain. It is the most useless waste of space ever! It managed to work twice and then started with one problem after another. I have just forked out again for two new belts and two new red plastic retainers (as the originals snapped during use). The Bissell spares company charged me £10.40 for two postage sized pieces of plastic and £4 postage and packing. Total rip off. However, I persevered and replaced all the 'faulty' parts as recommended. It still would not work and now will only fire water out of the spray tool. After managing to do around 1m sq of my carpet the machine overheated and stank the house out with the smell of burning plastic. It now resides in the garage with the rest of the junk waiting to go to the dumpit site. Don't buy one - don't waste your money! I have to give the machine a star rating - pity there is no option for ZERO!