All Bissell Little Green Machine appliances are made to mix water and the Little Green cleaning solution. In this article, we’ll go over how to clean a Bissell Little Green Machine. The water/solution tank can be raised off the base unit and filled with hot tap water to the marked water line. If you’re unsure which tank is which, always go with the one that has the water and formula lines on it. Fill the tank with the Little Green formula until it reaches the indicated formula line or the remaining volume.
On some devices, like the 1725 series, the formula is entered first. The water line is near the top of the tank on these models, and the formula line is closest to the bottom. After filling the tank, in either scenario, snap the lid or cap back in position, and then click the tank back into place on the base unit.
How To Clean a Bissell Little Green
1. Pretreating Tough Stains
Once you’ve filled the tank with cleaning solution and water, improve the efficiency of your Little Green Machine by pretreating stains and dried spills. If you haven’t already, unroll the Little Green Machine’s cord and hose, plug it in, and turn it on. To the flex hose’s end, screw the chosen spot-cleaning tool. Hold the tool a few inches above the area, then squeeze the hose trigger to spritz the area with the cleaning solution. Take a five-minute break before moving on.
2. Cleaning Spots and Stains
Choose the best cleaning tool for the task, such as the triangle-shaped tool for carpeted stair corners. Place the tool directly over the area you want to clean after attaching it to the flexible hose. As you pull the cleaning tool toward you, depress the hose’s trigger to let some cleaning solution out. Then, let go of the trigger. For areas that are very dirty, repeat.
To help loosen dirt and debris when using a cleaning tool with a brush, brush the area without pulling the trigger. Repeat the process as often as necessary, pulling the tool toward you to remove moisture from the area you are cleaning. Feel free to clean the area once more if it still appears dirty.
3. Post cleaning Machine Care
Once you’ve finished cleaning, unplug the Little Green Machine’s cord, turn off the power, and then empty the dirty water tank into a sink. If you’re cleaning a big space, you might need to empty the tank halfway through cleaning if it gets full. After cleaning it, reattach the tank to the base unit. Wrap the flex hose back onto its holder on the Little Green Machine, take the cleaning tool out of it, and wrap the cord around the cord holder.
How Does The Bissell Little Green Operate?
The machine itself is very easy to set up, and we can use Bissell Little Green without reading the instructions (but I did read them): To start using the clean tank, simply fill it with hot water and the provided cleaning solution.
I’ve discovered that using the spray function to completely wet the entire surface first, then going back in and sucking up all the water and dirt, is the most effective technique. Additionally, the instructions advise applying the solution to heavily soiled surfaces first and letting it sit for around 10 minutes before rinsing.
I watched with horrified glee as murky, clumpy water poured out of the tank and into the sink at the conclusion of my crusade against cushion and carpet grit. I couldn’t see any difference on the surfaces, but the used water had a different story to tell.
There are a few issues to be on the lookout for dirty water can drip out from the tank when you remove it, so be sure to place the entire machine over the sink. Considering how small the cleaning solution reservoir is, a particularly large job, like a large sectional, will necessitate refilling it. Additionally, unless you have the patience for numerous trips to the sink, I wouldn’t advise cleaning a large area. Instead, you’re better off renting equipment that can handle larger surfaces.