Can You Put Bissell Crosswave Brush In Washing Machine

Can You Put Bissell Crosswave Brush In Washing Machine? Definitive Guide

Bissell Crosswave brush is a great relief for homeowners who want to mop their floors most easily. But the hassle is the Crosswave brush itself also requires cleaning after each use. So, this creates the ultimate question in some lazy users’ minds like me.

The question is, “Can you put Bissell Crosswave Brush in the Washing Machine?” A big no here. You shouldn’t put your Bissell Crosswave brush roll in the washing machine. It can damage both the brush roll and the machine agitator. So, hand washing is the best solution here.

In this guide, I will help you wash the Bissell Crosswave brush roll by hand. I will also explain why you shouldn’t put it in the washing machine.

Can You Put a Bissell Crosswave Brush in the Washing Machine?

It is not recommended that you put your Bissell Crosswave brush roll in the washing machine. Also, you shouldn’t try to do this to test as well.

Because the hard material inside the brush roll and the agitator of the machine will both conflict. As a result, they both will be damaged. The brush roll will also damage the washing machine wall.

So, ultimately, it is risky to wash your Bissell Crosswave brush in the washing machine.

How to Hand Wash Your Bissell Crosswave Brush?

Despite the fact that you can’t wash your Bissell brush in the washing machine, you can easily hand wash it. Even hand washing is way easier than machine wash.

Go through the following steps to clean your Bissell Crosswave brush properly. 

Step 1: Switch Off your Bissell Machine

Ensure you unplug your Bissell machine from the plug. Remove the plug wire from the 3-in-1 docking station. Don’t try to proceed to the next step without removing the plug. This could be risky.

Step 2: Remove the Brush Roll

After unplugging from the docking station, pull out the front of the brush roll window. Remove this from the attachment point of the Bissell brush chamber.

After removing the brush roll from the brush roll chamber, remove any debris from the brush roll. You may find a lot of hair in the brush.

Step 3: Take a Bucket of Water and Mix Water and Liquid Detergent

Take a bucket and fill it with warm water. Make a mixture with liquid detergent. Stir the mixture until it creates enough soapy foam.

However, you can also do so in the basin with the warm water supply.

Step 4: Soak and Clean the Brush and Brush Window

Soak the Crosswave brush and the brush window in the detergent mixture. Rub the brush with your hand, and remove the dirt from the brush. You can rub the brush window with a rag to remove dirt from it.

Clean dirt from the brush and the window thoroughly.

Step 5: Dry Off the Brush

Now, leave the Crosswave brush and the brush window to dry. The brush may take 2 to 3 hours to dry. Air dry the brush. But you can simply wipe off the water from the window with a dry rag.

Step 6: Clean the Brush Chamber

The brush chamber also becomes dirty. Before reattaching the brush and the brush window, wipe off the dirt from the chamber with a rag or paper towel.

Step 7: Put Back the Brush and the Window

After drying the brush and the window, put them back into the machine. First, insert the right side of the brush, then the left side. Push back the left side.

After putting back the brush, reattach the window. Aligning the tabs on the foot’s edges can help you do this. Look for the click sound. The click sound ensures the brush is put back correctly.

Watch the following video showing how you can easily wash your Bissell Crosswave brush with some very easy steps.

How to Prevent Growth of Mildew in Your Bissell Crosswave Brush?

Since the Crosswave brush is a cleaning brush, mildew growing is common if you don’t care for it properly. But with proper care, you can prevent mildew growth in your Bissell Crosswave brush.

  • Spray Anti-Mildew Solution: After every wash, spray anti-mildew stain remover in the brush. You will find such anti-mildew spray in a spray bottle, which is very easy to use. We suggest RMR-86 Instant Mold Stain and Mildew Stain Remover Spray.
  • Keep the Water Tray Clean: You also should keep the water tray of the Bissell machine clean. If you leave it with dirty water, mold can grow inside the tray. So, clean it by washing it with detergent. Also, you can spray the anti-mildew solution here, too.
  • Store It properly: After washing every use, you should store your Bissell Crosswave brush along with the machine properly. Store them in a dry and cool place. Avoid any moisture and dark areas to store them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still, do you have any questions about cleaning the Bissell Crosswave brush? If so, you can check the following queries and their answers. These will help you remove any remaining queries in mind.

Q. How long does Bissell CrossWave brush last with regular use and wash?

If you use your brush around 10 to 15 times a month, you should change the brush every 5 to 6 months. A new brush every 5 to 6 months is a good decision instead of using the old one for so long. However, clean the brush after each use. 

Q. Can the Bissell machine clean the brush itself?

No, the Bissell machine can’t clean the brush itself. But, the machine has a flush system that can clean the dirt and debris inside the machine’s system. So, you have to hand wash the brush, though you can clean the machine system with the self-clean option.

Q. How do I stop my Bissell CrossWave from smelling?

With dirt and debris, your entire Bissell machine and brush can smell. You can use anti-smelling solutions like Clorox cleaner or Windex. Also, regularly sanitize the brush, water tray, hose, and filters.

Final Words

I hope now you know the answer to the question, “Can you put Bissell Crosswave Brush in Washing Machine?” Since you can’t, hand washing is pretty much easier and more reliable.

However, you should wash your Crosswave brush after each use. Follow the preventative measures to prevent mildew and mold. Store the brush in a dry place. With such cleaning and preventative measures, you can use your Crosswave brush for around 6 months.

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