This is the second time I used the unit. 15 minutes into use of the unit, the brush belt broke.
I visited six stores who, online, stated that they had in stock a replacement belt. Not one store had a replacement belt. Target stores, where I purchased the unit, said: "We don't stock replacement parts, we only sell the units. Try Walmart, they have a bigger inventory than us. We find a lot of things there that we don't carry."
Sooo...everywhere I go and everyone I see anywhere near Bissell products I tell my story. I broke up the unit but keep it in my garage to show neighbors and garage sale customers. I am a retired New Mexico state employee and I am sure other retirees would appreciate my story.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend