I bought this product at Walmart in June of 2016. I used it once to clean two rooms in my apartment. A year later, I took it out again, but the dirty water tank would not fill with water. I could not return the rug cleaner to Walmart because I bought it a year ago. Bissell told me to take the unit to an area electrical repair shop since it is under warranty for three years.
I cannot recommend this product to anyone.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend