Rated 3 out of 5 by nmrawker So-So
Not a bad machine, first one we had the motor burned out in a month. Bissell replaced it no problems, they backed the product and we were happy with their service. We've had the replacement now for four years and the handle will no longer lock in place and now the brush roller broke. I was going to order a replacement brush roller but it would be better just to buy another machine. Over the years this machine has held up well. The cord length is good. The foam filter has held up really well considering we clean it after each use. The light bulb has never burned out. Belt replacement has been normal, not many.
NEGATIVES: MAJOR drawback to this machine is that it doesn't fit under beds that have bed frames that are 7 - 7.5 inches above the ground, i.e., forget vacuuming under your beds if the bed frame is low. The suction isn't bad, but you can dump the dirt collector and revac only to find it gets almost full again. Mind you we have three dogs and two cats. It takes quiet a bit of cleaning to keep the vacuum looking ok as it does get built up with a lot of gunk and that is very visible with the clear plastic parts. We've had clog problems, and now that it is four-years old the hose pops off where it connects to the side which has caused quite a few revacs upon discovery that the hose had come off.
All in all it's not a bad machine and it has held up relatively well for the price.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobbyTommy Great Vacuum
I bought the Momentum to replace my older Velocity bagless. The two are very similar. I am happy that I chose another Bissell. I own the Momentum, a Velocity, a bagged Powerforce and a Steam Mop. All have performed consistently well with general maintenance as suggested. I have a Siberian Husky who sheds a lot. Vacuuming my carpet is a normal daily chore. Sometimes several times a day. I've tried other brands and always come back to Bissell. My Momentum handles pet hair with ease. I love the long extended hose and the curved wand to clean small awkward spaces. This vacuum was worth every penny spent. My carpet looks great. I am a very happy Bissell customer.
September 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rock Man good vacuum, but could use some improvements.
I have had this vacuum (82G7) for three years now. for the most part it works well. However, the height adjustment stopped working correctly after the first year, and I just had to order my second replacement foot brush roll. When the foot brush roll becomes unbalanced it makes a very loud noise (85+db). The original bar lasted about two years. The first replacement only lasted 6 months. I noticed another review noted the same noise. They attributed it to the motor, but I suspect their issue was also the foot brush bar. I certainly hope my next replacement bar last longer. Hair is big problem with this vacuum. It easily gets wrapped around the foot brush bar, both at the ends and along where the belt runs (I think that is why they wear out). I spend about 15 minutes cleaning the hair out after every use. Also, the storage arrangement for the accessories is cumbersome. the dusting brush is behind the electrical cord storage, making it hard to get to. The dusting brush is also very small and the bristles are short which reduces it's effectiveness, and some old wider vacuum brushes I have will not fit the hose on this model. However, it does have good suction and the dirt container is easier to empty than some bagless vacuums I have used.
August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sheila678 Bissell is great!
My last vaccuum was a Bissell and I loved the way it cleaned my carpet.. I just bought this one and love the way it looks. I love the color and most of all I love the way it picks up the dirt. I love the fact that it can be used on multi surfaces and the filteres keep the air clean.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MM9951 This product is very easy to use
Love this vacuum. Picks up things I didn't even know were in my carpet. Love Bissell products.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by darkcity I'm going to miss this vacuum
After I purchased this vacuum many years ago, I immediately became a Bissell fan, and won't even consider another brand of vacuum. Alas, she has worn out and refuses to clean up after our lab/shepherd mix, or our messy birds anymore. And she doesn't really want to work on my mostly tile floors. Just ordered a new pet vac and i hope that I love the new one as much as I have loved this one.
June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dusty Great Vacuum!
I LOVE THIS VACUUM! My neighbor had one just like it and i always borrowed her because i liked it more than mine! I plan on buying this one later this week. Cant wait!
March 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by NMRawker Some Good Some Bad
1. The motor burned out within 2 months. Bissell replaced the vac..
2. The vac doesn't go under beds. Major drawback.
3. The foam filter needs cleaning after every use.
4. Overall cleaning of hose and housing very difficult.
It's been a good vac overall. It isn't picking up pet hair as well as it should, but it's now + 5 years old so that could have something to do with it.
March 9, 2014