Rated 1 out of 5 by Jan Great suction
Started out good but living in the desert and having three dogs the belt kept giving out and having to replace it every couple of months got tiring. It lasted almost two years. Up to that point it was great but then the belt would not stay on any more so in the trash it went.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by caligirl66 exceeds expectations !
This is my third Bissell upright vacuum. The others lasted well beyond the warranty time period, I expect this model to do the same. I find that it has a great deal of suction, picks up pet hair & dust very well.
I like the contour tool & the mini vac tool -
Very good for pet hair on pet beds. I was considering the
heavy duty model sold only through Wal-mart. I went to several stores & on-line in attempt to find this model but they did not have ANY in inventory. I decided to try this model as it's similar to the others I owned.
Overall, It's better than my previous models.
However I have two suggestions for Bissell .
1. Improve the strength/size of the handle release pedal
This is used repeatedly and has been the first item to go
out ( after years of use) It's nearly impossible and expensive
to have repaired.
2. Provide a locking mechanism between the curved hose wand and hose wand base. After some usage this item
gets loose and tends to separate during use, so I have to re-attach and re-vacuum as nothing made it into the tank or
June 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by eastforkguy Works Well
I've had this vacuum for approximately 1 year and it works very well. The only problem I have is that it does clog fairly easy as some have said, but I've found that it only clogs if you try to suck up lots of straw/grass like from a rabbit which I did. It did clog up where the hose attaches to the vacuum but it was very easily unclogged and honestly you shouldn't be vacuuming big stuff anyway. It has picked up everything I've ran over so far (including some coins and screws I didn't mean to). Overall very good.
April 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by JT This product is garbage
It does not even pick up the smallest dust or dirt particles. It leaves tracks of pet hair and dust in its wake. After using the product, my floors are dirtier than before. I have disassembled the entire vacuum and cleaned every hose, and it still does nothing. I will NEVER be purchasing another Bissell product.
April 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by frexs dont buy this
this is a piece of junk. I keep everything clean and it keeps clogging up. It is a pain in the butt to unclog too.
April 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Suezapalooza Very disappointing
I wish I had read the reviews before I bought this product. It has to be by far and a way the worst vacuum cleaner I've ever bought. After a couple of weeks the clip that holds the extender poles snapped off, the rubber on the edge to edge(wot a laugh!) is peeling off. It is heavy and cumbersome to use. And now today the brushes aren't turning! I had the Lift off canister Bissell before and that was awesome, but I can't find it anywhere now. I wonder if the person who designs vacuum cleaners has ever vacuumed before!
April 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GSD_Mom Excellent for German Shepherd Fur in Car - Question about Vacuum
We've found an ideal use for this vacuum - we're keeping it in the garage as the car cleaning vacuum. We have a German Shepherd whose fur flies around the car and sticks to every surface. The suction in the hose is excellent. We're only using the Pet Hair Eraser on the cars because it's too heavy and clumsy to use inside the house on carpets and the upper chamber is too messy to disassemble and clean inside the house.
For the cars, the hose is long and stretches well. The Bissell pet turbo brush has stopped turning, but the silicone fingers on the turbo attachment do help to dislodge the pet hair from the car seats and carpet and the strong suction picks it up. We also use several non-Bissell vacuum attachments on the hose to clean the car. Bissell vacuums do require an adapter to use non-Bissell, standard size attachments.
We have a question: If we're only using the hose with attachments, do we need to be concerned about monitoring the belt and the brushroll? My husband analyzed the vacuum and thinks that the suction in the hose is unaffected by the belt and brushroll. Is he correct that the belt and brushroll do not affect the suction from the hose? Thank you!
April 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bunks Good Vacuum, Durability Terrible
We bought this vacuum back in 2008, when it first came out. We really liked it, and it is amazing at cleaning the carpets. It really picks up a lot of dirt. I was impressed enough that a friend of mine bought one too. However after about 4 years the handle release broke and so did the handle loop that you hold onto. We bought a new handle release and replaced it. It only lasted a year, and it is once again broke. The machine is a real hunk of junk because you can't roll it anywhere with the broken handle release. As for the handle that expensive replacement piece of plastic is great. Really disappointed in the machines overall durability. Another downer is that when you are vacuuming a lot of times the hose comes off, and you are just putting the dirt back onto your carpet. It is irritating, so you have to make sure to check the hose often. I also hate cleaning out the cyclone. I understand that you have to maintain bagless vacuums somehow, but that cyclone is so messy to clean out and there really isn't an easy way to do it.
April 6, 2013