Rated 1 out of 5 by JOHNNY M2 NO GO0D
HOSE STICKS STRAIGHT OUT BACK, NOISY WHEN SHUTTING OFF
October 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dirty cleanup in NC Disappointed
I purchased this same vacuum years back, it lasted like a trooper! So, I of course re-purchased the exact same item again when I needed a new one. I was sorely disappointed. This vacuum has gone backwards in its development!
The cord is SUPER short compared to the last one. Every time I vacuum, I have to spend 10 min cleaning up the floor around the vacuum when I empty the container into the trash. I cannot bend over the vacuum because there is now a super wind tunnel blown from the front of the vacuum. The design is terrible! I know you get what you pay for, and I wasn't expecting anything less than the same product I purchased before...they need to label this one "new and unusable".
I love Bissell and will purchase another more upgraded model next time, but really folks, really?
September 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by AnalystHandy Works well, but maintenance is tedious
Found the 6584, mid 2009 build in the dumpster.
I kept it for research purposes.
As found, every filter was completely dust lodged, brush roll was covered in hair and belt was ruined. Bearings were also gritty. The brush roll uses a a pair of 608(same as roller blades and skates) ball bearings.
All the filters were cleaned with warm water and detergent per instructions. A new belt was installed and ball bearings were cleaned re-lubricated.
It took over an hour to clean all the filters and dust bin to be free of caked matters. Although it will depend on humidity and temperature, the circular ribbed filter took over 24 hours to dry.
Once all was done and over, it picked up a shocking amount of fine dust from my carpet, as expected from any brand new or freshly prepped vacuum. The only question is how long this performance stays, and what it takes to restore it.
The reason for two star is that cleaning process is very messy and involved. It was like rebuilding the entire vacuum and I think this was the reason it was thrown out in the first place.
Even after one use for a minute, there's already a noticeable amount of fine dust in the stage one filter, which picks up what slips past the cyclonic separator.
I've already established that cleaning is messy and tedious, so I think getting an extra set of 1st stage (circular/foam ring combo) would be a good idea, so that the vacuum can be used to clean the filters and rotate between them. The only concern is how long it can go before filter needs washing.
I didn't document the mass, but the next step is to do just that, then I'll check out the separation efficiency of the cyclone with an analytical balance.
In parts list, there are two cyclone assemblies listed for this model. The 203-1180 squirrel wheel pattern like the one it came with and 203-1206 with mesh mask grille pattern. Why are there two types and which one works better?
September 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by KRM240 FOR COST you get what you pay for
I bought this vacuum on a friends recommendation. I was displeased since it did not do well on tile floors and with the exception of bedrooms I have all tile. It worked so so on rugs. I got tired of it and got rid of it.
August 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by jessejamestw23 Not a good Vacuum Cleaner if used a lot.
Worked fine when first bought. We cleaned it out twice, and it worked. Then, it got clogged again. The clog is down in the bottom part. The last time I took the bottom part off, somehow the belt fell off track. We are now looking at buying a new vacuum cleaner that costs more and will last longer. No more Bissells for us.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by snnop dog very good
i have 5 dogs 2 cats and it picks up hair like a pro
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ashley Great Vacuum for the Price!
Over the past six years, I have had this vacuum. It works extremely well. I have a cat and a dog and it picks up fur easily. It is slightly hard to use on stairs, but beside that extremely reliable and is hands down the best vacuum for the price. Perfect for a 2 bedroom place.
June 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBG123 Great Vacuum...Great Price...
I purchased this vacuum as a gift to my Grandmother, we were truly amazed at how much dirt the machine was able to pick up on its 1st use. Even though the carpet looked clean before we started, there was a noticeable difference afterwards. Without a doubt, it truly exceeded our expectations. After only 5 minutes of use on the carpet, we were able to accumulate enough dirt to fill the pull out cup 1/2 full. WOW...
I would defiantly recommend this product to anyone needing a new vacuum, it was a great price and an excellent value for the money.
JBG Tulsa, OK.
June 4, 2013