Rated 1 out of 5 by Trish Save your precious dollars
Please think twice before purchasing this vacuum. Spend $20-30 more and really GET something. I had this vacuum a mere year--and then the wheels began coming off. Each time I swung around a corner or piece of furniture off popped a wheel. I finally had to manually lift and maneuver it until I could hie myself to the nearest store to get something better. When I vacuumed around the cat's litter box it only "picked up" about half of any scatterings and if I then had to lift the vacuum over a sill, it spit out the half it had suctioned! (Grit striking bare legs isn't pleasant.) It also kept retaining things under the "screen" that covers the brush roll. This entailed removing five Philips screws, carefully taking off the cover, then cleaning inside, hoping not to disturb the rubber belt when doing so.. Save your precious dollars and get something better designed than this model.
November 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NikkiAz Not pleased
I have owned this vacuum less than 2 months and I have never been more unhappy with a vacuum cleaner. It worked very well for the first couple of uses. The hose attachment has good suction but It has no more suction from the base at all. Instead, it feels like it is blowing air out. I also dislike the amount of air that is pushed out of the vacuum around the filter, it blows hair and dirt all over. It seems like I have to completely disassemble and clean the vacuum and filters before every use.
November 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Can You Hear Me Now The Whistler
Purchased this vac and it does a great job picking up dirt and cat hair. The vac has great pick up, but does have a tremendous air flow at the bottom and can blow things around. My concern is that it has an EAR PIERCING WHISTLE. Why? I don't know why, but I really wish it would stop. NEED HELP!!!!!!
October 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kim Complaint
I bought your vacuum cleaner not long ago & I live in a studio apartment. So far, I am not satisfied with you vacuum, I have to replace the belt drive roller and now my left wheel keeps falling off. I don't want to have to pay for another part because then I will have spent more than I paid for the vacuum new. NOT HAPPY! :(
September 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by jess great disappointment
i purchased this vacuum in july when i moved to a new apartment because i only had a stick vac. I was very excited because it was fuschia!!! when i got it out of the box it worked famously and was great. but after the first use it stopped sucking up anything at all. the hose from the floor to the dirt trap was easily clogged so i cleaned itout thinking that it would restore suction, but no such luck. the unit now isnt even picking up dirt or anything its just pushing it around and in the air. i know this because there isnt even any dirt or anything in the dirt cup or the lint filter. i dont have any animals either. i would understand if i was trying to suck up giant fur balls. but it is for a small 2 bedroom apartment.
the hose doesnt suck up anything. i tried to use the attachments to clean around my baseboards and it doesnt even have enough to suck up lint or stick to my hand!!!
all in all the 3 months that i have owned this product it has done nothing but fall short. i would say that this product sucks... but it doesnt. and its suppose to. would not recommend it.
September 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Marj I plan on returning this vacuum
Pros: lightweight, nice color, easy to operate, filters are easy to clean. seems to pick up dirt.
Cons: hose is too short, could use an extender, does not stay in floor receptacle, dirt cup is very hard to put back on, switch to loosen dirt cup moves if it touches something, exhaust is so strong it blows papers off the refrigerator and blows dust out again.
September 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by bob Please don't buy
I bought this vacuum in the month of April 2014. in five months wheels are starting to fall off.I noticed that the wheels are made of flimsy plastic and the they have practically worn off. I have used this product to just vacuum two door mats on a daily basis.
August 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mehr Don't waste your money!
The base has stopped suctioning after only 3 months of use! It is just terrible! Even when it worked, it circled a lot of dirt around it. It is too loud too.
August 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mrsginn1957 The name fits!
This is a great value. The name "PowerForce" truly fits this product. It's very lightweight, easy to handle and has great suction power.
August 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Z not recommend
I would not recommend this product unless you are using it for hardwood floors, tile. When trying to use it on carpet it is too light weight and does not work at all. Very difficult trying to push it on carpet. Between my family members and I we have 6 other bissels that we love--not sure what they were thinking with this one :(
August 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by normajeanne Greatly lacking wheel design takes all joy out of ownership.
This is the second time I've purchased this same model of machine. I purchased the first one about two years, and was completely satisfied with its performance. Therefore, three months ago I bought a new one and, knowing someone who needed a good vacuum, I happily gave the older one away.
Unlike the first machine, however, with this second one, both the wheels keeps falling off at the slightest turn of the machine on carpet or difference in floor elevation. I'm not referring here just on deep pile or shagged carpet, I'm talking about on flat floors going onto mats and area rugs, for goodness sake!! The wheels come off a dozen times or more in the course of one room, this is not a small issue at all.
I'm submitting this review not only for myself, but I bragged so much about the first machine that my neighbor bought one also, and the same thing is happening with hers. Extremely embarrassing. What's the deal, Bissell? What fix have you got to keep the wheels on the machine?
July 31, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Abc123 Bad investment
The bissell powerforce compact is by far one of the worst vacuums to purchase. No quality in this product and bad design. Brushes barley pick anything up. Also don't bother to purchase if you own a dog. Not even able to pick dog hair up.
July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Constantcleaner Compact,but mighty!
I just purchased this yesterday, and I'm very pleased with it's power! I had 2 other models (6585-6584), and find this smaller model to be just as good at picking up cat hair on low pile carpet and wood flooring. I kept the attachments from the others, as this one is shorter....they fit perfectly! :)
July 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Callie Good vacuum, just not great for pet hair
Before I got my dog this was a pretty good vacuum. It got pretty much all the dirt off the carpets and rugs, however, it does shoot the dirt out the back when you are on hardwood floors. The suction on the hose is a joke. It will get light weight items off hardwood but nothing off of carpets.
I really like how light weight this vacuum is but the wheels are not that great. The wheels sometimes get stuck and you cannot push the vacuum.
Overall an average product. Worked very well until I got my dog. It will get about half of the dog hair up with one pass.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeni Light Weight & Powerful
I am exceptionally relieved to have finally found a vacuum that is light enough that I do not suffer back pain after or during use. I am shocked and amazed that in the same vacuum I have more power than I have experienced in much larger devices. Great price!!
July 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Niki This vac doesn't suck!
The only positive thing that I can say about this vacuum is that I never had to empty the dirt cup. This is, of course, because it leaves everything on the floor.
The machine is very poorly designed. I should have taken it back the day that I bought it, but I got too busy and forgot about it.
I pulled it out again today and decided to trash at this point. Had it for 62 days, used it three times and had to pull out a better vacuum to clean up afterward everytime
July 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CC Terrible
This vacuum does a terrible job in picking up dirt. The hose is not flexible enough and the cord is too short. The vacuum is heavy.
June 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by reddhouse470 Belt Problems
I've had to replace the belt on this vacuum 3 times in the past year. That just seems like a little much.
June 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucy Awesome Vacuum..I have had many
I got this vacuum when it was on a special sale at WalMart online. I believe they were $24.95 or $29.99 on special.
I bought two. These little vacuums are the most powerful..I can't believe how they clean! This vacuum beats the bigger vacs hands down. Only con..bagless, a little messy. Don't hesitate on ordering this little powerhouse.
June 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by tbrad Vacuum is not good.
I bought the compact vacuum to save space and money since it was bagless. I was a bit hesitant because it looked and felt similar to a toy vacuum. It worked a few times and then it started blowing the dirt back on the floor. I have emptied the debris cup, cleared the hoses and cleaned any and all brushes to no avail. It picks up sometimes but that is rare. Even though I vacuum my carpet a few times a week, most of my rooms with carpet look as if I never vacuumed at all. It has been like this since I bought it a year ago. This vacuum needs to go back to the product development team for a redesign. It states surface type for carpet, upholstery and bare floors. Umm, interesting, perhaps small rugs and even the upholstery since you would need to use the attachments. This vacuum does not work and is a waste of money. I do not recommend this vacuum. It is going in the trash since I just bought a new vacuum that works. I probably should have returned the compact vacuum to the store when I bought it a year ago. Save your frustration and do not buy this vacuum at all. Simply terrible. I usually do not leave review but this is the worse vacuum I have used.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NjBolduc1 Great Little Vacum
Its compact and works great. Perfect for apartments.
June 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lee Never Again!
Bought this vacuum thinking I was saving time, money, and hassle. Instead this thing has been nothing but a little nightmare. It no longer picks up dirt after 6 months of use. You have to clean it with every use and it's ridiculous on the amount of time I've wasted trying to find a filter for it!
June 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by poppadoz Would give negative stars if i could
Had ours for about 4 months. Only 2 rooms is house have carpet. we clean it often and remove any debris from brush every couple weeks. It started making a strange noise and burnt through the belt. when I removed brush center shaft came out leaving outer brush and endcap in my hand. i cant see paying 1/3 of what i paid for vacuum to pay for a new brush. If this many people are having the same issue its a design flaw not brush neglect. cheap isnt always best way to go
May 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cobweb buster Not accessible to ceilings
Without an extension tube, there's no way you can use this vacuum to reach ceiling corners. The packaging said it had on board tools, had I know it couldn't reach ceilings, I would have never bought it. Mindless that Bissell didn't think to add a cheap piece of plastic tube to extend the reach. Disappointed to say the least.
May 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by marcy and manuel gets no suction and always clogs
ive cleaned it out goooood the filters and hose everything it still don't pick up anything it sucks sooo bad.
April 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CollegeStudent Great Dorm Room Vac
I bought this vacuum for my dorm room 6 months ago, and I use it about every week on my carpets. It's great because it's lightweight and picks up dirt and hair and whatever else you might find in a girl's carpet just as well as some of the more expensive vacuums do. It also works on the tile/laminate flooring fairly well, but really just buy a cheaper vacuum if that's all you need it for.
It's easy to empty when it fills up, and the filter comes out easily as well for easy cleaning.
The only thing that warrants four stars instead of five is that whatever kind of plastic it's made out of lets everything stick to it -- so when I'm vacuuming or emptying the filter, dust does cling to the outside and needs to be wiped off. But beyond that, I'm happy with it and I don't mind wiping it down once in a while -- everything needs to be dusted at some point anyway!
April 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Isa Horrible
Doesn't pick up dirt like it's supposed to, bought it back in February and 2 months later it has lost its suction! Would never buy again.
April 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Heat Disappointed
I have bought at least 4 Bissell within past 3 years. I don't know why I keep buying them. The same problem occurred with all 4. The belt broke because the brush wouldn't want to move anymore and it seems to be the parts at the end of brush that's been the problem with all 4. I had only had the last one for 2 months before it broke down on me, VERY FRUSTRATING AND DISSAPOINTING to say the least. I hope you guys get this problem worked out. I have bought them because they were cheap, but cheap isn't always good. I however will not be purchasing a Bisselle ever again.
April 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by TRose very disappointed
I bought the powerforce compact vacuum and I'm very upset!! It worked great the first few months. The belt broke I put a new one on and the brush won't turn. It's very very loud and smells like it's burning up. I will Never buy another one again. I'm thinking maybe I should just go to another brand all together. I really would like it replaced with a different model for the trouble it's caused me.
April 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by OK It was going so well...
well...I got 1 yr of use out of this. It was good while it lasted. I purchased the belts to replace them and then I noticed that the brush doesn't rotate anymore...that's not right. I put the belt in the right way and when I turned it on it was the sound of burnt rubber (there goes the $2.99 belt). I don't know if I care enough to even take this to someone to fix it...It would probably be cheaper to buy something that will last at least 2 years...
April 14, 2014