Rated 5 out of 5 by Donna2 WOW! What a GREAT machine!
I recently purchased this product for our RV, as I was looking for something compact and lightweight to leave in the 5th wheel.
I decided today to try it out in my house just to see how it would work.
I have to say I am TOTALLY impressed with this vacuum!
I never considered myself a excellent housekeeper, I'm more "It's time clean when nothing else is on the schedule" type of person. But i do manage to vacuum a few times a week.
After using the PowerForce Compact today, I guess I should have been vacuuming everyday. I was amazed at the amount of dirt and crime that came out of my carpet and upholstery.
I showed my husband the results and his comment was "well maybe it's time to retire that Eureka and use this in the house".
I'm thinking I might just have to go out and but another one just so I can have one in the house and one in the 5th wheel.
Wow what a great machine.
June 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jan This machine has thw WOW factor
I have a Kenmore power vac but it is heavy, as I am getting old I needed something lighter to clean both floors. My power-vac is now now in the closet to stay. I have never had a vacuum to work as well. I have three cats, I never could believe how much cat hair was in my carpets, I had vaccumed two days before I got my Bissell and my carpets look like I had the shampooed. I am so happy with my new sweeper.
June 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julesagain Great little lightweight vacuum for carpet
I got the 3130, which is nearly identical to this one, on sale at Walmart on the recommendation of a friend. I posted a picture of this cute little vacuum on Walmart, "isn't this silly" kind of thing, and she wrote right back to BUY IT NOW IT IS AWESOME ON PET HAIR. I did, and wore it out for the three years I had it, with 2 heavily shedding dogs and a cat. I never expected to get such good performance on pet hair from such an inexpensive vacuum. I was crushed that they didn't have the same one, but then this model came along that is nearly exactly the same, so I bought two, one for each floor. The only drawback is that the dusting brush no longer comes WITH the vacuum, you have to buy it separately. Sadly, the old one got tossed with the dead vacuum. It doesn't really work on carpeted stairs, so I have to use my ancient canister for that. But you can't beat it for regular carpeting, especially if you have pets.
May 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by henderson42 Horrible Vacuum- even for the price
Vacuum died within a month. Stop suction and did not pick up any thing. Should not buy if you expect it to last longer than a month.
May 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bakerc7 Blows dirt out of the way before you can vacuum it up.
This could be a great vacuum. IF they would redesign it! The exhaust blows out the front and at a downward angle. So, blows dirt out of the way before you can vacuum it up.
We really wanted to like this one. It is light weight, small so it gets between chair legs and such.
We returned it to the store
April 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karenelle Great design Bissell!
I like everything about this machine. But most of all I can CLEAN the machine!!! All the parts are washable - what a great design and a great big "Thanks" from one who likes to keep her cleaning machine clean!!
March 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoVon This cute, little, vacuum is powerful!!!
I accidentally ran across this vacuum and was delighted that it's price was very affordable for me. I must admit wondering if it would be too little to do much work, but I took the chance to purchase it. When I ran it over the accent rugs, I was amazed at it's power! I plan on maintaining it well in order to help it keep it's power. I can see how easy it would be to over whelm it's capacity and, perhaps, slow it down.
I love how light-weight it is, too! I can run it and not be worn out afterwards, like I was with a much heavier upright.
It is GREAT for older people to handle easily.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drea pleasantly surprised
I was hesitant about buying a compact vacuum but I needed something quick and didn't want to spend too much. I have a new dog who's shedding like crazy, I noticed this had attachments so I decided to give it a try. It's only been 2 days but so far I'm very happy. The brush attachment got 90% of her hair off my bed and the floor suction is very powerful.
March 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jeanne514 Never again
We have nothing but problems with this vacuum. There always seems to be something clogged and have needed to take it apart frequently to clear dust clogs. There aren't any animals at all in my small business so I am not sure where the clog is coming from. Now, the brush and brush cover need to be replaced and it appears the brush cover can no longer be purchased. Never again, Bissell. First and last one.
March 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by HappyHomemaker Little Yet Fierce
Needless to say after countless days wasted sweeping up primarily dog hair; my husband bought this for me back in June 2014. We have two dogs and hardwood/tile floors. It's nice to no longer have to spend countless hours sweeping up dog hair thanks to the PowerForce.
With that aside there have been a few times that the hair has bunched up in the primary separator area. Which has caused it's own share of messes to clean up. Though that's no reason not to give this vacuum a whirl.
Other than that the suction is steady and true though I have found the suction isn't so great with the hose and attachments.
And it would be nice if there was a febreze option (pet odor eliminator would be a plus) for the outer circular filter. As I have no use for deodorizing powder when I only have hardwood and tile.
March 5, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Livianna Horrible
You'd do better with a straw and manual power to pick up anything . This vacuum is horrible! Can't even pick up pet fur off a small area rug. Constant spitting out what it tried to pick up so you can start all over again. Hose is very short and you will certainly get a hump from all the time you spend bent over using it to pick up everything left from the push function (leaves dusty lines through out where you have pushed and pulled it through).
February 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by tmd1977 great for first two years
I got this vacuum as a gift almost three years ago and it was perfect for my little apartment. I have two cats so I do clean the filters often and it continues to pick up cat hairs on a regular basis. My problem is the wheels keep falling off. I have mostly floors and only two thin carpets so it's not like the wheels have to struggle, but now it is just a pain in the rear cause they fall off even just picking the vacuum up to carry to my vacuuming destination in the apartment. I love the hose attachment, but recently, in the last couple weeks the house attachment has broken, but I'm sure that's just the strain of using it all the time. The wheels is what is most annoying and as I read the comments, I see I am not the other one having this issue.
February 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alexis Bissell PowerForce Compact
This is my second Bissell PowerForce Compact that I purchase. The first one lasted 1yr 4 mo and was used at least four days a week. The roll that have the brushes broke so it was more cost effective to purchase a new unit that trying to repair the old one.
My only problem is with the replacement parts which cannot be found where I purchase the vacuum; not even the filters or belts.
January 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by marilyn4 light weight
the first time I used this I was very happy with the way it picked up everything and was so light weight that I didn't have any problem with it like I sometimes do with my Dyson. BUT after I emptied it and put it back together it won't pick up and blow dust back out. I don't know if I put it together wrong or what-I did clean the filter but that doesn't seem to help-I did notice that no dirt goes into the bottom of the container but gets stick in the top part of the filter area. I lost my instructions and I need to know if I'm putting together the right way
January 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Eve spits out dirt as it vacuums
I knew I should have been wary about a vacuum that only cost $40, but I really needed one, so I bought it anyway. Using this vacuum is like having a contest to see if you can get your vacuuming done before it spits out all the dirt you just picked up. It is very lightweight and maneuverable, but if it's working against me as I'm vacuuming, it's just not worth it. I will be returning this item and putting the $ toward a better product.
January 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Chell Great Vacuum Cleaner - Belts a Problem
Bissell is a great vacumm cleaner, the PowerForce Compact , picks up well, and has great suction; however, I haven't had the vacumm cleaner very long and the belt broke. I purchased the Bissell belt 3130 per instructions, and it breaks every time I put one on. I only have carpet in my bedroom, and I cannot enjoy my Bissell. In the beginning it was wonderful.
December 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bos_Brd12 EVEN THE WHEELS FEll OFF!
I purchased this vacuum 13months ago and its now in the trash. The vacuum from the beginning kept getting clogged. I would have to take it apart at least once a week. Both wheels felo of after 6mos. I tried to bring it a service store but had a hard time finding 1in my area. Recently the vacuum started to get exetmly loud and if I ran it longer than 2-3mins smelled like something was burning. I guess I got my money worth.
December 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Holly DON'T BUY THIS!
I was so please by the price and the light weight of this vacuum that i almost couldn't wait to use it! I got it home, I used it the 1st time and WONDERFUL! I couldn't wait until the next time! Well......Turns out this vacuum is only good for one use! There is no suction! It wont pick up lent! There is a ton of air that shoots out of the front of it by the filter and that does famously if what your looking for is a way to blow all of the dirt around your house and onto your furniture (which you can't vacuum off due to zero suction on your new Bissell). Don't waste your money.
November 24, 2014
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