Rated 5 out of 5 by reuben filter assembly
i like this vacuum a lot i also have the turbo model too! i use this vacuum in my home and in big offices. i have a question. i bought the fabreeze replacement filter that goes in the bottom of the helix tray, however dust is getting under the filter and into the motor. i have the filter on securely and the housing isnt broken but what can i do to keep the dust out of the motor? can i put a rubber seal on it? also can you make the cheep bissels 12 AMP again?
May 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ester Roll Not worth it
Not worth it! This would leave piles of debris on the carpet. Invest in a higher quality product.
March 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Arica35 Brush not turning
I purchased my vacuum last month at Walmart. The brush assembly is no longer turning. What's worse, I haven't even had the chance to fill out my warranty card and mail it back. Very unhappy. Had another Bissell that lasted for 3 years :-(
March 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Heather01 Surprisingly powerful.
For an 8 amp motor it does the job very well. I would never purchase anything less than 12 amp but my daughter talked me in to taking a chance on this purchase. The unit is entirely plastic, very light and I'm wondering how durable it will be. I find myself handling the unit very gingerly. I couldn't see it lasting through a large family or any kind of rough handling. I purchased it on sale and I'll be satisfied that I've gotten my monies worth after 12 months of use.
April 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by TwoDogMom Not happy!
I loved my PowerForce vacuum for 6 weeks. That's how long I had it before the brush quit turning. I checked to see if the belt had broken, it had not. Thinking it may have stretched, I replaced it, but the brush still did not turn, then it broke. I have purchased Bissell products for two decades and they served me well until the last few years. The motor in my PetEraser vacuum had to be replaced after one year, the motor in the carpet shampooer died the second time I used it, now I am without a vacuum again. While both motors were covered by warranty, it was a great inconvenience being without a vacuum and getting stuck with a wet carpet. Dirt Devil, here I come!
February 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jamz Belt mechanics are poor!
Purchased this vacuum less than 6 months ago and every couple of runs the belt literally pops off! I have to disassemble it and put it back on then it will run a couple of more times. It's horrible! The issue is that the pin the belt connects on is teeny tiny and it keeps working its way off. Plus, anytime I have to go into the vacuum, so much dirt falls out of it. It's disgusting. Would not reccomend this to anyone. #wishicouldtakeitback
January 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by RAK I own many
cheap is the word thank goodness. The leaver that holds the handle upright always breaks. The hose on top of handle always falls off. There the hose end connects to the tank turns loose. The five floor levels do not work that great. They last about a good year than I buy another one. I usually buy the power force helix model 12b1
January 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jen Disappointed
I bought this vacuum and thought it was great!! One of the best vacuums I've ever used. But now 6 months later, and constant servicing and cleaning it, I realize I got what I paid for. Very inexpensive, but it works like it! I've been a Bissell girl for a long time, but I think I'm going to have to try a different brand.
January 5, 2015