PowerForce® Helix™ Turbo Bagless Vacuum 68C71


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PowerForce® Helix™ Turbo Bagless Vacuum 68C71

PowerForce® Helix™ Turbo Bagless Vacuum 68C71
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Offers exclusive helix dirt separation system that captures more fine dust in the dirt container to keep your filters clean longer

  • Experience powerful suction with the Helix System for longer lasting pick-up performance
  • Extra wide cleaning path provides a quicker clean requiring fewer passes on the carpet
  • Multi-Level Filtration helps reduce household allergens
  • The TurboBrush® Tool is great for cleaning stairs, furniture and more!
The advantages of a Helix cleaning system
The unique Helix cleaning system captures dirt and other debris using internal “ribs” that are incorporated into the Easy Empty™ Dirt Cup. This forces large particles, dust and other debris down to the bottom of the tank instead of up into the filter, helping the vacuum to work more effectively longer.
  • Main Information

    Product Title:PowerForce® Helix™ Turbo Bagless Vacuum 68C71
    Model #:68C71
    Similar Models:2140, 68C7, 68C7C, 68C7R, 68C7U, 68C7V, 68C7W
    List Price:$65.96
    Rewards Points:66
    Warranty:1 year limited
  • Special Features

    Offers exclusive helix dirt separation system that captures more fine dust in the dirt container to keep your filters clean longer
    • Experience powerful suction with the Helix System for longer lasting pick-up performance
    • Extra wide cleaning path provides a quicker clean requiring fewer passes on the carpet
    • Multi-Level Filtration helps reduce household allergens
    • The TurboBrush® Tool is great for cleaning stairs, furniture and more!
    Microban® Protection - Microban® antimicrobial product protection is built in to products during manufacturing to help provide continuous protection from microscopic organisms that can cause stains, odors and deterioration.
    Microban® Protection:
    Surface Type:Carpet, Upholstery, Bare Floors, Low Pile Carpet
    Power Rating:10 AMPs
    Filtration:Multi-Level Filtration
    Cleaning Path Width:15"
    Cleaning System:Helix System
    Weight:16 lbs
  • Power

    Power Rating:10 AMPs
    Power Source:Corded
    Air Flow Indicator - Shows you when the air flow in your vacuum has been disrupted so you know when there is a clog.
    Air Flow Indicator:
    Brush System:15" Rotating, Rotating Clear Window
    Brush On/Off Switch:No
    Power Cord Length:25'
    Automatic Cord Rewind:No
  • Filtration

    Filter:Style 9/10/12 Pre-Motor Filter
    Filtration:Multi-Level Filtration
    Clean Filter Indicator:No
  • Dirt Collection

    Surface Type:Carpet, Upholstery, Bare Floors, Low Pile Carpet
    Cleaning System:Helix System
    Cleaning Path Width:15"
    Surface Height Settings:5
    Dual Edge Cleaning - Additional brushes and suction on the sides of the cleaning path – great for cleaning along baseboards.
    Dual Edge Cleaning:
    Bag Type:Bagless
    Easy Empty™ Dirt Cup:Yes
    Dirt Sensor:No
  • Specialty Tools

    Multi-Use Tools:Crevice Tool, Combination Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool, TurboBrush® Tool
    Reach Extension Tools:Extension Wand
  • Other Specs

    Carry Handle:No
    Soft Bumper:No
    Belt Type:Style 7/9/10/12/14/16 Replacement Belt

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 189 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by It has 5 height adjustments This vacuum works fine on ordinary carpet. However, I just brought high pile carpet and turned the vacuum to the highest setting. I can barely push the vacuum cleaner. It pulls back easier, but it is too hard to push. It seems as though the height adjustment does not go up high enough to vacuum pile carpet. July 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product, except...! I originally purchased this Bissell Vacuum cleaner the beginning of June, 2012. I have had other Bissell vacuums in the past and been pleased with them. This time though I wanted a slightly better model as I have been having many more problems with my allergies (plus I own a cat!). It worked really well and brought my shag carpeting back to life! It sucked up the cat hair and worked MUCH better than the one I had before. BUT, I left it running and sitting on my shag carpeting while I moved a chair out of the way. That was a mistake, as it caused my rug to melt and mat, as well as causing it to melt onto the bar and brush on the underside. I did exchange it and got the same one (that shows how much I liked this model!), BUT now I don't leave it sitting still for even 1 second to avoid the same problem. I don't know why that happened, but I did want to put out a word of warning. The vacuum itself moves very nicely even on the deep shag rug I have, and also works well on my bare floors and very low pile rugs. Just don't let it sit while running in one spot! July 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Quiet vacum and more This vacuum gets the job done not to mention does not make much noise when in use. I also love the fact that it is bagless!!!! I was quiet impressed with the over all performance. June 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Satisfied! This is our first bagless, and I chose it especially because of the ease of disassembly and reassembly. It's easily the most powerful vacuum we've ever had, as well as the quietest. It cleans better than any I've ever seen, and speaking of seeing, the clear housing makes it easy to tell when the filters need to be cleaned. I fear that will be fairly often, but that's a small price to pay for all the advantages. Way to go, Bissell! June 1, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Alright When it works it works, problem is it doesn't always work. Ive had it for less than 3 months and ive already had to replace the belt and the brush roll. Also I have pets and it gets clogged with hair easily. I guess you get what you pay for. May 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dad loves it too! As a single dad, this is the first vacuum that I ever purchased and it, by far, outperforms my last vacuum. The power is amazing and the pick up is incredible. The attachments work perfectly and I'm truly amazed at how powerful it is. Extremely satisfied with its performance. May 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love My Bissell I love the fact that this vacuum can be used on multi-surfaces and I don't have to change bags. May 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by why change something that works with something that doesn't TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE!!!! This was my favorite vacuum until I bought a new one, bissell has changed it and it is for the worse, the hose is cheapy, it broke off it within a week, there is now no handle on the wand so you have to pull on the hose, so that will probably pull out of the end soon! the dirt container now comes out in 2 pieces, it used to come out as one and u twisted off the bottom for the filter, so now u have to fuddle to put it back in, the wand is shorter, the cord is shorter. the upholstery attachment fell off and is now in 5 pieces, I have used this type of Bissell for over 10 years and the new improved.. BAD<> BAD!! whoever redesigned it apparently doesn't vacuum at ALL!! May 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by best ever I was in the process of deciding to eliminate my carpet, due to pets, until I bought his vacuum. It is so powerful and effective, that the carpet looks new, and after my first use, I couldn't believe how much "stuff" it pulled out of the fibers. I am happy I bought his one.!!!!! May 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful for a household that have children with allergies! My husband just bought me this unit as an early Mothers' Day gift. My whole family has allergies but my husband and son are highly sensitive to dust. I use this every single day #because I'm very particular about dirty floors# and my family has already noticed a HUGE difference in the sniffles and watery eyes. There is no escaping dust from the air exchange on the vaccum, works well on both carpet and hardwood floors and the attatchments are perfect. Washable filters are very important to me and this vaccum has them, saving money is always a plus. It is not very heavy, it has great suction so far, and it's purple :) My hubby did a great job on the gift this year! May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Product This is my 2nd vacuum cleaner with Bissell. It's a wonderful product. I love it. The one that i recently bought it's powerful. it cleans my rugs and furniture wonderfully. I am very happy with my investment. Thank you and keep up the great job. May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pleasantly suprised I stared at this product for a long time at the store before deciding to purchase it. I just didn't want to be disappointed, then have to repack and return it. I hate having to return things, but this vacuum is awesome. The first time I used it I was embarrassed when I emptied the cup. I knew my previous vacuum wasn't performing, but I had no idea it was that bad. I'm a pet owner with carpeting and the appearance and smell of my home is very important to me. Visitors don't need to know I have a pet until they see her. Odor is not acceptable. Great job Bissell. May 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is the vacuum cleaner you want Out of all the vacuum cleaners I've owned this is the best I've ever had. There is only two down falls to it, but I can deal with them. The main one is the length of the cord, it would be nice to have another 3-4 feet of cord. The second is a light, but that is not really a big deal. The performance of my Bissell is top notch. My carpets look so much cleaner and as I walk across them they fell much fuller almost as if I have new carpets all over again. If i ever have to replace or decide to buy a Deep Cleaner Bissell product will be what I purchase. April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excelllent if you have Pets! Wow, I thought I was doing fine with my old vaccuum. I am glad my old one finally died on me. Went out and bought this Helix at my local large retailer. I couldn't believe what it was picking up! FYI. dont get a pet the same color as your carpet. lol The extra power brush thing was great for the couch, comforter, pillows...etc Definitely a great product if you live in like an apartment with shedding family members. April 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by good product - I use alot of bissels, in a cleaning business. This vacuum needs a longer extension cord and a handle on the tube. I love the washable canister. It is much better than the older models. April 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a must if you have a Cat I have a small one bedroom apartment and a long haired cat that loves to shed her fur when spring/summer hit I was vacuuming with my old vacuum and just got about done when it just quit. Would not turn on, would not work. So I bought this vacuum as a low priced option. I didn’t want to replace bags anymore, and I wanted something with washable filters, and this fit. What I was expecting was a avg vacuum that picked up “Most of the stuff.” What I got was a miracle. So, I plugged it in, began vacuuming, and the container was FULL just when doing my entry way-it was ALL cat hair. Keep in mind, I had completed vacuuming with my old vacuum less then an hour prior. So, I emptied the bin, began vacuuming the front room. The container was full after doing just ½ of the front room. Emptied it again, and then did other half, and emptied again. I then vacuumed the entire entry way and front room again, emptied the container, and followed the instructions on cleaning the filers-YES, they all are washable except the Hepa filter. It was so so gross to see all the dirt that was coming out of the filters. But they rinsed clean after a few minutes, and dried overnight. This thing CLEANS DEEP! It also leaves the apartment smelling clean. The vacuum is fairly quiet as far as vacuums are concerned, and for the price, you can’t beat this. If I were to have to replace this vacuum with another one just like it, I’d gladly pay double. It picks up EVERYTHING. Sure, you have to clean the filters, the rotating brush, and empty the Bin often, but it works so darn well, and for any cat owner, this is a must vacuum. April 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PowerForce Helix Turbo Bagless I am delighted with the performance of this vacuum. This is my first bissell and I will go right out and buy another if this should ever break down. recommend this machine, especially to anyone on a budget...great April 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good, but not Great! Our last half dozen or so vacs have been Bissells and all have been great. This one, though, while it picks up the dog hair and dirt very well, has some shortcomings--the cord is too short to reach from one side of our family room to the other (noticably shorter than cords on previous vacuums) and the absence of the light isn't good either. Otherwise the vacuum works very well! April 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has great power! Just after vaccuming once in my living room it picked up so much dirt and dog hair. We have 2 golden retrievers and one visiting full size collie, so there is always hair! And the attachment for the couch work great. Thanks! April 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing I recently purchased the Bissell Heliix force to replace my old Bissel that died after 8 years of daily use. It does an amazing job of picking up dog hair (we have 4 small inside dogs that shed excessively) and it is doing a great job, just what I expect from a Bissell. I have had more expensive vacuums and other brands but the Bissell vacuums put them all to shame. I would like to recommend to the company to make the foam filter that covers the paper filter available for purchasing I like to wash mine often and it would be helpful to just have a spare one to put on and then wash the other one. A lot longer cord would be nice. Thanks Bissell for making another outstanding vacuum. April 8, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bissell This product was purchased about 2 weeks ago and already I am having problems with it not picking up anything. I am disappointed once again in the product by Bissell. April 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very Good Vacuum This unit picked up twice as much as my old vacuum. I had to empty the tub and brush clean the foam filter half way through my vacuuming. The one problem I do have with it is the pleated filter, under the foam filter, takes a couple of days to dry after rinsing clean. March 31, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Super powerful Got aggravated with my super-expensive piece of junk Kirby and went out and bought the first vacuum I could find... it was this one.... we are SO pleased. It is very powerful and clean-up is a snap. Would purchase again. March 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by This product is easy to use I like this product because of the easy empty canister and the on/off button is where I can get to it. It is light and easy to use. March 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by superior product for the price had another vacumn for 18 years, bought a bissell and didnt realize the good cleaning I have missed all those years. paid twice as much for the other model than the bissell, worth the money and a great product. Thank you bissell for making me a believer. March 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best vac we've ever owned We bought our place in 1994 and a new Hoover as well. Maint. was not a problem with the Hoover, just bought bags over the time frame of 1994 to 2012 when we bought our Bissell. We didn't know what we were missing by not getting the Bissell much sooner. The cleaning power from the Hoover to the Bissell does not compare in any manner. The power of the Bissell is truly amazing. $56 is a bargan, Compare that to $134 for the Hoover in 1994. Thank you Bissell. March 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by outstanding WE Recently purchased this vaccum to replace our Royal Vaccum of some 15 + years.....This is the best clean we have had on our rugs in a very long time....The maintenance on it is a little more than the Royal but the power this vac has compare to the Royal is unbelieveable. So the extra time to keep the cups clean and the filters is well worth the amount of dust and fur we pick up....We have a Golden Retreiver and she does have alot of hair.....Thanks Bissell...P.S. We also own a steam cleaner and it is also great...Thanks Bissell.....R. Lewis & Wife March 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by superb suction,affordability and versatile features i recently purchased this new upright to replace my other lightwieght bagged upright. It was a sinch to put together, only 2 screws for the handle and the rest just snapped together effortlessly. i gave it a little test run on this one tiny section of my carpet and i was astonished at what my other vacuum was missing. Very powerful and very easy to push around, i very much love the stretch hose and on board tools. Overall i am pleased with this vacuum, i certainly beats my bagged lightweight. March 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by great suction, versatile features, affordable recently purchased on walmart's website,and was on roll back for 60 which was right in my price range. it was a sinch to put together,only 2 scews and the rest just snapped on. i had just vacuumed a few hours before i gave it a little test run. i was astonished at what my other vacuum was missing,the dust,lint and im not even sure what else, and all with a couple passes over the carpet. i am very pleased with this vacuum, my cleaning has never been easier. March 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by higher expectation than this I have purchased Powerforce bagless cleaners for the last 15 years. I wanted a new vacuum to put the older one downstairs. Paid more for this one than the blue Powerforce thinking it would be better. WRONG! the hose that you pull off to use attachments does not have a handle like the old one--very difficult to grab and then put back on so it doesn't come off while vacuuming. The hose is also stiffer to use with attachments, too. I also prefer the on/off button up higher to turn on with hand rather than foot. Also, this one didn't have headlight like older less expensive model. It was lacking the extra extender bar for reaching higher places with wand. Overall, I would not buy this again. I know the less expensive blue Powerforce is much better. It can't be returned because I used it and it looks dirty, so too bad for me. March 12, 2012
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