Rated 5 out of 5 by Linda64 Best Vacuum
I love my Bissell! I owned another Bissell previously, but being from Canton, OH I was raised on Hoover vacuums. I thought I had to have a Hoover when I moved, so I gave my Bissell to my best friend and I regretted that everyday since. My new Bissell (PowerForce) is a much better vacuum than my Hoover (Wind Tunnel). The power force makes my carpet look better, the hose is more powerful, and it has a bag. The Hoover I had was bagless and it was too hard to open up to empty and after vacuuming 2 rooms it would just shut off and have to cool down. I WILL ALWAYS OWN A BISSELL .
October 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by thebonbon Good Vacuum but..
This vacuum works nicely and I don't have any problems with it but when it needed a new bag the room smelled like moldy cheese when I used it. But when the bag isn't full it doesn't do this. The vacuum cleans up dirt well and operates quietly at the same time and is comfortable and easy to move around.
October 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Frustrated Cleaning Lady Hose detaches while vacuuming
I clean rental properties for a living and this is my go to vacuum. However, the last 2 I purchased, at different times, have both had the issue of a loose hose that detaches and flops to the ground while vacuuming. This is a major flaw and annoyance when trying to vacuum. I did exchange them for another and realized thay this must be a design flaw for 2014. Please fix this issue.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jmj great vacumm forapts
I have used mine for a few months now and it is wonderful. the power is there to clean up the carpet in a one bedroom apt.
September 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bissell user Great lightweight vacuum with a design flaw
I've used this style vacuum for years now. My father has one also. It has great suction and is lightweight. I love that I don't have to make a mess emptying a dirt cup. The onboard hose with attachments is great for quick upholstery cleaning and getting in corners. The hose does stretch over time which makes it difficult to keep in it's clip, so it tends to pop out of the base easily. My only real issue with the design of this vacuum is the wheel assembly with axle. I have had to replace this multiple times on more than one machine due to the cheap plastic nubs used to hold it in place. They break off quickly with normal use. A simple metal pin through them could deter this. I have already contacted the company to fix this flaw, but apparently that has not been done. I am once again having to order this part which broke again recently. I have to buy a few to be sure I have a replacement for when the new one breaks...which it definitely will. I like this vacuum enough so that it's still worth the additional trouble and expense, but it's a shame that such a simple flaw that could be easily corrected keeps this from being a great product. It's not a high-end machine, but for the price, it's hard to beat.
September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweetie pie This vacuum works very well. i have had 5 and ordering #6
my big complaint is the stiff cord which i constantly run over and
have to tape. if you change your bag this vacuum works well.
we used many in cleaning apts. buildings and they will usually last 2 yrs, that is commercial use.
the mechanism that keeps sweeper standing is usually is the first thing to go so i would like them to improve on both of these issues otherwise i think it is a great sweeper for the money.
i recommend the power force with the bags.....
September 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jamie81 Owned this model for years and years!
Love how it works!! I've bought 3 more vacuums (including the shark) after this because we have pets and the bagged vacuums smell...but I have always come back to this one. The mechanisms are made really cheap and within the first year have had to fix 3 things on it...but as far as functioning...it works great! I will use it for as long as it holds up and will be buying a Bissell again.
August 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sandra Light and easy to push around
I have allergies to dust and dust mites and this vacuum has been helpful in controlling those allergies. It is easy to push around. The reason I did not give 5 stars is that the hose does pop off quite frequently as does the power cord from the groove above the slot for the hose. Otherwise, it is easy to fix if the belt comes off (I vacuum from tile to carpet. This has only happened once in 3 years). It does an EXCELLENT job vacuuming tile. My water after mopping is barely soiled. So much cleaner than when I would use a broom. Also, it is very easy to change the bags. For those reviewers that say dirt blows everywhere, I ask if you have checked the filters and ensured they are intact. Also, it has been my experience that if you have these problems so soon after purchasing it, the retailer will exchange it. In addition, the on board tools are handy and easy to quickly access when cleaning. I would recommend this vacuum.
August 24, 2014