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
Rated 1 out of 5 by tb1234 The worst
The worst vacuum. The lid is always falling off, the hose will not stay connected as you are vacuuming, and it blows dust and dirt everywhere.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeeDee This Vacuum glides easily
I had a minor stroke a year ago & our old vaccum became very hard for me to use. We bought the Bissell PowerForce at our local retailer & I'm so pleased with it. I have no problem pushing it on our carpets, it glides so easily. I'm able to put the attachments together and pull apart easily for along the baseboards in the rooms with hardwood floors, even on days that my muscles aren't cooperating. I was so thrilled with my vaccuum, we went and bought one for my mother who had knee replacement surgery and bought us another one for upstairs! We did however have to replace the roller in our first vaccuum, but it could be due to going from carpet to hardwood throughout our home. I would still highly recommend this sweeper! :) I also own a Bissell Carpet Cleaner and everyone borrows it! Guess that says how great it works too! Thank you Bissell!
July 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by frugal waste of money
dont throw good money at this machine. It did not last at all blows dirt and doesn't suck dirt up at all. I bought at wal-mart. Its just a big ball of plastic now. Not even worth the repair. Just save your money and get a high quality vacuum at sears.
July 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by tuscansmom blows dirt everywhere!!!!
This vacuum does not work beyond 4 months. even with a brand new bag, it blows dirt and particles everywhere. It ruins my whole day. So frustrating. I just want a vacuum that works!!!!!!!! Ive resorted to using a broom on the carpets because, at least I get the big pieces up. When it did work...briefly, the attachment hose would fall out constantly blowing stuff everywhere!!!!! so annoying!
June 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flipwags Best vacuum in 55 years!!!!!!!
Who knows how many vacs I have owned in 55 years, but I would buy this one for the next 55. Hope they don't quit making it. Never heard a vac so quiet ... first thought something was wrong. It didn't sound like a jet. Easy push and raises nap like new. Large bag capacity - bagless vacs are too much maintenance, too messy and way over rated. This is simple with no frills - it just does what it is supposed to. For $40+, it is a steal.
June 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ronnie This product lasted just 2 months longer then the waranty
This product only lasted 2 months longer than the warranty which is very disappointing.
May 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Queen I would buy it again
I know this vac does not have the bells and whistles like others but I wanted a bag vac. I am not spending my time on filters to wash and dry. I take the bag out and put another in. It has great suction and I'm very happy not spending so much money . I'm going on 2 years now. Thanks Bissell
May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by property manager 808 Great vac
I purchased this vac at Walmart, because it was inexpensive from a name brand. It served me well over 4 years in a rental building used and abused by many users. The only drawback is that it needs to be taken apart sometimes to clean it out, but bissel made it easy to do. I have the bag-less version for home use now over 5 years no problems!
April 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by jhmiller Can't unclog
When I purchased did not have dogs.
Now I have two and the Bissell does okay on the dog hair.
My problem is that the two vacuums I have, both are clogged with dog hair.
It seems the only way to totally unclogged is to take the vacuum apart, which I don't want to do, since it may not got back together correctly then it becomes useless.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TJ93 amazing vacuum
I have had this vacuum about a month. it is honestly the best vacuum i have ever used. it is light weight has great power and the bags capture everything. i have severe allergies and asthma and this vacuum helps so much with both problems
March 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Racheal Tools
I can't get the tools to work. Was going to use my vacuum to clean my dryer and it there is no suction? I have the bissell power force can't fine a model number or anything. I'm sure there is just some silly switch I can't find.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nick Great Product
This is a great product! I can't believe how much of a difference it is between this and my Kirby.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teneson Awesome
I have been looking every were for a good priced bagged vacuum that can clean up cat litter and the mess my child leaves behind when I found this one I was impressed at the price and the cleaning power it has my carpets look like new it picks up the tracked cat litter with ease and cleans up all the messes my child throws its way I like the hose and simplicity of this product if it dies or just stops working I will buy another one just like it
The only feature I wish it had was an option to turn the beater brush off so I can clean the kitchen and bathrooms better
February 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mook0626 horrible
i purchased this 4 months ago and i replaced the bag well i hooked it up right but the stuff doesnt go in the bag at all i have to keep cleaning the tube because it goes all in there i don't get it and i cant find my receipt
February 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Frustrated cleaner This product USED to be #1
I think the quality has significantly dropped. The hose NEVER stays attached (unless its attached to your leg like the neighbors annoying dog)and this is very frustrating. I used to highly recommend this vac but no longer do. I clean for a living and will definitely shop for a different vac.please I'm begging you, FIX THE HOSE!!!!!!
January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heyjules PowerForce Bagged Vacuum
Well, I got stupid and gave up my 2 previous PowerForce Bagged Vacuums for, you guessed it, a really expensive well-known brand where they come to your door to sell. Bad move. So, after a couple years of dealing with this very, very heavy sweeper with no onboard attachments (you have to dismantle the front to add the attachments), I finally had had enough and bought another Bissell. These are great!! The Bissell is very light, easy to carry up/down stairs, and the onboard attachments make all the difference. I am happy again.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by father of 7 great value, good performance
We've had it and used it extensively for the past 10 years. It works great. Bags keep the dust down... I wouldn't buy another bagless any time soon.
January 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DJ 59 Happy with the PowerForce Bagged Vacuum.
I was in need of a Vacuum badly, As my other one wasn't doing the job. I got this vacuum for Christmas 2013 and I love it! It sure does pick up great and Makes the carpet look like new every time I use it. Thanks, Bissell. :)
January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen 62 Great Vacuum!
I was in desperate need of a good , powerful vacuum cleaner. The one that I had would not pick up the sand and dust that accumulates on our floors. I received my Bissell for Christmas this year 2013! and I am amazed and pleased at the job it is doing! It makes cleaning fun again! so far so good! It is a great vacuum!
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BRANDON SWEET VAC
I LOVE THE VACUAM AND I AIM VERY IMPRESSED WITH ITS SUCHTION AND P[OWER I HAVE HAD IT TWO YEARS AND STILL WORKS LIKE NEW.
December 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seejay Impressed
This is a great affordable vacuum. It is lightweight & does a great job cleaning up after my 3 cats. The suction hose comes loose often even though I push on it as hard as I can. I only say this in hopes that Bissell will fix that in the next model. This vacuum has out-performed my more expensive vacuum and then some.
December 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Elizabeth Powerforce vacuum
This is the worst vacuum I have ever bought. Through the years I have purchased this vacuum over and over because of cost not because I was a fan; and every Bissel that I owned the release lever on the vacuum would break. Today, I had to go out and purchase another vacuum because the power switch broke this time around. I only gave it one star because the paint held up well.
December 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lisa ATL Pet hair clean up vacuum
This is our third version of the vacuum. We like the suction and the ease of movement. I would like a longer cord. The suction hose tends to come off randomly while vacuuming sucking my shoes or pant leg. If this could be fixed, it would be a great vacuuming experience.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve Love my Bissell
I love my vacuum. One of the best investments I ever made. With the Burber carpet and my hardwood floors, it picks up everything. The only thing I had a problem is with finding a bag at the Wal-mart in Pensacola, Fl.- Mobile Hwy. Had to order them on line. They were here in three days! Thank you Bissell!
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ita50 Luv it Liv it Luv it
After my old vacuum died out , I went to Walmart looking for an economical replacement. Having two cats in the house, I'd become accustomed to using duct tape and a brush to remove remaining cat hairs from rug and furniture after vacuuming. I was overjoyed and grateful at how well my new Bissell sucked that cat hair right up. BISSELL, thank you! The only problem that I had was keeping the extension rod connected. Despite this
minor inconvenience, this vacuum produces great results. I would definitely recommend it.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roze vacuum
it sweeps the floors great. i love this vacuum. because i have owned one before
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IreneCM Don't forget to check out the REmanufactered!
I had a big mess to clean up and didn't want to use my "good" machine. I ran out to a discount store and got this remanufactured one. To be honest, I was shocked at how efficient it was. It's perfect for my needs. I use it for daily straighten ups. I've had it for about 7 months. I love this little giant!
November 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ccolagirl LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
I have had owned my vacuum for 2-3 years now. Aside from an enormous clog I had to deal with, it is still running and still the best vacuum I have owned. It hasn't even broken a belt yet! I'm impressed, and as long as Walmart carries them, I will be buying it.
November 18, 2013