PowerForce® Bagged Vacuum 1398


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PowerForce® Bagged Vacuum 1398

PowerForce® Bagged Vacuum 1398
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Premium Allergen Filtration

The BISSELL PowerForce® offers the best of both worlds with a bagged vacuum. While vacuuming, feel at ease knowing you are filtering allergens and eliminating household malodors all at once!

  • Powerful Suction - great performance for an all around clean
  • Versatile Convenience with on-board tools and lightweight design
  • Febreze Bag eliminates odors and freshens as you vacuum
  • Multi-Level Filtration
  • Stretch hose provides extra reach

The advantages of a bagged vacuum
The PowerForce® Vacuum is one of the few BISSELL upright vacuums that is bagged instead of bagless. Using a bagged vacuum means you won’t have to make as much contact with the dirt and debris collected by your vacuum since it all stays enclosed inside the bag. If you don’t like cleaning out a dirt cup and don’t mind purchasing replacement bags, a bagged vacuum may be right for you.

  • Main Information

    Product Title:PowerForce® Bagged Vacuum 1398
    Model #:1398
    Similar Models:1398R, 71Y7, 71Y71, 71Y72, 71Y73, 71Y7R, 71Y7V, 71Y7W, 71Y7Y
    List Price:$42.84
    Rewards Points:43
    Warranty:1 year limited
  • Special Features

    Premium Allergen Filtration
    • Powerful Suction - great performance for an all around clean
    • Versatile Convenience with on-board tools and lightweight design
    • Febreze Bag eliminates odors and freshens as you vacuum
    • Multi-Level Filtration
    • Stretch hose provides extra reach
    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
    Power Rating:10 Amps
    Filtration:Multi-Level Filtration
    Cleaning Path Width:13.5"
    Weight:12 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:Rotating
    Brush On/Off Switch:No
    Power Cord Length:23'
    Automatic Cord Rewind:No
  • Filtration

    Filtration:Multi-Level Filtration
    Clean Filter Indicator:No
  • Dirt Collection

    Surface Type:Carpet, Upholstery
    Cleaning Path Width:13.5"
    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:Bagged
    Easy Empty™ Dirt Cup:No
    Dirt Sensor:No
  • Specialty Tools

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

    Carry Handle:Yes
    Soft Bumper:Yes
    Belt Type:Style 7/9/10/12/14/16 Replacement Belt

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 159 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little vacuum! We got this vacuum to clean our church. The suction outdid our other vacuum and it did a better job too! The only problem we have ever had is with a small part that broke and we replaced it with new part ..good as new! We now have 2 of these at the church and I got one for home. They are not fancy but still do a great job. The hose is kinda cheap but that is my only complaint. All are still going strong after 2+ yrs. of hard use (the church is very big) December 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I cant find this vac Its the best vac you can buy I used this vac for my cleaning service I owned 13 of them its been 5 years since I sold my business I want another on where can I buy one please help December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bissel Powerforce I've had my Bissel for 7 years. I'm not sure that I've ever even changed a belt on this vacuum. I love this thing. Has the best suction than any other machine I've ever owned. I've somehow misplaced my attachment for the extension. Glad to see I can order replacements but disappointed that you no longer offer the crevise piece. November 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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