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 157 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Vacuum Ever I have purchased many Vacuum's over the years and have not been able to find one that was worth keeping. My new PowerFource vacuum is the BEST. It is very easy to use and works great on my carpet and floors. I also like the fact that it uses the traditional vacuum bag. I have had so much trouble with the new vacuums that have the removable container. I LOVE my BISSELL!! February 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Clogs way to quickly I have had this vacuum cleaner for 6 months and it has clogged too many times to count. Do not buy if you have a pet! February 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by defect The vacuum is an excellent purchase It however seems to have a small defect The roller assembly retainer pins break to easily Have to order replacement piece to often February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by A break through in the art of vacuuming. Without a doubt the number one in simple vacuum cleaners. Light weight, strong suction and easy to use for everyone. What more could you want. The price is right and bags (easy removal) as well as simple parts are down right inexpensive yet retain very high quality. I now have three of them. One for each floor of my home. Keep it simple for the best in keeping your home clean with little effort.......Buy one (or more) now!! February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product!! For a cheap vacuum works great!! Love the new febreze bags!! Leaves a good scent! January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding Product! I just moved into an Apartment and needed an vacuum. After one use the bag was half full. Even though the Apartment Complex used a vacuum to clean this Apartment, the Bissel PowerForce did a much better job. I rely on Bissel because I have a Disabled Child who spends a lot of time crawling on the floor. The carpet HAS to be clean. I have used other companies vacuums but they do not come close to Bissel. January 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Vacuum for a great price! I have a commercial cleaning company for 8 years and this vacuum is all that I have ever used. I've gone through 3 in these past 8 years, considering I use it day in and day out on the worst of jobs and it never let's me down. Part's are reasonable, the bags are reasonable and it's a excellent vacuum for the money. I recommend it to everyone. January 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT VACUUM FOR THE PRICE This is a great value for the money, less than $45 and it does an amazing job and so lightweight!!!! It's a keeper for me. I paid double for a top named "E" bagless vacuum that did a lousy job so I took it back in a hurry January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by powerforce is great but needs some refinement new stretch transparent hose is an improvemnt, needs a notch at bottom and dimple to attach to inlet securely, also better method to secure to body of vacuum as the force fit is either loose or tight , creating problems , strap ,snap button or velcro, for my purpose in an apt. weight , suction and width are perfect --. plastic parts fit together and are solid , can not say that about most cleaners, raise the price and improve. January 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Going to return this product I have had this product for less than a month, I am planning on returning it, because it is very loud is already making a horrible noise when it is shut off. The extension for using the tools is too long and is really hard to use on couches. January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Vacuum! I've had this vacuum a little over 6 months now, and its worked great! I hadnt owned a Bissell before, and I was looking for a moderately priced bagged upright for less than $100, with cleaning attachments/tools. The Bissell Powerforce was the least expensive available. At less than $40 new, it was right in my preferred price range. I sprinkle carpet freshener on rugs before vacuuming, and the Bissell sucks it and any dust bunnies right up. It works great on both carpet and vinyl. Dont let its price fool you; this vacuum gets the job done, and does it well! Bag removal/replacement is easy. When not in use, the vacuum will fit into a closet or a corner, standing out of the way but ready for use - just plug in and go. The only additional features I could wish for are a headlight, and for the power cord to come out of the left side of the unit, but the lack of those don't affect the quality of the vacuum - they are just personal preferences. I lent it to my mom who had a really old metal canister vacuum, and she loved this Bissell so much, Im going to get her one. This vacuum is just what you want and need in a vacuum: quality, dependability, and ease of use, all in a well-priced vacuum that you don't need to take out a loan to buy! Thank you, Bissell! :) December 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tough to beat for the price! Over the years, we had a few of the big-dollar "amazing" vacuums and they all broke in a short amount of time and the warranties were a joke. So I decided to get the simplest, least expensive vacuum the store had. Our thought was if we get a year or two out of it and it breaks, we chuck it and get a new one. It was 5 years ago we bought our PowerForce and it is still working like a top!!! We built a new house a little over a year ago, and we bought another Powerforce for the downstairs, and keep our original PowerForce in the upstairs closet to do the bedrooms and hallway!!!! We love it! December 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blown away AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING! Okay, I know all caps is a turn off for some people, but this vacuum warrants them. This vacuum is powerful, very lightweight, built amazingly well, and get this, it's BAGGED! That may turn off some people at first, it certainly did me, but after 4 months of use now I can confirm that I'm never using a bagless vacuum again. It sucks up the dirt and keeps it sealed in. The HEPA filter on the side has no dust in or around it (visible at least). My old bagless unit's HEPA compartment would get all dusty after a couple weeks use, and you'd have to practically take apart the whole machine and clean it. Not this one! Also, I'd like to mention that the Febreeze bags are awesome. They actually have a nice scent, and they last! I change my bag about once a month, and the scent has always lasted through the bag change. What else... I think that's it for now. Don't let the low price fool you, it's amazing. I definitely recommend it! December 9, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by This one doesn't suck....that is the issue Vacuums are supposed to suck, and this one does NOT!!! I bought mine a few years ago. The only thing good about it is that the handle and bag do not separate from the bottom like my previous vacuum did. Maybe it did ok the first year, but it doesn't work like it used to. I do empty the bag regularly. This product also claims to be lightweight. NOT!!! If you have wrist issues do not buy this vacuum. December 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best so far.... I am just a regular full time employed woman who cleans up her house on weekends.......This vaccuum cleaner is so far the best I have purchased considering its low price. I had a more expensive vaccuum cleaner but it did not do the job. THANKS TO BISSELL POWERFORCE... Mdl November 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by better than my bag less one I work as a housekeeper and at first I had a vacuum that was bag less, at the beginning it did a great job but after a while it wasn't. In less than a year it lost suction even after I cleaned it. I later bought the PowerForce vacuum and after a year it still does its job. Although it has a bag, its worth it. This vacuum has not loss suction and its very affordable, I recommend it to anyone on a budget. October 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by highly recommend i have a cleaning business also and have tried every vacuum out there, these work the best. even better then orick and dyson. i purchase them by the half dozen just to make sure i have back ups. i love them so much i used my back ups for home use also. anyone who says they dont work or dont pick up is nuts. yes they should have a longer cord, i have never had one break on me yet and it's about 3 yrs with the same 6 i bought. i clean about 10 houses a week up stairs and down stairs vacuuming. most of my homes have both cats and dogs this vacuum works great on pet hair too. October 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Poor man's Porsche This is definitely the Vacuum cleaner many consumers are looking for, but it is not advertized (advertisements cost money, that is why the upscale vacuums can afford it), and buyers don't know that it exists. I was looking online for a month, and I couldn't find anything like this -except a couple of heavyweights. Then I stumbled on this by chance at a Walmart, and I couldn't believe my eyes! Walmart online doesn't list this, and I assume as a retired economist that its online list is for affluent clients, whereas in the store unadvertised products are for poor people that don't have computers, nor do online shopping! I bought it, and it is perfect for me. The reasons? Vacuum cleaners have become so grotesque and heavy to portray a "high tech, high price" image, but for me they are ugly behemoths. First thing when I bought this one, and tested at home, was to trash my still working wind tunnel heavyweight in the garbage. I wish I had discovered this unadvertised gem earlier. October 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by good vacuum when I ordered this product I did not realize that it was not a bagless vacuum. However in the packaging was a nice offer for vacuum bags to order and this was easy and they arrived promptly. The vacuum is light so I dont mind carrying it upstairs. It works well on my carpet and cleans it well enough considering the age of my carpeting. October 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Withstands cleaning business... I could not tell you how many I've bought for my cleaning business. The only trouble I've ever had was the roller assembly getting loose and wearing out,but we cleaning 6 days a week and 3-4 houses a day being 2-3 level houses.I do wish you had left the longer cord as on the older models.but I have to give this vaccum a AAA+++ I see and use all type(when the owners thinks thiers is better )but my powerforce out beats them all.I have also sold numerous vaccums to my clients simple because it does better than the one they own..Pj's October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum I just bought a second PowerForce for our home today. The first one I purchased six years ago is working just fine. Do not be fooled by the purchase price. This product has exceeded my expectations. This vacuum has outlived and outperformed other brands I have tried, well known brands that cost much more! Bissell is number one in my mind when it comes to vacuum sweepers and a best overall value. Bags, Belts, and Filters are inexpensive and easily found in local stores or online at Bissell. September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Owned for 12plus ywears W have owned a Powerforce vacuum for 12plus years and are completley satisfied with it`s pefomance...so much so that the only thing to replace it is the PowerForcebagless vacuum!!!!! Will still keep the older vacuum as a backup, but it probably won`t see much use. Thank you for quality products!! September 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bissell We have owned this vacuum for more than 15 years. The only main problem was the belt broke after one year. I called Bissell and they sent two replacement belts asap. We finally gave the vacuum away to someone that needed one more than we did. I just ordered this same vacuum and look forward to another 15 years of use from the new one, Lord willing. Just follow the directions and the product will perform. September 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PowerForce Vacuum Recently purchased this vacuum and I love it's performance. Cleans carpet quickly and easily. Light weight compared to some I have used. The light weight is definitely a plus since I have problems with my back. My one complaint is that the hose tends to fall out of it's hook on the handle. It would be nice if the design was modified somewhat for a more secure fit for the hose. Overall I am totally impressed with this vacuum. Would recommend it to friends. September 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Better than most high end vacuums!! I have a cleaning business and bought the bissell for my own house. My clients vacuums would always do a terrible job and it always took longer for job to get done. started bringing my bissell to work and have not stopped since. Have purchased only the powerforce every time the vacuum breaks. Can always tell when it is starting to not work as well that its a clog due to the suction power, Its awesome!! Only issue i have is that i clean about 5 houses a day and needless to say there is a lot of vacuuming..the bissell always breaks in the same spot. the vacuum will eventually stop standing up by itself and the bottom part for the levels breaks eventually. maybe a manufacture problem?? but would not by any other besides the powerforce!!! August 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Easy to put together, runs and sucks dirt real good. Glad i bought it. Thanks Bissell! a new custom Mike August 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by none better Have bought one for each of my children, grandparents, and aunt. Light weight but great pickup. August 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bissell bag vs Bagless I have to agree with so many other reviewers that the BISSELL with the bag is better. My husband bought the bagless 7 years ago, and it still works great. BUT I hate to use it because I hate that dirt! Plus it is too heavy for me to use. It takes all my energy. So I decided to buy a light-weight vaccuum for myself. I didn't know until I got it home that it was also a BISSELL, but what a difference. It is a lighter weight, and has a nice place to grip to easily carry it. Once it is full it is so much nicer to remove a clean bag than it is to deal with all that dirt! It is actually a pleasure to use the bagless light weight BISSELL. August 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bissell Cleans Better than my $700 Lindhaus Vacuum I am embarrassed to admit that this Bissell PowerForce Vacuum cleans better than my $700 Lindhaus Vacuum. I could cry, knowing I could've bought close to 18 Bissell Vacuums compared to my 1 Lindhaus Vacuum. Don't get me wrong the Lindhaus cleans pretty good, but, the Bissell cleans even better and here is why: Has the strongest suction I've ever seen on a Vacuum. Got so much dirt out of my medium length carpet, that my carpet felt soft and brand new again. My expensive Lindhaus didn't make it feel like that. Can clean a long shag rug, when no other vacuum has been able to. I no longer have to get on my hands and knees picking up all the stuff that my Lindhaus missed on the shag rug. Cleans a very short rug perfectly on the setting just above bare floor setting. It has 5 different height settings. You can't pull it back fast because you can tell it's cleaning so well. That is a sign of good suction. Doesn't make ugly lines in the carpet when vacuuming. Suction on the hose is GREAT. The hose isn't as short as the other reviewers say, it comes with a long extension part to add to make it longer & comes with a two in one dusting brush/upholstery tool (love the two in one, means less tools to get lost) and it has a crevice tool too. Tools also don't fall off the vacuum, they stay put. I actually prefer the shorter cord length, so you are not tripping over extra cord. It's just enough to do a medium sized room. There is also a spot toward the top of the vacuum that you can snap the cord into, so the cord is high enough you don't have to hold the cord or worry about vacuuming over the cord. Love that it is a vacuum that uses bags (no more messy dirt cups to empty). It comes with one bag. Open and make sure the bag is on though. Ours was sitting in there, but we had to attach the bag on it. Has the option of ordering special hypoallergenic bags or regular bags on the Bissell website 12 for $10 with free shipping. The filter on the side is one that you just rinse and let air dry. The lightest weight vacuum I've ever felt. So can be carried up or downstairs easily. August 2, 2012
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