Rated 3 out of 5 by Audrox Hose won't stay
I should have read the reviews before making the purchase :(. The vacuum is great except for the hose - it won't stay at the base which makes the effort of cleaning up frustrating!
February 17, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kelli The hose....the stinking hose
This vacuum is great. The filter smells wonderful. It is amazing at picking up pet hair. It is a good weight etc etc. I love everything about it....except the hose base! It does not stay in. It pulls out when I make the slightest turn. It pulls out when I lightly bump the couch. It pulls out when it touches the cord and then whatever you are sweeping up spews out on the floor. It is pretty bad. It does this 5 to 6 times every time I vacuum my small apartment. It does not matter how tight or slack you make the hose. There is no locking mechanism or "click into place" piece to make it work the way it needs to work. I am so disappointed and it just frustrates me every time I use it.
January 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Melipie Hose Clip Does Not Exist
This does not work. There is no way to connect the hose to the hose wand base. The instructions say to grasp the "Quick Reach Handle" even though there is no part that is labeled that on the product view page, and snap the hose into the "hose clip" even though there is absolutely no clip to be found--- this in completely unhelpful Just jamming the end of the hose into another tube will not keep it in place no matter how "firmly" you press. I refuse to spend days stretching a hose so I can maybe get it to stay in place, this product should work when you buy it and this does not. Design a clip to keep the hose in place, it is obvious from other reviews that this is a serious problem.
August 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by vixx24 love hate relationship
I have a love hate relationship with this. I had the previous version of this and LOVED it. It lasted five years before my husband took over vacuuming and then it lasted 2 months. so i was excited to see this (version* somewhat newer?) at bed bath. Seemed to have all the same things i am used to. Right off the bat the hose fell off more times then i can count! no matter what i did, also there was no handle part for it so i used my old hose and it works perfect. As for the green filter part inside the cup, its annoying that the hair gets wrapped around and the space for it to fall into the cup is not large enough so i take off the dirt cup unscrew the green thing clean it, then clean up where all the dirt just fell from the green part, stop putting those things in there, just give me a plain dirt cup! also i have the same issue with the hepa filter on the side, it barely stay on but the older version had this same flaw. i have always loved Bissell and this machine does a great job of picking up dirt and hair, but the design sucks.
July 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tbone Suction hose does not stay in
The vacuum cleans very well, however it has one fatal flaw. The suction hose does not stay in the hose base. It slips out every few seconds. This is rather frustrating. I have found a workaround of routing the hose under the wand extension holder, but this is not the intended route of the hose.
I have seen so many positive reviews for this vacuum, so I am wondering if there is some recent production issue with the diameter of the hose cuff. There is one other review on a retail site that mentions the same issue and it was posted 2 days ago.
I would love for this problem to be solved since it actually cleans so well, but because of the hose issue I will likely return this vacuum.
May 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by bissell hater Worst Vacuum I every bought
Had it around 3 or 4 years and now the motor just quite working. It is extremely noisy to run. The power switch is in the wrong place not on the handle where it can easily be switched off if something gets caught in it. Hose is too short that it pulls the vacuum over when you are trying to use it. It was the worst vacuum cleaner I ever used in my life.
May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheCleaningLady! The BEST bridal shower gift!
I LOVE our new vacuum! I love that we can clean the green filter as well as the clear canister! It is such a great vacuum! I am so pleased that my Fiancé and I decided on this particular vacuum! Thank you for the great product!
April 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mike1250 Not worth the money
I bought this PowerGlide Pet Vacuum 1044 four months ago and I am very disappointed. I had a Bissell before and it did okay and lasted me a few years. Since I couldn't afford a more expensive brand, I thought that another Bissell would be worth the money. You would think that Bissell would improve their products as years go by, but that is not the case with this one. First, it is poorly designed. When you put the handle in the fully reclined position to vacuum under furniture, that bracket on the back of the machine that holds the extension wand catches on the carpet. An unbelievable design flaw! Second, the hose is too short. If you stretch it too far, the vacuum falls over. Third, there is only one extension wand and it's also too short making this a poor machine for vacuuming curtains. Fourth, whenever the left side of the machine bumps against furniture, the HEPA filter and cover fall off and I have to shut off the machine and replace them. Overall, a very, very poorly designed machine and not worth the money.
January 10, 2014