Bissell PowerForce Helix Bagless Upright Vacuum, Blue

By: Bissell
Walmart #: 551565921
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  • Great for carpeting, upholstery and more
  • Upright
  • 5 height adjustments
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    The Bissell PowerForce Helix Vacuum offers an exclusive helix dirt separation system that captures more fine dust to keep your filters clean longer. Less dirt and dust in the home means that allergies and allergic reactions can be reduced, helping to keep you healthy. The Bissell carpet vacuum 1240's helix dirt separation system extends the suction power and cleaning performance of your vacuum. Ground-in dirt on rugs and carpets is quickly and effectively lifted away to leave behind clean, tidy floors. Five height adjustments make it easy for this bagless upright vacuum to clean almost any floor surface. Start out in your living room to remove dirt tracked in by the kids, then move to the kitchen to pick up crumbs from the tile floor. This item is durable and will be a welcome addition to any household.

    Bissell PowerForce Helix Bagless Vacuum:

    • Great for carpeting, upholstery and more
    • Upright
    • It has 5 height adjustments
    • Clear, large capacity dirt container
    • Bagless upright vacuum uses washable filters
    • 1-year limited warranty
    • Plastic


    Cleaning Path Width: 13.5 inches
    Primary Color: Black
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Model No.: 1240
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 14.85
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 44.0 x 13.5 x 12.0
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 551565921

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    Customer review by IMSMatt

    5.0 stars by IMSMatt

    I have this model of cleaner with the addition of the headlight and stretch hose, otherwise its one in the same. Heres the thing, mine was found in the trash over a year ago! It was tossed because of a snapped belt and a clog in the hose which are the most common reasons for throwing away a perfectly good vacuum. Well after installing a belt and cleaning it top to bottom, the thing fired up and ran perfect. For a $50 vacuum it easily proved itself to be well worth the asking price. I am sort of a vacuum guru and did do the research, tests and comparisons to other well known machines such as the Dyson. Believe it or not, the Power Force can and will out clean a Dyson as long as the filters are clean. The issue with these Bissells is that the filtration design is a complete joke. The trick to keeping this vacuum running strong is to periodically take it to the garage and blow the filters and dust cup with an air compressor. I know it sounds inconvenient but thats the catch to owning a bagless vacuum (fast clogging filters and a dusty mess). Another benefit to blowing out the filters is that you won't have to replace them as often. Lets put it this way, my Bissell has the same filter that it did the night I found it on the curb and has yet to need replacing. Now, if you need a vacuum and are on a tight budget, don't have horrible allergies and don't mind the added maintenance to a bagless then this vacuum is just as suitable as the others sitting on the shelf. Quality wise, its not bullet proof but seems to hold up rather well. The motor actually runs smooth and quiet rather than loud and whinny like most vacuums in this price range. I give it 5 stars, not because its perfect BUT because for $50 it exceeds its price tag! Remember folks, regardless of the vacuum you end up purchasing, be sure to change the belt once a year (as they stretch and slip) and keep those filters clean! By keeping up on the maintenance you will be quite surprised at how long a cheap department store vacuum cleaner will last for.

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    Jonesville, MI
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Age:18 - 24
    Usage:Once per week
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    Love this vacuum!!!!!

    Customer review by Iclean4u

    5.0 stars by Iclean4u

    I have my own housecleaning business. I bought this product 1 1/2 years ago. What made me buy this was how light-weight it is, bagless and the low price. A year and a half later it is still going strong with no problems. This vacuum has powerful suction and deep cleans carpet. Many of my customers have pets and this vacuum does a fantastic job in picking up the hair. A few of my customers have even gone out and bought this vacuum because they were so impressed with its performance. I am going to buy a second one just to keep in my house. You will not go wrong buying this vacuum.

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    Pittsburgh, PA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Every day
    A great vacuum for anyone on a budget!

    Customer review by DanielleTheNeatFreak

    5.0 stars by DanielleTheNeatFreak

    I had purchased this vacuum on Black Friday, along with the Shark steam mop. I was able to get it for the $39 in store, versus the $46. I had just recently moved into my new apartment and it was "cleaned", but you can never be too sure. We didnt have a vacuum yet, so we used my boyfriend vacuum from his work (which is an Oreck, which was HORRIBLE on our carpet (we have plush) because it was so hard to push). I used the Oreck probably twice since we moved in. But I wanted my own vacuum, and one that has a hose. I wanted something basic, and not one with all the bells and whistles cause its just two of us in a two bedroom apartment. The reviews were decent, and I figured for the price, it would be worth a try. I got home that morning and assembled it (a whole two screws!) and started cleaning away. I only cleaned the living room, the small "hallway" and the bedroom. It picked up SOOO much junk that the Oreck missed and when the apartment complex "cleaned". I took a photo cause I just couldnt believe it (which is enclosed in this review). The vacuum moves nicely. Theres really no resistance at all. The hose has a nice suction to it. The only downfalls about this vacuum is the hose doesn't seem to stretch well (but this also could be because the vacuum is still new) and it doesnt get right up to the wall (but this is also where you can use the hose). So far, Im glad I bought this vacuum and hope it keeps me happy!

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    Weymouth, MA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Age:18 - 24
    Usage:Every few days
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    by Chris 2/7/2014
    • No, the PowerForce vacuum doesn't have an option to turn off the brush.
      by CommunityAnswer3/14/2015
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    • no
      by binky2423/9/2015
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    • This one does not
      by Aud753/9/2015
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    • No it does not, it only has 1 on/off switch and 1 button to change the machine from carpet to regular floors.
      by BXDay3/8/2015
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    • NO but let me tell you I have had many vacuums and this is the only one I buy in 10 yrs have had 2..they are strong..have good suction power, the belts hold up nice and I suck everything up all my Christmas tree needles...Bird cage...everything and it works great. I never sweep my large kitchen or hardwood floors I just run vaccum over and done it picks up great. Hope this helps.
      by Kytrenbt3/17/2015
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    • No it does not
      by vacuumdad2/27/2015
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    • No, but I've noticed that the brush stops rolling if you change it to the bare floor setting.
      by brandi74843/8/2015
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    • No.
      by Ckhfree2/27/2015
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    • no
      by 1sungirl2/27/2015
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    • No. Just has your basic attachments. It's best to look at the model in store if able to.
      by toader892/15/2015
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