Reviews and Problems with Bissell Lift-Off Revolution Pet Vacuum
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Best Vac I ever owned!!!!!
Paula J. Malkowski, Amazon
16 June 2013
Summary: I have had this vacuum for about 5 years. It still picks up and cleans as well as the day I bought it. With two dogs and two cats, you better be able to have a cleaner that can handle it. You CAN NOT GO WRONG with this vac!!!!!
Summary: hate hate hate this vacuum. this used to be power full butt not any more keeps cloging and the topper fillter gets dirty to much. were you take the hose off when it gets clogged. we took it off to find out what was losing suction. now the hose pops out that easy. these belts only last 2years.
Summary: I initially really liked this vacuum, especially to use on our stairs. However, after less than a year (bought it last July), the plug connection for the "lift-off" portion became disconnected and after multiple attempts to fix it, it now won't work at all. It appears that the engineering for that plug area was a poor design. We are going to try and contact Bissell to see if there is a replacement part to try, but per their online site I think we will be out of luck.
Summary: I decided to FINALLY purchase a "quality" vacuum so I got this one. I liked that it said it was a magnet on pet hair since I have 1 long-haired dog and 2 medium-haired cats. I also liked the lift-off feature for the stairs. At first it worked great. But, maybe within 6 months, it just crapped out. For some reason when I am using the normal vacuuming function, it WILL NOT pick up any lint or visible specks of anything (on the surface, not pushed into the carpet).
Summary: This vacuum certainly does pick stuff up, which is great but after a pass through the living room, it needs to be emptied or it clogs up quickly. Emptying this machine is the biggest pain I've ever dealt with. The bagless cannister is BELOW the filtration system so that when you open it to remove the cannister the dirt and hair fall down all over your hand, spewing out dust as you attempt to gently remove the filter which also needs to be cleaned frequently.
Summary: I have had this product for two years now and I am very happy with it. I have a large, long-haired dog and four cats, and this is great for getting up pet hair from rugs and couches. The trick with this vacumn is that it has a small cup which does need to be emptied often, and there are two filters that also need to be cleaned.
good on pet hair, worthless for bits of paper, clogs all the time
K. Thompson "catsknit", Amazon
19 January 2011
Summary: I've had this vacuum nearly a year. It picks up pet hair fairly well, until it clogs and wont' pick up anything. sometimes it clogs in the hose on back, sometimes it's down in the beater bar area and sometimes where the hose enters the first chamber. Half the time the upper chamber gets completely full of hair and dust and the regular collecting chamber is empty.
Summary: We received this vac as a gift two years ago. I can safely say I hate it with a passion. We have a two story home with hardwood downstairs and carpeting on the stairs and upstairs. We also have a dog who sheds a fair amount and two short hair cats. You're supposed to be able to set the vac to a "bare floor" setting and use it upright. This vac does not pick up anything with weight.
Summary: This is the worst vacuum I've had in my 20 years as a homemaker. The pet attachment died in the first months. Soon after the brush bar/tube thingy stopped turning. I called Bissell & they said too bad, buy a replacement. That ran me $20 and it's going out again, 4 months later. Worst made machine EVER!
Summary: I made the mistake of using my good vacuum to sweep the carpets at rental property of ours. They had a bunch of animals that we didn't know about and it collected tons of hair. I emptied the container twice, full of hair. It clogged one of the hoses and I didn't realize because I had headphones on. I thought I burned up the motor, for sure. I unclogged everything and it wouldn't work for a while, but it works fine now! The suction power is amazing.