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Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V

The Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum with Febreze, 71Y7V, offers the best of two worlds with a bagged vacuum. While vacuuming, you'll feel good knowing you're filtering allergens and eliminating any bad household smells at the same time with this Bissell Bagged Vacuum. Febreze bags offer allergen filtration that effectively traps household fibers, grass pollens, ragweed pollens, dust mite debris and pet dander, leaving your home feeling clean and fresh. This Bissell PowerForce Vacuum features two rows of duel brushes and includes a combo dusting brush/upholstery tool, a crevice tool and an extension wand. With a light weight of just 12.2 lbs, this vacuum is effective for cleaning carpet and floors. With a 23' power cord length, this Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum with Febreze, 71Y7V moves easily from room to room.
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Questions & Answers for Bissell Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V

Question

Are the filters awshable?

Are the filters washable?
asked 2 years ago
By
Ki
on Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I HAVE WASHED THE OUTSIDE FOAM FILTER MANY TIMES
answered 5 months ago
By
FEBIS
answer 2
the one inside bag compartment is washable. the one on the side is not.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
boykitty
answer 3
No. I haven't seen any filter separate from the removable bag, which is specially made to act as a filter. The bag itself is made of paper.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
PastorJFV
answer 4
Yes
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
kflybye
answer 5
Yes...however the replacements are quite inexpensive. There are two small ones.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 6
hepa on side is not, but fabric one inside canister is.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
slothshops
answer 7
No, I don't believe you can. It's like all filters and is made out of a cardboard like material.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
GoBrownsTD54
answer 8
yes, but filters never get that dirty
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
jessyjirasol
answer 9
No, but very cheap
answered 2 years ago
By
yabadabado
Question

Does this Bissell have a height adjustment

for bare floors and carpets? Also is it noisy?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
CtsMeow15
on Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes has height adjustment. This vacuum is quieter than my previous 3 vacuums and I thought they were quiet.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
boykitty
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
boykitty
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
scoobydoo
answer 4
YES IT PICKS UP ON MY LOW AND MEDIUM CARPET/TILES FLOORS ALSO SET ON MEDIUM. THE SETTINGS ARE EASY TO DIAL IN THE FRONT OF VACUUM.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MAHOLA
answer 5
Like most vacuums, it does not do well on bare floors. Another reviewer suggested a great idea: Use a broom to sweep into a corner of the floor, then use the vacuum wand to pick up the sweepings. That works very well! There is a bare floors-to-variable carpet pile mechanism.

As for noise: I'm surprised how little there is. Of course there is some noise, but it is the least noisy I've owned yet. Not since my grandmother's Electrolux pull-behind tube have I found anything that I would call "quiet." I'm sensitive about the noise of vacuums, and this one is the easiest to take that I've found in the price range.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
PastorJFV
answer 6
Yes, but it has broken on mine twice.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
kflybye
answer 7
no height adjustment. for carpet it is great. for my deep carpet it works fine. a little bit noisy however good for a house as it is cheap and works fine.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
rumman
answer 8
It does have a height adjustment from low to high. I change it for bare floors, rugs, & carpet. It sounds like a typical vacuum.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
KensieAnne
answer 9
yes it has height adjustment.. not noisey
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Ruthellyn
answer 10
Yes, it does have a height adjustment. As for noisy, I use it during the day when my third shift daughter is sleeping and it doesn't awaken her, so I guess the noise is minimal.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
RTHHX76
answer 11
Yes an old fashion knob turn with like four settings.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
slothshops
answer 12
It offers five height options. Even at the highest it maintains great suction. My bag less vacuum would roll over bathroom rugs on the highest level with no problem. This one is still so strong it sucks the rugs too much to use on them. I wouldn't recommend for bare floors due to the dirt the brush kicks back. I use my Bissell 3in1 which works awesome on our hardwoods.

It is quieter than my Eureka bag less. I actually wish it were a tad louder because noisy vacuuming helps my baby fall asleep.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Cause4applause
Question

does it come with the powerbrush?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
liz
on Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO
answered 5 months ago
By
FEBIS
answer 2
Yes.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
PastorJFV
answer 3
no
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
kflybye
answer 4
No, just standard onboard tools.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
KensieAnne
answer 5
I only comes with one brush. ( one side flat & other side has brush) No power powerbrush.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Ruthellyn
answer 6
No, not the one in the 3rd picture. It just comes with an attachment that has bristles but not one that has an roller that turns. That is kinda deceptive that they have it in the third picture. I don't use that ever so I don't mind.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
GoBrownsTD54
answer 7
Not a hand held, just the one on the floor.
http://www.bissell.com/powerforce-vacuum/
answered 2 years ago
By
yabadabado
answer 8
No.
answered 2 years ago
By
Needitsimple
answer 9
Nothing besides a crevice tool, extension wand and a tool with a brush.
answered 2 years ago
By
Buck53545
answer 10
No--just a reg. brush-- we use it all the time--even the dog likes to be brushed off and great for remove his loose hair--RJ the min pin doesn't want to stop being brushed-- it's pretty funny to watch.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
diplustwo
 - wisconsin
answer 11
yes
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
barbPa
 - Pa
Question

what bags does it use

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
oteg032
on Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
As shown on the Walmart website, it uses the Bissell Style 7 "premium allergen filtration" bags.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
PastorJFV
answer 2
As it shows on the Walmart website, it uses the Bissell Style 7 "premium allergen filtration" bags. Walmart sells them in boxes of three.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
PastorJFV
answer 3
#7 bags
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
KensieAnne
answer 4
# 7
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Ruthellyn
answer 5
Bissell # 7 bags. Here is a link to the Arm & Hammer ones I bought. It comes with one Febreeze bag.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Arm-Hammer-9-Pack-Odor-Eliminating-Vacuum-Bags-Bissell-7-153-Premium-Allergen/5799588
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
GoBrownsTD54
answer 6
This vacuum does use specific bags for the Bissell 7. I tried a different size, because I just happened to have them left over from years ago...but they wouldn't fit.
But the ones it DOES take aren't all that expensive. I found them at Walmart in the household area.
answered 2 years ago
By
Txkitten71
answer 7
http://www.bissell.com/powerforce-vacuum/
answered 2 years ago
By
yabadabado
answer 8
Bissell # 7 bags.
answered 2 years ago
By
Needitsimple
answer 9
bissel style 7
answered 2 years ago
By
aggie213
answer 10
style 7 I don't know this maybe a double post but my first one didn't show up yet .
answered 2 years ago
By
Buck53545
answer 11
Style 7 .
answered 2 years ago
By
Buck53545
Question

What about long hair. Does it clog easy?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Laurie
on Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
no, we have long hair. No clogging.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
boykitty
answer 2
No but we do change the bag often..
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
scoobydoo
answer 3
NO/ NOT WITH KEEPING YOUR BAG AND BRUSHES CLEAN.VERY EASY MAINTENANCE.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MAHOLA
answer 4
My sister-in-law has one of these vacuums and three cats. She's very satisfied with how little clogging there is. I've noticed that there is a lot of suction, which cuts down on clogging possibilities. We don't have animals, but we do have two women with beautiful, long hair. So far, (about three weeks) no clogs.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
PastorJFV
answer 5
If you do not keep up with scraping out around the bottom of the vacuum between the void area around the brushes and keep the brushes clean, then yes, it will get clogged. I just threw this vacuum away, because it finally lost all possibility of suction after about 2 years of use and a few minor fixes. It is a good enough for the price vacuum. I would love to buy a Dyson, but the price, while it makes sense, is still outrageous to me.

Hope that helps.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
kflybye
answer 6
Have six persian cats...hasn't clogged unless I picked up an object that the hair got wrapped around.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
purrzzazz
answer 7
No it does not clog at all even picking up plant leaves does not clog it....
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 8
We have 4 girls in our house & I haven't had a problem with hair clogging. I had a similar Bissell previously without an clogging problems.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
KensieAnne
answer 9
Long hair does collect around the brush bar on the bottom. I have found this to be true with any upright vacuum with a brush bar. It is a small matter to clip and remove any hair wound around the bar.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
RTHHX76
answer 10
Ive had no issues, but no pets, I have long long hair and it gets all around the beater bar you cut it off, most vacs do that tho'.
I have seen reviews on amazon saying it clogs in hoses very badly if you have higher or new carpet or pets.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
slothshops
answer 11
I have only owned for a few weeks but it has been handling long hair much better than my bagless. Absolutely no issues. I vacuum daily.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Cause4applause
Question

Does it come with a filter? Or do I need to buy when one when I buy the vacuum? What size/type of filter?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Sunny
on Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
They come with the filters. there is two of them. One inside bag compartment at the bottom and one on the side of the vacuum
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
boykitty
answer 2
I don't see any filters other than the bag itself, which is a "Febreze Premium Allergen Filtration Vacuum Bag." The box of bags says that the bag traps household fibers, grass pollens, ragweed pollens, dust mite debris and pet dander.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
PastorJFV
answer 3
The filter is included.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
alkjfkljf
answer 4
It comes with a filter.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
kflybye
answer 5
It comes complete and requires no additional purchases.....
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 6
Yes it does come with a filter, the bag size is Style 7
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 7
yes
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
rumman
answer 8
yes. with one.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
rumman
answer 9
I purchased mine at walmart in past month and it came with all filters and a fabreeze smelling bag, I did buy plain no smell bags tho'.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
slothshops
answer 10
It comes with a HEPA filter already included, and a bag.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
EMCLLC
answer 11
all filters are included, buy extra bags if U can from Wmart, cuz they are really small. Ok if U don't vacuum frequently.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
hppyhere
Question

What bags does this use?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
MJ
on Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Style 7
answered 1 year ago
By
tlott
answer 2
style 7
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
boykitty
answer 3
Number 7 bags that I usually purchase through Amazon if I can't find them in the stores.. Selected Walmart stores do carry them as well..
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
scoobydoo
answer 4
BISSELL STYLE 7
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MAHOLA
answer 5
I USE BISSELL STYLE 7 BAGS/3 IN A BOX FEBREEZE BAGS PREMIUM ALLERGEN FILRATION/WORKS AND SMELLS GREAT.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MAHOLA
answer 6
Because i have 2 cats & a dog, I bought the Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh odor eliminating. I believe anyone that says Bissell # 7 on front will work
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
mombo4
answer 7
Style 7 and it comes with one bag already installed.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Lissandalake
answer 8
No. 7
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
SusanInFlorida
answer 9
Style 7 - I have always bought Bissell bags but my new Power Force came with a fragrant febreze bag. I plan to buy febreze bags when I need a replacement because I love the clean smell when I am vacuuming.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
CasinoGrandmaw
answer 10
Style 7 Bissell bags.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
KTMamma
answer 11
Hey MJ, They use the Style 7 bags shown here http://www.walmart.com/ip/Febreze-Vacuum-Bags-Bissell-Style-7-Pack-of-3/20470574

If you are interested in non-scented bags you can find them here: http://www.bissell.com/parts/?sc=part&partid=4674&cid=ccsocial

Hope that helps.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
AskBISSELL
Question

How does it work on dog hair?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Lisa
on Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
WITH EASE ON A HARD FLOOR CARPETS ARE A LITTLE TOUGHER
answered 5 months ago
By
FEBIS
answer 2
vey well, we have three
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ShenandoahSal
answer 3
Great on dog hair!!!
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
I have a yellow lab who sheds 2x a year . It is terrific! Really! This vac leaves marks on carpet it's so strong. Love it
answered 9 months ago
By
OVJordie
answer 5
great
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
boykitty
answer 6
very well.. we have a Maine Coon cat with VERY long hair..
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
scoobydoo
answer 7
good, just keep the brushes and bag clean
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
vinniedo
answer 8
I've been really happy with it - I have a dog and a cat, and it gets all the fur, no problem. And the bonus is that it's bagged so you won't have a cloud of it when you're trying to empty it in the trash! My allergies are a little better - not sure if that's a coincidence or not, but I'll take it. :)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ChristmasMovieFreak
answer 9
Yes! It does a great job!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
tlott
answer 10
Really well. Bought one months ago for a back up and find myself using it more than my main vac for quick daily vacuuming of my dog's short hair.
This little cheap Bissell is almost as good as my very good main vac and easier and lighter to get out and get the job done. Have had no clogs or loss of suction with the hair, even re-using bags once and letting them get pretty full. The Bissell is easy to maintain, the only problem is it is made of light shiny plastic that my dog's white hair clings to easily but that's gotten better over time.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
hearsmusic
answer 11
My own hair is down to my waist and I vacuum my bathroom rugs to pick up the stay hair on the rugs. So far it works very well.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
ILuvTurkie
Question

What Belt does this take?

I have been tryin to figure out what belt this takes. i live 45 minutes from every walmart and was going to go to the local hardware store but i need to make sure of the belt size first..
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
A
on Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
7 IS YOUR NUMBER ONLY ONE YOU NEED
answered 5 months ago
By
FEBIS
answer 2
It uses style 7
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
Part # 32074
Style 7 Drive Belt
answered 7 months ago
By
bluebonnetlady
answer 4
Bissell size 7, sometimes you can buy a belt that fits multiple sizes but make sure it has size 7 on it
answered 8 months ago
By
vdh57
answer 5
Bissell size 7.
answered 9 months ago
By
kobar
answer 6
It uses the Style 7 belt.
answered 10 months ago
By
DirtSucker
answer 7
I have not replaced the belt myself, but the manual that came in the box says it takes a Bissell style 7 replacement belt #32074.
answered 11 months ago
By
Stan44
answer 8
Style 7 for both belts and bags.
answered 11 months ago
By
openarmpit
answer 9
Bissell 7
answered 1 year ago
By
tlott
answer 10
style 7
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
boykitty
answer 11
I would call Bissell and they will certainly know the answer. Get their number from the internet or on the vacuum box.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
scoobydoo
Question

handle

Hard to get the handle screwed in need help its acting like the screw isnt long enough
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
orangecrush
on Bissell PowerForce Bagged Upright Vacuum With Febreze, 71Y7V
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
The screw they provide isn't long enough, not sure why. So, you have to use one a bit longer. The only negative thing about this product.
answered 5 months ago
By
Godsgreatestblessings
answer 2
BEFORE ASSEMBLY PUSH THE SCREW THROUGH THE HOLE AND YOU WILL SEE IT IS LONG ENOUGH
answered 5 months ago
By
FEBIS
answer 3
Need a long screwdriver
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ShenandoahSal
answer 4
i had same issue but after jiggling the handle screw went in no problem
answered 8 months ago
By
bygracethrufaith
answer 5
Go to your local hardware store. Take the screw with you. And get a longer one !
answered 9 months ago
By
OVJordie
answer 6
I place the upright flat on the floor and applied a lot of force thru my screwdriver . Sure enough it worked.
answered 10 months ago
By
Rolodice
answer 7
We had a hard time getting the screw in also...seems to long...sticks out
answered 11 months ago
By
Katherine60
answer 8
Put the screw in the first piece, then line it up to screw the pieces together.
answered 11 months ago
By
TamiRenae
answer 9
Maybe it isn't, although I have never had that problem. Are you sure it is put together correctly or is there something preventing a good seal?
answered 1 year ago
By
tlott
answer 10
You need a very thin and long screwdriver in order to push the screw far back enough into the handle to screw it in properly.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
HandyManT
answer 11
Hi Orangecrush, I'm sorry you are having trouble with the handle! Give us a call and we can assist you! 1-800-237-7691, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., or Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., ET.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
AskBISSELL
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