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Bissell Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585

The Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner has the power and convenience to thoroughly clean your home. 12 Powerful Amps with bagless technology provides high suction power. No more bags to buy or change – EVER! Easy Empty dirt container with exclusive Lock 'n Seal lever. The Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner includes a TurboBrush which thoroughly cleans pet hair, stairs and upholstery.  
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Questions & Answers for Bissell Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585

Question

how much does it weigh?

Bissell site says 16lbs, this site says 20lbs.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
EdinTx
on Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's not heavy. I'd say maybe 16 lbs at least.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
THAREE
 - INDIANAPOLIS , IN.
answer 2
20 lbs includes the total weight; Bissell Vaccum, box, manual, etc.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
DigitalReview
 - Las Vegas, NV
answer 3
20 pounds is the shipping weight.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jeanbeaner
 - Maryland
answer 4
It is not as heavy as a Kirby! I think it closer to 16lbs
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
CrawfordC14
 - Georgetown, SC
answer 5
I dont know but its very light I carry it up and down my stairs and never have any problems
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
mcs11887
 - Torrington CT
answer 6
It's about 16 pounds, 20 pounds with the shipping box
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
W900
 - WI
Question

how long does this product last if used more than 3 times per wk

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
turtlesgirl
on Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used it about once a week. After a few months it started blowing everything it sucked up back out. You need to clean the filters and canister every time you use it and be sure to do it outside or you'll have a bigger mess than before you vacuumed.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
tgm7
answer 2
Hi, I'm a housekeeper with 11 clients. Most have dogs/cats. I have used Bissell products exclusively for over 6 years. I like the washable filters and quickly wiping the canisters because my next client's house doesn't smell like the last. The filters dry very quickly (2 hours in the air, <20minutes in a dryer. Do not use fabric softener as it will clog the filters. The lower price Bissells are light weight and and last me about a year but keep in mind the abuse mine take and the minor wipe-downs I do daily.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
SwabbyClean
 - NC
answer 3
The key is MAINTENANCE. I bought this in Jan. 2010, so I've had it just over a year now. The filters need to be taken out and washed about every 10 uses, or you lose major suction. The first few times I cleaned the filters, it didn't bother me (other than sneezing for an hour afterward). But now that I've had it over a year, I'm sick and tired of the continuous maintenance this vacuum requires. The round, pleated filter beneath the dirt cup takes 3 DAYS to dry before the whole kit'n kaboodle can be put back together and used again! Good grief! This vacuum demands WAY too much of the user. I'll be going back to an old-school bagged vacuum as soon as I can afford to.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
CowboyTim
 - Nashville, TN
answer 4
I have this vacuum and I use it everyday sometimes twice a day. My house is 3000 square feet and it has kepted it suction the entire time. I change my vacuum filters twice a month.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
bellam403
 - iowa falls iowa
answer 5
about 6 weeks till brush and belt breaks.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
reroute
 - illinois
answer 6
I GOT MY PREVIOUS MODEL RECONDITIONED. LASTED 3 YEARS
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
TIBORH
answer 7
I only use it 3 or 4 times a month and it stopped working well in less than a year.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Nexus09
 - AZ
answer 8
iv used this unit 1 a week since i got and have had no problems with it. i works better than any other vac that iv had and i dont have to worry about bags . very goo unit
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
roy
 - new tripoli pa
answer 9
The life of any unit will vary based on usage, maintenance of the unit, and what conditions the unit is used in. Regularly emptying the dirt cup and cleaning and replacing the filters will help the life of the unit.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
BISSELLCSR
Question

How heavy is this vacuum cleaner?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Peetey
on Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The description says 20 lbs, and the specifications show a shipping weight of 18.9 lbs, which would put the item weight at about 15lbs.

Take your pick, I guess.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Jugband
answer 2
about 15 pounds
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Firefighter23
 - Petersburg MI
answer 3
Just a few pounds.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
LKpat
 - Tulare, CA
answer 4
Its loud and noisy. It picks up well for about 4 months then it seems to go downhill from there. Some things are worth paying for. I went with a dyson ball after this bissel and wow! Why didnt I do that ages ago. Its amazing how much easier housework is with a good vacum.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
mindy024
 - Elkins WV
answer 5
It's not heavy, maybe 7 or 8 lb.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Sherib60
answer 6
its pretty light weight, i can lift it over a baby gate with one hand.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
wifeynmommy
 - illinois
answer 7
pretty light about 15lbs?
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
txgirl512
 - Austin, TX
Question

Are the filters washable?

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
sunnii
 - panama city, florida
on Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Ethel12
 - NC
answer 2
yes
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
ConfusedZebra
 - Akron, Ohio
answer 3
YES
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
TIBORH
answer 4
According to the manual, they are washable.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
MirandaCS
answer 5
Yes, love this feature. Was puzzled about the filter in the cup, but figured it out with the help of the hubby.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
2goodlookingsons
 - McDonough Ga.
answer 6
The inner pleated and outer foam filter located below the dirt cup may be washed in warm water with a mild detergent. Make sure it is completely dry before reassembling with filters.

The post motor HEPA media filter cannot be washed and should be replaced when the filter becomes dirty.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
BISSELLCSR
Question

My unit did not come with the screws to attach the handle. Are they hidden somewhere? What substitute screws might I be able to use?

asked 3 years ago
By
Ricktodt
on Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The screws for mine were in a tiny plastic bag, taped up inside the hollowed-out portion of the handle you attach. I had to hunt for them. If you call the 800 number in the manual, they will ship whatever you are missing. Just explain it to them. Only takes a few days.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
bk910
answer 2
they are suppose to be taped to the rear of the handle but I didn't get mine either. Called Bissell and they mailed out two screws which I received in 6-7 days. The screws fit tightly so I would be hesitant to use a substitute.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
mangonet
 - palm beach Florida
answer 3
I would return it and have them send you a model with the screws. Sounds trivial, but you don't want to do anything that might hinder the warrantee.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
SanDoo
answer 4
return it and get one with all the parts. tell them that this is an incovience and ask if they will mark it down or take it back
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
gklub
 - milton fl
answer 5
Mine were taped loosely to the top part in a bag. Double check all of your bags and inside the box, it may have fallen off.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
BlueRoses439
 - PA
answer 6
They could be taped to the handle or in the cavity that it connects to the base, and sometimes they are stapled to the user's guide. You can call BISSELL Consumer Service to get a replacement sent by calling (800)237-7691.
The screws vary by model.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
BISSELLCSR
Question

does walmart sell parts for this vacuum?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
candeb
on Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
no only repair shops
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
thevandy
 - knoxville tn
answer 2
yes online and in store
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
WrongSafe
 - Spring Hill Fla
answer 3
Yes.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
metroshopper
 - California
answer 4
Some parts maybe, but you can get them on line under Google.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Jeanbeaner
 - Maryland
answer 5
Bissell.com does I had to find belts through them
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
LITTLE1
 - CA
answer 6
Yes I purchased all my filters and accessories from Walmart for this model. But I would recommend the Eureka Zum. I replaced the Bissell with the Eureaka and wow. No comparison.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
NY1711
 - NY, NY
Question

does this vacuum have a light?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
buyitnew
 - Illinois
on Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes :) As long as the vacuum is on, so is the light
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
BlueRoses439
 - PA
answer 2
Yes it does.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Rosie1966
 - Indiana
answer 3
Yes it has a light
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Granth
answer 4
yes
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
ConfusedZebra
 - Akron, Ohio
answer 5
Yes, but not all that bright. No big deal.
answered 4 years ago
By
HenryP21740
 - Hagerstown, MD
answer 6
Yes it does!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
FresnoMom
 - Fresno, CA
Question

does the beater bar automatically engage when unit is turned on?..is there a light?..does the cord auto rewind?..and are there different settings on f

floor height?,..thanks
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
khmt
on Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The brush at the bottom does automatically engage when you turn it on,there is a light after the last filter on the front, right above the height adjustment button. The cord does not rewind, there are different height setting; such as "bare floor" or "high carpet".
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Iwantitallandmore
 - Garden City, Ks
answer 2
yes there is different floor settings. I have carpet & hardwood floors. This vac does the job on both. Yes there is a light on the vac to help see in the dark areas like the hallways. No auto-wind for the cord. Honestly, for this price, I don't care about auto wind cord. I need something that picks up after my 4 kids plus a cat. This does it at the affordable price.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
ajzustra
 - El Paso, TX
answer 3
Yes the beater bar starts when power on. There is a light it comes on when power is turned on. There are setting for taller carpet down to bare floors. The cord does not have an auto rewinder.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
pdw123
 - Louisville, Ky.
answer 4
the beater bar engages automatically. there is a light. manual cord rewind. and floor hieght is adjustable on the front
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
ldc402000
 - Springfield Mo
answer 5
The beater bar does not engage until you push a foot pedal. There is a light and the floor height adjusts. No auto rewind on the cord.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
sandibeach3
 - Eureka, CA
answer 6
Yes, the brush roll is always on when the machine is turned on. There is a light in the front of the unit, and the cord does not auto rewind. There are 5 height settings for the floor.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
BISSELLCSR
Question

do u have replacement belts for this vacuum

vacuum is no good if i cannot find replacement belt
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - tuscaloosa county
on Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can get parts at Bissell.com, or you can just Google Powerforce parts and you can compare prices.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Jeanbeaner
 - Maryland
answer 2
Have not found any except through the company.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
lizzitish
 - Ocala, Fl
answer 3
Walmart has them, and you'll need them. They come in packs of 2, for a little over $2 a bag. You'll need a lot of belts for this vacuum though -- it burns through them.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
HAL9002
answer 4
Found mine at walmart. I think it was style #12. The belt I bought was compatible with other models as well. HTH.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
erica9878
answer 5
None included.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
justkleaning
answer 6
The belts for this vacuum can be
purchased at www.bissell.com
or
Call BISSELL Consumer Services.
1-800-237-7691
Mon-Fri: 8am to 10pm ET
Sat: 9am to 8pm ET
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
BISSELLCSR
Question

I only have hardwoods but many animals. Is this a good purchase for all hard wood home?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
reneredhead
on Bissell PowerForce Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum, Model 6585
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have tile and linoleum floors. I think it works great on both. I think it would work fine on your hardwood floors. The turbo brush would work great for furniture with pet hair, also!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
1plus3
 - Williamsburg, KS
answer 2
Yes! Works very well on all floor types! I have laminate, tile, and shaggy carpeting and it does wonders! Trust me, i have five dogs, a cat, and a rat that are always rolling around on the floors and it manages to pick everything up!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Jazz987654321
 - Glendale, Arizona
answer 3
No I think another type made foor just hardwoods might be better.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
TTTimmah
 - At the computer
answer 4
Sure, it has 4 different levels for low floors or high carpets....
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
DrSS
 - Nahant, Ma
answer 5
yes, does a great job on Hardwood floors.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
simplesolutions
 - Dearborn Heights Michigan
answer 6
I use my Bissell on hardwood and carpet. Just remember to change the setting.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
RevSmith
 - Laurel, MS
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