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Post# 394578   7/9/2018 at 18:11 by ihaveautism1996 (North Carolina)        

I forgot all my old log-in info, so I'm back again. That being said, what was the last Bissell machine that was worth a damn? You know, one that was worth the price it ran for?

Post# 394595 , Reply# 1   7/9/2018 at 21:58 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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The older models were the ones that I liked the best. Especially the ones that Royobi made even though they were copies of the Elites. If I were to choose which Bissell that I would desperately buy in a heart beat, I would pick the 3512 which was also made by Royobi.

Post# 394623 , Reply# 2   7/10/2018 at 09:02 by ihaveautism1996 (North Carolina)        

What older Bissells were they? I know the Singer/Ryobi models were one, like you say. And what was the cause of Bissell's downfall? Also, what year started Bissell's downfall?

Post# 394628 , Reply# 3   7/10/2018 at 09:36 by henrydreyfuss (Ohio)        

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Even today, the upright Bissell Big Green carpet cleaner that they've sold for a few years now is excellent. I've never used a portable carpet cleaner that worked anywhere near as well. Recently let a friend borrow mine, and they too were blown away by how great of a job it did erasing all the stains from their white carpeting.

Bissell's quality has been all over the place for decades, but thankfully, they're still capable of occasionally making great products.

Post# 394636 , Reply# 4   7/10/2018 at 14:38 by mariotron (Texas )        
Bissell 3760-1 Lift-off Revolution?

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It worked good for a Bissell and even had brush roll shut off (which forsome reason turned off the headlight) and the plastic felt like a higher quality than the one now. Only problem it was a pain to clean.

Post# 394640 , Reply# 5   7/10/2018 at 17:23 by ihaveautism1996 (North Carolina)        

I bet some of their products from the 90ís were not half-bad.

Post# 394648 , Reply# 6   7/10/2018 at 21:15 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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I had a Bissels Clean View Bagless plus upright what a beast that one i like alot first bag less that did not leak all over i replace the stretch hose whit a shop vac hose major improvement i dont like stretch hose so i went to a conventional one

Post# 395011 , Reply# 7   7/15/2018 at 15:49 by ihaveautism1996 (North Carolina)        

Why so much hate for stretch hoses?

Post# 395014 , Reply# 8   7/15/2018 at 16:34 by blackheart (North Dakota)        
Stretch hoses

I don't like them due to the fact they cause more airflow loss than a non stretch hose. The stretch hose on my Simplicity S40P has about 77 cfm when it's compressed when stretched i've never used my anemometer stretched on it but the baird meter drops down to 0 which would be around 45 cfm. If you use a non stretch 15' hose you can get about 82 CFM which was measured on the anemometer. I also had a Lindhaus Healthcare Pro a while back which came with a stretch hose replacing it with a non stretch hose increased it's flow.

Sure, stretch hoses are convenient they store compactly but they often have a narrower interior diameter due to the material being folded inwards. When extended they have deep ridges and this negatively effects airflow.

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