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Bissell Powerforce Compact Airflow Losses
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Post# 383408   1/1/2018 at 19:20 (290 days old) by vaclab (Pickerington, Ohio)        

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Happy New Year 2018!

So I think this plasticvac is just about the cheapest one sold in the U.S.A. Typically selling for around $40 new, I've spotted it on sale for as little as $25. So when I spied one at a local Goodwill for $5 in good working condition, I couldn't resist what should be the worst new vacuum possible...or is it?

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Post# 383428 , Reply# 1   1/2/2018 at 02:23 (290 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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The worst vacuums today will be the rarest 10 years from now. Let that sink in. I mean look how hard it is to find that clunky Hoover Z700.

Post# 383431 , Reply# 2   1/2/2018 at 07:57 (290 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Nice video. I am always shocked by these little machines that they keep going! I have saved??? many full sized Bissell and it's always folks who totally ignore the filters, lower clear hose plugs, ect. Clean them out after who knows how long running HOT from restricted air flow and they go another 4-5 years, Damn!

Post# 383457 , Reply# 3   1/2/2018 at 15:56 (289 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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An air compressor turned up to 100psi with a precision blow gun does wonders on those non-washable baffle filters. I did that last summer to my Eureka Optima as I was unable to get a new filter at the time, it works like brand new again just by blowing all the caked in dirt out of all the crevices.

Post# 383617 , Reply# 4   1/5/2018 at 12:49 (286 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        
While you could pay me to vacuum my house with this thing...

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I'd definitely be following up with a real vacuum once done!

Post# 383633 , Reply# 5   1/5/2018 at 17:58 (286 days old) by cuffs054 (monticello, ga)        

Boy, how embarressing for me. I do one room with the Shark and it's so full it's kicking the motor protector vent in and out.

Post# 383635 , Reply# 6   1/5/2018 at 18:30 (286 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        
The worst vacuums today will be the rarest 10 years from now

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So true! A lot of rare vacs from the past are only rare because so few survived. Things like the Westinghouse Convert-O-Vac come to mind, they sold quite well back in the day, but as collectors who I've known to have them have told me they were very crazily built compared to other machines of the day.

Post# 383636 , Reply# 7   1/5/2018 at 20:03 (286 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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This vacuum is best used for target practice.

Post# 383673 , Reply# 8   1/6/2018 at 10:37 (285 days old) by jade_angel (Newport News, VA)        

It's bad, no doubt about it, but it's not actually as craptacular as I would have expected for the price. It actually did better than the Dyson DC65 on the sand test.

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