I've been using my Bissell 3 in 1 stick vac for 6 months. There is a 2 inch diameter open cell foam filter that sits between the collection bin and the blower assembly.
I clean my vac regularly, emptying the collection bin often. When I emptied the bin today, the filter broke in pieces rendering it unusable. I called Bissell to inquire about acquiring a new filter. They wanted me to pay $3.99 for it.
My husband works in the plastics industry and he informed me that this less than a penny's worth of material. Needless to say, I did not order it.
What a rip off. Shame on Bissell for not replacing this very inexpensive part for a product that is only 6 months old.
Review about: Bissell Vacuum Cleaner.
Reason of review: Damaged or defective.
Monetary Loss: $25.
Preferred solution: Deliver product or service ordered.