Not sure if it's the vacuume or the filters, but you can see just how much dust there is on the filter.
I clean the filter after each use and it holds up for many vacuumes...they are a bit pricey.
I ordered this replacement filter when my Bissell Steam and Sweep began to have a disgusting smell. The steam was not producing as well as it had originally and it made the room smell bad any time I used it. I installed the new filter and it fixed all of the problems. It was like a brand new steamer again!
I love my bissel steam mop but when it started to smell like sweat socks and rotten fish - I knew something was wrong. Here's a word of advice on this mop - buy extra filters. [...]I looked EVERYWHERE - even other stores. So order a few. I used mine for more than a year at least once a week before the filter went bad. All is well with my steam mop and floors once again. :)