It only works when the lift-off unit is detached from the base.

The Bissell PowerGlide DeLuxe Lift-Off Vacuum is aptly named for its ability to make being a pet owner much easier. You can use this powerful portable vacuum to easily get into every nook and cranny. Use the included Pet TurboEraser tool to remove unwanted pet hair and dander from stairs, rugs, upholstery, and other small areas. Its crevice tool can also help with hard-to-reach areas.

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Restore your floor’s cleanliness with this BISSELL PowerGlide® Lift-Off Pet bagless upright vacuum. It features Lift-Off technology that provides an easy-release portable vacuum for stairs and more, so you get two vacuums in one. It includes a Pet TurboEraser® tool, pet hair corner tool and crevice tool for ultimate cleaning power. Its lightweight 16.91-lb design makes this vacuum easy to take wherever messes happen, and swivel steering easily maneuvers around furniture. The 30-foot power cord reaches more without having to unplug, and the 12-in W cleaning path picks up dirt faster in one pass, so you can get the job done quickly and efficiently.

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Restore your floor’s cleanliness with this BISSELL PowerGlide® Lift-Off Pet bagless upright vacuum. It features Lift-Off technology that provides an easy-release portable vacuum for stairs and more, so you get two vacuums in one. It includes a Pet TurboEraser® tool, pet hair corner tool and crevice tool for ultimate cleaning power. Its lightweight 16.91-lb design makes this vacuum easy to take wherever messes happen, and swivel steering easily maneuvers around furniture. The 30-foot power cord reaches more without having to unplug, and the 12-in W cleaning path picks up dirt faster in one pass, so you can get the job done quickly and efficiently.

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