durability an issue

Apr 25, 2008
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I have owned this vacuum for about three years. I love the strong suction and the ability to easily adjust the level of suction. It works well on floors, carpet, rugs and stairs. The canister is easily emptied and I just clean the filter bu taking outside and banging and brushing till clean, though I do keep a spare filter so I can occasionally wash.
The down side is my machine has been breaking piece by piece and is expensive to fix. First the electrical conduction run through the hose to control the head. A break in the hose and the head no longer works...$150.00 parts and labor. Next the wheel broke off. Then the push in button that allows you to easily change the tools or suction head. All in all, after three years I need a new one. When I spend $200.00 on a vacuum I expect it to last longer than three years.

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