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This review is from: Vax V-124A Dual V Upright Carpet and Upholstery Washer (Kitchen & Home)
We bought the V-124 after deciding that the excellent Rug Doctor hire option was too much trouble. The Vax dual-V technology which dries as you go seemed to be a great idea so we went with that even though you can buy carpet cleaners for far less. It's been used once and the carpet came up really well. The machine took out loads of dirt. Using it is hard work and we were very wary in case we broke anything. It's predominantly plastic. A great deal of thought has gone into the design. We haven't used the extension attachment but it also looks promising. Cleaning the machine afterwards was quite straightforward. You only get a small amount of the Ultra cleaner so stock up on more fluid unless it's a very small carpet. Hopefully, other makes will do. We've loads of Rug Doctor shampoo. Unused cleaning fluid is kept in a separate tank on the Vax and can be left in situ after you've finished. The Vax takes the shampoo and feeds it into a warm water section of the tank. Filling the clean water tank and emptying the dirty water from a separate tank was easy to do. The clincher when thinking about what to buy is the six year guarantee.