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Undoubtedly the worst vac I've owned.
on 24 December 2012
This vac is a load of rubbish - The grandiosely-titled "HEPA FILTER" becomes clogged every third or fourth use of the cleaner, even though we have no pets in the house, which it's supposed to be especially designed for. Of course, it's recommended we replace the filter at that point, but at somewhere around £ 15 a time, this is obviously not an option. I wash it under the tap and give the front surface a scrub...... then dry it out on a radiator. It alleviates the problem for the next three or so cleaning sessions. Unfortunately, if you leave it out of the machine, dust flies straight through ! - The vortex system only traps objects and fluff..... not dust.
It's also prone to having fluff clogging up the top end of the vortex device which stops the vortex from forming. This necessitates dismantling the components of the removable container and pulling all the fluff out by hand. The suction at the brush end is pathetic...... even when the HEPA filter and vortex are functioning correctly. The articulated joint on the brush head leaks and drastically reduces suction. What else ? - Well, there's another filter on the back end of the machine which also gets clogged up........ and the filter and its cover and O ring now fly off several times with a loud bang during each cleaning session, resulting in more time being spent reassembling them. The thing is JUNK.
UPDATE, Jan 2013 - The external filter on the vac outlet, previously reported upon, now firmly refuses to stay in place for more than ten seconds. I've thrown it in the bin.......... Why would a vac require a THIRD filter anyway ? - It already has TWO in the outlet side of the dust container, so why a THIRD ? - Removing it has actually improved the suction a fair bit (but also the noise). But now we have yet ANOTHER problem. The metal tube of the hose/brush assembly keeps falling out of the plastic upper part. It always did fall out, occasionally. Now, despite me ramming it in as hard as I can, it just drops out every half-minute or so. Time to fetch the Duct tape ?
This machine is so POOR, it's unbelievable. - Into the bin it went ! - I bought a Numatic HENRY. The most unbelievably well-designed vac I've ever owned ! - I'm over the Moon with it !