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Old 06-18-2013, 04:18 PM   #21
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had an Electrolux rolling cannister x 10 good years which was longer usable 3 y ago when the hose cracked beyond repair (yes, had already multiply repaired w/ duct tape, and then various more flexible medical/ surgical grade tapes). Motor still works great and it's the 4 yo's vacuum when he is helping vacuum wood dust piles in the garage. Unfortunately could not locate replacement hose.

Since then have had 2 Miele's. One smaller upright cannister that used in kitchen and utility (adjacent). The other is traditional rolling cannister that I use for wood floors and carpets/rugs. The latter has multiple heads and if we had wall to wall carpeting would work great too. I like the head that is gentle enough for wood floors and expensive carpets yet still w/ good suction. We bought from Best Vacuum. I asked for discount since buying multiple (also bought one for parents) which they gave. Bought Miele b/c get the impression if the hose useless in 10 y, I'll be able to get replacement.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:28 PM   #22
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had an Electrolux rolling cannister x 10 good years which was longer usable 3 y ago when the hose cracked beyond repair (yes, had already multiply repaired w/ duct tape, and then various more flexible medical/ surgical grade tapes). Motor still works great and it's the 4 yo's vacuum when he is helping vacuum wood dust piles in the garage. Unfortunately could not locate replacement hose.
You can get spare parts for Electrolux but you have to call them directly (I've had to replace the turbo nozzle on mine).
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #23
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I bought an upright, bagless Electrolux at Costco about 18 months ago. It's heavy, but we only use it in the basement, and frankly I think it does a better job than our central vac we use in the rest of the house. It's just too heavy to lug up & down the steps. I think it was about $120, with free shipping.

I found it on Amazon, and yow-wee did I ever get a deal by buying at Costco:

http://www.amazon.com/Electrolux%C2%...d_sim_sbs_hg_2
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DW bought a bagged Oreck at Costco three years ago.
I like how light it is and how good it cleans.
Not quite good as far as durability (I needed to replace few parts so far), but designed to be repaired easily and it has a good warranty.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:31 PM   #25
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I'd go with a Dyson any day if I had the choice. These vacuums last quite awhile which will end up saving you, especially since there is no bad needed. They are also really good vacuums and your home will be a lot cleaner because them. We used to use Dirt Devil which was pretty good, but when we broke down and bought a Dyson we never looked back.
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had an Electrolux rolling cannister x 10 good years which was longer usable 3 y ago when the hose cracked beyond repair (yes, had already multiply repaired w/ duct tape, and then various more flexible medical/ surgical grade tapes). Motor still works great and it's the 4 yo's vacuum when he is helping vacuum wood dust piles in the garage. Unfortunately could not locate replacement hose.
Did you check eBay? Electrolux Canister Vacuum Hose | eBay

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Old 06-20-2013, 05:57 PM   #27
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We got a dyson about 2 years ago as we have a golden retriever. It has been great so far.
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Our Bissell Total Floors Velocity cost $135 and has lasted 5 years (as of 6/22/2013). Works fine for us, though we've always bought cheap vacuums. The Dyson would have to last well over 15 years to make it worthwhile, though I don't know what a typical cheap vacuum costs now.
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The current AARP Bulletin has a story about an $8000.00 vacuum. Members can read the story on the AARP website. Here's an article that explains.

Scammed | Broad Street Media

Might be worthwhile to read through the article, just for general info about scams.
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I have an Oreck which I would recommend. Mine has a 21 year warranty and I can take it in once a year to get a tune-up free of charge. The main benefit is that it is very light weight--I can carry it upstairs with one hand-- but powerful. I also bought a refurbished one for my son's apt. and it cost about $100.
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I have an Oreck which I would recommend. Mine has a 21 year warranty and I can take it in once a year to get a tune-up free of charge. The main benefit is that it is very light weight--I can carry it upstairs with one hand-- but powerful. I also bought a refurbished one for my son's apt. and it cost about $100.
My Oreck is older (6-7 years?) and still works great. We take it to the nearest Oreck dealer every 3-4 years for a tune up and belt replacement.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:09 PM   #32
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Kenmore rates very high....it has a feature that tells you when an area is done...ie where the dog has been hanging out....very good machine

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