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"lighweight perfect for the job…"
Lightweight compact desighn great suction hose extends enough great attachments easy to use one screw and its assembled buy this hoover its cheap reliable and its vax thats says it all really.Read moreLess
I bought this vacuum cleaner from Amazon. It was realistically priced and seemed to offer what I was looking for as an alternative to my Hetty.
Hetty has been with me for many years and has been extremely reliable.
However, I wanted an upright one for a change as Hetty is a bit cumbersome and takes too long to assemble if I need to do a quick hoover through. I was thinking an upright one could be taken straight from the cupboard and in use immediately.
I chose this Vax based on the comments from the Amazon web site.
It arrived very quickly, no fault there.
The problems I found with it are:-
a) Switch is foot operated. I want a vacuum cleaner with a handle mounted trigger switch.
b) Brush height adjustment by way of a twist knob at floor level and almost impossible to turn.
c) Cable entry is at floor level, whereas I want the cable to go into the top of the handle, thus preventing the cable getting wrapped up with my feet. (H & S issue?)
d)The flexible hose is so strong it pulls the machine over when I try to use it.
e)The brushes also revolve when using the hose and I am concerned it will damage the carpet where it is standing.
f)The handle has no mid position. It is either lying on the floor and I have to bend down to pick it up or it is in the upright position and I have to put my foot on the vacuum cleaners head to move the handle.
Am I expecting too much?
Would any other member suggest a machine that will meet my wants please?
Sarah WinfieldRead moreLess