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post #1 of 25 Old 01-24-2011, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Vacuum recommendations

We need a new vacuum at my house (not for the barn ).

Please tell me what vacuum cleaners you have had good luck with.

We have had a Hoover Windtunnel for the last few years. Bought it new. It is a piece of crap. It is falling apart and no longer sucks up anything. Mr. AB is tired of fixing it.

We have three dogs that live in the house so we need a vacuum that can do a decent job on pet fur.

Feel free to list the vacuums you had that were not good too. That will help.
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post #2 of 25 Old 01-24-2011, 10:48 AM
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i like the vaccum with the ball at the bottom idk its name but i have that and it works perfectly!!!!!!! i like the design because it makes getting into tight sapces easy and you can finally go around cicle objest without going back and forth and back and forth!!!
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AB, probably not in your pricerange but I worked as a Kirby telemarketer. Fortunately, I was given the chance to get one dirt cheap and made payments. They are guaranteed and last forever. The cost after that is the bags. Not too bad and I admit when a bag gets full I go in and pull crap out. Use the bag twice. But that's all I use and it cleans so nice, doesn't spit crap out the bottom and dog hair,,, gone!
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haha ok thats what i thought but i couldnt remmebr anyways i luv the dyson one that i have!!!! i know i said that before but i luv uv luv it!!!
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I have been performing 'sweeper surgery' on my hoover windtunnel for over 2 years now...limping it through until I get the money to replace it with a decent sweeper.

My friend has a Dyson that she swears by and she has a TON of animals and 4 kids. There are two downsides to Dysons. One is the price...they are at least $300 or more. The other is the weight. They are very heavy. She cannot easily carry them up and down the stairs.

My step mom has an Electro-Lux and loves it. They have two dogs, both of which shed like it is their job. It has all the built in bells and whistles and she really loves it.

I think, like everything else, you get what you pay for. I paid $80 for my hoover 5 or so years ago...I should expect it to be breaking down! Now if I paid $350 for a Dyson, that thing better be sweeping up after my grandchildren!
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I have a Kirby, generic bags are dirt cheap on Ebay.

Horrifically expensive but after 7 years, it still runs like new. I can literally see it sucking the dirt across my wood floors.
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I think, like everything else, you get what you pay for.
I would believe you but I bought this vacuum not even four years ago and I paid close to $200 for it, figuring I would be getting a better vacuum since I was paying more, etc.


My brother has a Kirby, I hate it. It is like shoving a lead block around the house. I suppose it is a good work out, but past that it is miserable.
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Doesn't it have a self-propel feature? Mine does, there's a yellow switch that changes it from the lead block to nearly pushing itself.
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I have only used my brother's a few times (when I lived with him). So, no idea if it has a lead block conversion yellow button.

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