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distrbd

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09-27-2014 11:22 PM

Our Kenmore Vacuum cleaner started to smell like the motor/wiring burning Today,I knew this was going to happen soon ,I have been repairing all the plugs,connections,roller brush, for the last 3 years.
Anyhow,I’m now looking for a decent vacuum that’s not going to fall apart in 2-3 years,Miele ,Kirby,Filter queen,Dyson,which one do you have ?how long have you had it?are you happy with it?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada


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tvr

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#1 posted 09-27-2014 11:50 PM

We have had a Dyson Stowaway for five or six years and the thing will still suck the hair of the cat. I like the no bag concept, it is so easy to wash and clean the cannister, also designed so you can take the head apart easily and clean it.
Had a problem with a hose but it was replaced no charge. All in all pretty good machine.

Trevor in Powell River

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 12:21 AM

Consumer reports says one of the Kenmores is the best. It’ll suck the chrome off a trailer hitch.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 12:24 AM

I use a Shop Vac in the house. I t will suck the flooring off the slab..

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distrbd

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#4 posted 09-28-2014 12:33 AM



Consumer reports says one of the Kenmores is the best. It ll suck the chrome off a trailer hitch.

- Clint Searl


.I need a vacuum that sucks the trailer hitch and the chrome on it.I have had good service from the 2 Kenmore vacuums in the last 30 years or so but all I hear nowadays is the newer ones are junk ,don’t last more than 3-5 years

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 09-28-2014 01:11 AM

I would stick with the old names.. Some new ones cost over $1200 and they suppose to clean the air from all sorts of things. But remember most rich folk’s kids died in the 1700’s because they refused to let them get exposed to the elements as the poor kids did and the poor kids survived. Carpet is something you want to get rid of as it collects all kinds of things you don’t want in your house. Area rugs are the best thing to have because you can take them outside and wash them through once a year. This was practiced for thousands of years for a good reason and with good results. Wall to wall carpet is not a good idea regardless of how attractive it looks.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#6 posted 09-28-2014 02:08 AM



But remember most rich folk s kids died in the 1700 s because they refused to let them get exposed to the elements as the poor kids did and the poor kids survived.

Umm, no. Take it from a historian, being rich made your chances of survival incredibly better. Hobbes was speaking about the medieval period but it holds for the pre-modern world as well (for the poor at least) when he said that life was “nasty, brutish, and short”. Prior to antibiotics even a small infection could do you in.

-- James

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#7 posted 09-28-2014 02:33 AM

JADobson, maybe more poor folks died than rich ones.. I was talking about their kids in that era. In Europe, if your wife was fat, it meant riches as they could afford to eat. In other cultures, having a black teeth meant you could afford sugar and thus poor folks wold paint their teeth in order to pretend to be “rich”. All those dietary indications in real terms were bad for your health; the ones that faked it had a better chance of survival. In so far as statistics, yes, more poor died than wealthy.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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distrbd

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#8 posted 09-28-2014 03:43 AM

Do they still make Filter Queen vacuums?I remember they were the Cadillac of vacuums in the seventies or the “gold standard”lol.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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mahdee

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#9 posted 09-28-2014 01:23 PM

Electrolux used to make some of the best. You can always go for one of these.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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distrbd

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#10 posted 09-28-2014 10:30 PM

Mrjinx,those things look so gimmicky don’t they.not the real thing,lol.
Thank you all for your help.I’ll find something that suits my needs.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#11 posted 09-28-2014 10:40 PM

Weve got one of those dyson ball vacs and its awesome on carpet but it wont pick up a cheerio off of a hardwood floor, it just pushes it around. Using the hose on it also tends to tip the whole thing over or youve got to use it at such an angle it restricts air flow. All in all, if youve got pets that shed and some to a lot of carpet, its killer. If youve got kids that drop more cheerios than they ingest look elsewhere.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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distrbd

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#12 posted 09-29-2014 12:33 AM



Weve got one of those dyson ball vacs and its awesome on carpet but it wont pick up a cheerio off of a hardwood floor, it just pushes it around. Using the hose on it also tends to tip the whole thing over or youve got to use it at such an angle it restricts air flow. All in all, if youve got pets that shed and some to a lot of carpet, its killer. If youve got kids that drop more cheerios than they ingest look elsewhere.

- chrisstef


Good to know what Dyson can and cannot do,I used to hear a lot of praises about their vacuums but it looks like their quality has gone down the tube .
Don’t they (manufacturers) make good products any more?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#13 posted 09-29-2014 02:26 AM

Wifey has a Miele. They are really well made. Had it 3 or 4 years with no issues. Averages about an hour per day running it. She’s a type A. The way the smooth floor attachment is made you only have to get close to the Cheerio and it grabs it. There are openings in the bristles that allow for debris to be captured without actually running over it.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#14 posted 09-29-2014 06:15 AM

If you got the bucks look at Rainbow.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#15 posted 09-29-2014 12:49 PM

Second the Miele. Don’t bother super high end, we have an Olympus, which the dealer we bought from highly recommended for my allergies. Said all the extra Hepa and filters aren’t worth it as long as you vacuum regularly, not that I do . . . The replacement bags are a bit pricey but we get these from Amazon and they work great. http://www.amazon.com/Vacuum-Allergen-Designed-Engineered-Crucial/dp/B00IIP4000/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1411994787&sr=8-4&keywords=miele+vacuum+bags

Oh, to add, we’ve had it for about 4 years, no problems. My previous was a Miele as well, which I assume is still going. I was living overseas and left it with my ex-husband when moving back.

-- . . . it's cheaper than therapy.

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