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My vacuum cleaner died :( I think it is probably fixable, if there were someone who fixed them. But the one guy in town who rebuilt this vacuum a few years ago has retired and gone out of business (I guess he moved to Mexico). So I'm looking at buying a new vacuum. As something that's going to get lots of use, I want something that's going to work well and hold up for more than just one or two years.

So, what kind of vacuum do you have and what do you love and hate about it?

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lolobird
Apr. 2nd, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)

I have a Dyson Animal because we have a cat and I'm allergic. We love it. I can't think a negative thing about it except they're expensive. :(

hetterrific
Apr. 2nd, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
It's expensive initially, but when I think of the number of $100 vacuums I've purchased that haven't lasted and what I paid for the Dyson I have and how long it's lasted (and how well it works)... I know it's worth it!
hetterrific
Apr. 2nd, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
I have a Dyson and have had it since 2004. No problems with it and the only "repair" we needed was when Shane vacuumed a ballpoint pen.
goodjoan
Apr. 3rd, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
We have an Oreck with the HEPA filter bag. I love it. It's lightweight, it's quieter than my old vacs and while it was $400, it's lasted over a decade with one ONE serious repair (that was only $75!) I have friends that have a Dyson, Kirby and rainbow (not all in the same family) While all were equally $$, the rainbow broke within a few months and was impossible to get the rep on the phone to get it repaired, the kirby was shoved in a closet because it was so clunky and heavy it was too hard to use, and the Dyson is happily going strong. If I had to buy a new one, I'd probably stick with Oreck, or buy a Dyson.
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