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Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: steve...
Date: June 01, 2017 03:41PM
The one I have started shutting off randomly. Seems like maybe a loose wire. Before I attempt a repair or take it in for an estimate, I thought I'd ask here about a replacement. It's at least 15 years old.

By basic I mean one that vacuums well, is without a bunch of bells and whistles and and is not too expensive — just a basic vacuum for a medium height carpet - TIA.




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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 01, 2017 03:49PM
Price Point?



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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: steve...
Date: June 01, 2017 04:00PM
I have no idea what they cost. Under $100?




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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 01, 2017 04:04PM
A lot of us here like the Shark line. I've got one, and a Dyson ($$$$). The shark is easier to use and almost as powerful. The Dyson is our go to for terrible messes though.
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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 01, 2017 04:38PM
Do NOT buy the Microsoft vacuum. It's the one product they make that doesn't suck...... eye rolling smiley
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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 01, 2017 05:04PM
....but is anything large enough to clean Space [ or any other vacuum ].....??????



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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: artie67
Date: June 01, 2017 05:11PM
Steve,
Based on price/high score it seems the Hoovers Wind Tunnels look best.
Quick check with CU and a call to friend who has one and it's lasted 9 years of high/low shag.These are worth looking into.
Hoover bagless UH-70120 at $130. It beats out lots of much more costly units.
Hoover bag type UH-30310 for $150.
Hoover bag type UH-30300 for $140.
Sharks did well but more expensive. Dyson does not compete at this cost
level.
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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 01, 2017 05:47PM
congress?



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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 01, 2017 06:15PM
I've seen used Dysons on Craigslist for $150 or less. Mine is a 10 yo factory refurbed "Animal" and we love it. Keeps 3 cats worth of fur at bay.



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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 01, 2017 06:51PM
Upright: Rebuilt Lux 2500/3500 or rebuilt 'U.S.' Panasonic (iirc,mfd in Tenn.)
Cannister: Rebuilt Lux metal tank

The current 'new' vacs are all snap together, made in Asia, plastic.
They would rather sell new products than supply repair parts.
btw, Hoover is owned by TTI of China.



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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 01, 2017 06:55PM
we have 3. Don't ask.
Dyson Animal does most of the work.
Upstairs a Metro.
And one of them tiny "dirt Devil" types from some forgotten make. Good for ladder work and tight places, like the brains of congress .....



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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 01, 2017 07:25PM
Seems odd,, but look to see if you can find a used Tri-Star or Compact (same vacuum, different name)

All metal construction, makes Dyson look like a toy (okay they do anyway, but you get my point. These were $1500 vacuums 20 years ago, but still work fantastic. I have had two repairman tell me that they and Kirby are the only vacuums worth rebuilding and repairing. I see them under around $150 on CL and eBay.

It's a canister vacuum, if you want an upright then look for a Kirby.

Want new? then Shark (nearly as good as Dyson at half the price)



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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 01, 2017 09:48PM
Bought this in 2011, still sucks well despite our tendency to not change the bag as often as we should:

[www.amazon.com]

Hoover Vacuum Cleaner T-Series WindTunnel Corded Bagged Upright Vacuum UH30300

$105. It's loud and has only has basic features, but the price can't be beat.



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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 01, 2017 10:06PM
.....thought that all vacuum cleaners......suck.....???



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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 01, 2017 10:08PM
Shop vacs also blow.
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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 01, 2017 10:36PM
And a wet vac can float your boat!
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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: steve...
Date: June 01, 2017 11:36PM
Some good info here — Thanks!

I went back to the vacuum after posting and tried it again. It didn't quit on me and appears to be working normally again. Go figure.

I have a feeling that I'll be needing a new one soon and will refer back to this thread when the time comes. The Hoovers are in my price range but I saw some Sharks for not much more.




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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 02, 2017 01:15AM
Get one of the $60 ones at Walmart or Target.



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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: June 02, 2017 06:39AM
IIRC Shark vacuums are essentially disposable - hard to get repair parts.
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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 02, 2017 06:03PM
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Bill in NC
IIRC Shark vacuums are essentially disposable - hard to get repair parts.

Allegedly with a Shark under warranty, they ship you a new vac and you return
the dead one. Baldy pays the freight both ways.

Most of the plastic import vacs are throwaways!



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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 03, 2017 08:11AM
My mom has a 30+ year old Kirby. Weighs a ton, but built like a tank.
While it is no doubt a great vac, the weight of that thing is just awful.

I went with a Shark a few years ago, found it on sale somewhere for not much over $100, at Target I think.
It seems to have worked well and is fairly easy to empty/clean the area that stores the dirt.

There is a new Shark that has a little roller thing in the front that looks like it would be great for hard surface floors, but it is a little pricey. I think it is called Shark Complete or something similar.

Costco sometimes has Sharks on sale





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Re: Any recommendations for a good basic Vacuum Cleaner?
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 22, 2017 10:59AM
After putting in hundreds of hours of research on 330 different vacuums, and testing dozens of them over the past three years, we’ve found that the Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352 is by far the most effective, reliable vacuum for the price, and will be a great fit for most people in most homes.

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