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Vacuum Cleaners

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Post by wendy » Sat November 6th, 2010, 12:05 pm

I've had the same Oreck upright for over ten years and it's still going strong. It was a "high end" purchase but I think time has justified the cost. I love that it is so lightweight yet works great for removing cat hairs.

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat November 6th, 2010, 2:23 pm

When things like this happen, I always remember the Far Side cartoon of the "appliance faith healer" and think, 'where's an appliance faith healer when I need one?!' :D [/quote]

Have you considered an exorcism? ;)

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Post by Michy » Sat November 6th, 2010, 8:12 pm

I replaced the belt, but the machine still makes a horrible noise (sounds like it's about to blow up) and the whole thing vibrates. And the suction is pretty weak. So I guess it's a new vacuum after all. :( Won't be another Hoover, that's for sure!

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat November 6th, 2010, 8:50 pm

Then you've probably got something in the fan. If it was enough to jam the roller and the belt, and the suction is weak now, a number of blades were broken and the thing is history.

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