One of these days I’m going to do some research on the best vacuum cleaners, then I’m going to write the names of them in my tiny purse phone book and when I’m at Savers or Goodwill on a sale day, I’m looking for a new vacuum cleaner.
Our vacuum cleaner is probably two years old. It’s a cheap one that we bought from Walmart – similar to this one Bissell Upright Bagless Vacuum but mine is a 6594-W and I doubt that we paid more than $60 for it.
About 1 time out of 5 that I attempt to vacuum, it’s clogged. Either that, or the dust container is full. Now granted this is probably because the men I live with aren’t too alert when it comes to the fact that the vacuum cleaner is not sucking very well, or not at all. I have always been able to hear when any vacuum isn’t working properly. So I start testing all the trouble spots. Unplug the hose from where it connects to the container, sound better? The clog must be in the hose. Sounds the same as when attached? Move on and unplug the hose where it connects to the floor sucking section. More suction power once you remove the hose? The clog’s there. Or maybe the filter’s clogged. I was given a really nice vacuum cleaner one time that was worth hundreds. The person getting rid of it said it didn’t work, but when I checked it out, it was just a clog!
I keep extra belts on hand, and a second filter. Living in the desert, we have a LOT of dust, and the filter gets clogged with powder fine dust that chokes the vacuum’s sucking power dramatically.
Do you have a favorite vacuum? Let me know in the comments because I am going to be on the lookout for a new one eventually.
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