Summary: After 40 years of cleaning, I thought I had seen the best and worst of vacuums. For what is charged, this is the worst vacuum I have ever seen! If this were a new car purchase, I would have no problem returning it under the Florida "Lemon Law". Wheels fall of, the height adjustment doesn't work, the front panel has to be held on with a bungee cord, the power is poor, etc. etc. How could any legitimate company put out something like this, let alone call it a "Electrolux"?
Summary: This vacuum looks nice, the only nice thing I can say about it. It weighs 30 lbs. Pretty heavy for taking it up and down stairs and no easy way to carry it. The bags don't hold very much. The bags have to be changed out every couple a weeks. The height adjustment light went out right after I got it,so you have to guess where the brushes are. Too expensive a vacuum for what you get.
Summary: I bought this vacuum because of it's name but, sadly, this Electrolux is a hugh disappointment. The electronic height adjuster is stuck on the high settings (after only 6 month) so I can not vacuum my carpets. The manufacturer replaced it twice and after the third break would not help me. I tried to repair it on my own but they were no longer making the parts that were needed. The vacuum was not even 4 years old.
Summary: After a lengthy research phase, I decided to go with the Electrolux Oxygen. I did so for a number of reasons: - I've used bagless vacuums in the past and one thing was constant: there would be particulates in the air that the bagless vacs could not contain. Also, unless you take a bagless outside when you empty it, you're going to let dust back in your home. - The s-bags for the Electrolux Oxygen close shut when you take it out, so it's a lot better for my household.
Summary: i agree with these people that have written about this waste of money. Hardly used except as a vacuum for upholstery. Wheels have broken twice. Monitor lights dont work. Very very upset that this machine cost me 400 dollars to buy and another 150 to repair at different times.
Summary: We had two mid-range Kenmore canister vacs prior to this. The Electrolux Oxygen (EL6988E) is many ways better and many ways worse. Check out the list for what matters most to you. Prices bounce around. Low tide for this model is about 325 delivered. Better: * Quieter (significantly) - Power head pivots in both directions and has larger wheels. Easier to maneuver.
Summary: One of friend suggested Electrolux Oxygen canister. I was tired using Upright bag less vacuum. What pain to clean and use. I use this one month, work like champ. Carpet in my apartment look very nice after using. Easy to operate and very good power. Only plastic use for body not so strong..!!