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Jeremy Jones, Amazon
11 January 2014
Summary: The only reason I'm leaving this review is because the roller on this vacuum model just broke down to a bad bearing... ...after 6 years of completely problem-free performance. Damn fine vacuum. Going to buy a new roller assembly, belt, and call it a day.
Summary: I got this vacuum as a wedding gift 6 and a half years ago. I always knew how to empty the bin and clean/replace the filters, but it wasn't until I took the time to read the manual and change the belt last year that I realized how well it still worked. When it's maintained properly, this vacuum cleans very well. I just ordered new belts and filters and I don't foresee buying a new vacuum any time soon!
Summary: Pros: -Inexpensive -Still works great (5 years later) -Powerful suction -Easy to clean filters for reuse (lower maintenance cost) -Power Paw attachment is very useful Cons: -Cord storage is cramped -Dustbin fills quickly (may be a good sign) and can cause problems (explained below) -Extension wand falls off the side easily I have found several reviews of people complaining that this vacuum loses suction quickly.
Summary: There does seem to be more maintenance needed with this vacuum over others that I have owned (i.e. replacing the belt more often than not, cleaning filters each use, pet hair doing a number on the roller) but for the price I paid for it on sale I would buy it again. It does have wonderful suction if you are avid about cleaning the filters before each use as I do.
The good reviews must be from new users, I was fooled at first too!
27 November 2010
Summary: We first got the Uno and loved it...it really picked up great, UNTIL it got to be a few months old, and the hardward started breaking. Everytime we used it something broke. The frist time we thought we just got a lemon when it broke right after the warrenty was out. The belt melted to the roller and because it melted we could not just replace the melted part. We thought it was just a freaky malfunction since it picked up so well, so we bought a second one.
Potentially a good vacuum, but too much maintainence....
Jon Gerow, Amazon
16 July 2010
Summary: The Uno bagless has nice features, like the built in duster. But the design flaw is in how it captures debris. There's more to getting this vacuum working properly than simply washing out the foam filter and dumping out the collection canister. The inlet for the hose has a sharp 90° bend going into the canister. This easily gets clogged up with hair, etc. Also, I only recently discovered that hair and dust collects ABOVE the removable canister.
Summary: You know, I could sit here all day and tell you how bad it is, at what it's suppose to be good at - vacuuming, but it's sucks! No pun intended. Well really, it doesn't suck, and that's the problem. As stated in an earlier post, when I stop vacuuming, half of what I thought I picked up, is sitting right there on the floor (you see it once you've move the vacuum cleaning. It doesn't pickup small parts of dirt well at all.
Summary: This vacuum cleaner seems as advertized. I have a dog who is a moderate shedder, but nevertheless still sheds. I have very light color carpets and he is a white dog. I'd thought my old cleaner was good, boy was i wrong. The brush works as expected no complaints there. It still early on but so far so good.