Excerpt: I did quite a bit of research before I bought this, but that didn't work out, because I don't care for this vacuum very much. The good points are that it is durable, and seems to work well. But there are quite a few negative.
Excerpt: I have had 3 windtunnels in 5 years, and none of the three lasted more than 2 years. I quit buying them. The biggest problem is that after a while it develops a leak in the vacuum system - you can hear the hissing sound when trying to vacuum and it eventually quits sucking up dirt.
Excerpt: We bought this vacuum about 3 years ago and it is now pretty much junk. The vacuum makes the house smell like a wet dog every time we use it and we have one non-shedding dog so it is not the cleanliness of our house that is the issue because our house is not dirty.