Summary: Mine is only 3 years old out of a five year warranty. Upon ordering common replacement parts (filters) I find out that the filter frame (P/N MDQ61918301) is an obselete part and available nowhere. I am left hanging. I will NEVER buy another LG product again.
Excerpt: My husband opted for this vacuum over a Dyson because of the attachment features. The flexible hose is much more maneuverable than a straight tube and makes cleaning the stairs and furniture just that much easier.ManeuverabilityI can pick this vacuum up and use it to vacuum out the back of my SUV.
Excerpt: For the price, this vacuum is great. MUCH better and longer lasting suction power than Hoover, Dirt Devil, or Eureka. As long as you clean the filter every few months, the suction power stays strong. It has an easy empty canister and quite a few handy attachments.
Summary: The rotating brush seized and burned the belt out. It still wouldn't turn when the belt was replaced because the brush mechanism was damaged. I replaced the brush ($30+) and it still wouldn't turn properly because something else seems to have failed deeper in the machine.
Summary: I've owned this machine for well over a year now. As the title of my review says, the machine is heavy and has powerful suction. May be too heavy for some women carrying up and down stairs. When used in it's upright position it does excellent work.
Summary: After a year and a half, the brush on this unit stopped spinning. I took it to a local vacuum repair shop that found the control board was bad. LG does not sell this part as a replacement. We're now in the process of contacting LG customer service.
Excerpt: Something just charges me about sucking up dirt. This one has the power. I have had it about a year and it began to smell like my dogs. I was going to take it to a repairs shop. when I got out my owners manual out I found a replacement filter that came with my purchase.
Excerpt: This vacuum seems to have all the bells and whistles. The wand is easily pulled off the unit and has an extendable arm to reach high places. The attachments are all permanently on the unit so they are easy to access.
Summary: +This vacuum has been working well for over 2 years. In my opinion it has more than enough suction. In fact the suction is so strong, even when set to highest mounting above the floor, it can be difficult to move. I actually have to fight the suction to push the vacuum across carpeting.
Summary: I purchased this in January of 2011 and have had a lot of time to work with it. I have found that some of the concerns of the 1 star ratings can be cleared up pretty quickly with simple maintenance -- cleaning the filters at the top of the canister and the HEPA filter at the bottom.