Summary: We bought this vacuum because we wanted a lighter weight upright (had a canister and got tired of dragging the body around). We only have area rugs in the house, so not a great deal of "carpet" to vacuum. It is perfect for our needs and does a great job of picking up dirt and pet hairs. I love the onboard tools too.
Summary: The top cover did not fit correctly and broke in a few days. When I called for a warranty replacement they insisted I return the Vac. After talking to several unpleasant people at Panasonic they finally agreed to mail me the broken piece of plastic. It was an ordeal. One month past warranty the brush assembly bearings froze up. To replace the brush assembly will cost more than $50. The vac is going into the trash. I thought Panasonic was a quality company.
Summary: It works very well, cleans good, dirt sensor light is pretty accurate, easy to clean and empty the dirt container, cable retracts automatically. Few cons, it is on the heavier side for me and also even though it can recline to a completely flat position to clean under beds but because it is so 'fat' it cannot go underneath any of our beds, un-retracted cable gets hot.
I have used panasonics for years. Unfortunately on this ...
Denise Wood, Amazon
10 March 2015
Summary: I have used panasonics for years. Unfortunately on this model the piece on the hose to which you attach the cleaning tools came off. Supposedly it was under warranty for 1 year. I called the phone number given in the booklet and was referred to an "authorized service dealer". I called the company and was told by him that he was not an authorized warranty provider.
OK, but very poor brush/belt design in need of a serious upgrade.
Roger Howell, Amazon
26 February 2015
Summary: This is a pretty good vacuum, and has excellent suction. You wouldn't believe the dust and stuff it's bringing out of our carpet that was left by our old Hoover. It has some very good points, and some very bad points to consider as well. THE GOOD: Strong suction Easy emptying of canister Rolls fairly easily Not too loud Helpful red/green dirt sensor THE NOT-SO-GOOD: Heavy for it's size Very short hose (needs wand extension!
Summary: This my second purchase of this model. I'm 100 percent sold. I have campus rental properties so I am a heavy vacuum user. This one is light weight and has great suction. It's a work horse at a great price.
I loved it for the first 7 months except it is ...
8 January 2015
Summary: I loved it for the first 7 months except it is very loud. I have 5 dogs and it picked up everything. My carpets were beautiful. But it eventually overheated and now I can't raise or lower it. It still runs but is less efficient.