Summary: I purchased one of these vacuum cleaners about 4 months ago and it only runs for about 5 minutes and shuts off. I tried calling the customer service line on the Panasonic website and all they could do was refer me to a Panasonic repair shop that is 250 mile away. (he did ask if I had a different zip code.. I guess he was hoping I would move closer to the repair shop) The online support gives no suggestions for repair.. very frustrating.
Summary: Face plate has broken off. Attachments never stayed on properly. Damage is ready for the garbage after barely owning a year. Can't believe this had the Good Housekeeping recommendation. Expected better quality from a Panasonic.
Summary: Ya get what ya pay for. This vacuum was rated pretty good, but I dont like it. It does a great job as an upright, better than my dyson. However the attachment hose is worthless. It blows dust back into the room and the stupid vacuum falls over if you stretch it just a few feet. Poor design and hose not long enough.
Summary: Very powerfull, picks up everything on bare floor, easy to empty canister....love it. Only drawback is the extension hose is a little short, but I can live with that. Also the retractable cord is nice, but I wonder how long before it doesn't retract.
Awesome power, easy to use, but no height adjustment?
12 April 2013
Summary: For myself, this vacuum is perfect. However I bought this for the ol' lady to use (you know, cause I'm a man and don't play that stuff) and she has trouble pushing it on the thicker carpeted areas of the house. On a bare floor, it's pretty noisy and does tend to throw an small pebble or something that may be on your floor rather than picking it up.
Summary: Love this vacuum. We just bought our first house so I was looking for a decent vacuum for a decent price. After doing some research, I decided to purchase this one based on the functionality, reviews, and color (teal is my favorite color). I love it. I'm not a picky person, so it works great for me. It isn't the lightest vacuum, but it works very well. Love the retractable cord option - never seen that before and it's a great feature.
Summary: My last Panasonic was great. After 10 years, it finally broke. First, plug in cord is too short. I thought re-coiling feature was great, but its still too short. Second, the pull-out hose is too short and too stiff and when it is pulled too far, the vacuum tips over. Third, it did not come with any other extension bars, I can't vacuum under the bed or wall top corners. It has a good suction, but its not worth it. If we didn't throw away the box, I would have returned it.
Summary: I ran my old Dirt Devil through the house and then went over it again with this one when I got it. Whoa. I was amazed/disgusted at what my old one was leaving behind. The pivot steering is awesome, it's so easy to push. I did notice that even with laying it as flat as it goes it still doesn't fit under our bed unfortunately but everything else about it awesome.
Summary: This is a good vacum unit in a poor design. There is a tremendous amount of bulk and weight in the base section that makes it awkward to maneuver. But the real deal breaker with this thing is that the locking mechanism for the upper part doesn't work well enough. The first night I had it, I put it in my spare bedroom and 5 minutes later, heard a crash.