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      09.07.2001 01:11
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      Having two cats, I wanted a bagless vac, which was going to keep the carpet clean. I first had a dyson, which left me disappointed. I wasn't sure if I wanted another bagless vac. My sister had the 1500, and said I should get one. So I got one. It is one of the best purchases I've made. I've had it over a year now, and it still makes the carpet look good as new. I was surprised when it picked up the cats hairs, it has great suction, also being as it's an upright. You won't get backache. There is a setting depending on the type of carpet you have. It also comes with attachments so its' easy to get into the corners where the dust seems to gather. The filters are easy to change, also when you empty it, it doesn't leave a mess. It's very good value for the price.

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        28.09.2000 09:05
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        Hi im Alan and I live in plymouth i have four children and a dog. (and the missus Michelle lol). Michelle's sister Kelli purchased a True Hepa cyclone power 1500 approx 6 weeks ago. After using it for a week she found that it is was not very sturdy when the tools were being used. As soon as there is any tension on the pipe the hoover falls over and has caught her youngest child a few times. Kelli is very angry at the moment as after owning it for the first two weeks she was cleaning the settee and using the tool that is said to be a "flexi pipe" as you put any tension on to it the hoover topples over. Its easier for me to show you the letter that kelli wrote to Electrolux than type it all out. Electrolux is in contact with kelli via post but the main concern is all the people here seem to have the same problem with their hoover as you see by the letter it is a dangerous hoover around young children. If i could show you the photo i would but i will keep you all informed alan e LETTER TO ELECTROLUX I purchased a True Hepa cyclone power 1500 approx 2 weeks ago. After using it for a week we found that it is was not very sturdy when the tools are being used. As soon as there is any tension on the pipe the hoover falls over as if this was bad enough from a £158 hoover yesterday as i was hoovering the settee with the pipes attached the same problem happened yet again only this time my 16 month old daughter was sat on the floor the hoover fell to the floor as my daughter went to stand up she placed her hand on the hoover to get up as this had frightened her her hand went straight up over the brushes and it needed medical attention. And as if this was not enough talking to a few people from the local area who have same hoover confessed that their hoover also do the same
        and as there are no guards on the base of the hoover we believe that it was an accident waiting to happen. I HAVE TAKEN THE LIBERTY OF TAKING PHOTOS OF MY DAUGHTERS HAND AND IF NO REPLY IS FORWARDED TO ME SOON I WILL HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO PERSUE THE MATTER FURTHER. yours sincerly UPDATE Electrolux have replied to this letter now and its in the hands of their insurers but meanwhile this danger still exists hurry up electrolux

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          15.09.2000 21:24
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          Electrolux True Hepa bag less filter vacuum cleaner 1500 watts An upright, cyclone vacuum cleaner with true Hepa filter system. Available at most electrical and hardware stores it is also available by mail order from most home shopping catalogues for around £170. After many years struggling with an elderly Kirby cleaner, I decided that as its demise was impending to find a new vacuum. My husband and decided that a cyclone vacuum was a good option and according to the claims made by Electrolux, the True Hepa, bag less vacuum would suit our needs. We understood that the extended warranty also purchased at the time would mean that if the vacuum broke down that we would not be without it for long. The vacuum arrived partially assembled, requiring some home assembly. This was not stated in the advertisement. On the models first use, I felt that the machine was not as powerful as I had expected, but merely attributed it to the fact that I had been used to the Kirby, which was of commercial standard. On subsequent uses I felt that the suction on machine was becoming less and less. I had always followed the manufactures instructions to the letter, and frequently emptied the unit and cleaned the filters thoroughly. Our main difficulty was that the pipe that leads to the body of the cleaner from the base was becoming continuously blocked. Having cleared that blockage there was no improvement, my husband followed the assembly instruction in reverse and disassembled the machine, where he discovered a dirt trap at the top of the pipe fitting which is inaccessible with out completely dismantling the cleaner. Upon further investigation we discovered the very same problem at the other end of the pipe. All blockages cleared the cleaner appeared to work without fault for a couple of months. However the pressure and dust created from 4 children, myself and my husband (both farmers) and a pair of Rottwiellers, soon bec
          ame too much for the cleaner, which was soon up to its old tricks. By now I was completely fed up of having to disassemble the cleaner at least twice a day and I felt that it was time to sort this out once and for all. On reporting my difficulties to the company that I had originally purchased the cleaner from, I was informed that I had to contact Electrolux direct; I stated at the time that I bought the vacuum from them, and my contract was with them. I was fobbed off and given Electrolux s help line number. I waited patiently for nearly half an hour to speak to an assistant., where I was given the name and phone number of a company near to me who was authorised by them to repair the appliance. When I asked when the cleaner would be collected I was amazed to learn that I was expected to take it to them, as they don’t get call out charges reimbursed. I was non too pleased at this request as the cleaner had ceased working at the beginning of the Easter holidays, and the prospect of transporting a tiny baby, a toddler, a 7 year old and an 8 year old ADHD child around the town with a vacuum tucked under my arm was not my idea of good customer relations, nor after sales care. On inspection by the repairers I was informed that the particular part that the cleaner required was not covered under the guarantee, and issued me with an invoice for £27. In order to get my vacuum back I had to pay the bill. At this point I contacted the company that had sold me the vacuum and asked for it to be taken back. The machine was now 9 months old. The suppliers refused, I contacted Electrolux who also declined and subsequently I am still no better off. I have a vacuum cleaner in the corner of the room that is no good to man or monkey. I therefore cannot recommend this product or any of this range to anyone (Unless you are a single person with no need for a vacuum LOL) I feel that there are certain design flaws with this and other
          models, which render these cleaners totally useless under less than domestic applications. The machine topples when using the removable hosepipe, even when following guides recommended by manufacturers. The power brush attachment supplied with the cleaner has never worked properly. The dirt traps are inaccessible without completely dismantling the whole unit. The tool storage is inadequate, causing the tools to fall of when the vacuum is in use. The after sales service is diabolical and the extended warranty is not worth the paper it is written on. Advantage, It makes a good coat hook !!!!

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            04.09.2000 23:52
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            Having a dog and 2 cats who never seem to give moulting a miss, buying a new vacuum cleaner that actually did the job was very important. My first choice was a dyson, but my partner was convinced this was just because "it's a pretty colour" - he's probably right! Needless to say after trying numerous out in Currys we finally opted for the Electrolux. What a bad choice this has proved to be. This vacuum cleaner can be bagless or bagged depending on your preference - we keep it on bagless as the amount of dog hairs we hoover up means that after one tour of the house, it's full. Another feature of this cleaner is that it has wall to wall cleaning, an extra filter and came with a few attachments to get into those difficult to reach areas. It all sounded marvellous. However, I have found this cleaner does not live up to my expectations. The bagless feature is useful for ease of emptying, but seems to fill up remarkably fast and when half full the suction seems to drop dramatically. The wall to wall cleaning feature does not happen as far as I can tell and to get into the skirting boards I will invariably have to use the attachments. Finally, within a year of having the cleaner and having returned it once already for this fault during the warranty period, where the hose plugs into the cleaner, the plastic join seems to have slipped away/snapped and no longer provides an adequate seal, thus making the suction even worse. All in all considering that this cleaner cost us approximately £180, I would definately not recommend it to anyone and am seriously considering purchasing a Dyson.

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            Short name: Electrolux 1500