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I may be unlucky but this is my second Vax and the second disapointment.
If it worked like it should have done I would have been really happy, however it has been nothing but a hassle and is resigned to sitting in the back of a cupboard.
It is relatively easy to fill up and empty. It makes all the right noises and looks the part; unfortunately that is where the positives end!
The problem I have is it does not suck very well; so instead of leaving nearly dry clean carpets; it leaves damp dirty carpets.
I don't know if it is because it is a relatively cheap product or I am just doing it wrong. In the end I resorted to hireing a 'professional' carpet cleaner from the local DIY store. This will probably work out as a cheaper option rather than having to by another VAX, afterall I don't clean my carpets that often!
Mine is in the bin after a year! Guess that says a lot. Guess that also says - you get what you pay for.
I was impressed the 1st time we used it. Less and less impressed each time forward. Why didn't I throw it before a year? Good question - I was just lazy!
It stopped sucking dirty water after just a few months. Even when it did suck in the dirt, it never was great. The problem was obviously compounded because we have cream coloured carpets. We just kept going back and forth with the washer, it made a great noise, but that was it. Ultimately, it stopped working altogether. I felt bad about being ecstatic, but I thought at least I can convince my husband to buy a better one finally.
We now hire the Rug Doctor out of Morrisons and it works so brilliantly that I wont touch Vax ever again.
Short name: Vax V-135