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★★★★★

“I see nothing wrong with it”

Written on: by Runmaster (1 review written)

I have had my Vax power 8 for just over six months and have noticed no issues that would make me want to avoid buying it again or suggesting it to anyone. Yes, it's as heavy as sin but nowhere near as heavy as a professional vacuum that you would buy for for ten times the cost and yes, you do need to clean it out after every use but if you can't find your way to do that then you should hire a maid or something and be lazy in your own time and space. I have read that lots of people have… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I love it”

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In spite of previous negative reviews, many of the issues have been sorted during continued production and as I have a 4th generation Vax Power 8 I have noticed none of the previous complaints. Whilst it is true that the vacuum can lose suction it is due to a lack of proper cleaning and inncorrect instalment of the HEPA filter. Yes, you do need to clean it out after each use but come on, that's just good practise and one that will not kill you to do. With good care and treatment, your vacuum… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The worst vacuum cleaner I have ever had”

Written on: by Suzytoots1 (1 review written)

I have had 2 of these vacuum cleaners designed for pet owners. The first one had a fabric type filter. This was awful to empty and despite trying to keep it clean inside it it blew out stuffy dog smells. The hose split so I ordered a new one together with a brush attachment. Twice I was sent hoses which although fitted, didn't fit the attachments. Was told it would be looked into. Then received a delivery of a new cleaner. Said to the driver I didn't order this, he replied I've delivered a few… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“worst vacuum ever bought”

Written on: by CobyJones (1 review written)

had this cleaner almost 4 years through more dirt out than it picked up. put it in the garage 3 1/2 years ago that's where its stayed. thanks for nothing...... c.m.wright… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“worst vacuum ever”

Written on: by McIntoshoc471 (1 review written)

bought this as i have two dogs, useless from day one, picks up but gets blocked at the top so doesn't go into the cylinder, then leaves a trail of grit at the bottom VAX should realy recall these shoddy machines and give people their money back or at least replace it with a decent machine that actually does what it states it does....will be contacting trade and standard about these rubbish machines… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Same as everyone else!!!!”

Written on: by antivax (1 review written)

Clean the filters, plug it in and it works fine for five minutes; you then need to empty the dust collector because it is once again blocked at the top once again _ add to that it's noisy and extremely heavy and one can only conclude that it's a useless piece of junk totally unfit for it's purpose… Read Full Review

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Drewdanish's Response to antivax's Review

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Totally agree. Great suction if filters are completely clean. Filters then need to be cleaned after each use if you want to recreate cleaning power.

Buy something else

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★☆☆☆☆

“Vax Power 8”

Written on: by Ziegler357 (1 review written)

If you are thinking of purchasing this cleaner please think again. It may be a tempting buy if you are on a budget, but you would be wiser to save for the better option of a Dyson, to which I usually use but am in the process of re-furbing it. I have thick pile carpets and while there is a setting for this on the cleaner, it does not pick up unless lowered to the short pile setting which doesnt make sence, although it does take care of the bingo wings, after pushing the machine round. The hose… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst purchase ever”

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Cleans up pet hair?! Only if your pet is a fish moving along wooden floors. And to find this out I had to buy it, and use it. So I can't return to Argos!! ARGHH. After 2 uses bought a dyson DC39. Amen. So angry about the wasted money though. Gave it away… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst vacuum I have ever had. It didn't pick up from...”

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Worst vacuum I have ever had. It didn't pick up from day one. Took it back to the shop who recommended I contact Vax. Was told to take it all apart put paper at nozzle to see if suction present. Then told to put in a new filter, this was a one day old vacuum. Doesn't put dust into cylinder just clogs in top pipe. Attachments fall off in use and tips over easily. I will never buy another Vax product. Customer care not helpful at all… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Great suction...for all of about 5 minutes!”

Written on: by Pandsala (1 review written)

I came across this site whilst trying to find out what was wrong with my vacuum cleaner, and it appears from what people are writing this is just the way it is. On the first couple of uses it was awesome, amazing suction, then it seemed to not do anything at all - in fact seemed to spit out from the bottom. So I cleaned out the top of the cylinder and washed out the filter, leaving it a day to dry, and all seemed well again. But it appears you have to do this after every time you use it which… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“shame!!”

Written on: by mikeiom (1 review written)

Bought this vacuum based on spec but only temporarily delivers. Too much time spent cleaning it as it clogs easily also not easy to pick up and carry up and down stairs. Second very poor vax product but didn't want a Dyson either as also not best. Will keep looking for a decent pet vacuum… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Too high maintenance”

Written on: by gizzycat (1 review written)

You spend so much time washing filters and unclogging pipes with this cleaner. The turbo tool only works slightly for ten minutes when filter is cleaned, it then stops working. Your spend more time cleaning the vacuum than cleaning your carpets… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Brilliant for first week but then after nothing goes...”

Written on: by Nickij64 (1 review written)

Brilliant for first week but then after nothing goes into the cylinder everything even crumbs get blocked in the hoses I'm forever emptying all pipes .. Never have I had a pet Hoover that won't pick up pet hair let alone anything else . Will be dumping it as soon as I get a new different make hoover… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Only one word for it Rubbish”

Written on: by Plugs65 (1 review written)

As with everyone else he filter clogs and leaves a trail of mess worse than when started! I don't understand how vax still have it on the market, and can justify taking our money! I have given it a one star rating but it should really be -1!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“bad bad design”

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I think I have solved why my Vax power 8 pet has been useless since almost the first week of use, After revisiting their web site before chucking the thing away I found something I had not spotted before That there is meant to be a seal on the outer rim of the dust emptying flap of the dust cylinder. OH? I can not recall one being there and must assume that it went in the bin with the first lot of dust being emptied.Now to me to have a seal which is on a flap where it opens and is shaken out… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“AVOID AT ALL COSTS! ”

Written on: by Fragglerox (1 review written)

This has got to be the WORST MOST USELESS PIECE OF JUNK I have ever had the misfortune of buying. I was taken in by the spec of such a powerful motor, size of canister and length of lead. Dirt and pet hair gets stuck at the entrance to the cylinder and blocks it. Dirt comes out the bottom of the cylinder and blocks the filter within a couple of minutes use. It blows out dust everywhere. The hose has no suction at all and won't even suck up a cobweb, (i'm sure i could here the spiders… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Will never buy vax again ”

Written on: by Highlandponio (1 review written)

I've had problems with this vacuum from the start. The suction was great for normal hoovering but all the dirt collected at the top of the fancy spiral thingys and never made it into the clyinder. And using the nozzle end was pointless, no suction at all. I rang vax about the problem and the lady knew what was wrong straight away I was missing a rubber seal on the base of the cylinder; she sent a new cylinder out to me for free. Since putting this new cylinder on suction has improved… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Dangerous unsafe vacuum - bad design ”

Written on: by Lmelvin23 (1 review written)

Bought this vacuum today to replace my old dyson totally regret buying now! Started hoovering like normal and worked fine its only when you pull out the hose that you realise the faulty design!! The hose is far too small and barely has any pull in it...I was literally crouched beside it hoovering the corner when the thing came flying towards me and poked my eye! In other words you cannot use the hose function without it collapsing on you! It's very unstable - I warn anyone using it to be very… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“WORST HOOVER EVER!”

Written on: by Nelles11 (1 review written)

Leaves more dirt and pet hair behind than what it picks up. The filter clogs within 2 minutes of use so spend more time cleaning out the vacuum than actually trying to get it to pick up whats on the floor. I`ve bought vacuums that were half the price, that have done a better job. … Read Full Review

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Angel8000's Response to Nelles11's Review

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I totally agree this hoover is useless, the dirt goes straight to the top of the cylinder affecting suction, its even worse if you try to use the hose the suction just isn't there- its far too short to reach up the stairs, the hoover 'topples' over on you when your using the hose. I've had mine 6 weeks and regretted buying this useless piece of junk within 10 minutes of first using it and don't even get me started on the animal attachment think vax were having a laugh when they invented that!!

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★☆☆☆☆

“Too powerful to work for more than 5 minutes at a time”

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I was taken in by the technical specification ( "air wattage") over that of say a Dyson (that I have used for the past decade) and therefore justification for paying at least £120 more for a vacuum cleaner, when this Vax machine seemed to offer an extraordinary package for the money. I now know why there is the price differential and why it is worth paying it! This Vax model cannot have been rigorously tested by the manufacturer for average domestic use, let alone in properties containing pets… Read Full Review

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