Written on: 07/07/2013 by billmo (1 review written)
This cleaner has to be the worst cleaner ever,the suction is awful even after cleaning the filter,what an awful job that is.I made the mistake of buying because it was cheap and the brand name Hoover.I have now dumped it and bought a Henry this is what a cleaner should be like great (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2013
Of course it does - that's why it's there. Mine is used (quite unfairly)as a dust extractor on a small saw bench, making more dust in a few minutes than a householder will get in a month. Keeping an eye on it, and emptying the container in good time - a very simple and clean job - avoids any trouble. If your machine keeps shutting down, appreciate the thermal cut-out. It's telling you that you should already have emptied the container. If you use an Alyx, play fair with it, or buy an... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2012
I thought yeah I'd get some good ole hoovering done and guess what it overheated within 10 maybe 15 minutes of useage Now ,I'll have to get the brush out to finish off the job of the cleaning why bother using a fancy non bag hoover/ vacumn cleaner when you REALLY OUGHT GET BACK TO THE BASICS AND BRUSH you'd be doing yourself a favour ,¿Never again will I trust in Hoover . (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2012 by John Thompson (37 reviews written)
Awful. This chinese made vacuum sucks well, but not for long... My first one started spitting out flames after two weeks, Hoover replaced it with one which lasted just thirteen months. When you consider this was used around twenty times in my 30' Boat, rather than a daily household cleaner, this is seriously appalling. Hoover wanted nothing to do with this second failure, as it was out of warranty, and wouldn't even phone me back as promised. When it was working, it filled up far too... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2012
I have read the other reviews on this machine, and thought oh why did I buy it... WELL ... I think it is very very good. If you are looking for a heavy duty machine, you need to buy a upright machine with rotating brushes. This Alyx, is perfect for normal domestic use.. The machine does not fall over, as another reviewer wrote, it is quite sturdy, and flexable. I find the cable wire quite long enough. The suction is strong enough for normal household duties. The sound of the hoover is... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2012 by DickScratcher
My last vacuum cleaner expired after 24 years use, so spotting a 'bargain' in my local Morrisons I bought a Hoover Alyx. After 20 minutes use the Alyx would cut out and not start again for 24 hours! When I complained to Hoover they sent me a larger filter to replace the original and advised to clean the filter in the washing machine at 60ºC. This worked better but the filter needs constant cleaning and it takes longer to clean the filter than it does to do the vacuuming! Now after the 1... (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2012 by sephiroth100
I bought this cleaner after my Dyson upright broke down. The Dyson was ok but was heavy and cumbersome, and so I decided that I'd look for something lighter. In the end I opted for a cylinder cleaner. They say you get what you pay for - it was coming up to Christmas - money was tight so I set myself a budget of £100. The Hoover Alyx seemed good value, given it was manouverable, stylish, bagless, with a powerful motor and the backing of a brand that invented the things. So what could go... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2011 by gilld1304
Bought this when I moved to a small bungalow thinking it would be idea for small spaces. Okay it is to a point, but it's so noisy I can hardly bear to use it and the filter clogs every time. I brush the filter after every use and wash every week. The brush bar has taken chunks out of my vinyl floor. The cleaner falls over when I use the hose and stretch it even a tiny bit. I thought I could rely on the Hoover name for a decent product. Never again will I by anything that has (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2011
We have had this vaccuum for 6 months and has been a disaster everyday. It has flaws in it's design which hoover won't accept. The problem everyone who owns one is very common it's hepa filter gets blocked as soon as you start vaccumming once you've cleaned filter. I contacted hoover and they sent me a new filter. It was okay 3 days then blocked again. I contacted them again and they told me to wash it in laundry. I washed it but before you can wash it you have to take filter out of... (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2011
this hoover is more than useless! spend more time cleaning filter than hoovering,only its not any more as it blew up and burnt wifes leg in the process avoid at all costs . should have read reviews first what a waste of money (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2011
One star is generous. I'm on my second one and it has failed just like the first, its simply stops working. The first was replaced under warranty after about 5 months. Yes the filter clogs in about 5 minutes, is very hard to clean, the tools are a joke, the flex too short the hose to short, its is very noisy, acts as a 2kW heater. One of the head wheels come off as well. What a dreadful product. (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2011
Undoubtedly the worst vacuum I have ever used. I've only had it a few months and already want to go and buy a better vacuum because I can't face doing the hoovering anymore! So frustrating and bugs me you can't return these things once you've opened them and tried them. I knew instantly I bought a duffer. :-( (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2011 by ChrisHorrie (1 review written)
I bought this to replace a bagless Toshiba I wasn't really satisfied with. I assumed that hoover as vacuum specialist would be able to do a better job than Toshiba but I was wrong. The thing has almost no suction at all and the filter seems to clog up almost instantly. I seem to have had better luck than many though as mine is still running at least. What do I like about it? At a stretch I would have to say it's not awful looking and it was cheap. In a word: avoid. (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2011
I wish I had read the reviews before purchasing this heap of rubbish!! This is without a doubt the worst hoover I have ever bought. Bought in a rush as I was mid moving house and have just went and bought another hoover today - 3 weeks later! I've a mixture between wooden floors and carpets, it didn't work on either. Absolutely no suction whatsoever!! Avoid at all costs!! (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2011
The WORST hoover that hoover have dared sell openly. The company knows this is a duffer, that's why it is cheap, tacky, under equipped and a total pile.
I bought last year, just get told to clean filter. Rubbish. UTTER RUBBISH.
What I like about it is when it is in the cupboard and I cannot be reminded I own it.
I wish I had read these very fair reviews. (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2011
I really really wish I'd read some of the reviews here before purchasing the Hoover Alyx vacuum cleaner. It is a truly lamentable product, a sham of a device. It has a fundamental design flaw in that it uses a filter that requires regular cleaning, yet this filter is simply impossible to clean. I've tried countless ways - washing, shaking, poking with a cocktail stick - I've literally spent hours trying, all to no avail. I've just tried to tidy my flat, and this product has been so hopeless,... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2011
Can only agree with the other comments. There is absolutely NO suction. I know it was cheap and cheerful but it's questionable that it's fit for purpose. Comet have been helpful so far but by the sounds of things we've bought a duff product so I don't hold out a lot of hope on getting much help from them. If anyone from hoover reads these comments they should offer a product recall because at the moment I, and I'm sure many others, will never go near another Hoover product again. (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2011
motor overheated and then burnt out after 10 uses, now worthless. should not be sold anywhere. do not buy this (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2010
rubbish cleaner, has any one complaned to company. over heats and wont pick up (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2010
Quite simply, the worst vacuum cleaner I've ever had! I bought this to replace a Dyson, which gave just five years of service before the motor overheated and died halfway through the housework. I needed a vacuum in a hurry and rushed down to the local Tesco and came home with this pile of junk. AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE! (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2010 by hmswift (1 review written)
Less than a week with this thing has resulted in much screaming and shouting and today I had to clean teenage daughters bedroom floor with a hard brush. This proved to be faster more efficient,and quieter than this thing posing as a cleaning machine. The head has already broken off and the turbo head is jammed. I brought this because my beloved Henry needed retiring but he is back with a bigger smile on his face. Hoover should be ashamed to even try and sell this product. DO NOT WASTE YOUR... (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2010
This is a terrible vacuum cleaner. After minimal usage the vacuum drops significantly. It is also very noisy and has a short lead and small capacity.
Unless you want to spend your life cleaning the filter and emptying the cleaner - producing more dust than you are vacuuming up - I suggest that you do not buy this. (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2010 by Ash of Nottm (1 review written)
Agree with everyone's comments that this is truly a terrible hoover. In terms of cleaning ability, picking up dirt by hand is quicker & more effective. The hoover is noisy & superheats a room in no time - presume that is where most of the watts of electricity are going, as there's virtually no suction. Really quite the most useless vacuum cleaner I ever hope to come across. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2010
ALYX HOOVER is the WORST HOOVER I HAVE EVER HAD !! I am soo disappointed with Hoover as a company also and for their lack of response EACH time I've had to complain! I'm on my 4th!! hoover of this kind now!!! and it still doesn't work! overheats! lack of suction! makes a loud whirring noise!! DO NOT BUY THIS HOOVER (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2010
From day one when it was used this Hoover Alyx cleaner smelled as if it was overheating, if it was used for more than 5 minutes it cut out, filter clogged after first couple of minutes use and filter required washing and drying for 24 hours (pathetic). Air from the back vent was so hot you couldn't put your hand there. Took it back to Currys and asked for my money back, argument about repair/replacement/refund ensued, manager misquoted EU consumer law, I wanted a refund, not another one of... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2010
Logged on line in desperation to see if anything could give hints as to how to get the Alyx to clean more than one room before having to clean the filter by taking it outside and banging/brushing it and getting myself covered in dust and sneezing - the suction is literally non existant otherwise....! I am relieved to find this site and see it not just me!
Worked brilliantly the first use and rapidly downhill since then.....God help those people who have to clean carpets with this piece of... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2010
I bought mine from Tescos because I wanted a cheap bagless cylinder vacuum for sucking up dog hair on hard floors. The cord was so short you could only do one room at a time, the capacity was small so you have to keep emtying the cylinder after every use and the filter clogs really quickly so you have to keep washing it else it won't suck. The whole thing is really plastic-y. Doesn't feel it's built to last - mercifully the filter broke and I could get a full refund under the 12 month... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2010
I've just taken mine back for the second time to Sainsburys after it had overheated and then blown two fuses. They had just accepted another one back half an hour earlier which had 'blown up'. The Customer services lady expected that they would be recalled as a result. So those wanting refunds, keeps your eyes peeled! (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2010 by robertwright (1 review written)
The hoover alyx vacuum cleaner is extremely poor value for money. The suction decreases rapidly as the bag is filled. It overheats and stops if used for cleaning the whole house. Already the exhaust filter cannot work because the overheating has melted the retaining clips that hold the filter in place. In fact it is not fit for purpose and needs removing from all retailers and purchasers should be reimbursed.
This is a suitable case for the small claims court; would anyone support me. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2010
The worst vacum cleaner I have ever used.
Comet customer services don't want to know and are rude.
If you want service do not buy this Hoover and more so do not buy from Comet.
If anybody can tell me how to pin Hoover down to a refund I would be grateful. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2010
This hoover is an absolute waste of money. I totally agree with most of the reviews on this site. The suction is extremely poor and the noise it makes is unbearable. I cannot believe that Hoover have put such a poor product on the market. I will be writing to them in an attempt to get a refund. (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2010
THE HOOVER ALYX 2000 IS A VERY POOR CLEANER, IF YOU YOU WANT A CLEAN CARPET DO NOT BUY THIS CLEANER. THE SUCTION IS SO POOR WE HAVE DUMPED IT AND BOUGHT A ELECTROLUX, WHICH IS EXCELLENT. WE NOW HAVE CLEAN CARPETS. (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2010
Utterly dreadful vacuum cleaner, a complete waste of money. The filter cloggs in no time at all leaving no suction power in spite of the horrendous noise and smell of overheating plastic. Removing the filter to clean it is both time consuming and futile as it will clog soon after refitting. Ironically there is a sliding power adjuster which increases the suction from non-existant to barely perceivable. (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2010
Poor suction, filter needs cleaning after each use to mantain any hope of suction. Filter is difficult to remove and replace,has to be washed and needs 24hrs drying time therefore hoover only available every second day.Cord and hose extension are too short.Don't buy! (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2010
I bought the Hoover Alyx 2000 4 weeks ago and cannot bear to use it, the thought of having to get the vac out actually depresses me, in fact I actually cried at the weekend so much effort yet the results are not visible to the naked eye. Never in my life have I been so dissappointed with a vaccuum cleaner, have been on the phone to hoover today and am living in the hope that I will get a refund this is the worst £60 I have ever spent! Hoover should be hanging their heads in shame! If you... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2010
I brought this from netto at £35, as i just needed a cheap hoover to get me by. Didnt think it would be much good at that price but its fantastic, much better than the 2 expensive vax hoovers ive had.
This is so powerful and has great suction, ok so you do have to empty it after every hoover but its so quick and simple.
As a pet owner and 4 kids i hoover everyday and wash the filter once a week to make sure its all clean and its still fantastic!!
I will be keeping this and not buying a... (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2010
When we first bought this, the suction was great then gradually reduced to virtually nothing. Then, I cleaned the filter thoroughly and it was better than when we first bought it! As long as you clean the filter and empty the canister regularly, the hoover is very good. A couple of bad points are the length of the cord and also the size of the canister/filter. Overall, a good vacuum cleaner for short pile carpet or laminate. Oh, and quite good for pet hairs! (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2010
Absolute garbage, the suction is there when the filter is removed but the filter gets completely blocked and rendered useless after a short life and needs replacing. May as well just buy a bagged cleaner if Im going to keep replacing the filter! I have a mind to drive to hoovers head office and lobb it over the gate, Hoover should be ashamed. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2010
Absolute rubbish - THE worst electrical item I have ever had the misfortune to own. I have persisted with it for months despite my wifes protestations(because I bought it) , until this evening when I have finally given up with it & beaten it to death with its own suction hose.
Another one to the tip.
As others have said before me this really does not deserve any stars. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2010
I agree with others. It doesn't deserve any stars. Finally it is going back to the shop and we will try to get our money back after we tried to use it to hoover up the christmas tree needles. We ended up using dustpan and brush- which worked better then a hoover. It is second bagless hoover we have- and they were both useless. Before that we had cheap bag hoover and it worked great for years. Makes me think nowadays you either need to spend a lot of money on Dyson or put up with rubbish? (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2009
Worked fine until I emptied it and has never worked properly since! Waste of money!!! Just bought a panasonic upright!! (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2009
I am really disappointed to read the reviews here! I am searching for a replacement filter for my Hoover Alyx and in the process came across this forum.
I've had my Hoover Alyx for 3 years now and it's been fantastic - in both a flat and a large carpeted terraced house. I don't have any pets, so maybe this is where most of the other reviewers have found the hoover to fall down, when collecting pet hair.
It's lightweight and easy to carry up stairs, I've found no problems with the lead and... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2009
My ALYX was absolute rubbish. Suction was very poor. I finally sent it to the tip when the exhaust filter wouldn't seat properly so it was recycling dust. Bought a morphy richards perform air model 71067 which works fine and actually has great suction. Hoover should be ashamed of themselves for selling such a poor product. (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2009
Hoover should be utterley ashamed of putting their name to this piece of junk. I had assumed I got a dud one, but the reviews here show that this is the norm - virtually no suction, the rigid part of the hose is too short for anyone over 5 feet tall, and don't even get me started on the design of the 'brush' head. This object has no redeeming features. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2009 by clawscat (1 review written)
We bought this hoover alyx vaccuum cleaner in the mistaken belief that Hoover would be a good bet. The suction power is almost non-existant, the whole thing is awkward to use, and the hose has torn in four different places already, even though we have used it maybe five times. (We bought another electrolux as soon as we discovered how rubbish this one was...). I would have preferred to have given this machine no stars at all, but this does not seem to be possible. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2009 by persevero (2 reviews written)
Our Hoover Alyx is actually a 1192, but it is certainly no better. I read the first few reviews and concur with all the points made; I didn't see mention of another bugbear which is the strong smell of overheating plastic that accompanies the machine's use. A truly dreadful product that is inferior in performance to a brush and dustpan. (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2009
This Alyx TC1182 has to be the worst, or correct me if you know of a better one, vacuum cleaner ever produced. How can a company like Hoover sell such rubbish there is more force coming out at the back than there is suction. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2009
The Hoover Alyx TC1182 is the worst vacuum cleaner I have ever owned. I sucks up nothing yet manages to fill the cylinder ever 5 minutes. It is really noisy, has a cord about a foot long so cannot be operated without an extension cord and the extended handle at full spread is suitable for only those under 4 foot tall. this review forced me to issue stars/. i would have preferred to give no stars. Complete waste of £50 (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2009 by muffles (1 review written)
I have been brought up on "Hoovers" so was a little surprised when I found how useless this Alyx TC1182 machine is. How can Hoover get away with this? (read more)
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