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Written on: 27/02/2015 by jimmypunter (23 reviews written)
Bought one of these things in ARGOS and the switch packed in after 6 months. ARGOS refused to replace it and told me to contact VAX. Thanks ARGOS! VAX replaced the machine to their credit. Credit where it's due. Six months down the line the replacement started smoking and sparking. Contacted VAX - as the original machine's warranty had expired so has the one for the replacement despite it being only six months old. The machine is not over-used, it is not maltreated and is emptied daily. The… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/05/2014 by Erikl444 (1 review written)
I purchased one of these about a month ago, april 2014....to replace the same product we purchased a few years ago that has had a bit of rough treatment and cheaper to replace than try to get repaired..... we looked at several alternatives, including the one with no bag...but that got poor reviews, so we decided to go for another vax....what a mistake... amazing...we grow up with sayings...like...if it aint broke, dont fix it...but vax have tried to fix it...what a mistake... the electric lead… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/08/2013 by ladybugblue (1 review written)
don;t bother with this machine, it promises more than it delivers there is a back leak oh the container which spews huse quantities of water while using to clean and clean is sporadic, only power for water is in the middle to the neglect for the sides it took 15 minutes to poorly clean 2 square feet AGREE with previous bad reviews!… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/06/2012 by Bruised (1 review written)
Suction is poor on the standard head does the middle but not the edges...the s/s extenders need to be forcibly put on or they drop off whilst vaccuming, if put on forcibly you cannot get them off... on carpet cleaning, the head sprays forcibly in the middle an ish ish on the sides (as spray head sprays in 3 seperate directions so leaving dry streaks) so have to keep going over the same area to wet all the carpet, the centre as so powerful drowns the carpet in that area, the water tank lasts for… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/05/2012
It works very well as a cleaner and carpet vac. Very powerful. There is no other carpet washer at this price. Incredibly useful for stairs and car as well as other tasks like cleaning cat poo off cushions, mattresses after child "accidents" etc. Would not do without it. Downsides: - heavy - noisy - o rings in wash attachments cannot be replaced by vax (they perish) and are not a standard size. Nearest replacements from hardware store nearly fitted but make push fittings hard to get… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/07/2011 by Abishop (2 reviews written)
I purchased my Vax in the late 1980's early 1990's, and used it for many years. I then decided to get a Dyson, which everyone was shouting about, and although the Dyson was fine, it wasn't a patch on my Vax. So my Dyson stayed upstairs for bedroom use, and my trusty old vax came back downstairs and remained brilliant for many more years. Now it's suction is failing a bit, maybe I could get it some new filters and give it an overall, but I think it's time for a new one. I hope it's every bit… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/11/2010
i had this rubbish for 3 years ino thats very bad 3 years yes the motor was dying i hated the damn thing the machine falls over all the time and the cover snapped off it had tape every where one of the clips broke off 1 loose wheel bad filters ripping smelly bag leaking full of clogged pores the cable ripped and the top was loose the pump on off button was broken, floor tool was very stiff noisy heavy bulky too fat to store useless and i never liked anything its been a poain to use for 3 years… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/11/2010
i had this vax and it didnt last log it suction wasnt much good for the car or the gararge or the house when it worked it caugth fire WHOO no more vax. it problems it had it lost suction the swich whent the cord ripped it over heated. if you want a vacuum go with dyson and KEEP AWAY FROM VAX… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/08/2010
I have a Power 3 Vax 1900 watts 280 air watts cleaner.
1, To empty the vax is the worst feature as I cannot empty the cilinder without getting coverd in dust. The instruction tell me not to brush out the filter, but you cannot get it empyted with out. This i would like to have known before purchase.
2.To turn the wheel on the vax to change for the hight of the pile ,is very stiff.
3. I have to tie the lead up to the top of the vax because I keep stepping on the lead.
4. The hose is… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/06/2010 by mahalir (1 review written)
Advantages: Simple to use. Inexpensive. Great results.
Disadvantages: Bulky, heavy machine. Difficult to store neatly.
I bought my Vax 6131 back in October 2007 after my old upright vacuum cleaner finally gave up the ghost. I was searching for a new replacement upright vacuum cleaner but after stumbling across the Vax 6131 on special offer I decided a wet and dry vacuum that also shampoos carpets would be really handy, especially with a dog and cat in the house!
The Vax 6131 is a cylinder or… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/02/2010
I have only had this cleaner since Oct 09 and it doesn't pick up. It has also been impossible to contact VAX via e mail or phone to sort this out… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/02/2010
bought vax hoover six months ago from TH HUGHS Sunderland after a few weeks handle came apart on one side a few weeks after that the whole handle came apart this happend when the hoover got warm. icontacted vax they sent a package out for me to phone carrier and arrange time for it to be picked up for repair. having done this i was pleased to recieve the hoover back after a week. only to find the fault had not been repaired after explaining fully on an enclosing letter. so haviny once… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/11/2009
the vax 6131 i got as an x-display and got some spare parts 2 wheels and vent guard, the service was good.
i find it robust and powerful, just a shame that you can't use it without a bag like the vax 121 or a numatic, but it is adequate for me in the workshop… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/09/2009 by colmcg71 (1 review written)
After reading good reviews on this vax 6131 vacuum i purchased VAX 7131 in black. The vacuum looks great and the carpet wash works excellent. I have owned this vacuum for just over a year and i am getting very fraustrated with the hose connection, (where you connect the plastic hose to the metal tube) it just keeps working itself loose no matter how hard i try to push the two parts together they end up apart. Has anyone else encoutered this problem with this machine? I am now going to buy an… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/08/2009
i bought the mach7 model particularly for the extra length hose however
it is very difficult to use, the hose feels like it is straining to return o its position on the cleaner therefore im struggling to keep it in position. i think it would have been much better if it had a button like the electric cord so when i have extended it ,it will stay loose until i want to return it i am worn out after using it fighting to vacumm wfeeling as though its attached to strong elastic… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/01/2009
Had one of these Vax 6131 for 14 years; on good days it vacuums my house, on bad days it vacuums brick rubble, soot, iron shavings. Anything and everything and works as well today as the day I bought it. It'll do it all (apart from look cool)… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/07/2008 by GrumpyEsq (13 reviews written)
This Vax 6131 is the daddy of all carpet cleaners, the best brushless shampoo you can get. It does clean anything off anything - including oil off a car seat. I would recommend using the Vax brand shampoos.
Vax service is excellent; if anything goes wrong, they will help with parts, prompt delivery, and a list of local agents if you can't fix it yourself.
Unfortunately, it is as ugly as a slapped fish, completely unsubtle, very, very noisy, and big enough to get in the way… Read Full Review