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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Check your filters. 

Jan 19, 2015 01:39 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Change the bag if it is full. If it is not, then check to see if i is installed properly.  There could be a leak in the suction.  Also check the wheels to see if there is hair causing the bristles to not work properly.

Jan 20, 2015 11:20 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
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I bought a Shark Pro and I love it.  Works great....have you moved back home yet?

Jan 20, 2015 10:59 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Sybil, may need tune up and filter change.  We dumped ours years ago for a Dyson.  We have had it for 9 years and never had a problem.  A

Jan 20, 2015 03:05 AM
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
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We have had a Sharp for years and years....we have two others as well....one of the downstairs and one for the garage and vehicles.  We keep the filters cleaned by actually rinsing them out every month and replacing them after they are dried.  Check your hose and make sure that the belts are tight.  That is all there could be wrong with any vaccuum.  Good luck, Sybil!

Jan 20, 2015 12:38 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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My housekeeper got a new Sharp at Sam's Club and it is a lightweight upright with a small canister attached. She likes it.

Jan 19, 2015 11:57 PM
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

I have to agree with Kevin, not much but the pipes and filters.

Jan 19, 2015 10:26 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Not too much can happen which brings their performance down other than clogged passages. If you have pets a once over by a vacuum pro will bring the suck back to your suction Sybil Campbell. I recently overhauled two of ours and although I haven't tried to pickup a bowling ball they're doing their jobs well. Here's a tip, don't try to suck up anything metal, screws, bolts, couns, etc. they're all eventual recipes for disaster.  

Jan 19, 2015 10:14 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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If you have carpet, it may also depend on type of carpet.  Super soft carpets don't work w/ dysons nor beater bars.

Also, I just learned this last week...if you have pets, there is a new stainmaster carpet that is antistatic so makes it easier to vacuum pet hair.  I can't wait to get the samples in Feb/Mar.

Jan 19, 2015 08:58 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Depending on the type, changing the bag would be a great start.  LOL

Really it sounds as though you have something blocking the discharge pipe.   Does it have a heppa filter.  If that is plugged nother get through it.

Jan 19, 2015 02:54 PM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Warranty?

May 30, 2018 10:11 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
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Good options Sybil - yes, you can do it.

Jan 19, 2018 11:28 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

We like our Shark.

Oct 29, 2017 06:40 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

William Feela thanks but I clean that regularly.  I really think it's has worn out, is a lemon or my cleaning lady ran over somethig with it that messed it up.

Jan 20, 2015 02:07 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There should be a pleared white or light grey filter that needs to be cleaned.  Most call them a HEPA filter.  It filters out the fine particles and does plug up quiickly

Jan 20, 2015 12:21 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Larry Johnston, it's bagless!

Jan 20, 2015 11:45 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Evelyn, thanks for your recommendation.  No, I'm moving in a couple of weeks.

Jan 20, 2015 11:44 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Ron and Alexandra,  I have heard good things about dyson.

Jan 20, 2015 11:43 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Debbie Reynolds and Ron Marshall, thanks for recommending the Sharp!

Jan 20, 2015 11:41 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Bob Force (REALTOR®), thanks.

Jan 20, 2015 11:40 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Kevin J. May, I  don't have pets, but  my cleaning lady may have sucked up something she shouldn't have.

Jan 20, 2015 11:38 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Debbie Gartner, I think I'm going to invest in a new vacuum.  I don't want to spend a ton and my new house has hardwood floors throughout except for carpet in the bedrooms and one hall.  What would you suggest?

Jan 20, 2015 11:36 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

William Feela, it's a bagless vacuum.

Jan 20, 2015 11:34 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Debbie Laity, I cleaned the filter and that didn't help.

Jan 20, 2015 11:33 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Sam, it wasn't a very expensive vacuum, I'm not sure it's worth the cost.

Jan 20, 2015 11:33 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

taking it to a vaccum cleaner store for a tune-up.... leaks, striction, belt slipping etc.

Jan 19, 2015 01:17 PM