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Black & Decker Compact VM2040

Black & Decker Compact VM2040

MPN: VM2040-XE
2.1 from 8 reviews · View Statistics

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8 reviews
  • Build Quality
    2.4 (8)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    2.8 (8)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.3 (8)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    2.3 (7)
  • Pet OwnerYes (3) · No (2)
  • Clogging Issues Yes (0) · No (5)
LawSydney, NSW
  • 4 reviews

Product overheat, very weak suction


Product overheats after approx. 10 minutes.

As the vacuum is still under warranty, I tried contacting Black & Decker but they never got back to me.

Suction is very weak compared to my Dyson. Spend the extra dollar to buy something that works and last.

Purchased in October 2020.

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R.C.NWide Bay-Burnett, QLD
  • 22 reviews

Decent for a budget Vacuum.


Purchased in March 2021 for $129.00.

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YashhhPerth, WA



I purchased this about a month ago and this one was the first one I bought, terrible experience as initially it was fine working but suddenly it get hot after just doing 1 room and shut down suddenly though I cleaned the filter as well regularly. Unhappy with the purchase.

Purchased in December 2020 for $129.00.

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KarynMurray Mallee, SA

would never buy B&D again


I have always had success with relatively inexpensive vacuum cleaners but this one is USELESS.
the main issue is how heavy it is, the wheels do not roll easily and you are having to tug the vacuum so hard that the hose pops out of the front connection. I will warn everyone NOT to buy this vacuum cleaner unless you want to be yelling expletives the whole time you are cleaning your floors.

Purchased in November 2020 at Big W for $129.00.

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SunnyCoastChefSouth East Queensland, QLD



Purchased in March 2020 at Big W for $129.00.

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Wendy Z.12 Nov 2019

What a nightmare!


We were looking for a vacuum for the interim while we get another after some research. This model seem to be good on watts, bagless and price. No 1. The huge wheels do not roll or spin smoothly on tiles let alone carpet. A rubber put her makes this terrible to move. No 2.The extension pipe and height of the reach is that I have to bend over to get good use. I'm 6foot. No3. The cord is only long enough for one room and requires unplugging to do each room effectively. No4. Noise for the full 2000W sounds like a spaceship is about to leave earth.
Overall, not to happy with the product in general.

Purchased in March 2020 at Big W Retail Stores for $130.00.

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JennyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC



I purchased this vacuum cleaner for my carpet and upholstery. And I must say it is the right choice! It has good suction power and I can get rid of all the dust really fast. I will recommend it for quality and value for money.

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WayneGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified

Good suction, easy to use and clean.


This is my first vacuum cleaner and it is decent. I use it for the wooden floor and carpet as well and for both do a good job. Strong pick-up and good suction, meanwhile easy to use and clean. Highly recommend this vacuum for rugs, carpets, laminate floorboards. All in all, good value and designed well.

Purchased in December 2019 at Big W.

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Questions & Answers

Scott K.
Scott K.asked

The opening of the suction head is way too big for the stem?

No answers
Jun Pepito
Jun Pepitoasked

where is this vacuum cleaner black and decker vm2040, 220volts, 50hz made? In what country?

No answers
Mansha K.
Mansha K.asked

May i use it to clean my car?.. And how about electric in my house there is 1300 wat electric meter is vm2040 ok for me ?

1 answer

To my view, VM2040 is too big for a car. As the power support issure, sorry, I have no idear, regards.

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CategoryBarrel Vacuum Cleaners
Price (RRP) $129.00
Bin Capacity2.5 L
HEPA FilterYes
Weight6 kg
Cord Length5 m
Power2,000 W
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  • MPN: VM2040-XE

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