3Bosch Athlet BCH6255NAU (Blue)

Bosch Athlet BCH6255NAU (Blue)

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3Bosch Athlet BCH6255NAU (Blue)
3.8

93 reviews

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Pet OwnerYes · No
Build Quality
3.2
Value for Money
2.6
Ease of Use
4.0
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.9
Noise Level
3.4
Battery Life
2.4

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93 reviews
Sarawan V.
Sarawan V.Perth, WA2 posts
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Throw away once battery is gone

Bought new for $259 and had it for 2 years. Then battery would not retrain charge for more than 5-6 minutes. Rang Bosch. First told that battery can't be replaced and later that it would cost $212 plus postage. Show details
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Jake H.
Jake H.
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Wouldnt recommend

It was great straight out of the box, i was very impressed with it, however, it went downhill from there. The head of the handle started to crack within a few months and completely broke within 6 months. The battery life also got shorter and shorter, now I only have a 3 min run time. I have since read up on the product and have found people are having the same issues. I wouldnt recommend it.  Show details
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Lara
LaraGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
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Good vacuum

The vacuum moves well between different surfaces like tiles and carpet. Good suction level on turbo mode but the battery runs out quite quickly.

The handle cracked while vacuuming my carpet but Bosch were kind enough to offer a replacement. Show details

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Candy F.
Candy F.6 posts
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Lamm
Lamm2 posts
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Disappointed in Bosch

The vacuum worked very well for the first 12 months on both tiles and carpets. The removable hand vacuum was also very handy for cleaning the car. However, the biggest issue with this vacuum is the battery life which has gradually deteriorated. It went from about 30 to 40 minutes of run-time on a full charge to about 5 minutes now. I thought it was just normal but having seen the same reviews from other users, I'm now resigned to the fact that I have a $170 non-functioning vacuum. Very disappointed as I have other Bosch electrical goods that work very well. Show details
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Jenny
JennyPerth, WA9 posts
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Bosch - very helpful

I purchased this over 12 months ago and initially was very happy but the battery lasts no longer than 3 minutes. Bosch contacted me and sent a new charger. Great to see a company that looks after its customers. Show details
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MissBee
MissBeeMelbourne6 posts
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From Awesome to Awful in Performance and Charge

I've had my Athlet for 2 years and when new could get through my kitchen, dining, lounge and entrance wooden floors in one go, sometimes putting it on turbo (#3) and it cleaned 100%.
Now, it is not lasting half as long, forget turbo, it runs out in 2 mins-(tested) & leaving rolls of dust behind. I clean the brushes & all the filter and I have checked for blockages. So disappointed. Show details
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Leeanne
LeeanneGippsland, VIC2 posts
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Great vac but battery died after 17 months!

Love this vac on both carpet and floor boards. Flexible and easy to use however after owning this vac for 17 months the battery now dies after not even five minutes of vacuuming on level 2! shame considering this cost $298 and doesn't even last two years. Show details ·  2
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Nat O.
Nat O.
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No longevity

Have had this product for just over 2yrs & the battery now lasts less than 5mins once taken off the charger. Used on carpet & lino surfaces, the suction power is quite poor, leaving fine debris even when taken immediately off charger. The fine particles seem to stay in the vacuum head & then are left on the floor where the vacuum is stored during charger. Show details
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Tara R.
Tara R.Sydney, NSW6 posts
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Ok, but has a fault

Loved at first, convenient, lighter, better than my sisters Dyson! Easy to pull out daily and clean up the crumbs my toddler has dropped... but within 3 weeks of use the brush stopped rotating, afftecting the performance and ease of using on my carpet, suction has seemed to suffer was going to return it then it started working again! Since then It intermittently works then doesn’t work. Now it’s been a 2 months of the brush not rotating I’m trying to follow up warranty and have it fixed or replaced. Show details
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Hi Tara R, Thanks for your review, we appreciate the feedback. We're sorry to hear that you're having issues with your Bosch Vacuum.We'd like to help,if you contact us on 1300 369 744 we’ll investigate for you. Regards, Bosch Home Australia.

Belinda M.
Belinda M.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
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Was great, now power keeps cutting out intermittently

Loved, loved, loved this as an intro to cordless stick vacuums, and always felt I should have got the model up with the additional tools. For the past 3 months though on certain angles, or just because, the power cuts, and then starts up again - just as I wonder if it's out of charge, it starts again. Not great for around edges of furniture or corners, but great suction for quick where-the-hell-are-those-crumbs from kid related clean ups. Show details
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C. Ircolo
C. IrcoloGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC7 posts
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So far so good

Bought this unit three months ago and so far so good. It does the job of giving 4 bedrooms and three living areas (shared with two big dogs and a cat) a reasonable clean with one charge. It's OK to clean after and the replacement micro filters are cheap on eBay. We like that it can stand in it's spot on its own.

The one improvement I'd suggest: Some areas of our house are quite dark as we keep the shutters closed in summer. So I'd rather replace the six silly blue LEDs with one strong, white LED to illuminate the area ahead of the unit - without blinding the operator. Show details ·  1

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Blender man
Blender manSydney7 posts
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New battery available?

This has been a great vacuum cleaner, but like many other people have found after 3 years the battery isn't charging anymore and it cuts out. Is the solve for this to simply get it serviced and repaired? A vacuum cleaner isn't a mobile phone. Was hoping to get a lot more life out of it. Show details ·  4
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Bianca P.
Bianca P.
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Great for pet hair not the best battery life

Great suction for pet hair I give it that! But battery on full turbo only lasted 20 mins and this was after first use with a fully charged battery. It's not great for edges of the rooms. Show details
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SchemSchem
SchemSchemGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
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Great vacuums but not very robust

We bought this vacuum January 2016. It performed great picking up all the pet hair etc.
Problems: 1: Short battery life
2: Can't get under beds or low furniture
3: The handle snapped. After a year and a half of use the handle near the top just snapped. We didn't drop or bang it around - it just snapped. When we took it back they accused us of abusing the machine. If this happens to you there is a 2 year warranty and you should get a replacement or refund. Looking at other reviews it has happened to others. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Peter D
Peter D · Athlet BCH6255NAU (Blue)

Does this model have a Reset Button ?

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Heather B.
Heather B. · Athlet BCH6255NAU (Blue)

Why does the red light keep flashing

Steve
Steve · Athlet BCH6255NAU (Blue)

I too have a Bosch Athlet with a failing battery (lasts 5 minutes or so on a full charge). Our local dealers do not carry spare parts and have referred me to the Bosch 1300 contact number. However I find myself on "hold". No answer from many attempts. I have also left my details on their answering service, but have had no response. I am disappointed that a $350 purchase has failed this early in its life, and that Bosch and or their dealers do not seem to have a system to deal with product quality issues. Does anyone know another way to contact Bosch? Does anyone know a dealer that carries spare parts (specifically batteries)?

Ian
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Steve
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Thanks Ian, I’ll keep trying

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Hi Steve,  Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch BCH6255NAU Vacuum.
We'd like to help, if you can email us at socialmedia.au@bshg.com, quoting BSH5736 in the subject line we’ll investigate for you.
Regards, Bosch Home Australia.

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Compare all Bosch Athlet BCH6-AU Series listings
CategoryStick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersStick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersStick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersStick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners
Price (RRP) $399$449
Bin Capacity0.9 L0.9 L0.9 L
HEPA FilterNoNoNoNo
Weight3.3 kg3.3 kg3.3 kg
Attachments AllFloor HighPower BrushProAnimal Power Brush, ProAnimal Accessory Kit
TypeCordlessCordlessCordless
Charging Time6 hours6 hours6 hours
Running Time 50 min60 min60 min
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
  • GTIN13: 4242002819013
  • MPN: BCH6255NAU

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