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Worked great for the 1st month
I was amazed at how much power this vac had in the first month and then i soon realized it was too good to be true. I would constantly empty and clean the filter but it lost suction in the second month. Ended up taking it back for a refund.
Great little machine for a small space
I own 2 quality vacuums but these were too big for the small space we needed to clean our caravan. We have used once and was really impressed with the suction. Cleaned well and stores well. This vacuum is way better than KMarts bagged Vacuum which honestly did not suck as well so I gave it away. Emptied out after first use but I would say you would need to empty after every two to three times. Dust/material gets stuck in both pieces so we used an air compressor to blow it clean and without an air compressor It would be a pain to get cleaned pro...perly because the spaces are small and fiddly to reach and you might have to take it apart from time to time. Happy overall with price,size and suction and material quality. People mention that this is loud but it’s not in my opinion and sounds like a normal vacuum. If it lasts a year we got our moneys worth. Feels like a 2000 wat and sucks just as good as my expensive machines. Will update in a couple of months if it looses it suction. Remember every month to wash the filters and dry properly because this should maintain the overall condition of this appliance so it performs well.
Lots of suction power
This has good and bad points - it has a heap of suction power but it loses power as you go along. It is not really cyclonic, its just a giant filter in front of a motor, so that as it fills it slows down. It works ok so long as you keep it cleaned out. You get alot for your money with this but it is far from perfect.
Out old vacuum slowly ran out of puff before we replaced it with this - what a difference! It went off like a tornado the first time I used it - powerful and fairly loud. It pulled up so much dust! I had to empty if after just the lounge and first bedroom.- I didn't mind though because that means it was getting in there and really cleaning. Great value for under $100
Works as intended.
This is powerful but not really a quality unit but in all fairness is is very reasonably priced. Its quite noisy but it does created a lot of suction. The body is fairy sparse with just an on off switch. The basil is good but the barrel is just so so. It works well but I don't know how long it will last. Worth it at the price offered.
Built light and easy to use
This is easy and simple to use. Its lightweight and simple to move around. Emptying the dust out is easy but a bit messy compared to bagged machines. Build quality is just OK bit on the cheap side of things but that is fairly reflected in the price. It's an OK proposition for the money.
Cant do without it
This cleaner has got BIG wheels and I use it all the time in my unit and the suction is GREAT.......I have no problems with it,sucking up all the dust and rubbish on the carpet of my apartment and it sucks up all the cobwebs that like to form around the windows so I have no dramas at all with this
Lots of suction!
This is the top of the Kmart vacuum range (nit sure what that means liol) it has a stack of power, you notice it from the first time you turn it on. Its loud too, very loud. It is kind of cheaply manufactured though and that OK because the price is less than $100. I cant think of any other vacuum that delivers so much power for the price. It aint beautiful but it gets the job done!
Not For the Pet Owner
crazy design of power head where the suction through a turbine provides power to turn power head eg all dirty air goes through turbine.. pet hair just wraps around shaft and it blocks. not easy to remove having to unscrew case of power head held together with small screws .
the main filter does not handle the pet hair well it goes through to small filter wraps around that and blocks.
best avoid if you have pets
I use mine now to clean car it does have the suction of expensive vac in a cheap fragile package
Best not for every day use
Powerful but cheaply made
This goes like a rocket. I really jumped the first time I turned it on because it's so loud (and powerful) but it is also made from quite cheap plastic so I doubt it will last forever. The tubes are good, they are made from chromed steel and the floor tool isn't bad. The whole rest of it is plastic and a bit flimsy here and there. It works well and would probably be best fora a non permanent situation such as a rental. That's where we use ours
Great vaccum for suction
Very happy with performance and suction but the cord seems to be lacking and can only vaccum one room at a time which is really time consuming but doesn't affect the overall use. Pretty good for the price and was easy to assemble. Would be good to have more height adjustment on the hand held stick.
I was very skeptical about buying a vaccum from Kmart but this vaccum is brilliant. It's easy to move around and works great on my wooden floors. There are plenty of attachments which are very handy as I have a varied house. The suction on this vaccum is very powerful and I've never struggled to pick up any thing.
Basic vacuum cheaply made
This goes off like a rocket when you first buy it but the power drops off quite quickly. By the time the barrel is half full the power is noticeably less. Its sort of cheaply made but works well enough. I would say think of it as "cheap but powerful". Its far from perfect but it cleans quite well. I cant see it lasting all that many years but its quite cheap to buy.
Good little vaccum, but don't last very long
It is a very light weight vaccum and it sucks up everything really well, but the cord is short and after using it every week for a few months it has started to loose its suction and button become stuck or harder to press. You get what you pay for I suppose.
Absolutely love it
This vacuum has served me so well. I was able to clean out two hostel hallways with it and it is more than worth the price. I would recommend this vacuum to anyone who is looking for an easy to use vacuum for their home or apartment. I will absolutely buy this one again when mine dies.
- Verified purchase
I bought one of these last year for my parents and I was impressed with its powerful suction and loved the little filter on the pole so I bought one for myself. Unfortunately, its performance was not good. The little filter broke off after a few months of light use. At the place it came apart, it was impossible to tape it back on. Without it, everything obviously goes to the main drum which is extremely difficult to empty. The smallest dust and bits separate which fall out when you open it but all the bigger dust and hair clumps together inside...the drum and you need much smaller hands than I have to get it out or you need a screwdriver everytime you want to unclog it. Without the little filter on the pole, it literally needs to be taken apart and unclogged every 5 minutes when I was cleaning carpet. After reading similar reviews on this site, I took it back, gave them feedback and the lady said 'not built to last then' and gave me a full refund. I am happy with the Kmart cordless stick vac (cost the same as the other at $99) but it needs to be charged frequently.
Super powerful vacuum very pleased
Can't believe how a cheap vacuum from Kmart has so much power. We were sick of replacing bags and didn't want to spend over a lot of money getting a bagless and this Hoover is great loads of suck power and gets dirt right up off the deep floors or carpets
At $99 this vacuum cleaner really does tick all the boxes regarding performance. Having to replace a Dyson after many years of use, and looking at the cost of a replacement, the benefits of a new Dyson could not justify the high purchase cost.
The 2400W bagless has excellent suction and a good selection of tools. The inline interceptor filter works well as long as it is emptied before it gets too full - an easy and quick operation. The attachment head for carpets cleans well.
The only negative is the rather short power cord - needs to be a few metres longer.
Overall, very happy!
Snap, clunk ! F$#k what's that burning smell
What a horrendous appliance. 2 minutes into a test run the small plastic collection container on handle snapped off. And I was not putting much pressure on it. What a pathetic cheap design. The power cord is very short. So an extension cable is a must. The dust collector is flimsy and the locking mechanism s are pathetic. When you run it it's letting off a weird burnt egg plastic smell. So one day into owning it I am heading back to Kmart for a refund. This is the problem with Kmart they mass produce these products when they must know 3/4 of it will end up in land fill within less than a year. Avoid this vacuum like a 3pm sushi dinner box on sale.
Excellent machine, lots of suction
We just got one of these after all the hype online and I agree to some extent. Yes, its is VERY powerful for a cheap machine but it is also somewhat crudely made and the dust bin in frankly very average. I do think it represents excellent value and it managed to pick up a LOT of of dust on the first run but emptying without a bag was a messy process. So its good but it does have certain drawbacks that are to be expected at this price point.
Questions & Answers
Not familiar with dust interceptor can you let me know what to do with it or forward a link to user manual please
the roller on the head has stopped spinning i pulled it apart and now it won t go i think ive put it back togther wrong
Try pulling it apart again and fitting the parts back in. It can be as simple as a plastic holder put back in the wrong way. Also while its apart just check there is nothing stopping the belt from rotating. If this doesn't work, it can be easy to buy another head or one of a different model and an adjuster, but for this machine I wouldn't bother wasting the money.
- GTIN13: 9341106296050
- MPN: SL163E
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