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I am so disappointed in this product. It worked well with first use but not for the second time onwards. The suction is very minimal. It has the same suction of our vacuum of 10 years that we were replacing (Piranha from Big W)! The prongs keep loosening out of the connector lead every 30 seconds. The red dust sticker on the head of the vacuum peeled off with second use. The motor has seemed to have burnt out as it no longer torpedoes in the cylinder. We have had it for 1 month and used it 4-6 times! I had to get my old vacuum old to finish the job and it honestly did a better job even though it is on its way out. If I could give it zero stars I would.
Kmart 2400W Bagless - Not worth the $
Had this vacuum literally 3 days and that is how long it lasted.....motor burnout! Was only using to vacuum carpets and obviously it was too hard work for it. Extremely disappointed as I had people recommend this vacuum cleaner to me. Guess I won't be purchasing another 2400w from Kmart.
Junk anko bagless vacuum
These new generation bagless vacuum compared to their predecessors of the same designs like the piranha models are totally junk. Internal design was made complicated for no reason doesn't even help the hepa function. I cant even imagine how they designed the internal elements to work with the hepa. From the way I see the perspective of it you can in fact literally take out half of the elements inside and still function better to suck without sacrificing the hepa filtering. As an engineer myself this was poorly designed. And the worse thing is you'd be forced to clean it out everytime a hair gets stucked. Wow this is so poorly designed.
Purchased in June 2018 for A$89.00.
Not even worth the cheap price.
I have bitten the dust literally with this machine because on top of the other problems I have had with it, which I'll explain below, now even the HEPA filter won't stay in place. Reason I bought it was for the HEPA filter being an asthmatic and allergic to house dust.
Originally I thought a major loss of suction was the filters. After cleaning, drying, and replacing, still no suction. The seal around the black filter fell out and was too short. I bought replacement filters. Still no suction. Unscrewed the whole barrel assembly and fou...nd that hair and other debris had gotten stuck around the very central cone of the unit causing the blockage of air. Worked great after clearing that and putting it all back together again, for all of about 20 minutes till the HEPA filter blew out. Have tried to stop the catch from opening with rubber wedges, but the filter itself is still dislodging and letting the fine dust into the air. I haven't even used it that much due to frustrations around the lack of function and waiting time looking for unnecessary replacement filters and their postage. Don't think I'll be buying appliances from Kmart again. I will post receipt details and date puchased when I find the receipt to return it.
Purchased for A$69.00.
Yes i know I only paid $100 for this product but just cheap and nasty, first few vacuums sucked great, cleaned the filters out ect.... but then the filters kept coming off and when Id turn vacuum on again I would lose suction.
Crappy product i now have no vacuum till I can afford a decent one
There are multiple parts to pull, twist, unclip to clean out vacuum. It gets clogged with the smallest debris. Lost suction after a few months of minimum use. Love you kmart but not your vacuum. Dissappointing.
Purchased in July 2018 at Mt ommaney.
- Verified purchase
Worst buy I have made in a long time.
The suction is so poor that I believe sweeping the carpet - which I had been doing for about 2 months - gives a better clean. Annoyed that I have wasted my money, but have decided to take it back. Would not even suction dry dirt and small food particles from my kitchen floor. I used this product on two types of carpet - one is the usual flat type carpet now seen in rentals, and the other is more thick that is a rug - but not so thick that I cannot sweep it with a certain amount of satisfaction. I used to own a cordless cleaner that was not ...totally satisfactory, but it was far better than this product. This is only the second time I have used it! I understand that one gets what one pays for, but this product was recommended to me!!!!!, also one should be able to buy a product and have it work as it is advertised, no matter the price. I also had to have replaced a Mini Blender (same brand) because the one I originally purchase did not turn on. As I do not own a car, and have to rely upon my daughters to take me places that I cannot easily get to - both these incidents are extremely annoying.
Purchased in February 2019 for A$100.00.
DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY
I used this vacuum for about 8 months in a one bedroom apartment with tiles and carpet. Started to lose suction even after a couple of months, and that is with me cleaning it out after every use. It is also quite difficult to clean I found compared to other cheaper vacuums I've had previously. Wish I never wasted my money on this. Should have just bought a proper vacuum as it was hopeless on carpet. I don't live with any animals but I know this wouldn't do anything to pick up dog/cat hair. The stuff it did manage to pick up (usually on smooth tiled floors) would constantly get clogged in the tube/pipe so I would have to stop multiple times to clear it out even though my place was tiny.
At first I thought this is a good buy for general house vacuuming. Then, after use of it for one year it started shutting itself off after 20 minute use. I had to time well where I wanted to vacuum. It ended up being so bad that I could not clean a carpet without it shutting off every three minutes. You then have to leave it for 24 hours before the motor is able to go again - that meant that I had little bits of carpet done over a period of 5 days - ridiculous!
Purchased in November 2017 for A$99.00.
Don't waste your money
Like the other reviewer said, pet hair and fluff gets caught in the inner barrel and have to remove manually (you get covered in dust & dirt). Seal falls out everytime you empty. The catch broke on the barrel not long after purchase and now hardly any suction. The cheap piece of sponge that acts as a filter was stuck to the machine the first time I emptied it and ripped in half. I wouldn't recommend buying.
Purchased in November 2018 for A$99.00.
Not happy with this vacuum at all. It feels cheap, if you have the other head sitting on the back where it's supposed to go the vacuum tips and worst of all the suction is poor. I had a 2400w vacuum before this from Kmart (broke after many years) and thought this would be an upgraded version of that. It's not. It doesn't pick everything up and the dust catcher on the handle diverts a lot of the power away. It's still not good if you take it off. Will be returning this.
Dead after 4 weeks
Used about 8 times over 4 weeks. Has now died. And of course like most people, have thrown out the receipt. It was ok when it worked. If it was still going you could say it was value for money but its isn't going so it is not value for money. Unfortunately it would appear that you have to keep every receipt for every purchase as quality is a thing of the past.
Not For the Pet Owner
crazy design of power head where the suction through a turbine provides power to turn power head eg all dirty air goes through turbine.. pet hair just wraps around shaft and it blocks. not easy to remove having to unscrew case of power head held together with small screws .
the main filter does not handle the pet hair well it goes through to small filter wraps around that and blocks.
best avoid if you have pets
I use mine now to clean car it does have the suction of expensive vac in a cheap fragile package
Best not for every day use
Snap, clunk ! F$#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.
Had it a couple of months and returned it today for refund.
Broke the wand filter and had it taped in the first week as it was very flimsy. Broke it more last week and taped it some more which didn’t hold.
Had plenty of suction at first but no matter how much the chambers and filter were cleaned, it was slowly getting weaker.
Filter/collector body falls off the base when picked up by the handle.
Started to overheat and shut down after 5-10 minutes so that was the last straw.
Kmart gets the star for their great return policy.
Bought a Dyson today. We all stood around holding each other crying tears of joy!
I'd call it useless as opposed to bagless
I bought this as it had a heppa filter attachment and I thought great, no longer will items get mistakenly sucked up into the filter. Wrong. What I didn't bank on is the silly cylindrical filter is loosely attached to the handle so it keeps coming off while trying to vacuum which means just as you get in the swing of it the think keeps working itself lose. In the end it's easier to just pull it off and do without, which defeats the objective. This means we're back to making sure nothing gets sucked up by mistake. Love the look of it, love that it's neat and small but hate the silly cylinder attached to the handle which keeps falling off. Another op shop item....
- Verified purchase
I returned TWO on one weekend!
I bought this one based on all the good reviews here. Purchased the first one on Saturday, unpacked it, used it and the add-on filter on the handle broke off within two minutes. Returned it next morning and decided I'll try again... Used the new one for about 5 min and all of a sudden the motor broke and the entire housed smelled like burned plastic. Returned it and got my money back but they didn't offer anything for the inconvenience coming in 3 times Never again.
The 2400 watt bagless vacuum from has good suction but within the first month of use the handle snapped and now we cannot use it. It's really fragile and I do not recommend purchasing the vacuum. Another thing is that it kept on getting clogged and suddenly there's a loud hissing sound.
Don't listen to the hype
If you have no pets, carpet or people with hair longer than 5cm - go for it! Any of those things and forget it. The tiny dust catcher on the handle gets pet fur and hair tangled up inside the cap so you will need to empty it after each room, a process that will involve tweezers each time. The suction is moderate on floorboards and non existent on rugs. You'll go over the same spot 20 times before giving up and using your hands. A sticky roller would work better than this vacuum. Finally the handle constantly falls off so you will need to secure it with duct tape. I have used it twice and fully regret my purchase.
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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