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Philips PowerPro Compact Bagless

Philips PowerPro Compact Bagless

FC8472/71, FC8473/72, FC8470/01 and FC8477/91
3.8 from 67 reviews

Great value for money

I love this vacuum cleaner. It was the only decent one in our price range when we moved and its worked beyond my expectations. Weve had it for a year now with no problems. It has great suction and is light enough to move around and easily empty. Just make sure you clean and bang out the filter when you empty the bin

Purchased in June 2018 for $90.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Weekly
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet, Linoleum, Tiles and Wood
Clogging Issues No

Worked Once - Then Failed Despite Filter Cleaning

This machine worked fine until the cylinder had to be emptied - the machine consistantly thereafter would work for a few seconds then loose all suction. It’s a cheap and nasty product and ironically the only aspect about it that doesn’t suck is the unit itself.

Purchased in May 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Product is used: Rarely
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet
1 comment
Hello Jimmy, thank you for your review. We're sorry to learn that your experience hasn't been all that great. We'd most certainly like to see if there's anything we can do to help you out. Have you been in touch with us about this already? You could reach out to us on 1300 363 391. Our colleagues will be happy to see if there's anything they can do to improve on your experience with this vacuum cleaner. We hope you'll consider reaching out to them. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Very bad vacuum cleaner

Worst vaccum cleaner I have ever used. Wouldn’t suck and the filer gets clogged up after vacuuming a small room. Took back to Briscoes and they don’t want to know about.

Purchased in February 2019 at Briscoes for $199.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
Pet OwnerNo
Floor Type Carpet
Clogging Issues No

great product

I love this vaccum, it is easy to clean and easy to store as well and it is fairly quiet compared with other vacuums I have used in the past. I have tried dysons, vax and even kmart- this is my favourite so far. Had it for 5 months so far and no issues yet

Date PurchasedAug 2018
1 comment
Hi there, How great to see you love your vacuum. Thanks for calling it your favorite, and of course, thanks for sharing this here. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Massive sucktion and cleans floors very well

Purchased this bagless vacuum over a year ago and have used it to clean our house which it dose a fairly good job on. It can pick up dirt from about the middle deep of our carpet and also dose well sucking up our dogs hair. It's easy to also empty with just simple two clicks and into the bin the dust and stuff goes!

Date PurchasedMay 2017
1 comment
Hey Nick, Thanks for reaching out and letting us know what you think about your vacuum cleaner. We're happy to hear the vacuum has succeeded in meeting your expectations. Thanks for sharing this and take care! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Its Great

I have never tip the vacuum over. This unit is small and gets vacuumed everyday and it has good suction if it is cleaned properly after each couple of uses. The only issue I have with the vacuum cleaner is the placement of the filters and the filters need to be cleaned properly

Date PurchasedFeb 2018
1 comment
Thanks for your review, Rachel! We appreciate it. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Value for money

Okay we owned this vacuum cleaner for about 8 months was working great for about 6 of those 8 months but then started to lose quite a bit of suction switch was a bit of a let down but over all you do get what you pay for I say buy a decent Dyson that will last years longer

Date PurchasedApr 2017
1 comment
Hi there, Thanks for the feedback on this vacuum cleaner. We appreciate the time you took to share this, as it's always good to know what people really think of our products. This way, we can look for ways to improve it. If you have any questions, kindly reach out to us on 1300 363 391. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

great little machine

we are really happy with this new vacuum, it works great and comes with all sorts of extra attachments which makes cleaning couches etc really easy. with it being bagless it means that we no longer have to buy extra parts for it all the time and its easy to empty

Date PurchasedApr 2017
1 comment
Hey there, Andrew, Great to see you've taken the time to share your experience here with us and the world. ;) And it goes without saying, we're very delighted to hear how you love your new vacuum. A clean home is a happy home! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Very good if you clean the filter each time

Have been using for 2 years and still very good conditions.

However, if you don’t clean the filter ( empty the container and wash the sponge) power decreases significantly, but you can not wash the hepa filter ( we washed the filter and smells bad now)

So We bought a new hepa filter at eBay about 10 dollar, so I think we can keep using for next several years.

Date PurchasedFeb 2016
1 comment
Hi there, Thanks for sharing your experiences here with us. They are very valuable to us, so we appreciate the fact you've taken the time to reach out. :) Good to hear you are enjoying your vacuum cleaner. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Powerful Little Sucker

Dad joke right there in the title - anyway its true! This is a very compact vacuum but sucks like anything - especially when just cleaned. Thats is to say it has more suction at first and loses it a bit as it fills up. I think that is because of the bagless design. It is well made and has a decent cord length. The only negative is emptying it is a bit messy. Good vac overall.

Date PurchasedSep 2017
1 comment
Hi, there. Thanks for your valuable yet hilarious review. We're happy to hear your PowerPro is performing as expected. :) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team.

Cheap and Best

Extremely powerful and good value for money. I bought it a year ago. One of the pretty good budget product which comes with 2 year warranty. I bought it in May 2017 and worked absolutely great. Great value for money. Suction power is remarkable. One of the best product from philips

Date PurchasedFeb 2017
1 comment
Hi Vince, great to read all of this. Thanks a lot for writing down your experiences, we really appreciate the feedback! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Good, but loses suction if not cleaned frequently

This is a pretty good budget vacuum that comes with a 2 year warranty.

It's good value for money but requires regular maintenance to work effectively.

I bought it in May 2017 and it worked fine without any cleaning of the filter or HEPA system. However since February 2018 I noticed the vacuum lost suction completely. I did a through clean of the entire vacuum and that improved the suction. However it often loses some suction and I have to clean it again. For some reason I have to clean it pretty much every time I use it. Since I'm just using it for ordinary domestic use, not sure why all of a sudden it needs more frequent cleaning. Anyway, I'm waiting to see if the problem continues.

I would recommend getting a vacuum cleaner with a bag (rather than bagless) because it's easier to clean the dust by just throwing out a bag rather than physically scraping it off.

Date PurchasedMay 2017

Awesome vacuum and price is great value.

Super happy with this purchase. Great suction and maneuvers well around the house. Great over all our house surfsces-carpet, vinyl and tiles. Easy to use, and clean. Quality product for a great price. Light weight compared go some other vacuums. Only thing that would be handy is a longer cord, but no biggy.

Date PurchasedMay 2017

Love it when it works

When I first purchased my Philips vacuum cleaner last September I was over the moon. This vacuum cleaner is light and it's suction was super powerful. However, last week, only 5 months after buying this, the suction does not work. It barely picks up a thing. Have tried cleaning it etc but it's still not working. Waiting to hear back on how this will be rectified. It's a nice practical design. Wish the power would work.

Date PurchasedSep 2017
3 comments
Thanks for sharing your experience with our PowerPro, Flabbergasted. We'd like to see if we could make you fall in love with your PowerPro again like you've been last September. Luckily, an issue like this is easily resolved most of the time. As either the container might be full, or the hose, tube or nozzle is blocked. Could you check this? It might even be the case that the brush is blocked by entangled hair. If that doesn't do the trick just yet, please check out if the filter might be dirty, as that might also be influencing the power of the vacuum. Alternatively you could contact us directly on 1300 363 391 if you're located in Australia. If you're located elsewhere, please find us through http://philips.com/support/. Many thanks! Kind regards, The Philips Australia TeamHi there. Yes I did check all of the above. It turns out the small foam filter at the back fills up quickly. So chatted with the company I purchased it from and now after patting the dust out, it works again. It's a great vacuum barr this. ThanksHi there, Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear that the matter is now resolved. Have a great day! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Great value for money

I got this thinking it will do until I can afford a pricer vacuum but I am amazed at how well this thing works. It is easy to move around, easy to empty and does a great job every time I use it. I have had a Dyson vac in the past and was expecting this to be much less in comparison but its not! It is worth every cent paid for it and would encourage anyone considering one of these to do it and you wont regret the purchase.

Date PurchasedFeb 2016
1 comment
Hi Kerry, It sounds like we're dealing with a fan here. :-) Thank you for your positive review here. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Really Good Bagless Suction

This Vacuum has great power from the motor. The filter only needs to be cleaned once a month, vacuum canister is easy to clean also. Vacuum keeps the dust inside instead of it leaking from a bag. The body is light and durable going around corners, edges and tiles. I really am happy with this model.

Date PurchasedApr 2017
1 comment
Hi there, Congratulations on your new purchase. Glad to hear that the vacuum cleaner is such a good addition to your household and gets into all the corners. Thank you for sharing your positive review here. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Does the job, good value for money

I was looking for an alternative bagless vacuum cleaner that is not Dyson as they are overpriced I feel. The suction is good and it is easy to maneuver. The amazing thing is that it will not lose suction as it is bagless. However, it may be slightly too loud for my liking. Works great on carpet and tiles (Kitchens). For the price I paid for and what it can do, I really can't complain. It is good for what I paid for. Overall, I am happy.

Date PurchasedJul 2007
1 comment
Thanks for the fair review, Bernard. It's great to see you're happy with the vacuum and that there are still point we could improve upon. We're always looking to improve so we're thankful for the feedback. :) Do let us know if there's anything we could help with and have a great day for now! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Wow just love my Philips Vaccum

This is the second one I have brought and cannot praise the vacum cleaner high enough that I have encouraged my son and his partner to buiy one - the suctioning is good and it is so light weight. Due to living on a property with plenty of dust - my vacum is so reliable

Date PurchasedDec 2017
1 comment
Hi there, Kosmo. Thank you for the taking to time to share your review with us. We're happy to hear that you like our vacuum cleaner, so much so that you've encouraged others to purchase one as well! Enjoy your vacuum cleaner. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

GREAT MACHINE - best i've used

Great powerful machine that effortlessly sucks up all manner of rubbish on wood floors, carpets and tiles. Also has a filter so the air is not smelly as a result. Easy to empty canister and all filters easy to access. Also easy to take apart and pack away. Definitely a great machine. Beats anything I have used kn the last 20 years !!

Date PurchasedOct 2017
1 comment
Thank you, Zorro! Hopefully, it doesn't suck up your mask effortlessly. ;) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Amazing value for money!

I just hope this little beast never loses its suction because it's just amazing! Sure you could get much better if you pay more but for $150 this is a great vacuum cleaner that does the job. I personally like that it's not bulky and too noisy and as mentioned suction is much more powerful than most of the other 1800w models.

Date PurchasedOct 2017
1 comment
Yes! That's great to hear. Thanks for your review. We're glad to hear you have been so impressed with the results so far. If you ever do have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us on 1300 363 391. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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Questions & Answers

Anyway to unclip and slide out the clear plastic attachment inside the drum, top of the middle divider, for cleaning on the FC9350? it's full of dust. Looks like possibly a tool is required to depress something from the bottom of it maybe.
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Yellow box around the area in this picture https://www.dropbox.com/s/obxbnl6pnc5esjy/20181226_125255.jpg?dl=0Thanks for reaching out, Tim. It does look like this part is non-detachable by specification. If you want, you could reach out to us on 1300 363 391 (AU) or on 0800 658 224 (NZ) if you'd like to discuss this further. Perhaps there are other solutions to the thing that you're trying to do, but from this question we're not quite sure what that might be. We would like to hear from you! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Hi! I have been using my Philips FC9921 PowerPro for 18 months now, and it has slowly started to decrease its suction power. The thing is, I have cleaned the filters as shown by Philips videos, and it's almost completely useless. Is it planned obsolescence and I have to buy a new one or might something other than dirty filters be going on? Thank you.
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Hi Tania. Thank you for your question. We can imagine the inconvenience of your vacuum cleaner losing its suction power, so let's see how we can solve this for you. Could you please check whether anything is stuck in the nozzle or the hose? Another tip is to empty the dust bucket and make sure the filter cylinder is clean. The filter cylinder is located inside the filter cylinder case which is placed in the dust bucket. As you mentioned you have already cleaned the filters, we can rule that out as a possible cause. Should cleaning the dust bucket and the filter cylinder not improve anything, we'd like to ask you to get in contact with our support so that we can look into further options. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@PhilipsCare) or on our contact pages: https://bit.ly/2rzfAHh (AU) or https://bit.ly/2SN2aTy (NZ). We'll gladly look into this for you! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team.

Hi! It is impossible to open the dust box. It's somehow stuck. This happens very often but this time is just imposible to open it. Any tips?
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Hi, Stella. Thanks for taking the time to reach out about this here. We're not entirely sure what the situation with your vacuum cleaner is like. What helped to open it on previous occassions? We think we're able to offer you better assistance if you reach out to us on one our social media channels, where we can have a look at your vacuum cleaner as well. Alternatively, you could get in touch with our colleagues here: AU 1300 363 391, NZ 0800 658 224. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Details

PowerPro FC8473/72PowerPro FC8472/71PowerPro FC8477/91PowerPro FC8470/01
Bin Capacity1.5 L1.5 L1.5 L
HEPA FilterYesYesYesYes
Weight4.5 kg4.5 kg4.5 kg4.5 kg
TypeBaglessBaglessBaglessBagless
Cord Length 6 m6 m5 m
Power1,800 W1,800 W750 W1,600 W
Suction (Air Watts) 350 AW350 AW

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