Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Demo model still working strong
During a Godfreys sale was on search for another brand that sold out. Was shown this model but there was only the display model left. That was nearly 2 years ago. This lil' machine is still running as good as new. The 1800 Watt motor out performs the replaced 2400 Watt Hoover. Have only replaced a filter once in the time since then. Just tap the filter lightly after emptying the canister. Generous power cable makes maneuvering simple. Very pleased.
Cons - Plastics and attachments aren't as premium as they could be
Filters not as widely available in retail stores
Powerful but only lasted a year
Was really happy initially with this machine. Suction was great and the adjustable handle was easy to change. The suction control was, again, easily changeable using the slide control on the base unit. Along with the excellent suction comes the increased noise but this is what happens when you by and use a powerful machine. As I said, a great vacuum that was very compact and came in a lovely purple colour, however , the machine just stopped one day, never to start again. No power surge and no reason, after only having been used for a little ove...r a year. Very disappointing and unfortunately due to this longevity I won't be purchasing another phillips, but was good while it lasted! The bagless vacuum is a great idea but the capacity meant that we were emptying after every use-which of course is recommended but not always convenient!
Worst Hoover ever
When I initially purchased this Hoover it was fine but after a very short period of time, the suction became non-existent, we cleaner the filter as instructed and it was a little better but rapidly deteriorated and cleaning the filter again did not remedy the problem we went back to the shop and received a replacement and again that was fine for a few weeks but again there is no suction and we have a clean filter and empty Hoover, very disappointing.I am going to have buy a new Hoover agin, never never never will I buy Phillips!
Questions & Answers
Hi, is it possible to vacuum while holding the vacuum cleaner with one hand using the dust tray handle, without it falling apart? I need to vacuum on top of some clothes cabinets. Thanks!
I lose the cover of my vacuum where I can buy it?
Thanks for shooting us a message! For spare parts we'd recommend to get in touch with a local team. If you're situated in Australia, you could find us on 1300 363 391. Otherwise it might be best to find us over here: http://philips.com/support/.
We are rooting for you in your journey to find a new cover for your PowerPro!
The Philips Australia Team
where is suction power regulator?
Dolores , there is no suction regulator on the Philips vac model FC 8472 ( and similar models FC 8470 - FC 8477 ) The slide on the hose near where you hold it only opens and closes for whatever reason I do not know , but , in doing so ( opening ) it does reduce suction . Hope this helps ... Edward , Gawler SA
Good question! As Edward mentioned above, the regulator is usually located on the hose handle. You can use the sliding button to regulate the suction power.
The Philips Australia Team
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