No better Pet Vax available.
I've had my Pet Vax for 20 years and i'ts used a few times a week & having had a couple of Bull Terriers during this time the vacuum cleaner gets a good workout sucking the hair & sand off the lounge and carpets.
Purchased in June 2000 for $699.00.
Gets right into the carpet
This is my second VAX carpet cleaner. I had the first one for 8 years but then had an unfortunate accident where it fell into my swimming pool! Amazingly, the vacuum kept working, but the motor that powers the carpet cleaning function wasn't so lucky.
So I went out to buy a new one. The original model that I had was discontinued, but this is the new version. I paid $289 for it from Harris Scarfe at Carindale in Brisbane.
The machine works in three ways. First of all, it can be a regular dry vacuum cleaner. It uses a paper dust bag for thi...s, two of which are supplied. or it can be used as a wet / dry vacuum for mopping up spills. In this mode, you remove the paper dust bag. There are clear instructions on how to set the machine up for each of these modes, and it's pretty easy to do, taking just a couple of minutes to switch from one to the other. Lastly, it can act as a carpet cleaner. In this mode, you fill a reservoir with cleaning solution and water. One bottle of solution is supplied. Then you start vacuuming in the normal way, but press an extra button on top of the unit that activates a motor that pumps the cleaning solution out of the reservoir, down some tubing, and sprays it out underneath the cleaning head. The solution gets into the carpet and is then sucked back into the machine taking the dirt with it. A range of different cleaning tools are included. The star of the show is the Spin Scrub wash head. This consists of a number of small circular brushes that rotate and get down into the carpet fibres, scrubbing them clean. You use this head whilst in carpet cleaning mode. There's a traditional turbo brush head, and mini turbo head, that you use when dry vacuuming. They brush into the carpet to loosen the dirt which is then sucked into the cleaner.
Serviceable but also won't break
Basically the same machine weather it's called a V12 vx5 ECT uses a double pass brushed motor witch is also used in some Pullman vacuums the pump costs approx $40 au depending where you order it from the last one I fixed was an older model (the same machine ) it was 16 years old motor was perfect the pump was old and seasd that is back in service again they will run forever my new one because I wanted it I got mid year and it's just as fantastic as the old models from Bunnings $300 au can't go wrong
If you have a husky this is the vac for you!
Removes pet hair with ease. Best vacuum, I have used for pet hair ever!
I have two huskies and my old vacuum used to take 15 mins to vacuum one room.
This one less than 5 mins. Could not recommend more if you have a pet. Great value for money. Has a lot of accessories I am yet to try.
They say things aren't built like they use to be. But this is one of the rare things that can still be used for multiple purposes, wet/dry, has adjustable suction & really strong suction. The bags are large which means less trips to the bin, the filters can either be washed or replaced so no need to splash out unnecessary $$. Love it! Love Vax!
Wonderful first few times.....
We loved the new vax the first few times we used the turbo head. But after the third time we had to pull it apart as it was choked with fur. So now we have to clean it every few weeks. Also I find that the wand sometimes falls off the handle - and always manages to land on my toes!
Best and strongest suction floor & carpet vacuum/shampoo cleaner i have ever used.
I am on to my 2nd Pet Vax floor/carpet vacuum cleaner/ carpet shampooer because both have been so good.
Even at the price they are well worth the expense and have paid for themselves numerous times.
Cleans up dirty water easily & with a liquid volume of est +10 litres easily & quickly.
Because of the wheels they can be used easily by anyone, it does not even look as if it is on wheels because they are tucked away underneath the machine. Regards Craig A
Vax is the greatest cleaner i have owened
This is the third Vax machine that i have owned i only got this new one as i gave my daughter my old one and i wanted to try the Pet vax.If i ever have to get a new vacuum cleaner again it will be a Vax.I most definatly buy Vax if i need to replace this one.
I like everything about i think it would outdo ant of those ones they try to sell on tv
There is only one thing it could come with a couple more hose clips for the wet hose.
Whlist this vaccum gets off surface dirt, it does not deep clean. When my old hoover upright broke I brought the pet vax and about three months after having it started to sneeze all the time when I was at home. I borrowed a friends upright hoover and was appalled at the dust that came out of my carpet. The vax only picks the surface stuff and leaves all of the dust in the pile of the carpet. Carpet looks clean, but it isn't. I still use the turbo brush to do couches and use the washing attachments for stains but have brought another Hoover to d...o all of my carpets, no more sneezing and I know they are clean. Easy to wheel around, lots of attachments, good upholstery turbo brush Does not deep clean only takes off surface dirt, leaves dust in carpet pile
A great machine for the price
I purchased my Pet Vax in January 2011 and have used it quite a lot since then. I love this machine. Don't get me wrong, it is not perfect. It has some silly things about it. Sometimes the tools fall off the barrel, other times the extension rod comes apart from the vacuum hose. What I love about this machine is that it does what it does well. It picks up the pet hair, it shampoos the carpets, it's great on hard floors and I have found ordering replacement filters on-line very handy. I also love how cheap it is to get replacements or refills. D...o not be fooled, this is not a professional quality machine, it is not a high pressure steam cleaner, it is however a rugged little vacuum that is perfect for cleaning or shampooing between professional steam cleans. For the price, I think this machine is a true gem. If it should fail, I will be buying another one to replace it. I think overall this is a great machine for what it is designed to do. Avoid the temptation to expect this sub $400 machine to do the same that a professional machine worth several thousands of dollars can do, and you will be very impressed with this product. A few minor changes to the design (locking parts into place) would be a great advantage.
I purchase the Pet Vax about 18months ago as my mum had a Vax from years ago and loves it and it is still going. This one I purchase has been only very disappointing. The attachment head gets stuck on the wand section (My husband cant even pull apart) which makes it very difficult to clear blockages. Have had blockages in the hose part which have not been any better to clear. Have found it harder to get filters from shops and have to order online through the Vax Shop. Not happy.
It shampoos the carpet reasonalby for in between cleans
Difficult to pull attachments apart. and suction deteriorates quite rapidly and frequently with blockages.
Have had ours for nearly five years and haven't had any problems with it and it does get a fair bit of use (2-3 times a week).
Great suction, easy to operate and handle
None that I can think of
Apart from the two minor issues, I would have to say this is a great vac. cleaner. Great for the car upholstery; wash brings it up like new. For large areas I'd recommend purchasing the shampoo head from your retailer (has little wheels on it - approx $40), this head makes the job easy as it glides over carpet. Also, I had to put some wide insulation tape around the ends of the pole as this stops the attachments becoming jammed on. I love this appliance, carpets look like new, smell great and dry in no time.
Large vac capacity, dual action - ca...
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Pleased could you tell me were l get spare parts for a vax model 2000
I never needed any other than the general maintenance filters which are available at any decent vacuum cleaner store or repair business,.
Where can I buy in Perth W.Australia and price please?
Price please and where to buy in Perth, any special deals.
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