My hubby is just the best! I got out our vacuum cleaner yesterday, vacuumed the kitchen area, and then started to vacuum the rug in the living room. Usually when I change the level thingy on the vacuum, I can feel it in how hard I have to push the vacuum on the rug. But, yesterday when I did it, nothing happened. Absolutely nothing. Everything seemed to be working okay, and then I opened up the bag container. Talk about a mess! The opening of the bag had popped off of its holder. So, I cleaned up, put it back on, and tried it again. No difference. CH suggested that we trash it and get a new one.
It's been a great vacuum cleaner for the past 13-14 years. We talked about getting a Dyson before, so I got on the laptop and looked around to see if there was a difference in price between the stores that have them. As I was doing that, I ran across a Hoover (same brand as our current one) that was more than 1/2 the price of a Dyson. The reviews were wonderful.
Buying a new vacuum is a very serious matter, especially since you can't try it out first and decide if it's going to work as well as the other one. The Hoover has served us well, but I knew that Dysons had a great reputation. I just wasn't sure if I wanted to spend that much money on a vacuum. But, as CH said, how often do we have to buy one?
In the end, we got another Hoover Windtunnel, but this one is bagless. And it has a retractable cord. After I vacuumed the living room rug, I had to empty the canister. Pepper (our Jack Russell mix) is a shedder. The fur in that canister could've been used to make another dog. I was amazed at how well it worked! And the noise, or lack of!
I've only used it once, but I'm extremely happy with our choice! Hoover didn't let us down!