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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2017, 05:19:36 PM »
I just fixed up (And sold for $20, so it wasn't so bad for 2 hours of work while watching TV) a POS Bissell Easyvac.

It fired up but had no suction.   I open it up and found a 1/2 lb of cat hair matted in the hose, beater bar and in the motor housing.  I also got out a 1/4 cup of cat litter (mud and sand), 3 tissues and a rubber band.  The HEPA filter got so plugged that hair started going around it, getting into the motor and housing.  The motor looked like this:



with hair coming out of all the bits.  The seam of the housing was exactly the same. 

All in all, 10/10 would fix again.
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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2017, 12:06:48 AM »
I've found a two pence piece up the wand which was stuck really fast. Had to ram it with a broom handle to dislodge it.
Seller had said it was temperamental. The coin was rotating in the pipe like a valve - open...shut.

My last DC04 strip was obvious what the problem was as the soleplate was flexing outwards under the pressure of hair wrapped round the brush roll. A real Cousin It!

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2017, 12:26:35 AM »
not so strange, but in january when the vacs arrive in numbers blocked is funny.
tinsel, pine needles, the crappy toys from xmas crackers...
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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2017, 01:17:40 AM »
I've found a two pence piece up the wand which was stuck really fast. Had to ram it with a broom handle to dislodge it.
Seller had said it was temperamental. The coin was rotating in the pipe like a valve - open...shut.

We have had that one quite a few times.


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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2017, 10:01:37 AM »
I can update my original post. I was at my son's house at the weekend, and his girlfriend proudly told me that she had resolved a poor suction problem on their Dyson. My son (who uses shotguns professionally, and for sport), had picked up a live small-bore cartridge, which had lodged in the cleaner. The possible consequences don't bear thinking about.....
I shouldn't really be too surprised. I was replacing the belts on our DC07 on an almost weekly basis when he lived at home, always due to the ingestion of large objects.

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2017, 11:37:45 AM »
not so strange, but in january when the vacs arrive in numbers blocked is funny.
tinsel, pine needles, the crappy toys from xmas crackers...

So that still happens then. January was always a profitable month for that very reason.

Many years ago, about 25 to 30, I got a call from a shop on an RAF base to say that a pet gerbil had somehow got into their suction cleaner and was trapped in the hose. Can't remember all the details as it was a long time ago, but I did finally manage to get it out unharmed.   


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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2017, 04:07:26 PM »
Had many a coin in the wand, bugger to shift sometimes.

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2017, 06:14:15 PM »
I seem to get all the crap jobs.
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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2017, 01:18:13 AM »
I had 2 Vorwerks to fix recently, an old dear that Amy knows. Bit of soldering on a broken wire and an unclog later, they work fine. When she collected them, she bought an 'old hoover' round she found in her loft.

It was a fabulous Goblin Solo!

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Utterly filthy, and with a broken cable. But what did I find in the bag compartment?

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3 dry mice!

Tipped those out, new cable, drop of oil on the motor, good clean of the seals, wipe down of the plastics and a new post filter made from a cut up numatic hepaflo bag and job done, worked perfectly!

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2017, 02:48:22 PM »
*snip* *snip* *snip* if I ever find a mouse in a vacuum I'd throw it away!

I don't know how you can cope :o
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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2017, 02:50:57 PM »
It's only a mouse! You Chinese eat dogs, a little mouse should be like a malteaser is to us europeans...
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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2017, 02:51:53 PM »
It's a mouse not a black mamba  :boggleeye:

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2017, 02:54:02 PM »
 I hope you never have a cat
 Ours bought in a live rat and let it go in our bedroom. Took over an hour to catch it and let it go.

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2017, 02:57:27 PM »
We had a rat infestation in our old flat when the shop downstairs had the drains done. They let us off the last months rent and refunded the deposit in full when we moved out (the lady who ran the shop owned the flat), my apocolyptic anger may have helped there!

Don't like rats, mice are OK. I want to get Eva a hamster when she's a touch older
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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2017, 03:11:06 PM »
I'm not Chinese tho either haha :)) It's a phobia of mine, idk why but they are just... Nope!

We have two cats which we started to get a month ago (a cat and a kitten)

Hope that never happens :o

I kinda want a dog, I think they are awesome ;D
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