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Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« on: May 15, 2014, 10:24:11 AM »
Picked a Miele off of freecycle earlier, had lived in a landrover nut's barn for 8 years.

Opened it up and discovered a little mouse. The missus picked it up  :snivel: but it jumped free and legged it. Took the chewed bag out and...







We had no idea what to do with them tbh although they were cute. After letting Eva have a good look we jumped in the car and went to our local wildlife hospital place thing...





Where they got triaged and fed. They will be hand reared until their old enough to be released into the wild.

Anyone top that? :king:
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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 10:44:19 AM »
That is amazing!  :o

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 11:36:23 AM »
A Miele turbo tool was brought in cos it wasn't turning. Found the smallest thong  :o stuck inside, boys couldn't wait to see who came to collect.


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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 11:53:21 AM »
Was she hot?  :reading:
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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 12:07:23 PM »
Not for me to say but she wasn't as skinny as it would have suggested. I Put the item in a brown envelope saying she might want it back. Her boyfriend who also came in insisted on opening the envelope. She was mortified. Then started to explain thy were worn when she did aerobics - boyfriend said she should not say anymore as making it worse  :))

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 01:56:05 PM »
Blimey! Don't think anyone will beat the cute mice babies!!

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2017, 05:55:31 AM »
A complete wasps nest inside the handle of a hoover floor polisher! (Same design as senior handle).
Poor darlings were dead tho, but preserved nonetheless.

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2017, 12:36:03 PM »
Worst thing I have found in a vacumm cleaner is Human  :censored: from a care home brought in to work for a "service" as it was not picking up as it should and had a very nasty smell,

 :sick0012: :sick0012: :sick0012: :sick0012: :sick0012:


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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 11:52:44 PM »
Worst thing I have found in a vacumm cleaner is Human  :censored: from a care home brought in to work for a "service" as it was not picking up as it should and had a very nasty smell,

 :sick0012: :sick0012: :sick0012: :sick0012: :sick0012:

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2017, 12:16:17 PM »
Nope charged extra for the urm extras that was in them and they have been back with the same issues  :sick0012: :sick0012: :sick0012:

nothing safety glasses a mask and disinfectant can't resolve.

Also had a bosch cylinder in that had vomit in now that almost got bounced out of the shop but haay if it was easy everyone would be doing it.

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2017, 04:45:36 PM »
Nope charged extra for the urm extras that was in them and they have been back with the same issues  :sick0012: :sick0012: :sick0012:

nothing safety glasses a mask and disinfectant can't resolve.

Also had a bosch cylinder in that had vomit in now that almost got bounced out of the shop but haay if it was easy everyone would be doing it.
If I were the manager there I'd be firing the idiot who keeps vacuuming that stuff up.  That's just a sign of laziness or stupidity.

Ugh.
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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2017, 10:41:45 PM »
My apologies if this has been covered before, but I thought it might be worth mentioning what was found in a DC07 I gave my daughter a few weeks ago, and which was returned to me this week with the comment "it doesn't suck, and blows fluff out".

A quick inspection revealed a u-bend completely clogged with sweet wrappers, cotton buds, a plastic dinosaur, a pencil, a child's paintbrush and most of the family Labrador's coat. So far, so bad. The machine also wouldn't stand up, due to the usual problem with the changeover valve mechanism. Easily fixed. The hose and wand were totally blocked virtually from top to bottom with more bits of Labrador, a sticky sweet, and numerous wrappers, etc. Principal cause of the blockage - a bulb of garlic. I was, for a while, speechless. Anybody found anything odder than this? Daughter just shrugged her shoulders.........

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2017, 11:26:07 PM »
On a couple occasions I have had dog cr-p been sucked up in a dc14 and a dc24 these where brought in when I was out on a service call,  after a phone call they where collected next day by a very abusive
female  :dead-dyson:
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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2017, 01:22:34 AM »
 :chuckle:

Had a brand new henry a few years ago come back, customer managed to block the hose, cleared that to reveal cat sh*t.

i refused to clean it out, told boss it was a health hazard.
If it was assembled it can be disassembled - if we can't repair it then it probably isn't worth repairing !

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Re: Whats the worst thing youve found in a vacuum cleaner?
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2017, 01:28:48 PM »
Used, set solid cat litter  :sick0012:

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