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shark vacuum
« on: April 26, 2018, 07:49:44 PM »
picked up a shark lift off for 20 pounds low suction ,sorted suction out blocked pipe ,I think its not a bad  machine whats your views


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Re: shark vacuum
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 09:06:51 PM »
Funnily enough i saw one today for first time.
Sold a refurbed DC14 to a lady who's a cleaner for some rich guy - her own is a shark lift off.

I asked about it and she said she likes it, said it was better than her other dyson ball.

I wasn't keen on it's looks tbh
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: shark vacuum
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 11:37:58 PM »
I acquired one this week. I can't say I am thrilled about it.

We get them in the shop blocked up occasionally. I see no notable design or engineering there.

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Re: shark vacuum
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 05:22:55 AM »
I acquired one this week. I can't say I am thrilled about it.

We get them in the shop blocked up occasionally. I see no notable design or engineering there.

They're everywhere in the U.S, I've already fixed 3 of them for family friends. 

Low quality plastics break easily, and the filter clogs almost immediately due to bad cyclonic separator design, (which obviously leads to motor failure if ignored)
Overall just badly designed machines.   I personally think they look and feel really cheap/ugly/tacky, especially the power switches.
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Re: shark vacuum
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 11:16:25 AM »
I personally think they look and feel really cheap/ugly/tacky, especially the power switches.

Yes, I'd agree with that too.

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Re: shark vacuum
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 04:54:31 PM »
Cheers for the heads up, Ampere Husky. I was actually about to get one of those. Dodged a bullet by the looks of it.
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Re: shark vacuum
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2018, 07:14:18 PM »
Cheers for the heads up, Ampere Husky. I was actually about to get one of those. Dodged a bullet by the looks of it.

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