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Other Vacuum Cleaners & Site Suggestions => Sebo Vacuum Cleaners => Topic started by: Parwaz7862 on February 25, 2017, 01:01:21 AM

Title: Sebo X4
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 25, 2017, 01:01:21 AM
I got my Sebo X4 with a ton of bags (was 80) but swapped for a DC40, have never ever used anything like this before or similar.

So after giving it a good go around the house, I'm starting to wonder why do people like these so much? I was expecting carpet munching performance but it's about the same as my DC41 mk2 :| :| :|

I like the vacuum, it's a nice design for me ATM, it's growing on me, till I get bored of it.

The grooming is fine, the computer thing is bloody annoying, I have to lay the machine so the head is off the floor to make the brush go down and after that, it works quite well for about 5 secs till the head raises again.

Apart from that, good vacuum! Nothing absolutely extravagantly amazing tho :( The hose in the wand thing is weird though, I need to get used to that.
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: ollivacguy on February 25, 2017, 01:43:17 AM
I've never found the auto height adjustment an issue, its all on the brush roll wear
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 25, 2017, 01:52:53 AM
I guess so, but it doesn't seem as satisfying to vacuum with though even though it should improve the airflow :/
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 25, 2017, 04:36:33 PM
Right, used it around the house and including the stairs this time, the stair hose literally pops off when trying to clean like the 7th stair :| I know there's an extension hose available but really?

Also there's no seal in the wand :/

Wish it had a manual height adjuster, I don't see the rave for these machines, can anyone enlighten me?

Rusty? You loved your Sebo...
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: RustySkull on February 25, 2017, 08:18:00 PM
Right, used it around the house and including the stairs this time, the stair hose literally pops off when trying to clean like the 7th stair :| I know there's an extension hose available but really?

Also there's no seal in the wand :/

Wish it had a manual height adjuster, I don't see the rave for these machines, can anyone enlighten me?

Rusty? You loved your Sebo...

I do indeed still love my Sebo, the reason I imported a G1 is because I wanted manual height control because I hate computers doing things for me.

My hose won't come off no matter how hard I pull it, I've just tried so yours is obviously demented in some way. (Yes the hose is very short mind you, but that's not something I care about).

Now that mine actually works after that initial belt issue it's a brilliant Vacuum.
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 25, 2017, 09:57:14 PM
Hmmm.... I may be better off with an Ensign SM2
I'm gonna keep the Sebo for now as I do like it, was just expecting carpet munching performance though 😂
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: RustySkull on February 25, 2017, 10:12:48 PM
I think you're just a fool, you say your Kirby's don't suck very well, but mine pull themselves a long and pull the carpet up if you lift it straight up...
Now you say your Sebo doesn't perform well, but mine performs extraordinarily well... 
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: Elgin on February 25, 2017, 10:29:28 PM
Haha, Rusty... That was a bit funny to me
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: RustySkull on February 25, 2017, 10:33:33 PM
I'm sorry about that Elgin lol.
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 26, 2017, 01:01:07 AM
I think you're just a fool, you say your Kirby's don't suck very well, but mine pull themselves a long and pull the carpet up if you lift it straight up...
Now you say your Sebo doesn't perform well, but mine performs extraordinarily well...


Ermmm the Kirbys suck carpets off VERY hard they are good carpet munchers. They just don't drag themselves forward like other vacs! Because their brushrolls are soft.

Sebos are good,  I find them average for a vacuum TBH. People rave about Sebos  and I don't see why, they do clean well but to an average level, nothing TOO powerful, the computer thing is annoying though.

And the Sebo wand is weird :| The hose sucks in and out when its on the machine which is nothing really but still :|

Stop being a stirring boob.

Edit: I used my Sentria this evening, best Kirby I've used.
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: RustySkull on February 26, 2017, 10:22:26 AM
Ermmm the Kirbys suck carpets off VERY hard they are good carpet munchers. They just don't drag themselves forward like other vacs! Because their brushrolls are soft.

Yours might not but mine do, the Legend II does it best it'll shoot across the room and the brush isn't soft, yours are just worn out.

And the Sebo wand is weird :| The hose sucks in and out when its on the machine which is nothing really but still :|

It's suppose to do that.
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 26, 2017, 02:09:35 PM
I know it's supposed to do that but still odd though :|

And the Legend/Hertiage models do it best because their brushrolls are more dense like Sebo and DC25s, compared to the sparse bristles on the G series

I have my boshroll on the lowest setting on the Kirby and it does move itself forward but not as fast as like... a Hoover junior or TP1
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: Elgin on February 26, 2017, 03:31:49 PM
I know it's supposed to do that but still odd though :|

And the Legend/Hertiage models do it best because their brushrolls are more dense like Sebo and DC25s, compared to the sparse bristles on the G series

I have my boshroll on the lowest setting on the Kirby and it does move itself forward but not as fast as like... a Hoover junior or TP1

I noticed my DC04 De Stijl pulls itself along very slowly if you just hold it up and just like leave it, it will move along slowly,
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: RustySkull on February 26, 2017, 03:59:49 PM
I know it's supposed to do that but still odd though :|
And the Legend/Hertiage models do it best because their brushrolls are more dense like Sebo and DC25s, compared to the sparse bristles on the G series

It's because the G series has TechDrive which even when switched off still presents drag. Plus the added weight.

Come on Parwaz you claim to be non-Japanese but you still think like one.
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: Parwaz7862 on February 26, 2017, 04:01:37 PM
And the different brushroll. Yes the weight could be one as well
I'm not Japanese
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: beko1987 on May 08, 2017, 04:27:43 PM
I used an x1.1 for a few months and it was OK. Grooming was nothing special, you get used to holding the handle when using the tools, but it worked fine, was light and no frills.

Not sure I'd sink proper dollar into one, and if I suddenly did I'd hunt out an SM1 with manual height control (which was the best bit about my sm2, but it was too large for domestic use!). But their main USP is if you want a machine to be battered about by people who don't give a shit whilst cleaning offices, shops etc, you go for a Sebo (or henry, but it's brushroll vs no brushroll that argument!)

I'm in a Sebo mood today, with my X4 and I might have inquired about a cheap X1.1 just now too...
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: Elgin on May 08, 2017, 06:36:25 PM
I used an x1.1 for a few months and it was OK. Grooming was nothing special, you get used to holding the handle when using the tools, but it worked fine, was light and no frills.

Not sure I'd sink proper dollar into one, and if I suddenly did I'd hunt out an SM1 with manual height control (which was the best bit about my sm2, but it was too large for domestic use!). But their main USP is if you want a machine to be battered about by people who don't give a shit whilst cleaning offices, shops etc, you go for a Sebo (or henry, but it's brushroll vs no brushroll that argument!)

I'm in a Sebo mood today, with my X4 and I might have inquired about a cheap X1.1 just now too...
Our schools BS36 is well battered and still works fine and no broken pieces - they are really good strength I think, the only thing I noticed with our school one is the brushroll manual height adjustment was set to 3 and on the very short carpets the brushroll warning light keeps flashing on and off...
Title: Re: Sebo X4
Post by: RustySkull on May 14, 2017, 10:14:04 AM
Have it on the lowest setting ALWAYS.