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Offline ollivacguy

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How good is a cheap Miele?
« on: August 11, 2018, 11:36:51 PM »
The Purchase

a few months back I was perusing the vacuum forums on Facebook and came across a Miele C3 in my very small village for all of 10!!! instantly I knew I should buy it. If you don't know C3 was launched in 2014 to comply with the EU regulations, which means my Miele could be up to 4 years old. My general Miele knowledge tells me it is a bottom spec C3 so nothing particularly special however when new it was still a Miele and they don't come cheap! After a very short email session with the seller, the sale had been agreed and I was due to collect it the following weekend.

First Impressions

I was made aware by the seller that the cleaner had "some minor issues" these Mieles have a few faults, one being the cord rewind so when he said it needed a new motor I knew exactly which area to go to. As soon as I got it home I opened it up and was greeted by a complete mess within the motor.

Post Op Opinion
After a clean out and a service the cleaner was looking practically new, in fact, I blame generic pattern bags for the mess created in the motor. I gave it a few runs around my house and concluded that I wasn't, in fact, a bad cleaner, I have quite a deep pile carpet and a straight suction cleaner usually jumps but thanks to the speed control on the Miele it glides over the pile without issue. The cleaner Itself isn't too cumbersome like a Henry but it doesn't maneuver perfectly on thicker carpet due to the smaller wheels.

Verdict

For under 150 I think the C3 is a good buy, yes the parts are expensive however the machine is a quality product and is built to last. for the money I paid I couldn't be happier but feel if id bought it new I wouldn't like it quite as much. like all cleaners, it's down to your home situation and whether or not it will work with you, however, it is ideal for what I want and what I need. the comfort rewind is lovely and does save time. if you like tech then buy a high spec model but if you just want a Miele then buy a bottom range as simple as you like C3 powerline.


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Re: How good is a cheap Miele?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 01:07:35 PM »
People do seem to think that pattern bags kill Miele vacuums.

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Re: How good is a cheap Miele?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 10:44:23 PM »
Thats because they do

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j6nH6rTHBc" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j6nH6rTHBc</a>

Even the copy hepaflo type ones cant cope, there's just so much airflow that the fine dust is pulled straight through! Seen it so many times now!

They are the only vacuum I have seen it on more than once though, everything else seems fine, although apparently Numatics can do it with the pattern hepaflo bags, but I've not really used one enough to reliably compare.

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Re: How good is a cheap Miele?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 12:56:43 AM »
Thats because they do

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j6nH6rTHBc" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j6nH6rTHBc</a>

Even the copy hepaflo type ones cant cope, there's just so much airflow that the fine dust is pulled straight through! Seen it so many times now!

They are the only vacuum I have seen it on more than once though, everything else seems fine, although apparently Numatics can do it with the pattern hepaflo bags, but I've not really used one enough to reliably compare.

The fake hepa flos for Numatics do lea dirt but not on this scale!


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Re: How good is a cheap Miele?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 11:46:46 PM »
Pattern bags really kill Mieles. I tired a pattern one and after three short uses it had leaked dust in the compartment.

 

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