Can this Vacuum be saved?
April 26, 2005 2:55 PM   Subscribe

My Bravo bagless vacuum cleaner, which I bought for around 80 bucks to clean the one carpeted room in my house, is making scary noises. Should I take it to a vacuum repair shop for a check/tune-up, or are lower end models like mine not worth the cost of repair?

I've had it for about 2 years, and I've never changed anything on the cleaner - filters and whatnot - because I was ignorant in the ways of vacuums. I have since been enlightened. Replacement thingies would cost about $40, and I don't want to spend the money only to learn that I've killed the beast through neglect. But I also don't want to spend more than the vacuum on a diagnosis/repair.
posted by bibliowench to Home & Garden (2 answers total)
I just replaced the brush roller in my eureka and it was pretty easy. It was making a great deal of noise because the bearings were shot on one end. It cost me about $25 for the roller from the Eureka web site. I'd say it's worth taking it apart yourself and taking a look. THere's only so much taking apart you can do, so go for it. Turn it upside down on a table and lay out the parts in order as you take it apart. There probably won't be more than 5 parts.

I hear the Dyson vacs are great - but then they cost about $500.
posted by Red58 at 3:24 PM on April 26, 2005

Last time I looked into repairing a vacuum, it was going to be about $40, and I didn't think my vacuum was worth that.

Have you tried calling a vacuum repair shop and asking for an estimate?
posted by grouse at 3:24 PM on April 26, 2005

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