This vacuum is most likely the best vacuum I have ever owned. The first week I owned it, my carpets were clean. In fact, if carpets could sparkle, mine did. A couple years have passed now. The carpets no longer "sparkle". In fact, they look down right dingy. Three dogs, three cats and 4 kids at home have a way of trashing carpet.
I decided to take apart the whole thing.
It is a bag-less vacuum. I got a screw driver and took the whole thing apart and washed it. Sadly, it still didn't suck well.
I discovered a filter I had never noticed before and washed it. It still didn't suck well.
Frustrated, I decided to actually read what was printed on the machine next to the filter indicator. It suggested that I empty the canister.... check... clean the filter.... check... check the hose for blockage... oops. My bad.
I pull the the hose off and successfully removed a hairball the size of a small rodent.
My vacuum sucks.
Today I am grateful for clean floors and for the fact that I had to empty the canister three times on the family room alone.