I have this vacuum as well, and after 3 years the clip that closes and secures the trap door broke. (cheap plastic part) The replacement is the entire canister at $50.00. :\
I agree it is a great vacuum, but I don't think I want to spend $50.00 to continue fishing the corgi flurries out of the canister. Put the attachments never really worked for me, and the suction on the hose was just ok.
I'm thinking of a dyson. But I hear they don't do too well on plushie carpet. 50% of my condo is carpet and 50% is hardwood... I need to make a decision soon.. since the trap door doesnt shut tight, it blows whatever it picks up. Costco has two models at costco $350.00 & $450.00.
I think if I'm getting into those prices, wouldn't a Miele S 7210 Twist, be better?
Hmm I must of gotten a dud because we bought one last year and it didn't pick up anything at all. I had to use my grandma's Shark to vacuum the carpet. So we took it back and got a Shark instead :)
is the one that we use, and it works pretty good for my gerbils, they constantly shove shavings out of their cage. However, I don't have my corgi yet, so haven't had the chance to test it on doggy fur.
If you don't mind waiting, Woot.com often has refurbished dysons for a good price.
I got a refurbished Dyson at the Dollar Store for $199. The first time I used it I couldn't believe all the fluff it picked up. I love it!