Dunelm Mill - VAX VRS5W Carpet Washer was £59.99 now £41.99
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Dunelm Mill - VAX VRS5W Carpet Washer was £59.99 now £41.99

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Found 25th Mar 2013
Bought one of these instore on Saturday but also available online. Used it yesterday and brought my carpet up a treat. Absolutely disgusting coloured water that it sucks up !!

£99.99 on eBuyer
ebuyer.com/271…AzA

£59.99 on Amazon
amazon.co.uk/Pow…E2E

£59.99 at Asda
direct.asda.com/Vax…tml

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not available for home delivery so has to be collected from branch. Heat added

Good for a couple of goes, then starts to lose suction and drenches the carpet. I know as i had two of them (thought the first one was faulty).

Save your money and just rent a Rug Doctor every once in a while. The Vax will drive you nuts

dam now starting to regret reserveing this with waterboy8535 remarks now what do i do? still thank you for posting op x

Original Poster

Rug Doctor is £30 to hire for 24 hours.

As I said, only bought mine on saturday but if it stops working within the year, I'll take it back for an exchange.

nanam

dam now starting to regret reserveing this with waterboy8535 remarks now … dam now starting to regret reserveing this with waterboy8535 remarks now what do i do? still thank you for posting op x



Look, i'm not saying they're completely useless, but they certainly aren't worth buying if you want to clean your carpets every few months. When you buy it and first use it, you will be amazed how much dirt they pick up.

There are many great reviews and ratings on these, but they will no doubt have been written after they first used it and not after 3 or 4 times.

The problems are that to start with the machine isn't heavy enough, and so doesn't sit low enough to the carpet. because of this it sucks in too much air from above the carpet and so has less suction on the carpet itself. Even when new it took a good 4 or 5 hours to dry a good quality carpet and thats with the heating being on full. Water in a wool carpet for that long starts to rot and smell.

After a few washes the motor gets tired, the water jets start to get blocked and so water comes out unevenly, and it doesn't suck up as much as before. I tried cleaning it out and flushing it through but made negligable difference.

The only bit of my more expensive Vax that still was useful was the hand wash attachment for doing car seats and similar. It was so frustrating that in the end it wasn't worth the agravation and I skipped it.

Now I just hire a Rug Doctor for £30 twice a year and it cleans great and really sucks up a lot of the water. Carpets are dry in an hour.

Thats just my sole honest review, others may disagree.

HTH

Edited by: "Waterboy8535" 25th Mar 2013

Thank you waterboy8535 i have since looked at many reviews on this model and there is only me and hubby and the carpets are only 2 years old so not much wear and tear, there not cheap carpets but there cream all way through, only downside is traffic from kitchen to dining room ( worst area for traffic to and fro ) other than that everywhere looks spotless. having reflected i think i might simply hire a rug doctor or look into someone doing it for us. i would like to thank both you and the op, firstly op for putting such a good priced model and to you for your honesty x x

But you are paying £60 a year.... Surely you would be better off buying a decent on for over £100 (when on offer) that repeating this every year.

i have had 2 vax carpet cleaners and to be honest i would also recommend a rug doctor as it is solid, great reviews and has all attachments

I'm in 2 minds too. I've reserved one but think the rug doctor upholstery bit has made me want to hire. Going to ask a friend who has one as she bought second hand off someone so surely would be in the 'aged' state of repeated use by now.

Have just hired a RugDoctor from Morrisons -£20 for 24hrs. Must say that it has done an excellent job.

Hubby wants to go down bissell pro heat route.... Will have 2 kids under 2 soon so might be easier than trying o ollect a rug doctor every time I need. My friend does like hers tho. Decision decisions.

fantafan

Hubby wants to go down bissell pro heat route.... Will have 2 kids under … Hubby wants to go down bissell pro heat route.... Will have 2 kids under 2 soon so might be easier than trying o ollect a rug doctor every time I need. My friend does like hers tho. Decision decisions.



Got one of them about a week ago myself ( coopelectricalshop.co.uk/Bis…-PU ) after looking at a lot of user reviews for bissells and vaxs, although I did toy with the idea of buying a rug doctor @ £430 and hiring it out to friends to try to recoup some of the extra cost. amazon.co.uk/Rug…8-1


Edited by: "melted" 26th Mar 2013

melted

Got one of them about a week ago myself ( … Got one of them about a week ago myself ( http://www.coopelectricalshop.co.uk/Bissell-34T2E-Proheat/id-BIS-SVC-34T2EPROHEAT-PU ) after looking at a lot of user reviews for bissells and vaxs, although I did toy with the idea of buying a rug doctor @ £430 and hiring it out to friends to try to recoup some of the extra cost. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rug-Doctor-X3-Cleaning-Machine/dp/B008K0P0DE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364253538&sr=8-1



I had just decided to hire a rug doctor so no storing and now you're changing my mind to buy one lol! How's your pro-heat?

fantafan

I had just decided to hire a rug doctor so no storing and now you're … I had just decided to hire a rug doctor so no storing and now you're changing my mind to buy one lol! How's your pro-heat?



I'm quite pleased with it so far. It does a good job of cleaning and sucking the water back up, I'd say at least as well, and maybe better than any carpet washer I've rented.

It doesn't look quite as robust as my vacuum cleaner, so I wouldn't want to bash it against the furniture too much. You do tend to get little balls of carpet pile fluff forming in front of the machine from all the brushing, which you have to stoop down and pick up occasionally or they'll block the suction nozzle, as it is very narrow in order to maximise the amount of water it sucks up. When it does get blocked turning it off and rolling the machine back is usually enough to make the fluff fall out on the carpet, and if needed, the clear plastic suction nozzle is easy to remove, which also lets you get access to the brush if they get clogged up. I would have liked a flow indicator, to quickly show when the washing solution runs out.

According to some of the user reviews, one fairly common problem is that they can stop spraying if stored for some time, apparently the heater gets blocked by either detergent, limescale, or rust - there are videos on youtube on how to unblock it, if that proves to be a problem. One review claimed filling the tank with fresh warm water and running it to flush out the detergent after use stopped theirs blocking again, so that's what I've been doing: I run it briefly on a vinyl floor - if nothing else, sucking up the water quickly gets all the muck and fluff out of the body of the machine, so I thought it worthwhile anyway.


Edited by: "melted" 23rd Apr 2013
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