Morphy Richards Never Loses Suction** LIFTAWAY Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner (73411 & 73410) 50% off, 10% Quidco and Free Delivery £90
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Morphy Richards Never Loses Suction** LIFTAWAY Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner (73411 & 73410) 50% off, 10% Quidco and Free Delivery £90

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Found 8th Jan 2014
Introducing our new Never Loses Suction** LIFTAWAY Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

We’re so confident in the LIFTAWAY's performance that we've given it an up to 5 year guarantee!

Available as a Family & Pets model or a Allergy model, for a limited time only we are offering the LIFTAWAY for £99.99, that's 50% off.

Also with 10% Quidco and free delivery.

These vacuums are very well rated on many sites, so I'm giving it a go. Will post my initial thoughts when I use it....

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Bought this 3 weeks ago from Debenhams at the same price

This review might make you think twice: amazon.co.uk/rev…ag=

I was looking at this as mum prefers a lightweight, but powerful, machine. She bought a Dyson Ball lightweight last year, but her main annoyance with it is that the hose isn't long enough to do stairs!

Here's some of the comments:
"Beware the beater bar catching on any loose carpet since the toothed drive belt will snap and cannot be replaced. The smooth type of drive belt found in many cleaners will slip but the MR system used a toothed belt and cog wheels which cannot slip and therefore the belt snaps. The belt is easy to replace but since they don't supply spare belts this is obviously a design flaw. Rather than acknowledge address the issue, however, they suggest I take it up with Amazon.What a hopeless shower. A good product but in view of the attitude taken by MR the drive belt system is a significant achilles heel which could not be overcome when the machines is out of warranty."

"This cleaner is not designed or manufactured by Morphy Richards. It is actually made by US company, Shark, and branded Morphy Richards on license for the UK market. Have you tried contacting Shark direct for spare parts? "

"This belt is 3M HTD(Metric with rounded teeth) 207(length in mm) 6(width in mm). To find put "207-3M-6" in search engine. This belt is not a frequently used size so lead times can be long. I obtained mine from acornbearings.co.uk/ in 1 week. Cost under £3 I think.
My wife still says this is the best vacuum cleaner we have ever had."

Also, the price, I read a blog from 2012 saying it was at a "special price" of £99, so I assume it's been around this price before: meandmykiddywinks.co.uk/201…er/

Edited by: "louiselouise" 8th Jan 2014

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louiselouise

This review might make you think twice:



Appreciate the heads up Louise, but to be fair you picked one of 14 reviews out of 420, 369 are 4 or 5 stars....anyway, it's got a 5 year warranty, so if its crap I'll return it! I thought it got good reviews for something under £100....I just didn't want to spend £200+ on a Miele or similar.

As for the price, I am sure it has been available at this before, but this was the best price I could find now, so thought I'd post it here.

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Katie1111

Bought this 3 weeks ago from Debenhams at the same price



Well done.

So, after 3 weeks, is it any good?
Edited by: "draeburn" 8th Jan 2014

I'm not trying to be negative, but fair: just that it made me stop in my tracks myself (as I was going to recommend it to mum). And it's always best to be informed before you purchase anything electrical, which, of course, the internet is great for.

My motivation is to let other HUKD members know what others are saying, and it's not a point that should be ignored as it affects everyone who buys this vacuum cleaner (ie, belts being impossible to get hold of!).

I also countered that first criticism by adding a reply from an Amazon user, with a solution to buy replacement drive belts, albeit only one option.

draeburn

Well done.So, after 3 weeks, is it any good?



Sorry but I bought it for my mum, so not sure re how good it is. I prefer Dysons, but she hates them. I will ask her how good it is tomorrow

Original Poster

Katie1111

Sorry but I bought it for my mum, so not sure re how good it is. I … Sorry but I bought it for my mum, so not sure re how good it is. I prefer Dysons, but she hates them. I will ask her how good it is tomorrow



Cool would be v.interested!
Edited by: "draeburn" 8th Jan 2014

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louiselouise

I'm not trying to be negative, but fair.



I know you were, and thanks! I agree about research but the problem is there is too much info....a million review sites, thousands of reviews from good to bad, and its almost impossible to find a clear picture! I am sure you could find negative reviews on every product ever created!

This isn't a bad vacuum. One thing to keep on top of is cleaning all the filters. Any blockage and performance goes right down. Other than that, easily as effective as any dyson upright.

I have had this vacuum for about a year, great hoover, but three faults during that time. Hose at the bottom split (they sent replacement), carpet extra power/switch stopped working had to be sent back, now the clip at one side (to empty rubbish) has broken. I am disappointed as we all love this vacuum. I know it has a 5 year guarantee but I have now ordered a Henry.

draeburn

Cool would be v.interested!



My mum is pleased with the vacuum. She especially likes the fact that you can remove the top section to vac the stairs. Too soon to comment on durability.
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