This Windy Eureka

Photo is mine
Eugene, Oregon
August 20, 2016 9:03am CST
Eureka makes some pretty good vacuum cleaners. As I recall, I have had some that worked well. But this one is more trouble than it is worth. I did a bit of a parody of the song “Mariah” to express how I feel. “Eureka blows the dust around and sets the dirt a’flyin’, Eureka made this motor sound like folks are in there dyin’.” Remember that tune from “Paint Your Wagon?” Anyway, the dust does blow; you have to chase it down and get right on top of it since so much wind comes out of the bottom of this thing. Noisy? You should wear ear protection to be in the same room. I finally talked Anne into a new one, not an expensive one (we have that covered with her deluxe old Kirby. I don’t like it either). This new one pulls the dust off the floor and the rugs with a finger tip adjustment. You don’t get as much exercise though and the dust bunnies don’t have a chance. Have you ever had a vacuum cleaner that blew dust around?
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@JudyEv (140855)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Aug 16
We've had several vacuum cleaners some better than others. We had a Kirby many years ago and it took us years to pay it off.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Aug 16
Yes, I think there is a lot of hype about how great they are.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
21 Aug 16
I don't even know off hand what the brand of my vacuum is, but it's also more of a pain than it's worth. Every time we use it we have to stop in the middle and unplug the hose. Of course if we didn't have so many animals that might not be an issue.
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@paigea (22673)
• Canada
21 Aug 16
only when I decided to blow out something stuck in the hose!
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• United States
20 Aug 16
yes sir 'n 'twas a eureka, too. i'd a vac from sears i'd used fer years'n years which ne'er gave me any troubles. the hubs decided to use't 'n broke 't straight 'way. 'fter several 'duds' 'f various brands, he finally bought me a shark. love that thingy 'n not near 's loud 's the others.
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@Corbin5 (122359)
• United States
20 Aug 16
Never had a dust-blowing vac, but had ones in which the hoses became with dog hair which resulted in no suction. Our old dog Bo's fur was the culprit. I would slice the hose, use a coat hanger to remove the dog hair, then use duct tape to seal the cut. Bo was a big, hairy pup! Now, we have Molly, and she does not blow her coat like Bo did.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27399)
• United States
20 Aug 16
I hate it when they do that.
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@teamfreak16 (42440)
• Denver, Colorado
20 Aug 16
Yeah I've used some doozies over the years.
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@MALUSE (45778)
• Uzbekistan
20 Aug 16
Eureka is an odd name for a vacuum cleaner. I've got a cheap (German) specimen which has done its duty for many years.
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@CinnamonGrl (6074)
• Paradise, California
20 Aug 16
LOL, I'm sorry about the bad vacuum but that's an awesome song. I'm glad you got a new vacuum.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 16
I've been pretty unlucky with vacuum cleaners - they never seem to do what they are supposed to.
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@jstory07 (72165)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Aug 16
Yes and when that happened it was time to replace it. We now have no rug so no need to have a vacuum cleaner.
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