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OK, forces of modernity: you win

I will buy a Dyson. I will buy it refurbished and on sale, because I'm like that, but I will buy one.

I have a small Hoover with a stout heart that may be older than I am. It is a highly powerful machine, but the carpet-sweeping head, with its rotating agitator, keeps slipping its belt. You can still use it, with other attachments, or just with the agitator not running. (There's an agitator toggle switch, so clearly they envisioned people NOT running the agitator.) But my cleaning lady has been pretty adamant that we need a functioning agitator.

So I spent 10 minutes today putting the belt back on - and it came off again in 5 minutes of vacuuming.

So I must reluctantly concede that she has a point.

And so my household will be entering the Dyson Age. I am open to suggestions about what to do with my current vacuum cleaner. I would hate for it to go to the dump: it's so powerful! So cooperative in matters not requiring a carpet agitator! It's lasted so long!

Sigh.

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wickedgillie
Nov. 25th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
Craigslist or Freecycle your old baby.

And welcome to the Dyson Age. We bought ours back when we could actually afford such things. Best. Investment. Ever.
np_complete
Nov. 27th, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
I will Freecycle it, once the Dysons appear on Woot.com again and I can order one.

Actually feeling a bit of grief over it. I'm wishing I could somehow guarantee that its next owner would value it like I did.
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