The vacuum does the job well, empties easily, picks up a lot of dirt and is great for hard wood floors.
I liked the vac and owned it for one month. I wanted to purchase some parts for it only to find out there are no spare parts for it. I was told they have none and the manufacturer of the vac is not producing any including filters. Sears continues to sell the machine and their store employees had no idea none were available when I returned it.
This is the vacuum from hell. The black floor attachment leaves scuff marks on my hardwood floors that I have to clean off after vacuuming. The body is heavy and awkward and difficult to clean stairs due to its bulky shape. It is heavy to carry. The body does not easily move around furniture and gets stuck. The canister is a mess to clean and the dirt is all over the floor and me when I clean it out. There is no lightweight floor attachment as with the Kenmore cannister vacuum cleaners and this swivel piece has a mind of its own when you go under furniture and the metal wand scrapes the bottom of the furniture when attempting to clean underneath.
Light and carryable. A few too many parts but easy to clean and no bags are needed, so that's a major plus in my book.
I finally decide to replace the hepa filter - washing them will destroy the functionality of hepta. Ordered from partsdirect and Sears shipped them right away. I'm so happy again!