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Eureka AirSpeed Zuum AS5203A vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$100
Summary: This 14-pound upright from Eureka is bagless and has HEPA filtration and a 25-foot, manual-wind cord.
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Type: Bagless upright vacuums
About - Eureka AirSpeed Zuum AS5203A
This bagless Eureka upright includes a power brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool, and it weighs 14 pounds.
About This Brand

Eureka sells a wide array of models marketed to address different needs, including pesky pet hair. Uprights typically range from $50 to $200. You'll find this national brand in a variety of discount stores and mass merchants, including Walmart, Target, and Kmart. Eureka also makes hand and stick vacuums, canister models, deep cleaners, and central vacuums. Canister models typically range from about $60 to $260 and are available through a more-targeted selection of retailers, such as Bed Bath & Beyond and Lowe's.

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Features & Specs - Eureka AirSpeed Zuum AS5203A
info Bag No
info Weight (lbs.) 14
info Brush on/off No
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Eureka AirSpeed Zuum AS5203A
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4.0
Does better than you'd expect, on carpet
4/13/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Lightweight
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Puts Out A Lot Of Heat
Tool Suction
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
I've had this thing for years. I use it in a mostly carpeted house. The exhaust isn't the greatest for hard floors because in smaller rooms the debris is usually blown around excessively. On carpet, it pulls dirt and hair up and fills the canister with debris you'd never think was there in just a few days. <br /><br />I had an issue with it overheating/shutting off after 6 months of owning it. Turns out when you READ THE MANUAL, you find the importance of rinsing the black filter. Works great ever since I figured out the mystery half the negative comments are hung up on. <br /><br />You can do a lot worse at this price-point. Never owned a dyson, and never will if I can buy a decades worth of these for the same price.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Garbage
4/3/2015
Pros
Lightweight
Cons
Hose Started Breaking
Inefficient
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
started coming apart at the hose pretty much right after I got it, repaired it myself several times. It is most unreliable and does not do a very good job. Lately it shuts off after two minutes, called Eureka and unfortunately they do not stand behind their product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Not a good buy
10/23/2014
Pros
Lightweight
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Noisy
Smelly Motor
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
I have used the product about once a week to clean my home and personal vehicle. When I first started to use it, it had a very strong burning smell, but over a period of weeks, that smell faded. During the period that the vac was working, it sucked up a lot of dust from my carpets and did a fairly decent job on tiled floor and wood. I always use a robotic cleaner on wood and tile AFTER I vac with this cleaner and it still finds lots to pick up. However, within about 6 months, the brush stopped spinning and there is a faint smell by the brush as well as more heat in that are upon touch than I expected. When I called Customer Service, they told me that it was most probably the belt that was broken (which is NOT covered by their two year warranty). So, I have to now try to see if that is the problem, then go purchase a belt and replace it and hope I can put it back together. Frustrated because I truly don't feel a product that costs so much should stop functioning correctly in less than a year. Between no-decent warranty and the under a year and not doing it's job issue, I feel that this is not a good buy. I will be back shopping for a CR good buy vacuum cleaner, and it most certainly will not be a Eureka product!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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