This vacuum had received some good reviews. What sold me was someone elses review that said this product picked up dog hair very well. It does do that...when it works. I replaced the belt every other week..they just seemed to melt and break. After 3 months of daily use..the entire brush bar assembly melted. I returned it to the manufacturer (at my expense). They did send me a new vacuum. After 3 more months...more melted belts...the brush bar assembly seized again. I returned this vacuum and told them to refund my money.