Very easy job for a vacuum cleaner, only about 700 square feet of carpet, no children and no pets. Have had to have repaired 4 times since 2006. We have unit serviced every year and have taken very good care of it but it is constantly breaking. It has broken a different parts every time. For the price that we paid for this thing I feel it should be built out of good materials. Sent email to Riccar but no response.