Oreck Magnesium RS Swivel-Steering Upright Vacuum Cleaner, with HEPA Filter Bag, Lightweight, LW1500RS, Blue/Black
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|Surface Recommendation||Hard Floor, Carpet|
|Model Name||Magnesium RS Swivel-Steering Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner, with HEPA filter bag, Lightweight|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||12 x 10.5 x 47.5 inches|
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- SLIM SWIVEL DESIGN: Enables you to turn on a dime and lies virtually flat so you can easily maneuver around and reach under furniture.
- LIGHTWEIGHT: Weighing in at less than 8 pounds this vacuum cleaner weighs about the same as a gallon of milk.
- HEPA FILTER: Features a 5-layer HEPA filter that locks in 99. 97% of particles and seals in the dust when you throw it away.
- MULTI-SURFACE: Versatile and highly effective at cleaning virtually any floor surface in your home, from long pile carpet to hard floors. It will automatically adjust to the highest carpet pile with no manual adjustments needed.
- AUTO SHUT OFF: The Belt protects the motor by preventing the brush roll from jamming if clothing or a rug is ever caught.Cord Length:30 ft
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Maneuver with ease & lays virtually flat to effortlessly clean under furniture.
Weighs less than 8 lbs, one of the lightest full upright vacuums on the market.
HEPA Media Filtration
Five layers of filtration help trap up to 99.97% or more of particles as small as .3 microns including allergens, mold spores, pollen, pet dander, dust & smoke.
Versatile and highly effective at cleaning virtually any floor surface in your home, from long pile carpet to hard floors.
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|Color||Blue/Black||Blue||White and Silver||Blue||Lavender||Grey|
|Item Dimensions||12.00 x 10.50 x 47.50 inches||6.00 x 13.00 x 35.00 inches||14.96 x 11.40 x 45.50 inches||14.96 x 11.40 x 45.50 inches||15.00 x 11.40 x 45.50 inches||35.00 x 13.00 x 5.50 inches|
|Item Weight||7.72 lbs||9.00 lbs||13.70 lbs||12.50 lbs||8.70 lbs||8.00 lbs|
|Special Features||bagless||Corded, Bagged||30 feet power cord||corded, bagless, HEPA filtration, portable||Swivel Steering||corded, bagged|
Meet Magnesium RS, the newest addition to the Oreck Magnesium model line! Like the original Magnesium, it's got incredible suction power but more features. At 7. 7 pounds*, Magnesium RS is the lightest, full-powered, swivel-steering upright vacuum cleaner in America. With its new Slim Swivel Design and furniture-friendly, low-profile physique it's an effortless way to maneuver around any obstacle and clean every floor in your home—upstairs and downstairs. The wireless two-speed Quick Switch in the handle enables you to select the right power levels and move smoothly across all floor types. The large, high-performance wheels give Magnesium RS the agility it needs for every surface, from hardwood and tile to plush and frieze carpet without stopping for manual adjustments. It's so lightweight that carrying it upstairs is a cinch and so powerful it feels self-propelled.
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So before purchasing I personally called Oreck customer service and they confirmed Amazon is an AUTHORIZED RETAIL DEALER and the warranty is valid provided it is both SOLD BY and FULFILLED BY Amazon (no third party seller involved). Print a copy of your Amazon invoice and keep it in a handy place for when you need service. I also called the nearest Oreck store and asked if they would price match Amazon and the lady said they couldn't afford not to. But in the end I purchased from Amazon since the nearest store is 40 miles away (one way) and this vacuum could be delivered in 2 days thanks to Prime shipping.
Some reviewers have stated they had trouble with the nearest Oreck store refusing to perform the free annual tune-ups or repairs under the warranty because it wasn't purchased from them. When I called Oreck I asked about this and was told if the store is an Oreck Clean Home Center, they are required to do it whether you purchased from them or not. If they refuse, simply call Oreck and report them to customer service.
If there isn't a center near you, call Oreck and find out where you can take it. I haven't had a problem yet, just wanted to pass along the info.
My first word of advice is read the description before you buy and read the manual before using the vacuum. A lot of the negative reviews are unfair to the product due to consumer failure to do one or both. I decided to get the Magnesium in spite of the many negatives because it quickly became clear some of them are erroneously unfair, some are simply moronic and of course some are legit complaints.
Now for the product itself.
First - it works great on new Mohawk plush carpet. I had an 11 yr old Oreck XL and when we moved to a new house with plush carpet the XL would not begin to push through it. Never thought of that! The Mohawk carpet site had a list of vacuums that would work on their carpet and the Magnesium RS was on it. My Oreck XL experience was smooth and reliable so I didn't want to risk trying any other brand.
I've had it for about about 4 1/2 months, use it about once a week... no kids... one small puppy... one messy husband.
It arrived well packaged and undamaged. The only assembly required is attaching the handle to the base which was "literally" a snap. There's a plastic strip in the battery compartment on the handle that has to be removed. There was a bag already installed and 1 extra bag in the box. It has high and low speeds. When you first turn it on the default is high. It's super lightweight and the swivel makes it easy to maneuver - it's true that it almost feels self-propelled. It is a lower profile than my XL but don't expect it to go under very low furniture. It's quieter than my old XL. It doesn't leave ugly lines in the carpet. The suction is excellent. I use it on high speed for carpet and low for vinyl flooring and it picks up crumbs on the first pass. The transition from carpet to vinyl is smooth as the height is self adjusting. It has 2 cord storage levers on the back. You manually wrap the cord (30 ft) around them and then the top one turns 1/2 turn clockwise to release the cord all at once (no unwinding). The belt is supposed to last a lifetime so no belts to buy or change - hope that's true.
Some reviews complained that the black rubber bumper left marks on their base boards - I"ve never had that issue.
Some gave negative reviews because it doesn't come with a hose and attachments - unfair - DUH!- nowhere in the description does it show or say it's supposed to. If that's what they wanted, why did they buy this one? That has no bearing on the performance of the vacuum cleaner.
I have a hand held canister and attachments that came with my XL that still works great for upholstery, etc.
Some negative reviews complain about the vacuum shutting off when it sucks up a sock or it gets blocked with pet hair and lint - unfair and DUH again! It's in the manual that it's designed to do that so it doesn't damage the motor and you will know it needs unblocking (the headlights are supposed to flash upon clogging). We have a non-shedding dog and don't have big dust bunnies so I haven't experienced the disassembly process to clear a blockage and can't comment on that but it looks simple enough.
I only have 2 issues with the vacuum design.
The first is the useless cord clip - worthless piece of junk. It's located on the back of the handle and is supposed to hold the cord up out of the way while vacuuming. It swivels and isn't tight enough to hold the cord securely. I'm using a twist tie.
The second beef is the VERY blue LED twin headlights. Should be white lights to be useful. Other than those 2 design flaws, this is an excellent vacuum and no regrets. If anything changes, I'll update. I hope this helps others with the buying decision.
They claim it glides easily over carpeting, as if we are using one of those self-propelled vacuums. While it feels this way while using it over bare floors, it in no way feels like this when pushing over carpeting. In fact, it's a definite slightly strained physical push over carpeting when the power is set to high (and I have low pile carpets). It is less of a hard push when the vacuum is set to low power, but it is in no way an easy glide as advertised.
The clip to hold the cord at the top rear of the vacuum and the light at the bottom of the vacuum is a joke. The cord easily pops out of the clip with very little effort while vacuuming. And the light has almost no illumination power.
Yes, the vacuum is very light weight, the swiveling works as advertised, and the suction is very good.
Bottom Line: It's very good for bare floors and zero-pile carpets (as it's a pleasure to glide along the floors and the suction is good). But for carpets, it's way too expensive to be as disappointing as I found it.
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5 months in and it completely died. I live in Edmonton, AB and the closest warranty for repairs is 4 hours away (8 hours there and back not including any chit chat or repair time). So basically a waste of $700. Don't buy Oreck.
I spent 2 hours trying to get it to work. I even went out to purchase a replacement battery that fits into
the power handle; but still couldn't get it to turn on. My son who is an electrician; had no success.
I tried and tried to find away to speak to someone at Amazon; but found the hard way that Amazon
prefers not to speak to anyone and you have to go to YouTube to find a way to customer service.
I've owned several orecks in the past 20 years. Its a good product ; but mine was returned for a reason.
It didn't work and was resold again.
I really do not want a refund. I would like to exchange it for a working model. I probably average an Amazon purchase
every other day; but at this point , im very disappointed . I don't have a working vacuum in my home and will
have to borrow one.