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Post# 178506   4/25/2012 at 11:43 (2,906 days old) by redgeminipa (Altoona, PA)        

I went into Best Buy the other week and found the ErgoRapido on the clearance table in the front of the store - display model - for $50. No box, but everything else is there.

The Intensity was a Salvation Army find - $60. It's in very good shape. If it weren't for the brush roll having a couple bad spots, and some rub marks on the bumper and wheels, it could almost pass for brand new (after a good cleaning). It works great, though it's easy to see why they didn't sell well and were discontinued. It's awkward to use, and you have to make sure the handle isn't down in the whole way, or the handle won't unlock to fold it down. Otherwise, it's a neat machine.

Post# 178516 , Reply# 1   4/25/2012 at 13:36 (2,906 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I've always been intrigued by the Intensity.

Post# 178520 , Reply# 2   4/25/2012 at 14:04 (2,906 days old) by turbomaster1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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Cant be faulted for its deep cleaning and grooming capabilities. Excellent grit and dust removal due to the intensive brushroll and the amazingly short path for the dirt to travel into the bag.

Possibly the best machines designed for Airflow.

Post# 178522 , Reply# 3   4/25/2012 at 14:07 (2,906 days old) by turbomaster1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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When one wants the most fabulous Lines.... its a shame the camera does not pick it up very well on this carpet. The Kirby Sentria has nothing on these.

Post# 178536 , Reply# 4   4/25/2012 at 15:59 (2,906 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Are they Bagged or Bagless ?

If Bagged I may seriously consider buying one...

Also, is the brush roll belt driven or a direct drive from the motor ?

Post# 178545 , Reply# 5   4/25/2012 at 16:13 (2,906 days old) by kenmorekid ()        

It is a bagged system with a belt driven brush!

Post# 178557 , Reply# 6   4/25/2012 at 17:13 (2,906 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Lovely machines 


Turbomaster1984 really like that blue twin clean, I have a blue one , orange one and a red one , nice machines 

Post# 178563 , Reply# 7   4/25/2012 at 17:42 (2,906 days old) by mark40511 (Lexington, KY)        

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In this first pic - I have that exact same carpet in my home. I love it.

Post# 178565 , Reply# 8   4/25/2012 at 17:56 (2,906 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I had the original Ergorapido - a brilliant design only let down by the poor brush roll that had original blue thinner-than-thin brushes like a row of make up brushes and squeegees. Electrolux went as far as allowing you to slide out the strips for easy cleaning which was a bonus. What wasn't so hot was the rubber dust bellow at the back that was liable to clog because of the bend on the back and the floor head didn't always lie flat.

I think the model you have is the better one with a proper brush roll - the MK1's didn't have that.

Post# 178591 , Reply# 9   4/25/2012 at 21:17 (2,906 days old) by BriGuy (Wichita, Kansas)        

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I was just looking at a couple of those for sale on Ebay. I've always thought it's a curios design. I wondered how well it cleans. Eventually may have to try & score one of those too!

Post# 178624 , Reply# 10   4/26/2012 at 05:30 (2,905 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Bagged and belt driven, I think I may keep my eye out for one then!

Post# 178666 , Reply# 11   4/26/2012 at 13:23 (2,905 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh)        
I loved

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my Intensity and was sad when it died. The on/off switch and the brush roll switch developed a fault and the machine kept turning on and off as did the brush roll.

Post# 178777 , Reply# 12   4/27/2012 at 08:54 (2,904 days old) by kenmorekid ()        

Well were in the process of moving into a 3 story house with NO CARPET! I'm kind of bummed but if and when we decide to put carpet In the bedrooms it will be a plush kind that leaves carpet lines! I love me a good carpet line!

Post# 420149 , Reply# 13   2/18/2020 at 08:00 by Rdwdcp (UK)        

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Nice vacuum collection Rob

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