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Post# 441956   5/18/2021 at 22:30 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Coming home from my aunt's tonight, I spied a white Shark vac on the curb. It looked like the "Navigator". I'm very surprised to see an expensive cleaner like that at the curb. They seem to be a popular rage. I wonder what could be wrong with it.
It's prob something simple.

Post# 441961 , Reply# 1   5/19/2021 at 01:23 by superocd (PNW US)        
You should see some of the things I see

at the "car shredding" place where I bring a trailer full of dead HVAC units & scrap ductwork after we've accumulated enough for a "dump run" at our shop. I've seen what looks like brand-new fridges, stoves and dishwashers in the scrap piles. Looks like an appliance showroom hit by a tornado. A couple of "dump runs" ago I've seen one of those Samsung fridges that have the window/LCD screen that lets you see what's inside. Those haven't been out for more than a couple years and it was sitting there waiting for the giant claw to scoop it up and put it on the conveyor to be shredded up. A bit further away from where loose/"small" scrap is unloaded (appliances, sheetmetal, structural scrap, etc), you can see all the crushed cars. I've seen cars that could't have been more than five years old in those piles.

Then there's the shredder machine right next to the car pile. It pulverizes scrap metal into baseball-sized chunks, even engines, transmissions, frames and axles. From there the steel fragments are loaded onto a barge and taken to a steel mill (since I'm near the coast in WA, probably somewhere in China) to be melted down. Amazingly, the shredder is pretty quiet considering its massive power and the job it's doing. There's more noise coming from all the cranes, trucks backing up, etc. I have heard that there is considerable noise if something explosive goes through (i.e., a car didn't have its gas emptied out of the tank, a stray propane tank, maybe an airbag) but haven't been around long enough to experience it yet.

Post# 441974 , Reply# 2   5/19/2021 at 09:49 by compuvac (Kekistan)        

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Send it to recycling.

Post# 441985 , Reply# 3   5/19/2021 at 15:26 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Stop with the brand bashing. I could smash on Henry vacuums because they are baby's toys and very unprofessional and stupid looking if you would like me to. Don't do unto others. Don't like it, don't comment.

Post# 441986 , Reply# 4   5/19/2021 at 15:29 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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The Shark Navigator line has been out since the mid 2000's, in a lot of iterations. I just seen one of the first models at Restore that I would have gotten but they wanted $40 for it.

More likely than not the "lifetime" belt went out, or it got clogged, which is why every single vacuum is on the curb usually.

When I went out curb crawling in 2020 for 1 trash day I picked up a Bissell Powerforce (old generation), a Eureka Excalibur The Boss, and a Dirt Devil something or other that was only 1 1/2 years old at the time. All of them had clogs and the Eureka just had some frayed insulation on the cord and a bag packed like a concrete sack.

Post# 441995 , Reply# 5   5/19/2021 at 19:43 by Human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Almost every trash vac I've ever picked up just needed a bag, a belt and a good cleaning. There have been a few exceptions to that rule, but not many.

Post# 442002 , Reply# 6   5/19/2021 at 21:11 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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John wouldn't be caught dead getting a shark as he loves Hoover's. Vacuum devil or his friend it's not a central vac, Miele or zero g vacuum. Pay no attention to him.

Post# 442009 , Reply# 7   5/19/2021 at 23:03 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I mean, when I found my Shark in the garbage, it was only missing the cord. No other issue. I found a second one years later, and that one simply had a plugged filter. A fool and his money are soon parted.

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