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The Miele S 7280 Comfort Class upright vacuum cleaners have exceptional performance and versatility. These bagged uprights have outstanding features. This series of cleaners have a trademarked Original Sealed System, which means that an airtight seal protects each compartment of the vacuum cleaner. This contributes to the vacuum cleaner's zero particle emissions count, which means dust is contained within the cleaner, not released into your home.
The active HEPA filter captures tiny allergen particles so you do not inhale them, and charcoal filters absorb odors. The HEPA filters are expensive to replace, but they do last for a long time. You can use them for up to 50 hours of cleaning or approximately one year. Its HEPA filter captures 99.97 percent of pollen, animal dander and tiny dust particles, making it ideal if you suffer from allergies.
This vacuum has two motors. A 1,200-watt Vortex Motor runs the actual cleaning motor. The secondary motor is independent and runs the vacuum’s roller brush. There is a separate control for the roller brush so that you can turn it off when you want to clean your hardwood floors.
These vacuum cleaners are equipped with a motor protection indicator. The vacuum has a motor protection indicator that turns on a red light, letting you know that there is a blockage. It also has an auto shut-off feature, so if you run over an object such as a shoe or toy, the machine will turn off. This feature is vital for ensuring the longevity of the vacuum.
The bag is composed of nine layers of material that trap microscopic allergens in an airtight vacuum chamber. The Auto-Seal Closure Filter Bag locks in the dirt and dust, so when you change the bag, you do not have to touch or inhale dust.
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ies of upright vacuums can adjust automatically to tall carpets and flat surfaces. This is a significant upgrade from making adjustments manually. In testing, the vacuum removed embedded dirt from deep carpeting. It uses a roller brush called an electro brush that spins gently to separate carpet fibers, allowing the cleaner to lift embedded dirt. Many cleaners use rollers with hard plastic bristles that burrow and can cause damage and wear to your carpet.
The Miele S 7280 vacuums come with four variable suction control settings. A rotary dial is located within reach on the front of the machine for making adjustments. We prefer digital controls to this older style, though the dial is easy to use. You just put it on the setting you want and go. The 39-foot electrical power cord combined with the suction hose and telescopic wand gives you a 54-foot operating radius.
This machine weighs 21 pounds, which is heavier than many other cleaners, but it is easy to maneuver around furniture because of its SwivelNeck design that allows for steering in all directions. This agile machine runs with rubber front wheels that rotate 360 degrees. It reclines flat to the floor so you can easily maneuver it under the coffee table and bed, and the base assembly makes it easy to push because it carries the majority of the weight for you. The machine has a row of LED headlights that illuminate your cleaning path.
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For attachments, you get a dusting brush, an upholstery tool and a lightweight aluminum telescopic wand. If you need to reach things like ceiling cobwebs, the hose and wand combine to give you a 15-foot reach. The tools are stored on the back of the machine for convenient access, so you will not strain your back bending over to reach them.
The Miele website has several different customer support numbers and information for email contact. Service centers are located in most major cities, so local repair centers are available and we found it easy to reach a live agent via telephone. The vacuum has a seven-year motor warranty and a two-year bumper-to-bumper warranty.
The Miele S 7280 upright vacuum cleaner has powerful suction, excellent filtration and maneuverability. The cord is long, and you get enough attachments to clean your whole house. This upright vacuum series has a seven-year motor warranty so you can expect them to last.