When Bill and I were dating in 1995 and I was living on my own, he bought me a Hoover vacuum - romantic, huh? Actually, it was what I needed and I put it together myself with my Swiss Army knife. I remember my oldest son, who was 7 at the time, telling me that I needed "daddy's help" to do it, but was so impressed with me because I did it all on my own. It was a defining moment in my life - I had become an independent woman.
That vacuum was FABULOUS! We have used it continuously since then, and since we have had the doggies, we (or I should say Bill) has used it EVERY DAY.
This morning it died... it made a a horrible sound which scared the dogs, started to spark and smoke, then died. We are so sad... we don't know what to do. We have had, and still do, other vacuums - including Hoover vacs, but NONE have ever worked as well as this one. We cannot afford another one right now either and they don't even make this model anymore... I'm so sad. =( Any suggestions?