Summary: What a shame - I'm a big advocate of Miele vacuum cleaners. My last two cylinder cleaners have been from Miele and have been great. Sadly this was delivered today and lasted for 10 minutes before stopping abruptly. Tried changing the fuse but the vacuum hasn't restarted and appears to be dead.
Summary: This is our second Miele, the first lasted 12 years and we only replaced it because one of the wheels broke off . That said we hammered it for this period from deep carpets to uneven tiled floors and it always performed picking up all the cat hair (we have 4 cats) and everything else.
Summary: As with the name Miele its a very good quality brand, has superb suction, movement, filters (no yuk smells when the bag is getting full) either. It is a bit heavy, but I'm not bothered about it though it might put off others. Highly recommend.