Electrolux EL6988D Oxygen3 Canister Vacuum Cleaner
• 1400-watt canister vacuum cleaner with motorized, low-profile power head
• Fingertip brush-roll control; suction power control on the handle
• HEPA filtration system; auto-close s-bag prevents dust from escaping
Includes upholstery brush, dusting brush, crevice tool, and a caddy
• Measures 9-1/2 by 12 by 18 inches; 2-year limited warranty
Strong but easy to maneuver. This model has six different carpet adjustments. Brilliant headlight,
50-feet power cord, weighs 20-pound. Wide bumper protects furniture and baseboards.
"Great canister but has issues after a while." 2010-08-22
By stangsta (LA, CA USA)
I got an Electrolux Oxygen canister vacuum from Lowes back in 2003 at full retail ($400). At
first, it was awesome. Pretty much just like my mom's grey and blue Electrolux as far as suction
and mode of operation. It was super great on carpets as the head unit was light and
maneuverable. The canister part was great too. The hose was long enough and attachments were
all useable. The only con was the canister would always crash into the corners as we were
vacuuming. Yes, I know there are some nuances with a canister, but carrying the canister around
was tiresome. Also, the attachment caddy broke as a result of one such corner so now it's a carpet
cleaning canister with attachments somewhere around the house.
After about 2 years, the carpet cleaning part (with rotating brush) would start to have connection
issues. As a result of disconnecting the hose (with handle) from the carpet unit repeatedly (to use
attachments), the dual prongs would burn/spark every now and then as I would push and pull on
the carpet unit causing momentary disconnection. I thought it was minor enough not to warrant
servicing and I guess I was partly in denial considering the cost and reputation of the vacuum.
Well, it did get wors