Being a former employee of Hoover (a demonstrator) for several years back in the 80s, I've always been a big fan on Hoover and have always owned one. I just ended my relationship with this Hoover Anniversary Edition, as well as Hoover over all. This vacuume was my THIRD ONE (Anniversary Edition) within a 5 year period... All 3 I absolutely loved in the beginning and just after six months, one thing or another would go wrong. This last one's grand finale was when it started squeaking... The squeak was loud & extremely obnoxious and would happen either when it was on the carpet setting and I'd go to pull it back, after pushing it forward. It was even louder no matter which direction it was going when it was on the hard floor setting. My other two Anniversary Editions did the same thing, but I put up with it until something else went wrong. This one, other than the squeak, has issues with its beater bar. It would turn only when it wanted to. I'd change the belts, it would work for a few minutes and then stop turning again. The pet hair attachment (the one that has its own belt) worked poorly after the 2nd or 3rd use. The bag would be new, no clog anywhere, the belt in tact and still barely any suction. Like I said, the squeak is what put me over the edge... No reason or excuse for it. Tells me it's just cheaply made and very disappointed.