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Cordless vacuum cleaner ?

(10 Posts)
Atqui Thu 03-Jan-19 17:39:46

Has anyone else experienced any trouble with their thumb after holding down the power button on a cordless vacuum cleaner?

Telly Thu 03-Jan-19 17:55:28

No, can hold it down OK, but hate cleaning it out. Make more mess about half the time. Perhaps yours in faulty?

arosebyanyothername Thu 03-Jan-19 18:03:19

Yes! Why can’t it have an on/off button

Ilovecheese Thu 03-Jan-19 19:30:31

My Gtech cordless has an on/off button.

HildaW Thu 03-Jan-19 19:33:58

The new GTECH hand held one has an on/off button I think they must have realised it was a design flaw not to have one.

Atqui Thu 03-Jan-19 21:16:04

After using mine (another brand!) yesterday , my thumb is so painful I can hardly use it. It’s true I injured it over twenty years ago but until now has never given me any trouble. I’ve had the machine a couple of years but shall now be looking at the G tech

MiniMoon Thu 03-Jan-19 22:09:59

I've got a Dyson stick vacuum. I use my index finger to hold down the power button. It's like having your finger on the trigger.😀
I don't have many trouble with it at all.

Anja Thu 03-Jan-19 22:52:16

Mine has a trigger too.

FlexibleFriend Thu 03-Jan-19 23:03:44

Mine has a trigger grip too so I use my index finger without any issues.

Greyduster Fri 04-Jan-19 09:41:16

We are seriously thinking of getting a Dyson very soon, but I haven’t actually tried one yet so didn’t know about the trigger issue. Not sure I like that idea, but DH will not countenance looking at other models.