I have always tried to repair items, instead of replacing them. Yesterday, I decided I needed to stop repairing the vacuum and replace it.
I have allergies and when I used the vacuum I had a bad allergy reaction. I have repaired the hose with a vinyl patch and vinyl glue. I have also repaired the cord in several places with electrical tape.
I have to weigh the pros and cons. If I do not replace the sweeper, I will have problems every time I use it. Taking Benadryl and falling asleep is not my idea of coping with allergies.
I suggested purchasing a new sweeper to my husband. He responded by changing the bag. I believe he will have to do the sweeping from now on. I am sure after a few weeks he will be ready to purchase one!