I was really having a hard time with my old sweeper not getting into the right position for wood and carpet. I think the lever was broken and the bag filling like it should. It was really hard to push, so I just ordered a new one that is lighter weight and so much easier to push. I hate to vacuum, but now I think it will be a piece of cake. I did one area rug and the kitchen floor and it picked up a lot. I like the bagless feature too. The instructions were spare,but they gave you a website for the manual. I figured it out before I had to resort to that. It really is easy once you think about it. The screw and nut that holds the handle on was already in the main unit and the directions said it was attached to the handle. I just unscrewed it, put the handle on and put the screw back in. I have had alot of trouble with sweepers over the years and I am hoping this will be a winner for me. So far, so good. . .