I have only had this pail for a couple of weeks, if that. It was working perfectly until last night when the lid wouldn't close all the way. I could open it easily with the foot pedal but it wouldn't close once the pedal was released. I found a video on Youtube with instructions on how to fix it. I basically took it apart, including the top. The problem is the clip at the back sometimes comes lose and has to be re-attached to the foot pedal. The video I found shows how to dismantle it and fix the problem. So far it works like a charm once again. If that changes I'll be back with a different review.