Another one bites the dust..

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  1. steve_64
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    They do need a commercial model.
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  2. sOOper hero
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    I'm not an "upscale" anything Raf.
    but will share my philosophy

    vacs on a van (that get used) start to stink 'fore too long .
    They take an hour or more of complete disassembly, soaking all plastic parts and hoses, replacing any paper type filters (or cloth type bag holders) to get the "stankout"

    All that PITA time and cost adds up to over the price of a "throw-away" vac

    Vacs also get beat to hell and start to look more than a little ragged after a year of crew abuse
    Kinda ugly to take into a well kept home

    I don't care what name's on the vac or where it comes from, it just has to work well and take a reasonable amount of abuse .

    For the price of one Royal, I can have 5 brand new "throw-away" vacs on the shelf .
    When one on the van develops "the stink", it gets dedicated to rathole use only , and a new one is on board for res homes without pets

    when they break, or cook the plastic POS roll brush bushing/bearing, they get pitched and new one is unboxed


    easy-peasy, and even a BD can afford to keep a nice new vac (that doesn't stink) on the truck right next to the rathole/dog house vac


    having owned most all the common vacs, from cheapest , to "supposedly com" to several generations of Kirby..
    The "throw-away" vacs have always made the most $ense to me


    ..L.T.A.
  3. bob vawter
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    I bumped mine on the lawn tractor handle....nasty bruise...PLUS a damned old age spot...that sucks!
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    Haha my shark brush roll wouldn't come on at this nasty last minute job. I had to beat on it and kept trying but eventually it worked. I think its a short in the connection when you push the handle down.
    Don't throw it away yet mike. Beat on it real good for about ten minutes lol.

    The light comes on but no power to the brush roll. A couple times it started and died and I could hear the motor lose power so I kept at it and eventually it worked right.

    I might have to take it apart sometime and figure it out for a permanent fix.
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  5. Papa John
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    1st make sure the problem isn't the operator. The switch is a 3 position switch. Make sure it in the correct position for vacuuming Carpet which will engage the brush. The other posiion is for suction only and keeps the Brush off. The 3rd posiion
    Is off.
    It might be serviceable if DIY project. It NOT worth fixing if you hire a repair shop.

    The same thing happened to mine- so I fixed it.
    I took it apart. Cleaned the lint wrappd around the brush INCLUDING the lint near the brush bearings. Greased the bearings. Also got to the control broad that controls the brush-- basically just unplugged and repluged the wires. Went to start the vacuum and the brush still didn't roll; so I bought another one. Next day my tech used the "broken" vacuum and, oddly, it worked.
    Maybe I forgot it was a 3 position switch, or maybe the lint wrapped around the brush was causing strain on the motor and it would shut done.
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    Here we are discussing vacuums again.

    Fascinating.

    @hogjowl on Stool Boy's puter.
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    I have had commercial panasonics, powrflites, proteams, sharks, Royal ,oreck XL and backpacks.
    Royals are great if you love replacing belts as a hobby and own stock in the rubber plants. Panasonics and powerflites are ok, nothing great. Sharks have a lot of suck but crap out young. Proteams cost you big on parts but I love my 4 gal proteam wetdry vac that I use as a canaster vacuum. For serious vacuuming I use orecks. I buy them for $35-75 used on Craigslist, pop in a new beater bar & belt for like $15 and run the heck out of them. Great units
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    Kirby - long lasting, serviceable, replace bag and stink goes away. Buy them on craigslist
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    I use an Iron :)
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    You can always wand vacuum...
  12. sOOper hero
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    "Power vac" .......

    Turbo vac in empties with no power
    Otherwise, just a tad overkill to use a $20k+ TM to the job of a $79 dollar Bissell....


    LTA
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    Here is a helpful carpet cleaner tip.............to clean the hair off a brush roll all you do is use your pocket knife and slash it sideways across...............that will cut the hair and you just pull it off!

    And thats all I got to say about that.
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    Thank goodness
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    I agree..
  16. Papa John
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    Good advise if done often. However,
    Some hair and thin tread still gets wrapped around the brush's internal metal bar if the vacuum has been neglected.
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    Couldn't agree more...
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    Can’t edge
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    Cant do upholstery either.

    So you put a lunch box size Hoover Porta Power on board.
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    I like to prespray before extracting.. zzzz
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