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Please ask me any questions regarding the efficiency, durability, and value of 99.5% of today's vacuum cleaners, residential and commercial. I am able to help, also, with your residential carpet cleaners and vapor steamers. I cannot answer questions such as "how much should I pay for my vac?" "how often should I change the bag, belt, filter?" or "how often should I vacuum?" , etc. I also will not advise you how to use equipment for other than its original application; including any disassembly or modification not approved by the unit's manufacturer.

Experience in the area

I am the owner of a well-established (sixty-plus years), family-owned & operated vacuum retail and repair business. We are a full service/warranty center for 99.5% of vacuums manufactured. I, personally, have extensive hands-on experience with today's most popular vacuum cleaners, I have not only used the vacs in my own home, I have repaired them. I have been in the floor care industry for over 25 years.


I have attended certification seminars with the industry's trade association. My education, however, has been mostly hands-on, carrying on a sixty year old tradition in a brick and mortar 'mom & pop' location.

What do you like about this subject?

As a little girl, I hid in our hall closet, assembling and reconfiguring the tools on the family vacuum. I love "gadgety" items, those with a clever place for everything!

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

99.5% of all vacuum cleaners only pick up on the backstroke!

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2016-11-19 Vacuum without roller:

Hello Kris. I apologize for the delay in responding. Okay, on those shag area rugs all the fibers are the same thickness & composition, correct?   Because you want an upright vacuum, the best advice I

2016-10-06 Carpet Cleaner:

Hello Susan. Thank you for your question. First off, just as fyi, the motor on the pump can run even when the pump won't pump. The pump can still be faulty. Moving forward, if you plug it in & turn it

2016-07-26 electrolux model c153a lux 7000:

Hey Joe, so sorry for the delay. Your question got lost in the ether. I have some tasks for you to help determine wherein your problem lies. First, let's eliminate the possibility of a clog. Does the vacuum

2016-06-03 old vacuum parts:

Hey Pat! Happy Summertime! Thanks for your question!  You didn't include the model number, but I'm pretty sure I have a good idea which unit you have.    To my knowledge, no, there are not any parts available

2016-04-06 electrolux epic 6500sr:

Hi Tammi! Thank you for your question.  Those graduated dots on the dial indicate how much suction the vacuum is producing. You will notice at the tiniest dot, the suction is very low. Turn it all the


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