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Post# 370995   4/18/2017 at 22:12 by Dch112 (Concord, CA)        

I have an Electrolux LX. Looking for C bags on the Internet, I see a few that are 4 ply, but most do not specify what they are in this regard. Does that mean they are not 4 ply? Going to the local store for vacuum bags leaves little choice, buy what they have or buy nothing.

Post# 371003 , Reply# 1   4/18/2017 at 23:07 by DavidLeatherman (Bellingham Washington)        

I bought some of these recently on amazon and they were the real thing. But an even better place with a few better options than the 4-ply is They've got allergen bags and HEPA bags that kick butt.

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Post# 371004 , Reply# 2   4/18/2017 at 23:15 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
I would suggest these bags

Here is a link to the bags I would suggest, they are cloth bags, much better than the paper bags Aerus provides.


Post# 371007 , Reply# 3   4/18/2017 at 23:40 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Love those!

Post# 371009 , Reply# 4   4/18/2017 at 23:59 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        
Me too......

love those Perfect HEPA bags!


Wished I could find a better bag (cloth) for the Connies.......



Post# 371023 , Reply# 5   4/19/2017 at 06:44 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Kevin! Just got glue a Hoover J bag collar into a Kenmore Canister (Q or 5055/50558) Cloth HEPA bag and your in business!

Post# 371034 , Reply# 6   4/19/2017 at 10:26 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Thanks Andy, I'll look into it!


I just looked at some of these bags, but the collar is offset.  Is that gonna work gluing on a J bag collar offset like that?





Post# 371050 , Reply# 7   4/19/2017 at 12:48 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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It should work no problem! Tom taught me how.

Post# 371064 , Reply# 8   4/19/2017 at 17:41 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Thanks then for the suggestion!



Post# 371078 , Reply# 9   4/19/2017 at 18:22 by Luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

You can always search for the genuine Electrolux bags on sites like Ebay too.

Post# 371097 , Reply# 10   4/19/2017 at 22:36 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

As a rule of thumb....I'd be leery of any paper bags that weren't identified as 4 ply. As said, genuine Elux paper bags are 4ply.



Post# 371100 , Reply# 11   4/19/2017 at 23:23 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
genuine bags

Normally I would say that it's best to use the genuine bags, made by the manufacturer of the vacuum, unless the bags are no longer being made, in that case, you have to find an alternative. But in this case, the Perfect bags that I mentioned in the previous post are actually better than what Aerus provides. I'm not sure why Aerus has not moved to cloth bags, but for some reason, they insist on sticking with bags made of paper. In this case, the Perfect bags are better in every way.

Post# 371103 , Reply# 12   4/20/2017 at 00:34 by Dch112 (Concord, CA)        

Thank you. I'm going to try both the Perfect Bags, and the Air Plus. Aerus Bags are hard to find.

Post# 371113 , Reply# 13   4/20/2017 at 08:37 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Of note, I love the perfect bags, collar a bit thick, but have to watch how full as the machine often won't shut off when full, there is that little restriction.

Post# 371116 , Reply# 14   4/20/2017 at 09:05 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I use the MultiFilter 4-ply bags, which are available in bulk on eBay for around 50 cents a bag. They work great and I seem to recall someone on this list commenting that they are made by the same company that makes the Electrolux branded bags.

Post# 371127 , Reply# 15   4/20/2017 at 10:29 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

It should work no problem! Tom taught me how.


I forgot to ask...surely you aren't going to the expense of buying Hoover J bags, cutting off the collar and gluing them on to the Kenmore Q bags every time?? Are you cutting off the collar and reusing the same collar most times?



Post# 371136 , Reply# 16   4/20/2017 at 12:50 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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You can take a collar off a used J bag and trace it onto some crafters cardboard and make a stencil to cut out as many bags as you like. It's the same as one style A, B, Y, or Z bag with the semi-curve collar.

Post# 371140 , Reply# 17   4/20/2017 at 13:16 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Crafters cardboard....didn't know about this, but assume my local Jo-ann Fabrics will have this.



Post# 371147 , Reply# 18   4/20/2017 at 15:08 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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In not sure the actual name. I've always referred to it that way. It's the same thing the bag collars are made of.

Post# 371173 , Reply# 19   4/20/2017 at 23:31 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

I looked online in Amazon....found some. I think the thickest I found was .040 and the genuine Hoover J bag collars are .067. I don't think they have to be that thick....the non-genuine Hoover J bag collars are much thinner than that.



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