Thread Number: 34706  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Refurbished Electrolux Model L
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Post# 374814   7/2/2017 at 18:51 (323 days old) by keither (California )        

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Another one of my favorite machines :-)

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Post# 374818 , Reply# 1   7/2/2017 at 19:51 (323 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I have one factory refurbished in hammertone blue. One day I will finally save up and get a Genuine Vinyl electric hose like yours. Until then my straight suction hose with a pigtail word strapped on will do.

Post# 374820 , Reply# 2   7/2/2017 at 19:57 (323 days old) by keither (California )        

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Hey there...I would love to see it :-) The hammertone blue sounds snazzy :-)

Post# 374822 , Reply# 3   7/2/2017 at 20:44 (323 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


That's really a beaut! I have a Model G done up in the same color scheme.

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Post# 374823 , Reply# 4   7/2/2017 at 21:05 (323 days old) by keither (California )        

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Omgosh....that's an awesome G!!! That's a wicked hose! Thx for the props . I hope that your doing well!

Post# 374842 , Reply# 5   7/3/2017 at 11:13 (322 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Beautiful vac, Keith.


I have that same style hose on a G. Not sure with all the Chinese hoses now of dubious quality, where one gets that style hose anymore.



Post# 374844 , Reply# 6   7/3/2017 at 11:36 (322 days old) by keither (California )        

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Hi Kevin . Thanks for the feedback. I really like this machine. Its quiet and powerful.

Post# 374998 , Reply# 7   7/7/2017 at 23:44 (318 days old) by keither (California )        

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I want a hose like that one !!!!! Its very very nice :-)

Post# 375009 , Reply# 8   7/8/2017 at 08:55 (318 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
Electrolux special edition

My mom has the special edition which I think was the lower model that came out after the L. She still has the original vinal hose and when I was there the other day, I noticed that the hose had lost over half of the suction power. I ordered her a new hose which will allow the vacuum to clean much better. I think this model uses the same motor as the 1205. Her power nozzle also had broken so I gave her one of my Perfect Power nozzles which she really likes, she actually thinks it propels itself better than the power nozzle she had originally. I should get the new hose next week, can't wait to show her the difference.

Post# 375013 , Reply# 9   7/8/2017 at 11:01 (318 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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In my experience, the woven hoses are best used for asethetic/display purposes only. If you actually want to get some work done, a good vinyl hose is really the only way to go.

Post# 375017 , Reply# 10   7/8/2017 at 13:11 (317 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

I still think the clear, long piece of commercial heat shrink tubing is the way to repair the old hoses. I just don't want to fork over the $30 to try it and find out the hose is then too stiff.



Post# 375019 , Reply# 11   7/8/2017 at 14:00 (317 days old) by Keither (California )        

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Vinyl hoses win 👍👍👍 I agree that the use of fabric hoses should be limited are better suited for display purposes. I've heard of ways that they can be repaired but I have very few that are leaking.

Post# 375025 , Reply# 12   7/8/2017 at 16:06 (317 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
woven hose

Actually her original hose was a woven hose, I was getting them mixed up, I think what I bought her was a vinal hose, it has the ridges in it like most vacuum hoses. Since a vacuum is designed to clean, I would much rather have something that is going to work than just be on display. Her woven hose is definitely cracked, you can hear the air leaking in several places.

Post# 375027 , Reply# 13   7/8/2017 at 17:28 (317 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Yeah, the 'pouring plastic dip method'. No doubt you can get a hose to work for a period after that. But as far as a DD, I'm not so sure. The beautiful fabric hoses that came with Lux's over the yrs deserve some sort of repair, but they are better relegated to display.


Even the later vinyl woven hoses like on the Diamond J give up the ghost (or can).  Not everyone has the room, but stretching the hoses out in a stright line seem to work the best for storage.





Post# 375028 , Reply# 14   7/8/2017 at 19:46 (317 days old) by keither (California )        

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Thanks Kevin

Post# 375079 , Reply# 15   7/9/2017 at 15:32 (316 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

your vacuums look like museum quality. Did get them so pristine or did you clean them up yourself?

Post# 375179 , Reply# 16   7/11/2017 at 18:45 (314 days old) by Keither (California )        

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Reply to Fantomfan57: Hey there 👋👋👋! Thanks so much for the feedback! I've been lucky to have found or purchased these machine in either new or very good condition . They are kept either in the box and in cool dry storage. I do my best to preserve them. Thanks again for your kind words. Have a good weekend!


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