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Post# 375250   7/12/2017 at 19:57 (341 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I got a new toy today, of course since it's Oreck Shaylee lays claim to it. This is one powerful little sucker. I've never actually seen the power nozzle for one of these before.
Did the Kenmore version of this have a power nozzle?

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Post# 375300 , Reply# 1   7/13/2017 at 17:49 (340 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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That's neat, I like the color. I didn't know there was a powerteam version or an Oreck version. And no the Kenmore didn't have a power nozzle that I know of.

Attaching is a link to the Kenmore version.

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Post# 375339 , Reply# 2   7/13/2017 at 22:50 (340 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

As many years as I worked part-time at the Oreck store, I only saw one come in for service, we ordered a new belt/brushroll for it. The woman loved that vacuum. She liked carrying it while she vacuumed, which was good, because they are real tippers!

Phillip, I bought the straight suction model under the name of Tidy Turbo for Christine, paid under 100.00 for it on Amazon I think. She loves it for detailing the house and cleaning her car. When I worked there, we sold the newer black Ironman for 299.99..ridiculous price, but they had a following. The newer ones had a beefed up motor and are really loud on the high speed and no filter on the exhaust.

Post# 375354 , Reply# 3   7/14/2017 at 08:02 (340 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I love this thing, yes it's a bit loud but does a great job. It's not seen much use at all. I've seen this model canister before but never with the power nozzle. I cleaned house for a lady when I was a kid and she had one with the outlet for the pn I searched the whole house looking for a power nozzle. I finally asked where it was and she said it was optional and she didn't want it because she bought an Orexk upright to go with it for her 4,000 Sq Victorian with all wood floors.
I serviced the power nozzle and it's dated 1996. That's about what I figured

Post# 375355 , Reply# 4   7/14/2017 at 08:38 (340 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

It looks really cool! I like the color combination as well.

Post# 375399 , Reply# 5   7/15/2017 at 02:57 (339 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I would think the bag would fill VERY quickly on these "hip" vacuums when used with a powernozzle!

Post# 375405 , Reply# 6   7/15/2017 at 08:59 (339 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Yeah, to me they don't seem big enough to have a power nozzle, but that makes them interesting. I'm honestly surprised they had a version with one, but I like it.

Post# 375475 , Reply# 7   7/17/2017 at 08:19 (337 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Agreed on the bag!!! smaller than a Hoover Portapower bag. It's just slightly larger than the Oreck Buster B (free gift) handy vac bags.

Post# 375522 , Reply# 8   7/18/2017 at 02:30 (336 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

For the most part these compact canisters weren't really intended to be used with a powernozzle-but interesting to try it.Machines like that were intended for above floor vacuuming-dusting,windowsills,corner cobwebs and so on.Suppose it would work out for someone in a studio apartment that has carpet.

Post# 375527 , Reply# 9   7/18/2017 at 09:10 (335 days old) by sleepdoc (St. Louis, MO)        

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I agree that they probably weren't envisioned to use a power nozzle when they were introduced. However, if the spinning brush can sweep pet hair from a rug, it would make the cleaner a lot more useful. I remember wishing the 3hp Eureka Might Mite from the 80s, which had a lot of suction, had a power nozzle. It had standard paper bags of that era, lost airflow rapidly and significantly, so the turbine brush Eureka sold to use with it didn't do too much within minutes, which is the typical downfall of turbo nozzles. So, I don't expect that little machine in Phil's OP to be an awesome deep cleaner, but the power nozzle probably helps quite a bit in a lot of circumstances. I'd love to see that someday!

Post# 375528 , Reply# 10   7/18/2017 at 09:16 (335 days old) by sleepdoc (St. Louis, MO)        
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This vacuum reminds me of the Sears SPV (Super Powered Vac), which was the first real vacuum I was given as a little kid. Was this originally a Sears product that Oreck branded with some modifications?

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