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Post# 375466   7/16/2017 at 21:55 (277 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I had a service day today. I had 7 of these little guys and I was able to make 4 perfect ones. They are fun.
I'd like to know if there were any other colors?

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Post# 375476 , Reply# 1   7/17/2017 at 08:41 (276 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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They are a lot of fun. Oreck discontinued the bags for those not long ago. It's hard to find one where a clip isn't broken on the back tube. Those Oreck 4000's were made for Oreck by McDonald Electric. There is a TV commercial on YouTube showing a yellow McDonald electric, not sure if the Oreck version ever came in yellow though. Do you have any Whirlpool CVR-2000/3000 versions? That was the Oreck's predecessor.


Post# 375477 , Reply# 2   7/17/2017 at 08:45 (276 days old) by myvacsrock (Dayton, OH)        

There was a "McDonald Electric" one in the UK that was yellowish orange color.

Post# 375500 , Reply# 3   7/17/2017 at 16:17 (276 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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Looking good, Phillip!

Post# 375511 , Reply# 4   7/17/2017 at 23:15 (276 days old) by Smow69 (Pryor Oklahoma)        
Nice vacs

Love the orange and the green one with plaid bag

Post# 375525 , Reply# 5   7/18/2017 at 08:06 (275 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I have some of the bags for these however I want to preserve them for display so I took the regular Oreck bags and cut the cardboard collar to fit these 4000s.

My orange one does have a broken clip but that's ok.

I do have a whirlpool cvr (I forget if it's 1,000, 2,000, or 3,000) It's black.
Stay tuned for a service project post of the cvr Whirlpool eventually

The blue one with plaid bag has a new old stock brush roll in it. What belts do you use? I actually found that the Bissell steam cleaner pump belt worked pretty well.

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