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Electrolux model g purchase
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Post# 379631   10/12/2017 at 19:31 by Jasonshlds1983 (Pittsburgh pa)        

Im going to be purchasing a electrolux model g canister vacuum cleaner it needs cleaned up fresh coat of paint and two wheels replaced the wheels are hard to find does anyone know would the electrolux aerus Store would sell the wheels that I need to replace I cannot find them on eBay should I have a pro to restore the vacuum cleaner how hard is it to restore it it will be my first time doing it is the paint hard to find its sea foam blue or turquoise and the cord for the power nozzle to the canister has tape on it would electrolux aerus still able to have that cord and wheels for the canister

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Post# 379659 , Reply# 1   10/13/2017 at 07:49 by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        
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Jason,

You will probably have to paint these to color match the vacuum, but I believe you stated in your post above that you were going to paint the machine anyway. See if this would be something you could use:



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Post# 379675 , Reply# 2   10/13/2017 at 11:19 by Phaeton (Los Angeles)        

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Hello Jason and All,
You also might want to try VacParts+ Which is a division of The Henry Company.
The have found or had items with were really hard to find for several of my late 20's Hoovers and a late 30's Royal. Steve Henry is really great so do contact him.
In the late 70's I worked at a shop and must have rebuilt 30 or 40 Electrolux Model Gs for the sales floor. By today's standards you would say I restored them. I would totally take then apart so I could paint all items separately, buff the cord winder cover and the front. My Gs looked like new and ran like new. I will not go into all the details. Back then I used Krylon Aqua spray paint, Krylon Dull Aluminum and a white Paint Stick for the sides to fill in the Electrolux name.
Website: vacpartsplusstore.com/catalog/...
Please know that the front and rear wheels are slightly different. The rear have the vinyl/rubber over the plastic making them slightly larger as pictured.
Good luck with your Electrolux Jason.
Thank you for looking,
Pete


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Post# 379763 , Reply# 3   10/14/2017 at 18:03 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Unfortunately, the aqua green wheels are unobtainium and have been for yrs. Not to say you can't luck into some, but the wheel design of the G's was poor.....doesn't take much to break them....probably its only caveat. I do see the beige wheels occasionally on eBay. Like Pete said, the real wheels have a rubberized 'coat' that makes them larger diameter than the front. One 'expert' here fought me tooth & nail that the wheels were identical...nope.

 

That's a long road ahead given the condition in the pics......especially the metal. But nothing copious amounts of Mother's, clean white rags and elbow grease won't take care of. You should post before & after pics, because G's in this condition I see fairly often and pass on them due to the work involved.

 

The PN pigtail connection is unusual in its placement....must have been a local shop that did that. I have seen them in the lower front and the lower side....but not high like that.

 

Kevin





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