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Post# 380758   11/6/2017 at 00:58 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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Today's vacuuming duties were assigned to my Electrolux 1205 with the wonderful PN-6.


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Post# 380759 , Reply# 1   11/6/2017 at 02:14 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I love these, I hope to import one some time soon

Post# 380763 , Reply# 2   11/6/2017 at 07:20 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Lovely! I haven't used a 1205 in ages, every one I've had quit working!

Post# 380766 , Reply# 3   11/6/2017 at 09:00 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Both of mine work great, although I prefer them paired with a PN2 or PN4. My only real complaint about them is the fragility of the handle, which was addressed in every subsequent model of that canister. Caution: always lift it by the short piece across the front and NEVER by the long piece that runs the length of the machine. But for pure, brute power in a canister, I'm still a fan of the Super J.

Post# 380776 , Reply# 4   11/6/2017 at 13:15 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

I had a 1205 near my bed on the floor. My three yr old grandson was learning to sleep in beds and rolled out onto the vac, Cut his chin, poor guy! Broke one side of the 'T' top handle.

I glued it with Rhino glue and when dry, trimmed off the excess with a razor blade. Then I went on eBay and they run like $29+ for a non-OE clone. I'll see how the glue holds...lol.

After the move, I plan on restoring my Super J as my next vac project. Got a new armature and brushes...can't wait to see what that sucker really pulls.

I only have two running 1205's...plus the one that my son has. He's sending it home soon. That motor has some issues....most of the time it ramps up fine but occasionally, its rpm's will decrease a bit and hold lower. I've got some other motors, I may not even mess with that one. If I remember correctly, the 1205 just has the late model G motor. Should pale next to a correct working Super J motor.

Kevin


Post# 380777 , Reply# 5   11/6/2017 at 13:31 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Lovely! I haven't used a 1205 in ages, every one I've had quit working!

 

Andy,

IIRC, there is a terminal wire strip in there that has a tendency to melt down. I think the fix is just to by-pass it. I had my first one melt down and then looked at another inside to re-wire.

 

Kevin


Post# 380819 , Reply# 6   11/7/2017 at 02:17 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Those 'Luxes weren't fancy or gawdy-----JUST DID THE JOB!!!

Post# 380823 , Reply# 7   11/7/2017 at 07:55 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I think the terminal strip Kevin is referring to controls the bag ejector mechanism. You have to take the the bag door apart to get to it. The one on my Super J was fried when I got it. Replacing it was about a five-minute job but there was also an extra contact on it that would have allowed it to be bypassed by moving one wire, the blue one, if I recall correctly. I don't know why the part was constructed that way, but it does provide a quick means of getting the machine running again—albeit with the bag ejector disabled—at least until you can get a replacement part.

Post# 380930 , Reply# 8   11/8/2017 at 10:33 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

It's been yrs since I was inside the 1205 except to rebuild motors.....I thought the wire terminal was inside the canister part....but I could be totally offbase. I just remember it being completely fried.

 

I'll be back into some 1205's after I move to the new house....hopefully! My restored G has always pulled a few inches more than my best 1205 and won the 'postcard test'.  It really shouldn't pull more unless it's sealed better than the 1205.

 

Kevin


Post# 381138 , Reply# 9   11/11/2017 at 12:22 by portable (Tucson, AZ)        

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Beautiful 1205 and PN, Charles. That 1205 looks almost new!


Post# 381234 , Reply# 10   11/12/2017 at 22:39 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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This weekend, I've been dividing the duties between my Genesis LXe, including an extensive session with the Sidekick to clean up my sleeper sofa before a friend comes to stay with me tomorrow. And I did the living room and dining room with one of my 1205's, connected to my recently refurbished (new brush roll and fresh custom paint job) PN4A. I just love me some Luxes.




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