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1994 Panasonic MC-5277 Questions
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Post# 382614   12/13/2017 at 19:22 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana, United States)        

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I've been gallivanting around my house with my '94 Panasonic MC-5277 recently this week and I have a couple quick questions about it.

#1) Is it normal to have air leakage around the bag gauge piece on the lid? Is there supposed to be a rubber gasket there or something? Also my bag gauge does not seem to function at all.

#2) Is the cotton filter that goes over the motor screen under the bag washable?


Post# 382630 , Reply# 1   12/14/2017 at 10:48 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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The bag indicator thing is normal, thats just how those are. As for the filter, if its a whitish color, with a after fuzzy layer and a layer that looks like something you'd scrub dishes with, than its not washable, if its a dark colored foam, then it is. I have no idea what you have in there now.

Post# 382656 , Reply# 2   12/15/2017 at 01:12 by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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It's normal. The gauge can be taken apart and cleaned out if it doesn't function properly. Also the cotton filter is not washable.

Post# 382750 , Reply# 3   12/16/2017 at 15:11 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana, United States)        

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Correct. It's a white cotton material that is fuzzy like a tennis ball after the dog's chewed on it. I'll need to get a new one then, as it's pretty dirty.

Post# 382751 , Reply# 4   12/16/2017 at 15:15 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana, United States)        

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Would replacing it with a foam filter be better?

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