Thread Number: 35887  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Electrolux Hose Question.
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Post# 385012   1/28/2018 at 23:05 by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Have a quick question. I have heard that you could send an electrolux hose back to the factory for repair. I believe I heard the hose could come back shorter in a lot of instances. Has anyone else ever heard of this process. See the aatched photo. I saw this hose tonight on Ebay attached to a 1205. I am assuming the metal end was attached to the hose at the factory? Never seen the color ribbon with this type of metal end.

Thoughts? Thanks Richard.

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Post# 385031 , Reply# 1   1/29/2018 at 07:52 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

There was a tool that a lot of the dealer repair shops had to recrimp the ends. A couple of members have talked about the tool and promised pics, but so far I've not seem them.


Todd in OR who is selling parts/units on eBay from a defunct dealer he found, has a huge box of hose obviously that dealer was making up hoses at some point.


There is also a member here that took the time to post all the yrs of Electrolux and the color hoses that went with ea model. Some model runs had more than one color/piping the 1205. Electrolux was famous for using NOS from a previous model onto new models upon their introduction.



Post# 386237 , Reply# 2   2/16/2018 at 17:55 by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Thanks Kevin.....

Would love to see the tool you are refering to. Hopefully one of the many experts we have will post.

Post# 386252 , Reply# 3   2/16/2018 at 21:54 by vacman1961 (North Babylon, New York)        

The hose that is pictured is a genuine hose made by Lawrence industries, they were the company that produced all the parts for Electrolux, at one time before the Aerus change over, Lawrence manufactured original parts in different colors to be sold through vacuum stores. I have a brand new 1205 hose in a beige and white herringbone pattern. The hoses that the factory or some local branches would repair was standard hoses, the electric hoses could not be repaired, they had to be replaced. The tool was kind of interesting, you inserted a new steel ferrel in the hose end and put the end back on, put the tool in the open end and try it and it would swell up the metal ferrule so you could not pull the hose out of the end.

Post# 386265 , Reply# 4   2/17/2018 at 05:55 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

I would love to see that tool actually working or a pic of the thing......


I have a 1205 hose I bought on eBay that was supposed to have good  suction on the doesn't. But it's interesting because on the nozzle end it has two colors of plastic; the teal and white. It looks to be manufactured and not a Frankenhose.



Post# 387533 , Reply# 5   3/8/2018 at 18:49 by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Thanks Vacman1961!!! I havea 1205 hose like the one you mentioned if the same color. I never knew about Lawrence industries. Very interesting. Love all the learnings on this amazing cite!

Post# 387555 , Reply# 6   3/9/2018 at 08:31 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"electric hoses could not be repaired"

Electric hoses WERE repaired at the factory both under the 2 year warranty and for customers who wanted the lower repair price rather than a new hose.Standard hoses could be repaired at branches using the above mentioned tool.In the 80s-90s I never saw this done as most hoses were electric by then.
Lawrence,in NC,was owned by Electrolux.

Post# 387571 , Reply# 7   3/9/2018 at 10:50 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

That's interesting because they never made hose repair available to us with the Diamond J, as it was just buy a new one. That's why the salesperson made such a point with us on how to store it.


Maybe it was a geographical thing or they just kept us in the dark.



Post# 387631 , Reply# 8   3/9/2018 at 22:47 by Paul (MN)        

I'm guessing that it's a sign of the times. If a part of something wears out just replace the whole thing. Profits are higher, too.

So much for going green!

Post# 387673 , Reply# 9   3/10/2018 at 08:47 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"a geographical thing"

As Electrolux had company owned branches all had the same vacs,supplies,policies and prices.Something to consider on the west coast would be longer shipping time back and forth to Bristol,VA factory.With a worn hose the customer,salesman and branch would all be better off to purchase complete new hose.If a lower price was wanted there would be the option to repair at factory.When you got the Diamond Jubilee the salesman would not have said-'Are you sure you want the best with all features including the automatic control and cordwinder.The plain Special Model would cost less.'-just as a car salesman would not mention the plain Chevy if a customer wanted a deluxe Buick.Again all would be better off with a few extra dollars for quality.

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