Thread Number: 35978  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Electrolux Brush Roll Swap
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Post# 385788   2/10/2018 at 22:28 (187 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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So I've had this Electrolux Genesis LXe for the past few months and it just wasn't performing to my standards on my Persian rugs so I turned to eBay for a replacement brush roll. But as I started looking, I remembered the Genesis upright used the same brush roll as a PN5, which I had on a shelf, gathering dust. Further recalling that the PN5 had been a satisfactory performer the last time I used it, I decided to save myself $15-$20 and perform a brush roll swap instead.

It took the better part of an hour, but in the end, I had a double success on my hands. The PN5 brush roll, which has longer, more splayed out bristles, picks up much better in the Genesis, while the Genesis brush roll, with its shorter, stiffer brush roll, puts new life into the PN5. It not only picks up like a champ but it actually pulls itself along on the carpet. It's kind of odd that each machine would work better with the other's brush roll but I'll take it--especially if it doesn't cost me anything.

Post# 385793 , Reply# 1   2/11/2018 at 00:52 (187 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

That is odd and kind of an intriguing Frankensweeper mod!



Post# 385809 , Reply# 2   2/11/2018 at 08:37 (187 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Atta boy Edgar! You do well with the tinker!

Post# 385815 , Reply# 3   2/11/2018 at 11:31 (187 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Yeah, it was one of those 'nothing to lose' scenarios. I wasn't using the PN5 so I didn't really care if its performance suffered as long as I could get the Genesis to clean the Persian rugs better. The fact that both improved after the swap is pure gravy.

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