Thread Number: 36363  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Electrolux Model E Cloth Bag
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Post# 389830   4/4/2018 at 20:15 by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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My Electrolux Model E has the cloth shakeout bag. However, I also insert a disposable paper bag into it in order hopefully to improve filtration. Does anyone know if that practice significantly improve filtration and does it significantly affect performance? It doesn't seem to affect performance, even with the after filter in place.

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Post# 389835 , Reply# 1   4/4/2018 at 21:06 by broomvac (N/A)        

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If I had a vacuum like that, I would do the same. Either that, or I would just run without the shake out bag altogether.

Not to be captain obvious here, but that paper bag will keep the cloth bag cleaner than without it, and that is a good thing.

I have virtually no experience with Electrolux cylinder cleaners, so forgive me if I sound ignorant. But, if there is a HEPA synthetic disposable bag available for that cleaner, I would strongly consider using only that.

Post# 389843 , Reply# 2   4/4/2018 at 22:23 by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        
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I have a HUGE supply of Type C paper bags! Someday, when I run through that supply, I can switch to the HEPA bags!

Post# 389848 , Reply# 3   4/4/2018 at 23:49 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


The metal rim of the cloth bag is supposed to have a thick rubber gasket around it.

Post# 389849 , Reply# 4   4/4/2018 at 23:50 by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


But P.S. The Electroluxes of this vintage were designed to use either a cloth OR disposable, not both.

Post# 389850 , Reply# 5   4/5/2018 at 00:03 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I imagine that if the cloth bag was very clean, it would probably afford the same performance as if your were using just the disposable bag.

In theory, anyway.

Post# 389881 , Reply# 6   4/5/2018 at 16:58 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Type C bags are easily found in HEPA. Your early Elux motor will thank you.......



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