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Re built model 89 Electrolux..
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Post# 136824   5/17/2011 at 20:00 (4,668 days old) by kenkart ()        

Recently I got a Canadian Lux off e bay, I was thrilled as they are non existant here, when it arrived the main body was badly damaged from POOR packing!! I was sick!! but thanks to Doug Smith, who very graciously sent me a nice main body, I now have a very presentable model 89 in all its green glory...Thanks again Doug!!

Post# 136825 , Reply# 1   5/17/2011 at 20:02 (4,668 days old) by kenkart ()        
I made up!!!

An extra long hose, cleaned it up , the motor was full of dust so I washed the fans, these are to me, much better engeneered than the American counterpart, and MUCH more powerful!

Post# 136826 , Reply# 2   5/17/2011 at 20:03 (4,668 days old) by kenkart ()        
Here is!

The damaged body!

Post# 136827 , Reply# 3   5/17/2011 at 20:05 (4,668 days old) by kenkart ()        
I am!!

Well pleased!! That motor is one of if not THE easiest thing to work on I have ever seen!

Post# 136852 , Reply# 4   5/17/2011 at 22:33 (4,668 days old) by Elux89 ()        

The 80 series Luxes were probably one of the better all around units, well ahead of their time in my opinion. As the Aerus slogan goes, building the best vacs of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Well, they're right in that respect as the 80's series were the best then, today, and probably in the future as well.

Post# 136936 , Reply# 5   5/18/2011 at 17:42 (4,668 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Very nice, Hans -- glad another club member was able to come through for you and provide you with the shell you needed!  Now you have your complete Canadian Lux!  :-)



Post# 136942 , Reply# 6   5/18/2011 at 18:52 (4,667 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Huge Kudos to the astounding Mr Doug Smith and Congratulations to you, Hans. And so quickly managed, too! The best of Vacuumland resourcefulness in action.
It's not common to find an 80 Series Lux without a small pin-ding or two but what you had received was a heartbreaker.

I love your mega-long hose idea. How many feet is that? I have a 12 foot of the same tough flexible off-beige vinyl wrapped coil one I use with various model Canadian Electroluxs when vacuuming the car.
I did the same thing with one of my Roll-Easys, putting GE R-1 ends on a 35 foot blue no-crush pool hose; I set the Roll-Easy drum on its side so it can rotate 360 degrees on the 'exhaust' wheel.

"much better engineered than the American counterpart, and MUCH more powerful!'
Thank-you for the approbation and...Yes, they are...I've been crowing their praises for decades. Arguably better looking, too. :-)


Post# 136953 , Reply# 7   5/18/2011 at 20:03 (4,667 days old) by dial-a-nap (Omaha - the home of the TV Dinner)        

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That's the model I found in Phoenix years ago. I loved that vac and can't remember what I ever did with it. At the time (1989?) I had no idea what I had, just liked the machine and the price was right - $4!

Congrats on a beautiful machine, Hans, and to the helpful Doug too!

Post# 136958 , Reply# 8   5/18/2011 at 20:35 (4,667 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        




I don't know about the 88 and 89 being "better looking than their American counterparts -- "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and all that sort of thing. But I will say, they're amazingly quiet, powerful, and very well made. Absolute gems.


One kinda strange thing about them, from this perspective, is the way they clung onto the 1950s-style attachments.

Post# 136959 , Reply# 9   5/18/2011 at 20:41 (4,667 days old) by Kirbyotronic ()        

Very nice!

I love my 86, it's a wonderful machine. IMO both the American and Canadian machines are great vacuums. I don't have much experience with American models, so I don't know how much of a difference there is in power, but the Canadian 80 series machines are definitely more maneuverable with the front caster vs a Model G for example, with 4 fixed wheels.

Post# 136973 , Reply# 10   5/18/2011 at 21:53 (4,667 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder. And from where I'm beholdin' 80s side by side with an E, an AE and a G leaves no doubt in my mind which is the more elegantly shaped overall. Even from the bottom view the 80s are much less fussy in their design execution and rug tuft & tassel-snagging my humble biased opinion, naturally. :-)

I term the front wheels on an American G as training wheels, since they do have a central swivel caster '5th wheel' mounted behind the axle. So, the G has the stable balanced outward appearance of 4 fixed wheels although the swivel caster lifts them slightly proud of a flat surface. So really, the G's front wheels are simply decorative anti-tip stabilizers.

The Canadian 80s, with their uniquely Canadian horizontal bag placement, surround the caster with a 6" wide cast aluminum anti-tip skidplate 'ski'. The AE has a similar surround plate measuring 5.5" (to match the width of the vertically oriented bag chamber) although it is made of easily cracked plastic. The E has a smaller 2.5" wide aluminum housing supporting its caster (that has a lipped cup to accept the bag door tab) and tips easily 'rounding corners.
While the G wheels can catch on sideways motion both skidplates slide & ride nicely over deeper pile carpet but the central caster on all of them handles the job on smooth floors.
Thus 80 & AE's rounded ski wings corner and swivel more smoothly than a G's decorative front wheels.

Any vacuum can be tipped over if yanked forcefully enough but of course as appreciative collectors we do not yank our treasured objects around, just each other's chains now & then. :-)
Pardon, it was just too good a metaphor (?) to discard...

Dave, 'release the water-filled balloons as they exit the venue'...

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