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Post# 137212   5/21/2011 at 15:15 (4,667 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        

de-ordorize my supe j lux and ap280 lux?? The both are in mint condition woth strong ,sound motors, and they both smell like "OLD" out of the exhaust when running.

Any ideas would be very helpful.



Post# 137214 , Reply# 1   5/21/2011 at 15:33 (4,667 days old) by timborow (Georgia)        

I have tried Kirby odorfic II. Put it on a cotton ball. Drop it in the bag. I have also used dryer sheets in the bottom of the canister before I put a bag in. Install it like a pre filter. Works well too? Some time you just have to take it apart and clean everything. I don't like to do that because I never get everything back like it should be, but I do take them to the vac shop for them to disinfect and deodorize everything.

Post# 137215 , Reply# 2   5/21/2011 at 15:34 (4,667 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

I usually take mine into the sauna or steam room with me. It sort of detoxifies the internal parts.......

Oh! LOL! After all these years, I STILL kill me!

Seriously Brad, I find the only way to completely de-stink a vintage machine is to completely disassemble it and wash the heck out of the fans, fan housings, motor, bag chamber, and the entire interior. I use purple power (available at automotive stores) diluted. Full strength it will eat your hands and loosen paint. Cut with warm water - it cleans anything, and it smells pretty good too.


Post# 137263 , Reply# 3   5/22/2011 at 06:54 (4,666 days old) by kenkart ()        
Dis assemble it and!

Run it thru the dishwasher, armature field coils and all, everything but the carbon brushes, works great.

Post# 137582 , Reply# 4   5/24/2011 at 18:52 (4,664 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Mista Crevice Tool -


NOW I know who they've been talking about when I've heard stories about the guy with the stinky vacuums in the steam room! Your reputation proceeds you....J

Post# 137599 , Reply# 5   5/24/2011 at 21:31 (4,664 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

Who's been talkin'? I'll murderize 'em!

Post# 137629 , Reply# 6   5/25/2011 at 10:14 (4,663 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        

that iz so funny... maybe i will take my stinky vacs into the sauna with me and give them a good steam bath and a scrub!!

Post# 137631 , Reply# 7   5/25/2011 at 10:32 (4,663 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Brad - email me please!!!


Post# 137633 , Reply# 8   5/25/2011 at 10:50 (4,663 days old) by akabent (LEFT Coast)        
give them a good steam bath and a scrub!!

Do it with a buddy. It benefits the the vacuum and both workers while saving on energy costs!
Rick B

Post# 137714 , Reply# 9   5/26/2011 at 17:18 (4,662 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
hi doug

I am curently having email issues, and as soo as i get them resolved i will email you.Yes i know what it is concerning.


Post# 137765 , Reply# 10   5/27/2011 at 15:04 (4,661 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        

I sent you an e-mail.
Have a fantastick day!


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