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90's Dirt Devils
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Post# 142919   7/12/2011 at 03:18 (4,615 days old) by vacmaster0000 ()        

Okay, So I was on here looking at 90's Dirt Devil stuff, nd i saw where someone said something about a Dirt devil lite xf..Never heard of it or seen it, they said it looked like a Hoover Dial A Matic..Idk, but if u could provide a pic or some info it would be very much appriciated, or where i can find a pic of one!

Post# 142945 , Reply# 1   7/12/2011 at 12:47 (4,615 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
the dirt devil lite

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i believe was made to compete with the hoover elite,since the elite model sold thousands.dirt devil didn't sell as many as the elites,as the elite won america over in the 90's.sorry,no pic,but i sure do wish i had one!

Post# 142968 , Reply# 2   7/12/2011 at 14:52 (4,615 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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It was actually called the Dirt Devil Upright Plus XF. It had a set of vent louvers on either side of the bag door towards the top, which made it a little bit like the Dial-A-Matic, although nowhere near the quality. Behind those vents were foam filters for slightly better filtration. I picked one up in the trash about a dozen or so years ago with a burnt-out motor, so back into the trash it went.

- Hershel

Post# 143015 , Reply# 3   7/13/2011 at 00:11 (4,614 days old) by vacmaster0000 ()        

Thank ya for the info, I would love to see aomw pics of one!

Post# 143036 , Reply# 4   7/13/2011 at 13:16 (4,614 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        

These machine are a combination of Chase (vacman117) and Mine. When we had a mini meet we took this picture of all of our 90's Dirt Devil's.

Post# 143037 , Reply# 5   7/13/2011 at 13:18 (4,614 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        

Not pictured is my Dirt Devil Stick Vac (Original bagged one), my red Can Vac, my Dirt Devil Classic, and my red Power Pak (Can Vac with a power nozzle). As well as the 3 original Toy Dirt Devils.

Post# 143038 , Reply# 6   7/13/2011 at 13:28 (4,614 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        

My Dirt Devil Lite, which is probably the prime example of the Hoover Elite knock off.

Post# 143040 , Reply# 7   7/13/2011 at 13:36 (4,614 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        
Dirt Devil Brush Roll

Hi Kyle I was wondering if you could help me out. I have been trying to get a replacement brush roll for my Dirt Devil Room Mate I called the company they said it was discontuined three years ago i love the Machine but with out the Brush roll it is no good. Thank you for what ever help you may be Doug

Post# 143048 , Reply# 8   7/13/2011 at 14:30 (4,614 days old) by vacman117 (Chicago, IL)        

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Also not pictured is my Dirt Devil Stick Vac, two Ultra MVPs, an Ultra MVP with a cord rewinder, and my Dirt Devil Cyclone Deep Cleaner.

Post# 143056 , Reply# 9   7/13/2011 at 15:33 (4,614 days old) by myvacsrock (USA)        
Dirt Devil Brush Roll

Hey Doug
I'm pretty sure i don't have any extras, but if i come across one i will keep you in mind.

Post# 143138 , Reply# 10   7/13/2011 at 23:48 (4,613 days old) by Red_October ()        

My mother had a "Dirt Devil DeLuxe" as pictured above. My grandmother had one of the little ones as on the far left; it sort of looks like a baby Royal. The DeLuxe was a big pile of "meh"; the motor eventually crapped out and we got rid of it; the little one lasted much longer as it was always a backup vacuum for when you couldn't be arsed to use a full-size one; one day long after my grandmother passed away one side of the brush roll got so hot it melted the casing, and that was the end of that. Still have about a million bags for it, though.

Post# 143151 , Reply# 11   7/14/2011 at 03:08 (4,613 days old) by vacmaster0000 ()        

Thanks everyone! :) Btw, its the dirt devil plus xf, and it looks like a classic..which I may get! I love 90's dd's..i have the Dirt Devil Featherlite 8.7 amp. Looks like a Lite Plus! Works good, but so loud!

Post# 143152 , Reply# 12   7/14/2011 at 03:09 (4,613 days old) by vacmaster0000 ()        

Kyle, could u show pics of ur Dirt Devil Classic! Please :)

Post# 143347 , Reply# 13   7/15/2011 at 14:00 (4,612 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
kirbyvacuum (Doug) & DD Brushroll...

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"...replacement brush roll for my Dirt Devil Room Mate..."

Hello Doug.

I did some searching & made a few phone calls, & I've located a DD Brushroll for you, if you're interested.

If you want to give me a call.

Cheers & hagwknd all,


Post# 143453 , Reply# 14   7/16/2011 at 09:46 (4,611 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        
DD brush roll for Room Mate

Hi Bill Thank you so much I have been all over around here and even call the company. I would be interested. i thought i had your phone number but i cant find it. You can call me on my home phone if i am not here please leave a message and i will get back to youor e-mail me at Again thank you for all your work Doug

Post# 143770 , Reply# 15   7/18/2011 at 17:02 (4,609 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
kirbyvacuum (Doug) & DD Brushroll...

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"...replacement brush roll for my Dirt Devil Room Mate..."

Hello Doug.

Here are two (2) pictures to verify this is the correct brushroll. It is 9 3/4" long, end-to-end.

Cheers & hagn all,


Post# 143771 , Reply# 16   7/18/2011 at 17:04 (4,609 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
kirbyvacuum (Doug) & DD Brushroll...

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2nd pic:

Post# 143774 , Reply# 17   7/18/2011 at 17:28 (4,609 days old) by kirbyvacuum (Long Island New York)        

Hi Bill Thanks for showing picture of Bruch roll that is NOT the one sorry.Doug

Post# 143852 , Reply# 18   7/18/2011 at 23:10 (4,608 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I used to have a vacuum that look just like the roommate but was a litle bigger with an on board hose. What would that have been? It never worked and went the trash after some time. It was almost like a full size vacuum but was a room mate on steroids

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