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Royal model 189
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Post# 145388   7/31/2011 at 19:32 (4,597 days old) by desiredName (Utah)        

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I found this Royal model 189 at a thrift store yesterday. It was $14 and i could not pass it up. The problem is that the motor runs quite bad. It is in need of new carbon brushes and I can't seem to find anyone that still sells parts for this vacuum. If anyone knows where i could find some that would be great. Also does anyone know the age of this machine? Thanks!


Post# 145389 , Reply# 1   7/31/2011 at 19:33 (4,597 days old) by desiredName (Utah)        

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Post# 146922 , Reply# 2   8/13/2011 at 00:22 (4,585 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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The carbon brushes should be available at any Royal dealer. They used the same brushes from the early models up to the 80's or 90's I believe.

Post# 146927 , Reply# 3   8/13/2011 at 04:44 (4,585 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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I'm guessing neither the bag nor the Adjust-O-Rite plug are original. Most likely it would have had the "lady bug" color scheme of red and black.

If you want to make this 189 a competitor to what Royal offered in the 1980s, take the original motor assembly out and install a 4.5 or 5.4 amp motor in it.

For the record, here is a picture of @hygiene903's 153 and 189 (189 is the one on the right).


Post# 146958 , Reply# 4   8/13/2011 at 15:36 (4,584 days old) by DesiredName (Utah)        

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Thanks for the info guys!

Post# 146962 , Reply# 5   8/13/2011 at 17:57 (4,584 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Man I must say I am beginning to like royals more and more even though I don't have one they sure do look pretty. Zach

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