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FILTER QUEEN D31X Back Together!
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Post# 149285   8/28/2011 at 16:48 (4,570 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

Well here it is back together and running strong! I replaced the exhaust filter, new hose, cleaned it completely in and out! New Belt, head light, and polished! I am always amazed at the strength of these vacuums, such strong suction!

Post# 149288 , Reply# 1   8/28/2011 at 16:53 (4,570 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I used to have a twin to that one. Gave it to an buddy.Don't say it! I know.

Post# 149290 , Reply# 2   8/28/2011 at 16:59 (4,570 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

I had one of those too.  Had one....there's that 20/20 hindsight thing happening again.  The suction is great and it's relatively quiet too.  My only complaint was that emptying them is a messy prospect.

Post# 149292 , Reply# 3   8/28/2011 at 17:06 (4,570 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

Thats the only thing I don't like about them. But then again I remember my mother always having me take the bag out of either the GE or Signature, taking it out to the trash can and banging it agains it to get it clean!!! We are just spoiled thanks to disposable bags!

Post# 149298 , Reply# 4   8/28/2011 at 17:26 (4,570 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
verry nice

that is one of my favourite Filter queens..weLl done!

Post# 149338 , Reply# 5   8/28/2011 at 22:30 (4,570 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Ya wow that looks good we here in Canada we have a very similar filter queen the model 700 it is the same color and everything but one disadvantage with ours is it never had the high/low switch but yes very very nice job!!!!! Zach

Post# 149340 , Reply# 6   8/28/2011 at 22:53 (4,570 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Beautiful FQ, nice work Ben! I use a Princess III as my daily driver for my bare floors and above floor cleaning. When I'm ready to empty it, I take a plastic kitchen trash bag, put it over the top of the canister, and turn it upside down. Everything falls into the bag, but still wipe out the canister with a spray germicidal/disenfectent foam. I use the charcoal filter cone in conjunction with the regular filter cone because I have a shedding dog, but the charcoal does its job, the exhaust never smells like dog!

Post# 149341 , Reply# 7   8/28/2011 at 23:07 (4,570 days old) by massagemiracle ()        

This D31X smells so nice now with the new filters and a good cleaning! I was given a hint on how to eliminate dog and cat, cigarette odors, really just about any smell. Its called Majestic Carpet Solutions, Triple Action Spotter,deodorizer, protector. Its multi Enzyme, removes spots and stains also. I came across this at a local vacuum store. I am friends with them and go into the work room, watch them do their work on all sorts of vacuums when I noticed Ger was spraying this Majestic all over a Kirby Bag  just before finishing his work on it. And man it smelt very good. Returns the vacuum to a more fresh, new smell. He gave me a bottle to try and I use it on all my vacuums especially vacuum bags. I spray it on and then zip up the bag and turn on the vacuum, let it inflate the bag and it refreshes the house but also dries the bag out !

Post# 149744 , Reply# 8   8/31/2011 at 13:46 (4,567 days old) by FilterQueenMan (Park City UT)        
My Favorite

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The model DX31 was my most prized machine in my collection.  I loved that machine.  Great job on saving such a beautiful machine. 

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