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Celebrity is blowing chunks, literally!
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Post# 159190   11/17/2011 at 01:01 (4,480 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

I thought it would be fun to use my Hoover Celebrity tonight for the first time in a long time. I'd forgotten how powerful that power nozzle is, it just wanted to fly out of my hands! I was merrily vacuuming away and then I looked back and saw chunks of foam all over the carpet.... I guess there's a filter inside or some insulation that is just falling apart. There is no filter around the motor in the bag chamber like there should be (I bought one from a vac shop on Ebay, but the guy said that he was sorry, but he didn't have them anymore and he'd have to give me a refund).... so this filter thing must be coming from deep inside the machine where the motor is. I'm scared to take it apart..... It blew chunks the last time I used it, but it wasn't this bad and I thought it got everything out.... but no there seems to be a lot more in there! It was kind of interesting for me to have thought that I was done vacuuming and then look and see chunks of foam everywhere I'd just vacuumed.... I raced to vacuum up the chunks, and as I did, more came flying out of the machine's exhaust vents. I felt like I was getting defeated in some kind of warped video game!

So, do you think this is that "sleeve" filter that just got sucked into the motor when it deteriorated, or was there some kind of insulation inside the machine that could be doing this?

I can't seem to find the filters anywhere, so I'm thinking about just doing without them (though I know the H bag doesn't filter very well, and I don't want to hurt the motor)... maybe I could find a piece of foam somewhere and rig it up. It got so bad tonight, that I just turned off the Celebrity and starting spot cleaning with the Black and Decker Flex to get the foam up. I picked up a piece and it just fell apart in my hands and turned to dust!

I'd like to think that it's blown out all it's going to, but I don't see an end in sight... I think that there are little foam making elves in the motor just playing games with me! What to do, what to do?

You can see it getting ready to expel some more right as I shut it down... It was past the "ready, aim" stage.... I got it just before "fire"!

Post# 159206 , Reply# 1   11/17/2011 at 06:37 (4,479 days old) by fairfax88 (Orlando, FL)        
Hi Bobby,

I moved bach home and have the shop all set up again,If you want too bring the hoover over for a complete rebuild sometime,that would be great!! give me a call 407-583-9514!


Post# 159291 , Reply# 2   11/17/2011 at 11:31 (4,479 days old) by alexb1186 (Ferguson/St. Louis, MO)        

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Bobby there's a foam muffler around the motor base that's supposed to put the "quiet" in the "quiet series" and over time the foam dries out and blows chunks over the place. 

Post# 159292 , Reply# 3   11/17/2011 at 12:41 (4,479 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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Alex is right. The interior sound muffler has deteriorated. If I were you I would just clear out the remaining sound

insulation. You could always go to Home Depot and buy some air conditioning filter (foam), cut and glue it into the base of the Celebrity in place of the old filter.

The Celebrity is my favorite Hoover canister. I used mine just this morning.

Happy vacuuming. Kenny

Post# 159324 , Reply# 4   11/17/2011 at 17:58 (4,479 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

Thanks guys..... they are kind of fun if not a little cumbersome.... I think I might get brave and open it up one of these days. No rush because I only use it once a year.... someone who claimed to be an expert told me that there was no insulation in the motor part and the foam had to be the original filter and that just didn't sound right to me!

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