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Post# 163307   12/25/2011 at 12:18 (4,444 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hi Guys:

I was given this CB a few days ago and, since I had most of the parts, decided to restore it for my collection. Have as much done on the CB as I can - it works well. I still need the cloth bag (I know I had one but cant find it LOL), top cover, clip that keeps the hose from turning and the proper brown rubber for the floor nozzle (As you can see in the pic this one has the rubber from the CB that was out with the brown G) Anyone have any of these parts spare?


Post# 163386 , Reply# 1   12/26/2011 at 15:57 (4,442 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I love this vacuum!!! Congratulations

Post# 163387 , Reply# 2   12/26/2011 at 16:34 (4,442 days old) by danemodsandy ()        

When was the CB produced, and was there ever a turquoise version from the 1205 era?

Post# 163393 , Reply# 3   12/26/2011 at 18:01 (4,442 days old) by goadie12 ()        

Wow Doug nice find thanks. Zach

Post# 163396 , Reply# 4   12/26/2011 at 18:26 (4,442 days old) by andken23 ()        

hey Doug smith nice electrolux cb vacuum you got i am looking for one of them and i am looking for a electrolux elux 89.
Andrew kendall

Post# 163428 , Reply# 5   12/27/2011 at 07:01 (4,442 days old) by Electrolux-Dude (Canyon, TX)        
1205-Era CB

Yup-There is a 1205-era CB, I have one, to see a picture of it go to the "Collections" tab in vacuumland, click on it, then click on "Electrolux-Dude's Collection in Texas" and it is picture #13 of 14. I still have it.

Post# 163440 , Reply# 6   12/27/2011 at 09:06 (4,442 days old) by powermate1970 ()        
very nice CB

I have one of these sitting in the corner of the basement and haven't done a thing with it since bringing it home 3 years ago. Mine is from the 1205 era.

Post# 163444 , Reply# 7   12/27/2011 at 09:13 (4,442 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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There was actually a light blue CB to match the blue model G, a tan/brown CB to match the tan L, a blue/silver CB to match the 1205 /L and the brown/silver one shown here that matched the olympia. I also have been told that there was a gold/silver one to match the super J but have never seen one. Anyone have any info on that one?


Post# 163495 , Reply# 8   12/27/2011 at 13:51 (4,442 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Elux CBs

In the model G days the CB had painted tank with the stainless steel an option.I have only seen one painted.Another option was wet pick up with float ball inside tank.--- Your brown CB looks good.Rare to find good original hose.I may have other half of swivel lock.The half on tank should be pointed downward.---There was a wet pick up Elux available in addition to the CB in maybe the Super J days.Seems to have been private labeled for Elux.Anyone know more?

Post# 163503 , Reply# 9   12/27/2011 at 15:58 (4,441 days old) by powermate1970 ()        
Lux CB

I got this expecting to do GREAT things with it. Three years later, its still sitting in the same place in the basement I put it when I brought it home. LOL

Post# 163510 , Reply# 10   12/27/2011 at 17:28 (4,441 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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You'll have to finally do something with it Bill!

It is a sin to let a vintage cleaner like that sit unused.

Post# 163513 , Reply# 11   12/27/2011 at 17:47 (4,441 days old) by danemodsandy ()        

That sure is a pretty CB! You know me and my soft spot for turquoise.

Post# 163556 , Reply# 12   12/27/2011 at 23:25 (4,441 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hi Jimmy:

Found the other half of the swivel lock today - I knew I should have one but couldnt find it. Now if I can only find the cloth filter bag.

The machine that had the wet pickup ball was dubbed the CBW and the other one that was dedicated for wet dry was the CW. I have the repair sheet for them here. Have never seen the actual machines though.


Post# 163661 , Reply# 13   12/28/2011 at 19:50 (4,440 days old) by powermate1970 ()        

Yeah, but Ive never been much of a "lux" guy, although an XXX is very appealing! lol

Post# 163662 , Reply# 14   12/28/2011 at 19:55 (4,440 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Ok - since we keep getting the same question I dug these out and Scanned them. First this is the model CBW - note the motor mount is totally different from the plain CB as it had a bypass motor in it. There also was no powernozzle connection.

Post# 163663 , Reply# 15   12/28/2011 at 19:55 (4,440 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

If anyone plans to get their CB, I may be interested (Esp. 1205-era)

Post# 163664 , Reply# 16   12/28/2011 at 19:56 (4,440 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        
"plans to get their CB"

I mean if anyone plans to get rid of a CB.

Post# 163665 , Reply# 17   12/28/2011 at 19:58 (4,440 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Now the model CW - totally different. Wish I could find these two to see what they actually looked like.

Post# 163757 , Reply# 18   12/29/2011 at 16:56 (4,439 days old) by powermate1970 ()        

I'd almost "donate" mine if the shipping wouldn't be so outragous!

Post# 163780 , Reply# 19   12/29/2011 at 19:31 (4,439 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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LOL Bill:

I'd be tempted to go for that too if you were closer. Want to get the whole set now that I've started on them and I know where to find a top half that looks like new, just no tank or other parts. Unfortunately the shipping would be a killer.


Post# 163788 , Reply# 20   12/29/2011 at 21:07 (4,439 days old) by andken23 ()        

if anyone get rid of there electroluxs plese let me know at my Hotmail any Canada and usa models.

Post# 163865 , Reply# 21   12/30/2011 at 16:40 (4,438 days old) by joe (Pennsylvania)        

My CB 1

Post# 164006 , Reply# 22   12/31/2011 at 09:51 (4,438 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Joe:

Nice machine - Interesting how its been adapted to take the earlier model power nozzle cord (up to serial number 148999 that model came with the plain plug on the machine, from 149000 up they had the new 3 round pin plug)

Post# 164035 , Reply# 23   12/31/2011 at 11:15 (4,438 days old) by joe (Pennsylvania)        

Very detailed eye you have.... Yes, I added the round outlet when I was unable to find a replacement cord for the power nozzle. I purchased the machine on ebay for 25.00 a few years back and have been trying to restore it. It came with the 2 blue cords for the hose and power nozzle. It gets used in my shop and does a great job. I have been using it with a 10 gallon shop vac dust bag inside. I have a second one that is in much better condition and is an earlier model with a standard 3 prong outlet for the power nozzle connection. Thank yoo for posting the diagram above. Was there ever a manual for these?

Post# 164054 , Reply# 24   12/31/2011 at 12:24 (4,438 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hi Joe:

Yes there was a manual for them but I havnt been able to find one yet for most of the versions. Luckily a friend in Florida just sent me a scan of the one for the Brown one that I have.

I also have a picture of the tan version of the CB that I'll post later on when I get around to scanning it. LOL now if I could only find the actual machines and the parts to finish mine.


Post# 164069 , Reply# 25   12/31/2011 at 13:52 (4,438 days old) by joe (Pennsylvania)        

I actually had a complete brown one ( CB-2 ) that I found in the basement of an office building I was in. It was getting tossed out. I saved it, used it for may years and sold it when I found the complete blue CB-1. I am still looking for a CB-2000.

I would like to get a copy of the brown manual if you are willing to share it.

Post# 164074 , Reply# 26   12/31/2011 at 14:19 (4,438 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hi Joe - just sending it now.

Actually the Blue and Silver machine is the 3rd version of CB and the Brown and Silver is either the 4th or 5th version. (I've been told there was a Gold and Siver version between the two but no one has been able to confirm that one - Anyone have one of these?).


Post# 164112 , Reply# 27   12/31/2011 at 19:22 (4,437 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Here's the second version of CB. It was made to match the brown G & tan L. This picture was taken about 15 years ago. I have the powerhead from this machine but the owner didnt want to sell the machine itself at the time. Unfortunately it was destroyed in a fire about 8 years ago so no chance of getting it now.

Post# 164223 , Reply# 28   1/1/2012 at 17:57 (4,436 days old) by vacuumboy1993 ()        
Hey Doug...

That CB is awesome! I didn't even know they existed, always thought that the commercial model to match the bronze/tan model G would be a CA with the same color scheme. Do you know if it uses the same motor as the model G?

Post# 164226 , Reply# 29   1/1/2012 at 19:01 (4,436 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hi Kevin:

Afraid I have no clue about the motor. I never had the chance to take that one apart.


Post# 164227 , Reply# 30   1/1/2012 at 19:03 (4,436 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hi again:

Just as a FYI the original CB (Model before this one) is in the same colours as the CA was but had the vinyl hose like the rest of these. I've seen one before but didnt get pics of it.


Post# 164319 , Reply# 31   1/2/2012 at 12:13 (4,436 days old) by andken23 ()        

i ment

Post# 164331 , Reply# 32   1/2/2012 at 13:58 (4,436 days old) by Davinator1977 ()        
CB2000 Brochure

found this in my stuff wish they still made these

Post# 164340 , Reply# 33   1/2/2012 at 15:07 (4,436 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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I have a complete delux kit for a Prolux - just no machine. Dont they make them anymore?

Post# 164355 , Reply# 34   1/2/2012 at 16:32 (4,435 days old) by Davinator1977 ()        
Re: Doug

I think they stopped making the cb2000 in the late 90's

Post# 164401 , Reply# 35   1/2/2012 at 19:21 (4,435 days old) by Davinator1977 ()        
CB2000 chrome lid?

Did these ever have a chrome lid this would look sharp on any CB the pic from an owners manual appears to be a chrome lid am I wrong?

Post# 164403 , Reply# 36   1/2/2012 at 19:24 (4,435 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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No the lids werent chrome but the optional filter holder that went under it is.

Post# 165354 , Reply# 37   1/9/2012 at 20:02 (4,428 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        
found this one on craigslist

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CLICK HERE TO GO TO henry200's LINK on Minneapolis Craigslist

Post# 165374 , Reply# 38   1/9/2012 at 23:26 (4,428 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Hey Neil - Tempting but the shipping to here would be astronomical

Post# 166024 , Reply# 39   1/16/2012 at 09:10 (4,422 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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A friend just brought these parts to me. He's a former Electrolux salesman and was talking to another ex salesman that he knows last week. The other guy not only remembers selling the CW model but also had these spare parts. Apparently they were ordered in for someone that never picked them up. LOL now all I need is the machine to go with them.

Post# 166025 , Reply# 40   1/16/2012 at 09:11 (4,422 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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looking at the bottoms of them. Note the two different styles of rug nozzle

Post# 166469 , Reply# 41   1/20/2012 at 10:13 (4,418 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Has anyone ever actually seen a CBW or CW?

Post# 234396 , Reply# 42   5/28/2013 at 17:52 (3,923 days old) by Paul (USA)        

Does anyone have a complete history of Electrolux commercial cleaners...or at least a list of models and years of manufacture? If so, please post.

Post# 276434 , Reply# 43   4/16/2014 at 01:17 (3,601 days old) by kevin (Livonia)        

Re: Reply #s 14 and 17 ...

Where were the CW and CBW manufactured, and in what years were they manufactured? Did they look very similar to the CB from the outside? If not, how were they different?

Also, in what colors was the CB2000 manufactured? I am thinking at least all the colors of the Model 1521s and the accompanying Special Model 1453s, the B-9, B-10, Model 1522s (sand/jade, sand/taupe and blue/fog), and Rug Washers.

Any info. and pics would be appreciated.

Here is a list of Electrolux commercials (tank and upright) that I have attempted to compose. Additions and corrections welcome:

1962-1965 C-A
1965-1966 CB (aqua)
1967-1968 CB (tan)
1968-1974 CB (teal)
1974-1978 CB (gold)
1978-1982 CB (brown)
1982-1984 CB2000 (two-toned gray)
1984-1987 CB2000 (sand/jade)

1987-1998 Prolux/1400X (gray)
1999-2001 Xtreme (gray body, red hood)
? - ? Prolux Plus/1572C
? - ? Prolux Plus/1747
? - ? Prolux 2000/U136B
? - ? Commercial/U120A
? - ? Electrolux Commercial/U129C
? - ? Lux Commercial/U129Q

Post# 276469 , Reply# 44   4/16/2014 at 09:20 (3,601 days old) by kenkart ()        

Are fairly common, The CA is what is hard to find,Why they didnt keep making it is a mystery, it was so advanced for a commercial machine, nothing compared..For those of you who have never seen one, they used a disposable bag, that was basically a regular Electrolux bag ,but about a foot and a half long, and at least 1 foot by 8 inches or so square on the end, the machine had the automatic control that shut off the motor when full.

Post# 278091 , Reply# 45   4/24/2014 at 17:28 (3,592 days old) by kevin (Livonia)        

First version of CB2000 (two-toned gray--complementing the Silverado/1505):

Post# 278093 , Reply# 46   4/24/2014 at 17:32 (3,592 days old) by kevin (Livonia)        

Second Version of CB2000 (sand and jade complementing the Diamond J/1521--I'm wondering if the cover and tank are mismatched or if it's just my eyes?):

Post# 278095 , Reply# 47   4/24/2014 at 17:33 (3,592 days old) by kevin (Livonia)        

Rear view of Second version of CB2000:

Post# 317754 , Reply# 48   3/8/2015 at 00:30 (3,275 days old) by AdamantianGilga ()        

Does anyone know of any place to look to get replacement parts for the blue CB models I have two of them and one is the newer and one is the older versions! I need to replace the armature of one of them as the bearings went out and fried the motor. That happened right after I got the pair right before they were to be thrown away. If I can get the replacement parts then I can get the second working as I love them both! Surprisingly the two models are different in the motor as one armature is longer than the other including the vacuum blades are taller than the other! They were rebuilt and might have used different parts for it. Anyone got any clues? The older one looks like a lighter blue than the other and its serial code is 57732 and the newer one which has the smaller armature and blades is a darker blue, serial code is 125796.

Post# 317784 , Reply# 49   3/8/2015 at 12:30 (3,275 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Are the CA bags still made or discontinued?

Post# 363545 , Reply# 50   12/13/2016 at 20:34 (2,628 days old) by Paul (USA)        
Model CBW Intro & Model CB Upgrades - mid-1970s

According to an Electrolux (USA) sales and service bulletins the model CBW was introduced in August 1976 with these features:

1) heavy-duty, high performance, commercial by-pass motor
2) cleaning air is exhausted downward from top cover
3) separate cooling air for motor has air flow path which prevents entrainment of foam or water from accidental spills or tipover; thus providing greater safety
4) shielded switch prevents accidental function
5) separate float assembly facilitates easy cleaning in janitorial sinks for wash-off or submersion without possibility of creating electrical hazards

Also mentioned ...

... the new-style 3-pin plug on the Model CBs was implemented in August 1975

... an added feature to the Model CBs [with the Super J motor] was a 1/4" diameter vent hole which was drilled just above the Electrolux brand plate on the rim of the motor housing. This was in case one vacuumed powdery dust or lint (which clogged the bag and caused motor over-heating) and didn't want to stop in the middle of a session to shake out the bag. A plug was inserted during regular operation (part 13150)

... in the past it was possible that the power nozzle receptacle might not line up with the hose when the top cover was reinstalled after emptying the dust bag. As of now (February 1977) all CB cleaners manufactured have a new, positive alignment latching system which allows the top cover to be installed in only one location on the cleaner body.

... (Feb. 1977) a 2 3/4" adapter cord (no. 42112)--used as a retrofit for attaching the PN-4C (with a 3-pin plug) to CB cleaners purchased before August 1975 (with a standard receptacle & hose cord)

Post# 363550 , Reply# 51   12/13/2016 at 20:47 (2,628 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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Thanks for the info Paul. Dont supose you've come across a picture of the CBW?

Post# 363556 , Reply# 52   12/13/2016 at 22:03 (2,628 days old) by Paul (USA)        

No problem, Doug.

And, sadly, no. I don't have any photos of the CBW (or CW). I have a service manual with some bulletins--that's all.

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