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Sebo Airbelt C3.1
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Post# 172898   3/11/2012 at 23:58 (3,038 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Well, I went out to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, back in October, to meet a fellow collector....Filterqueenguy/Greg Paul. As part of meeting each other, we exchanged vacuum gifts....he gave me this Sebo Airbelt canister, and I outfitted his parent's Vacuflo central vac with a new Eureka Sweep & Groom PN with VGIII, new wands & hose handle, & a new outboard cord & straps to convert their existing central vac hose to use with the power head.

I really like this vacuum a lot! It's amazing how powerful it is. I really enjoy using it. Greg, thanks for such a nice gift, and it was a pleasure meeting you!


Post# 172914 , Reply# 1   3/12/2012 at 06:18 (3,038 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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That was a nice swap! As you probably know I'm not a fan of canisters with PN heads. The C series is a very old vacuum, built to compete with the old Miele S500 series, a model I had for many years. The C series is a good design though and you'll be able to use old Windsor Sensor dust bags/SEBO X1 Automatic dust bags as they used the same ones.

It's about the only European model I know of that comes with a user manual that fits into the same area as the tools, which are full size compared to smaller cleaning tools.

Post# 172952 , Reply# 2   3/12/2012 at 14:00 (3,037 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Thanks for the kind comments, Sebo_fan! Yes, I could see how the Miele S500 series was their target to go after....and I think on some respects, this Sebo happens to be a bit better! The hose handle is certainly much more ergonomic than the Miele's hose handles were, & I also find the Sebo's casters make it easier to pull behind you than Miele's are.


Post# 172955 , Reply# 3   3/12/2012 at 14:09 (3,037 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Here is the tool compartment of the Sebo Airbelt. The button at the bottom is the opening latch for the tool compartment.

Post# 172971 , Reply# 4   3/12/2012 at 17:14 (3,037 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        
That Sebo....

is one mean cleaning machine!

I worked in a vac shop that sold and serviced Sebos.

That particular model was one of the best sellers.

That style of power head is a very durable, effective, and you can easily change the brush strips on the roller. There are a few typs of brush strips available for that.

As far as servicing that Sebo, it is very simple.

The only two things I had to do is change the air belt and or the cord winder.

Other than that, These Sebo vacuums were not in the shop for servicing or repair.

I think that the Sebo air belt c3.1 vacuum is one of the best that company has designed.

100 percent german engineered and assembled.

Post# 172990 , Reply# 5   3/12/2012 at 19:07 (3,037 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Here is the top of the Sebo Airbelt canister. There are two lights, a Bag Change indicator light, & a second light to indicate power. It's very similar to the power on light Electrolux canisters have, but slightly different. If the vacuum is plugged in & the power switch is turned on, but the speed control is at Minimum & the motor is not running, it will stay on to indicate the vacuum is receiving power.

Post# 172997 , Reply# 6   3/12/2012 at 20:49 (3,037 days old) by Vacuumfreeeke ()        

Congrats! I've always wondered why they put the hose off to the side like that.... if it was functional or purely aesthetic....

Post# 173032 , Reply# 7   3/13/2012 at 00:27 (3,037 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Sadly I never got to own a C series yet - as I say the S571 was enough for me - and at the time I was happy with our old family owned Sebo X1 Auto upright.

The side hose location was added purely because Sebo, as a private company didn't have or hadn't made smaller cleaning tools and as such when the 3 larger tools took up all the room, there was little space left for the hose to go. Same with the K series (I have a K3 Premium), even though they managed to get a flat upholstery lint picker tool added on the front, the model is dependable on the longer crevice tool that slides in all the way at the back.

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