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Post# 175258   3/29/2012 at 19:10 (2,921 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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I just got a Stark Model 4000s of ebay. When was this vacuum made? Is this the same machine as the Royal 4000? I don't see a switch, just a hole where it looks like it might have been right above where the cord comes out at the handle. Also, the aluminum on the front nozzle is cracked, and so is the front left wheel. Is there any way I could fix the nozzle, and where could I buy a new wheel for the vacuum? There in also a stain on the top of the bag, so how could I clean it off?




Post# 175262 , Reply# 1   3/29/2012 at 19:29 (2,921 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Your machine is actually known as the #4500ST within Stark's circles. It is of course a virtual twin to the Royal #4000 in that it has the same 10 amp motor and other top-line features.

As to me, I have a 1988 Stark Deluxe model #5000NA which is the early version (serial #: L87B001599 = Dec. 1987) since it has the Rite-Hite screw-type height adjuster and no quick-release top cord hook. As a result, my #5000NA is related to the Royal #889 produced from 1987-88. The later #5000NA has the Au-Toe-Matic toe-touch height adjuster and quick-release top cord hook, and is thus related to the Royal #9000 produced from 1988-90. Both had 6.0 amp motors and used Scafitex outer bags.

~Ben


Post# 175263 , Reply# 2   3/29/2012 at 19:35 (2,921 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Also, mieles7

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The #4000 and #4500ST were produced from 1995 to 2001. They were replacements for the #9700 and #5700 respectively, both of which had 7.0 amp motors and were produced from 1990 to 1995.

Like I said in my last reply, my #5000NA is a greyscale copy (most of the trim on the machine is black, and the bag is grey) of the Royal #889 (which has burgundy trim like your #4500ST, but a mauve bag).

~Ben


Post# 175284 , Reply# 3   3/29/2012 at 20:43 (2,921 days old) by louvac (A)        

Ian,

 

I believe that the nozzle has a lifetime guarantee. You may wish to call Royal and find out how to get it replaced. Their number is 800-321-1134. It's worth a shot!


Post# 175299 , Reply# 4   3/29/2012 at 21:56 (2,921 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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Thans for the advice. Does this vacuum take Royal A or B bags?

Post# 175304 , Reply# 5   3/29/2012 at 22:09 (2,921 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
mieles7

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Ian,

This machine would use the "B" type bags, while my 5000NA uses the "A" type bags.

~Ben


Post# 175515 , Reply# 6   4/1/2012 at 17:56 (2,918 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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How should I remove the wheels and broken lightbulb?

Post# 176009 , Reply# 7   4/5/2012 at 17:09 (2,914 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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I bought some B bags, and they fit VERY tighty. Is this normal?


Post# 176018 , Reply# 8   4/5/2012 at 18:16 (2,914 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Light Bulb and Wheels

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Ian,

The light bulb is a very easy fix: just unscrew it from the headlight hood and put a new one in its place.

The wheels are not so easy unless you take it to your local Royal dealer.

~Ben


Post# 176050 , Reply# 9   4/6/2012 at 02:35 (2,913 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Royal B bag fit-yes the tight fit is normal.Otherwise there would be air leakage and possibly the bag would be blown off the bag feeder tube.You have to make sure the mouth of the paper bag is well over and snapped over the ridges on the plastic feed tube.

Post# 176802 , Reply# 10   4/11/2012 at 20:43 (2,908 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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What model lightbulb do I need, and where can I buy one since my hardware store doesn't have any.

Post# 176829 , Reply# 11   4/11/2012 at 23:00 (2,908 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Ian, Serial #?

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Ian, what would be the serial # off of your 4000/4500ST? It looks to be a 1995-2001 model if it has the 10.5 amp motor. Example: I95A00001234 (September 1995).

On HESCOInc.com, the light bulb for a Royal 4000 is part #R-725629 and is listed as being 12 volts.

Thank you,



Ben


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Post# 176833 , Reply# 12   4/11/2012 at 23:14 (2,908 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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The serial number is
C98C00003542.
Also, thanks for the help with the light. I'll make a video of the vacuum running once the machine is complete.


Post# 176839 , Reply# 13   4/11/2012 at 23:28 (2,908 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
You Have a 1998 Model

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Ian,

The serial # you found has a March 1998 manufacturing date. What is your YouTube channel, if you have one at all? Mine is "classictvman1981x".

~Ben


Post# 177245 , Reply# 14   4/15/2012 at 21:36 (2,904 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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I decided to do a quick run of the vacuum, and it makes a loud clattering noise. Any way that I could fix this?

Post# 178439 , Reply# 15   4/24/2012 at 21:22 (2,895 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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I made a video of the royal

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Post# 179257 , Reply# 16   4/29/2012 at 17:36 (2,890 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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Does anyone know why it sounds weird?

Post# 179265 , Reply# 17   4/29/2012 at 18:45 (2,890 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
It's the Revolving Brush

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Ian,

The brush roll always makes that kind of sound, because it's beating the carpet being cleaned. Nothing to worry about in my mind.

~Ben


Post# 179266 , Reply# 18   4/29/2012 at 18:58 (2,890 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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That's a relief. Good to know that my vacuum works fine.




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