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Post# 178063   4/22/2012 at 17:31 (2,907 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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I have a Dirt Devil Broomvac model 712 that I am looking to sell. I have been unable to get the belt to stay on, despite trying to follow the instructions on the vacuum of how to twist the belt properly. If anyone is interested, please reply. I got it as a collectible, but no longer am interested in this model. Please make me an offer. Shipping shouldn't be too much, but I would need to get an exact figure to know exactly how much. I am attaching some pictures of the vacuum below. Base has a pretty good amount of scratches and scuffs, but the Royal bag looks almost, if not exactly, brand new.

Post# 178064 , Reply# 1   4/22/2012 at 17:33 (2,907 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
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Post# 178065 , Reply# 2   4/22/2012 at 17:35 (2,907 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
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Post# 178066 , Reply# 3   4/22/2012 at 17:36 (2,907 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
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Post# 178067 , Reply# 4   4/22/2012 at 17:38 (2,907 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
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Post# 178068 , Reply# 5   4/22/2012 at 17:40 (2,907 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
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Picture 6. The bag is not faded, the flash just makes it look washed out a bit.

Post# 178069 , Reply# 6   4/22/2012 at 17:42 (2,907 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        
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Picture 7. The belt wouldn't stay on for me when I turned on the vacuum, so it is attached to the brushroll, but not part that spins the brush.

Post# 178092 , Reply# 7   4/23/2012 at 05:09 (2,906 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Wow, what a cute little DD!

Post# 178094 , Reply# 8   4/23/2012 at 06:06 (2,906 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

They were sold as the "Broomy" over here in the UK, to go with the "Handy", gotta love marketing departments' wit.... :\

Post# 178115 , Reply# 9   4/23/2012 at 09:26 (2,906 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Ha ha yeah you do David!

I just had a thought, shouldn't the motor pulley have a lip on the end to stop the belt coming off ? If it should and it isn't present, then that could be your problem.

If I'm wrong with that, have you tried using a tighter belt, like the ones from the really old HOOVER Juniors ?

Oh, and thanks for letting me know that they sell them here and under which name. I'll be searching from now on to get me one!

Post# 178117 , Reply# 10   4/23/2012 at 09:28 (2,906 days old) by kirby (passadena md)        

how much

Post# 178162 , Reply# 11   4/23/2012 at 14:46 (2,906 days old) by FantomVacuumFan (St.Petersburg, Florida)        

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Make me an offer.

Jmurry01, I don't think so, although I thought so at first. And the belt that I am using is a brand new Dirt Devil Broomvac belt. It fits nice and tight, but it does say on the vacuum to twist it, and shows a picture of how to twist the belt, or it will spin right off the pulley.

Post# 178190 , Reply# 12   4/23/2012 at 17:07 (2,906 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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OMG I've wanted one of these since i saw one in the broche of my dad's DD handvac!
I'd offer you 15$, sound good to you?
oh and P.S: you can reach me @

Post# 178204 , Reply# 13   4/23/2012 at 17:41 (2,906 days old) by director12 ()        

The serial number is February of 1992, so yours is 20 years old.

Post# 178508 , Reply# 14   4/25/2012 at 11:57 (2,904 days old) by redgeminipa (Altoona, PA)        

Try twisting the belt the other way... That's the irony of these little buggers. Twist it the wrong way, and the belt pops off. Twist it the right way, and the angle of the shaft keeps it where it needs to be.

Give that a try before writing off this little guy. We picked up one on eBay for about $24 after shipping. It's a shame it was delivered with a cracked housing - where the handle is - so I had to alter it to keep it together. The handle no longer stays up on its own.

Post# 178527 , Reply# 15   4/25/2012 at 15:04 (2,904 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I dated someone who had one of these.

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Also in the house were a Miele, Eureka upright, and this. No HOOVERS anywhere. I should have known THEN that I was in trouble. And, I had to run ALL of them. "Bless me Father, for I have sinned". The maching, as well as the owner were "underwhelming" to me. But, that's just me.

Post# 178538 , Reply# 16   4/25/2012 at 16:01 (2,904 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Ha ha, bad luck John, on both accounts!

If a girl ain't got a HOOVER, she ain't worth... Going out with... :)

Post# 178559 , Reply# 17   4/25/2012 at 17:27 (2,904 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
um, right.

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Now there's a T-shirt dying to be made.

Post# 178613 , Reply# 18   4/25/2012 at 23:10 (2,903 days old) by DysonKing474 ()        

what a primitive brushroll

Post# 178626 , Reply# 19   4/26/2012 at 05:37 (2,903 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"Now there's a T-shirt dying to be made." Darn right it is!

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