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Post# 207514   11/23/2012 at 18:07 (2,685 days old) by daknx1994 (Southern Indiana)        

I was browsing ebay when I came across this. It seems to be Sanitaire labeled Eureka Excalibur. It seems pretty cool if only i had the $$$ i would get it. I will provide a link the auction.

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Post# 207557 , Reply# 1   11/24/2012 at 09:43 (2,684 days old) by electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        

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i had the original excalibur and still have the kent version... Durable machine but bulky and heavy... also the suction didn't seem all that great at the hose at the base is another story

Post# 207564 , Reply# 2   11/24/2012 at 12:00 (2,684 days old) by vacuumfreak95 (Aransas Pass, Tx)        

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I used one of these when they first came out and hated it! I't could not clean low pile carpeting at all everything just went flying out the back as if it was being used to clean a bare floor with the brushroll on. Not good for a commercial vacuum cleaner....

Post# 207584 , Reply# 3   11/24/2012 at 16:25 (2,684 days old) by daknx1994 (Southern Indiana)        

that may be why they discontinued them. I would like to have an Excalibur though just to have. When i was younger my babysitter had one and yes they were heavy.

Post# 207592 , Reply# 4   11/24/2012 at 19:18 (2,684 days old) by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        

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I have the Eureka Excalibur, it runs extremely quite but performance wise I've had better, but it's a keeper. I have a brochure of the Sanitaire model that I will try to upload.

Post# 207593 , Reply# 5   11/24/2012 at 19:34 (2,684 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Love the fact that the Excalibur allowed you to shut off the separate brushroll motor with a switch on the upper part of the body. Another neat feature: a Eureka version of Kenmore's "Quickdraw" attachment hose. In carpet mode, the suction went directly from the bag chamber to the brushroll cavity without meandering through the on-board hose. When you removed the hose handle for above the floor cleaning, the suction was automatically diverted away from the floor and up the hose, while automatically shutting off the brush roll.

This was Eureka's first and only upright to store ALL attachments including the bare floor brush. It offered a full set of "World Vac" style full-size attachments including a separate dusting brush and upholstery nozzle.

The Excalibur never did very well in Consumer Reports tests. And it seemed to have a lot of electrical burnout problems at the multimode switch - may have had to do with overloading the system with a 12 amp suction motor added to a separate brush roll motor.

But I love 2-motor uprights - the only safe way to offer bare floor cleaning and above the floor cleaning without convoluted clutch systems or double belt systems!

Post# 207595 , Reply# 6   11/24/2012 at 20:12 (2,684 days old) by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        
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Just curious where does the bare floor tool store? I know there is a place to store an extra belt but didn't know about the bare floor tool.

Post# 207597 , Reply# 7   11/24/2012 at 20:44 (2,684 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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There should be a little square plastic box on the back in which you could slip one end of the brush - kind of sitting vertically with one end up and the other end down. I'll try to Google a pic for you.....

If I can find an owner's manual online, I'm sure that would show where the floor brush stores.

Post# 207767 , Reply# 8   11/25/2012 at 17:44 (2,683 days old) by kirbylover1600 ()        

I have a rainbow e2 and works better than my Dyson dc25

Post# 208175 , Reply# 9   11/29/2012 at 17:34 (2,679 days old) by sanitaire (anchorage, alaska)        

the market is very crowded of sanitaire knock offs and many companies that have contracted with eureka too make a commerical machine. the knock off are fun because if you break the fan chamber you have too take out the motor and replace the entire body...if it's genuine eureka its a few screws and a gasket. I have the real 16" sanitaire and a knock off.....great conversation starters...

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