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Post# 211724   12/30/2012 at 00:51 (2,657 days old) by nubz3760 ()        

What do you guys think is the quietest vacuum of any age? upright and canisters, preferrably with p/n

Post# 211726 , Reply# 1   12/30/2012 at 00:58 (2,657 days old) by BriGuy (Wichita, Kansas)        

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Hmm I think the Electrolux Model G is tops for quiet. Also some Panasonic uprights are fairly quiet. I think it was Panasonic that even had a " Library quiet" series. Although I doubt they could have actually been used in a library full of people. LOL

Post# 211740 , Reply# 2   12/30/2012 at 05:54 (2,657 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        

Dyson DC01 Ametek motor

Henry with an electric powerhead fitted

Post# 211742 , Reply# 3   12/30/2012 at 06:13 (2,657 days old) by turbomaster1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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Dyson Quiet?

The DC01 is probably one of Dysons quietest cleaners however its not a candidate for the question asked.

As for quiet are we talking most quiet on full power or can we include quiet on lowest power?

If I need to vac really late at night I tend to go for the Miele S5210 on its lowest 300w power which is definitely the most quiet cleaner I own and at 300w its just enough for a quick tidy up and surface litter removal.

Full power wise the Vactric Silent Q is a contender however thats only 300w itself LOL. However Id hardly call it a performer.

An Electrolux Loaf cleaner like the 330 or the 500 are good performers and quiet as is the upright Moulinex Major but they are slightly noisier than the Silent Q.

Post# 211743 , Reply# 4   12/30/2012 at 06:48 (2,657 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Electrolux 612 on lowest power barely makes a sound. As for the dc01 suggestion, my Ametek Dc01 is louder than my ydk one!

Post# 211754 , Reply# 5   12/30/2012 at 08:17 (2,656 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
The new Miele S8's....

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These are very quiet. I have a Miele Marin that I just purchased and really like it.

Bud Mattingly

Post# 211757 , Reply# 6   12/30/2012 at 08:24 (2,656 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
A tough question

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Uprights: Sharp library quiet, Windsor Sensor (Sebo G) Sebo Electronic 370, Windsor versamatic, Lindhaus Healthcare pro i'm not sure which is the quietest of them.
Canister: The lux G takes it it's even quieter than my Miele Silver moon
Central: Drainvac special edition, It's noise level is comparable to my Sebos

Post# 211761 , Reply# 7   12/30/2012 at 08:41 (2,656 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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My Electrolux UltraSilencer Green canister is extremely quiet on the lowest setting. You can talk on the telephone while using it! The sound of the air rushing through the carpet nozzle is louder than the motor itself. It does not have a power nozzle though. Another good question would be "which is the quietest power nozzle for canisters?"

Also, throughout the years, Japanese made Sanyo canisters and Transformax Stick Vacs are some of the quietest vacs I have ever used! Sanyo makes the Hoover Duros, so I wonder if that is one of the quieter contemporary power nozzle canisters.

Post# 211779 , Reply# 8   12/30/2012 at 10:05 (2,656 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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I'd give that one to the Wessel Werks made SEB-217 for the miele

Post# 211781 , Reply# 9   12/30/2012 at 10:19 (2,656 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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my personal vote is for my Miele or the old xxx Lux. I think it was Sharp that made the Library quiet , did not seem to be in person

Post# 211784 , Reply# 10   12/30/2012 at 10:49 (2,656 days old) by funeraldirector (Boston)        
Quiet Canister Vacuum

I would say the XXX Lux or the Lux Intelligernce/Guardian Platinum followed by Sebo/Windsor and Miele Capricorn/Earth. Lindhaus falls in the list somewhere too.

Post# 211786 , Reply# 11   12/30/2012 at 11:11 (2,656 days old) by luxman107 (USA )        

My new lux guardian platinum is really quiet. Even more quiet than my lux xxx but a lot more powerful

Post# 211790 , Reply# 12   12/30/2012 at 11:57 (2,656 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        
i would say

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the sanyo dirt hunter I had one for years and nobody could tell I would be vaccuming at 4 am and it was so quite that the hoover empower hush mode wasn't worth putting on

Post# 211791 , Reply# 13   12/30/2012 at 11:59 (2,656 days old) by Davinator1977 ()        

Quietest Vacuum I have ever used so far is the Electrolux UltraOne

Post# 211804 , Reply# 14   12/30/2012 at 14:23 (2,656 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        

dusty ametek motors are loud lol but the clean ones are quiet

Post# 211809 , Reply# 15   12/30/2012 at 14:58 (2,656 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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The Royal 808 seems very quiet,Or whatever model mine is,It has no makers plate,No adjust-o-rite (In it's place a cap),And a Royal blue 808 model bag.

My 1968 Far-Fax,Along with my Lux model L seems to be a good candidate too.


Post# 211865 , Reply# 16   12/30/2012 at 21:04 (2,656 days old) by vacuumfreak95 (Aransas Pass, Tx)        
The sebo X4

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I use a Sebo X4 every week to clean my church and it is very quiet. I Love that vacuum very well made!

Post# 211866 , Reply# 17   12/30/2012 at 21:07 (2,656 days old) by cam2s (Nebraska)        

I think my quietest canisters are...(just the canister, and not the matching power head)

Lux Automatic E
Filter Queen
Eureka Europa

My quietest power nozzle is my Lindhaus PB 14E.

My quietest upright is my Windsor Versamatic.

Post# 211924 , Reply# 18   12/31/2012 at 08:27 (2,655 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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My Kenmore Progressive canister is really quiet on low speed, even with the PN on. Sanyo canister is also pretty quiet, but it doesn't have a PN.

Post# 211954 , Reply# 19   12/31/2012 at 12:18 (2,655 days old) by electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        

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The quietest one that i have ever heard has to be the electrolux 89

Post# 211974 , Reply# 20   12/31/2012 at 16:03 (2,655 days old) by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        
Quietest vacuum

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In my collection is definitely my old XXX luxes! The new Aerus Guardian Platinum is extremely quiet as well, but I don't have one of those yet personally!

Post# 212168 , Reply# 21   1/2/2013 at 02:06 (2,654 days old) by MikeKLondon ()        
Quietest Vacuum

Has to be Nilfisk GM or Miele even with the PN on a low setting its very quiet. The Nilfisk has very deep sound

Post# 212169 , Reply# 22   1/2/2013 at 03:16 (2,654 days old) by Ultimatevacman ( Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK)        

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The quietest vacuum I've ever used is my HVC200 Numatic Henry with a PN.

Post# 212743 , Reply# 23   1/5/2013 at 13:41 (2,650 days old) by powermate1970 ()        
Thats an easy one!! LOL

Lux model 30 has got to be the quietest vac I own. My 61 or 62(not sure of exact year) Lux G has got to be a close second, even with the old PN-1.

Post# 212744 , Reply# 24   1/5/2013 at 13:43 (2,650 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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My 6.8 amp Sebo X2 is one of the quietest vacuums in my collection, along with the Hoover Constellation 858.

Post# 212747 , Reply# 25   1/5/2013 at 13:47 (2,650 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Ultimatevacman: I have a Henry hvr200 that is very loud for some reason...

Post# 420151 , Reply# 26   2/18/2020 at 08:06 by Rdwdcp (UK)        

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The Sebo X4 is quiet I've used one in a holiday cottage and it was quiet


Post# 420153 , Reply# 27   2/18/2020 at 08:14 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Easily the Electrolux Hospital G. Whisper quiet.

Post# 420154 , Reply# 28   2/18/2020 at 08:15 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Easily the Electrolux Hospital G. Whisper quiet.

Post# 420184 , Reply# 29   2/18/2020 at 18:44 by Jo (Dallas,TX)        

Hmm I see a lot of people voting for the Electrolux Model XXX and Model G. I have both...need to pull them both out and compare noise levels! The XXX is a bit noisier when itís afterfilter is removed as my afterfilter is likely one of the originals so I pulled it out as it seemed kind of icky. Both of these machines are so quiet that the suction sound from the tools can be louder than the motors. I can see how the hospital G someone mentions could be even quieter...with that big filter on the back it would muffle the noise even further than the standard G metal back ends pre cordwinder do.

I have to say Iím disappointed with Aerusís modern day classic Lux and Lux Legacy canisters...they are noisy making that high pitched whistling sound most cheap vacuums make in the last 20 years.

Noisiest vacuum anyone?...maybe a new Brother has a giant Rigid Shop vac, horrifying the noise must wear hearing protection....I told him to give the thing away and buy a shop vac brand...he doesnít use it that often due to the horrific noise even with the optional muffler attachment which seems to do nothing.

Post# 420186 , Reply# 30   2/18/2020 at 19:07 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Quietest: Miele S8
Loudest: Eureka Precision (Bravo rebadge). Yes, this is the loudest Iíve ever had, and I do own a 10 amp Commercial Royal.

Post# 420193 , Reply# 31   2/18/2020 at 20:06 by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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I'd love to get a decibel meter and compare all my vacuums both before and after refurbishment and from various distances.

Post# 420195 , Reply# 32   2/18/2020 at 20:34 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Does a vacuum have to be working correctly to be considered the noisiest? I've heard some extremely loud Bissell CleanViews and Hoover Elites.

Post# 420196 , Reply# 33   2/18/2020 at 20:40 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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Quietest: Most early Sharks. They seem screechy, but with good bearings most are actually quite quiet.
Loudest: DD Featherlite direct air. Even with a good fan and bearings they are loud, but with a chipped fan they are truly deafening.

Post# 420207 , Reply# 34   2/18/2020 at 21:16 by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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Yes, bad bearings, dried oil, broken or loose fan, can all contribute to excessive noise and vibration. When it happens to a vacuum you know and use every day, it's how you can tell something is not OK with the motor, as it sounds different than normal (i.e. louder).

Now sometimes, yes, mostly with compact vacuums with tiny motors or high power vacuums with high RPM motors they can be loud just to be loud by design on purpose.

Post# 420216 , Reply# 35   2/18/2020 at 22:49 by Mike811 (Finland)        
Philips P74 Electronic

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This is easy.
By far the mid 80's Philips P74 Electronic.
It has almost none motor sound. 90% of the sound is airflow running trough the vacuum.

Post# 420229 , Reply# 36   2/19/2020 at 11:27 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Electrolux Mo G has--

--thick pieces of felt inside motor housing to make a quiet motor even quieter.

Post# 420245 , Reply# 37   2/19/2020 at 15:46 by Jo (Dallas,TX)        

I was at a customerís house and her housekeeper had a Miele going...with itís power nozzle which was either turbo driven or battery powered....the entire thing was incredibly quiet, I could really only hear the sound of the air going through but I was not terribly impressed with the job the power nozzle was doing...didnít seem to be making the carpet look nicely groomed...perhaps it wasnít running properly or at all or so slowly it wasnít able to do much. As a result my impression of Miele as a thorough and efficient vacuum for carpet was not a positive one.

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