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Post# 288736   7/14/2014 at 22:24 (2,149 days old) by tig21er (Indiana)        

Intro 10/77.

Post# 288737 , Reply# 1   7/14/2014 at 22:26 (2,149 days old) by tig21er (Indiana)        
Pg 2

Post# 288738 , Reply# 2   7/14/2014 at 22:28 (2,149 days old) by tig21er (Indiana)        
1st upright pg3

Post# 288742 , Reply# 3   7/14/2014 at 22:31 (2,149 days old) by tig21er (Indiana)        
1st upright pg 4

Post# 288748 , Reply# 4   7/14/2014 at 22:35 (2,149 days old) by tig21er (Indiana)        
1st upright pg 5

Weight 24 lbs. Same as current Sentria. Dll weight 14.5 lbs. in 1986.

Post# 288755 , Reply# 5   7/14/2014 at 22:53 (2,149 days old) by marks_here (Crossville TN & Altoona PA )        
We had one of them

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It was the heavy duty model wasn't as easy as the brochure says...LOL. The only reason we got the heavy duty one was the extra long hose because the other ones were short & would tip over when the least bit tugged on. It was a great vacuum except the button to push to let the handle down kept breaking at the bottom towards the motor.

Post# 288757 , Reply# 6   7/14/2014 at 23:02 (2,149 days old) by kevin (Livonia)        

Very cool, John. Thanks for posting this!

Do you happen to know how many amps it is?

Also, do you know what serial ids they would have had? I'm putting a list together.

This is the information I have on the Heavy-Duty uprights. Please let me know if something is wrong.

Model 1363 (yellow-gold)/white trim 1977-78

Model 1363 (tan/brown trim) 1978-79

Model 1451 (tan/brown trim--orange "Electrolux" letters) 1979-80

Model 1451E (tan/brown trim--orange "Electrolux" letters) 1980-82

Model 1451E (gray/white trim) 1982-1984

Model 1451E (sand/jade trim) 1984-1986

Post# 288772 , Reply# 7   7/15/2014 at 00:13 (2,149 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
great stuff! but,

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'12 reasons to see it today' is the same as '12 reasons to buy our stuff!'tongue-out

Post# 288807 , Reply# 8   7/15/2014 at 08:07 (2,149 days old) by tig21er (Indiana)        
The motor

was a Super J motor with the shaft being longer where the belt went on. Sebo said they had the first two geared belt clutch system in 1979 and Electrolux had it in 1977.

Post# 315807 , Reply# 9   2/17/2015 at 18:07 (1,931 days old) by ronni (USA)        

I happened to find a video of the yellow Model 1363 on Youtube with a young operator. Check it out:

Post# 315812 , Reply# 10   2/17/2015 at 18:35 (1,931 days old) by Ctvacman (CT)        

I had one too, by far the worst upright I have ever used. It was like pushy a bag of mulch across the floor. One of the ones i owned had the optional brush that resembled the current style where it was two rows but wrapped around more.

I've always found it funny that they had the bag light and electronic bag protection switch that they did not carry over to the discovery. An electronic bag light and switch wouldn't show up until the lux 4000.

Post# 315833 , Reply# 11   2/17/2015 at 21:54 (1,931 days old) by ronni (USA)        

I used my former landlord's yellow Model 1363 in the '90s and thought it did a fine job on an oriental rug, and it wasn't too heavy. John (tig21er) mentioned in a reply above that its weight (24 lbs.) was the same as a Kirby Sentria; so you probably are not a Kirby fan either. I have a feeling that Electrolux's main upright direct sales competitor was Kirby, so the company likely felt compelled to make it comparable in weight to the Model 2CB/Classic III with a few extra features such as the 4-wheel height adjuster, magnetic clutch, disposable bag, and bag light indicator.

It's interesting that the L-Shaped cleaners were not equipped with the bag light indicator until the Lux 4000; would that have included the lower-tiered and commercial ones, as well? The cost savings must have been substantial enough, or it wouldn't have been left off for that 10- to 15-year period.

I didn't realize until closer inspection of the brochure above that the yellow Model 1363 used the same white hose as the 1205/Jubilee and 1401/Super J. I wonder if the other rectangular-shaped upright series used the same woven hoses as the cylinders, too? By the way, does anyone know why some of the later machines in the series were designated with an 'E' suffix (e.g. 1451E)?

I saw in another thread that the 1979 Olympia One owner's manual mentioned a commercial version; however, my 1981 Olympia One and 1983 Silverado manuals do not. So, apparently the Model CB won out after a year or two.

Post# 315848 , Reply# 12   2/18/2015 at 04:36 (1,931 days old) by Ctvacman (CT)        

I am a fan of kirbys I have six of them. Mine was used on regular cut pile plush carpeting.

Post# 316702 , Reply# 13   2/24/2015 at 21:14 (1,924 days old) by ronni (USA)        

There is currently a sand/jade-colored Model 1451 on eBay (see photos below), so I don't think the listing of the rectangular uprights in reply #6 is totally accurate. Besides the colors I am unable to tell the difference between it and the Model 1451E previously shown on this thread. Does anyone have a service manual that would state the difference? I'm also wondering if the commercial version was a Model 1452?

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Post# 316724 , Reply# 14   2/25/2015 at 09:21 (1,924 days old) by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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I find it kind of unusual that they sold the yellow 1363 in Canada but then we didn't see another upright till the D2 came out.

Post# 316954 , Reply# 15   2/27/2015 at 12:58 (1,922 days old) by ronni (USA)        
Reply #13 Correction

The seller informed me that the cleaner mentioned in reply #13 is, in fact, a Model 1451E. She also mentioned that the cord length was just over 25 feet and has a 6.4 amp motor; so it doesn't appear to be a commercial version as a sell sheet I have for the household version states that the cord is 25 feet long and has a 6.4 amp motor. The machine does bear the "Heavy Duty" descriptor on it, but that is because it has a double-insulated cord.

Again, I'd like to know the differences between the 1451 and 1451E, and if the commercial version was Model 1452. Someone here must have some service manuals or other literature.

I agree that it's peculiar that the Canadians only had the earlier yellow Model 1363 and not even the tan Model 1363 or the others that followed until the D2.


1451E name stamp:

Post# 316975 , Reply# 16   2/27/2015 at 17:12 (1,921 days old) by stricklybojack (Southern California)        
This Electrolux and Kirby Sentria

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The Sentria has a self propel feature and i'm fairly certain these early Electrolux uprights do not.
So one could very well not like using this vacuum but love a Sentria...unless carrying up and or downstairs were the issue.

I have heard people rave about these, and now compare them to, "pushing mulch"..i have never used one myself.
The four wheel height adjustment alone makes it interesting but those push buttons and 70's harvest yellow really sell me on this machine to have in my collection someday.
The blue, which i have seen but was just a bit far to drive, doesn't do it for me nearly as much.

Post# 403136 , Reply# 17   12/26/2018 at 21:13 (523 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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I know this is an old thread but I think it belongs here.

Post# 403145 , Reply# 18   12/27/2018 at 00:30 (523 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Remember two of these vacuums-one at a church yard sale-other at a private home yard sale.BOTH were bashed to beyond belief-left both of them.The base on one of them-(church)was badly broken.Left both of them-and found them at about the same time.Airpath on this would be VERY prone to clogging.Just too complicated.At this stage that machine looks like a real bugger bear to work on!

Post# 403212 , Reply# 19   12/28/2018 at 12:19 (522 days old) by Electrolux-Dude (Canyon, TX)        

I know these old uprights well, I have close to a half dozen of them, 2 or 3 brown ones and 2 or 3 grey ones. They still work, though right now they don't see much use as my house doesn't have carpet! I think they really have quite good suction power. Here's a picture of one of mine that's in one of my vacuum rooms at my house.

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Post# 403410 , Reply# 20   1/1/2019 at 11:35 (518 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@Electrolux-Dude nice Electrolux room!nothing warms my heart more than a room full of old Electroluxs!

Do I Spy the nilfisk backpack as well? 😊

Post# 404015 , Reply# 21   1/13/2019 at 13:37 (506 days old) by Electrolux-Dude (Canyon, TX)        

Yes indeed, that is indeed a Nilfisk backpack vacuum, still works, it was going to be thrown out but I grabbed it. It has a whole box full of filters but no bags, I also have a hip style vac of another brand, it too was going to be thrown out but I grabbed it as well

Post# 404460 , Reply# 22   1/23/2019 at 11:41 (496 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        
I can't get enough of this vacuum

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Post# 409278 , Reply# 23   5/9/2019 at 10:53 (390 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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I really like these uprights. Iíve had several in the past. They have good suction with the Super J motor and I think they clean a tad better than the later elux uprights. They are bulky but push easily. I have the attachment kits and optional agitators (soft, three-row, and beater brush combination). The plastics do get brittle over time and the cover on the one I was recently given broke. So, I did some creative engineering and used metal tabs and longer screws to hold the cover down. This is also how the upper body pivots/ is attached to the base. I discovered the special tool to take the cover off is just a torx bit.

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Post# 409300 , Reply# 24   5/10/2019 at 08:24 (389 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
The other special tool--

--is to lock the spring before removing the elbo cover.When the handle is lowered as if to clean under bed you will see a hole on each side of spring for tool to fit and lock as it should be before removing upper body.The warning label means what it says!!

Post# 409304 , Reply# 25   5/10/2019 at 09:13 (389 days old) by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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I know Jimmy! I didn't touch the spring. I thought I'd also share the manual that I copied several years back.

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