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Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon (or G-Force) Brushroll & Soleplate Needed.
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Post# 326755   6/12/2015 at 11:30 (1,959 days old) by ManchesterVacs (Manchester)        

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I have come by a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon.

Problem is, it is missing the soleplate and brushroll.

Does anyone have any?

Anyone know if they plundered another machine when they built these?

Is anyone who has one or a G-Force able to show me a photo of the underside so I can see what it should look like please?


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Post# 326762 , Reply# 1   6/12/2015 at 14:12 (1,959 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

I could be wrong, but I think it doesn't actually have a bottom plate.

Can't help you with the rest i'm afraid.

Great find and good luck!

Scott


Post# 326774 , Reply# 2   6/12/2015 at 17:17 (1,959 days old) by citroenbx (england)        

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I would buy it off you name a price and I will give it a full restoration

Post# 326822 , Reply# 3   6/13/2015 at 01:56 (1,958 days old) by ManchesterVacs (Manchester)        

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It is my intention to refurb it ourselves CitroenBX, and it will end up with some other rarities we did (De Stijl's DC01/DC02/DC04 and a DC03i) on display in our shop when we move to bigger premises. 

 

Singingrainbow, seems you are right on the soleplate. The G-Force had one, the Cyclon didn't. One of each here:


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Post# 326859 , Reply# 4   6/13/2015 at 21:13 (1,958 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

Interesting, I didn't know thw G-force did have one. Judging by the pictures, there are more differences then I expected between the cyclon and the G-force.

Scott


Post# 326877 , Reply# 5   6/14/2015 at 06:20 (1,957 days old) by funvacfan (Canada)        
I wonder

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if any parts from the Amway Clear Trac would be helpful?

Guy


Post# 326886 , Reply# 6   6/14/2015 at 11:32 (1,957 days old) by ManchesterVacs (Manchester)        

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Do they have a wooden brushroll? 


Post# 327179 , Reply# 7   6/18/2015 at 16:56 (1,953 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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The Amway parts won't fit. Cyclon does have a plastic brush roller. Wonder if Dyson (as in James himself) would have a spare brush bar? In any event, this is what my Cyclon brush roller looks like.

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Post# 327664 , Reply# 8   6/21/2015 at 16:53 (1,950 days old) by ManchesterVacs (Manchester)        

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Thanks Dysonman1, I had seen elsewhere that it had a wooden one (see my pic above). So maybe they were not all the same. 

 

I think we will have to modify something to fit. As it goes, we are not too far from the main Qualtex warehouse, and we have a good relationship with them, so I am going to ask to poke about the warehouse with the housing in my hand. Of all the brushrolls they have, I am sure I can come up with something pretty close. 

 

As you have one of these in Missouri, may I ask if you imported it from the UK or they sold them in the US as well? 


Post# 327728 , Reply# 9   6/22/2015 at 11:52 (1,949 days old) by ManchesterVacs (Manchester)        

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This is the motor from the Cyclon. Anyone recognise that trademark? 


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Post# 327747 , Reply# 10   6/22/2015 at 14:37 (1,949 days old) by citroenbx (england)        

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no do you?

Post# 327823 , Reply# 11   6/23/2015 at 15:34 (1,948 days old) by ManchesterVacs (Manchester)        

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I don't - why I asked. Someone here may recognise it. 


Post# 334445 , Reply# 12   9/22/2015 at 12:08 (1,857 days old) by ManchesterVacs (Manchester)        

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So we have started building the Rotork back up. And we are missing a hose. They have two similar hoses on the side. I guess they are the same as they interchange. But I only have one.....

Can anyone tell me what the American model was called that was based on these please? And more importantly, does it have those side hoses?


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Post# 334463 , Reply# 13   9/22/2015 at 21:24 (1,857 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

As I understand it, there was no American equivalent. At least none that I am aware of. The only other similar machine was the Japanese G-Force.
Scott


Post# 334466 , Reply# 14   9/22/2015 at 21:33 (1,857 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        

Either the G force or the Cyclon

Post# 348266 , Reply# 15   3/22/2016 at 14:57 (1,675 days old) by ManchesterVacs (Manchester)        

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For topic completeness, I ended up making a brushroll. The machine has joined the others in the museum area in our shop.

The link goes to the video of it working.


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Post# 348269 , Reply# 16   3/22/2016 at 15:15 (1,675 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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That motor trade mark is Italian, I just cant think of the name of the motor, I think it might be sappi.
Well done on making a brushroll


Post# 348552 , Reply# 17   3/25/2016 at 15:40 (1,672 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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Great restoration job. They never sold the Cyclon or the G-Force in the USA. I got mine from England.

While the Cyclon 1000 was the current model, the management of Amway (Scamway) scammed James out of the blueprints to the Cyclon 1000, and had Bissell make a knock off called the Amway CMS-1000. It was terrible. No shroud, and a clogging pre-motor filter. Dyson eventually licensed his patents to IONA who made the Vectron upright for Johnson Wax, as well as made the Fantom Thunder and the Kenmore Destiny. IONA did NOT want a pre-motor filter so they could sell $75 Hepa exhaust filters, and shorten the life of the motor. The license agreement ended with IONA in 2001, and James did not renew it, electing instead to bring Dysons to the USA.


Just as an FYI: the first dual cyclonic upright machine in the USA wasn't a vacuum 'per se'. It was the NovaDry carpet shampooer for Sears. Using Capture dry carpet cleaner, it also vacuumed up the powder (like a DC04 Zorbster). Since it blew the dirt (dried carpet powder) into the bin, rather than sucked it in, there was no need for an 'after the cyclone' filter - the airflow into the cyclones remained constant.
There was a Vectron cylinder vac. It was wet/dry. Seamus has one in the UK.


Post# 348967 , Reply# 18   3/29/2016 at 13:18 (1,668 days old) by ManchesterVacs (Manchester)        

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We now have two Cyclons and one G-Force. 

 

One of the Cyclons is now on eBay as we dont need two. 



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Post# 425164 , Reply# 19   5/9/2020 at 13:44 by Rdwdcp (UK)        

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How many Dyson Kleeneze Rotork Cyclons were made?

Post# 425216 , Reply# 20   5/10/2020 at 11:56 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Are those two little pizza cutter shaped things on each side of the brush roll housing the only front wheels it has? They don't look like they would be very durable.

The picture of the G-Force seems to have rollers underneath like most plastic uprights but the Cyclon seems to have none!


Post# 425242 , Reply# 21   5/10/2020 at 17:38 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Yup. No front wheels. That's why the bottom of the vacuum is so scratched to pieces. Cheap bagless vacuums today still do this. The brushroll acts like the wheels and it's a cheat tool to make the vacuum have more suction force by just having it snowplow itself into the carpet.

I have an Aldi Easy Home vac and the vacuum doesn't totally sit on top the carpet because the plastic is so thin and lightweight so I put a small brick on top of the front of the vacuum to get it to stick to the carpet better.

I also have a Eureka Altima missing the front wheel assembly and it works fine like that, but I eventually need to get replacement wheels for it.


Post# 425261 , Reply# 22   5/11/2020 at 02:09 by repairman (Stickney, IL)        

The G-Force had a metal bottom plate with height adjustment and front wheels while the Cyclon didn't. I believe around 500 units of the Cyclon were produced. They were made by Zanussi in Italy.

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