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Post# 354824   6/28/2016 at 14:51 (1,504 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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Last year I bought the Shark Powered True Pet Rotator and ended up sending it back because I didn't like how it handled with the hose and handle. So I have been using my Rainbow. Well I finally made the decision to purchase a brand new Aerus Electrolux Classic. And I love it. With the amount of dog hair that we have I also bought the sidekick and love how well it works on the furniture and the stairs.

I'm pretty sure my Grandma is smiling down on me. Every vacuum she ever owned was a Electrolux. One time she bought a Oreck and sent it back after a week of having it.

Post# 354926 , Reply# 1   6/29/2016 at 17:02 (1,503 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
aerus classic

It's a good vacuum, I got the 90th anniversary edition last year, they are well made vacuums, I'm just not sure how long Aerus's method of selling them will work, these days selling your products on line is almost a must, enjoy that vacuum, it's a good one.

Post# 355005 , Reply# 2   6/30/2016 at 10:27 (1,503 days old) by S2_82 (Columbus, Ohio)        
Just curious..

How stong is the suction on these compairing to the lux platinum?

Post# 355007 , Reply# 3   6/30/2016 at 10:33 (1,503 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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The Lux Guardian Platinum has a much different motor, built by a completely different company than the Classic model. The Guardian does have a little more zip to it, but it's not really perceptible to your hand when placed over the end of the hose. The two are 'statistically' equals at cleaning power. I have definitely enjoyed using the new HEPA cloth bags (type C) in my Electrolux(Aerus) machines, as it keeps the bag compartment spotless. The blue Aerus bags leak fine dust and clog fairly fast.

Post# 355013 , Reply# 4   6/30/2016 at 11:01 (1,502 days old) by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

Seems I remember someone saying that Lux used the same motors for all machine's. I seem to recall all the canisters having the same air wattage figures at one time. I'm not sure how that's working now that Aerus is importing the Platinum. Incidentally, losing a whole boatload of vacuums to the Atlantic Ocean was one of their reasons for building machine's in the US. I guess Aerus is willing to take the risk.

Post# 355016 , Reply# 5   6/30/2016 at 11:40 (1,502 days old) by kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
I second what Tom said

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 The Lux Legacy and the Lux Classic are pretty much the same under the hood at 439 Air watts.


The Guardian Platinum is a different animal with four stage filtration and a 525 air watt capabilities.  The GP is imported.


I included a link.  you can get the comparison numbers by downloading the brochure for each machine.  This site used to allow a side by side comparison, I could not find that button today or I would have cut and pasted the results.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO kirbysthebest's LINK

Post# 355021 , Reply# 6   6/30/2016 at 13:21 (1,502 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
cloth bags

I agree that the hepa cloth bags are much better than the Aerus paper bags. Actually, for any vacuum, if you can use a cloth bag instead of paper, you should do so, they work better and do not rip as easily.

Post# 355040 , Reply# 7   6/30/2016 at 16:27 (1,502 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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I don't really know how to rate the different models. What I will say is that I think it out performs my Rainbow. I don't have any way to compare the two but I feel a huge difference.

Post# 355066 , Reply# 8   6/30/2016 at 22:57 (1,502 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
guardian platinum

The main problem I have with the guardian platinum is that it has a nonstandard hose end, although I think there is an adapter to get around that, but the power nozzle hook up is also nonstandard, so you are limited to using only that power nozzle. With other vacuums that have a standard female connector, you can use several different power nozzles.

Post# 355147 , Reply# 9   7/1/2016 at 23:57 (1,501 days old) by S2_82 (Columbus, Ohio)        
I've always seen comparing the

Classic and the Legacy against the Platinum like comparing apples to oranges, at least when looking at those specs with air watts, waterlift, etc

I agree Tom & Mike, cloth bags are usually always to go. However, I've heard of owners having their warranties voided for using non Aerus paper bags. I don't get why, and and don't kow how true it is. Hopefully nobody here has encountered that. It always makes sense to use cloth bags whenever possible.

Post# 355171 , Reply# 10   7/2/2016 at 09:48 (1,501 days old) by mchmike (West palm beach fl)        

I bought a classic for my mom , she kept overheating the Diamond Jubilee , she loves it . It's light and powerful and cleans super well. She has 2 cats and a Rottweiler.its the 90 year anniversary black one.

Post# 355173 , Reply# 11   7/2/2016 at 10:04 (1,501 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        
I have the...

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I have the 90th Anniversary Black one as well and I do. I love it!!! What is funny is that Jacob has even been doing more housework lately. He likes using it. What is funny about this is that he always avoided vacuuming because he never liked my Rainbow. When we first met his vacuum was just a big shop vacuum.

I am cleaning today and will use it. It is actually a fun vacuum to use.

Post# 355180 , Reply# 12   7/2/2016 at 12:07 (1,500 days old) by Marks_here (Crossville TN )        

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Mom was using her Aerus because it was light & easy for her to use plus no filters to wash or routine maintenance & now since I had a central vacuum installed in her home the other one just sits in the garage under the central unit.

Post# 355181 , Reply# 13   7/2/2016 at 12:23 (1,500 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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I wanted to put a Central Cleaning System in. However when I had people come out to see how it could be done my house is well over 100 years old and I was told that it would be extremely difficult for the second story to be done. They said the main floor would be easy but the second story layout while possible was going to be a mess and time consuming. It's not a big deal. I don't mind carrying the vacuum up and down the stairs.

Post# 355264 , Reply# 14   7/3/2016 at 12:35 (1,499 days old) by Ctvacman (CT)        

If you really wanted one badly a good central vac installer would figure it out. Usually you can run it through a down stairs closet to reach the second floor.

Post# 355310 , Reply# 15   7/4/2016 at 10:02 (1,499 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
vacuum overheating

Interesting that you said your mom's vacuum kept overheating. Usually that indicates a problem with the motor or a clog somewhere. Regarding the issue of Aerus bags, I'm not sure if using cloth bags would void the warranty either, but I use a cloth bag in my classic, and my electrolux 1205 and Alympia. The fact that Aerus themselves only offer paper bags indicates that they are behind the times a bit.

Post# 355320 , Reply# 16   7/4/2016 at 14:51 (1,498 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        
The Central Cleaning System was possible.

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I was told that it was possible to install a central cleaning system. But I was told that with the layout of my upstairs I would have to put an inlet in every bedroom. I wanted to just put a central inlet in my upstairs hallway but because of the age and layout that would have not worked. Unless I did all direct connect inlets or went with a air powered turbo brush. I wanted a electric brush instead.

It's okay. I have what I want with my Classic and my Rainbow.

Post# 355336 , Reply# 17   7/4/2016 at 19:11 (1,498 days old) by Ctvacman (CT)        

If you ever bring in a machine for warranty service just make sure to have a genuine bag installed

Post# 355349 , Reply# 18   7/4/2016 at 22:21 (1,498 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Why is that, CT Vac man? I much prefer to service mine, myself!

Post# 355410 , Reply# 19   7/5/2016 at 16:38 (1,497 days old) by Ctvacman (CT)        

Because if someone brought their unit in under warranty with a non genuine bag it could void the warranty depending on how picky your dealer is. Example, I like DVC hepa type c bags, if my ultralux classic was still under warranty I would remove the non genuine bag when bringing it in to keep the warranty in effect.

Post# 355444 , Reply# 20   7/5/2016 at 21:53 (1,497 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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If i do (on a rare occasion) bring it in for service, i bring it in without a bag,, and if they ask, say it was full so i pitched it

Post# 356535 , Reply# 21   7/24/2016 at 20:13 (1,478 days old) by DJub85 (Virginia)        

I've got a 90th Legacy, basically the same machine as the Classic. They are quite nice vacuums, so congrats on the purchase. I love supporting Aerus/Electrolux. I'm somewhat jealous that the Classic is still compatible with historic tools, whereas the Legacy really isn't (metal vs. plastic wands).

I really hope that Aerus doesn't stop selling the old school vacs. One of their salespeople told me recently that the Classic and Legacy barely sell anymore now that the Platinum is out, but he might have been exaggerating in an attempt to sway me toward the Platinum. Either way, I love the old machines.

Post# 356538 , Reply# 22   7/24/2016 at 21:55 (1,478 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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The hose from a Classic (or Epic 6000) will fit the Legacy... winkwinkwink

Post# 415177 , Reply# 23   10/22/2019 at 18:18 (293 days old) by joey1914 (grand rapids michigan)        
aerus electrolux just purchased a 90th edition lux

just purchased a lux 90th anniversary model it's black pretty basic vac but nice has great power hope it will last like the older one's since it is all plastic. Had my Olympian for years sorry I gave it away.

Post# 416436 , Reply# 24   11/24/2019 at 17:47 (260 days old) by DJub85 (Virginia)        

Nice buy! I have a 90th Legacy. I, too, hope that those machines continue to be sold. They're a real blast from the past.

Post# 416442 , Reply# 25   11/24/2019 at 20:05 (260 days old) by gregvacs28 (space coast)        

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The amount of listings on ebay has really declined recently, as have the prices.
Especially for the steel body models.

Post# 416503 , Reply# 26   11/25/2019 at 21:55 (259 days old) by Paul (USA)        

The design of the Lux Classic originated in Canada in 1982 with the E-Special as was the E-2000, now known as the Lux Legacy; so their longevity proves their sound design and overall performance.

It would be even better if frequent updates and improvements were made to keep them competitive.

Post# 416586 , Reply# 27   11/26/2019 at 18:31 (258 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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I forgot about this post. I'm still trying to find a Ultra Lux with all the attachments like what my Grandma had. It even had the woven hose. I loved that vacuum. The only thing it didn't have was the sidekick.

Post# 416593 , Reply# 28   11/26/2019 at 19:46 (258 days old) by gregvacs28 (space coast)        

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The Ultralux line was made from 84 to 92 and covered about 10 models.
I don't believe the original model had the sidekick.

But it will fit those models and many before those 1984 models.

Do you remember the color or name of the Ultralux she had? When she got it?

Post# 416594 , Reply# 29   11/26/2019 at 19:52 (258 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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It was like a Egg Shell White with blue trim.

Post# 416597 , Reply# 30   11/26/2019 at 20:44 (258 days old) by blknblu (CT)        

My UltraLUX before packing it away ..
original hose was discarded, since I had to conserve space.

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Post# 417117 , Reply# 31   12/10/2019 at 19:59 (244 days old) by Paul (USA)        

Electrolux Corporation introduced the 'Ultralux' model name in 1990 with the revised model number 1521 tank cleaner. Continuing revisions and cosmetic changes were reflected with model name additions:

Ultralux, factory paired with unlighted power nozzle 1622, 1990-91, light sand gray trimmed in navy
Ultralux LX, factory paired with lighted power nozzle 1692, 1991-92, light sand gray trimmed in navy
Ultralux Classic, factory paired with lighted power nozzle 1693, 1992-94, navy trimmed in light sand gray

The Sidekick which sold during this time was the model 1562 (earlier ones had a black reset button instead of a switch and were not identified with a model number.

In the early 2000s, the model name was reused for an indirect sales tank cleaner called 'Ultralux 2000', model number C151C, factory paired with unlighted power nozzle N115U. Its main color was light sand gray (or something similar), and it was trimmed in black.

The 'Ultralux' moniker was also put to use for the 80th anniversary model number C152E tank cleaner in 2004. When the 'Aerus' logo was added the model number was changed to C152F. The factory-paired power nozzle for both was model number N115S. Colors were light sand gray (or something similar) and regatta blue.

Sidekick model number K119M in light sand gray was likely sold as the customer option for the 21st Century Ultralux's, due to its matching main color.


Incidentally, there was also a rebadged upright cleaner sold in the early 2000s as 'Ultralux by Electrolux', model number U160A.

Post# 417151 , Reply# 32   12/11/2019 at 14:31 (243 days old) by RainbowD4C (Saint Joseph, Michigan )        

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My models of choice have always been Silverado, Ultra Lux, Marquise lines. I have a Classic which I love. But if I could get my hands on one of them I would be happy.

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