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Tristar Model A101S
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Post# 373761   6/13/2017 at 03:56 (1,461 days old) by keither (California )        

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My 1st Tristar Model A101S. I've had the machine for about 4years . It's taken some getting used to but I like it , especially using the 13 ft hose.

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Post# 374970 , Reply# 1   7/6/2017 at 21:27 (1,437 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        
how is it

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how is the suction and air flow and is it quiet 13 feet hose gota be nice

Post# 374971 , Reply# 2   7/6/2017 at 21:42 (1,437 days old) by keither (California )        

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Hi there :-) The suction is really good - And I found that that the Electrolux Guardian Platinum Rug Floor tool and Elbow attachment is compatible with the wands, as well as the Guardian Sidekick.

Post# 374975 , Reply# 3   7/7/2017 at 03:53 (1,437 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
One like this was listed nearby on CL...

but the price was too much for my budget. At one point he seemed to lower his price to $1 (the listings first view), I thought he decided to get rid of it fast.

When I called he said he had only done that to attract buyers to his Ad, that the price was still the original asking price.

Post# 374978 , Reply# 4   7/7/2017 at 09:39 (1,436 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

I have the MG2 version. But I found the normal Tri-Star bags leak a lot of fine dust into the cloth bag. MicroLined Tri-Star bags have the issue of the lining being torn away from the paper on the side of the bag where the dirt and debris always hit with force. Then, it leaks fine dust too. My only option was to cut a HEPA bag open, and use that to line the cloth bag. That works like a dream, and no fine dust leakage.

Post# 374981 , Reply# 5   7/7/2017 at 10:07 (1,436 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
I had

my aunts Revelation from the 1950's. It was turquoise with the air driven polisher.
She kept it nice and clean. I gave it to someone who needed a sweeper.

Post# 374997 , Reply# 6   7/7/2017 at 23:38 (1,436 days old) by keither (California )        

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I bet is was a beauty :-)

Post# 375000 , Reply# 7   7/8/2017 at 02:55 (1,436 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Thanks Tom......

I have been snapping up packages of Cloth Hepa bags at the Goodwills whenever I find them. The last one was one made for a Hoover.

Post# 375001 , Reply# 8   7/8/2017 at 03:24 (1,436 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

TriStar REALLY needs to update to Filtrete type bags-the newest model can pull dust thru their present single layer paper bags.

Post# 375026 , Reply# 9   7/8/2017 at 16:30 (1,435 days old) by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Seems like....

I could use Kenmore upright Hepa bags in my Tristar. trim to fit. I pulled almost all my cloth Hepa bags from the tubs to use wherever possible.

Already tried in my Electrolux and Airway.

Post# 375191 , Reply# 10   7/11/2017 at 22:13 (1,432 days old) by kirbykid63 (Wilmington Delaware)        
The Tristar

I prefer the newer Tristars over the new electrolux's.

Post# 375196 , Reply# 11   7/12/2017 at 00:06 (1,432 days old) by Keither (California )        

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I hear ya I


Post# 441011 , Reply# 12   4/18/2021 at 19:53 by ridgidwd0670 (se wood co ohio)        

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Did U buy the TriStar brand new or pre-owned (2nd-hand)?

Also U can use VAC (Vacuum America Clean) HEPA bags so the TriStar will filter better

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