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Post# 387310   3/6/2018 at 00:05 (257 days old) by drsnuggle (Sweden Stockholm)        

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Hello everyone!
It was a long time since I did anything active in the vacuum community. If anyone remember I had problems with my Sebo e1 as it leaked a lot of dust to the bag compartment. Well, I did a rather crude fix of that, but it works. The fix consists of removing the green plastic cap of one bag and fit another bag in it! So now I use a six layer bag for my e1 instead of just three. The bags can be clued, but I use scotch to keep them together and to keep them air-tight. As strange as it might sound, it feels as I just got a new vacuum!

I cannot hear any strain of the motor and the airflow seems pretty strong with my home-made 6-layer bag ;-). I don't know, but maybe the problem is that my Sebo e1 have 1200 watts and perhaps the bags (8300ER) where adapted to help the airflow for the lower wattage vacuums we currently have in Europe (EU).

Here is some picture of the bags and the vacuum. I am so happy to use it now!

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Post# 387317 , Reply# 1   3/6/2018 at 04:15 (257 days old) by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

Hi Jakob! Great idea!

Iíve done similar things in using other bags on older vacuums to ďupgradeĒ the filtration and to keep them cleaner, dust free inside.

You did a great job, I have a helpful hint too that Iíll share. Get a LOW temperature glue gun, very inexpensive if you donít already have one. Take a thin piece of cardboard, like cut out the bottom of an empty Kleenex box.. in a square about one inch larger than the opening of the 6 layer bag youíre retrofitting. Place the thin cardboard (it needs to be thin for a reason) inside the hole by making the square a round tube by manipulating it inside the bag hole. Then center it inside the bag, flat on a table or hard surface. Then take your green Sebo collar and on the back, carefully lay a bead of Low Temp gluestick glue and quickly line it up, lay it over the bag hole centered, then press down firmly and hold for about 15 - 20 seconds. Then when the glue has set, carefully reach inside the bag collar opening and with your hands on the outside of the bag, find the thin cardboard and roll or fold it and gently work it through the hole. This will keep the glue from seeping in to the back layers of the bag and possibly glueing your hole shut against the bottom layer of the bag. This works much better than tape and with the Low Temp glue, you can gently tear the green collar off the old full bag, pick the glue off the back with your fingernails or if needed like a small putty knife or old dull butter knife, and you can use it again so you donít have to keep wasting that other bag.

I hope this helps, I LOVE doing things like this as Iíve had to construct my own bags in a similar fashion for an older Hoover Quik Vac I found at Goodwill because for some reason Hoover stopped making the ďEĒ style bags that slide into the bag holder of the Quik Broom.

Thanks for sharing and again, great idea! Thatís a beautiful Sebo too by the way!

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