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Post# 390569   4/16/2018 at 19:53 (188 days old) by Karl (Illinois)        

I went to a second hand store today and saw this Royal, $25. Is it worth picking up?

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Post# 390570 , Reply# 1   4/16/2018 at 19:56 (188 days old) by Repairman (Stickney, IL)        

As long as the motor runs and it has a brushroll, itís worth every penny. I had one of those and then sold it for $100. Belts are also easy to find as well as bags.

Post# 390572 , Reply# 2   4/16/2018 at 20:36 (188 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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What you just bought is a model 8801AE "Anniversary Edition" limited model, built in 1992 or 1993.

This has the 6 amp non-drop-in motor.

The replacement belt for this machine is part no. 1-672260-001, and replacement disposable bags are part no. 3-066247-001 (10 pack).


Post# 390575 , Reply# 3   4/16/2018 at 21:20 (188 days old) by Karl (Illinois)        

6 amp non drop in motor?

Post# 390576 , Reply# 4   4/16/2018 at 21:26 (188 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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A "non-drop-in" motor, as used on every Royal metal upright before 1995, is assembled more or less like a Kirby motor, utilizing a separate field and armature. Whereas, a drop-in motor used on all Royals since 1995 are not only more simplified (armature and field are self-contained), but are also quite loud!


Post# 390579 , Reply# 5   4/16/2018 at 22:26 (188 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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$25 is a great deal. They sell for 3-4 times that on eBay! I've been looking for one to add to my collection too, but since they are so heavy and well-desired, they are priced out of my budget.

Post# 390591 , Reply# 6   4/17/2018 at 05:19 (187 days old) by Karl (Illinois)        

I might stop by after work and see if it's still there and pick it up. Thanks for the help.

Post# 390601 , Reply# 7   4/17/2018 at 10:03 (187 days old) by sptyks (Skowhegan, Maine)        

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That Royal is an excellent cleaning machine. I am sure you will enjoy it.


With some work and elbow grease you ca get it looking like my 2008 Royal Everlast 8300 pictured here:




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