Thread Number: 37839  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Dirt Devil Deluxe, Iíll be willing to pay for new bag door
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Post# 403371   12/30/2018 at 23:51 by bissell3510W (Idaho)        

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Hello everyone so today I made an absolute score and found a Dirt Devil Deluxe, how ever upon getting it I noticed the bag door is cracked, I tried some rtv gasker maker, which works fine and I can wipe off soon, it still implodes on itself partially, so itís good for temporary but I could use a new cover, it has to be the same red and black bag door, if anyone could help that would be absolutely amazing ! Please help this is one of my favorite machines of all time !

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Post# 403372 , Reply# 1   12/30/2018 at 23:56 by Bissell3510W (Idaho)        

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As i said im willing to pay! so if anyone has the same bag door lying around, i'd be happy to pay for

Post# 403389 , Reply# 2   12/31/2018 at 19:43 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Try eBay Kirby Mike may have a part. They part out machines. You may find parts in link.
Or this link I've ordered from before. You should be able to find it.


Post# 403402 , Reply# 3   1/1/2019 at 06:44 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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I've seen that occur on quite a few of those it's always the higher amp ones that have the issue too. I'm not sure i've ever seen the door crack on a 7 amp model but the majority of the MVP, 12 amp ones are cracked.

Post# 403403 , Reply# 4   1/1/2019 at 07:54 by Bissell3510W (Idaho)        
yes indeed mine is an 11 amp

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yea, i think its due to higher pressure because of a amprage insde the bag chamber im trying super glue and seeing how that will work

Post# 403429 , Reply# 5   1/1/2019 at 20:04 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Just use Flex Tape. You know that Phil Swiftís smile is too much to resist!

Post# 403438 , Reply# 6   1/1/2019 at 21:16 by broomvac (N/A)        

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My recommendation: If you cannot find a new bag door, repair the one you have with JB Weld epoxy (the original formulation). The stuff is literally tough as nails.

How I would repair it:

1. Rough up the inner surface of the bag door with a course sand paper. This will make the epoxy adhere better.
2. Prep the surface for epoxy with a little bit of rubbing alcohol on a towel. It is imperative that the surface is free from dust, sanding debris, or oil, such as a fingerprint.
3. Apply the epoxy liberally over the crack and surrounding area. You can put it on thick and ugly like frosting without worry since this will be inside the bag door, after all.

Good luck! Let us know what you figure out.

Post# 403451 , Reply# 7   1/1/2019 at 22:14 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Didn't those links have the parts?

Post# 403462 , Reply# 8   1/2/2019 at 12:10 by Bissell3510W (Idaho)        
thank you all

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THANKS! Im going to get flex glue and try this when i get the chance, hopefully it'll stop imploding but if not, i have a dirt devil upright cover thats red with white writing but thats for temporary use after all, untill i find the new or fix it up, thanks everybody i appriciate the help =D

Post# 403463 , Reply# 9   1/2/2019 at 12:11 by Bissell3510W (Idaho)        
jb weld

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i mean jb weld epoxy, i was looking the thumbnail so i typed that lool, so i had to correct it

Post# 403499 , Reply# 10   1/3/2019 at 01:33 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Yeah on these types of Dirt Devils, the bag door forms the suction chamber. If it cracks or is flawed, bye bye goes the suction of the vacuum. I had an MVP with the same issue a long time ago.

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