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Post# 406573   3/12/2019 at 02:22 (389 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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I just seen this video on youtube, and I thought they were joking at first....and then I seen the background and seen all the vacuum parts all over, they own a vacuum shop!

This is so dumb!!! You pay $400 for a Dyson, and then some years later you pay these guys to "fix it" and they put the entire thing in the sink! And suck up pans of water with it!

This proves that you always need to see behind the scenes what goes on a vacuum repair shop, and do your homework! Horrible!

Post# 406577 , Reply# 1   3/12/2019 at 06:33 (388 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I'm pretty sure these videos were jokes. Those were probably units destined for the dumpster anyway. Nothing of value was lost here! :P

Post# 406578 , Reply# 2   3/12/2019 at 06:40 (388 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

They must think the Dyson is like a Rainbow-you have to put water in the bin!A woman out here did that.She filled the bin to the line on the bin with water!No,don't think I will take a vacuum to this guy to fix--much less BUY one from him!Then on the video--they leave you hanging!

Post# 406579 , Reply# 3   3/12/2019 at 07:30 (388 days old) by st3phxxx (elmhurst)        

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i used 2 watch these videos and in the vidfeo he did say tht he wuz getting rid of the dc14 in one of his other video but i think it was purple

Post# 406580 , Reply# 4   3/12/2019 at 08:17 (388 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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They knew exactly what they were doing. It's obvious that those are junk machines. They just decided to have a bit of fun with them before they tossed the Dysons. The DC07 and DC14 are piss poor anyways, even by Dyson standards.

Post# 406585 , Reply# 5   3/12/2019 at 11:17 (388 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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Then how come in the comments they say this -

"The best policy is to keep your vacuum as dry as possible. water is horrible for the bearings. This was an exception of course. she could no longer use it because it stank when she ran it. I had to go the extra mile and lubricate all the bearings befor i put it all back together"

Post# 406586 , Reply# 6   3/12/2019 at 11:32 (388 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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IDK. I really don't anyone in their right minds who own a vac shop would post this online if this is how they actually service vacuum cleaners. It's obviously a joke. Maybe they're trying to poke fun at bad vac shops.

Post# 406603 , Reply# 7   3/12/2019 at 22:00 (388 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Actually... it looks like they know exactly what they are doing.

This is exactly why most mechanic shops never let customers watch their car being worked on. An experienced mechanic disassembling a car would look - to the lay man - like it's being recklessly ravaged. It *looks* like that, because a skilled technician can move quickly and throw parts around, and may do things that an inexperienced person wouldn't approve of.

Just because you guys baby your vacuum cleaners, I think you forget that to ordinary people, they are working machines, and if they don't work (or in this case, smell like dog piss), they get thrown away. The guy in the video clearly said he advised the customer that the motor may not survive the de-pissing operation, and the customer ok'ed the job anyway. Meaning they were willing to take the risk. You can tell by watching him work, he knows exactly how much of that cleaning solution the vac can suck up before it causes problems, then he swiftly empties the bin. Next thing he immediately tears the whole vac down so he can lubricate the bearings so the water doesn't cause them to seize. He knows what he's doing.

Besides, how much money do you think this guy is charging the customer for de-piss-ifying a Dyson? Hm? $20, $50, $100? Even at a $100, well over what the machine is worth, do you honestly believe this guy could make money and stay in business by taking several hours to scrub every nut and bolt? He's clearly come up with his own shortcut.

Admittedly, I agree that they shouldn't post stuff like this, because - if you guys are any indication - it's a real turn off to customers who see this stuff.

Post# 406605 , Reply# 8   3/12/2019 at 22:58 (388 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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You do not wash a vacuum like that. Period. Anyone with at least a high school IQ and that water and knowing electricity don't mix knows this, and with any knowledge on how to repair things properly and correctly. It takes skill and talent to repair things properly, something they don't have.

A skilled technician would not....
>let the screws fall all over the floor and into the vacuum to get lost
>work on the vacuum wherever and not on a proper bench
>wash the vacuum intact in the sink including the power cord
>risk 120v electrocution sucking up a pan full of water with it
>sucking water into the cyclone that will never dry
>cleaning dog urine with water
>get water into the motor which will fry it
>pry the vacuum open with random knives and ruin the plastic housing
>throw the vacuum all around the floor and table with no care at all
>smoking around the vacuums
>having greasy/oily hands grabbing all over the vacuum
>even remotely consider washing a vacuum in this manner to begin with
>spraying unknown chemicals onto the plastic that can bleach it, strip the dye out of it, or ruin it

You do not have a successful business by being stupid, lazy, and taking shortcuts and absolutely ruining something from a customer that you do not own. The proper way to sanitize and wash a vacuum is to take every single plastic part apart and soak and sanitize it with enzymatic cleaner (Simple Green) and a good toothbrush and proper care and then cleaning the motor and deodorizing it separately. But it takes actual skill and knowledge on how to do this. No water should ever touch a vacuum motor nor its components at all. Period. The vacuum would not have even lasted a week after this "repair".

If you think this is an acceptable way to wash a vacuum then you have no business repairing vacuums. Period. What's your idea of cleaning a computer? Throwing it in the bathtub? By that logic, then this guy is the most professional repairman around, right? Right?

Also these so called "repairmen" are shown destroying several 1960's Kirbys and Sanitaires in this video which are worth more than what they make in a week.

They are not professionals and should never even be labeled as such or even own a shop advertising it and I do hope they are out of business for good for the sake of all the community.

If you want to see a real professional vacuum repairman + cleaner, look up ChicagoMike's auctions on eBay and this site as an example on proper repairs. He knows how to properly wash and repair vacuums for himself + for resale, and it doesn't involve throwing them in water, and they will last for decades. Like a brand new vacuum.

I am sorry for the rant but stuff like this makes me mad how people can screw people over like this, and have the nerve to call themselves "professionals" and make money off it.

Post# 406607 , Reply# 9   3/12/2019 at 23:25 (388 days old) by Electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        

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There are a lot of vac shops that will not even touch motors anymore, As some of them arenít worth repairing or they do not have serviceable parts. A lot of shops usually fix the issue, wipe it down and send it out, Unless otherwise directed by the customer. When I completely refurbish a machine it gets washed. Coils, armatures, motor housings circuit boards can all be cleaned (washed) and as long as they are given appropriate time to dry in an appropriate setting they will be fine. When I do my restores, motor parts that are washed sit on a running dehumidifier for at least 24 hours and then are reassembled, carbons reseated, bearings replaced if not greased since they get removed before the cleaning takes place. When I service a machine that is just in for a service, it just gets serviced, inspected, wiped down and sent Back out to the owner.

If anyone here has serviced a ďpissyĒ machine (and Iím sure a lot of you have) you would know that itís absolutely disgusting and sometimes itís extremely difficult to get the smell out of the machines plastics.

I donít just service vacuums but also electronics. 😊

Post# 406625 , Reply# 10   3/13/2019 at 09:14 (387 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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It's obviously a joke. They're just having fun with the machines that are beyond hope and destined for the dumpster. I do hate to see that Kirby get destroyed, but the Dyson videos are kinda funny.

Post# 406652 , Reply# 11   3/13/2019 at 23:06 (387 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Actually, I've repaired a lot of PCB's with soap and water. Now that's not a joke, if you know of a better way to clean spilled coffee off of a computer board, do please tell me. Husky, do me a favor, don't ever watch your mechanic work on your car. I get that it makes you mad, but you need to understand that a vacuum repair man is ~NOT~ going to spend three hours scrubbing a disgusting pissy vacuum for the measley $30 he's charging the customer. Period.

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