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I got a Filtropur! (Aeropur, FVS)
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Post# 409244   5/8/2019 at 23:52 (330 days old) by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        

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I finally found one!


Very interesting machine.  The hose is well made and very flexible.  It also comes with a separate extension wand and a horse hair floor brush.  The dusting brush, upholstery tool, and crevice tool store on board.  It looks like the exhaust "Absolute" filter was never changed as it is black.  I switched out the filters and cleaned the seals.  The brush roll arrangement in the nozzle is the opposite of most vacuums.  Instead of being a chevron drawing towards the center, it draws towards the edges.  It does appear that the belt is in the middle and the brush roll almost seems like it is two pieces.  It also looks like you need to take the whole nozzle apart to change out the roll and belt.  The roll has some sound coming from it which could just be a result of the two piece construction.  According to a note in the manual, it may have been acquired in 2013.  Looking at a number on the bottom of the motor housing seems to imply 2011.  Not sure.  


Very brief initial tests:

Water lift, under 60 inches


Particle Test:



I look forward to more tests and seeing how much replacement cones are.  I'm also looking to vacuum the whole house.

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Post# 409257 , Reply# 1   5/9/2019 at 01:09 (330 days old) by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        
Water Lift

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I should probably clarify that the unit has a suction reliefe vaulve, so that is likely being triggered by sealing the system to measure water lift. 

Post# 409272 , Reply# 2   5/9/2019 at 09:11 (330 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Wow, never have seen one of those! Looks heavy?

Post# 409319 , Reply# 3   5/10/2019 at 18:49 (328 days old) by Miskini (Northville, Michigan )        

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When those first came out I thought it was comical. The price was over $1000. There is a demo video on YouTube that’s worthwhile. How much did you pay it.

Post# 409320 , Reply# 4   5/10/2019 at 18:52 (328 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

From the video I saw on the Filtropur It looks like the brush roll may be installed backwards on your machine if that is possible. Some newer machines have end caps that will only fit one way in the machine housing.

In the video you can see when they show the under side of the power head that the brushes spin so that they push debris toward the suction in take. Not out towards the ends of the power head.


Post# 409326 , Reply# 5   5/10/2019 at 22:13 (328 days old) by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        

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     It really isn't abnormally heavy actually!




     It does have a unique look, that's for sure!  I paid under $150.  It's in such nice shape and has all the original attachments (and a new set of filters and a few cones).  Do you have a link to the demo video?  I've seen the ones officially made by the company but not much in the way of reviewers or enthusiasts.




     I saw the same video and noticed that too.  I'll see about sorting that out.

Post# 409403 , Reply# 6   5/13/2019 at 16:28 (325 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        

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Reminds me of the Hoover Z machine that would fold up similar look to this very interesting for sure .

Post# 409405 , Reply# 7   5/13/2019 at 17:10 (325 days old) by moderneezer (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)        

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In what country is the Filtropur made?

And are the 1 1/4 in. accessories compatible with this thing?

Post# 409415 , Reply# 8   5/13/2019 at 21:46 (325 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

1 Corporation Center,
Broadview Heights, OH 44147, US

Is what they show on the web site. There are also a few other discussions on here as well about the Filtropur Vacuum.


Post# 409449 , Reply# 9   5/14/2019 at 22:32 (324 days old) by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        

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The attachments do appear to be standard.

Post# 409515 , Reply# 10   5/16/2019 at 08:56 (323 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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I get vibes of the Hoover “Z.” From the color, to the asymmetry, to the floor head. I bet this works much better, though!

Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your new vac.

Post# 409530 , Reply# 11   5/16/2019 at 21:32 (322 days old) by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        

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I thought of a Hoover Z as well.  I suspect it keeps airflow much better considering the cone system, but I'm not sure if the motor is as strong as the Hoover Z.


It turns out that the rear left bracket for the back wheel had cracked and been repaired with two bolts and some glue.  I'm going to contact FVS to get replacement parts, and maybe a brush roll and belt too.

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