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Electro hygiene 980
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Post# 412376   8/4/2019 at 16:25 (201 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I recently bought a electro hygiene 980 off eBay. This is the sister vacuum to 888. I recently sold adapter for the vacuum to Jeff. He told me about this vacuum. I am still waiting for it. It has the 400 watt motor, belt lifter, hose, and the only seen a mini bag for the portable version.
The mini bag is it basically a royal prince bag?

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Post# 412377 , Reply# 1   8/4/2019 at 16:26 (201 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I guess I deleted other pics.

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Post# 412389 , Reply# 2   8/4/2019 at 20:29 (201 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        
Hans part Two

Les!  What are you talking about?  This posting seems to be poorly structured.  The point?

Post# 412391 , Reply# 3   8/4/2019 at 20:43 (201 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The mini bag for electro hygiene and royal is it similar to a handvac royal prince?
If you are having trouble look for the question mark. The question mark is usually preceded by a question. Is there a question in my post?
BTW all pics were suppose to be in one post.

Post# 412409 , Reply# 4   8/5/2019 at 08:35 (200 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--mini bag--similar to--Prince--?"

No.Closer to older straight suction hand vac.Though not as well known Royal could do almost everything Kirby could.

Post# 412411 , Reply# 5   8/5/2019 at 10:08 (200 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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Les very cool,congrats on a desirable find, I'm envious! nice pick up off ebay there!!
To my eyes, that smaller bag looks larger than a Prince 501 handheld....I have a few so thats what I'm going by.

go easy on luxflairguy, he was correct, we didn't read a question in your post because nothing was asked.... you just mistakenly, I assume, added a question mark at the end of a statement as opposed to " IS....The mini bag is it basically a royal prince bag?"

Post# 412413 , Reply# 6   8/5/2019 at 10:45 (200 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Im sorry to luxflairguy. The first post didn't upload all the pics. It would be easier to read in one I could have edited it but I didn't think at the time.

Post# 412414 , Reply# 7   8/5/2019 at 10:48 (200 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Thanks for the info on the bag. I have never seen a mini bag before.
Does the portable Royal have something for the handle?

Post# 412416 , Reply# 8   8/5/2019 at 13:17 (200 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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I've never seen a Royal upright convert to a portable or semi hand held. I"d LOVE to confirmation on this...and if so, I"d want one!!!!! sorry I can't offer more

Post# 412420 , Reply# 9   8/5/2019 at 14:47 (200 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--semi hand held."

Unplug handle cord from short cord at motor,loosen wing nut,remove upright handle,remove bag.Add portable cord with inline switch to short motor cord,lock handle yoke in lowest position,insert black portable handle,connect portable bag(these parts shown in pictures above).Add hose and attachments.

Post# 412434 , Reply# 10   8/6/2019 at 00:08 (200 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Thanks for info.
I got the vacuum today. It's in pretty good shape. I was busy all night so tommorow hopefully I'll get setup and take pics.
Thanks rug sucker for very detailed directions.

Post# 412438 , Reply# 11   8/6/2019 at 00:46 (200 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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Glad to hear it finally arrived! Kelton is right, the mini-bag is larger than a 501 bag. The portable handle is the black hook shaped piece next to the upholstery nozzle in the picture. Jimmy is correct with his description of the procedure to switch it over. You can also use it with the rug nozzle instead of the hose, similar to a hand vac. Quite handy for cleaning stairs in this setup. I think you'll really enjoy this versatile machine.

Post# 412468 , Reply# 12   8/6/2019 at 22:33 (199 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Thanks Jeff for showing it to me. The main red vacuum bag is in like new condition. I got 10 royal type a bags. The brush roll had a bit of hair but the hair kept out the dirt. This is indeed a versatile vacuum. I have a 400 watt royal and it's so quiet. This is quiet too and unlike 1976 400 watt royal it has the scent chamber.
I really like the belt like the belt lifter and removable nozzle. It's in great shape and I will enjoy it.
Thanks again

Post# 412473 , Reply# 13   8/7/2019 at 01:18 (199 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        
You're Welcome!

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Glad to help, I knew you'd like it! Enjoy!

Post# 412619 , Reply# 14   8/11/2019 at 23:23 (194 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Compact mode

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Hey I finally figured out the compact motor I attached the small cord with the inline power on I'll switch I put the small bag on I put the hose on and switched out the light for LED and that's what's in the picture and return

Allison noticed it on the wheels I have little covers and those are for the lake road renovators at the Kirby has. I don't think it fits my 980 but the 888 royal nozzle I have it fits. I don't have the polish brush but I have every other attachment. I have an 888 manual somewhere.
I'm having issues with installing a new belt and getting the belt lifter to install belt.
If anyone has instructions on belt installation it would be appreciated.

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Post# 412822 , Reply# 15   8/16/2019 at 01:45 (190 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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Now that you've posted pics, I see that the covers on the wheels are just what I thought, for use on shag carpet, so you could clean and groom it without matting it down. They were optional and you could buy them for the front wheels, back wheels, or all four. A spiral brush roll was also available.
Also, when you set it up in compact or hand vac mode, you should lock your handle yoke in the lowest position. Makes it easier to carry.

Post# 412838 , Reply# 16   8/16/2019 at 20:31 (189 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I realized after I took the pic. I only have 2 wheel covers. I'm wondering if and disposable bags fit in small bag.
The belt lifter is tricky. The old belt was worn but I have a brand new belt.
The Kirby's in portable mode are much heavier and no brush roll. I'm going to pop the fan off and check for Kirby cakes in motor housing. It's a little loud but it's so cool.

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