Thread Number: 38819  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Does anyone know about this model of Shop vac?
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Post# 412428   8/5/2019 at 22:20 (338 days old) by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        

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Hello, I'm new to Vacuumland. I'm wondering if anyone on Vacuumland has or knows about this model of Shop vac. It's a blue Shop vac hang up (Black top, blue bottom.) model 2015. When I got this a year ago, the brass bushing was making a groaning noise and a grinding noise when you'd turn it on. I lubricated the brass bushing yesterday with 2 drops of motor oil and the groaning noise went away. It still makes a grinding noise when you'd turn it on. But at least the groaning noise is gone. I don't know when it was made. But I'll post pictures of it tomorrow or sooner today if I get a chance.

Post# 412430 , Reply# 1   8/5/2019 at 23:14 (338 days old) by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        

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Here's a picture of the Shop vac I'm talking about. The turbine tool came from a Eureka cyclonic vacuum that me and my dad took apart and saved some parts from it before throwing the rest away. The model of Eureka I used to own was a red cyclonic Whirlwind plus (model-3277AVZ). It also smelt kinda bad.

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Post# 412433 , Reply# 2   8/6/2019 at 00:06 (338 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Most shop vacs match color of big box seller. Orange is home Depot, red Wal Mart, blue Lowe's and or but probably not Sears. I'm thinking it's a made for Lowe's shop vac.

Post# 412437 , Reply# 3   8/6/2019 at 00:29 (338 days old) by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        

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It most likely is, since the Goodwill I got this from was a couple miles from a Lowe's.

Post# 412456 , Reply# 4   8/6/2019 at 17:15 (338 days old) by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        

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I thought I lubricated My Shop Vac on Sunday when I made the first post. I actually lubricated it on Saturday.

Post# 412461 , Reply# 5   8/6/2019 at 20:44 (338 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Yeah, I thought Lowes too because I remember seeing Shop Vacs there that were gray/blue.

I like these mini shop vacs, and they are great for cleaning the car, since they have strong suction and are light and compact to move around the vehicle.

With a dusting brush they detail the dashboard and vents well, controls, etc.
I bet it would work good on carpet and mats with that turbo tool.

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