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GE Deluxe Air-Flow Tank
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Post# 412717   8/14/2019 at 08:42 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I picked this up a few months ago from a junk shop. It is rusty, The motor is shot ( it blew sparks out the exhaust and smelled of smoke) and the cord was rotting. It is a model AVT 173. Will a motor out of a swivel top fit it? It kind of reminds me of a model 815, but in a dark green instead of brown and it has a bag button instead of a latch. Does anyone have any info on it? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Post# 412734 , Reply# 1   8/14/2019 at 16:39 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
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Great find.This was last tank before the new Swivel Top.Yours has the push button bag cover release.Later version had latch.This tank introduced push button latch attachments that would be used on the Swivel Tops.Earlier tanks used friction fit.Motors are NOT same.Did you get hose or atts?

Post# 412761 , Reply# 2   8/15/2019 at 01:11 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Sometimes, if a motor hasn't been used in many years, it will behave that way. Even if it has a problem, that the motor is running at all is good news. There's probably not much wrong with it besides brushes and bearings.

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