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What commercial vacuums do you think are terrible?
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Post# 451201   3/30/2022 at 22:07 (546 days old) by ajr2993 (Bakersfield, CA)        

In my opinion, the bypass Bissell commercial vacuums with the Ningbo Defeng motors are terrible.

Post# 451203 , Reply# 1   3/30/2022 at 22:55 (546 days old) by Kirbytex85 (Houston, TX)        

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We have a Reliavac 12 I bought for my store 2 years ago and it’s already gotten terrible bearing noise when turned off. It’s also worked well and have good suction but I’m surprised the motor is already sounding this way. My old Sanitaire with a ton of hours sounds better. It sees about 20 mins of use 7 days a week. To me, I’m not a fan and should have bought a Sanitaire.

Post# 451206 , Reply# 2   3/31/2022 at 01:17 (546 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I'm going to get criticized for saying this but my vote would be any direct air machine. Except the NSS "PIG". Now let me clarify, commercial direct air machine are fine for businesses if they're working at people's homes like carpet cleaning companies. But not for buildings, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, churches, etc. I'd rather use a bypass machine for those purposes instead.

Post# 451279 , Reply# 3   4/3/2022 at 04:52 (542 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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Isn't the Advance/Kent Reliavac 12 just a rebadged Sanitaire? Or did they change the motor?

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Post# 451295 , Reply# 4   4/3/2022 at 16:36 (542 days old) by Jo (Dallas,TX)        

Saw a bagless green “Commercial” Bissell at Costco business. This thing is just their power force upright bagless version with a long heavy duty cord and different colored body. What a mess…marketing a cheap household vac with a longer cord as a commercial machine? These will be in the trash in a month or two of picking up paper clips and staples in offices and housekeeping staff refusing to clean the filters DAILY and the plastic bottom plates will wear out rapidly. The filters really need to be washed and there would be little time for them to dry before next use is required of the machine.

Post# 451296 , Reply# 5   4/3/2022 at 17:31 (542 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
oh that makes me think!

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Speaking of the bagless bissell sanitaires they also have these. I think they're a terrible machine for the commercial market.

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Post# 451297 , Reply# 6   4/3/2022 at 17:32 (542 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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I know those were a eureka design i should have worded that a little differently.

Post# 451307 , Reply# 7   4/4/2022 at 00:46 (542 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Yes those are Sanitaires. Nothing else has ever changed.

Post# 451321 , Reply# 8   4/4/2022 at 17:45 (541 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Can't really say for sure, but I think those Royal uprights with the 50' long cord are probably difficult to manage (the 1984 to 2010 models) over the non-swiveling top cord hook.


Post# 451327 , Reply# 9   4/4/2022 at 22:21 (541 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Vacs are sanitaires but the motors are slightly larger. There might be a modified version of sanitaires motor but they're definitely bigger.

Post# 451331 , Reply# 10   4/5/2022 at 00:12 (541 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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They all use the same 7 amp motors that are also on the 7 amp Sanitaires.

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