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Forgotten Dirt Devil/Royal Products
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Post# 456773   9/15/2022 at 04:52 (268 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

A forgotten DD/Royal vacuum also means it's not on Youtube. Name some examples.

Post# 456780 , Reply# 1   9/15/2022 at 09:11 (267 days old) by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
Dirt Devil Express vac 085855

I mean this vacuum has a few videos but no pictures and is quite rare so i should say its forgotten.

Post# 456784 , Reply# 2   9/15/2022 at 13:50 (267 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Dirt Devil Platinum Force, in my opinion the best portable carpet cleaner for a reasonable price.

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Post# 456785 , Reply# 3   9/15/2022 at 13:51 (267 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Dirt Devil central vacs. One of the best systems on the market in my opinion.

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Post# 456787 , Reply# 4   9/15/2022 at 14:15 (267 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Dirt Devil i M13000 made by Bosch. There was also one in a glacier blue color as well. These were awesome machines!

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Post# 456788 , Reply# 5   9/15/2022 at 14:58 (267 days old) by wstonehockertv (North Carolina)        

The DD i was also sold as a Vax. I remember when Best Buy sold those machines. Very odd given that Vax is from England.

Post# 456791 , Reply# 6   9/15/2022 at 18:00 (267 days old) by Ocscott3085 (DMV)        

My home builder installed a Dirt Devil Pro Series 990 central vac when my house was built about ten years ago. It was very powerful but despite frequent filter cleanings/changes, the motor burnt out within 3 years. We ended up replacing it with a bagged MD unit like my parents have had forever and it's still quietly going strong. I will only use MD from here on out.

Post# 456793 , Reply# 7   9/15/2022 at 18:22 (267 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I've used the purple Vax X5 version of the Dirt Devil before, the filters clogged almost instantly cause there's no cyclone in the dust bin. I like the Dirt Devil more cause it has one to prevent the clogging.

Post# 456800 , Reply# 8   9/15/2022 at 21:52 (267 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Dirt Devil Plus Model 523, which was the first Dirt Devil hand vacuum with a two-speed motor; it was also marketed as the Dirt Devil Pro Series Model 533 (in blue) for authorized Royal dealerships. (Sold in the years 1986-1991.)

Also: the Dirt Devil Deluxe Model 501D, essentially the all-metal Royal Prince hand vacuum with Dirt Devil branding. It was said this special model was made from leftover 501 parts that were destined for the scrap heap. (Sold in the years 1991-1993.)


Post# 456809 , Reply# 9   9/16/2022 at 13:26 (266 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Another Dirt Devil that is actually one of the more rare and forgotten models would be the metal commercial upright.

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Post# 456831 , Reply# 10   9/17/2022 at 02:07 (266 days old) by mieles7 (TX)        

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The first Vison Canister (M082600) seems pretty rare nowadays. Can't find any videos on YouTube, and I haven't seen one of these pop up on eBay in at least a decade.

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Post# 456833 , Reply# 11   9/17/2022 at 06:21 (265 days old) by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        

The awesome Dirt Devik Express vac 085855

Post# 456845 , Reply# 12   9/18/2022 at 02:25 (265 days old) by RegularRett69 (San Clemente California, USA)        
Forgotten, or unknown?

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The Dirt Devil Green Machine! An early nickname dealers would use to advertise the forest green Pro Series Upright Plus. Or maybe the Anniversary Upright Deluxe? Walmart special? 501D? Manufacturer Special? Classic (teal upright)? Emerald Collection!

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Post# 456996 , Reply# 13   9/23/2022 at 10:40 (259 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Don't forget the dirt devil roommate and the other one like the roommate but with onboard tools (forgot what it's called)
Also The can vac power Pak,
And that big heavy commercial model they made which was basically a commercial swivel glide. Was it Royal Powercast? Anyhow it used U bags

Post# 457006 , Reply# 14   9/23/2022 at 13:49 (259 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Are you referring to the Royal Procision?

Post# 457015 , Reply# 15   9/23/2022 at 19:52 (259 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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I have one but not this model, one of the older ones. At some point they made it fancy then called it the "BRUM" as below. Both the original and the newer are pretty much forgotten.

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Post# 457042 , Reply# 16   9/24/2022 at 20:35 (258 days old) by repairman (Woodridge, IL)        

How about the Dirt Devil Floor Keeper?

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Post# 457071 , Reply# 17   9/27/2022 at 01:01 (256 days old) by RegularRett69 (San Clemente California, USA)        

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My powerlite/housemate/vision max

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Post# 460119 , Reply# 18   2/7/2023 at 00:18 by ajr2993 (Bakersfield, CA)        

The Dirt Devil Dust Devil is probably the rarest Dirt Devil in my opinion. The only evidence of its existence is from a commercial from 1995. It was meant to compete with the Dustbuster hand vacs. Most of them have been thrown out due to the batteries aging, like all early cordless vacuums.


Post# 460123 , Reply# 19   2/7/2023 at 05:50 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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That Dust Devil looks suspiciously like a Black & Decker Dustbuster mold. I swear I had one long ago. I remember the nozzle that stored away in the tip.

Post# 461264 , Reply# 20   3/13/2023 at 20:22 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
While where here I might as well do it

My (1987) Dirt Devil broom vac model 701.

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Post# 462693 , Reply# 21   4/28/2023 at 15:56 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        
(2009) Dirt Devil direct power model 083408.

Hope the charge holds.

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Post# 462725 , Reply# 22   4/29/2023 at 12:56 by OldCrankman (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)        

Charge doesn't hold. UGGHHHH...

Post# 462733 , Reply# 23   4/29/2023 at 17:40 by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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The batteries are NiCad and do not like being stored unmaintained for years. Check for a Batteries Plus+ store in your area, they can rebuild the pack. If you are experienced with soldering and electronics repair you can rebuild the pack yourself with new cells. All my old Dustbusters are shot too.

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