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Electrolux Model XXX up and running finally.
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Post# 96333   4/18/2010 at 02:02 (3,702 days old) by electroluxkirby ()        

I finally got a new hose and a cord for my XXX. She runs pretty good for her age, the suction seems a little weak compared to the AE, and Olympia One. I think it might have something to do with the cloth bag, so I bought a new off of eBay yesterday morning. The hose was made from the ends off of the original hose. The is is not that tan or grey plastic stuff, it's a black white or black and silver checkerboard design, the guy that made the hose said that the hose is crush proof. I think it has a little vintage look to it. Here's a close up picture of it.

Post# 96342 , Reply# 1   4/18/2010 at 07:17 (3,701 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        

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I think that'll set off your XXX really well. Mine has a pale green woven hose that looks pretty spiffy on it.

Post# 96353 , Reply# 2   4/18/2010 at 08:57 (3,701 days old) by luxg ()        

That looks like genuine Lux hose!! You will have to take a picture of it on the machine!!

Post# 96358 , Reply# 3   4/18/2010 at 09:10 (3,701 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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the suction on mine is noticeably less than my Silverado, guessing smaller motor or different fan set up? Dave, what's the right answer?

Post# 96363 , Reply# 4   4/18/2010 at 10:14 (3,701 days old) by electroluxkirby ()        

Here it is connected to the new hose. I'm thinking about have a new hose made for the Olympia One and AE. The hose only cost $17 and some odd cents he used the ends from the original hose that had cracked and split open in several places.

Post# 96370 , Reply# 5   4/18/2010 at 12:08 (3,701 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

That hose does look really nice with your XXX. That in mind, the XXX is -not- as powerful as a Silverado! However, the later XXX had the same motor [and fan configuration] that was used up until the late version of the AE; it should have more than sufficient power for straight-suction cleaning. (Remember what Stan Kann said!)

Getting a new bag probably won't make a lot of difference; you could have vacuumed the bag with another vacuum and gotten it clean. You might want to check the rear filter -- if it is all clogged with black powder (from the carbon brushes), it should be cleaned as thoroughly as possible, or else replaced. That might make a significant difference.

Post# 96372 , Reply# 6   4/18/2010 at 12:12 (3,701 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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and how much later would have the larger motor?

Post# 96378 , Reply# 7   4/18/2010 at 12:26 (3,701 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Should have said 535 watts here

Post# 96384 , Reply# 8   4/18/2010 at 12:57 (3,701 days old) by luxg ()        

Wow Jim, that hose looks great on the XXX!!

Post# 96391 , Reply# 9   4/18/2010 at 14:10 (3,701 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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would love to have a newer hose that pretty, mine is beige plastic from 25 years ago, I think grocery store I found it. Same on the Compact, so probably. If only the Compact sounded as sweet.

Post# 96392 , Reply# 10   4/18/2010 at 14:13 (3,701 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Jim & the 'new' Lux hose...

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Hello Jim.

That L@@Ks a lot like the hoses that were used on the Heritage & Legend models of Kirbys, H II & H II L color in particular.

Later I saw the material used on several cleaners. (I don't know "who" actually invented it. Hopefully, Kirby did. ~~LOL)

Cheers & hagd all.


FYI, Ps: That hose material is NOT 'crush-proof' as the guy stated to you. I have seen them 'crushed' on different brands over the years. It is 'crush-resistant' in that it will USUALLY tend to 'fold over'.

Post# 96400 , Reply# 11   4/18/2010 at 14:53 (3,701 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Yes! It does look like my old Legend hose, early paper bag inside I think, had rotation light on beater head, wish I still had that, paid $15 at yard sale with 2 boxes of attachments, still have some of them. Really nice machine, smaller head to move around, liked the bag inside the bag, good capacity!

Post# 96412 , Reply# 12   4/18/2010 at 16:53 (3,701 days old) by electroluxkirby ()        

I meant crush resistant, not crush proof. A guy on the bus said it looks like have a Kirby hose there. I said that it was an Electrolux hose, he replied that's even better, you can't beat an old Electrolux. So we talked vacuums until I got to my stop. My hose for the Olympia One is that same material as this hose but it is a light tan color. I would like to have all my hoses match the new one.

Post# 96415 , Reply# 13   4/18/2010 at 17:43 (3,701 days old) by electroluxkirby ()        
You might want to check the rear filter.

It's pretty dirty, how can it be cleaned. I also washed the cloth bag in warm water with some Dawn dish washing soap, and let it air dry for a couple weeks.

Post# 96420 , Reply# 14   4/18/2010 at 19:43 (3,701 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

You can wash the filter in warm soapy water.

Treat it gently -- don't scrub it, just let it soak in a basin-full of water, then swish it around in the water for a minute or so.

Rinse well under running clear water, then dry on a clothesline (or otherwise outside) -- do not machine dry or it will shrink.

Post# 96423 , Reply# 15   4/18/2010 at 20:09 (3,701 days old) by gsohoover (Greensboro, NC)        

Very Nice. How is that cord coming out?

Post# 96427 , Reply# 16   4/18/2010 at 20:45 (3,701 days old) by electroluxkirby ()        

The cord is working perfectly! Thank you again for the cord. I have a new cloth coming hopefully this week.

Post# 96429 , Reply# 17   4/18/2010 at 21:08 (3,701 days old) by gsohoover (Greensboro, NC)        

Great! Glad to hear it is working out.

Post# 96815 , Reply# 18   4/22/2010 at 12:39 (3,697 days old) by electroluxkirby ()        

I washed the filter today, and it disintegrated on me. I called the guy that made me the hose and he said to bring the metal ring in and he will make me filter for it.

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