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Royal All-Metal Uprights - Adjust-O-Rite
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Post# 103800   7/20/2010 at 08:01 (3,838 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Is it true that the Adjust-O-Rite feature that appeared on many Royal all-metal uprights is little more than a gimmick?

Some people may worry that the device did not work all that well. So, how can you tell if it is working right?


Post# 103805 , Reply# 1   7/20/2010 at 09:05 (3,838 days old) by powertank ()        

No, it works, but I've never found it to be very useful. I think you push the button in and watch how far it comes back out, or something like that.

It takes a long time to mess with and any of us can set a vacuum to the right height by ear.

Post# 103814 , Reply# 2   7/20/2010 at 10:33 (3,838 days old) by joe22 ()        

ok here is how it works

you adjust the turn screw on the back wheels or newer ones have a toe pedal. in the middle of the adjust a button sticks out. when the nozzle is at the *rite height* it is sucked inwards and that tells you it is at the proper cleaning position. it works, but you can also tell by the tone like a kirby.

some early royals and low ends just have a cover plate.

Post# 103816 , Reply# 3   7/20/2010 at 10:35 (3,838 days old) by joe22 ()        

royal 22

Post# 103817 , Reply# 4   7/20/2010 at 10:43 (3,838 days old) by joe22 ()        

newer bag

Post# 103821 , Reply# 5   7/20/2010 at 10:51 (3,838 days old) by joe22 ()        

everlast, low end (549.00) home model

Post# 103830 , Reply# 6   7/20/2010 at 15:24 (3,837 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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Thanks Joe!

Post# 103847 , Reply# 7   7/20/2010 at 18:09 (3,837 days old) by joe22 ()        

have you acquired a royal or are you thinking about adding one to you vacs ??? ;-)

Post# 103848 , Reply# 8   7/20/2010 at 18:13 (3,837 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I have a Royal 2075 with an Adjust-O-Rite. It works exactly as Joe described. Simply push the toe pedal until the button is sucked in, indicating that a seal to the carpet has occurred. It works well for me.

Post# 103850 , Reply# 9   7/20/2010 at 18:48 (3,837 days old) by kirbyclassiciii (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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I wish to find me an all-metal Royal upright someday.


Post# 103968 , Reply# 10   7/22/2010 at 01:00 (3,836 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

New Royals either have the "adjust right" knob or the "auto Toe" matic height adjust.The Adjust Right is better.The BOL and some Commercial Royals have the plastic cover plate on the front.Would pefer if the front panel was metal and replaceable.

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