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Vintage Vacuum Cleaners & Appliances / Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Last post by MVacs on June 22, 2018, 07:08:47 PM »
Looked at it today, the heating elements all fire up, but the fan is seized solid as you said. I've left it in our workshop to be done tomorrow.  :icon_nod:

I've got about 30 of the later type, which we are slowly remanufacturing for resale. I fancied a chrome original though.
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Vintage Vacuum Cleaners & Appliances / Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Last post by ryevac on June 22, 2018, 01:03:24 PM »
I have rebuilt several similar models Stu, but from the 50's.
Ones in bronze hammerite colour / chrome and square, mine had the old rubber mains cables, with red, black and green cables which were rotten.
main bearings on motor are usually seized, with half an inch of muck inside main body.
manage to get them all working followed with insulation / earth bond test.
The rear of the enclosure is almost identical to the ones i did, but they had a plate covering the rear and obviously holes for the air flow.
probably still in service today.
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This article first appeared at the Sebo Shop.

Here at the Sebo Shop we are very fond of our commercial Sebo vacuum cleaners.



Today we got to have a first look at the new Sebo XP10 (a replacement for the old XP2). It arrived in a plain brown box from Sebo’s UK HQ.



We quickly unboxed and assembled the Sebo XP10 and had a look at it on our shop floor.



Ostensibly, the Sebo XP10 is broadly similar to the X7 range but without the gloss body finish. The colours and the finish are somewhat reminiscent of the earlier X1 machines (the handle is in fact exactly the same). That along with the rounded main body (mentioned lower down), and it’s clear Sebo have decided to go with a bit of a retro vibe here. And it works.



Looking at the back of the machine we can see it is almost identical to the X7 here.



And the Sebo XP10 takes up the same footprint as the X7 having a 31 cm working width.



At the same time as the XP10, Sebo have launched also the XP20 and the XP30 – the technical specs of which are below:

Quote from: The Sebo Shop
Product features

Single motor
Automatic height adjustment
Filter bag 5.3 l, 3-lagig
Working width AUTOMATIC XP 10: 31 cn
Working width AUTOMATIC XP 20: 37 cm
Working width AUTOMATIC XP 30: 44 cm
Weight AUTOMATIC XP 10: 7.8 kg
Weight AUTOMATIC XP 20: 8.1 kg
Weight AUTOMATIC XP 30: 8.4 kg
Performance and consumption SEBO AUTOMATIC XP 10***

Rated power level: 890 W
Energy efficiency class: C
Annual energy consumption*: 36.1 kWh
Carpet cleaning performance class**: D
Dust re-emission class: A
Sound power level: 80 dB
Performance and consumption SEBO AUTOMATIC XP 20***

Rated power level: 890 W
Energy efficiency class: B
Annual energy consumption*: 28.2 kWh
Carpet cleaning performance class**: C
Dust re-emission class: A
Sound power level: 80 dB
Performance and consumption SEBO AUTOMATIC XP 30***

Rated power level: 890 W
Energy efficiency class: A
Annual energy consumption*: 26.9 kWh
Carpet cleaning performance class**: C
Dust re-emission class: A
Sound power level: 80 dB

The side profile is broadly similar to the X7, but the eagle-eyed will spot the slightly rounded body at the top which the X7 doesn’t have.



For a commercial vacuum, this is aesthetically quite pleasing in our opinion.



Functionality is the same as we are used to with any of the Automatic X machines with the short hose and the removable wand.



In use, they are also familiar to any users of the Automatic X range as the XP series also has the self-levelling floor head like the X range.



The self-levelling head makes it very easy to use; much like the domestic Sebo vacuums.



For comparison purposes here is one next to an Evolution 350 which is slightly wider.



And below is a short one minute video which is a floor test so you can see it in action, hear how it sounds and see how it grooms the carpet.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pxVdb0ZZAc" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pxVdb0ZZAc</a>

We have the new Sebo XP10 coming into stock quite soon. We are confident that this will be a popular machine with residential care homes, tennis clubs, golf clubs, primary schools and other users of commercial Sebo vacuums who may not necessarily want the full-size Sebo BS360. We predict this will also be a popular machine for those who want a very heavy duty vacuum in a home environment, such as those on farms and those who have much dog hair to contend with.

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The Sebo Shop are approved Sebo dealers offering next day UK delivery on all domestic and commercial Sebo vacuum cleaners. You can shop for the XP10 and other Sebo upright vacuums by clicking >>this link<<.
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Vintage Vacuum Cleaners & Appliances / Re: Vintage Electrical Appliances
« Last post by MVacs on June 21, 2018, 11:22:34 PM »
This arrived today.



A rather nice HMV chromed Art Deco fan heater.



These were designed by Christian Barman in 1934 and manufactured in 1938.



Regarded as a design classic, there is one in the Victoria and Albert Museum.



Another one just brought £770 on eBay.  :o

This one cost nothing like that, and after a light refurbishment and rewire, this one is going home.  :icon_nod:
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A very nice comment from a customer who bought one of our new DC04 wand handles......
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Many thanks for this replacement DC04 wand. Perfect job, swift service, great value. Much appreciated.

Kind regards

Kevin S
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Hello there. Having asked our Engineer he seems to think that the battery is at fault. Give me a ring to give me more information about the battery so I can give you a price. There are different fittings. 0161 223 6814.
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We have just had this lovely email regarding a Sebo enquiry/sale from a lady who has a carpet shop....

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Hi

Thank you so much for that. I have just been online and ordered all of those items.

Thanks to you and Claire for being so helpful and knowledgeable. I'll know where to send anyone now with a Sebo!

Kind regards

Anne
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hi

my dad has a dyson dc30 which keeps cutting out and has a flashing green light. if you release the trigger and press it again it will fire up and do the same. i believe battery is fully charged and filters are clean.

any help greatly appreciated

pete
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A federal jury (in the USA) has ordered vacuum cleaner maker Shark (Ninja) to pay $16 million to rival manufacturer Dyson for allegedly falsely claiming their vacuums had significantly more suction or were better at deep-cleaning than Dyson’s models.

A federal jury has ordered vacuum cleaner maker SharkNinja to pay $16 million to rival manufacturer Dyson for allegedly falsely claiming their vacuums had significantly more suction or were better at deep-cleaning than Dyson’s models.

On Monday, the jury returned the verdict after a 10-day trial in Chicago federal court, finding the Massachusetts-based SharkNinja had falsely advertised over a four-month period in 2014 the performance of its Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away cleaner, relative to the performance of certain products made by Dyson.

Dyson is based in the United Kingdom. Its U.S. headquarters is in Chicago.

After two hours of deliberations, the jury found SharkNinja owed Dyson $16.4 million payable from its “profits” from August to December 2014.


Gregg LoCascio - Kirkland & Ellis

Dyson had filed suit in 2014, accusing SharkNinja of violating the federal Lanham Act, by running an advertising campaign in which it claimed its Rotator Powered Lift-Away vacuums, model NV650, “cleans carpets better” than Dyson’s DC65 vacuum, which Dyson had begun selling in January 2014. The ads asserted the claims were based on “independent lab testing.”

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The Shark NV650


The Dyson DC65

But Dyson asserted these claims were untrue and initiated the court action to address what Dyson said were its rival’s “intentional and willful” false claims.

While Dyson lost its initial request for a preliminary injunction, the company persisted in the litigation, taking the matter to trial – a rarity for false advertising claims.

Dyson attorney Gregg LoCascio, of the firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, said the process was important, particularly given what Dyson learned in discovery, to “publicly air” the facts of the case.

“In this situation, Dyson was the innovator,” LoCascio  said. “Shark had been comparing (its product) to Dyson, to try to say they were the same or better than Dyson, but cheaper.

“Their products were not as good or better than Dyson. Shark went way over the line here.”

During the trial, SharkNinja’s CEO also testified before the jury.

Jurors also were allowed to pose questions to the litigants, as well.

LoCascio  said the $16.4 million award was very close to an $18 million maximum amount Dyson could claim in the matter, and helps to recompense some of the harm LoCascio said Dyson suffered during the final four months of 2014, typically the busiest time of the year for vacuum cleaner sales.

As the prevailing party in the litigation, Dyson can also petition the court to require SharkNinja to pay its attorney fees, or otherwise increase the jury’s award.

SharkNinja attorney John Froemming, of Jones Day, of Washington, D.C., declined to comment on the verdict.

Dyson was also represented in the action by attorneys Robin McCue and Megan New, of Kirkland & Ellis, and Dyson general counsel Jason Brown.

Source
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Cylinder & Canister Dysons / Re: Wheels On Flat Tool
« Last post by MV Claire on June 12, 2018, 03:15:40 PM »
Try warming up the head on the radiator and then prise them off. The axle should come off with the wheel.
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