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Does anyone know how to remove this Bearing? (Rainbow Vacuum E2 TYPE12)

How do you remove this bearing? Any special tool?
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Why does the rotating agitator on an hours-old Kenmore canister vacuum only work when vac is in upright position. opposite of expected function?

This is a brand spankin' new Kenmore 81214 200 canister vacuum (July 2021) Since the agitator spins when the handle is in the upright position, the belt must be working. Tried changing all the ...
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Tiny Fibres/Dust Everywhere

I dust/clean/vacuum once a week which does make a difference to overall cleanliness/tidyness. However, even after cleaning, that very same day, there seems to be a new layer of dust/tiny fibres ...
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Which grade of PVC piping do I need in order to sustain a 1,000Pa vacuum?

I'm rigging a proof of concept DIY machine, in which the internal pressure will need to be at most 1/50th of atmospheric pressure. For a safety margin, I want the machine to withstand 1/100th ...
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What are these wire connectors and where can I get replacements?

The closest name I found from searching online is "crimp terminals", specifically the first I believe would be "female round crimp terminal" and the second "female right angle ...
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How to unscrew this vacuum cleaner's motor axis?

How can I unscrew the central axis from my vacuum cleaner's motor. It appears it is sealed with some sort of green substance and it doesn't move at all. I already tried dissolving it with acetone and ...
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vacuum keeps tripping breaker

This started happening last week. My Shark vacuum kept tripping my breaker. My wife smelled smoke coming from the vacuum so we assumed it had reached its end. I bought a new vacuum (same brand), ...
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Connecting a Makita jigsaw (4351) to dry vacuum cleaner (Dyson)

Could someone share their experiences with connecting a Makita jigsaw (22mm vacuum piece) to a regular vacuum cleaner (Dyson)? It appears that some people say it's just really impractical to connect a ...
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Vacuum blows Breaker

My Meile vacuum has all of a sudden started blowing circuit breakers. It does not matter what outlet in the house I plug my vac into the breaker blows. When I plug the vac in there is usually a ...
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Hoover UH72635 Belt Clutch Problem

When I removed my old belt, I noticed the plastic cover on the clutch was worn through. I believe it needs to be replaced because it will damage the new belt due to the rough surface. Wondering if ...
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Avoiding dust scattering when you drill

When I drill into concrete, stone or similar materials - a lot of dust gets scattered. I realize this might sound like a newbie/trivial question, but - how can I avoid this? Both dust getting on me, ...
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Hoover upright vacuum, model UH70605. Brush roller does NOT shut off

When either the handle is in the upright position or the manual on/off roller switch for hardwood floors is used, the roller brush continues to rotate. The roller speed slows, or weakens, but does ...
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Central Vacuuming: Is it worth it, and how does it compare to normal vacuuming?

I am in the process of buying a brand new home in the US through a builder. The home will be approximately 3,000 sq ft and I was given the option of buying a central vacuuming system for the house. ...
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How can I create a weather-proof pass-through connection between an outside vacuum and an inside hose?

I want to mount a fireplace vacuum on the outside of an exterior wall. I need some sort of pass-through device that would allow for connecting the vacuum hose on the exterior and the interior, but I ...
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Vacuum Cleaner Trips Breaker

I have a brand new vacuum (dyson) that trips my breaker. Never happened before this except once when I ran 2 other vacuums at the same time
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Fix broken Vacuum body [closed]

I have a 10+ year old Dyson Vacuum cleaner. The top piece broke off. I'm looking for hints/pointers/do's/don'ts on how to repair the broken plastic. Everything else works - it's only the plastic part ...
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Can i use a 5v water pump as a vacuum pump to lift very light objects? [closed]

I want to use a small water pump (3.7v or 5v - the aquarium ones - 12v at most) as a vacuum pump: i need it to lift an object that weights 5 grams at most. Can it be done or the pump will just ...
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Soil stack venting issues

For a little while now we've been hearing at random a loud sucking noise coming from out kitchen sink. This sink is a 1.5 bowl with a washing machine attached. The noise happens at random and ...
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What is the name of a liquid coupler between a wet/dry vac and a hose?

The contraption you see below closes a wet/dry vac's liquid exit. I'd like to replace it with "something" that connects to a water hose. What would that "something" be called? I would attach a valve ...
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How to clean wood dust without permanently clogging a wet/dry vacuum's paper filter?

Can you ever use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner (shop.vac, Kubota, Stanley, etc) to clean wood sanding dust? My one experiment so far resulted in complete clogging of the paper filter after cleaning the ...
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Why Does My Vacuum Trip My Circuit Breaker

I have four upstairs bedrooms with each bedroom running off an Eaton 20 Amp Arc Fault Breaker. When my 12 Amp vacuum cleaner is plugged into any outlet in three of the bedrooms, it works just fine. ...
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How do I remove mold from a vacuum cleaner?

I returned home a couple of weeks ago, only to find my Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum has been filled up with mold. It looks like the mold has reached back in towards the engine area: I'm wondering ...
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Do I need to cut this shop vac hose adapter when I use it?

I am using this with Rigind vacuum and a router table. The router table adapter is the size of the second section in the picture, counting from the right side bottom up. The vacuum is struggling ...