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    Question Vacuum Cleaner - need suggestions

    So my 3M vac from 10 years ago finally died.

    What is considered the best tech vac these days?

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    Re: Vacuum Cleaner - need suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by rrrohan View Post
    So my 3M vac from 10 years ago finally died.

    What is considered the best tech vac these days?
    Convac for me all day long and a good quality electric powered air blower

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    Re: Vacuum Cleaner - need suggestions

    Get another 3M for sure!
    Whatever

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    Re: Vacuum Cleaner - need suggestions

    3m toner vacuums division was sold to SCS inc. Now you get the same vacuums under the SCS brand. (see the updated katun accesories catalog).
    Last edited by rapidocument; 07-24-2020 at 08:47 PM. Reason: mispelling

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    Re: Vacuum Cleaner - need suggestions

    My vote is also 3M. I used a Convac for many years, good vac but 3M still better. Not sure if you know but you can buy replacement parts for 3M vacs, motors, switches, etc. Instead of $200-300 for a new vac prob could replace a the motor, wiring harness & switch for $50-$100? Just guessing on the prices?

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    Re: Vacuum Cleaner - need suggestions

    How did you manage to kill a 3M in only 10 years ?

    Get another one. Never had good luck with anything but...

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    Re: Vacuum Cleaner - need suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent128 View Post
    How did you manage to kill a 3M in only 10 years ?

    Get another one. Never had good luck with anything but...
    I've had a total of (3) 3M vacuums in 30 years, two of which were well used before I ever saw them.

    My suggestion is to get another 3M, and only dump the filter 2 or 3 times before replacing filter. If you wait until you see the toner blowing onto the wall, it's too late. You've coated all the hot parts of the motor in toner.

    My current vac is 15yrs and going strong.

    =^..^=
    If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
    1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
    2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
    3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
    4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.
    5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

    blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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    Re: Vacuum Cleaner - need suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by blackcat4866 View Post
    I've had a total of (3) 3M vacuums in 30 years, two of which were well used before I ever saw them.

    My suggestion is to get another 3M, and only dump the filter 2 or 3 times before replacing filter. If you wait until you see the toner blowing onto the wall, it's too late. You've coated all the hot parts of the motor in toner.

    My current vac is 15yrs and going strong.

    =^..^=
    +1 on this ... mine is 20 yrs old and still kicking I did have to replace the motor.. that's because the rookie I had working for me NEVER emptied the filter.. he is no long with me!

    3M all that way

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    Re: Vacuum Cleaner - need suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil B. View Post
    +1 on this ... mine is 20 yrs old and still kicking I did have to replace the motor.. that's because the rookie I had working for me NEVER emptied the filter.. he is no long with me!

    3M all that way
    I had a similar problem with a 3M but was able to clean the toner that had melted to the motor brush holders and prevented them from moving forward as they wore down. Got another 5 years out of it.

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    Re: Vacuum Cleaner - need suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    I had a similar problem with a 3M but was able to clean the toner that had melted to the motor brush holders and prevented them from moving forward as they wore down. Got another 5 years out of it.
    at that time I wasn't as $ conscience as time consumed to repair .. I took the parts cost out of his paycheck.

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