Genie Company GV150 Wet/Dry Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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Shop-Vac® High Efficiency Disposable Filter Bags are ideal for picking up fine dust, such as, drywall dust, cement dust and cold ashes. They are easy to use and install. The bags keep your tank clean and makes clean up a breeze. Simply, remove the bag from the tank inlet and throw it in the trash.
If you are picking up fine debris, you need to add a high efficiency filter bag or HEPA collection bag to trap the fine dust. Without the bag the fine dust will go through the filter and blow back into your room. Vac with a HEPA cartridge filter: You do not need a collection bag.
They are designed to remove contaminant and debris from liquids and the dirt is caught inside the bag. Other filter technologies collect the solids on the outside of the device giving it the potential to dislodge into the filter upon removal. Filter bags keep the clean side of the filter that way, clean.
You should replace your shop vac filters when you notice any rips, tears, or stuck-on stains from paint or other debris on them. When dust and other particles escape the filter, they can clog your unit and cause your shop vac to lose suction.
The bottom line. Many vacuum brands recommend changing the bag before it becomes full, at least every three months. The purpose of changing the vacuum bag when you need to is so that your vacuum cleaner is working at an optimal level.
To avoid a mess when emptying your shop vacuum, line the vacuum tank with a large plastic trash bag. Fold the bag over the tank rim so the top holds the bag in place. If you vacuum mostly dry debris, a pleated paper cartridge provides more surface area for dust, reducing the number of filter cleanings.
If you know the diameter of the bag, multiply this diameter by 3.14 to get the circumference. (Think back to high school math and the circumference of a circle.) Therefore, the circumference of the bags (diameter of the bag x 3.14) multiplied by the length of the bag will give you an approximate bag surface area.
Filter bags used in the industrial dust collection industry can be made of woven or nonwoven materials. Nonwoven materials can further be divided as felted or membrane. Most bags are either completely or partially made by weaving since nonwoven fabrics are generally attached to a woven base called a scrim.
Cotton is available with a flame retardant finish. Normal maximum continuous operating temperature is 275°F. Polyester felts offer very good resistance to chemicals, abrasion, and dry heat degradation. They offer excellent dimensional stability and are the most common type of filter bag used today.
Any fine dust remaining in the filter can usually be removed with a gentle rinse under a cold tap – hold the filter under the running water until the water runs clear. You shouldn`t need to use any detergent – just water.
Our central vacuum filters are essential parts of the system, keeping your motor clean and running well, while also filtering dust and other debris out of your environment. Try a CentralVac system and discover the difference we can make.
Put your linen, blankets or clothing into the extra strong garbage bag. Pull the open end of the bag together and form a small circle shape. Place the vacuum cleaner pole into the circle shape and hold it firmly around the pole. Suck out the air by turning on the vacuum cleaner.
Neglect your vacuum filter bags, and you`ll swiftly lose suction power. This, in turn, places unnecessary strain on your vacuum`s motor. Eventually, your vacuum will become a lot more difficult to maneuver, not to mention less effective at cleaning your rugs, carpeting, or other surfaces.
Make sure the bag fits well and that it`s the correct size – a bag that`s too big or small or a different thickness from the branded one can affect suction. Check for excess dust in the compartment after the first use, as this is a sign of an ill-fitting bag.
If you have reusable filters, you can clean them with warm soapy water. Allow them to fully dry before putting them back in the vacuum system. You should also empty the canister that traps the dirt or remove the bags when they become full to keep your central vacuum system in good working order.
Locate the model number. This will often appear on the box or the back of the vacuum cleaner, hidden by cords and hoses. Once you have this information, contact a local store that carries vacuum cleaner bags and provide the associate with the make, model and model number of your vacuum cleaner.
Almost all disposable oil filters will get clogged before they make it to the second change. They`re meant to be used only once. Reusing a disposable oil filter from the previous oil change may cause a lot of damage.
Filters are for one use only. After three months or so, you`ll have to change it out for a fresh one. The only exception is reusable air filters. These washable filters are made out of more durable materials and can be cleaned.
Most filters come labelled with two size measurements that can be found along the filter`s side. Often there is a `nominal` size written in big print, as well as an adjacent `actual` size written in smaller print.
You should select the closest (larger) size available to ensure you can enclose your box/can and have enough excess to fold and tape/seal the bags properly. For example, if the dimensions of your box are 4Hx5Wx12L(D), then your bag Length =12+4+1=15 and your bag Width =5+4+1=10. You will need a bag at least 15Lx10W.
A #2 size bag filter housing holds a #2 size liquid filter bag (7-1/16″ diameter x 32″ length). The entire #2 housing measures approximately 38″-42″ tall, and 8″-9″ wide.
The main indication that you should replace your filter bag is increased pressure differential. Filter bags become clogged throughout use, making it more difficult for liquid to pass through the system. It is important to monitor the pressure drop across your filter housing.
A PTFE membrane is a layer of material that filters out particles of a particular size and shape while letting other particles pass through.

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Unbeknownst to me, someone took the bag out of my Kenmore Progressive vacuum and failed to replace it. I have been vacuuming without a bag for months, and today the vacuum stopped sucking. When I opened up the front to replace the bag, tons of dirt and dust came pouring out. I thoroughly cleaned the vacuum, put in a new bag, but still no sucking power. Just dust coming from the rear vents where one of the filters is. Is the vacuum ruined, or is it a simple solution of buying a new filter?
ANSWER : Sounds like you need to buy a new motor. All that grit and dust will ruin a motor and I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did.
.This is where a vacuum that won’t run without a bag would have been nice. (Aerus for one)

Filters I have tried to find the filter that goes up inside the vacumm not the one on the front but when you take the disposal thing out the one that is up inside that, where do I find one? mine does not have one and everything clogs up in there.
ANSWER : There isn’t a filter listed in the parts list for where you feel one should be. Your owner manual would tell you if there was.

Our problem with our Rainbow E Series is that it has sucked water up and blown it out through the lower part of the hepa filter, making the filter wet and dirty. This had happened before and the repair shop did not see any problems with the machine, so we replaced the filter and were very carful not to overfill the tank and to change the water often. Now it has happened again and ruined another filter. Do you know what could be causing this issue? Can the filter be cleaned or will a new one be
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1. There is no reason to waste money on an EXPENSIVE replacement. While some people may like the fact that something that may be brand new may work better, this is not always the case.
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2. You can easily set the filter out to try as long as there is NO WET ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS, if so, you will be facing electrical damage
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3. Once you have performed a natural or sun dry on the old filter, ensure to check your unit for anything that may have caused the back clog.
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4. Back clogs for your model are often times associated with a BUILD UP of dirt and HAIR. YOU may always use pressure air for example at a gas station to flush out the build up.
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5. Other occasions, users accidently build the vac WRONG causing continual backup and water going where it is NOT suppose to go.
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I just received my Hepa filter in the mail today. Product #XSH621 – Hepa filter for EP619 & EP621 :005-04 When bought my vacumn, I was told that the filters were free and all I do is pay Postage. Today I received one filter and it lookes like I got charged the postage for two filters. The packages slips: One stated order #11152282 The other order # 1151940 If I get charged for two I expect to receive two. Can you help me with this matter or where can I go to get resolution. Catherine Fantini e-
ANSWER : This isn’t really a problem that can be fixed here on Fixya rather than advise you as a buyer. You’d have to contact the people/company you have purchased the filters from and take it up with them regarding the postage. Hope you get a decent reply.

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I am looking for a wiring diagram to install a touch/dimmer switch by “Comfort” mdl # RH-934B – Darjung Ind Ltd.
It has a standard lampcord (two wires) coming from it as well as one white, one black and one yellow wire.
The original touch/dimmer switch (no identification on it) had one white, one black, one red and one yellow – no lampcord.

Thank you very much for your help!

ANSWER : The black and the white will go to the lamp ,eg,output.The yellow is the sensor wire which should be firmly attached to the metal base of the lamp

Hi, I have a oreck dual power sweeper vacuum DP460 and I am looking for replacement filter for it. Does anyone know where I can find one?
ANSWER : Have you tried this site click the link below
http://www.vacpartswarehouse.com/Oreck-DP460-Electric-Broom-s/2975.htm

Electrolux Epic 6500SR Full Bag sensor working, Does not Reset properly
ANSWER : The problem was a sticking switch that was not being reset. The vacuum on/off switch mechanism is comprised of two switches. One is the main switch that turns the vacuum on and off. The second is a shut off switch that gets tripped when the full bag sensor is engaged. This second switch is supposed to get reset when you push the on/off switch on the outside of the machine. The full bag shutoff switch was stiff and it, therefore, was taking a couple of presses of the on/off switch to move the shutoff switch back into the running position.

I have a Husqvarna Viking Designer sewing machine. The fuse blew in the machine and I am having trouble finding a replacement fuse. It is a T3.5/250v glass fuse. Please let me know where to find one. I have searched the internet high and low and can’t find one. Radio Shack has a 3.0amp 250v slow blow fuse whick seems to be the right dimensions. Willl that work. Otherwise, I am not sure what to do and can’t afford to take the machine to a repair show. Thank you.
ANSWER : That fuse will work no problem. There is no harm in trying it.
The machine probably requires about 2 amps or less under normal operation.
Being a 3.0 amp slow blow fuse, it will withstand short bursts of extra current when your machine gets temporarily overloaded.

Just make sure the machine is properly lubricated and runs freely. The fuse will definitely blow if your machine should get jammed or something like that.

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