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In October 2001, Fantom Technologies went bankrupt, and the name was sold to Euro-Pro (owned by Mark Rosenzweig). James Dyson saw an opportunity and introduced a multi-cyclonic vacuum under the Dyson name in North America in 2002, called the DC07, one year after Fantom went out of business.
Canister vacuums separate the motor and dirt container from the handle and (power) head. A hose connects the handle and head to a canister which houses the motor and dirt container. The choice of canister vs. upright vacuums depends heavily upon your usage, personal preference, and budget.
Fantom Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets vacuum cleaners. The Company`s products are based on its proprietary, dual-cyclonic technology, which eliminates the use of filter bags.
The most common problems found in vacuum cleaners are low suction force, excessive noise, burning smell, vacuum not turn on, and overheating. These issues can be fixed by either cleaning the device or replacing some parts of the device. At times, it is best to seek a professional to fix the cleaner effectively.
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Black & Decker`s mini-vac – the DustBuster – was introduced to American consumers in 1979, but the company developed most of the inner workings for the device as the result of a partnership with NASA for the Apollo moon landings between 1963 and 1972.
The company is going to focus on its smaller, battery powered models, it said. It made the announcement as it revealed its new Cyclone V10 cordless vacuum, which it says is “why we`ve stopped developing corded vacuums”.
Amazon`s $1.7B iRobot acquisition scrutinized by UK on competition grounds. The U.K.`s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed that it`s assessing Amazon`s billion-dollar bid for robot vacuum maker iRobot.
Then on Dec. 24, 2020, the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce announced the company had been purchased. Hangzhou Equipment Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Hangzhou GreatStar Industrial Co., Ltd., and GreatStar Tools USA acquired nearly all of Shop-Vac Corporation`s assets.

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I had the vacuum cleaner question about the canister and the wand/powerhead… the Kenmore Progressive Vacuum canister model 116.25812 and the canister not powering off without unplugging the vacuum. The solution I received that they both run on their own switch so it is normal makes sense. However, is there a power switch on the canister anywhere? The only way for the canister to be turned off is by unplugging it. Any ideas? One would think there would be a switch. I am new to fixya and hope
ANSWER : Hi. On some models, one switch controls all of the power. Your issue, which is no working switch is almost certainly a blown triac on the circuit board in the canister – kenmore part number KC86WBZRZ000

Looks like a common fault with this particular model judging by the number of complaints on the web.
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.Take it to your local vacuum repair shop and they should be able to fix it for a nominal fee.

I cleaned out my brush in the bottom front, cleaned out the small tubing going into the canister, and the canister itself. I also changed the filter.I snapped everything back into place, but Since then, it doesn’t seem to have any suction and there seems to be a space between the canister and the bottom of the vacumm where the canister sits. At that area, you can feel air coming out when trying to vacumm and it just doesn’t pick up, it seems to be just blowing stuff around.
ANSWER : You need to really look at it some thing is out of line you shooed not have
.any spaces in the top or bottom
.pull the canister back out and look at the pins that you lined up with the
.top and the canister you might have missed arrows that need to be lined
.up so it fits tightly in its holder
.ive had the same problem with my hover mach5
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.i hope this helps you
.bob

When we turn on the vacuum, the canister falls open. The clips holding the canister in place do not seem to hold the canister tightly which I’m sure that it did in the past. The clips do not look bent, but every time we turn on the vacuum the intense pressure blows the canister open only remaining attached the the rest of the vacuum by one clip
ANSWER : Check filter and make sure it is kept clean at regular intervals. Possibly worn out clip retainers on cannister side due to excessive pressure build up. Do not force closure unless pressure is back to normal. May crack cannister or damage unit beyond repair.

Hoover Uh30010com the hose on the canister does not stay lock (it keeps poping out). I heard great reviews on this vacuum but I am so dispointed with the canister I am ready to return it to the store, I think it is a waste of money if you can’t use the canister… I cannot believe I did not find reviews on the canister.
ANSWER : You can take it back. they will return it they know this happens all the time. If you like canistar vacs you should get a tristar. they are the best! call me for more info 866-635-9254 John

Kenmore progressive canister bad connection from hose to canister
ANSWER : It could be, the female part of the connector is stretched open. You can usually insert something, like a dart, between the sleeve and the holder, to tighten it. If you paid with Pay Pal, see about getting your money back.

Tube to Fantom Thunder canister blocked
ANSWER : I cut a strip of window screen about 1 inch wide and 12 inches long and slid it up the tube from the back of the vacuum. The screen edges grabbed the gunk and as I pulled the screen strip out from the tube the gunk came with it, clearing the blockage.

I’m looking to buy the powerhead and hose for the fantom canister vacumm.
ANSWER : I have one for sale if you are still interested, and other parts for this vacuum. 🙂

I have had my Fantom Lightning vacuum for about 12 years and the power head motor has burnt out. I would like to know how to purchase a new power head as I just love my Fantom. How much are they and can I still buy one?
ANSWER : There are no parts
.you can try and find used one
.if your in my area i have a used one in stock