Beam Industries 2775 Serenity Plus Central System Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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BEAM Central Vacuum Systems use specifically designed tubing installed in the walls of your home to carry 100% of the contacted dirt, dust and allergens away from your living area to the central power unit commonly located in the garage, utility room or basement.
9) How much suction does the central vacuum system have? The simple answer is 2-3 times the suction of the standard upright vacuum. To be more specific our Vacu Central 100 has 114 inches of water lift or sealed suction, while our Vacu Central 200 has 136 inches.
A centralized vacuum system withdraws in order to increase the efficiency of the plant. The suction unit has to be chosen wisely, taking in consideration many factors, such as the material to be withdrawed, the number of suction points and the distances to be covered.
They need power to be transmitted to the vacuum to create a suction force that lifts debris. So, the usual areas that cause suction loss include the wrong height setting, stuck rollers, a faulty gasket, a broken vacuum belt, a filled bag, or a clogged hose.
A central vacuum system (sometimes called a whole-house vacuum system) is a cleaning device installed throughout a building. Located in the garage or basement, a canister receives dust and debris sucked by the force of a motor from wall outlets, which are located for the homeowner`s convenience.
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Convenience – Beam vacuums do some of the work for you because their permanent self-cleaning filters never need replacing – just inspecting. You won`t find dust particles clinging to the filter surface like traditional vacuum filters.

These are the vacuum pressure ranges as measured in Torr (or fractions of 1 Torr). What defines a high vacuum is then that it is normally placed in the range between 1×103 to 1×109 Torr, equaling one thousandth (0.001) of a Torr (or 1 micron) down to one billionth (0.000000001) of a Torr.
The basic formula F=PxA is used to calculate the force of the suction cup with: F is holding force (or the vacuum force of the suction cup) P is pressure. A is is the contact area (the size of the suction cup surface)
CFM is the the speed of the air flow. CFM equates to a car`s top speed. Suction Lift is the measurement of the vacuum`s ultimate power. This can be compares to a car`s horsepower.
While the Airflow measurement indicates how much air the central vacuum motor can move, the Suction measurement tells us the maximum pull the motor is capable of. This is determined by sucking a 2 inch column of water vertically to its maximum height in inches.
Low Vacuum – also called rough vacuum, is a vacuum that can be achieved or measured by basic equipment such as a vacuum cleaner. Medium Vacuum – is a vacuum that is typically achieved by a single pump, but the pressure is too low to measure with a mechanical manometer.
A low-voltage central vacuum hose is a hose that consists of a thin series of low-voltage wiring allowing total control of the central vacuum.
Central vacuums are larger and often produce more powerful suction than portable vacuum systems. Typically, they have about three to five times more suction power than conventional vacuum units. You don`t have to drag the main vacuuming unit around with you.
The pros of a central vacuum system:

More powerful than portable vacuums with 3-5 times more suction power. Central vacuum systems are quieter as the motorized suction unit is located away from living areas. No risk of dirt and debris getting blown back out of the unit, resulting in healthier indoor air quality.

The amount of power used by a central vacuum system is roughly the same as that of a portable vacuum cleaner. Yet, it has 3 to 5 times the power of a portable vacuum cleaner. You are getting more suction power, which translates into more efficient cleaning, at no extra energy usage.
Breast Pump power of suction is usually documented as mmHG which is millimeters of mercury, the standard unit of measuring vacuum pressure. When you`re buying a breast pump, you might see mmHg in the product listing. This number, generally in the range of 220 to 350, is the maximum suction level.
Suction pressure should be kept at less than 200 mmHg in adults. It should be set at 80 mmHg to 120 mmHg in neonates.
Vacuum is defined as air pressure below atmospheric pressure. The vacuum level is the difference in pressure between atmospheric pressure and pressure in the evacuated system: 0% vacuum = 760 torr = 14.7 psia = 29.92 inc mercury abs = 101.4 kPa abs. 50% vacuum = 380 torr = 7.3 psia = 15 inc mercury abs = 50.8 kPa abs.
What is vacuum suction? A vacuum suction massage treatment is a mechanical lymphatic drainage treatment. It is used to stimulate the lymphatic system and aids: removal of waste products, draining lymph from the tissues.
A vacuum cleaner gets power from a regular electrical socket, with the average upright design requiring between 450 and 3000 watts. However, the most often used versions use around 1400 watts, equivalent to approximately 1.4 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity each hour.
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The pressure ranges are placed into several groups: Rough/Low Vacuum: 1000 to 1 mbar / 760 to 0.75 Torr. Fine/ Medium Vacuum: 1 to 103 mbar / 0.75 to 7.53 Torr. High Vacuum: 103 to 107 mbar / 7.53 to 7.57 Torr.

Low vacuum is around 10^-4 times the atmosphere. High vacuum is 10^-8 atmospheres. There is even Ultra-High vacuum that is around 10^-12 atmospheres. So when you say something has higher vacuum, it`s the same as saying that there is less air inside.
Suction pressure is the negative difference in pressure between two places that drags liquid or gas from a higher pressure state to a lower pressure state.
Air watts refer to the number of watts used by the vacuum cleaner to carry a unit of air through an opening or nozzle. The higher the air watts, the higher the suction power.

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My home has a central vacuum system hook-up but no vacuum installed. My friend upgraded his central system and gave me his Eureka Mega Boss central vacuum system and the accessories, including the pow
ANSWER : The power head requires 120 Volts. Some hoses have a receptacle in the handle for the power head plug, and the hose has a cord at the wall inlet end that plugs into a receptacle. Some hoses have a plug at the wall inlet end that plugs into a 120Volt receptacle built into the inlet. The hose plugs into this receptacle when you push the hose into the inlet. The power for this built-in receptacle is wired with line voltage when the system is installed.

How to remove filter on beam model 2775 – Beam Industries 2775 Serenity Plus Central System Vacuum
ANSWER : Remove the bucket and look up inside the tank. There will be a finger loop to help pull the filter from it’s track. You can shake it clean by wrapping a garbage bag around the tank, squeezing the air from the bag ( so it doesn’t puff dust back at you)and then wrapping the bag over your hand and reaching up towards the filter.
This filter has a flat metal spring in it and will snap back into place. It is not normally removed unless it has gotten damp or stinky from pet odour. It is weighted in the middle with heavy beads in a sewn pouch.

System quit working green light on – Beam Industries 2775 Serenity Plus Central System Vacuum
ANSWER : Depending on the year of your machine, assuming it is the serenity blue, it may be the circuit board on the unit itself. The manual switch “should” start the machine, but if not it will be the circuit board inside the main unit.

however….
if your unit is the green one, it may be the motor inside the unit and/or the circuit board. Hard to say. I do not think that it is the motor as the circuit breaker should have popped out if it was the motor.

Regardless of the colour of the unit, if it is 5-7 years old or less, the unit should still be under warranty. home service calls and labour to install the motor would not be covered.

Good luck.

My beater head will not turn on – Beam Industries 2775 Serenity Plus Central System Vacuum
ANSWER : If you could wire the beater head with out using the hose you could determine if the short is in the hose or in the head. If you wire the head directly and it turns on obviously you have a short in the hose. It is possible to change just the switch and wiring harness in the handle if it is bad. If you have a Vacuum store near you that sells central vacs it would only take them a minute to check your hose for continuity to see if electricity is getting through your handle.
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.Some heads have a reset button also. Make sure you check that out first!

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I purchased a brand new Eureka Pet vacuum, sorry don’t know exact name but it the one that has the self cleaning duster on it. Last night I used the vacuum on my carpet, it was working fine until I accidently sucked up the corner of a scarf that was hanging off a couch. I shut the vacuum off, pulled out the scarf and and resumed vacuuming. Much to my dismay the suction on the vacuum had ceased. Can you tell me if there is a reset button on the vacuum? The vacuum does not appear to be damage
ANSWER : If the motor is running, there should be suction. Possible problems depend on whether it’s a canister or upright and are:
.A clog in the hose, UR or canister. Detach hose. Drop small coin in one end and lift hose causing it to roll out the other. If it does, no clog in hose. Drop same coin into hose opening on power head. If it rolls out, no clog in PN.
.Broken fan blades, UR. Needs to be taken to shop for repair/replacement.
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.A reset button is for use if the motor isn’t running, so won’t have anything to do with the suction.

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)

Dirt devil vacuum cleaner–trouble vacuuming dirt and pet hair on carpeting –is the problem with the spinning brush which contacts the floor,  not contacting the carpeting??  I thought (when I bought this vacuum) that the aforementioned brush was adjustable to various heights of carpeting.  Sometimes, it seems like nothing is being vacuumed up –unless I have just put a new bag on the vacuum… Do I need or can I replace the spinning brush on the bottom of the vacuum so it kicks up and vacuums
ANSWER : Try replacing the belt. Rubber belts stretch out after about a year.