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Re: Where to purchase Fantom Vacuum parts? Not filters,...
I am sorry to inform you but fantom is out of bussiness and the parts are no longer widely available. If anyone has them it would be the guy i am refering you to.
ask for joe
I am not sure of his hours but take into consideration he is on the east coast.
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if you have lost it, you really should try EBAY, as for what it is called, even I with my exerience dont remember what exactly it was called. However, you will not find a new one now because that model has not been made since 1999.
There is a website that will sell it to you for 6.00 for one. I just googled Fantom Twister and just look for parts. They have the filters and belts. That is about all we can get for our fantom. Just wish someone would repair these vacums.
I have the same sweeper as you. I have had this sweeper over 10 years. I purchased it from HSN. Model fm741h. Ok here we go. I paid 299. for it 10 years ago. It worked perfectly. Picked up all sorts of things. It stopped working about 5 years ago. I kept it hoping I could get someone to go over it with a fine tooth comb in my area. No one worked on them. So I still kept it. Just today 09/4/2010 I was looking at it. I decided to start taking the whole unit apart. I come to find out all the filters are clogged. I have never replaced them or the belt. The belt was fine, the motor runs, but its just not picking up anything. So inside the canister was caked with dirt. I mean literally DIRT. Inside the part that spins is another filter. I checked the prices on those. Anywhere between 23.00 up to 50.00. So I took a toothbrush and ran it under hot water. Scaped off all the dirt, let it dry and presto....I have my TWISTER back. YIPPY!!! I can't see spending that much on a filter when all you have to do is scrape the dirt off of it. Works perfectly. Now that I know what to do....I'm a happy camper.
The canister has a filter as well. It needs to be replaced or cleaned. A damaged canister filter will feed dirt into the HEPA filter. (and the motor) An improperly installed filter can allow dirt to bypass the canister filter and collect in the HEPA filter. I suggest a new canister filter and then clean it carefully every week. Here is a list of the filters for your vacuum.
Unfortunately the Fantom vacuum company has gone out of business, and no parts are available any more for these machines. Actually James Dyson (Dyson Vacuums) had some part in this company, and due to poor designs (mostly in their uprights) the company didn't last and ended up bankrupt.
You may be able to find someone selling the machine on Ebay, but other then this the only parts that are still available are aftermarket filters, and belts.
The hepta filter has a place on each side to push in.The top
comes off and the filter is inside.The new one is about 24.00.
Remember to clean the dust filter .This is located in a chamber
below the cannister . Remove the cannister and there is a grey plastic tab,it will comes up and dust filter is right there-pinch
it and it will peal out.It can be hand washed and air dried.
Parts at TotalVac.com
It sounds like you have a hose problem. You should be aware that the Fantom company went bankrupt many years ago. I know that the Fantom name was bought by another company and there may be Chinese units sold under that name, but service and parts availability is an issue. There may be an issue with the power delivery to the powerhead. This is through the hose, from the canister connection and down the wand assy. You should check the continuity from the canister down to the powerhead.
On my fantom cylone I use a 2 foot wire with small hook. Open bottom and push wire up the vacuum channels. There is also a channel that goes to the brush. Check for suction at hose. If none then your one of your channels going up are blocked. If you have suction at hose but none at floor brush then channel to floor brush is plugged.