Question about Vacuums
The filter post fell off into the filter cage as I tried to reattach the filter. How do I remove the filter cage to access the post. It doesn't seem like it can just twist off although I'm hesitant to force it in any way since I only bought it 3 months ago and could probably return it under warranty.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Greetings from GoVacuum.com,
First this is a common problem on ALL bagless vacuum cleaners. Usually it takes longer then 1 day however.
Is there no suction in the suction hose, or is it not suctioning from the floor?
Most people buy a bagless vacuum once, then return to a bagged one after their bad experience, you are not alone!
Please give me the model number to your Hoover, (found on the bottom or the back of the vacuum on a foil label).
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
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The PB15 uses a fairly large pleaded paper filter for dry
use, but it is an odd ball, as most of these type filters are held in place bay
some sort of plate, and plastic nut. The PB15 uses a filter that has a
bottom, and is pressed into place. For
wet use, I would see if you can use the foam filter for one of the Craftsman
small W/D vacs, like the old 2 gallon model, held in place with a rubber band,
which is slipped over the cage with the float ball. It needs to be sealed across the bottom. That should cut down on spray making its way
to the motor. The PB15 does have one
good feature as the vacuum inlet has an elbow which keeps the water from being
sucked straight into the motor intake, so the foam filter should do the job
pretty well. I’d also look at the bag
and rubber band that is used on some of the smaller Craftsman vacs, which
sounds like what has been done on yours already. They are easy to find.
Because Genie no longer makes any vacuums or blowers, and did not keep a parts inventory to support owners of their products (a reason not to buy one of their garage door openers) it might be best in the long run to ‘garage sale’ the Genie, and buy a new vac from a brand that will be around for awhile. I have two Craftsmen, and one Ridgid, besides the PB15, which is going in the nest garage sale, for the above reason.
As far as your blower to vacuum problem -- The hose is moved from the blower outlet, which is the top black piece with the handle and switch, to the hole in the canister for vacuum. The intent of the PB15 was to use the top piece as a hand held electric leaf blower, or when attached to the yellow canister as a vacuum, when you use the hose attached to the canister.
Posted on May 06, 2009
The aforementioned solutions probably never even attempted this fix on this model. The handle does NOT need to come off. but the 5 screws on the front housing DO: 2 above the light and 3 below it. Then to get the colored housing off you need to access 2 screws on the underside that are beneath the agitator roller. To do that, obviously the 4 screws holding the bottom plate need to come off too. Here's a link to a schematic that might help as you attempt to do this, (assuming that you still do!) http://www.elkypro.com/hoops2005/vacuum_parts/hoover/U5461-900.html
Once you have the main body housing cover off, then you can access the 2 screws atop of each trunnion cover that holds the motor assembly cover halves together. If you've made it this far, then gently pry apart the motor halves keeping even as yo do. Now you can see all the wiring necessary to cut and splice. Happy cord replacing! As for me, I am headed for the store, as I am not so sure I can remember how to get the darn thing put back together. But it was fun taking it apart!
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
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