How to Clean a Brush Roll

Sometimes, when vacuum cleaners start to lose suction or just aren’t picking up as well it’s because the brush roll has too much hair wrapped around it. It is a good idea to regularly check your vacuum’s brush roll and remove hair as it builds up.

In this video, we show you how to clean almost any brush roll using our amazing technique!

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

Instructions

 

In this video we show two different brush rolls – one from a Kirby vacuum cleaner and the other from a Rainbow. They both have quite a bit of hair wrapped around them and we’ll be using a straight razor to remove it. A hook blade works best, but for this demonstration we’re using a straight one.

 

Remember: never cut toward yourself! Just take your blade and cut the hair away from yourself. It may take a few passes to get all of the hair.

 

When you’ve cut through the hairs you can start grabbing handfuls and pull it from the brushes.

 

For the Kirby brush we’ll demonstrate a new specialty tool, which will be available on our website soon. It was designed to remove hair from brush rolls!

 

To use it, just slide the hook under the hair and slide it along the surface of the brush roll. As you do, the hook will catch the hairs and the blade will cut through them.

 

Same as above – as you cut through clumps of hair you’ll be able to pull it from the brushes and discard.

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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How to Replace the Brush Roll and Belt on a GV Power Head 

If you own a GV powerhead, and need to replace the brush roll or belt, this video is for you!

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Tools

  • Phillips head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

There are 8 screws on the underside of your GV powerhead.

 

Once those screws are removed (and set aside in a safe place), you can turn your powerhead over and remove the top portion.

 

If you want more room to work with you can remove this connector and set the top to the side.

 

Now you can easily access the brush roll and the belt.

 

To remove the brush roll, firmly grab the it and pull upwards.

 

Then slide the belt off of the motor shaft.

 

To replace these parts, insert the new belt over the motor shaft.

 

Then take your new brush roll and insert it into the belt, line up the ends, and pop it into place.

 

You may need to rotate the brush roll by hand a few times to make sure the belt aligns itself properly.

 

Take the top of the powerhead and make sure you reconnect the connector (if you unplugged it.)

 

Place the top portion back on.

 

Flip it over and put the 8 screws back in. Voilà! You replace the brush roll and belt on your GV power head!

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all Prolux products.

 

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Finally!  A vacuum made for women.   Lighter, Easier, Faster!

The Prolux Bagless Backpack vacuum's new patent pending technology is the world’s only bagless backpack vacuum where the user can hardly feel it, because not only does it only weight 8 lbs, but about 80% of the weight is put on the users hips. This makes cleaning fast and easy (2x faster than standard uprights) and is especially beneficial for woman users.

 

 

Even though women still clean more than men, most vacuums are still bulky, heavy, and require a lot of upper body strength. Basically, most vacuum cleaners are still designed for men.

 

Introducing the new technology of the Prolux bagless backpack vacuum! It is designed to cut cleaning time in half and be so light that the user can barely feel it.

 

As the inventors of this patent pending technology, how did we come up with it? From my wife, of course! One day, while climbing up the stairs my wife pulled a stomach muscle. Angrily, she said “Being in the vacuum industry, why don’t you invent a vacuum made for women and one that cleans faster!?”

 

The cleaning faster ideas was easy. Backpack vacuums! They clean about twice as fast as the standard upright vacuum. However, the problem with most backpack vacuums is that they’re heavy and bulky. Most women find them very uncomfortable. Even though I have about three times the upper body strength of my wife, she could hold a baby for an hour with no problem, but it would kill my back. How was this possible?

 

Research shows that, while men have more upper body strength, women have larger hips and knees and a lower center of gravity. Current backpack vacuum technology had the motor at the top, which placed all the weight at the user’s shoulders. Most of them don’t place ANY weight on the user’s hips.

 

The 8-pound Prolux bagless backpack vacuum is the world’s only backpack vacuum with the motor at the bottom of the unit, which allows about 80% of the weight to rest on the user’s hips.

 

It has a tool for nearly every job and amazing 102 cfm of cyclonic power, this vacuum is designed to cut your cleaning time in half.

 

If you’re ready to do something else with your time, consider the patent pending Prolux bagless backpack vacuum today!

 

Don't forget, GreatVacs is the only authorized dealer of Prolux products, so if you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all Prolux products.

 

 

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The GV Electric Power Nozzle Kit for Backpack Vacuums 

In this video, we show how to assemble and attach the GV Electric Power Nozzle Kit to a backpack vacuum. This kit works with almost any backpack vacuum with a 1 ½” hose.

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

When you get the electric power nozzle kit, it will contain a three-way adapter cord, and electric main hose, a main extendable wand, and a GV power head.

 

Start by taking the three-way adapter and plug one end into the power source on your backpack vacuum.

 

Take the other end and plug it into your extension cord.

 

If you haven’t done so already, insert your extendable main wand into your power head.

 

Take the main hose and attach it to the wand. You may need to push the button lock down to get it to click into place correctly.

 

Take the power head two-prong cord and plug it into the back of the main hose.

 

Take the main hose and insert the other end into the backpack vacuum.

 

Take the three-way adapter cord and plug the two-prong cord into it.

 

And just like that, you’ve hooked up your GV electric power nozzle to your backpack vacuum!

 

Now that everything is hooked up, you’re ready to vacuum!

 

First, extend the extendable wand by pushing upwards on the black button and pulling the wand out.

 

The release the pivot by pressing down on the foot pedal.

 

 

Turn the switch on the handle to the “On” position.

 

Then turn the power head on by stepping on the button on the left side and then turn your vacuum on.

 

Enjoy!

 

We sell these kits for GV 6qt, 8qt, and 10qt backpack vacuums, as well as ProTeams! Click here!

 

We also sell replacement power nozzle kits for Rainbow Vacuums!

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our Youtube channel to see more educational videos on all Prolux products.

 

The GV Electric Power Nozzle Kit for Backpack Vacuums

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