How to Test a GV Power Head

If your GV Power Head isn’t turning on, you can usually diagnose the problem by following the easy steps in this video.

 

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

  • Three-way adapter cord

 

Instructions

 

Whether you have a direct connect GV power head or a two-prong corded GV power head, we will show you how to test it to make sure your problem is not in the hose or wand.

 

To test the direct-connect power head, start by plugging the three-way adapter cord into a working power outlet. Then take the two-prong plug and connect it to the top of the direct-connect. Turn the power head on to see if it works.

 

To test the corded two-prong power head, you will again need to plug the three-way adapter into a working outlet. Plug the appropriate plug of the adapter onto the two-prong plug of the power head. Finally, turn the power head on to see if it works.

 

If you try this test and the power head turns out, you know the problem is in your wand or hose. If this is the case send us an email at service@greatvacs.com.

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any other 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 GV products.

 

How to Test a GV Power Head

How to Test a GV Power Head

If your GV Power Head isn’t turning on, you can usually diagnose the problem by following the easy steps in this video.

 

 

The bad news is there are a ton of vacuum distributors out there that make commercial vacuums that really aren’t commercial. They just take a residential vacuum, add a three-prong cord, and slap “commercial” on the front. If you buy one of these it could very well be dead within a few months. For a vacuum cleaner to be truly commercial it needs to have been designed that way from the ground up.

 

The vacuum in this video is a commercial vacuum we sell a lot of called the ProTeam. This particular model is the XP-15. It has onboard tools and an extra-wide head to make cleaning simple and fast! We sell a lot of these to professional house cleaners because they’re lightweight, reliable, and have a 5-year warranty.

 

There are three things your commercial vacuum needs to have. The first is: simplicity! You may not know who is operating the vacuum and what their technical skill level is. Simple vacuums leave less room for error. This ProTeam can go from hardwood to carpet with the flip of a switch.

 

The second thing you need is a long, durable, three-prong cord. A typical residential cord is 20-30 feet in length, but we like to see commercial cords that are 30-50 feet. They should be extra thick, in case you run them over (we’ve all done it.)

 

The third thing is dependability! Can it stand up to all the hard use it’s going to get?

 

This room is carpeted with commercial carpet, which is low-pile. Most residential vacuums don’t do well on low carpet like this.

 

Now, you’ve heard us say not to use a residential vacuum for commercial use, but the other way around is fine. You can use a commercial vacuum for your home! We have lots of customers who use these at home because they’re lightweight, dependable, have HEPA filtration, and work great on pet hair. It has extra-large tubing since it was designed for commercial use, so it doesn't clog with hair very easily.

 

Are you looking for a commercial vacuum, but aren’t sure where to start? Email us at service@greatvacs.com with more information about your commercial situation or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

 

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In this video Dustin talks about the 8 quart backpack vacuum from GV!

 

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. 

 

One reason this backpack vacuum is so great is it only weighs 10 pounds! That’s really light for a backpack vacuum.

 

The GV 8 quart vacuum is super easy to put on and comes with a Velcro waist strap, which allows most of the weight to sit at your hips and not your shoulders.

 

You can also easily attach the hose to the right or left side of the vacuum.

 

By removing the HEPA filter and installing the hose here, you can use the vacuum as a leaf blower, to clean keyboards, or to inflate with!

 

Another great feature is that is comes with an extendable wand! You can extend it to the height that if comfortable for you.

 

It goes from carpet to hardwood or tile with ease!

 

Standard attachments include: the crevice tool, upholstery tool, duster tool, three different inflator tools, and the floor tool.

 

Flip the switch on the floor tool to extend the brushes! If you press the other switch the brushes will retract.

 

If you’re looking for a vacuum that’s easy to use, will save you time, and is powerful, then consider the 8 quart backpack vacuum by GV!

 

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 of our different products.

 

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Central Vacuum Hose Works on Either Central Vacuum

Today we’re going to go over how to switch out the hose end on the GV central vac hose! The reason why we picked this hose is that it works on pretty much any central vacuum since it can work with both styles of connection.

 

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

  • Flat head screwdriver

 

Instructions

 

The first thing you need to do is pull out the cord.

 

Now turn it over and you’ll notice a slot. Insert your flat head screwdriver into the slot.

 

Then you can pull the end of the hose off!

 

Remove the spacer.

 

Then pull out the two-prong cord.

 

Now turn it around and insert it the other way.

 

Once it’s in position, make sure the wires are tucked in.

 

Slide the hose end back on.

 

You should hear it snap into place. You’re done!

 

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 of our different products.

 

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