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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Converting A Prolux Central Vacuum Hose

When you buy a Prolux Central Vacuum Hose or Hose Kit from GreatVacs, the hose comes standard with a U.S. 110 Volt 2-prong pigtail cord. Also included in the kit, however, is everything you need to convert your hose to a 2-prong direct connection that plugs into the wall with your hose.

We sell several styles of hoses that fit almost any central vacuum system. Most of our hoses come in 30’ or 35’ lengths and are either non-electric or 2 or 3 way switched. In this video, Kyle goes over some of the differences between the hoses, and you can choose the right one 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

  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Needle nose pliers
  • The provided conversion kit
  • The Prolux hose

 

Instructions

 

Start by opening the plastic bag and removing the contents. Inside you will find instructions, the direct connection plug, and a safety plug. If you have any questions, please refer to the instructions!

 

Next, remove the hose cover. Use the screwdriver to push in the tab and then you will be able to slide the cover off.

 

Now you will be able to see the pigtail connection plug and its safety plug. Go ahead and remove the safety plug.

 

Take your needle nose pliers and pull the wires out of the pigtail cord terminals. Set the pigtail cord to the side.

 

Now take your direct connection plug and its safety plug and we can get it installed. Take note that the plug will be facing in the direction of the inlet where the hose gets plugged in.

 

Plug the wires into the direct connection plug and set it into the groove.

 

Then grab the safety plug and put that in.

 

Once everything is in position you can slide the cover back on. You will hear the tab snap back into place.

 

Congratulations! You successfully converted a pigtail to a direct connect!

 

 

Need a Central Vacuum Hose? Check out these options!

Universal 30 ft Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Wessel Werk Power Nozzle

Premium Electric Prolux Universal Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Wessel Werk Power Nozzle

Premium Prolux Universal Central Vacuum Hose Kit With Turbo Nozzle

30' GV Universal Central Vacuum Hose With Tools

 

If you’re in the market for a new Central Vacuum, check out the Prolux CV12000!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Converting A Prolux Central Vacuum Hose

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When you buy a Prolux Central Vacuum Hose or Hose Kit from GreatVacs, the hose comes standard with a U.S. 110 Volt 2-prong pigtail cord. Also included in the...

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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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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...

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