How to Make Your Hose Fit Better on Prolux 2.0 Vacuums

If you’re having a hard time setting up your new Prolux 2.0, watch this video to see how to easily get your hose connected firmly to your vacuum and wand, so you’ll be ready to go in no time!

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

  • Heat gun or hair dryer

 

Instructions

 

As you can probably tell, the elbow piece of the hose if very tight and difficult to get on the vacuum portion.

 

 

Take your heat gun or hair dryer and heat up the plastic elbow piece to where it’s more pliable.

 

Once it’s adequately heated, push the elbow piece onto the vacuum portion as far as it will go.

 

You will use this technique on the other end of the hose to make it fit better on the wand as well.

 

When you insert the wand end into the hose you will need to make sure the lip goes in as well.

 

 

Check out this video on how to set up your wands the right way.

 

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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.

 

How to Make Your Hose Fit Better on Prolux 2.0 Vacuums

How to Make Your Hose Fit Better on Prolux 2.0 Vacuums

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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 Attach A Tool Caddy to A Central Vacuum Wand 

When you purchase a new Central Vacuum Tool Kit, the number of tools and attachments can be overwhelming. In this video Kyle demonstrates how to attach and use the 3-Peg Tool Caddy.

 

 

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 machine, 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

 

This process work for either the GV or Prolux central hose kit. We will start the process by demonstrating it on the wand. You’ll notice two things: your wand has a button lock and none of your tools have a hole to accept this button lock. It’s okay, because the tools are friction fit and will still fit on the end of the wand. All you need to do is slide the tool on while pushing down the button lock.

 

The hose works the same way – just slide the tool on the end while pushing down the button lock and friction will keep it in place.

 

To attach the tool caddy to the extendable wand start by extended it out.

 

Take the tool caddy and firmly push it onto the wand. You’re done!

 

 

Check out our Central Vacuum Hose Kits:

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!

 

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 products.

 

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How to Clean the Filters on a Prolux CV12000 Central Vacuum 

If you own a Prolux CV12000 Central Vacuum, you may find after a while that the filters get full of dirt and dust. Today we show you how to remove, clean, and replace the inner cloth and HEPA filters to get your vacuum back to tip-top shape!

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

 

You will need to take off the top portion of your Prolux CV12000 vacuum. There are two clamps, one on each side, that needs unlatched. Watch your fingers to make sure they don’t get pinched or crushed!

 

Once it’s unclamped, take the top portion off. You won’t need the dust bin, so you can set it to the side.

 

Lay the vacuum down so you have access to the filters.

 

The first filter is a micron cloth filter. To remove it, just grab the tab and pull up and out.

 

The second filters is a HEPA filter. To remove it, just untwist the black part in the middle.

 

Then pull the filter out.

 

Now that the filters are removed you can clean them. To clean the micron cloth filter you can shake it out, use an air compressor, or use a vacuum to get the dirt out.

 The HEPA filter is the only filter on the Prolux CV12000 central vacuum that is washable. You can also use an air compressor or vacuum to get the dirt out.

Once they’re both clean you can reinstall them.

 

Start with the HEPA filter. Insert the filter and line it up with the screw going through the hole. Then take the black piece and twist it back on. It should be pretty tight.

 

The micron cloth filter can be a little tricky to put back in. The easiest way is to bend the metal band in half and line the curve up in the groove.

 

Then slowly release the band while guiding it into the groove. Take great care to keep your fingers away, since it will quickly and suddenly snap back into place!

 

Need to buy replacement filters or parts? Follow these links!

New Washable HEPA Filter

New Inner Cloth Bag

 

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.

 

How to Clean the Filters on a Prolux CV12000 Central Vacuum

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