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The reset button on power unit VX-550 keeps tripping as soon as I turn it on. How can we get it fixed?

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asked 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Chet
Trout Run, PA 17771, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model VX550 central cleaning system. You can use the “Service Center Locator” found under the “Customer Service & FAQ” section at the top of our web site page to find a service center in your area or contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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I am looking for info on Nutone Central Cleaning Model CV450W? Does this model have a powerhead attachment?

We bought our house a yr ago and it has a NuTone Built in Central Cleaning system Model # Cv450W, but can't find this model #. Only can find model CV450, is this the same model? Need to know if it has a powerhead attachment and if so where can I purchase one?
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asked 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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DH
Vineland, NJ, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model CV450W central cleaning system. The CV450W is the same as the CV450. The current electric power head is the model CT700. You would also need to get a new wand, and depending on your present hose, you may need a new hose. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for further assistance.
answered 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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How do I replace the bag? The model is VX550. I lost the manual with directions.

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asked 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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CW
Okeechobee, FL 34974, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model VX550 central cleaning system. The operating instructions are available for download from our web site for your convenience. It shows how to remove and reinstall a new bag.
answered 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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i have a nutone central vacuum system,the motor comes on but there is no suction how do i fix this problem

Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
asked 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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cleanfreak
wwinter haven florida
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum systems. Make sure the debris canister is tightly attached to the bottom of the unit with the gasket in place. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for further assistance.
answered 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Rug attachment, how to put on the system?

I cannot figure out how to attach the rug attachment. The floor attachment is the one already attached.
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asked 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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pam
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Thank you for your question on the central cleaning system. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 with the model numbers of the units in question for assistance.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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how can I correct a blocked suction line?

I think the line became plugged while cleaning the garage, I have no idea what may be in it
asked 2 years ago
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Ross
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Just put a broom in the hose until it clears out
Age: 18-24
Gender: Male
answered 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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easyway
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I have had a Nutone Central Vac system in my home since 1984. The line has become clogged at least three times. I had to cut the line in 4 places, take it out of the house, clean the sections, and then return the sections of pipe that were clogged. I used flexible connectors to reconnect the pipes.

I think that moisture from the house gets in the line and it casues lint, etc to stick to the walls of the pipe. Once stuck, a dam is made and the clog forms. I initially tried using a plumbers snake, but the length of pipe is far too long for the snake I have to work.
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answered 6 months ago
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Shrink
Pennsylvania
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answer 3
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You may need to put a plumber's snake in the line that is clogged in order to pull out the obstruction. If this doesn't work, use a shop vacuum to flush out the line. Please contact our Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 if further assistance is required

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answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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answer 4
You may need to put a plumber's snake in the line that is clogged in order to pull out the obstruction. If this doesn't work, use a shop vacuum to flush out the line.
answered 2 years ago
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Just purchased a house to flip & the house has the start of a central vacuum system, need a guy to come evaluate & finish?

asked 1 month ago
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Mp
River Vale, NJ, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central cleaning systems. You can use the “Dealer Locator” link at the top of our web site page to find a distributor in your area to assist you or contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month ago
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I have a cv 352 and need a carpet beater replacement what would work. Hose etc is fine

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asked 1 month ago
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Sandyr
Culpeper, VA 22701, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model CV352 central cleaning system. The current electric power head is model CT700. You will need a new power head, wand, and depending on the hose you have, you may need a new hose. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for further assistance.
answered 1 month ago
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What is the mode to replace my cv352 central vacuumed system?

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asked 1 month ago
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Biker
San Jose, CA, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model CV352 central cleaning system. The replacement for the CV352 would be the CV400 system.
answered 1 month ago
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I need to replace my cv450 unit and want to know what's it replaced with

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Gender: Female
asked 1 month ago
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Alice
Claremont, NH, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model CV450 central cleaning system. The replacement for the CV450 would be the VX550.
answered 1 month ago
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I need filters and attachments for cv553

This was installed in 1991. It still works great. I would like to get new filters for it. I also would like to buy a new hose and floor attachment
Age: Over 65
Gender: Female
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Joan
Binghamton, NY, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model CV553 central cleaning system. The primary filter is no longer available through the factory and there is no replacement for it. The secondary filter is part number 30197000 and it is available through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page. You can also contact Customer Service at 888-336-3948.
answered 1 month ago
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Replacement for a very old model 350

I need to replace a very old Nutone model 350. What would be a replacement model that hopefully I could still use the existing wall vacuum outlets.
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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Jimbo
Collegeville, PA 19426, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model 350 central vacuum system. The replacement for the 350 would be the VX475. The VX475 will work with the existing tubing, inlets and attachments.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Instructions for Model CV 750 say "clean secondary filter each time bag is replaced." How? Water and soap, or is it sufficient to vac with hand-held

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asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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mums the word
brooklyn
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Thank you for your question on the model CV750 central cleaning system. Every time you replace the bag you should clean the secondary filter. You would normally just brush the filter clean or vacuum it off with a hand held vacuum. If the filter is excessively soiled, wash it in a mild detergent and thoroughly dry before replacing.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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I need to replace my powerhead cv315, what should I look for?

asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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anita
United States
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Thank you for your question on the model CV315 powerhead. The CV315 has been replaced by the NuTone CT700 and either the CT170 or CT175 wand. We would recommend contacting Technical Support for more information at 888-336-6151.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Who can repair my motored wand on Model 598? Serial 901225598

Age: Over 65
Gender: Male
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Brandy
Tucson AZ
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Thank you for your question on central vacuum systems. There is a “Service Center Locator” under the “Customer Service & FAQ” section on the top of our web site page. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 if you need further assistance.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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What type of PVC cement works best with Nutone Central Vac Tubing?

I am getting ready to install a system and have to purchase the cement. What "type" should I be looking for as there seems to be numerous different variations.
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
asked 2 months ago
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Paddy
Iowa
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system PVC cement. The product that we sell (model number 379) is called Parabond.
answered 2 months ago
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Do you have a central vacuum system with a retractable hose?

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asked 2 months ago
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Carol
North Carolina, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system. We do not offer a retractable hose for our central cleaning system.
answered 2 months ago
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Hose Switch Replacement

The electric hose failed on our unit (approx. 8 years old). I disassembled it and found that the switch on the handle is bad. The part of the switch that controls the vacuum system itself works, but the other half that controls the AC for the power head is always open. The switch assembly is shown in the enclosed photo.

Would it be possible to purchase this assembly, or at least a new switch. I was in the computer business (Data General, Intel) for years, so soldering, etc. is no problem for me.
Age: Over 65
Gender: Male
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asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Bill
Redmond, OR
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Thank you for your question on the central cleaning system electrified hose. The picture of the switch assembly does not look like it is from our hose. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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How do I install/replace part 0521B000 (relay) in Model CV-353. Schematics available on line?

asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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coco
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Thank you for your question on the model CV353 central cleaning system main canister. The 0521B000 is the original replacement part and should connect up the same way the present one is installed. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Wark suckion fis ?

My vacuum turns on at both unit and outlets but, I have weak suction at all locations. Even at the unit outlet!. Vacuum sounds like it is running strong, at least plenty noisy. I have changed the bag and dusted off bottom filter. Oh yea, old bag looked like someone had vacuumed up water at some time in last six months. No moisture in bag, just discolored, maybe mold...?
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asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Fixed
San Diego, CA, USA
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answer 1
Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system. You can find a service center in your area under the “Customer Service & FAQ” section at the top of our web site page or contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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answer 2
RE....Week Suction Fix

Never mind, problem solved!. Found that painter of an upstairs bedroom had removed vacuum outlet cover last week instead of masking it off. Whew.... that was an easy fix.
Jack
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Fixed
San Diego, CA, USA
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