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Customer questions and answers for Central Vacuum Systems

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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 1 year, 6 months ago
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Ross
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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.
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
answered 1 week ago
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Shrink
Pennsylvania
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answer 2
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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, 5 months ago
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answer 3
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 1 year, 6 months ago
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Replacement inlet for Nutone CV-750

I can't seem to find an exact match for my existing inlets. What model is compatible?
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Gender: Female
asked 3 weeks ago
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Terryteeds
Brick, NJ, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system inlets. If the inlet you are looking for is basically square (a little wider than tall), it would be a model 360 inlet. If the inlet is taller than it is wide (about the size of a standard electrical receptacle cover), it would be a model 330 inlet. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for further assistance.
answered 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Can I get a new sweeper head to attach to my old hose?

Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
asked 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Liv
Sterling Ohio
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system electric power head. The current electric power head in the line is the model CT700. With the proper wand, it will connect to the CH515, CH520, CH615 and CH620 hoses. If you have any other hose than these, you will need to purchase 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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Motor will not shut off when you pull hose out or disconnect hose

Gender: Male
asked 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Big Swede
Clemmons
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system. It sounds like you either have a short in your low voltage wiring or a stuck relay in the main canister. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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What is the most powerful nutone vacuum head?

Age: Over 65
Gender: Female
asked 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Sue
Custer, SD
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system power heads. We only have one electric power head in the line at this time. It is the CT700.
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Do you provide a remote on/off switch for central vacuum systems?

The prior owner had set up the system with a garage door type remote to turn the system on and off rather than have the outlets wired. That remote has now failed, though it did work with our new NuTone 550 central vacuum. Do you have, or can you recommend a replacement?
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
asked 1 month ago
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Larry
Charlotte, NC
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum systems. We have never had a remote control to operate the central vacuum systems. They are all hard-wired from the inlets to the main canister. We are sorry we cannot assist you more with your question.
answered 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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jWhy won't my system turn on when I insert the hose into the wall outlet? It was working when I bought the home a few weeks ago.

Age: Over 65
Gender: Female
asked 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Mi
Texas
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system. There could be a problem with the low voltage wiring going back to the main canister or with the canister itself. Please use the “Dealer Locator” link 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 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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I can not find tubing for my central vacume system ,can I use schedule 40 pvc tubing for it

asked 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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none
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system tubing. You cannot use schedule 40 PVC tubing with the central vacuum system. The central vacuum system uses thin wall, two inch OD piping. You can use the “Dealer Locator” link at the top of our web site page to find a distributor or service center in your area that may have it in stock or contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 4 weeks ago
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Can I add an air filtration or air purifier to my central van. system?

Age: Over 65
Gender: Female
asked 4 weeks, 2 days ago
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smithcrest
Arcata, CA, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum systems. We do not have any options to add an air filter or purifier to our units. The exhaust on the central cleaning systems are designed to be vented outside, therefore taking all contaminates vacuumed up, to the outside of the house.
answered 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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WHAT IS A 15 SERIES HOSE?

I RECENTLY bought a ct700 power head..what else do I need in order to utilize this item?
Age: Over 65
Gender: Male
asked 1 month ago
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BUBBA
Farragut, TN, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model CT700 central cleaning system electric power head. The 15 series hose would be the model number CH515 or CH615. If you have one of these two hoses you would need the wand model number CT175 to go with the CT700. If you have the CH520 or CH620 hose, you would need the CT170 wand. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for further assistance.
answered 1 month ago
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My house was built with Vacuflow connections installed in the walls. Will the NuTone Central Vac systems work with those?

Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
asked 1 month ago
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Lenny
Ohio, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum systems. Our vacuum canisters will attach to 2” outside diameter thin wall tubing. If that is what is installed in your walls, they would probably work together.
answered 1 month ago
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I have an electrical problem with a Vx550 that seems to be in the computer

I have a VX550 that was installed by my licensed electrician with on an anti surge circuit. After about a year of light to medium use. The unit started to become temperamental, and would come on sometimes by itself. I would then shut the system down by hand and start it up again and it would be fine for a while, and then it would happen again every six months to a year apart. We only used it once a month so it wasn't a real problem. Then about a year ago the system just stopped working. Seeing I have other vacs, it wasn't a big hardship and I have been quite busy with work. My electrician has tested the unit and says the problem is in the computer circuit board. So what do I have to do to get it fixed?
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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Tim
Gilford N.H
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Thank you for your question on the model VX550 central cleaning system. The VX550 would have a four year warranty and you can use the “Dealer Locator” link at the top of our web site page to find a service center in your area to check it out, or contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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When my cv353 is plugged it runs continuously with or without a hose plugged in.

Age: Over 65
Gender: Female
asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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Anne
Roseburg, OR, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model CV353 central cleaning system. It sounds like you either have a short in your low voltage wiring or a stuck relay inside the unit. You can use the “Dealer Locator” link at the top of our web site page to find a service center in your area to check it out or contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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block off plates

Where can I purchase a number of light almond color block off plates with the correct screw spacing to cover outlets in a house where the vacuum system is not used. Standard electrical block off plates do not have the same screw spacing?
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Russell
Texas
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system. If the inlets are a little wider than they are tall, you can use the model 394 cover plate (white only). If the inlets are taller than they are wide, we would not have a cover plate for it. You can use the “Dealer Locator” link at the top of our web site page to find distributors in your area.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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I have several model LA102 door chimes, are the plunger springs still available as a replacement part? If so what is the part number and price?

asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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sw
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Thank you for your question on the model LA102 door chime. There are no repair parts available for the LA102 door chime.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Suction is working, but the brushes on the motorized nozzle no longer rotate.

Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
asked 2 months ago
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Homebrewer
Durham, NH, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central cleaning system electric power head. The problem could be in the hose or the power head itself. You can use the “Dealer Locator” link at the top of our web site page to find a service center in the area or contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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how can i muffle noise on model 352

asked 2 months ago
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27yrold
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Thank you for your question on the model 352 central cleaning system. There is a muffler (model 392) that can be installed on the exhaust side of the 352. This muffler will help reduce the noise that gets transferred to the outside, through the exhaust ducting. There is nothing that can be done if you are trying to quiet the main canister.
answered 2 months ago
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Power heads

I have a central vacuum system, but the power head has broken. I would like to know if power heads fit universally. That is, would your power head fit an older system that is still working well? Also, does the electric power head that you offer include an electric cord that plugs into the wall?
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
 
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asked 2 months, 1 week ago
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Pam
Meridian, ID, USA
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Thank you for your question. If your existing system has been installed for many years and the hose(s) are older, there is a good chance that you will need to replace the power head, wand and hose. The CT700 is not a universal fit for all of our older hoses and wands. If you need additional assistance, please contact our Technical Support group at 888-336-6151.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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vc 750 brush will not rotate

I need instructions how to replace belt or remove the base
Age: Over 65
Gender: Female
asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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jeanine
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Thank you for your question on the central cleaning system power head. The CV750 is the model number of an older unit, but not the model number of the power head. Please contact Technical Support with the model number of your power head for further assistance at 888-336-6151.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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The electricity is not getting from the wall to the vacuum. I've narrowed it down to a problem in the hose since I've bought a new motor and wand.

I see that there is a fuse in the handle of the hose. Could this be the problem?
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
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Tom
Kingsburg, CA 93631, USA
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Thank you for your question regarding the central vacuum hose. We will need to know the model of the hose in order to further assist you. Please call Technical Support at 1-888-336-6151.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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