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What vacuum hose do I need to replace the one I have?

I have a Norteck Air Vac Central System and they said they have discontinued the products and to contact your company. I have a central vac system installed in 1991and it still works fine. The vacuum hose has split and I need a replacement. The hose says series X Y Model BCF 27 BCE CCE FCE 27 CE, The hose opening measured appox. 1 and 1/2 inches. What and where do I need to go to replace it. My zip code is 40241 in Louisville Kentucky. Thanks.
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asked 1 week, 2 days ago
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Bill
Louisville, KY, USA
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Thank you for your question.
From your description, the Nutone hoses should function with your inlets, as far as size is concerned. There are different types of hoses in our line, which include 120 volt, low-voltage with switch and a standard hose, with no switch. I would suggest that you check the "dealer search", on our website and then visit the Nutone Distributor in your area for the hose most compatible to yours. I hope this information is helpful.
answered 6 days ago
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My central vac system is about 20 yrs old. It is a Nutone system model CT 600. I need to replace all accessories. What model accessories are compatiab

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asked 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Stan
Wytheville, VA 24382, USA
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Thank you for your question regarding your central vacuum. For assistance identifying which accessories will work with your system, please call Customer Service at 1-888-336-3948.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
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CV-750 Central Vac shuts off after about 3 minutes.

Disconnected all hoses to make sure no obstructions - checked all filters - they are clean - unit still shuts off. Unit approx. 17 years old.
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asked 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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SIckvacuum
MInnesota
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Thank you for your question regarding the CV750 central vacuum. It sounds like the unit is shutting off because a motor is getting too hot and tripping the thermal protector on the motor. Unfortunately, the motors for this unit are no longer available. You would have to replace your central vacuum tank if this is the cause. If you need further assistance, please contact Technical Support at 1-888-336-3948.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
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where can I get a schmatic of a centeral vacume model VX550

Age: 55-64
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asked 1 month ago
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lutzy
Pilot Mountain, Pilot, NC 27043, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model VX550 central vacuum system. There is no schematic available for the VX550, but there is a parts sheet. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month ago
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CV 353

runs without suction hose attached.
Age: 55-64
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asked 1 month ago
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Chief
CT
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Thank you for your question on the model CV353 central vacuum system. If your unit runs without a hose installed in an inlet and the ON/OFF switch has no control over it, you would have a stuck relay inside the unit itself, or a short in the low voltage wires inside the house. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month ago
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Just purchased home with central vac system. NuTone book was left in house but name on vac is Thomas Industries Model T-606.

I am having issues with it shutting off and I have to push reset button. House is about 20 years old and I am assuming the vac is also. Where do I go for help? I have looked for the Thomas Industries Home Vac System and cannot find the one in Matthews, NC as is printed on the label.

Would appreciate any help. Thank you
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asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Patty
St. Louis
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum systems. I’m sorry, but the tank you have is not our product and we are not familiar with Thomas Industries.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Replacement part

a picture fell off the wall and hit my nutone wall cover plate. It cracked. Can I purchase a new one?
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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KK
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum systems. You should be able to replace the wall inlet. You can use the “Dealer Locator” found at the top of our web site page to find distributors in your area or use the “Service Center Locator” found under the “Customer Service & FAQ” section at the top of our web site to find a service center/parts outlet in your area. 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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CV-553 parts ?

Exploded drawing and avail parts for CV-553, (approx. 20 years old)
Age: 55-64
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asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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MBS1
Pennsylvania, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model CV553 central vacuum system. You can use the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page to find the exploded parts view and available parts for the CV553.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Nutone central Vacuum replacement parts

We have a Nutone Model CV 352W Amtek Lamb Elec Div Model 116429 vacuum. Can we purchase parts to the motor or do we have to replace the whole motor. Thank you
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asked 2 months ago
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Deb
Olympia, WA, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model CV352W central cleaning system. The only parts available for the motor of the CV352W would be the motor brushes, part number 1803A000. You can get them through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page or from the Customer Service Department at 888-336-3948. Other than the brushes, you would need to replace the complete motor which is no longer available through the factory. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 if you need further assistance.
answered 2 months ago
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Nutone parts and accessories for Model CV-450

I'm wondering what bags, secondary filter, and attachments are compatible with my Nutone central vacuum. My vacuum's model number is CV-450w. The vacuum was already in place when I bought my house. Not sure what year the vacuum was installed, but the house was built in 1955. Thank You!
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
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Thank you for your question on the model CV450W central vacuum system. The replacement bags are 391 (set of three bags) and the secondary filter is 84129000. All of the attachments for the central vacuum system currently in our line should work with your system. The CV450W was first manufactured in 1986. You can get the replacement bags and secondary filter through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page (just place 391 or 84129000 in the “Search by Part Number” box) or from the Customer Service Department at 888-336-3948. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 if you need further assistance.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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What power head for nutone model cv-750

Age: 45-54
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asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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jim
Arkansas, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system. We only have one electric power head in the line and it is model CT700. You will also need to purchase the wand and depending on the hose you currently own, you may need a new hose. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for further assistance.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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The power head to my NuTone Central Cleaning system needs replace. It is PowerBrush model 398N. Th cleaning system is model number 350 or 353.

My system is at least 30 years ld and the suction still works geat. What replacement electric power head can I buy to fit my old system?
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asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Maggie
Butler, PA, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central cleaning system. To replace the 398N electric power head, you would need to get the CT700. You will also need to purchase the wand, part number CT175, and a new hose CH515. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 if you need further assistance.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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why would my systen stop suddenly, then restart again after a few minutes?

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asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Mansfield
Columbia, SC
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system. It sounds like you are having a heat related issue. Please get the model number and serial number off of the unit and contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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How do I replace my suction-powered head for NuTone Central #352?

My light gray/off white head cracked at the connection. The brush on the head is powered by the suction flow, not electricity.

What is the best replacement?

Thanks!
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asked 3 months ago
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Ray
Calif.
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Thank you for your question regarding replacement of your power head. For assistance identifying the best replacement for your existing unit, please call Technical Support at 1-888-336-6151. Please try to have the power unit with you when calling.
answered 3 months ago
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my unit will not off unless unplugged from wall what do i do

unit worked great and it is about 25 years old it started one night about 2;00AM and we could not shut it off... unplugging it from wall shut it off. I have checked all vacumn hose inlets and they are clear. tested a few times and it still goes on full blast whenever plugged in thanx Bill
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asked 3 months ago
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the spider
Santa Clarita, CA, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum systems. From your description, you would either have a shorted low voltage wire or defective control board. First disconnect the low voltage wires from the tank and plug it in. If it still runs, you would need to change the control board. If it does not run, you would have a short somewhere in the low voltage wiring in the house. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for further assistance.
answered 3 months ago
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I need to replace a 12 yr old CV -750. What model would you recommend?

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asked 3 months, 1 week ago
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John
Snowflake, AZ 85937, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model CV750 central vacuum system. The replacement for the CV750 would now be the PP600.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
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When using a central vacuum system, is warm air pulled out of the house in the cold winter months?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
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church mouse
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If your system is installed correctly, vented to the outside, then yes. In the overall scheme of things, the amount of warm air removed and needing to be re-heated after being replaced is insignificant.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
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Thank you for your interest in our products. We appreciate your business. I must admit that this is the first time I’ve had this question. I did some research and I can not find that we have ever tested this. It certainly could not be a significant amount or we would have data to support it. If you have further questions and wish to speak with our Technical Support Department, please dial 888-336-6151. Thanks, again.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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Have Nutone power brush CT 700 Where can I but or obtain the roller(s) for the pile adjustment feature-one is missing ??

Age: Over 65
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asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Don
Elizabethville, PA 17023, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model CT700 central cleaning system electric power head. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance. We will need to be able to ask you some further questions in order to help you more. Thanks and we look forward to speaking with you directly.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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I ran over my hose for my vacuum with my car. It stills works but it is squashed/missshaped. How do i reshape it?

Age: 18-24
Gender: Female
asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Isabelle
New Jersey, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system hoses. Once the hose has been run over and squashed, there is no way to reshape it. You would need to get a new hose.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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REPLACEMENT PART YR91364UL

Have been advised I need to replace this part. Sensor that allows vaccum to turnoff when hose is removed from outlet.
Please advise cost.
Age: 55-64
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asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Ricky
Monroe, NC, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system. The part number YR91364UL is not a NuTone part number and we cannot assist you without a model number of the main unit. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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