Well my cartoon friend, not only am I – S M R T ER, but I also look better in tighty whites! Don’t worry I spare you from the actual image and let you ponder that mental image…
Here’s why I claim to be smarter- there’s an old saying that goes, “a man who works a hundred years his hardest each day will never be old or broke”. Well I’ve got my own saying, “a man who appears to work and perfects slacking, will never grow tired of working his job!” – Justin.
With that in mind, let me introduce you to a kid who is in the world of vacuums… a celebrity. As a self proclaimed vacuum celebrity, he is the Matt Damon to my Brad Pittness in the vacuum world (except Brad has a 6 pack and I have a keg as a belly). Anyhow, Kyle Krichbaum has appeared on Jay Leno, The History channel and many more shows and television stations, but now he’s crossed over onto something even BIGGER… The GoVacuum Youtube Channel!
So what does a full time slacker do? He gets Kyle “The Vacuum Kid” Krichbaum to do his Youtube video for him! That’s right, Kyle is now creating how to & vacuum repair videos for GoVacuum.com! Thus enabling me to do what I do best… sleep!
So here’s Kyles first vacuum repair video for a Riccar 8905 vacuum cleaner. Expect to see more videos by Kyle and I’m even trying to pawn this blogging thing over to him, so this whole “work” thing won’t bother me during weekdays!
SEE IMAGES BELOW DIRECTIONS
1. Gather your materials. All you’ll need is an ordinary Phillips Head Screwdriver and a replacement belt. The belt part number for the Riccar 8905 is ricc113, and you can get one at a great low price at GoVacuum.com.
2. Turn the vacuum over with the front against the floor. You should be able to see the brusher bar in this position.
3. Locate the two small screws that hold the bottom plate of the vacuum in place. Once you’ve found them, use your screwdriver to remove them by turning the tool to the left.
4. Remove the plate.
5. You can locate the belt on its track on the left-hand side of the vacuum. There is a black door that partially obstructs your view of the belt. Grasp the door and swing it upwards to reveal the entire part.
6. Reach into the back of the vacuum and remove the belt from the motor pulley.
7. Remove the silver divider that is on the left-hand side of the brush roll. Put this aside somewhere safe, as you will need to reinstall it later.
8. Grasp the brush roller and pull it out of the vacuum.
9. Although it’s not mandatory, you can use this time as an opportunity to clean the area beneath the brush roller. Just use a damp cloth to wipe down the entire area.
10. Place one end of the new belt around the motor pulley at the back of the vacuum.
11. Put the brush roll through the belt. You’ll want the belt to rest inside of the black track on the left-hand side of the brush roll.
12. Get behind the vacuum and grasp the brush roll. Put equal pressure on both ends and push it back into place. You will feel resistance from the belt, but don’t worry–this is normal. It does not mean the belt will break.
13. Return to the front of the vacuum and replace the metal divider.
14. Close the black door that covers the belt.
15. Put the pla
te back in place on the vacuum. Be sure to tuck the blue pieces inside. They should not be visible from the outside of the vacuum.
16. Use your screwdriver to tighten the screws, turning the tool to the right.
17. Celebrate! Your Riccar 8905 has a brand new belt. Give yourself a pat on the back and vacuum something!
NOTE: This video, images and guide is for the Riccar 8900 series without the clutch AKA floor/Rug Selector. If you have a Riccar model with the clutch such as the 8955 or 8850, you need to also connect the clutch bar and make sure your roller tabs are placed in the roller housing correctly.
DISCLAIMER: This video is for informational purposes only. We disclaim any injury you or your machine may endure during the repair process.
This may not seem like much to the average vacuum shopper, but here at GoVacuum.com, we find this news pretty amazing. It’s like Batman suddenly deciding to adopt Superman, or Coke and Pepsi being all one company!
Oreck was up for sale at auction because the family that started the company filed for bankruptcy in May of this year. Although Oreck is a highly successful company that makes great products, the Orecks made the move in a bid to try and keep the manufacturing operations of the company here in the United States. Labor costs and other financial burdens on the corporation meant there was no choice but to file for Chapter 11. The family had hoped to buy back their company, but understanding just what a great brand Oreck is, Royal snatched it up.
The good news is that it appears the U.S.-based manufacturing of Oreck vacuums will continue, and the brand will continue to be produced independently. You can be sure that GoVacuum.com will keep on stocking Hoover parts, Oreck parts, Hoover vacuums and Oreck vacuums going forward! You can check out selection of Oreck and Hoover parts and vacuum cleaners over at our discount website.
Did you know Royal is the company that makes Dirt Devil too? Not only that, but the parent company to all these companies is the same company that makes Home Depot Ryobi power tools!]]>
So how does the Dyson Hard stack up to the Shark MV2010 Vac-Then-Steam Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop? Let’s take an in-depth look.
- Suction on bare floors – Both the Dyson Hard and the Shark MV2010 Vac-Then-Steam Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop pick up debris from hard flooring surfaces.
- Wet cleaning – The Dyson Hard uses wet wipes, which must be added to a floating wipe plate before you clean. With the Shark MV2010, you simply add water to the easy-to-fill tank. There’s no need to purchase special wipes; you can clean with ordinary water.
- Wiping ability – The Dyson Hard wet wipes work similarly to an ordinary mop and wipes away surface dirt as you clean. The Shark MV2010 Vac-Then-Steam Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop is outfitted with a pair of microfiber cleaning cloths. The concentrated network of millions of fibers found on the cloth traps fine particulates and holds them in place.
- Sanitization – The Shark MV2010 Vac-Then-Steam Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop is a steam cleaner with the ability to kill up to 99.9 percent of bacteria as you clean. The Dyson Hard does not use any type of steam.
It’s easy to see that the original multi-function vacuum solution, the Shark MV2010 Vac-Then-Steam Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Steam Mop, offers more benefits than the new Dyson Hard. You can check out a video of the Shark in action at GoVacuum.com.]]>
For 45-year-old Chuck Echevarria from Amherst, New York, the New Year didn’t get off to a very good start. Marking perhaps a new low for stupid criminals, Chuck waltzed into a big box store, took a cart and proceeded to fill it with over $1,700 worth of Dyson vacuums.
Then, he brazenly pushed his cart right outside without paying, walking right past several security cameras in the process. The footage posted on YouTube not only shows a clear view of his face, but also of the license plate on his vehicle.
It’s no surprise that this king of stupid criminals was quickly arrested. In fact, his antics had already landed him in jail in Pennsylvania on different charges.
So what did Chuck steal? A lot of different things, but most of his loot consisted of Dyson vacuums of all things. This has earned him the title of the Dyson thief in local media coverage around Amherst.
We personally think that walking out of a store with a cart full of merchandise and your face in plain view is pretty foolish, but Chuck’s choice of merchandise to target is even dumber to us. If the Dyson thief was going to steal a vacuum, we can’t understand why he’d pass up higher quality models like the Shark Navigator and go for a Dyson instead.
Obviously, Chuck didn’t plan his heist too well, and he didn’t bother to research what he was stealing either. Just one look at Shark vacuum reviews online would have told him that in the Dyson vs Shark debate, Shark vacuums always come out on top.
If you’re making the Dyson vs Shark decision for yourself, we hope you’ll look into the matter more carefully than the good old Dyson thief did. You can check out the Shark Navigator and other Shark vacuums at GoVacuum.com and see for yourself why choosing a Dyson vs a Shark makes stupid criminals even stupider.
Plus, when you’re ready to buy one of our new Shark vacuums, you’re sure to love the price. They’re practically a steal.]]>
We know it’s not nice to brag, but we recently got some exciting news that we
simply have to share with our blog readers.
Our Amazon Marketplace store was recently honored by Amazon for being one of the top sellers during the 2012 Holiday Season. This means we were not only tops on Amazon vacuum sales, but we also were among the top 25 percent of all sellers on Amazon in terms of sales volume. In addition, we also received an A+ rating on our customer feedback posted from those who bought our vacuums on Amazon during November and December 2012.
You may find it surprising that Amazon vacuum sales are high around Christmastime, as a new vacuum may not seem like a popular gift, but we’ve found
that sales of vacuums on Amazon and GoVacuum.com increase each year when people start Christmas shopping. This is not only because of gift-giving, but also
because many people decide to upgrade their vacuums to get their house squeaky clean before decorating. We also sell a lot of vacuum accessories and vacuum bags
on Amazon once Thanksgiving rolls around.
So what exactly made up our stellar sales of vacuums on Amazon? A lot of things, but our ZVac HEPA filters on Amazon sell particularly well. ZVac is our own brand
of generic HEPA filters, which are available for much less than many conventional brands. Our filters meet all OEM specifications and work with models from some of
the biggest manufacturers, including Hoover, Dirt Devil and Kenmore. We also have plans to start selling ZVac vacuum bags on Amazon and on GoVacuum.com in the
We’re very proud of our Amazon sales results and are hoping to have another strong year on our Marketplace store and our GoVaccuum.com e-commerce store. We couldn’t have done so well without the help of our customers, particularly the readers of our blog who tell their friends and family about our Amazon sales on vacuums and our
great customer service. So from all of us here at GoVacuum.com to you, thank you for your support and for your business!
Congratulations to Kira Wojack, and co-conspirator Heidi Heldstab of Fort Bragg, California!!!
The contest was to test the creativity of our loyal customers and fans in making their own music video to our GoVacuum Rap song about the one-of-a-kind Sebo GV62712 Felix Crystallize.
This unique Sebo vacuum possesses an outer bag covered in 1,000 Swarovski Elements, a power nozzle that’s covered with beautiful diamond dust, and a silver plated handle. Do not let its outward appearance full you, this may be pretty on the outside but has no problem getting down and dirty. Sebo vacuums are one of the industries finest vacuums offering the best in performance, filtration, and durability.
Without further ado, here is their winning video:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WINNING VIDEO
Very Creative!! I hope they had as much fun making it as we had watching it. Great Job!
It pays to be a fan of GoVacuum. Whether you “like” us on Facebook or “follow” us on Twitter, maybe even have our main page as your home page – all will keep you informed as to the latest in contests and giveaways.
Just right now we are running a contest for the first and only Apple iPad Mini, with an outer case covered in Meteor dust!
So stayed tuned.
We are spellbound by her cuteness. The chewing of clothes, not yet being potty trained (but we’re working on it), and rambunctious ways all get overlooked, because who can get mad at something so cute?
Reminds me of Puss in Boots, no matter what mischievous events he finds himself in, he just pushes back those ears, widens those eyes, and the people that were chasing him just turn to putty in his paws.
The biggest issue we are having and is why we are turning to our customers, Facebook fans, and twitter followers – is choosing a name for her. Even the brightest of minds at GoVacuum (which might not be saying much) cannot find a name that seems to fit.
So let’s have a contest!
We are asking the collective here to help choose a name and we have come up with an award that is truly “out of this world.”
Now I know you’re asking yourself, “How did GoVacuum get a hold of an alien spacecraft?” Well, to that I say none of your business; but we are offering up a brand new Apple iPad Mini with a case that is covered in Meteor dust!!!!!
That’s right a Meteor that flew through space and happened to hit our planet, is now going to be on your Apple iPad.
Bet that Meteor didn’t see that coming?!?
The contest is being held from January 7, 2013 until April 1, 2013 and anyone can go online to GoVacuum.com’s homepage to enter the contest, choose a great name for their brand new addition to the family, and potentially win this “out of this world” prize.]]>
Other popular events that surround the Thanksgiving holiday are the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Why stop at just indulging in food, but keep that gluttonous appetite going by purchasing the plethora of items that are being offered at mind blowing, discount prices.
GoVacuum is also jumping into the proverbial pumpkin pie of online retailers offering incredible discounts on various vacuum items. We didn’t want to just offer your typical run-of-the-mill sales either. We wanted to take it to another level by offering the biggest sale in the history of Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays!!!
What could that be?!?!
How about the infamous Million Dollar Vacuum to be available for auction on EBay with the bidding to start at……………….$0.01. That’s right, you read that correctly – one penny.
The auction, starts at 1:11am PST on Cyber Monday November 26, 2012, and will run for 10 days. Ten percent of the proceeds will be going to the American Red Cross. The Ebay auction id will be 271108184992.
Now once you have caught your breath and picked yourself up off the floor, there is more. GoVacuum is also offering incredible deals throughout Thanksgiving and the days that follow.
Over the course of 4 days, starting Thanksgiving Day and through the 25th of November, GoVacuum is offering the following deals:
Thanksgiving Day Coupon Code is STUFFING, Black Friday Coupon Code is BLACKFRIDAY2012
Holidays are a wonderful time to have family come together and give thanks. It’s also a time for the parents and in-laws to come over and give your house the white glove treatment. So whether its to make your home and floors more sanitary for the kids to play on or to impress the ever-observant parents and in-laws, GoVacuum.com is the perfect place for all of your cleaning needs.
So from all of us from GoVacuum to you, have a wonderful and safe holiday season.
(might be a slight exaggeration of turnout for our recycling event)
It doesn’t stop at just one event. The fusion of teamwork from GoVacuum.com and Forever Green Recycling will be offering recycling services daily.
Just like the slogan, “only you can prevent forest fires,” well only YOU can prevent needless landfill consumption of broken, no longer wanted or needed vacuum cleaners.
The buzz of our recycling effort is gaining momentum within the online community as well. With Recyclescene.com, Earthtechling.com, and Earth911.com leading the charge in getting the message out and informing people that there are positive, worthwhile alternatives for the disposal of vacuum cleaners.
So if you are local within the DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia area – please feel free to drop by our Vacuums Unlimited (GoVacuum) headquarters which is located at 14500 Lee Road Chantilly, VA 20151.
If you are not local but still want to take advantage of this wonderful program, please visit Vac-Recycle.com. Upon visiting the site, we will walk you through step by step from what your vacuum is worth to having a tree being planted in an endangered rain forest in your honor and everything in between.
Your recycling efforts do not have to stop at just vacuums. Forever Green Recycling specializes in the recycling of unwanted or no longer needed electronics. Whether you are bogged down with old gyroscopes, silicon wafers, copper anodes, and oscilloscopes or more common items like radar and sonar equipment – Forever Green Recycling has your recycling needs covered.
For a complete list of electronics Forever Green Recycling accepts, click here.
Please remember that a little effort can make a huge impact. Use these avenues to make a difference now and many years into the future.
This convenient two-step process is simple. Step one; take your everyday vacuum and hose. Step two; take a ketchup bottle top and place it over the vacuum hose and your good to go vacuum. To all those germaphobes and neat freaks out there, you’re welcome. Cleaning every nook and cranny never seemed so easy.
Now you’ll be able to clean in between the crevices in your everyday life leaving you with a clean feeling. And it’s much less expensive too! Now you’re good to go, and don’t forget to refer all your vacuum needs to Govacuum.com.
Don’t settle for one of the cheap USB vacuum cleaners, you’ll find that those things suck or well, rather, they don’t! Buy a SEBO vacuum at the best price only from GoVacuum, where you’ll find hundreds of vacuum reviews!]]>