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Old 08-09-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Dirt Devil Vac surprise

We have had our rig for a little over 6 months so I decided to check the vacuum bag on the central vac while I had my garage apart.

I was surprised to find that the bag wasn't installed! There were 3 bags, owners manual and some parts stuck inside.... and a whole bunch of dirt!!!

Boy, did I feel dumb!


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Old 08-09-2014, 11:25 PM   #2
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Forgot to check before we hooked up, but I bet the same applies to the water filter. Dealer should do this when they check/prep the unit.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:51 PM   #3
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Going out to check water filter now!
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:10 AM   #4
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Better check if you have 2 batteries also.
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:21 AM   #5
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Naw, I had them pulled out and added my 4 6 volts
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:48 AM   #6
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Yeah, I had found that mine didn't have either vac bag OR water filter installed awhile back. I figured it was just poor dealer prep but sounds like it's 'the norm"
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:02 AM   #7
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A couple days into our maiden trip I pulled the ol Redwood bag of manuals out and saw the filter and wrench in there...installing the filter sure helped with the taste of the water. At least I got to see the improved filter attachment.

Caught the Dirt Devil bag at the PDI, so no mess there.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:24 AM   #8
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I checked ours, dealer installed a bag in the Dirt Devil, good job guys.

No filter in the housing but it is so hard to get to anyway, I took the housing out anyway and bypassed the filter while doing a little basement area housekeeping.

I use an external in line filter setup.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:08 PM   #9
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Our Canton Texas purchasing Dealer showed us how to install a bag, and water filter, during the PDI. He also swapped batteries with Interstate, as he said the factory ones were junk. Overall I think they did a good job on ours.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:20 PM   #10
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Well, now we don't feel so silly. Used our Dirt Devil about 4 times before I thought to check, and NO the bag wasn't installed! LOL! Neither was the filter, but we caught that because I had purchased a better filter cartridge that did more work. I was surprised that there was no filter in the unit, but then later found the filter cartridge shoved in with a bunch of other "stuff"
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