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A Lot of Berber Carpet

I have a Turbo-cat air driven brush that is used on our 100% wool berber carpet. MY QUESTION IS, Will the STEALTH do a better job without causing any damage to our 100% wool berber carpet. I'm concerned because our carpet company said we need to be carefull about rough brushes on wool berber carpet. Thank you, Allan Fierstein

Answer:

Stealth has 12 height adjustments to allow you to vacuum exactly as you wish. At most, other vacuums have 5 levels and air driven brushes like Turbo Cat have no height adjustments. You need a brush you can adjust to the perfect setting. Stealth is also unique because it governs its RPM. Do note though, that any vacuum you "float" on the carpet will, at times, spit out small debris because the brush is not digging into the carpet, but the carpet will last longer because it is not being roughed up.

A+ Question: Is Stealth a Strong, Dependable Vacuum?

I need to buy an electric power head and hose. I spent a lot of money on my last powerhead only to have many problem and had to keep sending back for repairs. I need a power head that is strong enough to pick up dog hair and also be dependable

Answer:

We understand the frustration, but for over two decades no other brush has passed the quality of the Italian made Stealth. It is a work horse, it is extremely quiet, it is dependable. Stealth has a lifetime belt warranty. The belt is virtually never going to break because is shuts down when too much tension is on it. The motor has a five-year warranty. The construction of the brush is super high quality, the plastics are not toy plastics. Take a minute to go over the Stealth in detail here: http://builtinvacuum.com/stealth-kit/features.html.

Accessory Make-Over

I would like to fix or replace my chamberlain airvac VM4200DS, 5 years old, abused by kids and 4 different floor services; hardwood, slate & stone combo, rug, & tile. Motor works. Head piece broken off. Brush worn. Stair hand held brush worn. What would you suggest?

Answer:

The Stealth is the best choice all around and the complete kit comes with enough tools to clean all your surfaces. It fits all brands and systems that have a wall inlet with a 1-1/2 inch vacuum opening. Stealth is the long lasting vacuum accessory kit that fits right into your built-in vacuum system.  You may also want to get the MiniElectric or RugRat and take a look at the Manta. If you have any questions please let us know. Otherwise everything is ready to ship to you in a timely manner!

AirVac - Replace Air Driven?

We have an AirVac model ZX7000 with an air driven brush. It was installed 3 years ago when our house was built and the rep said the air driven brush works great, but my carpets have not held up well. Can I switch to the Stealth Power Brush? Do I need to change my wall outlets? Thanks! Karen

Answer:
Your inlets are industry standard so all you need is the "corded" Stealth Kit. (All wall inlets that are about 1.5 inches in diameter are standard.) You need the kit because you have to have electricity to power the Stealth and your old hose, even if it has a switch on it, doesn't have the higher voltage. You will need a kit with the 8ft cord pigtail. The cost of the kit will be a distant memory the very first time you hear it pull all the junk out of your carpet left by the air-driven vacuum brush. In fact this is one of our favorite demonstrations.

Aqua-Air Compatible?

i am looking and an aqua-air central vacuum system and was woundering if your house would fit the aqua-system and weather i would have to get the dirct conect or the pig tail style hoses thank you joel tillamook oregon

Answer:
Any of the pigtail style electric kits work with the Aqua-Air System and are a wonderful compliment to it.

Beam 189D Replacement?

I have a Beam model #189D with a Butler power nozzle. The unit is approx. 10 years old. The model # that I have now is 045-331/045-330. I need a replacement for the power nozzle and was wondering if the Stealth would work?

Answer:
If your brush cord doesn't end in the obsolete three pin style, but has two pins, then we have the replacement here http://builtinvacuum.com/help/beam/accessories.html. Otherswise we suggest buying a new Stealth Kit with Hose. The hose will fit your existing wall inlets and we guarantee you'll be impressed with the new kit or your money back!

Beam BM1393 Replacement?

We need to replace our pipe and brush attached to the hose. The whole thing. our model is #BM1393 Type AB-1 Serial # 0528012534 Hertz 60 Amps 2.5 Volts 120AC need to order as soon as possible.

Answer:
Sounds like you have a Beam system. We have an incredible brush for you that is simply better in a lot of ways. You can buy our Stealth brush and two lower wands (not an "upper wand" at all). You'd have to manually plug the two-pin cord into your hose. If you want a really great solution, replace the hose too! You will get better suction and have a new attachment kit. Read what our customers are saying about the Stealth Kit at www.builtinvacuum.com/stealth-kit/

Beam RugMaster 320 Vacuum Replacement?

I have a Beam (model #189C) with the RugMaster Electric Brush (model 320). The RugMaster has bit the dust. I need to replace it. What would you suggest I invest in?

Answer:
Hello, we highly recommend replacing your RugMaster 320 and the hose, etc. with the Stealth Kit or other Electric Kit. Others in your shoes have praised the upgrade. Stealth is a better quality vacuum and the hose provides you 27% more suction. The belt has a lifetime guarantee, it basically NEVER breaks. Just the sound of the air rushing into the new hose with excite you! Here is all the kits compared http://builtinvacuum.com/comparison.html. The RugMaster connection to the hose you have is not standard so replacing the hose and vacuum, in our opinion, is the best decision. A new kit will fit right into your wall ports and work with your system without a hitch. But if you want to replace the RugMaster we have it aviailable here http://builtinvacuum.com/help/beam/accessories.html. If you have the three prong cord end though from the brush, it is obsolete. Thanks for asking.

Beam Rugmaster Replacement?

Hi! We have a Beam Serenity that is 5 years old and have a Rugmaster. Will this work and what would the difference be in performance if I got the Stealth? Also what if I just need a new motor for the Rugmaster? Are they on your website and where would I find out how to replace the motor myself? My current motor runs and the beater bar rotates but seems to have a burning or overheating smell and doesn't suction well like it used to. By the way my handle has a cord incorporated so I just plug the hose into the outlet. Thank you so much for any help...love your site! Sincerely, Carol

Answer:
Hello Carol, the Stealth by itself will not replace the Rugmaster or Plus model because the cord ends are different. If you think it is worth it at this time though, we highly recommend upgrading the hose and tools with an entire Stealth Attachment Kit. It fits into all Beam vacuum inlets ever installed on your wall. If your brushes cord ends in two pins we have the replacement here http://builtinvacuum.com/help/beam/accessories.html. If it ends in three pins then you'll have to consider a new complete kit.

Broan 180 Vacuum Replacement?

We have a Broan central vac Model No. 180, put in when the house was built approx. 20 years ago. I'm not happy with the carpet cleaning. Am looking for a solution. What do I need to use the Stealth carpet brush? the unit and the cord?

Answer:
The Stealth Kit is a great choice, as you can see from all the testimonials. The system will fit your existing wall inlets. If it is tight at the wall connection you can easily modify the hose end by scraping off a bit of plastic. You need to buy the Stealth Kit with "corded hose". The cord is hidden in the hose but comes out of the hose to be plugged into an electrical outlet within 8ft of the vacuum inlet. If you want to use your existing hose you can, if the hose has the pigtail electrical cord. Simply buy a Stealth or BlackHawk head alone. The Stealth is a better brush though.

Broan B1396 Vacuum Replacement?

I have a Broan Model B1396 that is five years old. The motor seems to not be working correctly anymore and the carpets are not getting clean. I would prefer not to buy a new hose, but it looks like we need a new powerhead. Is the Stealth the way to go? Will I have to buy any additional cords, etc, in order to use it? Sincerely, Robin Trenton, IL

Answer:
Hi Robin, you can buy the Stealth power nozzle or BlackHawk they fit right in because you already have to plug the cord into the hose handle manually. It will really make a difference on the carpets.

Broan CV-20 Compatible?

I have a BROAN CV-20C The hose was broken and I replaced it. Now the power head is broken and I need anew one. Can I buy the Stealth and will it work. Also what do you have for the hard wood floors that can work with the Broan CV-20C

Answer:
Hello, yes the Stealth head is a direct replacement and a wonderful upgrade. When you need a new hose buy the Electric Hose and new wand #406ST. Or you can buy a complete new kit now. All of our kits fit right into your system without any changes.

Broan Power Head Replacement?

I have a Broan Manf. central vac unit Approx. 13 yrs old. I need to replace my electric power-head. The model # on the one that I have reads as a Model B1396 Type A. Voltz 120 AC Amp 25. Will any of yours work for me?

Answer:
Our Stealth or Blackhawk will work. The Stealth takes the "best-of-show" though. It is made in Italy, of the highest quality and standards, and will out clean other brushes.

Budd Vac Compatible?

We currently do not have an electric head for our Budd system. The Stealth kit includes an electric hose and the electric head. Where is the plug to the wall electric outlet? from the hose or the head? How long is the electric cord? My current hose and head stinks, will the Stealth kit correct my problems of not picking up anything? Thank you, Kim

Answer:
The Stealth is an excellent solution for your cleaning troubles. We ask you to test drive it risk free for 30 days! The electric hose is lightweight and has wires in it. The wall end that goes into the vacuum inlet has an 8-foot long electric extension cord coming out of the cuff on the hose end. Simply plug it into any electric outlet. You only need it plugged in if you are going to use the Stealth on your carpet. Our customer reviews of the product are outstanding and we hope that after you toss your stinkers you'll be able to chime in with them!

Cen-Tec Carpet Brush Replacement Hose

I need a replacement hose for AirVac - Purely Powerful Red Series - Model: AV2500. The brush for carpet sweeping is Cen-Tec CT14DX. Thanks, Chad

Answer:
To use your Cen-Tec carpet brush with our hose you will also need two wands to adapt. The products needed can be found here, http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=406hsp,406su,352g,352gc . The hose type will depend on whether your hose needs a cord to plug into the wall or directly into the vacuum wall inlet.

Cen-Tec Hose Compatible?

We have an Omar's unit and have replaced the hose with a Cen-Tec Systems model XZ100. The hose carries the power for the beater brush. Is the Stealth compatable without purchasing a new kit?

Answer:

The Stealth power nozzle is NOT compatible with Cen-Tec Hoses. We highly recommend a complete electric kit upgrade such as the Stealth Kit which will be a fantastic upgrade. It fits right into your system without any changes.

Conductaflex Hose Compatible?

I have an M&S AV425A central vac system (1992) but only require a new powered head and would like the best on the market. Which do you suggest and will it fit my existing hose? My hose is a conductaflex 208 / LR44129 with the electrical fitting as shown on the stealth picture.

Answer:
Hello, you are on the right track. Looking at the photo of our Stealth brush you will see the cord end. If it matches the cord end on the brush you are replacing then you can have the best replacement money can buy - guaranteed.

CT-110 Vacuum Replacement?

I have a model CT-110 that is not working well and I have a lot of dog hair to pick up on carpet. Could I get the Stealth head and would it be compatible with the hoses I use for the CT-110?

Answer:
Hello, yes the CT-110 can be replaced with the Stealth. That is a really great upgrade and will do very well on the hair you need to pick up. The other compatible head is our BlackHawk. Both heads in their respectable complete kits will fit right into your system if you want to go that route instead.

CT14DX Replacement?

I need a replacement for a CT14DX head. Our home is mainly wood floors, carpet only in bedrooms. What would you suggest as a replacement for this head? Our hose kit and attachments are only 3 years old. Regards, Dan March

Answer:
Hello Dan, that model was sold under many names including Hayden. Scroll down to the brush head on this page and enlarge it. You will see that it is the same one. http://builtinvacuum.com/parts/hayden-parts.html. The Stealth will not fit in place of the CT14DX. If you wish to use the Stealth then buy the complete Stealth Kit. It fits right into your system as-is.

CT14DX Replacement?

I have an AirVac Red Series central vacuum system (Model #AV2500, Serial # B031959) that was installed in December 2002. I need to replace the VM 454 Electric Brush (Model #CT14Dx, Serial # D13812066) I am trying to determine if the Stealth would fit the wand to my system. The wand is the type with a power cord that plugs in separately to an electric outlet next to the vacuum outlet.

Answer:
The compatibility issue is at the handle end of the hose, not the wall end. The Stealth will not replace the CT14DX but we have a very powerful brush that does. It is the latest version of the CT14DX called the Ace. Here is a link for the original replacement (called Hayden) and the new Ace. http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=480,485

CT14DX Vacuum Replacement?

I HAVE A POWER BRUSH M&S MODEL CT 14 DX. WILL THE STEATH REPLACE IT?

Answer:
Hello, the Stealth is a wonderful replacement but you'd have to buy the entire Stealth Kit. It is not compatible with your hose. You can buy another CT14DX though. It is also sold under the name of Hayden and we have all those parts and accessories on this page. Hope that helps! Enjoy http://builtinvacuum.com/parts/hayden-parts.html

CT20DXQD Replacement Vacuum?

Can I replace my CT20DXQD with the stealth? Julie, Wenatchee

Answer:
Hi Julie, sorry but the connections are totally different. You'd have to buy a complete Stealth kit (it fits right into your existing wall ports and system) or buy another CT20DXQD (which we do not sell). Thank you for asking and if you need further help please let us know.

Electrolux Replacement?

I have a central vac system installed when the home was built around 1979. The Power head and hoses have been replaced sometime later with an Electrolux Power nozzle. The Vacum unit, hose and ends seem to be fine, but the power head is Beat up, broken and not working well. Will the stealth head work on this or do I need to replace with a full kit?

Answer:
Typically, when someone has an Electrolux vacuum head that needs to be replaced, the entire kit needs to be replaced because the hose to vacuum connection is proprietary and expensive. A new Stealth Kit fits right into the existing wall connection and system regardless of the brand of the vacuum collection unit. Upgrading to a Stealth Kit also allows you to use all the awesome and helpful accessories available from MD.

Electrolux, Centralux, Aerus Compatible?

Is the Stealth Carpet Brush compatible with my Centralux Wwand and hose (pigtail)? Will buying the Stealth Wand and Hose significantly increase the performance of the Stealth Brush? Thank You

Answer:
The Stealth head alone is not compatible with nearly all Electrolux type hoses but the entire Stealth Kit is compatible with all of these systems and wall vacuum valves. The Stealth hose is a larger diameter and smoother interior so it really out performs the hoses in nearly all Electrolux type systems. This equates to better, deeper cleaning and better health. Please start here for more information http://builtinvacuum.com/help/electrolux.html

Eureka Compatible?

I have a Eureka ev 1197 electric which could use a new roller brush by now I'm sure. Trouble is finding one. Unit must be old as I don't see any 110V wires attached to the hose! I am also owned by a "spaniel" who is a hairy critter. Mike/Flippin

Answer:
Hello, Mike we are assuming this is a built-in vacuum. If so, we do highly recommend the Stealth but in order for it to work with your system you'll need to purchase a complete Stealth Kit which includes the hose. http://builtinvacuum.com/stealth-kit/index.html. It fits right into your system. Enjoy!

Fasco Master Vac Replacement?

We currently own a Master Vac II by Fasco central vac system. We have owned this system for approximately 20 years. We have been very happy with it thus far, however, I do need a new beater bar for doing my carpets. I don't feel that my current beater brush is picking up all the dirt that it should. We also own a long hair dog, so I do have to vacuum quite frequently. My question is this..is the stealth power brush compatible with my system, and if so, what parts do you recommend I should purchase, and what size? Thank you in advance for your help. Sincerely, Cindy Lange

Answer:
Yes, the MasterVac will provide many years of service and if you need new motors we have them and they are quite simple to replace. You can buy the Stealth head alone IF your old beater bar had a 40 inch cord coming out of it that terminated in a plug with two small pins, not slats, otherwise you will need the entire http://builtinvacuum.com/stealth-kit/index.html

Fasco Vacuum Replacement?

I have a Fasco system, model 862EB, both the hose and Electric Brush need to be replaced, which is the best way to go? Kerstin, Locust Grove

Answer:
Hello Kerstin, the absolute best way to go for cleanliness and durability is the Stealth Attachment Kit. It fits right into your wall inlets. Be sure to get the "corded" version. www.builtinvacuum.com/stealth-kit/. We also have other electric kits that fit right in and cost less money.

Filtex Vacuum Replacement - Old System?

I have a VSI Filtrex central vacuum. It is about 30 years old and rarely used becuase the carpet head is extremely hard to push and does not pick up much. My wall inlets appear to have 2 connections at the top. Will the stealth work with my system? Or will anything work? Thanks.

Answer:
Yes, it will work and you will be amazed at the results - guaranteed. Be sure to buy a "corded" Stealth Kit. For Filtex systems with the pop out button and not having two small contacts inside the inlet hole you will need to push this part on to the hose end of the Stealth Hose http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=302CT. Or you can change the inlets to modern ones http://builtinvacuum.com/filtexvideo/index.html.

Frigidaire Replacement?

Is this comapatible with a Frigidaire Gallery Central Vacuum System? Model Number FGCV212SQ. From the pictures, it looks like it will work. I just want to make sure. Tanks, Jon (Madison, WI)

Answer:
Yes, it will fit your Frigidaire. And if you want the entire kit you'll have your choice of 30th or 35ft hose, corded or direct connect. It will be plug n' play for you.

Hardwood Usage?

Hello, We just moved into a home and had hardwood floors put in throughout. The home has a new Stealth central vac system. Can I use the Stealth on the hardwood? It seems to scratch the floor when I roll it. Thanks so much, Julie

Answer:
The Steatlth Kit comes with carpet grooming (Stealth) brush and separate hard floor brush with extra wands. You should use them for their intended application. If you don't have the hard floor brush and wands order #402WX or #402D and #406TB.

HAY203 Vacuum Replacement?

I have a M&S Model no. HAY203 electric power brush and was wondering if the Stealth would fit the current configuration. Also, what are some of the other options available to replace my current nozzle. It does have a 2 pin connector that attaches to the hose. thank you in advance. Raza Mehdi.

Answer:
Sorry, the Stealth will not work with it. We hightly suggest the complete Stealth Kit. You will be delighted with the change. If you want a direct replacement you will need the Hayden vacuum head found here http://builtinvacuum.com/parts/hayden-parts.html.

Hayden 203, 202 Replacement?

We have a 7 year old Hayden model HAY203. Will the Stealth power brush replace it?

Answer:
Sorry, the Stealth will not work with the Hayden Hose. You have two options. Buy a new complete Stealth Kit. It will fit right into your system without any changes. Or you can buy a new Hayden power head from this page http://builtinvacuum.com/parts/hayden-parts.html.

Hayden Hose Compatible?

I HAVE A Hayden super pack VACUUM KIT p/n 418g (pig tail). I have had it for over 7 years and thinking of upgrading. Will the Stealth Vacuum attach to my hose or will I need to buy a complete new Kit with hose and all? Also is the stealth hose the same as super pack ? Just want to make sure it will connect and work with existing wall connections. Pete Pleasant Prairie, WI

Answer:
Hello Pete, the complete Stealth Attachment kit fits right into your existing vacuum system and wall ports. The Stealth head by itself will fit the Hayden hose if TWO of these wands are also bought http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=406SL. The Hayden wands you have will not work. The cord from the Stealth brush will have to be plugged into the hose handle manually each time. The set up will work fine and save you money. When you are ready to purchase a new hose for it buy the Electric Hose on the website and a new wand #406ST.

Hayden SuperHose Compatible?

We have a Hayden Superhose II, will the Stealth unit work with that?

Answer:
Hi, the Stealth head is not compatible with the Hayden hoses. We highly suggest a new Stealth Kit or a new Hayden head here http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=480,480I.

Hide-A-Hose

We have the Vacuflo hide-a-hose system. It's a great product but the TurboCat Zoom is a little light in performance as it relates to cat hair. Do you have a Stealth that fits the bill if we want to move to an electric powerhead ?? Thanks, Chuck

Answer:
With a Hide-A-Hose system, there is no electrical supply that can power any electric brush. Each system is air only, so the only option for carpet brushes are the air-powered ones such as the Turbocats. You do have the option of having a dealer install a standard or electric inlet in the areas where an electric brush is needed. This would allow you to have a Stealth brush for the deep cleaning and still use your Hide-A-Hose for convenient daily clean-ups.

Hoover Central Vac Compatible?

Hello, I have a Hoover model S5673 built-in with the S5703 accessory kit. Will your replacement 14" head and pipe fit the existing hose connection? It has a 2 prong cord and the metal tube has a small pin that allows it to lock to the handle. The power handle allows for just suction and suction and brush rotation. Thanks Joe Detroit

Answer:
Hi, the Stealth nozzle will NOT fit this configuration, only the same Hoover nozzle that broke. You do have the option of buying a complete Stealth or other kit though. They all fit directly into your system.

Hoover System - Need the Best

I have a Hoover Central Vacuum System model #S-5673. My carpeting never get clean. What is your best suggestion?

Answer:
The Stealth Kit is the best available, honestly. The unending high ratings come in every day from real customers. The Stealth fits right into your (any) central vacuum system. You will probably need the "corded" kit because you most likely don't have "110 volt" written on your inlets somewhere. A "corded" kit comes with a lightweight hose (that is going to have 27% more suction than older hoses) with an 8-foot pigtail electric cord you plug into a nearby electrical wall outlet. Wires are hidden in the hose - you don't lug around a hose and cord. Stealth comes a complete 30-day money back satisfaction guarantee. You need to buy a complete Stealth Kit here http://builtinvacuum.com/help/hoover.html.

Hoover Upgrade?

I am looking for a new power brush for my 5 year old Hoover central vacuum system (low voltage, 1 step connection).Will the Stealth Power Brush work with my system? Nadine Commerce Twp, MI

Answer:
Hi, usually the nozzle will not replace a Hoover Nozzle. That doesn't mean it can't but there are some that didn't have a neck like the Stealth, or a neck at all for that matter. But if your metal tubes can slide into the Stealth neck and have a metal button lock that pops out into a visible hole on the side of the Stealth neck then it may work. Also, the complete Stealth Kit WILL WORK with your system and wall inlets without any modifications. If you upgrade to an entire kit you get the freedom of using any new accessories you want because the hose is industry standard.

Kenmore Built-in Vacuum Compatible?

I have a 20+ year old Kenmore built-in Vacuum Cleaner, Model #116.4053180. Will the Stealth hose fit into my wall outlet? As soon as I lift the wall outlet cover, there is suction even before I insert the hose. Thanks, Jan in Morton.

Answer:
Hello Jan, yes the Stealth will fit and will work incredibly well with your Kenmore System....we guarantee it. Hope you have seen the customer testimonials! The Stealth Kit for your wall inlets where the suction starts when the lid is opened is the kit for 1.25 inch inlets on this page http://builtinvacuum.com/help/kenmore.html. All you need to decide is if you want a 30 or 35 foot hose in the kit, and if you want to spend the extra money for Stealth II which has the easy to use hose connection and foot release from the Stealth itself (great for quickly disconnecting the Stealth and using the wands to clean closer to baseboards or spots the Stealth will not fit into (the Stealth is a generous 14 inches wide).

Kenmore Sears Upgrade

I have a Kenmore built in central vac system with cyclone seperation model #116.40523. I need a new hose and would also like the stealth power brush. Can this be done?

Answer:
Excellent choice. You save a lot of money buying the kit over the head/hose/wands individually. All you have to do now is determine the diameter opening in the wall valve by whether the suction starts before you put the hose in or measuring the diameter. Then determine if you want a 30ft or 35ft hose. The hose will have an 8ft extension cord on the wall end that plugs into a regular electrical outlet. The wires are then hidden in the hose for 30-35ft. Start right here to pick the Stealth Kit that you need http://builtinvacuum.com/help/kenmore.html#electrickits.

M&S and AirVac Hose, Need Main Vacuum Head

I have an M&S AV425A vac (1993) with the electric power brush. The hose was replaced several years ago with an Air Vac which was compatible with the M&S System. I now need to replace the electric power brush. Which model do you recommend I should get? Thank you! Margie Flower Mound, Texas

Answer:
Hello Margie, that brand has had several styles of hoses. It is therefore best to call us toll-free when you have the hose handy and we can help you find a nozzle that will perfectly match.

M&S CT12DXL Vacuum Replacement?

I have M&S model CT12DXL. It was installed when we built our house 7 years ago. It never picked up well on carpet and we had to buy a portable vacumn. I would like to replace my current head a I don't want to have to buy another vacumn cleaner. I have a dog and cat and lots of hair and am wondering if the Stealth would work well on carpet with pets and will my system be compatable? Thanks

Answer:
Stealth is the excellent choice for your vacuuming needs. The Stealth will fit on your CT12 metal tubes perfectly and the cord will fit as well. You can also upgrade to the complete Stealth Kit, it fits right in. The Stealth performs very well on pet hair. Excellent brush for the money!

Miele S5580 Aquarius SEB 236 Nozzle Replacement?

Can this be used as a replacement for the Miele SEB 236 power head with the Miele S5580 Aquarius? Do I need to buy any other parts to fit it into the Aquarius? Thanks so much for your help!!

Answer:
Hi, if your wands are 1-1/8 to 1-1/4 inches in diameter with a metal nipple on the end and the cord terminates in two prongs about 3/8 inches apart then yes! Wow, what a superb upgrade that would be. Please let us know if it sounds like it will work. Thank you.

Nutone - Old - Replacement Vacuum and Hose?

I have a 23 year old Nutone 353 that runs great but I need replacement hose and rug vac. Also wondered if any of the new power brushes would go with this old die hard unit. Thanks Carol Ocala Fl

Answer:
Hello Carol, the Stealth is a fantastic choice and fits right into your system. If your old electric hose is any good it will fit but we really recommend a whole new Stealth Kit. A new hose will give you an immediate 27% more suction. Your home will be cleaner. Be sure to buy one with the "8ft cord" and if the hose is tight going into the wall port you can easily remove a bit of hard plastic on the hose end. Choose your Stealth Kit here: www.builtinvacuum.com/stealth-kit/

Nutone 398 Vacuum Replacement?

i have a NuTone model #398 household type 818. Will the stealth work with this NuTone whole house vac system.

Answer:
Hi, yes the Stealth head itself will replace the 398 vacuum head. We also have the BlackHawk that will work as well. The Stealth, though, is a lot better quality and worth the money. The complete electric kits we sell also fit right into your system. So do the electric hoses if you need one down the road.

Nutone 598 Replacement?

We have a Nutone Central Vac MODEL 598. Looking for a replacement powerhead. Is there one available?

Answer:
Many Nutone customers, no matter the model, are enjoying the Stealth brush. Take a look at the cord termination on the Stealth photo and you will see it fits your set-up. Also, the complete Stealth Kit fits right into your system.

Nutone CT600 Replacement Brush

I have a nut one ct600 power head, tube and hose. Will the 12 inch stealth replace it directly or will I need to purchase different tube/wand and hose?

Answer:
The wand that matches the Stealth comes with the brush. Your current hose will connect just fine.

Nutone Power Head Replacement?

We have a Nutone Central Vacuum CV-450 system which is 15 years old and I've not been able to locate a new #598 Power Head we need. The cord for connecting to the hose has two small prongs or pins. Will the Stealth Power Head brush fit our Nutone hose and work nicely? We need some replacement bags for the Nutone Central Vac CV-450. Can you include them with the Stealth Power Head Brush? How much will the bags,(if available) the new Power Head brush, and any shipping charges be? I'll welcome advice. Thank you. Aureljean Erdmann N7420 Burr Oak Road Whitewater, WI 531

Answer:
The Eureka/Beam power head is a very good replacement. It will work if the 2-pin cord you have now is manually plugged into the hose handle AFTER you put the handle into the metal tubes (which is normal for older Nutone systems). The Eureka electric cord will do the same thing. Also, we do have the bags. Here are the items together in this link. They are in stock and there is no tax except in CA. http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=723,482

Nutone Replacement - Cord End

I have read here that you recommend the Steath brush to replace the Nutone model 398 or 398ND powerhead. I see that in the photos above the connector pin has a somewhat different shape. The one I have (on the "pigtail" cord end that plugs into the hose), and of course its receptacle, is rectangular, while the Stealth's is beveled on one side. This doesn't appear to be compatable. Is there now only one cord from the Stealth unit that terminates with the 2 pins, eliminating the need for the pigtail cord? Thanks very much for your help and advise. Joan from NJ

Answer:
Hello Joan, government regulations now require the beveled edge on all central vacuum cords (so it is always inserted the same way). We have found that it fits fine and works extremely well as a Nutone replacement when there is a rectangle shape.

Nutone Stealth Compatibility

I have a Nutone CH620 hose will the Stealth work with this hose or do I need a replacement?

Answer:
The cord on the Stealth brush is a standard 2-pin connection and will fit your Nutone system.

Pet Hair Vacuum Solution

We have a power head that isn't working on our carpet. We have a dog and two cats and the Nutone isn't picking up any pet fur. We had a technician come service our unit thinking we didn't have enough suction and there was a clog and we were told it was our power brush that was the problem. The only way we can get the fur vacuumed up from the carpet is to do it with an upholstery brush!! Will the Stealth pick up the fur like a regular vacuum should? Thanks so much for your time.

Answer:

Pet hair, it's length, the carpet it's laying on, the bristles on the roller brush, all make a different cleaning dynamic in each home. The Stealth brush and kit are one of the best, if not the best for all situations. It is what all of us use at MD who have indoor dogs. The kit will fit right into your system. If the hose to wall connection is a little tight on the older Nutone we have a simple fix for that - just scrape a bit of plastic off the hose end. Please give the Stealth Kit a test drive. www.builtinvacuum.com/stealth-kit/

Refurbished Available?

Do you sell refurbished Stealth Kits? If you do, will it be guaranteed to fit?

Answer:
We do have specials on slightly used Stealth brushes and kits at times. Please call us to see if there are any available. At that time we can also go over compatibility with you and you will have a 30-day return window for a full refund.

Replace Wands

I have a Stealth head and the plastic cord holder at the top of the metal tube where the hose handle plugs into is broke. Can I just get the top metal tube assembly with the plastic piece? I did not see it on the web site anywhere.

Answer:
Hi, the upper wand is here http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=406SU. You can also replace the upper and lower with a telescoping wand for more convenient height adjustments here http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=406ST

Replacement for Home With Pets

Please help. Have VERY antique in-house center vacuum, with Eureka Co. motorized nozzle model 1240 F, type and serial 1679045. Need replacement 30' hose as well. Please advise what is compatible and most efficient for an active home with loving, shedding dog. Your help is greatly appreciated. Carol

Answer:
We have found that our 12" Stealth brush work great with pet hair. The slightly smaller brush width gives better air movement for the fine pet hair. This brush is offered as a complete kit with the hose in 30 or 35 foot length. The wall connection of the hose fits any wall inlet with an inner diameter of 1.5". A quick measurement will tell you if the hose will fit or need an adapter.

Replacement Stealth Wand

I have the stealth beater head which is working fine and my hose is fine. I just need to replace the telescopic wand with the plug. Do you sell that separately?

Answer:
Replacement wand for the Stealth can be found here, http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=406ST

Service Question: Not Suctioning

It has worked well for years. Now it is shooting dust out from the front of the Power Brush. What do I do?

Answer:

If the suction in your vacuum system is not working (even though it may sound like it because the Stealth is spinning) then the Stealth will continue to fill itself full of debris. Try putting the switch to the II position without the Stealth connected to be sure the suction works (the switch may be broken on the II position or something else is wrong). If it does start then something in the hose or Stealth is clogged. Take the metal wands out of the Stealth. Look down the wands for obstructions. Bend the neck down and look into the Stealth, you should see all the way to the black brush roll. Remove any clogs you find.

Service Question: Opening the Stealth

I have a Lindhaus Mod # PB14. I am not getting power to the brush. I have found the replacement motor, but can not get the head open even after removing 9 screws. it hanges up on the pedal that allows the pipe to come down. Help Please

Answer:

You are very close. It will slip over the foot release. Give it some force. It will not break.

Service Question: Stealth Clogged?

I have a Stealth Mod. PB14e, new in 2004. It used to have very strong suction (the red light would come on at a height level about midway on the dial.) One day, after my housecleaner used the unit, the height adjusment seemed too easy, the suction much less, and the only time the red light comes on is when I raise the wand to the upright, locked position. Is my unit broken, and if so, where can I get it repaired? At $300, I hope I don't have to replace it. Thanks for your help.

Answer:

If the brush is ran without any air then it fills itself with the debris. It is common to think the air is moving because you hear the Stealth and the air sound is less loud, but actually there may not be suction. Sometimes the switch works on the left side but not on the right for suction. Disconnect from the wands and check the hose alone to see if the suction is working. Turn the Stealth over and remove the metal extension tubes. Look in the neck and down its throat. Remove all the debris. Let us know how it goes.

Service Question: Stealth Stops Going Backward

When I use my vaccum, Stealth next generation, it stops when I am on carpet. I seems like the belt is slipping, what should I do? When I push it forward it works and when I pull back it kind of stops?

Answer:

Do the lights on the Stealth turn off when it turns off? If so then the connection up at the handle is sloppy or the wires going into the neck are getting loose. You can try to figure it out or call in for help or call in for a return authorization so we can take a look at it for you.

Service Question: Troubleshooting Stealth Power Nozzle

I have a Lindhaus power head with a silent master unit. The Lindhaus head will will not start. It was working fine, then simply quit. Suction is fine and no problem with the Silentmaster itself. The power head simply will not turn on. How do I fix the problem. The Lindhaus is about 12 years old and has worked flawlessly .

Answer:

You are correct in that Stealth Power Brush Vacuum Cleaner is an awesome product with years and years of trouble free service. Please take a look at our guide for Stealth fixes. It is a Word document here. If you have more questions please let us know. www.builtinvacuum.com/downloads/Stealth-Powerbrush-Troubleshooting.doc.

Shag Type Carpet

We have a Broan central vac model cv315 we have to replace the power head, it sounds like the stealth power brush will work. But we have the newer shag type carpet its proably medium length, in one of your reviews it says it doesnt work real good on that type of carpet.I dont want to spend that kind of money if it is not going to work well. Thanks, Cherie Wyalusing PA

Answer:
Hello Cherie, the Stealth is not great for carpets with blunt cut strans (not looped) that are over one inch tall. We recommend our Ace Power Brush Kit.

Star Replacement Compatibility

R. Lanker, Ocala, FL I have a Star Power System Central Vacuum. I need to replace the Power Head unit, and I noticed you recommended the Stealth power brush as a replacement. Can I be assured that the Stealth is compatible with my Star System Power Head?

Answer:

Replacing your vacuum head with the Stealth is a great idea but will not fit your hose handle. There is a cord coming up from the vacuum. Does it attach to a plastic holder at the top of the metal tubes? If not then the Eureka/Beam is a great replacement here http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=482.

Stealth Hose Needed

I need a new 30' hose but need to know which one I need. I have a Lindhaus Power nozzle Model PB 12" E. The hose I have now I have to plug a cord into a 110 volt outlet and the other end has a small 2 pin plug that connects into the hose at the wall outlet end. The nozzle end has a 2 pin female plug that the power brush plugs into. The vacuum system starts up when you insert the vacuum end into the wall. I also have a switch on the handle that shuts the power brush beater on & off. The system is at least 10 years old. Please advise. Thank You

Answer:
That is the power nozzle MD exclusively sells and is known as "Stealth". You have an older style hose. This newer one fits all Stealths and turns off the air as well as the electricity. The perfect replacement for hoses with a cord that plugs into an electrical wall oulet as well as the vacuum inlet is a www.builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=352GC,353GC. If your electric hose has two pins that plug directly into an electrified 110 volt vacuum inlet then you need a www.builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=352G,353GC. That's it!

Stealth Not Picking Up Debris

I have a flo-master. Worked fine, now when the power head and brush is on, it sucks and then it leaves balls of hair all over the floor. The hose it self sucks like a big dog. But when the brush unit is attached (stealth)vacuums less than ok, but leaves balls of hair. Cleaned unit. still leaves balls. Whats happening..... please help....

Answer:
There is most likely a clog in the brush or the wand you are using. The air flow is good in the rest of the unit, so something is blocking air flow with the brush attached.

Stealth on Wood?

We have an even mix of hardwood floors, area rugs, and wall-wall carpeting in our house. Can the stealth be used to clean all of these types of floors?

Answer:
With a central vacuum system you would want to use one set of tools for the carpets and another for the hard floors. Yes, you can turn the roller brush off on the Stealth and use the suction on the hard floors, but you are better off using a horse hair hard floor brush to get better cleaning.

Stealth Replacement Wand

Hi, I have the Stealth Lindhaus Mod-pb14e and need to replace the silver wand, do you sell replacements and if so, where could I purchase one? Thanks.

Answer:
We do carry the replacement wands. You can find them here, http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=406ST

Stealth Wand

I have a Stelth Beater Bar model # PB 14" E serial number 105652. I need to replace the wand which has an enlarged (worn) hole at the top for the button lock. Are these available? Thank you, Don

Answer:
These are available for replacement. You can find them here, http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=406ST

Taking Stealth Apart

How do you breakdown a Lindhaus PB-12 beaterbar?

Answer:
Hi, if you want to get to the roller brush then only remove the four exposed screws on the under side. To access the motor, belt, etc. then remove the recessed screws and lift off the top of the brush. Lift the foot lever a bit to get the cover off.

Tech Videos for Stealth

I am not sure, but I suspect my motor went out on my stealth ... I was vacuuming a thick shag rug and the brush got bogged down and stopped spinning. While I still have suction, the brush motor has stopped. Should I replace the motor ($199.00) or just buy a new stealth floor piece altogether? Or could it be something less complicated and costly causing my problem?

Answer:
Actually, take a look at our tech videos on the Stealth here http://builtinvacuum.com/stealth-kit/tech.html. Using them you will figure out what is wrong. Our generous warranty for the Stealth may help you out as well.

TP210 Turbocat Upgrade?

We have an 8yr old Vacu Flo system with a ultra TP210 air driven brush, it strains to rotate brushes, how could I improve system??

Answer:
First, are you cleaning the screen up inside the VacuFlo just under the motor? If that clogs up you will have less suction. Check it please. With it clean or not you should consider the upgrade to Stealth. Stealth is not air driven but electric driven. The power is always there for grooming. It is also tremendously quieter. Also the debris doesn't go through a turbine, it flows right through into the hose. Want to try the Stealth Kit? You will need the entire Stealth Kit because the hose needs 110 volts. That means you'd buy a 'corded' Stealth Kit. Wires hide in the hose but the wall end of the hose has an 8ft pigtail electrical cord you plug into a nearby electrical outlet. The hose will fit your inlets and if you have the "VacuFlo" inlets you may not be able to turn the suction on/off unless without unplugging the hose from the inlet and closeing it. You can buy our Vacuflo Adaptor and new inlets (very easy to install, about $20/inlet) if you wanted to upgrade them to standard ones. Everything you need to know is here http://builtinvacuum.com/help/vacuflo-dirt-devil.html.

Ultra-Air-Care Upgrade?

We have an Ultra-aircare central vac system. The power brush we curently have is worn out. Can I replace it with the Stealth power brush? Are they compatable? Thanks, Nick

Answer:
Typically not because the hose-to-wand connection is different. We suggest sending a photo of that connection or buying a complete kit. The hose in any of our new electric kits will fit directly into your wall ports.

Vacu-Maid Upgrade Part?

we have a vacu-maid S1200. will the stealth work with my unit? Thanks,Susan

Answer:
Hello Susan, the Stealth is an excellent upgrade to your Vacu-Maid system. You would most likely have to buy the entire Stealth Kit, though. It includes the hose that fits the Stealth and your wall valves. If you want to see if your electric hose will fit the Stealth then the hose handle needs to match the handle to nipple on stub tube measurement on the photo on this webpage: http://builtinvacuum.com/hoses/electrichoses.html

VacuMaid CT14 and Hose Vacuum Replacement?

I want to replace my Vacu-Maid carpet sweeper. Model#CT14? and also get a new hose. The system in the garage says Vacu-Maid. I don't see any other information on the equipment I have. What would you suggest?

Answer:
Having to replace the head and hose means you should get a new complete kit. Everything will fit your system and work together perfectly. The Stealth Kit is simply awesome, take a look at it here www.builtinvacuum.com/stealth-kit/

X-LNT Service: No Power?

Hi, I can't get power to the Stealth PB14 head. I have replaced the hose handle and enclosed wiring switch, also checked all connections to the head. Suction comes on, but no lights, no power.....any ideas?? Thx. Roger

Answer:
Hi Roger, is your hose direct connect at the wall end or pigtail corded? If direct connect then put the black Stealth cord directly into the vacuum port and tilt the neck down. If it works then the issue is probably the direct connect prongs on the hose wall end. There is a molded fuse hidden in there. Replace the piece with #352CP. If you don't have direct connect then is probably the cord. It too has the fuse molded in. Replace it with #352CO. You can do continuity tests to be sure if you have the tools.

X-LNT Service: Lights On but No Spinning Action

I'm having a problem with my Stealth. The unit is just over 3 years old. When plugged into the hose AND directly into the vacuum wall inlet the red and green lights illuminate and the motor runs for no more than 1 to 2 seconds. Then the green light and the motor turn off, but the red light remains lit. Can you advise me as to what replacement part I need?

Answer:
You simply need to clean out the rollor brush where is connects to bearing (non belt side). Undo the several screws to pull up the roller brush side opposite the belt side. You do not need to completely remove the roller brush to make this simple service. Slip off the bearing and you will some hair and threads compacted there. Remove, replace, and vacuum!