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Length and Weight

What is the width measurement of the 15" length Stealth power attachment, and how much does it weigh?

The overall measurements are 15" x 8-3/4" and it weighs six pounds. Stealth is an industrial grade power head build with the finest materials. It doesn't snap together or use screws that seat in plastic holes. It is the best constructed power head on the market.

Corded or Direct Connect - Inlet has Two Contacts in Hole

I have a Model V20C Broan system. The power beater has a 2 prong plug and the electrical cord is incorporated into the hose. You recommended replacement with a 423NY35 or 423NYC35 Stealth Kit with a 12" head. HOWEVER, in selecting the option of the DIRECT CONNECT or CORDED, I am confused as to whether the CORDED will work with our wall outlets. Ours have 2 little ball bearing type connectors inside the main vac hole, not 2 prongs visible on the outside face of the wall outlet. Please tell me which option will work with existing outlets or a workable alternative. Carolyn Kehl

Thank you for the questions. The option that you need is the "corded" kit. The hose works with the two metal contacts inside the valve and then the cord plugs into a nearby electrical outlet. The cord is integrated into the hose. The direct connect version works with the same inlet that also as two small holes for pins to slide into. The two holes are above or below the main suction hole.

Nutone Replacement Hose And Tools

I have an older (2000) Nutone central Vac hose handle gas pump style that the tip broke off of. Are there still parts available to repair this handle? I was thinking maybe it's time to retire the old thing anyway. Which kits would work with my system? I've had Hayden before in an older home and liked it better than the Nutone. I also hear Stealth has a good kit. My garage unit is MD and the hose is a 35' Direct Connect Nutone. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Nutone offers different handle styles, some of which are not supported anymore so it may be hard to find the right part. Our Stealth kit will fit your system and have great reviews and long life. We also offer the kits with the Direct Connect hose and in 35' lengths.

Stealth Head on Old Electric Hose

I have a 15 year old MD cental vacuum system that has worked well all these years. Two weeks ago I broke the power head. Can I just order a new Stealth power head and use it on my old powered hose system???

Yes, you can use the Stealth vacuum head with your old electric vacuum hose. Just double check the key measurement on the hose handle end. That there is 2 inches between the metal nipple and the plastic handle housing. To see this measurement look at the bottom right photo here

Plush Frasse Carpet

We love our Stealth attachment on our central vac, but we recently replaced our carpet in the bedroom with a super plush frasse twist carpet and can't vacuum without the red light coming on. We've raised the height all the way and opened the bleeder all the way, but it still bogs down so much that we can't vacuum. Is there anything else we can try? Connie from Springfield, IL

Hi, actually, you want to check with the carpet manufacturer. May times they have strict guidelines on vacuuming these carpets. We recommend not vacuuming until you are clear on the guidelines. There is a way to get a bit more height on the Stealth. Take off the top cover an snip the plastic tab that stops the height knob from rotating further.

Electrolux Nozzle Replacement?

I am looking for a replacement power nozzle to an Electrolux central vac system N Series, ECV 1590A. The nozzle is model number N109D. Also, is it posible the existing nozzle could be repaired? Thanks

Hi, it may be possible to repair. If you end up needing a new kit, the Stealth Kit is the way to go. It plugs right into your system and can use any attachments sold here since the connections on it are standard verses Electrolux which are proprietary.

Beam Compatible with Stealth Nozzle?

I have a 23+ year old Beam system w/separate cord on the hose that plugs into an ordinary outlet. The hose is fine but the carpet brush (electric) needs replacing. We have pets (bad shedders), Berber carpet & hardwoods. I don't need anything except the carpet attachment. What do you recommend?

Hello, we highly recommend replacing your Beam power head and the hose, etc. with the Stealth Kit or other Electric Kit. It is a better quality vacuum and comes with a hose that provides you 27% more suction. Just the sound of the air rushing into the new hose will excite you! The RugMaster connection to the hose you have is not standard so replacing the hose and vacuum, in our opinion, is the best decision. New kits fit right into your wall ports and work with your system without a hitch. Thanks for asking.

RugMaster Vacuum Replacement?

Ben from Columbia. I have a beam system and a rugmaster plus. I need a new power head the motor is dead. Do I need to replace the hose and the power head? It has worked great for 10 years and would like to get another 10 years form the new one. The only time I have had trouble is when we had a x-mas tree and vacuumed up the needles it clogged the line. I have allergies and love the fact that I can vacuum up cat hair and dust and the exhaust is in the garage. Thanks for your help.

Hello Ben, the Stealth is a far superior product and offers as much or more years of service. We wish for you to test it, and you can for 30-days! The bad news is the Stealth will not fit your older hose. In fact, if the cord on yours has three pins it is completely obsolete. There are some RugMasters with two pin cords available for around $200 elsewhere but we recommend a complete upgrade. The new hose in the Stealth attachment kit, for instance, gives a solid 27% more vacuum power! The Stealth Kits and other Electric Kits fit right into your vacuum system. Take a minute to read the comments and please consider the upgrade.

Whirlpool Central Vac with 1-1/2 inch Inlets

I have a Whirlpool model fb9900 xso 11 amps installed in 1989, with a 1.5 inch inlet opening. Will the stealth brush kit for Kenmore whole house vacuums work for me? I have a 30 ft hose, but would like to get a 35 ft hose if possible. Do I need an adapter to fit the 1.5 inch inlet opening? Don

Hello, the Stealth will be an awesome addition to your system. Since you have the normal size inlets you can get the regular corded Stealth Kit with 35ft hose. Here it is, enjoy!

Sequoia Upgrade?

I have a Sequoia in-wall central vac system. Our house was built in the early 70's. I need to replace the hose/power nozzle/attachments......will your stealth system be compatable? Presently I have a corded 8' pigtail....can it be converted to a direct connect?

Hello, the Stealth is an excellent product for all Sequoia models and it fits right in. You'll have to buy the corded version of the Stealth Kit if you don't have two small holes above the main suction port hole at the wall. There really is not an easy way to add the 110 voltage to the inlets, but if you want to see if it is at all possible with yours then remove the faceplate and see if the backing plate is 1) plastic, and 2) has holes, gaps, beween the intake hole and the top of edge. If so, give us a call for more information.

Pullman Vacuum Compatible?

I have a Pullman-Holt system. The hose "plug" end measures app. 7/8" deep to metal band and the band is 3/8" wide. The diameter at the metal band is 1.55" dia. Will the Stealth unit work? Thanks, George Flew Jackson, TN

Hello George, yes the Stealth Kit and the hose will work extremely well in your Pullman System. Pullman used the industry standard vacuum inlets as seen on this page, so you know it will fit. Purchase the 8ft cord version of the kit to get the electricity into the vacuum hose. The wires are hidden in the hose so you only have to move the hose, no cords, around when vacuuming. We can't wait to hear how your carpets look after using the Stealth! Let us know if you have any more questions.

Fasco System Compatible?

My name is Dewayne Shouse form Buckhorn, KY. My office has a Fasco vacume system installed with an old T210 twelve inch cleaning head and hose kit. The T210 has never cleaned very well and both it and the hose are in bad condition and need replaced. Will a new Stealth work for us? If so, which kit would be our best value?

Hello Dewayne, the Stealth and other Electric Kits fit into your older system and into the wall ports you have. They will all clean your office very well. The Stealth is built more industrial and is quieter. All of them have auto-shutdown and vacuum up just about everything they come in contact with. Buy an 8ft cord version. The cord plugs into an electrical outlet within 8ft of the vacuum port. The wires are hidden in the hose for the 30 or 35ft so you don't have to worry about dragging around any cords. Let us know if you have any more questions. Enjoy the product!

Nutone Older System Compatible?

I have a Nutone 398 NE system - very old (1980's) and the power head still works but the hose piece that connects to the handle and powerhead has developed a crack - do I need to replace the whole powerhead or can I just get the piece of hose - also what power head would work - My hose has the power cord that attaches. Carol Ste Genevieve, Missouri

Hi Carol, any of our Stealth or Electric Kits will fit your older Nutone. If you want to replace just the hose then you need our Electric Hose. If you want to replace the vacuum you can use the Stealth or BlackHawk power heads. If you have any more questions please let us know. Oh, the old wall ports you have may be a smidge too small so simply scrape a bit of plastic off the two hose ridges. Easy to do, you will see exactly what to do when you get the hose or new complete kit. Enjoy!

VacuMaid, Compare with TurboCat

I have a Vacu-maid system installed in our home about 8 years ago. The T21 turbo head never worked very well and frequently jammed. We had it fixed several times, but it never worked well. We have cat and dog hair and a lot of dust out in the county (rugs, carpet, and tile). Will an electric head fit directly into the system? In other words, can I use my existing hose? Do I need any conversion parts??? Also, the price difference between the Tubocat PB-490BLV or the electric head is significant ($150 vs. $500). What is the primary reason? Which would you recommend? Thanks.

Hello, the T21 used a hose that didn't have 110 volts in it so you will have to buy a complete new kit with hose if you upgrade to electric. That will be more money, but your home will be a lot cleaner, fresher, and your carpets will look great. The Stealth and other electric nozzles and the hose will fit into your existing system. Stealth is bullet-proof . The Turbocat is a lot like your old T21. It is air powered so you can use your existing hose, but your carpets will not be nearly as happy with it. The price difference is big now but over time is well worth the initial investment. Your home and household will appreciate and feel the difference.

Electrolux Central Vac Hose and Vacuum Replacements?

Monette from Alpharetta, GA. We have a Beam Model 397C with Electrolux pig-tailed attachment kit. We need to replace the kit due to wear. What Stealth kit is compatible with this configuration?

Hello, yes the complete Stealth Kit with 8ft cord hose will fit directly into your system and it is a direct replacement for your worn Electrolux hose and vacuum. Enjoy!

VacuQueen Compatible?

Anne, Raleigh, NC Hi there! We have what looks like an old Vacu-Queen V3000 unit in our house and the motorized unit doesn't have hardly any suction. The hose has lots of duck tape as well, in short, probably needs to be replaced. It appears that it is a 'basic' hose system, ie just plug into the wall and that's it, no prongs or cords or switches. The Stealth models don't appear to be compatible, but I did note in your text that you could upgrade - could you describe how this works? Is there anything else on the main system in the garage that needs maintenance - owners didn't leave any original docs. Thanks very much!

Hello Anne, congratulations on the home and the central vac. You can begin to systematically test the system using this guide You really do want to get a new hose - duct tape means loss of suction and a less clean home. Yes, the Stealth and other kits will fit your system. The electric Stealth Kit plugs into your wall receptacle and the 8ft cord that comes out the wall end of the hose gets plugged into a nearby electrical outlet. If you order a electric kit buy the one with the 8ft cord in the description. You are not limited to 8ft, the wires are hidden in the long hose and come out the end of the hose into a cord. For the maintenance of the system it is really simple. Lift up the top of the vacuum unit and you will find a cone shape coffee-like filter. Did they leave any of those for you? Change that every few months and you will be go to go! Happy vacuuming!

Kenmore - Replacing Power Brush, Hose, and Attachments.

kathy kingman kansas I have a kenmore model 116.57181 with a 1.5in opening in the wall. the exisitng unit has a pigtail for the powerbrush. I would like to replace the hose powerbrush and attachments. which of your products do i need? thanks

Hello Kathy, good question, you did your homework. You have a couple options and none require any change to your system. The Stealth is a powerful high-end kit and we have other electric kits as well. If you want Stealth be sure to buy on with 8ft cord . Stealth has incredible cleaning, shuts-down automatically saving the belt from every breaking, and is quiet. The Stealth is adjustable, durable, and wide. All the kits come with the hose and attachments. Compare them here

M&S Hose - Need Powered Brush

I have an Air Vac system and hose. My M & S Power Brush needs to be replaced. I orderd the Hayden SuperPack Delux but it doesn't connect to my hose, model #BCF 27 BCE, Series xy. Is there a power head with wand that will work with my direct connect hose? Thank you. Jacquie Byrne in Seattle, WA

Hello Jackquie, there were a lot of varieties of hoses they used. The best thing to do - next to replacing it with a complete new electric kit - is take it to a central vacuum store. Call them first to see if they have a variety of brushes and one that may fit your hose. Please use the dealer locator here or your phone book under vacuum systems . The Stealth is an awesome brush, best on the market, but will not fit your hose, sorry!

Beam B1500 - Stealth Replacement?

I purchased a beam system in early 2002. I have a b1500 power head.This head has been very unreliable.I have had several wire connections burn out,or break.head light will flicker at best. I have now gone through my second motor in power head. The dealer who I bought unit from said last motor was new style upgraded model.This one lasted about two years. Dealer is telling me, what I need is newer style power head!!!! System is flawless except this MAJOR problem!!!!! Can you give any direction?


We feel your frustration. Fortunately, we have a GREAT upgrade for you! Our Stealth Power Brush is highly rated by our customers and has a wonderful track record. The Stealth Brush has a LIFETIME Warranty on the Belt, 5- Year Warranty on the Motor and a 3-Year Warranty on the remaining brush components. You can read what our customers love most about this fantastic brush here . You have the option of purchasing the brush alone or you can opt to purchase the complete Stealth Kit. We guarantee that you will love this product or your Money Back! Test Drive the Stealth Today for 30 days by clicking here or call us today at 1-800-997-2278 (M-TH 7-5 PST).

ThoroMatic Electric Nozzle Replacement? Other Electric Brands to.

I just purchased a home in N.C. and it comes with a central vacuum system. It was installed in 1989 and still is in fine shape but I need a new carpet attachment and I wanted to know if the stealth was right and if so which hose do I need. Originally it came with AB-2A deluxe air driven carpet brush and EB-2A electric driven carpet brush plus a 30 ft 1 1/4 inch current carrying hose. Do I need the hose I have two,one has a cord attached and one does not. I appreciate any help you can give me. the model vacuum is the thoro-matic TM-2. Thanks again .Ginny

Hello Ginny Yes, the Stealth Kit will fit right into all systems that use an electric cleaning nozzle. It fits the wall ports for your vacuum system and works seamlessly. It is a fantastic upgrade! We recommend purchasing the complete kit which will include the hose. Why? The newer hoses are lightweight, crush-proof, 360 degree swivel at the handle which reduces kinking and has 27% more airflow over the 1 1/4 hoses, not to mention a 2-Year Warranty. Our Stealth Brush also has an outstanding warranty. You get a Lifetime Warranty on the Belt, 5-Year Warranty on the Motor and a 3-Year Warranty on the remaining brush components. We have these kits available with 30' and 35' hoses. You may want to be sure that you choose the kit with a Corded Hose.

Nutone Electric Kits vs MD Stealth Kit

We recently purchased a home with a nutone system approx 7yrs old. All of the accessories are well used and need to be replaced. I have tile/wood/area rugs down stairs and carpet upstairs. I would probably like two hoses so I do not have to bring it up and down. What are your suggestions for starting over with this system? We have the pigtail version of hose currently with a electric beater and a dual use head that supposedly goes from solid floor to carpet. How would the Stealth compare to replacing with new nutone items? THANKS, Kimberly

Hello Kimberly, you ask a great question and we are going to go into detail for everyone to read. The Nutone CT600 is an old industry standard brush packaged under many different names including Kenmore PowerMate (older style), Hayden (as sold here at MD), and others. It truly has stood the test of time as a durable, reliable vacuum head. It's biggest issues are breaking belts easily and being one of the tallest brushes around. It is the best brush though for shag type carpets - fibers over one inch long. Less durable is Nutone's CT650 with its thinner plastic and not as solid feeling. It also suffers from bad steering. You can find this same brush sold under different names around the industry. Comparing these brushes with MD's Italian made Stealth, you get a brush that has only had one belt break in over 12 years, with 10's of 1000's sold. It is also made of industrial plastic, Lexan, and is put together with several heavy duty bolts. The wheels are real, non-marking, rubber. It has a height adjustment in 10 increments to fine tune the best vacuuming height. It gets under more furniture and is quieter than all other brushes on the market today. Here is a chart that compares the brushes we sell. The Hayden (CT600 is not on it because we usually only sell it to specific customers.) Also, here is the link to Stealth. If you decide to buy, get one with the 8ft cord since you have that style already. The comparison chart gives you the noteworthy differences. The Stealth Kit comes with two sets of brushes. One for carpet and one for hard floors. You can use the Stealth on hard floors for a quick clean. Just turn off the brush and leave the suction on (using the handle controls). The hard floor brush is better for hard floors, though, because of the action on the floor from the bristles. Also, for your second hose, buy a "corded" one here if you desire to. Hope this lengthy answer is what you need to make an educated decision. Let us know if you need something more. Thank you.

Hoover Central Vacuum Fit ?

Hi, I have a ten year old Hoover Windtunnel central vac system. Model # S5613. Would the Stealth kit fit this vacuum? If so what all would I need for it? Thanks, Julie Willson

Hello Julie, yes the Stealth will fit right into the wall ports of your vacuum system and work seamlessly with it. Enjoy, is it a fantastic setup.

Nutone Fit?

I have a nutone CV450 vacuum system unit. I need all new attachments. What will work with this unit?

Hello, you have a lot of great options. The best option for carpeted homes being Stealth. All the kits on our website will fit your system because the ports in your wall and the Nutone units are compatible with them. Please start on this page

Hoover Garage Vac Attachment Kit?

Hello, I have a Hoover garage utility vac and I was wondering, can I use the stealth kit with my utility vac? It's not a central vac in that there are no inlets in the house - the hose would attach directly to the canister. Thanks.

Hello, yes you can use the Stealth Kit. All it is needs is a bit of suction and the Stealth, with all is power, will do the rest. You will need the pigtail corded hose version of the Stealth Kit. When not using the Stealth nozzle but only the hose, the suction may not be as powerful as a central vacuum, so be aware of that. But in all, you should really enjoy the benefits of the Stealth Kit.

Vacumaid Compatible?

I have a vacu-maid system and use a corded hose. The connection between the hose and the wand shorted out frying the ends. Time for a replacement. Will the Stealth power attachments be compatible with my vacu-maid system?

Hello, we are excited for you to try the Stealth with the Vacumaid system. It is a perfect fit and will really bring the system to life. You will love how it cleans - we guarantee it.

Stealth vs TurboCat for Dog Hair

Kathy from Billerica Hi, My husband got me a Turbocat Zoom for Christmas. I thought he had researched what product would be best, so I opened the box and used it. Apparently he had not. After about 5 minutes, it slowed down. We have a Bernese Mountain Dog who sheds a lot, and apparently her fur clogged the vacuum within minutes and the roller would no longer roll. Her hair gets sucked in from the edges of the roller and then the roller can't move. It is quite a process to get it working again, and I can't do this every few minutes of vacuuming. I am so frustrated. Is there any way to return this, or to upgrade to the Stealth? We have the Galaxie central vacuum system which does not have the electric connection, so I guess I would need the corded model. Thanks for your help.

Hello, we would be glad to trade in your TurboCat Kit for a Stealth Kit. In fact, with that much hair we recommend the 12 Stealth Kit. Yes, you need the corded one.

Carbon Brushes?

Where can I buy carbon brushes for the electric motor in the Stealth power head? Paul from Milwaukee

Sorry, those are not available. Please call us for options.

Hose (Non-electric) Converted to Stealth?

My name is Deepa, I live in Monrovia, CA I bought a home with Hayden Super vac 3600. It does not have a power head to clean carpet. I have a hose that has two points that when slid in place in to wall will start the vacuum process. On the handle of the hose, I have on/off button, no prongs to attach a power head at the bottom of the handle. Has a small rectangular protruded box with 2 round indents not open, cannot pull it out either not unless I have to open screws. I need a power head to clean carpet, what should I get to make the system work. I also have 2 stainless steel hoses with no where to attach a cord for power head. Please get back to me. Thank you

Hello Deepa, sounds like you want the cleaning power of an electric head but save money by using one of your hoses. Truth be told, you can't make a hose have 110 volts, but you can buy a Stealth Kit with corded hose or any other Electric Kit and it will fit right into your system. The electric brushes are deep cleaning machines and using the correct hose with them makes them easy-to-use deep cleaning machines!

Hayden Hose Fit?

I have a 4 year old Hayden 6000 and I'd like to replace the power head. Will the Stealth power head work on the Hayden hose or would I need to buy the entire kit?

Hello, sorry, those two are incompatible. Your options are a new Hayden nozzle or a complete new accessory kit. Stealth is the best and we have others. Thanks for asking.

Fasco Nozzle Replacement?


Hello Bill and Jean, the Stealth is a great replacement and will fit if your nozzle's cord terminates in two round pins as the Stealth's does. If not then consider buying the compete Stealth Kit with corded hose . If fits right into your system as is.

Vacuflo FacePlates with Two Small Holes

I have HP Vacuflo installed and it has direct connect pins that plug into two holes just above the main inlet hole direct connect. My house has carpets and hardwood floors. Which attachment kits should I get? Thank You

Great question. Those are actually proprietary inlets from Vacuflo. The two holes in every other system equate to 110 volts but on yours it is the low voltage for turning the suction on and off. Good news is you can still upgrade to the Stealth Kit! Simply buy one with the corded hose. You will have incredible power to clean your carpets. Wait to you see what debris the Stealth will pull from them. The only down side of your inlets is that without replacing them the suction will start when you lift inlet lid and stay on until you close the lid. The switch on the Stealth hose will turn the Stealth off and on but not the suction - unless you change the inlets using the adaptor for Vacuflo inlets and a new inlet cover (about $22 per inlet total). Here are those parts if you want to do that now or wait for later, after you use the Stealth.,653CW.

Servicing Stealth

I have a Stealth power head that stopped working. I have the handle the toggles left & right. The switch was not working to the right side (no suction & no powerhead)but to the left it would have suction.I ordered your replacment switch & install it, and now I get suction to the right on the switch but still no can I check the powerhead? It has worked without any problems for ten years. And why would changing the switch fix the right toggle suction but not the powerhead? Are there fuses in the powerhead? Thanks Bill, Bayville

Hello Bill, isn't it a pleasant surprise these days to find such durability in a vacuum! It sounds like your 10-year-old Stealth is not getting electricity. It can be a couple of things. You already replaced the hose handle switch assembly so we know that is good. Do any lights come on when you switch the Stealth on? If so then there are threads stopping it that are packed next to the sealed bearing opposite the belt side. No lights? Tug and pull on the black cord as it enters the neck, it may need to be reconnected. Try to hear if the mini switch is working. As you put the Stealth in the upright position, before it snaps in, you should hear a faint click. That is the shut off for the up right position. If you don't hear the click then it may be jammed. Get to it by removing the five screws. The issue may also be the hose. If you have a wall end that has the two prongs that connect into the faceplate you can actually put the Stealth black cord directly into the two small holes on the vacuum wall port. With the neck down, it should start right up. If it does then the hose is at fault. Electric hoses have a hidden diode fuse in the two prong plug or in the pigtail cord end. Replace the plug or cord depending on what you have and the hose will function again. You may also want to open up the handle and see if there are any blackened marks on the brass rings. Call us if there is or you need help with any of this. Let us know what you find.

Electrolux Compatible?

Will it work with my Electrolux system? I installed it in 1990. also, can i convert from pigtail to quick connect?

Hello, yes the complete Stealth Kit with hose is compatible with your Electrolux Central Vacuum and the wall ports. It comes in direct connect or pigtail. Rarely can the wall ports be converted to direct connect. Remove the wall cover and take a photo of the backing plate. We will let you know if it is possible or not. Ask a question and attach a photo using the lower section of this page

Vacuflo Compatibility

My house was built in 1979. I have a Vacuflo 4940 inlet. My current central vac hose does not fit the inlet as well as it should. The end of the hose is a bit too large for the inlet hole. How do I know it the Stealth Kit will fit appropriately into the inlet? Stefanie in Springfield

If it doesn't fit perfectly, straight out of the box, then it will only be a bit tight. That is easily remedied. The hose end has two hard plastic ridges that create friction and both can easily have some plastic removed with some scrapping. The rim about 1/32 inch from the edge of the metal plate on the end of the hose, and the ridge between the plates needs be scrapped down flush with the level of the metal plates themselves. Take care not to remove too much plastic or the hose will be loose in the inlet and impact your suction or just fall out all the time. You can also upgrade your inlets to industry standard with a conversion kit found here, The Stealth is a fantastic upgrade - be sure to buy the corded version. Enjoy!

M&S AirVac Compatible?

The original Power Brush that we bought with our system died several years ago. We are finally getting around to replacing it, only we threw out the orignal so I don't know what it was. My canister in the basement is an M&S Air Vac 425A. Will the Stealth work with it? And is the 35ft hose just longer or is there a difference between that and the 30ft hose? I believe the powerbrush hose was the plug in type where the double prong side plugged into the hose. Laura Chicago, IL

Hello Laura, yes the Stealth Kit will fit perfectly with your system. The 35ft hose is simply longer than the 30ft, no other differences. Stealth Kits come with a pigtail corded hose or with direct connect pins that go into two small holes just above the 1.5 diameter hole in the vacuum wall inlet. Enjoy! Great choice.

Broan / Nutone Compatible?

I have a Broan CV315 and looking to replace the power brush. What would you recommend. I have to plug into the wall outlets. Thank you Joan Toledo

Hello Joan, many Broan owners buy the Stealth head alone and then later buy the hose and extension wand (though it is easier to buy both for less money in a complete kit now). It is a wonderful upgrade and replacement vacuum.

Kenmore Compatible?

Greetings, I purchased a home with a Kenmore central vac that I imagine is 20-30 years old. The ports are 1 inch wide; do I need a special adapter for a Stealth kit and if so do you carry it. I only see adapters for 1.25 inch ports. My ports are such that they turn on when the cover is lifted. I have a house that is mostly HW floor and tile, with one staircase, hallway and three rooms carpeted as well as various sizes of throw rugs through the house. Is this kit suitable for these needs as I am looking to start with a new set of attachments and preferably a lighter hose. Esther Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Hello Esther, yes the Stealth Kit is the best you can buy and is worth every penny. All of your surfaces will be cleaner - guaranteed. You have the Kenmore inlets that start the suction before the hose is inserted. You measured one inch but all Kenmore ports that turn on when opened are 1-1/4 , trust us. The adapter for smaller ports is already on some Stealth Kits, see the link in the Electric Kits on this page Enjoy, and if you have questions let us know.

Kenmore without On/off

Have a central vac made by Sears, installed about 25-30 yrs ago. Does not have a shut off or on the hose, very inconvenient. Is it possible to retrofit this system w/an electric hose? Thank you Cynthia Westbrook

Hello Cynthia, any of our corded electric kits will work with your system and allow you to shut off the electric brush head. You can only shut off the suction if you have the vacuum port holes that have the two small metal contacts inside the hose hole. If your suction starts without the hose being inserted then you definitely don't have that type. If your hole's diameter is 1.25 inches, not 1.5, you also don't have that type - you will not be able to turn the suction on/off at the hose handle. Regardless, we recommend any of our electric kits. Read the text at the Electric Kit section on this page. We have kits that fit right into both sized wall ports Also, sorry to say, you will not be able to update your 1.25 inch diameter faceplates to larger more convenient ones (unless you want to open up your wall), but having an excellent tool set such as the Stealth will make a huge difference for your cleaning.

Silent-Master - Upgrade from AirDriven?

Hi, I just purchased a home that has a Silentmaster Model S1 with an air driven TurboCat. We have ceramic tiled flooring, berber rug and some medium grade carpeting in the bedrooms (approximately 5000 sq ft). I am looking at the Stealth l and would like to know if this is a good upgrade or would you recommend something else. Also, I currently have air-driven but would like electic. My intake outlets are 1.5" and most electric outlets are 2 feet away from the intake valves although one is about 7 feet away. Thanks! Karen, Columbus

Hello Karen, we are the manufacturer of your vacuum system. We like the way you think, you did your research and are on the right track. The Stealth is perfect for you home and system, in fact we guarantee it! Be sure to get the cord version of it to plug into your nearby electrical outlet. It works great on carpets and is perfect for the berber because it is adjustable to any degree you desire. The Stealth works in all our SilentMaster, MonderDay MD, and FloMaster systems, all modeld, all years.

Nutone in Condo..Need Kit..2nd Floor No Suction

Hello, We have purchased a condo built in 1984 with a Nutone system (number unknown). Central vac is new to us "boomers" and we don't know who to call for service. The unit is in the basement, and the main floor outlets work fine, but the 2nd floor outlet suddenly quit. Tried the reset. Any ideas? We have carpet and wood floors and need an attachment for both. Any advice is much appreciated. Lorethea in Vincennes, IN

Hello Lorethea, yes the Stealth Kit is the best for carpet and floors and will work as is with your Nutone system. On the second floor try shorting the small metal nipple protrusion contacts INSIDE the vacuum port 1.5 diameter hole (will not shock you). Doesn't work? Take the faceplate off the wall and short the wires. Doesn't work? The wire in the wall has been cut. Anyone worked in the attic or basement recently?

NuTone Hose Kit Replacement

I'm looking to replace the Powerbrush in my NuTone system. One of the existing annoyances is having to pull the hose out of the wall to turn off the the main suction motor(for example, to answer the phone). Does the Stealth solve this (with, maybe, a handle on/off switch)? Do I need a new hose as well to make this work? Thanks! Chris from Falls Church, VA

Hello Chris, the Stealth Kit is the best replacement money can buy and yes you'll be able to turn the suction on/off at the hose handle switch. We are confident you will love the system and so we offer 30 days money back guarantee. Depending on the hose you had before, this one may seem thin but it is not; it is just made of better, lighter material. When you get the hose let it relax by stretching it out and when you are done using it, hang it up in 4 or 5 loops.

Red Light, Hard to Push

I just bought a home with a Stealth vac and I put it to the highest level but the red light still comes on a lot and the vac seems a bit hard to push, Is this normal?

Hello, on really plush carpet or deep shag the Stealth's red light may come on. That only indicates some belt tension. If the tension is too much it will automatically shut off to protect the belt (hence our lifetime belt warranty). To relieve some of the suction, open the bleeder valve on the hose handle and the Stealth will be easier to push. If not let us know. Also, check with the carpet manufacturer regarding cleaning guidelines.

36ft Stealth Kit Hose?

36ft ELECTRIC hose?

Hello, it is the same hose. We call it 35ft but it is actually is over 35ft - an average of 36ft long. This applies to the Electric Hose in the Stealth Kit and the hose sold alone.

Central vs Upright Portable Vacuums

how do central vac. systems compare to high end traditional uprights? It seems that they are suitable with homes with a basement. we live in Texas where most homes do not have basements and the attic space gets extremely hot (90-120 degrees) about 9 months out of the year. Would a central vacuum system be ideal for our situations?

Hello, the heat in the attic is not an issue with the vacuum pipe. For installation, just be sure to get started early in the day! The vacuum unit would go in the garage and be fine there. The central vacuum wins easily over high-end uprights for many reasons such as power, no smell, quietnes, ease-of-use, built-in appliance, and more. The Stealth power brush is electric, built in Italy, lightweight and an extreme work horse.

Beam Attachments Upgrade

We have a model 199D Beam about 11 years old,carpet master plus attachment barely picks up.Had attachment repaired a few times and repair person always say its the belt,but still never works properly.Can you upgrade or do you know of a qualified repair person,or both.

Hello, sounds like the right time for a new attachment kit. The Stealth Kit is the best one available and fits right into the Beam system without any modifications. You can check them out here and be sure read the great customer reviews.

Nutone Replacement?


You can replace your hose and nozzle with the Stealth Kit or you can buy the Stealth alone and it will fit into your Nutone hose as long as the one you have now has a 2 pin cord that you plug in manually into the hose handle.

Stealth and Hair

We have an older model Nutone central vacuum. We are on our second power brush and are experiencing LOTS of problems with the beater bar clogging with hair. I've replaced the beater bar on our latest powerbrush at least twice. Even with constant maintenance and cleaning, eventually the beater bar will clog with hair and seize and then I'm back to the vacuum repair guy for another one. How does the Stealth hold up to hair? I have 3 long-haired women and two shaggy pets in my household.

Great question and we are happy to respond with an honest answer. We recently got a review about from a person who bought Stealth in a last ditch effort to solve their hair vacuuming problems and they can't believe how it handled the hair, worth every penny , they said. For really bad hair issues we suggest the 12 inch Stealth kit/brush for more concentrated vacuuming.

Electrolux (old) Central Vac Compatible?

I have an Electrolux central vac system that has been working for 17 years. Is the Stealth going to fit the the original inlets ? Also, the inlets require you to have to plug the electric cord into an outlet nearby.

Yes, the Stealth Kit fits right into the system as it is. Be sure to buy a corded kit. You are going to love the improvement in cleaning and ease-of-use.

Hayden Inlet Compatible?

Will the Stealth Hose plug into the wall outlets we use for our Hayden Units. We do not have a pig tail. AC is in the wall outlet. Thanks Jon

Yes, the Stealth Hose / Kit works seamlessly with the Hayden inlets. If your inlet doesn't say 110 volts anywhere on it (or have two small holes above the main hole) then you will need the corded hose or kit. If your vacuum nozzle says Hayden and you need a hose please visit

Beam RugMaster Replacement?

We just moved into a 5 year old home with the Beam central vacuum. The model # on the Canister is 2089A. This is very dirty and has no bag. We do have a filter in the middle of the canister that we can't figure out how to clean. Also the power brush will not work, and the handle is cracked. We taped the handle to help with suction but it didn't work. The power brush is the Rug Master Plus model BM1393. I have had a central vac. system so I know how to attach the power brush but this one just won't work. Do I need to buy the whole system? Help!

The Stealth Kit is an awesome replacement for the Beam Rug-Master. The vacuum head is really superior. You don't need to replace the Beam canister. You can clean the inverted cloth filter by dropping the bottom, putting a trash bag up over the canister and shaking the center weighted filter.

Fasco Compatible?

My mother has a Fasco MasterVac II, 120V, put in some time in the 80's. She needs a new hose, head, etc. What will work for her?

Hi, you've done some excellent research! Yes, the Stealth Kit is a great replacement for her. All our electric kits are wonderful replacements. Buy the corded version to fit her system without having to change a thing.

Beam Needs to Get Up-to-Speed

I have a Beam system which is 7 years old. The hose handle is cracked and gets intermittent power as a result. So, I either have to replace the entire hose mechanism, the handle part, or just upgrade the hose, wand, etc. What should I do? The unit also smells horrible. Do you sell the bag I need, and is there a product which can clean the duct work? Lastly, what is the difference between the Stealth and the Stealth II, and are they compatable with my unit? The unit came with a Beam Butler wand. Will there be a noticable difference between the Stealth and the Butler?(We have 2 large dogs)

Yes, the Stealth is the best choice for replacement and for cleaning up after the dogs. There is a huge difference in quality from the Butler, you'll be surprised. Also, use the TornadoPower cloths. Run them, several of them, through the hose, duct work, and leave them in the Beam. They clean internally and smell great. Yes, you should get a new filter. Please measure the diameter of the inside of the can where it is seated,711B. When you need to remove the filter pull in from the edge, it flexes and falls out. If you have any other questions please let us know.

AirVac Systems, AV525A

I have an Air-Vac 525 central vac unit, model #AV525A, S/N L941143 120Vac, 13 Amps, 60HZ manufactured by M&S Systems, Inc. a Nortek Co. Can I upgrade to the Stealth system? My home is two levels with carpet upstairs and hardwood floors and tile/marble downstairs. The home is approximately 4400 sq ft. My central vac needs to be upgraded since it is approximately 14 years old. Thanks, Jane Lambert

The Stealth is an incredible upgrade for the AV525A. You will need the corded version most likely, 30 or 35ft hose, and it will fit right into your wall inlets. You will only need to plug the electric pigtail cord in when using the Stealth on your carpet. The lightweight hose has wires hidden inside, you only move around a hose, no cords. The kit comes with a wide tool for the hard floors too. Our customers make us proud with their high reviews of the Stealth and we hope you will be able to chime in with them after you feel all the dirt flowing up the Stealth and down your new and improved hose!

Buy Components Separately?

We have a 4-year old AirVac AV-2500 System w/an AirVac air turbine powerhead (non-electric 1.5" wall outlets). I'd like to say it sucks but it doesn't. Our carpets were starting to look ratty so I borrowed an Oreck upright from a neighbor & now the carpets look great! It looks like the Stealth may be the answer to making our central vac useful again? A few questions: - Am I correct we can convert to the electric Stealth? - Can I just purchase the 12" Stealth, 30' electric powerhouse, and 8' electric cord or do I need to buy the entire kit? Steve Spring Hill, FL

Great choice. We stand by the Stealth Kit and what it will do for your vacuum system. It will fit right into your 1.5 inch diameter inlets and it sounds like you need the 8ft cord version. That's it, there is nothing you need to change on your system, just buy the 30ft or 35ft hose 8ft cord Stealth Kit. Buying the components separately will not save you money. If you buy separately remember you will need the telescopic wand as well to mate the hose with the Stealth (#406ST). Let us know if you have further questions. Here is the Stealth page

4 Kids, Couple of Area Rugs


Our Hayden Kit is the exact replacement but you have some considerations. Because you only have area rugs, you could buy a Deluxe Kit (non-electric) and save $. It will clean the throw rugs, but not as good as the Hayden, especially with the traffic you have at home. If you do want to have the power and longevity of a electric nozzle, such as the Hayden, you should also consider the Stealth Kit. Stealth is heavier duty and will not break any belts. It fits directly into your system.

Smart Compatible?

We have an old Smart System (Model 1600). The unit itself works great but the floor and power head are in need of replacement. Will the Stealth System work on our model?

Yes, the Stealth Kit is compatible and a fantastic compliment to the Smart system.

Vacu-Maid - Large Home, Lots of Vacuuming

I purchased a home with an existing Vacu-maid P-125 system. I would like to upgrade the attachments. I am interested in your opinion as to which kit would be right for me. When I checked my inlets, they are 1.5 inch in diameter, but I only see one metal contact. I have about 3,000 square feet of carpet and 3,000 square feet of hardwood/stone floors. I also have 4 small children and 3 cats. I live on a farm and so vacuuming and dusting are required at least 3 x week. What do you suggest? Thanks for your time!

The Stealth Kit is the greatest solution for your unique home. Your inlet valve hole may be slightly larger in diameter than standard so you may want to buy a #302CT to slip over the hose end (just push it on and it stays real well). Thanks for asking.

14DX Replacement?

I have a Sequoia 700 central vac with 14DX powerbrush. Will the Stealth system work with the Sequoia system.

Yes, the Stealth Kit is a wonderful upgrade. The Stealth is quiet, doesn't break belts, has a softer more flexible hose, and is worth every penny. We guarantee it!

Hoover: Replace Head or Kit?

I have the Hoover Central Vac Model #S-5673 which came with the quadraflex 'powermatic' carpet brush. It does a very poor job at cleaning the carpet. Can I just replace this part with something else without having to buy a whole new kit? If so, how much will it be? I need a price including shipping and tax if any. Thank you. Alcea Aprung

With the Hoover you should replace the entire kit because all the connections on the Hoover brush and hose and are non-standard. The new kit will fit into your wall inlets with no problem - buy a corded 8ft cord kit if you had a pigtail corded hose before - or if not then the direct connect version. Upgrading to the Stealth will also allow you to use any other unique cleaning accessories on the website.

Stealth Dual Purpose?

Is the brush in the kit a dual purpose or single purpose brush ?

The Stealth of course is used for carpet. It can also be used on hard floor surfaces for a quick clean IF you shut the brush off and leave the suction on. You don't want to beat your hard floors. For a better clean, use the included hard floor tool. It channels the air better for more debris pick up and the bristles aggitate the floor. Leave one set of wands in the Stealth and leave the other set in the hard floor brush. Then you simply need to change from one to the other without bending down. This is really the best way to get the cleanest home. Thanks for asking.

14 inch vs 12 inch

I'm thinking of buying a new power nozzle. Is there any difference in the Stealth 14" vs 12" aside from size? Do they have the same technology and features? Thank you.

Excellent choice! Both sized nozzles come with the exact same technology and features. The 12 inch version shoud be consider when there is a lot of LONG people or pet hair to vacuum up or if the carpeted areas are smaller with narrower areas. Enjoy.

Performance on Shag

How does this power head perform on Shag Carpets ? Is there a height adjustment ?

Carpet with blunt cut over one inch long is going to be a challenge for the Stealth. Beware, many times carpet manufacturers ask that you don't beat long shag carpets with a traditional vacuum roller brush in order to prolong the carpet's life. Please check with the manufacturer. The Stealth does have a height adjustment but the Hayden nozzle in the Hayden Kit adjusts the furthest.

Filtex Use Stealth?


Yes, the Stealth Kit is a great upgrade, probably the best upgrade, for the Filtex system. Do you have metal inlet valve doors with Filtex on them? If so, that opening is slightly larger than standard hose ends. You can overcome it by changing them out or by pushing this hose end on to the end of the new hose. It is all worth it, the Stealth will bring new life to your carpets and the hose will bring in more suction for deeper, quicker cleaning.

VacuFlo - Long Cords?

I have a vacuflo turbocat system currently. I was not aware of an electrical hose system. How do the two work together? Do I need to have a long cord dragging around with me and my hose or does it plug in close to the outlet for the hose? My upstairs of my house is carpeted and the downstairs is mostly hardwood. I was going to purchase another deluxe kit that I currently have for the upstairs, but I'm wondering if the electric kit would be better for my upstairs as that is all carpeted. Please advise

Yes, you have discovered a very good thing for your home! For your upstairs you will love the Stealth Kit. Buy a 'corded' kit. That means when you plug the hose into the inlet you also plug a pigtail electrical cord into an electrical outlet within 8ft. The wires are hidden in the hose, you only drag around a hose, not a cord. Note that if you have Vacuflo inlets, you may lose on/off control of the suction (you will have control of the electric brush). If you lose on/off control of the suction and it bothers you, you can easily replace the inlet faceplate with our Vacuflo adaptor and new faceplate for about $20/inlet. See the Vacuflo page for details.

Same as Lindhaus?

Recently looked at buying a Lindhaus power nozzle and a Broan hose kit from a local dealer but after finding your site am considering buying the stealth kit from you. Are there any differences between the Stealth powerhead and the one that lindhaus sells under its own name???

We buy our brushes directly from Lindhaus in Italy. They are awesome brushes for any central vacuum. When you get ours you will see the Lindhaus label on the bottom of it - the same as the one directly from Lindhaus but made for MD for the central vacuum market.

Beam - Work with My System?

Hi, I have Beam model 191, it is about 20 years. Does the Stealth work with my system? Thanks Paul

Yes, the Stealth will work great with your Beam system, a perfect match. In fact, it will work with all systems. Your Beam inlets have a 1.5" diameter inlet hole which is industry standard. Most likely your inlets don't say 110 volt so you will need a Stealth Kit with a corded hose (the wires are hidden in the hose and the wall end of the hose has an 8' cord you plug into a nearby electrical outlet). Now all you have to do is choose between the 30' or 35' hose and then enjoy the cleaner carpets and floors.

Beam RV System Compatible?

I have the RV Beam's central vacuum systems would like to know if any of your electric power heads would fit it. Josie Womack

Yes, the Stealth will work great with your Beam system, a perfect match. In fact, it will work with all systems. Your Beam inlets have a 1.5 diameter inlet hole which is industry standard. Unfortunately the shortest hose is 30' which may be overkill for the RV. If you have the room for storing it, though, it will be worth every dime! Be sure to buy the 'corded' Stealth Kit because your vacuum inlet probably doesn't say 110 volt.

Grand Beamco Central System Compatibility

I have a 35-yr old Grand Central (Beamco) system. The hose was replaced about 5 yrs ago. Can I use your Stealth kit with my present hose, which includes 110V in the hose? Is Stealth a standard 1-1/4" connection with an electrical pigtail (which I could then adapt to Beamco's ac plug on the hose)? Or, do I have to buy your hose to use with Stealth? If so, do you have an adapter for your hose from your 2-prong power to my single prong power connection at the wall?

Hello, the Beamco utilizes a single prong inlet for low voltage and 110 volts. There is nothing like it available. You will have to look for the dealer/installer/manufacturer in your area. They were pretty much a localized deal.

Parts for Stealth Kit

I own a Stealth PB14e complete attachment kit. The plastic housing at the top of the metal tube that connects to the vacuum head has broken. Can I purchase just the metal tube with the plastic housing? The broken plastic piece is used to plug in the handle of the hose. Thanks.

The upper metal tube you need is #406SU and is in Extension Wands. We also have Hose Parts, Stealth Parts, and complete replacements.

Broan System - Best Attachment Kit for My Central Vac?

My home has a broan cv40d central vac system in place with 50/50 carpet hardwood floors. Which top end attachment hose kit would best suit my needs?

As you might have suspected, the Stealth Attachment Kit is by far the best you will find on the market for Broan or any central vac. The brush is built the old fashioned way with durable materials, lots of stainless steel screws, a "never" breaking belt, etc. The hose too is the best around, being resilient and lightweight with great airflow. We offer a no questions asked 30-day complete refund if not thrilled with the product. If your Broan is older, the inlets may be tight with the modern hose. If so, simply remove some plastic off the hose end. Buy the hose with an 8-foot cord to plug into a nearby electrical outlet on your wall. The hose has the wires inside it so you only have to deal with the hose when vacuuming - no cords. Determine if you want a 30ft or 35ft hose with the Stealth kit. Both the sizes are here for the Stealth Kit for older Broan Central Vacuum.

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

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,353GC. If your electric hose has two pins that plug directly into an electrified 110 volt vacuum inlet then you need a,353GC. That's it!

Nutone - Which Attachments Should I Buy?

I just purchased a home that already had a Nutone CVAC Model 350 but no accessories. How do I know which attachments to buy? Thanks for your help.

The main key to getting the most from your central vacuum system is getting an accessory kit that matches your flooring. If you have carpet it is highly recommended to have an electric powered kit such as the Stealth Kit You won't need to change anything in your system for a new kit to connect and work. If you don't have carpets or only a couple small area ones with little pet hair on them then save money with an air powered kit

50-50 Carpet and Hardwood

If you have 50% carpet and 50% hard wood, is the Stealth the way to go, or the air driven model best for this combination.

If you have children or pets or enjoy a deeper cleaned carpet you would want to use the Stealth Kit. It costs a couple hundred more but overtime that's just a couple dollars a month and in return it helps preserve your carpets and health.

Nutone - Best Kit for Industrial Use?

I have a Nutone Model 599. The power nozzle has torn up from the nozzle to the connection of the hose. will this work for a replacement? This system is in our church. Thanks

Yes, the Stealth Kit works with the Nutone system, all of them, and makes for a long lasting clean especially where durability is an issue. Stealth is the preferred brush for industrial use! Here is the Stealth Kit page

TurboCat - Air Driven Brushes - Replace with Stealth?

I have a turbo cat system with hose which is broke. Would this stealth be okay to replace with my Beam system as long as I buy the pigtail. We have a 3600 square-foot house 3 rooms upstairs are carpeted (bedrooms) and then our finished downstairs with 2 bedrooms and a large family room or can the turbo cat really clean just as well. Thanks

Yes, the corded Stealth kit with either 30 or 35-foot hose will be a tremendous improvement over the TurboCat - guaranteed. The Stealth will fit right into your existing central vacuum system without any modifications. Here is a page on upgrading any system to electric tools You never have to change anything in your system.

Galaxie Vac Compatible? Explain How Electricity Powers It

I just purchased a home that already had a Galaxie GA-100 central vacuum cleaner system installed. I need to replace all the attachments that came with it, but I am unsure about whether I need a direct connection or an 8ft cord. Could you please fill me in on the differences between the two? Thanks in advance for your response to this.

The Stealth would be a fantastic addition to your Galaxie, any model. Take a look at the inlets in your wall. There is a 1.5 inch diameter hole the hose is inserted into. Inside that hole are two small round metal contacts. When these are crossed your suction turns on. This happens when the hose is inserted or via the switch on an on/off hose. This has nothing to do with running an electric vacuum cleaner brush. To run a brush you need 110 volts, not low voltage contacts. The 110 volts is supplied in one of two ways. First, some inlets have two small holes above the main hole for 110 volts, plus the inlet will say it has 110 volts (usually in the lid). (NOTE: if you have a Vaculfo system, they produced inlets that these two holes where low voltage, not 110 volt - only Vacuflo did this.) If your inlets don't have the two small holes then you will need a corded hose. The corded hose has the wires hidden in the hose but at the wall end of the hose an 8-foot extension cord comes out. Plug this cord into a nearby electric outlet. When you are vacuuming you only have a hose to move around the room, not an extension cord. Hope that helps! Enjoy the benefits of the Stealth kit!