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Posted a little while ago about having multiple vacuum cleaners. After 2 back-to-back "injuries" (foot and back), hadda let normal everyday cleaning seriously slide. When able to vac, the effort of LUGGING it up/down thru 3-level house was really a problem.

So when I found a decent looking vac at a thrift store at a really good price, I now have 2. New found one is a Dirt Devil Deluxe (by Royale), red, uses bags, had ALL the extension hoses, manual, package of bags and spare belt. I CAN'T get it open to check bag? Manual says something like "grip firmly and pull toward you"... but nothing budges??

Does anyone have this kinda vac and is there a secret I'm missing??
 
Posts: 5664 | Location: mount holly, NJ, USA | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I don't have one, but see if this video helps you at all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyRjwx_vlgE
 
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Graciepj... THANK you for going to the trouble to post this video. Unfortunately, though it looks a LOT like vac I have... not quite the same. I went to Dirt Devil's web site and they had a place to click to contact. Hoping to get a response from DD before I get temped to just try to PRY it open... and potentially DESTROY it!?! Patience is NOT my strong suit??
 
Posts: 5664 | Location: mount holly, NJ, USA | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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When I looked up dirt devil deluxe it showed px of different models. Could you perhaps post a px of which one you have?

I have had various dirt devils over the years but don't recall a deluxe.
 
Posts: 7311 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by thatchairlady:
Graciepj... THANK you for going to the trouble to post this video. Unfortunately, though it looks a LOT like vac I have... not quite the same. I went to Dirt Devil's web site and they had a place to click to contact. Hoping to get a response from DD before I get temped to just try to PRY it open... and potentially DESTROY it!?! Patience is NOT my strong suit??

Darn! I was hoping that was it. All I can do is wish you luck and patience (not one of my strongest traits either).
 
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Got response from email to DD... said get/read manual?!? I HAVE the manual! All it says on vac is "pull here" on cover, but it's NOT budging. Sent them make/model/serial#. Told to squeeze where it says to pull... NO movement at all.
 
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