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VX550Bagged version Power Unit, Central Vacs, 17-1/2w x 39h x 11-1/2d, 550 watts

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  • Bagged version power units feature a sleek design allowing them to mount closely against the wall so you can make the most of your space. The power unit has a revolutionary internal sound suppression system that provides quiet performance. A convenient status light on the power unit indicates when the replaceable bag is full and needs to be changed. New motor designs have up to 5 times more cleaning power than conventional vacuums. With better filtration, you won’t be spreading the dust around -- because microscopic dust particles are exhausted to the exterior of your home.

    • Designed for larger homes up to 8,000 square feet, this power unit has a dual 2-stage motor that delivers 550 air watts of power, making it the most powerful unit in its class delivering deep cleaning and better filtration than any conventional vacuum; UL Listed for your confidence
    • Extra large eight gallon 2-ply disposable filter bags feature HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Air) rated media, anti-microbial protection, and anti-stick technology to trap dust and bacteria better than ever which means your environment stays cleaner longer
    • Easy access door to change the debris collection bag; typically bags need changing only every six months and have a self-closing collar which minimizes exposure to dust and dirt; that means simple maintenance and a cleaner home with improved indoor air quality
    • Internal sound suppression system significantly reduces noise, so even though it’s mounted outside the living area, you won’t hear it through the walls
    • Progressive indicator lights alert you when to empty the bag so there is no guesswork; featuring a true “bag-full” light, the unit will shut down automatically to avoid rupturing the bag; a great safety feature that makes your life easier (order replacement bag 3-pack VX3918)
    • Dual vacuum air intakes are located on both sides of the unit for connection of the trunk lines and for flexibility of choice in installation locations; six foot power cord included for even more convenience
    • NuTone Central Vacuum Power Units provide superior soil removal, filtration, efficiency and carpet wear and are recognized in the industry as products you can trust
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  • Product Depth (inches)11.5
    Product Height (inches)39
    Product Width (inches)17.5
  • VX550 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 40.
    Date published: 2016-07-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Previous Nutoneproduct worked great until it failed after 13 + years. Hope the new one lasts at least as long. Once again, previous product failed after 13+ years. Hoping this new one performs as well and hopefully for even a longer period.
    Date published: 2015-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nutone central vac This product is great. This is the 2nd time I've had one of these in my 2nd home we built & I love it. When I build a house it is a MUST to install one of these. It's just so great!!
    Date published: 2015-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Replacement of Our Old Nutone Installation was straight forward with few problems, but was not a direct replacement. A couple parts were required from the local Home Center. Once installed however, this unit is less noisy and more powerful than its predecessor. The lights on the front of the unit are helpful too for a quick check on how full the bag is. I would most likely buy again.
    Date published: 2015-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product The 550 is sized perfectly for a moderately sized home, it has the power to perform as needed with multiple ports on multiple floors.
    Date published: 2015-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product This is our forth nutone central vacuum, it has been installed in a new construction house. We selected the unit because of our experience in the past and reliability of nutone plus the availability of parts and accessories. We actually purchased and installed a similar unit and all the accessories and installation parts for my Grandaughters new home. In the 30 plus years that we have been using nutone we have had only one repair to my knowledge and that was a gasket.
    Date published: 2015-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like the convience of not having to contend with bags or water each time I vacuum. This vacuum system has made my cleaning experience much better. The lenght that I can go before I have to replug the hose has made vacuuming much easier.
    Date published: 2014-09-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product and value Installed unit in our new construction home prior to closure of walls and ceilings. Rough in was extremely easy but make sure you have the proper wall plates and enough of the various fittings. The vacuum unit itself is housed in the basement with a direct exhaust to the outside. Unit has performed well for about 3 years now and bag life is good needing changing only twice a year. Make sure you have the proper accessories for your floor surface(s). Highly recommended product.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
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  • How do you change the bag?

    Is there a video to show bag changing? How about some clear instructions?
    Asked by: Jo
    A video would be very helpful. Even looking at the operating instructions, it is still not clear to me. How do you get the bag holder in the down position? Anyone, here is a link to the instructions: http://www.nutone.com/common/productDigitalAssethandler.ashx?id=2fb5b507-2da2-4bc4-91c0-d8ba8b6043e2
    Answered by: Todnicknameistooshort
    Date published: 2016-06-11

    what is the price of a vx550c power unit?

    Asked by: Mike
    Thank you for your question on the VX550C central cleaning system. For accurate pricing on the VX550C, I would suggest contacting a distributor in your area. We only sell through distributors. If you would like to contact our Customer Service Department at 888-336-3948, they can give you the suggested list price.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    How many filter bags does this unit come prepackaged with?

    Asked by: steeltkb
    Thank you for your question. The VX550 comes with one bag in the package.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-05-15

    The motor turns on and the exhaust is very strong, but there is very little suction.

    The bag has been replaced, everything seems to be closed properly but there is very little suction. The suction is extremely weak directly at the unit, so I know it is not a problem with the piping in the house. Inside the unit, above where the bag attaches, there appears to be two intakes to the motor where the air is drawn in. On the left side, the suction is quite strong, but on the right side there is none. Is this normal? What could be the issue with this unit and how can it be fixed?
    Asked by: Dash V
    Thank you for your question on the model VX550 central vacuum system. If you have good exhaust and good suction underneath the motor (there is only one motor in this unit) and you have the debris canister and gasket latched in place, there should be no reason why you do not have good suction in the inlets unless there is a clog in the piping. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 if you need further assistance.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-07-18

    the VX 550 doesn't have any suction when the unit is on. The exhaust blows hard.

    Asked by: tammy
    Thank you for your question. If the exhaust is strong, I would suspect the bottom pail is not fully in place or the seal gasket is malfunctioning. The access door on the front must also be fully closed. If these suggestions do not solve the issue, please contact our Technical Support group at 888-336-6151.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-10-27
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