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VX550CCyclonic Power Unit, Central Vacs, 17-1/2w x 39h x 11-1/2d, 550 watts

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  • Cyclonic 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 canister is full and needs to be emptied. 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 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
    • Filters feature HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Air) rated media, anti-microbial protection, and anti-stick technology to trap dust and bacteria better than ever to result in a cleaner home and 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 pail so there is no guesswork. Oversized debris pail handles make for quick and easy pail removal; just snap the clips open and the pail releases
    • Large seven gallon debris pail reduces the frequency that you need to empty, which makes a little less work for you
    • 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
  • VX550C is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with product. Works great. Easy to use, and good results. Very pleased with product.
    Date published: 2015-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very easy to empty and clean We love it. It is very convenient. It is light and easy for older people to use.
    Date published: 2015-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Central vac This new bagless unit replaced my old bag container. The new unit is lighter and easy to work with since no bags are necessary.
    Date published: 2015-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love that the vacuum is easy to use and is a central vacuum sytem. My previous home had a central vacuum system and when I purchased a new home I was very pleased that the builder offered an option of a central vacuum system. I find that the system is user friendly and it is very easy to empty the debris pail. This model does not have a bag which is also convenient and cost effective. The vacuum system is powerful and makes it easy to keep my floors clean. Also, since the dirt is collected outside of my home, it helps my allergies.
    Date published: 2014-09-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from VX550 The accessories. Not happy with quality kink proof vacuum hose kinks and collapse if you set on it stopping vacuum suctions, Plastic attachment one pcs. broke floor hardwood sweeper not adjustable poor suction. I like the canister the suction is good. I think a upgrader accessory kit would make it a great system. I would not buy another unit for that reason only. Bruce
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features. We are extremely happy with this product. This has been the best home improvement that we made to our house. We especially like the sweep inlet, which we installed in the kitchen. We highly recommend this system. Just a note: be aware that you will need a 20 amp circuit.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from What good is it if there are no replacement parts it's a good unit, worth every penny UNTIL you find out that the only thing that wears out on the unit, the motor brushes, are no available to purchase and you have to spend a little over 50% of the price of the whole unit to replace the motor instead of 2 brushes that would cost a few dollars. Wish I had know this when i got the unit :(
    Date published: 2014-06-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This system is worth every penny. I installed this unit myself in my house. It was not that hard for a "do it yourselfer". I can do basic wiring and plumbing so this was fairly easy to do. Just takes some planning before you start. Unit is VERY powerful and will suck up just about anything that will fit into pipe. I even sucked a key off my laptop keyboard by mistake.
    Date published: 2014-03-11
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  • Does this need to be exhausted to outside?

    Asked by: Bob
    Yes, the exhaust puts out some warm air, and maybe a little dust. The main reason is a lot of the sound from the unit comes out the exhaust also.
    Answered by: TLVA
    Date published: 2015-12-22

    How do you clean the internal filter, beyond what the book shows to reach in and tap the filter? I want to remove and clean by washing.

    Can the filter after removing be washed to remove the material that continues to cling to the filter. This really is not a good system of filtering. There seems to be a fair amount of dust that is exhausted from the unit.
    Asked by: Ben
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    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2015-10-24

    what is the warantee?

    loss of suction, smells like the motor is burning.
    Asked by: Ryan
    Thank you for your question on the model VX550C central cleaning system. The VX550C has a four year warranty. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-12-29

    VX550C compatibility with electrolux wall connectors

    I currently have an electrolux central vac system. I don't believe the wall connectors are electrolux, I think they're a generic connector. Will they be compatable with the Nutone VX550C Power Unit?
    Asked by: Nancy
    Thank you for your question on the model VX550C central cleaning systems. We are not familiar with the Electrolux system, but the VX550C is designed to attach to tubing that is two inch outside diameter. If your tubing is this size, the VX550C would probably work fine.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-09-08

    vx550c turns off after 5 minutes of use

    My VX550C turns off after about 5 minutes of operation. The tank is emptied and the filter is clean. This unit has not been used very much and started doing this about a year ago. After a while it will let me start it again for another 5 minutes. How do I fix this problem and what part do I need?
    Asked by: Tedemo
    Thank you for your question on the model VX550C central cleaning system. There is a thermal protector inside the motor and it sounds like it is opening prematurely. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-01-27
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