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Panasonic MC-UG509 Performance Plus Platinum 14" Upright
This Panasonic Performance Plus Platinum upright Model MC-UG509 boasts many deluxe features including a powerful 12-amp Motor, extra wide 14" nozzle with dual edge brushing, HEPA type filtration, and the ability to stop the brush roll when using the attachments or cleaning bare floors. The metal brush roll with replaceable brush strips, metal bottom plate and metal handle add to the durability of this outstanding upright vacuum cleaner. For similar products see our list of current Panasonic Uprights with One Motor.   View Larger Image
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Code: MC-UG509     Mfg. Code: MC-UG509

Panasonic MC-UG509 Vacuum Cleaner Introduction

Panasonic is a leading edge company offering well designed vacuum cleaners with many advanced features. Their model MC-UG509 is an excellent example, combining style with functionality and durability to create an outstanding upright with on-board attachments. Being part of the Performance Plus Platinum series of Panasonic vacuum cleaners, it has deluxe features that are exclusive to this series. These include a brush roll on/off switch, extruded aluminium Triforce brush roll with durable ball bearings and three rows of replaceable bristles, metal base plate and an extra long cord. Being confident of the quality and durability of this vacuum cleaner, Panasonic warranties it for two years plus its motor for 5-years.

QuickDraw On-Board Attachments

The QuickDraw On-Board attachments enable you to conveniently clean you furniture and those hard-to-reach corners without slowing you pace. The wire reinforced stretch hose extends to give an 12.5' attachment reach for those high ceilings, etc. If you need an extra long reach, Panasonic now offers an optional Extension Stretch Hose to extend your total reach to 18.5 feet. The QuickDraw feature enables you to quickly remove the hose and wand in one easy step. The small attachments are always conveniently nearby on the side of the vacuum cleaner as well.

Efficient HEPA Filtration

The filtration system combines Panasonic's Teflon coated HEPA Bag and a foam rubber filter clean the air before it enters the motor. Following the motor the air is additionally cleaned by the HEPA Exhaust Filter Cartridge. This multi-layer filtering system enhances the filtering ability while extending the filter media's life span. For more information about HEPA filtration, see our article on Filtration Efficiency - HEPA, ULPA, etc.

Durable and Efficient Clean-Air Design

A key feature which all Panasonic uprights incorporate is the clean-air system design. The air flow which picked up the dirt is cleaned by the filtering system before it passes through the fan of the suction motor. This design eliminates fan breakage problems which can be caused when objects are picked up by a dirty-air system. Also, it typically produces significantly more suction, especially when the hose and attachments are used. For more about these two designs, see our article on Fan or Impeller Types & Performance.

Powerful 12.0 Amp Motor

Strong suction and rigorous carpet agitation powered by its 12.0 amp. motor combine in the Panasonic MC-UG509 to deep-clean carpet as well as all other surfaces. Featuring lifetime lubricated ball bearings and well balanced motor parts, it will perform quietly for many years. The track record of Panasonic motors is one of the best in the industry. Panasonic even warranties it for five years.

The maximum amperage permitted for UL Approval of an upright vacuum cleaner is 12.0 Amps. If you see a rating higher than that, it probably is an Efficiency Rating.

Durable Extruded Aluminium TriForce™ Brush Roll

Panasonic has added an extra row of bristles to the brush roll to provide more aggressive brushing action for improved cleaning. Panasonic calls this durable extruded aluminium brush roll with three rows of replaceable brush strips a TriForce™ Agitator. It revolves on precision ball bearings that are designed to last the lifetime of the vacuum cleaner. By replacing only the brush strips, not the complete brush roll, maintenance costs are reduces significantly. The use of permanently lubricated ball bearings eliminates the need to replace sleeve bearings when they fail due to excessive wear.

Convenient Rug/Floor Switch

Bare Floor Option

The revolving brush roll can easily be stopped with a convenient Rug/Floor switch, enabling you to go directly from cleaning carpet to cleaning vinyl or wood floors. This is important since a revolving brush roll can whip the small grit and dirt behind the machine before the air flow has a chance to pick it up. This also functions to stop the brush roll during the time you use the attachments. This prevents bed spreads, throw rugs, etc. from accidentally being caught in the vacuum cleaner while your attention is on the furniture being cleaned.

Deluxe Steel Base Plate

Another area of increased durability provided by the Panasonic MC-UG509 is in the construction of the base plate where the nozzle contacts the floor. Steel in used to reduce wear and extend the life of the base plate. Small wheels are included on its front edge to make the nozzle ride slightly above the surface when it is used to clean non-carpeted floors. Convenient slide type latches allow for easy removal for changing the belt, etc.

Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment

All Panasonic uprights have automatic carpet height adjustments. The weight of the main housing is carried on the two rear wheels, allowing the fairly light nozzle to float on the top of the carpet. This design makes them very maneuverable around furniture as well as convenient when going from one carpet to another. When the handle is moved to the vertical position for using the attachments, the agitator is automatically raised out of the carpet nap. This is helpful as well when you want to pause a moment to move a piece of furniture without turning off the cleaner.

Outstanding Warranty

Panasonic provides two years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by their standard Two Year Limited Warranty. In addition to this, they also provide a Five Year Limited Suction Motor Warranty with all Panasonic model MC-UG509 vacuum cleaners which are purchased for normal household use. This provides three additional years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by this motor warranty. This also reflects Panasonic's confidence in this machine's excellent quality.

Product Availability

The Panasonic MC-UG509 Performance Plus Platinum Series vacuum cleaners are sold only through their network of independently owned vacuum cleaner specialty stores like Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service. We also promote and sell additional models of Panasonic Upright Vacuums, various Panasonic Accessories & Attachments and Genuine Panasonic Dustbags, Filters & Supplies.

Please feel free to call toll free at 800-413-2778 or 717-665-5126 for more details and information on this and additional models. All of our salespeople are also skilled technicians who are very knowledgeable about vacuum cleaners, both inside and out. They will be happy to talk with you regarding your various vacuum cleaner needs, preferences and desires. We are a vacuum cleaner specialty store providing outstanding customer service to all who purchase from us.


Key Features Major Benefits
QuickDraw On-Board Attachments Efficiently reach into those hard to clean areas with the long 12.5' reach of the on-board attachment set. Convenient for cleaning all types of furniture, window frames, baseboards, etc. Clean extra high areas or stairs with the optional extension stretch hose.
HEPA Filtration System The HEPA Bag and HEPA Exhaust Filter greatly reduce recirculation of dust and allergens back into your home.
Clean-Air Design Automatically protects the suction motor while allowing for quieter operation. Also produces significantly more suction, especially when the hose and attachments are used.
12.0 Amp. Motor Produces plenty of power for any type of cleaning job. This is a very durable all-metal motor.
3-Row TriForce Agitator The additional row of bristles provides more aggressive brushing action for improved deep cleaning of carpeted floors.
Extruded Aluminium Agitator with Ball Bearings Reduces maintenance costs over the lifetime of the vacuum cleaner. Replaceable brush strips eliminate the need to replace the complete brush roll when they wear short.
Rug/Floor Switch Conveniently go from cleaning carpet to non-carpeted floors without breaking your work pace. Stopping the brush roll when using the attachments keeps objects from accidentally being caught in it.
Deluxe Steel Base Plate Reduces wear and prevents scratching of non-carpeted floors.
Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment Move easily from one carpet to another. Convenient for moving furniture without stopping the motor.
Thermal Protector Prevents the motor from overheating should the main air flow drop too low due to a blockage.
Bright Headlight Clean easily in low light conditions during evenings, etc.
Extra Long 30' Cord Travel far with the vacuum cleaner without needing to stop and change the cord to another electrical outlet.
Full Bag Indicator Know when to change the paper bag for improved efficiency.
Two Year Limited Warranty by Panasonic Provides two years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by this warranty.
Five Year Limited Suction Motor Warranty by Panasonic Provides three additional years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a suction motor repair which is covered by this warranty. This warranty also covers the cost of labor to replace or repair the suction motor. This reflects Panasonic's outstanding confidence in this machine's excellent quality.
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