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Sanitaire Compact Vacuum Cleaner - Model S3681D-4
This Sanitaire S3681D-4 Compact Canister provides deluxe features like natural hair dusting brush, deluxe rug/floor nozzle, metal telescopic wand, extra large bag and easy rolling wheels. Combine this Sanitaire with a good upright for a great cleaning team. This newer version replaced the S3681D-3 in late 2018.   See also the Owner's Manual   For similar products see our list of current Sanitaire Canisters w/Air Flow Only.   See also the optional accessories and supplies on the Accessories tab below.   View Larger Image
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Code: S3681D     Mfg. Code: S3681D-4
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Sanitaire S3681D-4 Vacuum Cleaner Introduction

Good upright type vacuum cleaners specialize in cleaning carpets but often do only a mediocre job cleaning with attachments. The Sanitaire S3681D-4 Compact Canister will round out you vacuum cleaner repertoire by providing good suction in a convenient package for cleaning your bare floors, stairs, upholstered furniture, corners, etc. We like to team this Sanitaire Compact Canister with a good upright to form an efficient cleaning combo. If you already have a good upright vacuum cleaner, this unit is designed to effectively clean the areas which your upright can't clean well.

Powerful 12 Amp Motor

Don't let the small size of this vacuum cleaner fool you. Its powerful 12 Amp (1400 watts) motor produces plenty of power for thoroughly cleaning everything except carpeted floors. To clean carpeted floors well requires a vacuum cleaner with a revolving brush roll. This Sanitaire Compact Canister is great to team with a powerful, high filtration upright to efficiently clean all of your surfaces.

Large Easy-to-Change Disposable Paper Bag

The large disposable paper bag is designed to hold plenty of dirt, reducing the cost and time required to change it. It is one of the easiest bags to change in the vacuum cleaner industry. Simply open the front lid and tip the machine forward, allowing the bag to slide into the waste container. The new one is simply slipped into the bag chamber and the lid closed. It's that simple!

The Eureka Filteraire paper bags have a filtration efficiency of 99.9% down to 1 µm (micrometers - formerly microns) in size, making them capable of filtering out over 99% of pollens, 98% of selected bacteria and 95% of all yeast and fungi that would normally be put back into your home's air after vacuuming with standard dust bags. Filteraire bags have the ability to filter out 10 times more of sub-micrometer size particles than ordinary vacuum cleaner bags. This filtration is accomplished with minimal loss of air flow.

Compact and Lightweight

Being small enough to be set easily on a stair step, this cleaner is large enough to do a full sized cleaning job. Weighing in at only 8.9 lbs. and measuring only 11" high x 8" wide x 15" long, it is one of the smallest compact canister vacuum cleaners with wheels. The top mounted handle and light weight makes this vacuum very easy to carry from floor to floor. You can even purchase an optional Shoulder Strap, enabling you to easily carry the vacuum with you while leaving both hands free for cleaning tasks.

Deluxe Set of Attachment

A complete set of cleaning attachments is packaged with this Sanitaire S3681D-4 Compact Canister. A full length 7' hose provides plenty of reach while allowing the vacuum to trail at a comfortable distance. The black metal telescopic wand is easily adjustable to provide the optimum length to match your stature. The deluxe rug/floor nozzle has a top mounted lever to switch between carpets and bare floors. For bare floors, brush strips along the front and back edges pop out to provide a soft, non-scratching brushing action. For carpets and rugs, the brush strips are recessed, allowing the channeled steel sole plate to contact the carpet, pulling air through the nap to clean it. The deluxe natural hair dusting brush has soft bristle for dusting delicate hard surfaces. A brush strip in the deluxe upholstery nozzle aids in cleaning your upholstered furniture, carpeted stairs and curtains. A snap-on tool caddy can carry the three small attachments conveniently on the metal telescopic wand.

Additional Deluxe Features

This compact vacuum cleaner has convenient features comparable to those on full sized canister vacuum cleaners. The 20' cord can be stored under the vacuum cleaner by wrapping it around the cord hooks. Removal is fast and easy by pivoting the rear hook to release the cord. The large rear wheels and front swivel wheel enable this unit to conveniently trail behind you as you clean.

Product Availability

The Sanitaire S3681D-4 Compact Canister vacuums are sold primarily through their network of independently owned vacuum cleaner specialty stores like Ristenbatt Vacuum Cleaner Service.

We also promote and sell additional models of Sanitaire Canisters & Power Teams, various Sanitaire Accessories & Attachments and Genuine Sanitaire 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
Compact & Lightweight The top mounted handle and light weight makes this vacuum very easy to carry from floor to floor. You can even purchase an optional shoulder strap, enabling you to easily carry the vacuum with you while leaving both hands free for cleaning tasks.
Powerful 12 Amp Motor Provides plenty of power for thoroughly cleaning everything but carpeted floors.
Large Easy-to-Change Paper Bag Designed to hold plenty of dirt, reducing the cost and time required to change the disposable paper bag. One of the easiest bags to change in the vacuum cleaner industry.
Deluxe Attachment Set Easily adjust the telescopic wand to match your stature for more comfortable cleaning. The combination rug/floor nozzle provides soft bristles for bare floors and a channeled metal sole plate for carpets to provide optimum cleaning of both types of floors.
Many Deluxe Features You don't give up the full sized features on this compact portable canister vacuum cleaner. Enjoy the quick release cord hook, large easy rolling wheels and convenient tool carrier.
Two Years Limited Warranty Gives you peace of mind knowing that the vacuum cleaner is built to last.
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