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Sanitaire SP6985A Precision Canister w/Turbine Nozzle
Sanitaire SP6985A Precision Canister with its HEPA filter in a sealed system provides excellant filtration. Additional features include a powerful 1200 watt motor, carpet nozzle with tubine driven revolving brush roll, telescopic wand and super quiet operation. For similar products see our list of current Sanitaire Canisters w/Turbine Nozzles.   View Larger Image
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Code: SP6985A     Mfg. Code: SP6985A
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Sanitaire SP6985A Precision Canister Introduction

>The Sanitaire brand name has been around for many years, being associated mostly with the red commercial uprights and blue heavy duty uprights made by The Eureka Company, now known as Electrolux Home Care Products North America. For more information on the company name change see "The Electrolux-Eureka-Sanitaire Connection."

Today the Sanitaire brand name is still seen regularly on the uprights mentioned above. You will also see it on a growing number of high quality household canister and upright vacuums as well as a variety of commercial products. This Sanitaire Precision Canister model SP6985A is an excellent example of the better vacuums which are now being imported into the USA from Europe. It boasts many deluxe features like sealed HEPA filtration, turbine powered revolving brush roll in its carpet nozzle, metal telescopic wand, powerful two-fan suction motor with electronic variable speed, super quiet operation and an automatic cord reel.

Efficient Sealed System with HEPA Filtration

The sealed HEPA filter in this Sanitaire Precision SP6985A vacuum cleaner retains 99.97% of pollens, household dust, dust mites and other allergens as small as 0.3 µm (micrometers - formerly microns) in size. This is a great help for those who suffer from dust related allergies as well as for asthma sufferers. With this series of Sanitaire vacuum cleaners, the manufacturer has created a sealed HEPA filtration system which provides the assurance that all air passing through the vacuum will be cleaned by it, not bypassing the filter or leaking through joints in the case which is so common in many competing cleaners with HEPA filters.

The fanfold design of the HEPA filter provides a very large filtering surface for reduced resistance to air flow. The high filtration paper bag and micron primary filter remove most of the dust particles before they reach the HEPA filter to enhance performance by ensuring good air flow through the system. After passing through the HEPA filter, the air is exhausted out the top of the vacuum cleaner, preventing it from blowing around the dust which is on the floor.

Effective 1200 Watts Suction Motor

The powerful 1200 Watt (9.0 Amps.) suction motor produces plenty of suction for cleaning all carpeted and bare floors. When used with its turbine driven carpet nozzle it is quite effective...both in its ability to pick up dirt and allergens and in its ability to retain them. The high performance suction motor has fan parts that are aerodynamically designed with no parallel surfaces and long fan scoops compared to the typical shorter ones. These scoops are quite wide near the hub of the fan and become more narrow toward the outer edge similar to that of a jet engine compressor. This single stage "compressor design" optimizes the air flow and increases the overall motor efficiency. Featuring lifetime lubricated ball bearings and well balanced motor parts the Sanitaire SP6985A vacuum will perform quietly for many years. Since it is such a good motor the manufacturer warranties it for five years.

Electronic Motor Speed Control

This Sanitaire vacuum cleaner is also equipped with an electronic motor speed control which adjusts the air flow, giving you complete control when you clean. The speed control slide on top of the vacuum enables you to select the proper amount of power for cleaning anything from draperies to plush carpeting. The lowest suction setting prevents curtains, upholstery or area rugs from inadvertently being drawn into the cleaning nozzle.

Super "Quiet Kleen" Operation

You will find the super quiet operation of the Sanitaire SP6985A Precision vacuum cleaner adds to the delight of using this outstanding machine. It is so quiet that you can hardly hear the main machine running, just the purr of the power nozzle agitating and cleaning the carpets. The two-fan motor produces a lower, more mellow tone than its one-fan counterpart and the addition of sound absorbing materials muffles the sound even more. No longer is there a need to yell above the noise of a vacuum cleaner to be heard.

Air Driven Turbine Nozzle for Carpets

Sanitaire Turbine Driven Floor Nozzle

The Sanitaire SP6985A Canister comes complete with their turbine nozzle for deep cleaning low or medium nap carpets. It incorporates a turbine to obtain its power to drive the revolving brush roll from the air flow passing through the system. By doing so, it is drawing power from the main suction motor, actually reducing the air flow through the system. A cog type belt is used to provide positive power transfer from the turbine to the brush roll. Since this nozzle does not require electric to operate, it can be used on their standard non-electric hose.

The Sanitaire SP6985A Canister is designed for those with limited amounts of carpeted floors who can't justify the higher cost of a vacuum with a motorized powerbrush. For those desiring a more deluxe Sanitaire canister vacuum with motorized powerbrush, consider their Sanitaire SP7025A Power Team.

Deluxe Conbination Rug/Bare Floor Nozzle

The Sanitaire SP6985A Canister is also packaged with their Conbination Rug/Bare Floor Nozzle which works nicely on bare floors as well as low nap carpets. This deluxe combination tool has a top mounted pedal to switch between carpets and bare floors. For bare floors brush strips along the front and back pop out to provide a soft, non-scratching brushing action. Notches along the front allow dirt to easily enter the nozzle. For carpets and rugs, the brush strip is recessed, allowing the channeled steel sole plate to contact the carpet, pulling air through the nap to clean it. Another pedal enables you to pop out a special lint-picker strip to aid in picking up threads and hair on carpets. The Sanitaire SP6985A canister vacuum is shown above with this conbination tool.

Outstanding Warranties

The manufacturer provides two years of peace of mind, knowing that you will not have the expense of a repair which is covered by their Two Year Limited Warranty. They also provide a Five Year Limited Suction Motor Warranty for this vacuum even though its motor is basically non-repairable. These outstanding warranties reflect the manufacturer's confidence in this machine's good quality.

Product Availability

Accept for color and the addition of the Turbine Carpet Nozzle, this vacuum is identical to the Electrolux Harmony canister model EL6985A. The vacuum and attachments are made in Sweden and imported by Electrolux Home Care Products North America (formerly The Eureka Company). The Sanitaire SP6985A vacuums are sold exclusively 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, Light Weight Vacuum With the vacuum itself weighing in at only 12.4 pounds, you will really appreciate the ease of use without sacrificing the performance and durability for which Sanitaire is know.
Sealed HEPA Filtration System The manufacturer is paying close attention to creating air tight seals so all the air passes through the HEPA filter to be cleaned by it. Ensures that the exhausted air is actually filtered to the HEPA specification.
Electronic Speed Control Enables you to select the proper amount of power for cleaning anything from draperies to plush carpeting.
Automatic Cord Rewind Conveniently rewind the cord for storage by pushing the foot pedal on the top of the cleaner.
Super "Quiet Kleen" Operation Adds to the enjoyment of using this outstanding Canister. Easily talk above the sound of the vacuum cleaner.
Includes Turbine Carpet Nozzle By including a turbine carpet nozzle with revolving brush roll, this cleaner is designed to deep clean low to medium nap carpeted floors and bare floors.
Two Year Limited Warranty by the Manufacturer Provides a year 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 the Manufacturer Provides 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 is quite important since the suction motor is basically non-repairable.
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