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Vacuum Cleaner Information

How Does a Vacuum Work?
How to Make Your Vacuum Cleaner Smell Good
Why do Vacuum Cleaners Smell?
What Are Vacuum Cleaner Scent Tabs?
How to Keep Your Vacuum Cleaner Running Like New
How to Vacuum Heat Ducts
How is Vacuum Measured?
Who Invented the Vacuum Cleaner?
Where Are Electrolux Vacuums Made?
How to Choose a Central Vac
Vacuum Cleaner Service
How to Repair a Broken Vacuum Belt
How to Change the Belt on a Dyson
Changing a Kirby Vacuum Belt
What Are Vacuum Cleaner Bags?
What Are Vacuum Bag Types?
How to Change Bags in Bissell Powerforce
What are Allergen Filters?
How to Put an S Type Filter on a Hoover Vacuum
Cleaning Your Dyson HEPA Filter
What Does HEPA Stand For?
Where Can I Find HEPA Air Purifiers?
What are HEPA Filters?
What Are Micron Filters?
What Are Vacuum Cleaner Filters?
Emptying a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner
Cleaning Dyson Vacuum Cleaners
How to Clean My Dyson Vacuum
How to Clean a Dyson Vacuum Brush
What Are Vacuum Cleaner Brush Rollers?
How to Stop Hose Collapse in a Vacuum
How to Stop Hose Collapse on a Shop Vac
Canister Vacuum Motor Access
What Are Canister Vacuum Cleaners?
What Are Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners?
What Are Upright Vacuum Cleaners?
Replacing Hoover Valve Seal
How to Replace a Vacuum Electrical Plug
How to Change the Battery in Dirt Devil Kone
How to Use a Shop Vac
How to Shampoo a Carpet
How to Use a Hoover Steam Vac
How Do You Use a Hoover SteamVac Deluxe?
How to Use Bissell Little Green Machine
How to Use Kirby Vacuum Carpet Shampooer
Where Can I Donate a Vacuum Cleaner?
Vacuum Tube Audio
Complete Guide to Vacuum History

Buying a Vacuum Cleaner

How to Buy a Vacuum Cleaner
The Best Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Lovers
What is the Best Cordless Vacuum?
What is the Best Upright Bagless Vacuum?
What is the Best Vacuum for Wood Floors?
What is the Best Carpet Cleaner?
What is the Best Central Vacuum System?
What is the Best Shop Vac?
The Best Vacuum Cleaner for Allergy Sufferers
Should You Get a Bagless Vacuum Cleaner?
Should You Get a Canister or Upright Vacuum Cleaner?

What Are Vacuum Bag Types?

What Are Vacuum Bag Types?

A vacuum bag is the part of the vacuum cleaner that holds all of the dust and dirt sucked up by the vacuum cleaner.  Usually, the vacuum cleaner bag is made of a laminated material to withstand heavy-duty wear and tear.  Where the vacuum bag meets the vacuum cleaner, there is a plastic sealant holding the vacuum bag in place and eliminates air and dust particles from escaping.  The vacuum bag needs to be emptied every time it becomes full - this is dependant on usage.  Generally, you will notice a difference in suction after replacing the vacuum cleaner bag.

As there are many different brands of vacuum cleaners, there needs to be many different types of vacuum bags to accommodate each vacuum cleaner model and variation.  There are a few basic styles of vacuum cleaners:  Canister vacuum cleaners, upright vacuum cleaners, central vacuums cleaners, hand held vacuum cleaners and commercial vacuum cleaners. With each of these different styles comes a different vacuum bag.  It's important to make sure you are using the correct vacuum bag with the correct model vacuum.  If you use an incorrect vacuum bag, you could possibly damage the vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum cleaner bag types are named by letters, A-Z.  The vacuum bag types differ with the style of vacuum cleaner and the size.  The most common vacuum cleaner bag types are as follows:

  • Type C bags (mostly for upright vacuum models)
  • Type D bags (mostly for upright vacuum models)
  • Type E bags (mostly for upright vacuum models)
  • Type F bags (mostly for canister vacuum models)
  • Type G bags (mostly for hand held model vacuum models)
  • Type J bags (mostly for canister vacuum models)
  • Type K bags (mostly for canister vacuum models)
  • Type U bags (mostly for hand held and canister vacuum models)

You will usually find name brand vacuum cleaner bags labeled something like this:  Hoover C1830 - These are specific vacuum cleaner bags for a certain Hoover vacuum model. It is always recommended to use the specific brand of vacuum cleaner bag suggested by the manufacturer to go with the specific vacuum model and make.

It is not uncommon for certain brands of vacuum cleaners and vacuum cleaner bags to become discontinued.  Should this happen, search the internet for overstock supplies of the vacuum cleaner bag you need.  Visiting your local vacuum cleaner repair shop might also produce the needed vacuum bag type.

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Miele S5280 Callisto Canister
Panasonic MC-V9644 Canister
Rainbow SE Series D4C Canister
Royal Lightweight RY6400 / MRY640 Upright
Sanitaire Precision SP7025 / SP7025A Canister

Product Information

Airway Vacuum Cleaners
Bissell Vacuum Cleaners
Compact Vacuum Cleaners
Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaners
Dyson Vacuum Cleaners
Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners
Eureka Vacuum Cleaners
Euro-Pro Vacuum Cleaners
Filter Queen Vacuum Cleaners
GE Vacuum Cleaners
Hoover Vacuum Cleaners
Insterstate Vacuum Cleaners
Kenmore Vacuum Cleaners
Kirby Vacuum Cleaners
Miele Vacuum Cleaners
Nutone Vacuum Cleaners
Oreck Vacuum Cleaners
Panasonic Vacuum Cleaners
Pro-Vac Vacuum Cleaners
Rainbow Vacuum Cleaners
Regina Vacuum Cleaners
Rexair Vacuum Cleaners
Riccar Vacuum Cleaners
Royal Vacuum Cleaners
Samsung Vacuum Cleaners
Sanitaire Vacuum Cleaners
Sanyo Vacuum Cleaners
Sears Vacuum Cleaners
Sharp Vacuum Cleaners
Shop-Vac Vacuum Cleaners
Simplicity Vacuum Cleaners
Singer Vacuum Cleaners
Tristar Vacuum Cleaners
Windsor Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum Cleaner Accessories

Bissell Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Panasonic Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories
Shop-Vac Vacuum Cleaner Tools and Accessories

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