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Posted by on May 28, 2010    |    Leave a reply   

We’re excited to announce the addition of Dirt Devil vacuum parts and Shop-Vac vacuum parts to the growing inventory of our tool and machine parts replacement service!

Dirt Devil M085810 Breeze Lightweight Upright Bagless Vacuum Shop-Vac Vacuum

Chances are that any good power tool project is going to make a mess that a vacuum will clean up, and when a vacuum needs repairs or service (just like any machine does), chances are that a power tool will help to fix it.

Because vacuums, power tools, and other machines often appear around the same projects and places, it just makes sense to put the parts and accessories for all that equipment in the same convenient place as well, under the roof of our warehouse. This way, eReplacementParts.com customers can save on time and shipping costs by ordering the parts they need for all the machines that power their lives.

With the launch of Dirt Devil parts and Shop-Vac parts on our site, we’d like to give our customers a heads-up on the most common parts replacements and repairs that vacuums experience.

The great news about vacuum repair and parts replacement is that they’re usually easy and inexpensive to perform.

Most-commonly replaced vacuum parts:

Vacuum Nozzle  Vacuum Belt  Vacuum WheelVacuum Hose  

  • vacuum filters
  • vacuum hoses
  • vacuum belts
  • vacuum wheels
  • vacuum nozzles and attachments

One-use vacuum filters are the most common vacuum replacement parts by a long shot, but replacing a filter in your vacuum should be done with just as much care and precision as any other machine part replacement.

Vacuum owners often run into problems when a similar-but-mismatched filter is installed in their vacuum, like the problem of escaping dust. It is very important to match a vacuum’s replacement filter exactly to its model number.

Part of accurate filter matching has to do with the kind of vacuum filter that your vacuum takes.

Vacuum filter types include:

Vacuum Collection Filter Bags

Vacuum collection filter bags.

Vacuum Cartridge Filters

Vacuum cartridge filters.

 

 

 

 

Vacuum Disc Filters

 

Vacuum disc filters.

 

 

Vacuum Cloth Filters

Vacuum cloth filters, and

Vacuum Foam Filter

Vacuum foam filters; also called pre-filters and filter sleeves.

 

 

 

Many of these filter types are also available in wet, dry, and wet/dry varieties. HEPA certified and hypoallergenic filters are also on the market!

Visit our Shop-Vac Filters page and Shop-Vac Accessories pages to find filters and accessories for your Shop-Vac model. Find the Dirt Devil vacuum accessories you’re looking for by entering your Dirt Devil vacuum model number in our website’s search tool.

These common vacuum replacement parts that we’ve listed correct many of the most common vacuum operation problems.

Common vacuum breakdowns:

* Blowing dust-

Dust blowing out of the vacuum tank is usually caused by a mis-matched filter and is easily corrected.

* Won’t start-

Usually cased by a bad switch, cord, or vacuum motor. A quick parts replacement solves this one.

* Loss of suction-

In most cases, a new hose or filter will take care of suction issues.

* Hard to push-

If your vacuum is hard to push, it’s probably because the brushroll is not spinning. And if the brushroll isn’t spinning, then you probably need a new belt.

The point is that even the most frustrating vacuum repair issues can be quickly fixed with the right parts, and now you can depend on the best, most accurate replacement parts ordering and shipping service to deliver the vacuum parts you need right to your home, eReplacmentParts.com.

Check out our comprehensive parts inventory for the following Dirt Devil vacuum types:

Posted by on May 25, 2010    |    Leave a reply   

MTD LogoWalk-behind mowers and riding mowers have similar systems and parts, and maintenance procedures for both types of mowers are very similar.

That being said, riding mowers generally require a few more service checks and repairs than traditional mowers, if nothing else than because they are larger machines with more parts than their smaller cousins.

MTD Riding MowerMTD Walk Behind Mower

Companies like MTD and Murry manufacture lawn mowers of both types, and it’s common for professionals and homeowners alike to own both a riding mower and a walk-behind mower for different applications.

To help with your seasonal riding mower and walk-behind mower maintenance, we’ve decided to list some of the most overlooked mower repair issues, as well as tips for getting the O.E.M. MTD parts and Murray mower parts you need to keep your machines cutting like pros.

Overlooked Safety Procedures:

  • Remember to park your mower (of either type) on a flat surface and engage its brake–if it has one–before continuing maintenance.
  • Remove the spark plug wire from the spark plug.
  • Allow the engine to cool, unless you need it warm for an oil change.

Oil Changes and Fresh Fuel:

  • Believe it or not, users often forget to change their mower’s oil with seasonal tune-ups and other service.
  • Over-filling oil can be just as bad for your mower engine as under-filling.
  • Gasoline only keeps for 3 to 6 months. Fuel stored in your mower must be removed at the start of each season.

Siphon pumps are a great way to speed up an oil change or transfer of fuel from a mower to an appropriate container. Also, a pump like the one pictured below makes it possible to change your walk-behind mower’s oil without having to remove its fuel and tip it. 

Arnold Siphon Pump

 Cleaning the Pre-Filter:

  • Some mowers have a two filters in their air filtering systems: a main air filter usually made of pleated paper, and a pre-filter made of foam. Foam pre-filters can be cleaned with water and liquid detergent when lightly-to-moderately dirty.
  • Allow the pre-filter to completely dry after cleaning and before re-installation.
  • Replace excessively dirty pre-filters.

O.E.M. Replacement Mower Parts Only:

  • After-market mower parts may look similar to manufacturer parts for both kinds of mowers, but after-market parts will be a different nonetheless, and the quality of their manufacture can not compare to that of genuine O.E.M. parts.
  • This is especially true for the drive and transmission belts of riding mowers and lawn tractors.

The Murray 7800409 Lawn Tractor

The Murray 7800409 Lawn Tractor

eReplacementParts.com offers only genuine O.E.M. MTD lawn mower parts and Murray lawn mower parts, including engine belts.

Riding Mower and Lawn Tractor Service:

  • Among other belts, make sure to give a riding mower’s transmission belt an inspection every 25 hours of service or so. A bad transmission belt is also a likely cause of the mower starting but not moving.
  • Lawn tractors and riding mowers may have more than one spark plug.
  • These larger machines deserve a thorough inspection of their tires at least every season.

Visit our Murray lawn tractor parts page and our MTD lawn tractor parts page here at eReplacementParts.com for the riding mower parts you need. Our specialized ordering service and website information are here to help you make sure nothing gets overlooked when it comes to your tools. 7398c26dcb

Posted by on May 20, 2010    |    1 Comment   

eReplacementParts.com’s expansive inventory of Karcher pressure washer parts is here to help Karcher pressure washer owners get the best performance and longest service life out of their machines as possible.

Karcher pressure washers are recognized worldwide as some of the toughest, most dependable power cleaning machines in the industry. Like with other high-quality equipment, Karcher pressure washer owners should be ready to maintain and service their machines when necessary.

Pressure Washing

Pressure washers are complicated, water compressing machines and diagnosing them can be a little tricky.

One of the most common pressure washer symptoms is low water pressure (or no pressure). Low pressure symptoms can even present when the washer’s motor seems to be running fine.

Common Causes of Low Pressure in Pressure Washers

1. Lack of power to the machine.

Even if your Karcher pressure washer is running, it may not be receiving the necessary power to produce high water pressure.

* If your pressure washer is electric, compare the power it is receiving from its outlet to the pressure washer’s power specifications in your owner’s manual.

Make sure you’re running your electric pressure washer on an outlet that provides enough power.

* If your pressure washer is gas-powered, a variety of engine tune-up items might be the cause of low pressure.

Replace filters, spark plugs, and belts if necessary.

Check the engine’s oil level and change the oil if it’s been a while between changes.

2. Low or incorrect water supply.

* Check your washer’s GPM rating in your owner’s manual.

 The GPM rating indicates the gallons of water per minute that your washer needs to operate at full pressure.

* Make sure that the water supply is the correct temperature for your pressure washer model. Only run hot water through pressure washer models designed for hot water use.

3. Leaks and/or obstructions in the out-going water line.

Any leak or obstruction along the water path in your pressure washer can cause it to operate at a lower pressure.

Start at the nozzle end of the pressure washer and work your way back to the motor. Check the following parts for dirt build-up, cracks, damage, and wear.

the nozzle

* the washer wand/gun

* hoses

Clean the nozzle and washer wand if they’re dirty. Pressure washer nozzle cleaning tools are even available to help with this.

Nozzle Cleaner

Check the nozzle, gun, and hoses for cracks and other signs of heavy wear. If any of the above parts are worn or damaged, they will have to be replaced in order to return pressure to your Karcher pressure washer.

4. Mismatched pressure washer parts.

When replacing wands, filters, nozzles, hoses and other Karcher pressure washer parts, only use Original Equipment Manufacturer parts that correspond exactly to you pressure washer’s model.

Any mismatched part in any area of the pressure washer can cause it to lose pressure.

Karcher Pressure Washer Parts Lookup

eReplacementParts.com makes it easy to find exactly-matching Karcher pressure washer replacement parts for your washer model.

The Karcher 395 M-Plus Pressure Washer

We’ll use the Karcher K 395 M-Plus model for a parts look-up example.

1. Enter the washer’s model number in the Model Number search field located at the top-left of every eReplacementParts website page.

For our example, typing “K 395 M-Plus” in the search field will display all matching models. Matching your pressure washer’s type number will then take you to the correct parts page.

2. Once you’re on your pressure washer’s parts page, use its parts list and breakdown schematics to locate the parts needed to restore pressure to your machine.

Pressure Washer Parts

 Some of the parts for the K 395 M-Plus might include:

Like we mentioned, pressure washers are relatively complicated machines, and even simple problems like low pressure can have more causes than those listed here.

Often, a thorough inspection of the entire pressure washer is necessary to discover what is causing the issue and which Karcher parts need to be replaced in your equipment.

eReplacementParts.com distributes parts for tools and machines, but we also provide information tools that help our customers follow through with their diagnoses and repairs.

Visit our “How to Diagnose a Pressure Washer” article for more-detailed information about the kinds of problems that pressure washers encounter and how to fix them.

Posted by on May 11, 2010    |    Leave a reply   

Lawn and garden season is here, which means that it’s time for tune-ups and parts replacement for your outdoor equipment.

Poulan Gas Trimmer

Line trimmers, weedeaters, and grass trimmers not only go by many names, but they’re also designed so that many key parts can be easily replaced or upgraded. Spark plugs, filters, handles, straps, and even trimmer heads can be changed easily and with little expense. 

Poulan trimmers are a great example of how you can upgrade your favorite yard tool. Users who have come to love and depend on the performance of their Poulan line trimmers can customize their machines with feature-enhancing, after-market accessories.

For example, trimmer owners have a couple options when it comes time to replace their trimmer’s trimmer head:

  • If you’re happy with your trimmer head’s loading style, feed style, and performance, you can simply order the same trimmer head that came with your trimmer.

 

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In the case of your trusty Poulan trimmer, navigate to our Poulan weedeater parts page. Find your trimmer model by scrolling down the list or by typing its model number in the search field at the top of the page. 

You will be able to view and order the O.E.M. Poulan parts that your trimmer needs, including factory replacement heads like the one that came with your model.

  • After-market trimmer heads give users another option when it comes to trimmer head replacement.

Many after-market trimmer heads are designed to increase a trimmer’s usability and performance, and most are designed for cross-compatibility between models and brands.

Shindaiwa Speed-Feed trimmer heads do all of this and more! These after-market trimmer heads are compatible with hundreds of trimmer models, including many Poulan trimmer models.

Shindaiwa Speed-Feed Trimmer HeadReloading cutting line in a conventional trimmer head usually involves some trimmer head disassembly and accompanying frustration for users, not to mention that loading often takes 10 or more minutes.

What makes Speed-Feed trimmer heads so great is given away by their names . . .

Speed-Feed trimmer heads do not require any disassembly for line loading, and their unique, innovative design makes it possible to load new cutting line in under 60 seconds!

Trimmer owners still need to ensure that their new trimmer head is compatible with their Poulan trimmer. The Speed-Feed trimmer heads available on our site include arbor bolt adapters, making compatibility with trimmer brands and models much easier.

Click the links below to see our selection of Shindaiwa Speed-Feed trimmer heads:

You can have your Poulan weedeater performing like it never has with these and other after-market accessories from eReplacementParts.com, Your Professional Parts Warehouse

Posted by on May 3, 2010    |    Leave a reply   

We’ve added a new filtering feature to our site to help customers find parts faster!

Using breakdown schematics is often the best way for clients to find the products they need. Schematics let customers get a good look at each part of a tool or machine, and each tool parts page has a schematic for its tool.

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As tools and machines become more complicated, their breakdown diagrams must include two or more pages in order to display all of their parts, and the parts lists for complicated tools can become very long.

Now customers can shorten those long parts lists using a tool’s breakdown schematic. If a tool has more than one page in its breakdown diagram, just click on the breakdown page that has the part you need and the the tool’s parts page will automatically refresh to display only the parts on that breakdown page.

For example, it takes a lot of machine parts to build something like a Briggs & Stratton generator, so most generators will have more than one breakdown page.

This Briggs & Stratton 5,000 Watt PowerBoss Portable Generator has four breakdown pages:

Multiple Breakdown Pages

As can be seen above, Page A of this generator’s parts page is currently selected and displayed, meaning that only the parts from Page A of the breakdown are listed in the parts list underneath the diagram (pictured below):

Parts Page A

When you navigate to your tool’s parts page, the page will default to show the first page of the breakdown schematic and its parts.

Clicking a different diagram page will put that page on display, and it will also refresh the parts list to only show parts that appear on the selected breakdown page (shown below).

Breakdown Page C

Parts Page C

In addition, each parts list includes two “Show All Parts” buttons at the top and bottom of the parts list. Obviously, clicking this button will display all parts for that tool or machine.

Whether it’s a lawn tractor, generator, lawn mower, or snowblower, customers can now find parts even faster with this new search filtering feature from eReplacementParts.com