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Sanitaire SC688A Upright Vacuum

Sale Price: $168.95

MSRP: $268.95 You Save: $100.00


Model # SC688A
UPC: 0 2316912087 7
Motor Amps: 7
Motor Watts: 840
Motor CFM: 145
Decibels: 79
Filtration: Synthetic media filters
Dirt Capacity: 6.1 Quarts
Cleaning Path: 12"
Weight: 17 lbs

Green Clean: SC9050 | SC688 | SC888 | SC785

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Sanitaire SC688A

Sanitaire SC688A Commercial Vacuum

The SC688-A is one of Sanitaire’s standard commercial upright vacs. It is not fully loaded with Sanitaire’s special features, nor is it particularly lightweight. It’s a great mid-level choice for those who want a more basic model at a lower price. Among all the standard models, however, the SC688-A is considered as the ultimate deep cleaner. It is designed to tackle heavy duty cleanups and can provide continuous work without downtimes. If you are faced with long and heavy cleanups regularly, the SC688-A would be a great choice for you.

Sanitaire SC688A Overview
If you are in need of a heavy duty carpet cleaner, then the SC688-A is a smart investment. It is equipped with only the most important features that are meant to make carpet cleaning easier and more effective. By bypassing features that are not necessary for the task at hand, Sanitaire is able to lower the price of this model to a reasonably level.

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The SC688-A comes with just one accessory, but Sanitaire made sure it’s one that will make a huge impact on the performance of the machine. The vacuum cleaner ships with a ball-bearing steel brush roller that performs rather impressively especially when deep cleaning carpets. According to reviews, the tool is capable of shaking off even stubborn dust and dirt that hold on to carpet fibers.

Benefits for the SC688A Commercial Vacuum

  • Designed for continuous deep carpet cleaning, the SC688-A is an ideal choice for commercial establishments that have plenty of carpeted flooring to cover. The motor and the ball-bearing VGII tool work together to deliver the best carpet cleaning results.
  • The Micron Filtration system that the SC688-A uses helps get rid of dust and dirt that often plague commercial establishments. This is a bit more detailed than standard cleaning systems.
  • Although not part of the Quick Kleen series, this standard commercial upright vac is equipped with a Quick Kleen fan chamber that allows you to check whether the unit needs service with a single glance.
  • This model is UL listed for commercial use.
  • The unit is surrounded by a wide furniture guard made of a clear material; this material makes sure the unit won’t leave color marks when you hit furniture or baseboards while cleaning.
  • The 50-foot power cord will give you a lot of freedom to move about as you clean. This also minimizes downtime by eliminating the need to keep on changing power sources.
  • This model is compatible with ARM & HAMMER vacuum bags, which you can use to help eliminate unwanted odors in the commercial spaces that you are cleaning. So aside from clearing dust and dirt, this model can also neutralize and freshen up the air. This is a great feature for cleaning hotels, hospitals, and retail shops.
  • The Carpet and Rug Institute seal of approval.
  • With 6 different carpet adjustments, the SC688-A is obviously made for carpet cleaning.
  • The different height adjustments allow you to adjust the vacuum to the optimal height depending on the thickness of the carpet for more effective cleaning.

Green Label Approved - The Sanitaire SC688A is a Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) Green Label approved vacuum made to satisfy any job requiring a higher level of filtration. The CRI Green Label signifies a superior cleaning vacuum that has passed stringent testing for soil removal, dust containment and carpet appearance retention.

Sanitaire SC688A Upright Vacuum Features

  • Powerful 7 Amp / 840 watt / 145 cfm
  • 6 Level Carpet Height Adjustment
  • Filtration : Synthetic media filter 96.75% of allergens down to 0.3 microns.
  • Dust bag capacity : 6.1 dry qt.
  • Dust bag installation : Easy access dual zipper bag
  • Cleaning path : 12"
  • Cord length : 50'
  • Sound level at operator : 79 dB
  • Cleaning Tools : Not available
  • Hose : Not available
  • Brushroll : VGII, double ball bearing chrome steel with replaceable bristle strips.
  • Product weight : 17 lbs
  • Chrome Steel Handle
  • Lifetime Lubricated Motor
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  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

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The Sanitaire® Commercial Limited Warranty

Two year warranty for the Sanitaire SC688A Commercial Upright Vacuum

Your Sanitaire commercial cleaner is warranted to be free from all defects in material and workmanship in normal use FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS (Models SC678, SC679, SC689 are warranted for ONE YEAR). The warranty is granted only to the original purchaser of the cleaner. The warranty is subject to the following provisions.

Parts of the cleaner that require replacement under normal use, such as bumpers, filters, bristle strips, bags, belts, light bulbs and hoses. Damages or malfunctions caused by negligence, abuse, or use not in accordance with Owner’s Guide. Defects or damages caused by unauthorized service.

The E.H.C.P. Company will, at its option, repair or replace a defective cleaner or cleaner part that is covered by this warranty. As a matter of warranty policy, the E.H.C.P. Company will not refund the consumer’s purchase price.

To obtain warranty service you must return the defective cleaner or cleaner part along with proof of purchase to any Sanitaire Authorized Warranty Station. You will find the nearest location in the Yellow Pages under “Vacuum Cleaners-Service and Repair.” Be certain that the Warranty Station is “Sanitaire Authorized.”

For the location of the nearest Sanitaire Authorized Warranty Station or for service information, telephone toll free: 1-800-800-8975 or write to:

Service Division,
807 North Main Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

If it is necessary to ship the cleaner outside your community to obtain warranty repair, you must pay the shipping charges to the Sanitaire Authorized Warranty Station. Return shipping charges will be paid by the Warranty Station. When returning parts for repair, please include the model, type, and serial numbers from the data plate on the cleaner.

Any warranty that may be implied in connection with your purchase or use of the cleaner, including any warranty of MERCHANT ABILITY or any warranty for FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE is limited to the duration of this warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

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