This was offered up on our vacuum collectors facebook group for free, so I paid the postage and it arrived last week
Never gelled with these as much as the Turbopower 1's. These are a clean fan design, rather than the dirty fan of Hoovers of olde! Solid things though, and treated to a fresh bag, filter and belt once a year will soldier on
Plugged it in in the garden (previous owner had warned me it was broken) and had a listenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0j2jMdvkvo&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q
Ah, sounds healthy then!
Pulled the motor out to have a look
Carbons out of the way
Top cover and top bearing off
and the issue was instantly clear, b :censored:y Amtek motors...
Took the rest apart to check the fancase bearing
I had a fancase bearing (although a new old stock turbopower 1 one from the 1980's), but the armature end one was smaller. Buggar. However, I then had a brainwave, and grabbed my little box full of dyson clutch spares, and found a nice bearing, which fitted on a treat! So, a Dyson clutch bearing is the same size as a TP2 Amtek motor one! It can take the rpm, its designed for 1400w motors.
Lashed it all together and had a test run...
Lovely! The grumble on wind down is the bearing I think, it's from an era of 440w motors, the vortex does the same as it has the same bearings fitted. Must buy some modern bearings and change them (and re-bearing all my tp1 motors whilst I have spares)
Now it was working, I could begin the stripdown
Bag door off
The release catch pops out of the housing
Old filters and bag out next, and binned
Oddly there was bird seed everywhere...
Turning it around now
Handle screw out
and the handle slides off
2 screws to remove on the switch panel (this is a bottom of the line machine, even the bag full light is blanked off, let alone the autosense kit...)
Switch comes off
Wiring is nice and basic
Mains cable off and out
This piece of trim comes off the bottom now
2 screws down here (long ones too)
and 2 on the bottom and the motor cover is removed
then 2 screws in the bag chamber
and remove the hose
and the bag chamber lifts out
One more replaceable filter left
and one non replacable filter inside...
which wiped off ok on the grass so I'll wash it up
The bag clip unscrews too
Moving onto the motor, this air duct pulls off of the motor seal
and the cables unplugged from the motor, and the horrible crimp clip removed from behind the switch and the spinal cord comes out
The motor will lift out now. Not touching that for now, it can stay grumbly unil I have some spare change to try new bearings!
Onto the hood. Remove the height adjuster knob
and turn over and remove the sole plate
Blockage cover slides off
and comes apart
3 screws and the base plate is removed
another annoying spring clip and the centre wheels come away
The bumper unpicks from the hood
and the release pedal pops out of the housing
Lovely layer of dust!
The hinges can be removed now. And the motor mount held on by it
and once the other side is off it can be seperated
Release mechanism pulls out from deep down inside the machine
The rear wheels are removed by releasing the circlip
The rest of the height adjuster components are removed from the hood
and the brushroll end caps are unscrewed
and one empty hood chassis!
Dusting brush has seen some use
Upholstry tool is good
no crevice tool sadly, but that shouldnt be too hard to find. Just an extension tube
Oh look, 2 more screws!
Second air duct is removed
Hose end popped off for good measure too
Eva got to my screw card before I did...
Just need to strip the activator down and wash everything and she can go back together!