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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2016, 09:29:38 PM »
My G1 went in the skip at work this morning... Had enough.
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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2016, 11:26:16 PM »
Well, I drove to a lovely part of Buckinghamshire... then turned left and into the scummiest estate I've been in for a while! (right by HMP Bullingdon) and picked it up





Luckily, it seems ok


No bag fitted though



And the bag door closes without a bag in which it shouldn't do...

Crap picture but 2006



Looks like a tiny bit of damage to the bag holder



Brushroll looks ok. A few tufts are damaged, but overall it's fine





The blockage door doesnt seem to sit flush though





Post motor filter is filthy



5 minutes with a small brush de fluffed the spring and pivot point and it closed again



Popped into the shed and got a new bag out



The bag door latch doesn't sit flush with a bag fitted, although people who know SEBO more than me say they've seen this before and it's generally ok



Properly chuffed for 10!
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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2016, 10:24:07 PM »
So, I had this apart the other night!





The hose had gone through the wash previously, hence not fitted

Blank screw card



Handle off



Undo the screw, and pull the handle up slightly. Then, pull the inside part up and out (outer/top part wont come out yet)





The mains cable sits under the clamp, then the inner cores clip to the clamp



Bye!



The mains cable is held into the switch with screw terminals





The mains cable pulls out of the handle when unscrewed from the switch



Neutral and a black wire sit on one side of the other side of the switch



Switch unwired, it pushes out from behind



With the cables unplugged, the other part of the handle pulls out of the, erm, handle!



The little black cable goes down to a tiny ring, which sits under the handle to earth against the metal part






At the other end of the handle is the socket, which is held in with a small tab





The terminals didnt want to let go, so I left them



Handle done, I took the suction tube off, and couldn't find any way to get it apart so left it whole!



This bit didn't move



So I took the bag compartment off the motor head and started on that.



I've been using it loads, even to clean out other minging, blocked vacs (it's got 2 dc07 cyclones of crap in it ontop of everything else) and it's still only half full! Buggar all suction though



Next is the bag release mechanism



The best way I found is to pop the orange tabs out at the top and slide the grey part out the bottom



The piece that stops the bag door being fitted if there's no bag unclips and withdraws from the frame



It has a small spring



There's a cover on the inside of the bag door latch that unscrews





This is where the bit I have no idea where it goes came from, the small metal piece at the top...



Anyway, the filter is removed





Sadly, breakage happened. I didn't know it came apart on one corner, tried to flick it off with a screwdriver, and snapped it. So I'll need a new one of those...



The top inner part of the bag housing has the hose entry port, and the bag holder on the other. It pops and wriggles out





There's a rubber seal



and a peice of metal that isn't a spring





We can see where the spinal cord runs now the top piece is removed



It's only held in with the removed piece so falls out



The top 2 cable camps unscrew





3 screws release the lower cord hook



It 'latches' around its rotation using a metal spring that sits inside the inner piece



Time for remove the piece of metal that stops the machine being used with no filter



One screw!



Sitting underneath the bag housing is the plug for the lower join of cable, held in with 2 screws



But the terminals didnt come out of the housing, so back up to the top



A bit of pulling



and removing the bottom cord clamp



and the cord withdraws from the bag housing



Some screws underneath here now



and with considerable effort the lower bit comes away from the bag housing



The release button lifts out of the housing



There's another rubber seal under here too



The 2 tool clips snap out of the housing



Done



Time for the main unit now!



we are at this stage with the screws



Old post motor filter out



Brushroll out





Empty!





Bit of a build up under the rear baseplate





2 screws release the hood



This piece of sound deadening sits behind the post filter



The Electronics are much simpler than I imagine the auto height ones are!



Thin ribbon cable



and it unscrews



The brushroll release button lifts out of it's holder



The springs were a bit filthy



More sound deadening under the top cover



Le motor





A little cover covers over the pivot mechanism



The belt goes over the spindle underneath a cover







The support for the bag housing falls out of it's locating hole very easily



The motor unplugs and lifts out







Looking a bit barer now



Rear wheels now, they are held in with 3 metal tags and screws









I popped one of the wheel caps off to see what was what, saw one of those horrible spring clamps and put the cap back on...



The release pedal unclips from the wheel axle



I unscrewed the smaller, rear PCB now



Here is the other end of the ribbon cable



and the other end of the motor cable





These cables disappear inside the pivot assembly

Which unscrews at the front, unclips from the back and removes itself from the main motor unit





PCB fully unplugged



This vent hole was a bit blocked





A plastic ring pulls off the sub chassis





The blockage/bag full sensor sits here







Let's start stripping it down!





The very top bit holds the contact pad, with the rest of the assembly holding the sprung unit







I did attempt to remove the electrical connectors, but they wouldn't come out so left them be





Where are we?



The socket within the pivot assembly pops out and the wires pull out



and the wires pull out of the socket to aid re-assembly as the angled connectors were a tight fit



Another spacer ring



It took me ages to work out/remember where this bit came from, it's the dooberry that pushes the height adjuster wheel right down when the machine is upright



The height adjuster knob wiggles out around the bar



Flipping the machine over, there's a cover that covers the centre wheel axle



The cover also holds the little orange trapdoor in place





The wheel car convelutes out of the chassis



Nearly there! Belts and cogs next





This was really cool, it's sprung, I presume to stop the brushroll coming to a dead stop.



Brushroll drive cog



Bumper off



Front metal baseplate off



Each brushroll protecting bar pops out



it's finally EMPTY!



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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2016, 11:16:48 PM »
Washed, polished and laid out for a picture!







Time to go back together! Starting with the brushroll protecting bars





Front metal baseplate



Whilst washing it, I found out that there is another little bit of bumper that comes out



so it and the main bumper went back in



And then back out on one side as it is easier to fit the brushroll cog



and then have it out again to fit the belt...



sprung cog and belt next







Centre wheel and axle fitted



I then showed Autovac my snack



The tabs holding the axle on are different. It's obvious which is which though



This is a part that I skimmed over on dis-assembly



it sits here



Height knob fitted



Orange flap



and the cover



This L shaped bracket is where the spring goes for the centre wheel ram





Let's make a start on the pivot assembly, one of the black rings in



Wiring fitted



There's a little clamp for the wiring



Bleed valve/led sensor now









Fitted



Little wires fitted, and pulled back on themselves to hold them in place



and fitted, with the wires tucked away



and all locked down with a black bit



Foam fitted



and the end mount fitted



Let's get some wires on the PCB



Other side mount fitted



Pivot assembly fitted and screwed down



PCB Screwed down



Rear axle now, and a tip I found is to fit it with the spring like this



So it's tensioned against the chassis



and screw it down. This is where I realised that the locking tabs for both axles are a different size, and guess which ones I fitted incorrectly... Quick swap round and...





I then worked out where this bit sits



When the machine is moved upright, this bit on the pivot housing pushes the ram down, bypassing the height adjuster mechanism and lowering the wheel to raise the brushroll off the floor



Motor fitted



Belt fitted to the motor



Stabiliser bar and belt guard fitted



motor housing fitted



Brushroll release fitted with cleaner springs





Wires routed properly



This is how it senses that the brushroll is jammed, there's a motion sensor sat on the end of the PCB



Slightly cleaner sound deadening fitted



Cover screwed down



Plastic base plate part fitted



Brushroll fitted



End cap fitted



Post filter cover fitted for now



Done!



Getting through it!



Tool clips





Rubber seal fitted to the bag chamber



Bag chamber release fitted to the bar



Fitted





2 Halves fitted together. Make sure the metal spring sits against the metal bar to push it against itself



Spinal wiring fitted



Fitted



and fitted at the top to stop it flopping about (oo-er)





oops, screw back out



Aha!



Lower cord hook fitted



Top suction channel fitted, with rubber seal



and a foam seal that sits between the bag chamber and this part





fitted and screwed down



done!



Bag door next





cover fitted



No bag no closey widget fitted



positioned at the bottom of the track



and slid up until it snaps into place



Handle now! cable'd up



Earth cable fitted



The spinal cable is a bit tricky to feed up the tiny hole, and needed some tiny pliers to pull the terminals out



Switch fitted and half wired



Cable fitted into the handle







Handle put together



Switch cover fitted





So, the machine is done, now it is finally tiem to get the goodies out I bought in Feb!

Nice new post motor filter









Lovely!

More battered than I would like, but a lovely new service box





Shiney!



Fitted!



A lurvely ultra bag



and the bag door is fitted, the batch doesn't quite sit quite flush though annoyingly



I bought some tools too!



as well as a dusting brush clamp from sebo



Fitted!



There we are, 97% done! I'll buy a new hose clip, and buff her up and do an after video. I've had a quick play, and the suction is sooooo much better than it was, even with an empty bag! Then it's up for sale!
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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2016, 11:24:46 PM »
very nice! Theres a G1 for sale near me on Gumtree ;D

Now that the suction is better, I remember you said the DC75 cinetic cleaned better than this, so does that still apply now this Ensign has been refurbed? :thumbsup:
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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2016, 11:27:15 PM »
My G1 went in the skip at work this morning... Had enough.

:o What are you using now? Gonna buy another Sebo?
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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2016, 11:33:52 PM »
very nice! Theres a G1 for sale near me on Gumtree ;D

Now that the suction is better, I remember you said the DC75 cinetic cleaned better than this, so does that still apply now this Ensign has been refurbed? :thumbsup:

I reckon it would be a close call,  the 75 would probably pip it due to the beating tbh,  but we will never find out cos theres no way I'm taking it back to that hose now it's clean! Next step is to sell it!
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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2016, 11:38:10 PM »
Cool ;) You will probably get lots of ERP cheap balls in like 5 years time like there are DC25's cheap around now

Some reason my DC41 Mk2 bristles look worn but still beats, I think its because we have rugs and have tile flooring underneath the rugs so might stress the bristles out
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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2016, 01:43:02 AM »
Awesome strip down topic!  :bow:

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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2016, 11:35:58 PM »
My G1 went in the skip at work this morning... Had enough.

:o What are you using now? Gonna buy another Sebo?

It didn't really, my sense of humor doesn't go very well in this forum I don't think lol.
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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2016, 12:19:50 AM »
Gosh :))
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2016, 12:22:47 AM »
And still broken.
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Re: JohnsonDiversey Ensign SM2
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2016, 01:34:03 PM »
Yes I know lol :|
Complex looking bugger to fix your sebo problem with sadly, not to say it's impossible because it's gotta be something
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