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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2017, 01:29:29 AM »
Make sure the spring sits like so

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Then clamp it all down

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Refit the glamour caps for the wheels

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That done, grab the belt drive cog

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And fire some lithium grease into it's depths to shut it up a bit!

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Then refit it and it's belt

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Fit the other belt and the cog mechanism

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I'm not quite sure how the cog mech works tbh, it doesn't stop the drive at all. My only thought is it takes any tension off the motor drive belt. So if the brushroll jams or slows, it pulls on the spring, moving the metal rod away from a sensor on the PCB, which takes that as a bad thing and knocks it off and flashes the red light. Or similar...

I forgot to mention these on the stripdown, but the belt guards pull out. And now we need to push them back in!

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2017, 01:37:23 AM »
They only really fit where they are supposed to, so nothing too complicated

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Pop the front base plate on

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Then the brushroll release button

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Power PCB in

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Now start building the pivoting suction duct back up, starting with the pointless gauze (I mean what use will that be in the event of a grade B bag breach?

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Snap the recline lock in

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Pop the spacer (I'll call them that) rings in

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Feed the first loom up and in

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2017, 01:41:26 AM »
And wire the plug up

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Snap that in and refit the cable clamp

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Pop this side's spacer ring on

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Felt (not cork) seals now, and I noticed one side was worn from 20 years of use

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So just like life resetting a Dyson clutch, I flipped it over to the good side!

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And the other

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and fitted to the suction duct



That magnet butts up against a sensor on the power PCB, and tells the height control motor to go full up for park, or to lower to start cleaning. Drop the whole unit in and screw it down!

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2017, 01:45:19 AM »
Plug the blue wires in

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Motor now, rubber mount on

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The motor looks very clean for 20 years old! I left it well alone

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Made in USA... I thought Sebo was all German?

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Either way, fitted!

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And secured down so it can't escape

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Top pivot cover now

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Centre wheel back on the height control

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2017, 01:48:57 AM »
And fitted

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Time to tidy the wires up

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and fit the second PCB

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And connect the link ribbon

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Front and side bumper back on

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Locating bar located, with the remains of it's spring

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Under the hood now, and the filter latch was refitted

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And the hood screwed down, with the rear baseplate fitted

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2017, 01:53:29 AM »
Top cover on

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Brushroll end cap refitted

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and then IMMEDIATELY REMOVED because the postman had been! Stuart, your Sebo rep told me off for this on facebook,

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A brand new brushroll! Which was amazingly nice and stiff! And a new filter, which I had in the shed anyway



Much better!

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Beautiful

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The new brushroll looked alot smarter too

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Was a tad longer too

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Wonderful

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2017, 01:57:53 AM »
(then back off again because i found the cap that holds the locating bracket in the airing cupboard...)

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Done! Moving on up, and time to fit the locking latch and bar to the bottom insert

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Then fit the insert to the bag compartment, although you do have to ensure this spring is helped into position as you go with a screwdriver

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Screwed home

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Seal fitted

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Lower cord hook now, metal bracket fitted

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Both parts together

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and fitted to the machine!

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Spinal cord pt2 was threaded up and in, then screwed down

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2017, 02:02:29 AM »
Then the top plug was fitted and the cable was fed into place



Lower cable clip and safety latch was fitted



Then the other two clamps. Random metal part fitted to the top hose inlet port

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Which lowers into place with it's wimpy foam gasket



Screwed down

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Bag door seals fitted (badly as it turned out)

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And it's time to reassemble the latch

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Latch itself



Screw that down (then backed it off 1/4 a turn when it was all together as I'd done it too tightly and the latch didn't move properly...)

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2017, 02:07:24 AM »
Fitting the bag holder is ALOT easier than taking it off. Just push it up from the bottom FIRMLY and the latch part snaps into place by itself

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Fit the bag safety latch

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Bag chamber fitted to the motor unit



At this juncture, the new pre filter had not arrived, so a little hack, I popped the spring off the safety device and moved the bar out of the way so the bag door would close!

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Because although there was no filter, what there was, was BAGS! I've had these in the shed for years and frankly they were annoying, so they got used on this budget rebuild! I kept one incase it came in handy, the rest went with the machine

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They came from a church with a Hoover Turbopower Boost! Boxes are long gone though

I fitted one

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And closed the bag door



Popped the hose on

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Fitted the hose to the wand

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2017, 02:11:10 AM »
And fitted the wand to the machine



Upholstry tool next

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Small tools fitted



Home stretch now, don't worry! Handle wiring fed up the handle

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Click

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Random moody shot, but the earth strap is fed down the plastic handle and hooked onto it's tab with a screwdriver the other end, then pulled back up slightly

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Switch snapped into place

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And the switch button and surround are fitted

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More terrible lighting, but the handle wiring was connected to the switch

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2017, 02:14:58 AM »
Time to feed the mains cable through the handle

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Strip it back, wire it up and assemble the handle back together

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Fitted the handle



Then I wound the cable up and  >:( >:( >:( :censored: :censored: >:(

Didn't ruddy see that. After I tested it all worked, I had the handle open again and chopped it back some more so that small scuff was hidden internally... saved myself a new cable there



Around this point, huzzah the filter arrived, but oh  :censored: its not got the cage with it... which I binned over 2 weeks ago by this point, long gone...



So a quick rob of the X4 Extra for it's cage and

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Spring popped back on

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Tadaaa

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2017, 02:19:31 AM »
We are finished! Trash to Treasure I think







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The after video:


Which highlights the bag door seal issue... Some quick fondling had that better.

And off it sold, very easily actually. I ended up part exchanging it for 50 and a Henry whose motor I replaced back in Jan. Henry then got a quick wash and refurb, and sold himself for 55, so 105, - 13 for the brushroll and pre filter. Happy Days.

Except 2 weeks later the lady messaged me saying the wheel kept falling off  :underchair: Seemed my bodge did not work. I said please bring it back and I will fix it FOC (by robbing the wheels from the ever shrinking X4), but she hasn't got back to me in the 3 weeks preceding that. Might drop her another message. She's a cleaner by trade, and I don't like the idea of her having a hard time trying to earn a crust. Plus I can do a mini update on the Sebo! She said there was no suction from the head either, so she's probably blocked it...

Watch this space (possibly, if she won't bring it back I won't force her...)

Thanks for reading!
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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2017, 02:34:55 AM »
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Thanks for an informative post, there was a few things there i hadn't realised before.
Had many in for simple cable entry point damage but always makes me laugh when customers attempt it themselves and drop the nut in the ali handle profile after removing the screw.

Just out of interest, did you grease the brush roll end cap bearing ?
The only failure is not to try.

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2017, 02:36:56 AM »
I don't think I did now you mention it. If I see it for its repair I'll give it a splazz! I feel silly for forgetting now actually!
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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2017, 08:55:27 PM »
it's a crap bearing imo, never liked them. I checked our two  new models on display in the shop and they seem very dry. i always pop some grease in there when they come in for service, but run the vac for 5 or 10min after to ensure it doesn't melt and drip on the carpet.
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