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Oh, and a sneak peek of something I made, tried but haven't done much else with... Using 2 male spade crimps, hot glue and the shittiest 240v connectors ebay could send me, I adapted the Vax Air Revolve powerhead I use for my Numatics...

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Not filmed a video on it yet and indeed the vax powerhead has done a Vax and broken, I've not looked at it yet so no updates for now, but it happened and it was brilliant! (the powerhead was on my RGB Henry when it broke so it wasn't the Moulinex's fault!
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Seems I only took one picture of the floor tool so here it is...

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and I got no pictures of the hose but imagine screwing the ends on to a very clean length of hose and you wont be far off! Once finished, waxed and buffed we have this!







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Not too sure why I took this photo but I did and here it is!

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And it looks brilliant, and does work well...


But, as time went on and I used it here and there it became apparent that (and back to the motor now) something was not right, and there was a deep vibrating resonance that could only be caused by me bending the armature ever so slightly... So I did the sensible thing and changed the motor!


It made it sounds awful, just like a Dyson but it was smooth and flipping powerful! I did keep the original motor though, and sitting here typing this I wonder if I might not try and straighten the armature out a tad and see if I can make it run better, but that crappy fancase bearing would still sound awful, so I might just leave it... Any suggestions/motivation?

Either way, thank you very much for reading, and if you have an old Moulinex vacuum, I'd love to see it!

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Then threaded the bar in to lock that to the main cleaner

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In time honoured tradition I cut up a cheap non genuine Miele pre motor filter for the pre motor filter

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and a non genuine active air clean post filter for the post filter!

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Then screwed the bag door hinges in

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Bag full indicator time now

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Assembled and fitted, it's very nice to work with compared to the crap Hoover used to use in the Compact (the competitor to this back in the day)

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I then fitted a new bag. Not a proper bag, as A - I couldn't find any and B - They would be single layered paper bags anyway, so I went for an upgrade

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Pushes onto the hose inlet moulding, needs the bag holder shoved out of the way for the bag door to close but it works well! Then the tool door latch was refitted

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Refit the cable brake bar

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Then making sure all the wires are routed correctly, and tucking it into the rubber seal which was a massive sod the inner cover can go back on

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We'll start with the switch to get 2 wires out the way

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Then the board and power socket can go back down

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And all the wires run and plugged in

Vanity cover snapped back into the back top frame

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Pedal rubbers refitted to the pedals

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Then the pedals to the frame

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On to the front now, and the bag holder. I refitted the lock to the holder frame

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Refitted all the wires

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Popped the seals on and put it to one side

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Back to some plastic fantastic

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Front wheel on

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Then back over

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And straight in with the main seal (I thought I'd removed it in a silly place before...)

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Screwed in nicely at the front

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Cable reel can be dropped in

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Then the motor can join it

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Then the top fan and nut

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And the fancase finally

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Up top a nice new bearing was fitted

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And capped off

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Foam spacer

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Coil

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Then top housing

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Popped the carbon brush holders into their holders (yo, do you like holders?)

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And screwed them in

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And start to disassemble the fan assembly

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Middle section

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Then the lower fans

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But, try as I might, I could not get the armature out of the fancase bearing. I even shed blood trying as you can see, and ultimately bent it ever so slightly, which we will come back to later...

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I even faffed about removing this small bolted on part which turned out to just be a bearing shield and did not release the motor

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Hey ho. Everything was washed, polished, the metal parts run over the wire wheel and laid out the obligatory exploded diagram moneyshot!

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And straight back to the motor! I just filled the bearing with oil and let it soak in

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Nicely washed fans back on

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Centre piece back in

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The bearings are pretty cack on the motor so we need to see what we can do (spoiler alert, I  :censored: it up...) so out come the carbon brushes, lots of life left in those!

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Then the brush holders themselves

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Then the bolts holding the top housing on can be seen and removed

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Coil lifts off

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Then this hard foam spacer

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Moulinex made the motor itself too

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At some time before 1992

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The top bearing has a spacer/packer piece

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With the top end stripped, we can remove the fancase

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The cable exit guide fell out during this part too

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Back to the front AGAIN to remove the 2 screws holding on the big seal that goes all around the middle layer of the machine (I'm sure it made sense at the time...)

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Then the very sticky seal can be removed

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Nearly forgot the ratings plate shot, here it is!

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Front wheel comes off too

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Next, out comes the motor!

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Wiring reference shot

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Thermal cut out device on the neutral line

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The switch is next

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It's see-through on one side, which is rather jolly

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Next, time to get into the motor itself

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Inner cover removed

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This forms part of the cord reel mechanism

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And comes out like so

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Then we get our first look at the motor and what a biggun it is

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The cord reel has no brake itself (that's what the previously removed parts are) so I lobbed a cable tie around it to stop it flinging itself to death under its own tension and lifted it out

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