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Title: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 22, 2016, 11:50:14 PM
I sold a DC04 a fair while ago, and took this and another vax in as part exchange. I've had one of these before in Orange, and do quite like them, despite the awful filtration, they really groom well, and clean the carpet deep down

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A Vax Turboforce V006-something. Long discontinued, and based on the Big Bubble or similar

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Things got off to a shakey start when I unclipped the hose from the machine, and found it wouldn't pull through the bracket, so I had to come back to that...

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The dusting brush sits on the dusting brush holder

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and the extension wand and crevice tool sits in it's holder too (technical stuff here)

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Bin off

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The turbo tool holder/cyclone holder (I did not get a turbo tool with this one) unscrews with 2 screws from the back of the handle

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And the turbo tool clip pulls out of the main assembly

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With the above done, the handle itself isn't fixed on, so lifts off easily

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This part, which does such jobs as holds the dusting brush, upper cord hook and top hose hook doesn't screw on despite having screw holes, and it sandwiched between the handle and main chassis, and lifts off once the former is removed
Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 22, 2016, 11:55:13 PM
With that out of the way the hose entry elbow can be seen

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and removed

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Various screws front and back release the lower hose bracket, and the hose can finally be removed

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With those screws removed, the middle chassis lifts off the motor housing, bringing the lower hose with it

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There is a big D seal inside the upper chassis that seals onto the cyclone bin

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The external lower hose pushes onto the bracket that the main hose fits onto to provide the suction to the brushroll

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With some considerable fiddling it is removed

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Getting there now

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The secondary (and probably bloody useless by the time the fine dust that's escaped the main filter hits it) pre motor filter lifts out of the motor housing

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Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 23, 2016, 12:01:04 AM
We need to move underneath now, and remove the front wheels

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This bracket holds the axle onto the underside

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Once removed the wheels fall off

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Many many screws remove the baseplate

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And reveals the broken belt this machine does suffer from

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the MASSIVE brushroll lifts out of the head

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and a few screws here and there release the hood

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I forgot how much of an arse this was last time and removed the furniture guard, which I do not recommend!

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Power you can see had turned into Power hidden by filth

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Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 23, 2016, 12:07:40 AM
I bet the future collectability of this machine will be dictated by how clear this piece is, or if a NOS one can be found (ha!, zero chance of that now let alone in 40 years)

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The height adjuster is held in with a screw through its centre

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The height adjuster mechanism is held in by this plate underneath

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With all that out of the way we can remove the clamps that hold the motor housing to the lower chassis

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and the two can be separated

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The release pedal unclips from the lower chassis

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I left the rear wheels on, as the last time I removed them on a different machine the chassis broke around them immediately afterwards when putting it back together, and I didn't want that to happen this time

So onto the motor. Motor housing split

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Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 23, 2016, 12:16:19 AM
Being Vax, the wiring is joined with these horrible crimps.

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And once all chopped, the housing fully splits as the headlight wiring holds the two together

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The sound deadening pulls off the front housing vents

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The headlight lens removes with 2 screws, and the lightbulb pulls out

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Releasing a spring clip brings the bulb holder out

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Front housing done, time to have the screamer motor out

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Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 23, 2016, 12:19:53 AM
I'm so glad shit like this has been banned, horrible motors! Luckily this one, by some miracle hadn't burnt out yet

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The suction channel unscrews into 2 parts for some reason

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leaving the mains cable and a fairly pointless PCB attached

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The PCB unscrews

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as does the cord clamp

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More vax idiocy, I could not get the mains cable off without loosing the nice live wire crimp

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So snippy snippy that went too

The switch is removed with a screw

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and the power pedal pops out

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Cyclone now! Bin off

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Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 23, 2016, 12:27:55 AM
The retaining/release clip at the top did look like it would come off, but the potential for borkage was strong, so I left it alone

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Underneath was quite basic

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and that was that! (The filter had already been removed and washed), so have some screws

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and it's time to lob it together again! The very clean filter pushes onto the bin

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and the top twists onto the bin

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Er, Done  :thumbsup:

Power pedal clips back onto the lower chassis

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and the switch is refitted

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Time to get my wire strippers out (bought these at Shitefest from the back of a Proton Jumbuck pickup truck that shat its clutch out on the way home sadly)

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Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 23, 2016, 12:33:23 AM
The mains cable wire is fed through, wrapped around the ferrite coil and stripped

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and clamped down

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I stripped the ends of all the other cables, and screwed the air duct back together

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The headlight bulb holder is fixed back into position

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and wiring can commence

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The motor and air duct can be fitted too (well, they have to be to sort the wiring out

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Fit the insert that closes off the belt spindle end of the housing, refit the sound deadening/diffuser and screw the whole thing down!

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Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 23, 2016, 12:37:12 AM
The bulb is fitted and the headlight lens screwed back on

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Back to the lower chassis now, and clip the release pedal in

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Fit the 2 halves together and screw the pivot points down

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Fit the bottom part of the height adjustment mechanism in

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and the top

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Fit the clear channel thing

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and drop the hood on

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Dig a pack of bojack belts out of the shed

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and fit the belt and brushroll

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Then the baseplate

Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 23, 2016, 12:42:07 AM
then screw the baseplate on

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Pop the front wheels and retaining bracket on

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Next, pop the middle back part on, then fit the external hose and screw its bracket onto the cleaner, being sure to pass the  other hose through the bracket first

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Fit the hose entry elbow

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The next part sort of happens at once, cos you will drop the dusting brush/upper cord hook/upper hose hook holder on, then the top handle, then screw it all up by fitting the turbo brush holder

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Lob all the tools back on

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and she is done!

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It sold a day later for 30, which I was quite surprised about, and the lady loves it so much she has messaged me asking if I have another cheap upright for her upstairs, which is ace as I do, but more on that when I get it done and it's own thread written up!
Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: dysondc16 on August 23, 2016, 03:35:57 AM
Wow, 30 pounds isn't bad at all for an upright like this. Ace write up as usual.  :bow:
Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 23, 2016, 11:48:59 AM
Thanks!

I reckon 30 is top end tbh, it was missing the turbo tool, and it's a horrible, pleated filter type machine, sow ill clog very easily. It's also bloody huge and heavy, although the swivel rear wheels makes it quite maneuverable.

It does work astonishingly well though, the brushroll really grooms the carpet. Bloody loud though!
Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: dysondc16 on August 23, 2016, 05:15:10 PM
I've had a few dirt devils similar to this over the years, never this exact one, but they have all had a surprising ability to dig up really deep down dirt. Noisy and quickly clogged yes, but very powerful.
Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on August 26, 2016, 02:06:36 AM
30 wowzers! Good job ;D :thumbsup: I kind of hate the uprights with removable  half chassis' ever since owning the Bush 1800W thing I had, I thought I had snapped the vacuum in half only when I leaned it forward! Just needed longer screws which I nicked from a spare DC14 cyclone   :grinn:

Would you say the plastic beaterbar on this Vax is as good as the metal one you had replaced on the orange one?
Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Parwaz7862 on August 26, 2016, 02:11:44 AM
I've had a few dirt devils similar to this over the years, never this exact one, but they have all had a surprising ability to dig up really deep down dirt. Noisy and quickly clogged yes, but very powerful.

Same goes for Bissell apparently lol,I had an Easy Vac which made an awful buzzing noise when the brush was in contact with the carpet beating and grooming away (so loud) and shockingly pulled a ball of dust out the carpet after using my Dyson Dc25  :o
Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Hoover Master on August 26, 2016, 10:47:29 PM
Great thread as usual  :thumbsup: . What vacuum will the lady get for upstairs? Should be a good solid for a few years!
Title: Re: Vax Turboforce V006 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on August 26, 2016, 11:00:59 PM
Thanks!

I have a vax floor2floor I might offer her when its done,  unless anything crops up in the meantime