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Title: Panasonic MC-E44 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on September 14, 2015, 10:04:54 AM
This turned out to be a slightly larger project than I was anticipating, but good fun none the less!

A while ago, I sold a DC04 (The one I did the large rebuild thread on over in the DC04 section). The lady bought round this, and asked if I would like it before it went to the tip, it made a burning smell apparently

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Z-pG0WQJrTQ/Ve07USsd0nI/AAAAAAAAq8U/xOVW3IuG5x4/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/animaljam/images/d/d2/Challenge-accepted.png/revision/latest?cb=20140928111255)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2MsJaxArcII/Ve07V-F6dkI/AAAAAAAAq8c/ndjI8l_kvjM/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

It's a quite elderly MC-E44, part of the range of bulletproof but boring cleaners from Panasonic, this still lives today (just, they might have been canned a month or 2 ago though) in a slightly revised body format.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iqabZNED_QI/Ve07XU7mJJI/AAAAAAAAq8k/8ER8HC6tKWA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

It's seen some action in the past

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-R2CvNWiJ9YI/Ve07Y7r6M3I/AAAAAAAAq8s/bmLDgV-EimQ/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The main problem with this is it came with no tools, and the owner didnt know where they would be (and I didnt push, because it was a freebie, and one must never say no to free stuff!)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j7_0K0f1AJ8/Ve07aCRgCpI/AAAAAAAAq80/qJj4jhM6HpI/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

which is a shame, because the on board storage is quite good

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XUekTdkNGUg/Ve07bQtWTsI/AAAAAAAAq88/3vvvxaIcPIk/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SoQ9Agfy-90/Ve07cyk4zHI/AAAAAAAAq9E/ks-22lTUSnc/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Viva Espanya

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EdR_WqhNeI0/Ve07eXjNtwI/AAAAAAAAq9M/61a0QUtN-rI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

This is the main problem I have with Panasonic uprights (apart from the Icon, it has a proper brushroll!). The brushrolls are so soft! Good suction, light, nimble cleaner, but poor brushing action

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EdR_WqhNeI0/Ve07eXjNtwI/AAAAAAAAq9M/61a0QUtN-rI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The bumper seems a bit displaced

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Uc-q3xD_i34/Ve07fw6isdI/AAAAAAAAq9U/XXmoyy2Gy_I/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

First, get your assistant to remove the cable

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GGLLxXBEVtk/Ve07h8O3Y_I/AAAAAAAAq9c/vMrGXaHbX0M/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Undo the handle  bolt

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hbr9s3ZV95c/Ve07kMkmf1I/AAAAAAAAq9k/31eAHt6Em2I/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The top cord hook pops out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TlZu9uQjhXo/Ve07mPfEGQI/AAAAAAAAq9s/uYPLDJnZDnI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

There's a screw at the bottom of the handle, but it wouldnt split in 2, so put it back and left it

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kJEpMkGLBJI/Ve07nig0hNI/AAAAAAAAq90/r4buEwGzLIs/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Bag door opens

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9LBUo93rmO8/Ve07pbOS4QI/AAAAAAAAq98/L6kKqTkc8I4/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Post motor filter sits under the grille at the front

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4LyieVwIbf8/Ve07rKMRVDI/AAAAAAAAq-E/-713SGBASPU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The catch unscrews from the inside

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HAMwpM9vyHA/Ve07sfonaxI/AAAAAAAAq-M/cOLXTElR434/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Pre motor filter looks a bit peaky

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CVwcmv7Gac4/Ve07tqVFyJI/AAAAAAAAq-U/GJUIYJWxpf8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

2 screws sit at the top

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NGf9Gp1nhd8/Ve07u6mueDI/AAAAAAAAq-c/0W4bCHYHZF4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and the top panel lifts off. There's a seal on the rear side of it

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--5fs8XFUzbQ/Ve07wsK9MFI/AAAAAAAAq-k/5TrddgRzbSo/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uomc01gx3_M/Ve07yAAqc8I/AAAAAAAAq-s/DbucHDgJ9nA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p4OE-26h97g/Ve07z_VrcKI/AAAAAAAAq-0/2eqcgVHQ0QI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Bag full indicator comes nicely apart (why didnt the one in the Galaxy be this easy?)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N0Fdg6Ie8ZQ/Ve073VIVqhI/AAAAAAAAq-8/6-_kduP9qoM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

mains cable is clamped in on entry

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jA9brVvDNBw/Ve075QwZhtI/AAAAAAAAq_E/kZobnRZUAIk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Whoever wired this up didnt pay much attention...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I1VhGAnIalE/Ve077KyGilI/AAAAAAAAq_M/7TMq7QOfffA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Not very tidy

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SsmuO-qlwyA/Ve079bqicII/AAAAAAAAq_U/CjBIpT_TCS0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

There's a supressor fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RHK57g_C4FA/Ve07_nSa8XI/AAAAAAAAq_c/dC6jGVVV5To/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Which to my untrained eye looks a bit bulged

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IIOUysB6l20/Ve08CldOSUI/AAAAAAAAq_k/-xApzms55Pw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0K8rjCOXdgw/Ve08E9FP5FI/AAAAAAAAq_s/GFc5Oj3wIAw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The switch pops up

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TFeXRBW7TOA/Ve08Gh5RWtI/AAAAAAAAq_0/dwwVOxdAiA4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

A blanking plate that rins down the length of the cleaner pops out, revealing the spinal cables

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SfKWWpbGJ3c/Ve08Io03ZUI/AAAAAAAAq_8/ZG6xIuPTN9U/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Which wouldnt come out as the supressor nor spade connectors on the switch wiring would fit through the hole, so were left for now.

Moving down slightly, 3 screws release the top of the hose

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5g7IygONtXM/Ve08KZe8TII/AAAAAAAArAE/Y8RR5ovUQGE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9x1BadfNfhI/Ve08M808mUI/AAAAAAAArAM/Ec7d0BHf-7I/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(It is a VERY short hose, another pain with these machines)

The swivel end apart nicely

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VKSMoHKMwYA/Ve08O4zCSfI/AAAAAAAArAU/Fb-Fe5zRX9w/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Tool door pops out at the bottom

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Zx2h7gHXvTs/Ve08Q7YQtmI/AAAAAAAArAc/IvCz7PQov3U/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The clips to hold the hose and extension wand in unscrew

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rN4Rfi_FE-I/Ve08TRVgz3I/AAAAAAAArAk/eIiS-HDYUZ8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

That being all that could be done, I moved onto the bottom

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WgnyKdXm3Qc/Ve08VqTSGUI/AAAAAAAArAs/nT8yItYvFN8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Baseplate off and  :censored: :snivel:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kb6RssyVlRM/Ve08YCb5R5I/AAAAAAAArA0/wQFbH0BDx2g/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FKz144uhgmE/Ve08Zhk9kzI/AAAAAAAArA8/UH6Ky0Qz7yA/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

That doesnt look good, but it's all so much of a mess that it may as well be stripped and washed, if only so if I have to break it for spares I have nice, clean spares!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U045kquosWI/Ve08bxDoV9I/AAAAAAAArBE/soHPqEylqt0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The release pedal should have been screwed to the hood, but the screw was loose inside, and this was hanging there

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7LqWnIW5OCE/Ve08escY1sI/AAAAAAAArBM/80JMOuO_r1E/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oE0R1qW9umA/Ve08iR7IZ9I/AAAAAAAArBU/tZyOfhB0Gtk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The baseplate suction tube lifts out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U8lCmJtnFCc/Ve08lmXycsI/AAAAAAAArBc/exG-SUZhhow/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The brushroll is quite cleaner (despite being as soft as sh*te). The ends are held on with a screw

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gGWdFb0Udlw/Ve08oKbijDI/AAAAAAAArRs/MGgHYXfq7H4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Which pulls off the end

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Pk9IIm6MC98/Ve08poi3hzI/AAAAAAAArBs/djtbmEFgLto/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The holders spin around a bearing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FHdDPfeEL8c/Ve08rVuwGVI/AAAAAAAArB0/qXEeDnkk3Xw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The other side of the cleaner head is held in with a plastic plug, which has been glued in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iXbUhFvy-8A/Ve08s7mp8oI/AAAAAAAArB8/Mnnx-vr7llI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6iTJYXB-IvE/Ve08uiAswgI/AAAAAAAArCE/HiBi2gFIJuE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The belt side is held down by a plastic bracket, which is a bit chewed up

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ci8KDUiTsVU/Ve08wO4d1DI/AAAAAAAArCM/_Ng-3p_X5rE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xoyPOTBupGA/Ve08y61hokI/AAAAAAAArCU/2sL8U8AzAOE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_X2BHYqJSV8/Ve083N4iLLI/AAAAAAAArCc/DHKTkSHYwSU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

All thats left on here now is the belt guard and bumper

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4Wr0xpGJKDE/Ve088Kq9YqI/AAAAAAAArCk/gr2R6lVl-Q8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The motor housing is quite badly chewed up

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qzotPdJtHlo/Ve08-JXecjI/AAAAAAAArCs/oidZhDFJ__s/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The belt must have started running off centre

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--T2XNvbsZD4/Ve09FM3VNfI/AAAAAAAArC0/8N8v2RaDlGg/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Which caused it to catch on the housing and start causing damage. I also wandered, as it did work fine when I first got it, but I used it for a bit before doing this stripdown, and it did catch again as it smelt of burning and the motor tone changed

4 screws remove the motor housing lid

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lOuqaXf8vHg/Ve09GkC0pDI/AAAAAAAArC8/j0_-EPheB0I/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The motor wires are connected up with a choc block

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GvSOMVL1coU/Ve09H6fvaPI/AAAAAAAArDE/lr_mefg15LY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Only in one end though, which was odd

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LhHDo3Mcc1I/Ve09KJzBBsI/AAAAAAAArDM/4Xm5QBj7kDI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MOYnpH-l1p0/Ve09LhCGflI/AAAAAAAArDU/ml0hHV0OQD8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

This earth wire runs from the supressor all the way down to here.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ciT_IfBDp_o/Ve09NlCouFI/AAAAAAAArEE/b_wNGYFa63g/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and once removed, the spinal wiring can be pulled out and free

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VV-zAR6YlvA/Ve09P6z4umI/AAAAAAAArDk/tHCL8oOX-e4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

2 seals on the chassis pull off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--x0WqmD8LYQ/Ve09Rot3M0I/AAAAAAAArDs/LtNmFlg9Now/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Rear wheels are held in with a circlip

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S_0k0EFVr3g/Ve09TVkPllI/AAAAAAAArD0/bXl4vMb-tt0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The motor ran very well, despite this tape. I peeled it back, but couldnt see anything amiss, and the motor fan was very clean so I put it back together and left it alone

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ihvwat9ihsQ/Ve09VdXL63I/AAAAAAAArD8/4CRjZVsARLw/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Everything was washed, dried and polished (the whole machine was covered in a layer of brown haze, although not fag smoke), and came up REALLY white when polished with the Cif!)

Rear wheels went on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z7Mcpgmql28/VfUtNtkpi-I/AAAAAAAArRc/SXL3D832bxM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Spinal cord back in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M-BMj0WMCvw/VfUtL4gv98I/AAAAAAAArRU/zeUjZ4LLf7A/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Bag door seals in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hPxok4s3cUs/VfUtKV2m_II/AAAAAAAArRM/oPaZQfNoPxU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

wire cover clipped back on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vEnVkd_Lj7k/VfUtIxlXWcI/AAAAAAAArRE/JtAWI19omSY/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Motor re-seated

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q08ZYC50X-k/VfUtHc8a2jI/AAAAAAAArQ8/XFanAqN3HXk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and the motor housing screwed back down

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KaYx71crWT8/VfUtFze9JvI/AAAAAAAArQ0/q9KNA_YqsNk/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Bumper refitted to the head

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lvdB2ntonfg/VfUtErxuSGI/AAAAAAAArQs/XbwLWmLT3S4/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ne7BUyZ1HC0/VfUtDa-ACzI/AAAAAAAArQk/j6c6GjuXK08/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The cleaner head cleaned up ok, you can REALLY see where the belt was bashing about. Refitted to the cleaner by this point

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YMe60qIa_Pg/VfUtCGHFfiI/AAAAAAAArQc/AT5FPWP5fFE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The peg did need to be glued back in, so I glued it back in!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vVX9QGXx4ow/VfUtAyMI9pI/AAAAAAAArQU/bcxC1smysRE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I refitted the release pedal, but the screw post it sits on had snapped. I managed to get 4 turns of the screw into what was left, although it needs backing off a turn as it doesnt release quite as smoothly as it should

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gP62Ulnqguo/VfUs_f4u4BI/AAAAAAAArQM/vA2uC8tJkl8/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

I dont have any belts for this specifically, but found all the belts I had that would be for the same machine in a different frock

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x3mP3rXWa9Q/VfUs-B9XrYI/AAAAAAAArQE/oJeBCKbrths/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and chose these

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UVybX6xPYrs/VfUs8TBtzXI/AAAAAAAArP8/5uoT6YW5hbE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

It was the correct width, and fitted nicely with the brushroll

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x7gf0ttKaXI/VfUs5ue7arI/AAAAAAAArPo/kgdorUnChSY/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3WzKy54NL9Y/VfUs4UMBKwI/AAAAAAAArPg/eKli8F0zPGE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yZsIqzaK5d4/VfUs3VgvwfI/AAAAAAAArPY/MdLOac29o2o/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The old one must have been poor quality, or frigging ancient!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ptbcdFMx-Tg/VfUs12cZ9sI/AAAAAAAArPQ/wS5ajFldWKM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Internal tube fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zN2wnRFHFtk/VfUszX1CYGI/AAAAAAAArPA/UodypAPjGjE/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The baseplate was screwed back down

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AFVsW7Myjg0/VfUs0mJaMuI/AAAAAAAArPI/4MPYaluOBNI/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The bottom end is back together

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-m84YLzHtqu8/VfUsx_uUwHI/AAAAAAAArO4/dMAOgkUIH1U/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The top end was wired up and screwed together

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TLbvJapHujc/VfUsw5pSByI/AAAAAAAArOw/jvSPsUnN-Ik/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

Hose entry seal fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r6ZwrKLJQFA/VfUsv0-iVAI/AAAAAAAArOo/9q95BIe-6Zo/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DnKisdyeUzg/VfUsuuily1I/AAAAAAAArOg/cRIz9veJxzw/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and the hose fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OrjBJvCJTo8/VfUstlW6FHI/AAAAAAAArOY/bov1qh13mBk/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

The washed filters went back in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TSy7amUMvlA/VfUsseRrYwI/AAAAAAAArOQ/jVHnCUCenHs/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

along with an air freshener

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xYREvb1g6o0/VfUsq5zeD4I/AAAAAAAArOI/ythpdsEo2K0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zx5Y59LC1iU/VfUspHdnnhI/AAAAAAAArOA/qGmR1KhE0zM/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

A new bag was fitted

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TzvpM_BuiAU/VfUsnoMikZI/AAAAAAAArN4/fozVLipvmgE/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

And she was finished, and sat in the corner for a few days

Until I got a new supressor (and plugs for the Miele) on Saturday

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5wWJJP2wPzw/VfUsk19_RZI/AAAAAAAArNo/wxtm7asyAR0/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ays0wNEXlWc/VfUsjQzrVMI/AAAAAAAArNg/jttyKo_jQ9o/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

All temporarily  :underchair: fitted together as per Tech12's wonderful instructions

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CrUCGZEqDAQ/VfUsiKMyjvI/AAAAAAAArNY/YUMa1-eLiZU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

And she works very well once more, without the risk of the supressor going bang and causing me to need a new pair of boxers...

I'll try and shoot a little after video later, and there is one more thing I want to do to it before it gets sold (or someone asks me if I have a stopgap vac about that they could borrow).

Title: Re: Panasonic MC-E44 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Tech12 on September 14, 2015, 10:51:22 PM
Nice job buddy, that certainly looks a hell of a lot better & more to the point: You saved another one from landfill  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Panasonic MC-E44 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on September 14, 2015, 10:53:26 PM
Cheers! Its the carbon dust,  makes everything look awful,  but normally protects the plastics! Some of the tidiest dc04s ive bad have been black upon arrival!
Title: Re: Panasonic MC-E44 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Tech12 on September 14, 2015, 11:14:16 PM
Nothing wrong with a bit of carbon dust, you haven't lived until you've got a bit of that in your lungs :sick0012:  :boggleeye:
Title: Re: Panasonic MC-E44 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: dysondc16 on September 14, 2015, 11:59:37 PM
Wonderful refurb as always! I have to agree with you about the brushes on these, not too keen on how they agitate. I have a later panasonic with the same brushroll (branded as a miele of all things).
Title: Re: Panasonic MC-E44 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on September 22, 2015, 05:33:17 PM
Miele? Not sure I've seen that one, but then I saw a Lux Glider badged up as an AEG Vampyr the other day so anythings possible I suppose!

Forgot to update this, the correct crimps turned up in the week

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-t7CgE-5_z2A/VfvHMT4IiNI/AAAAAAAArbI/F_4dydhnnYY/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

So I un-crimped the butt connectors and replaced them with the end joiners

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BE2rsH1qQ7I/VgBJWXbs4MI/AAAAAAAAr7c/mHtGC3dPltU/s800-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

and she was done! The first vacuum that I have replaced the RF Supressor on, not  just removed it, thanks Tech12 for the guidance! From now on, I'll remove any old/blown ones for initial testing, then try and replace with a new one.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rW6ctJFEaeg/VgBJXkmQoSI/AAAAAAAAr7k/7VUpFZpnQBc/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HZQ_9_f1g5M/VgBJZPL9QxI/AAAAAAAAr7s/ghrI2UStX0k/s512-Ic42/upload_-1.jpg)

All done! It's just walked out the foor for 15 too, not bad for a free, early 90's vacuum cleaner with no tools!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTw8uUc0r6o
Title: Re: Panasonic MC-E44 - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Tech12 on September 22, 2015, 05:57:28 PM
Your welcome buddy, looks much neater with the closed end splices. Nice job, glad you got it sold off.
The Delta from Maplin should suit a pretty broad range of cleaners, may not be an exact match but will be close enough to do the job safely.