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Title: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 11, 2017, 10:52:48 PM
I picked this up ages ago now for under a fiver. I've always loved older AEG machines, they were everywhere when I was a child, and I've always half looked out for them ever since.

So this one is modern, and not as good, but here it is!

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Quite early on I had the hose apart and washed

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The hose cuff is clipped together

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And looking at those images, 3 months elapsed before this next one!

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Hose end goes in the box first!

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And onto the floor head. AEG used to make wonderful floor heads (I have an example of one for another day/thread), but sadly this is a cheaper single pedal affair

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Metal base plate though, so not too bad!

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Undo the screws

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It has one lint strip in tact

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2 springs

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 11, 2017, 10:56:00 PM
Then the brush layer lifts out

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Some considerable picking later had it much cleaner!

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The pedals clip out

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To split the rest, each rear wheel has an end cap that reveals a clip

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Remove all that

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Yummy  :sick0012:

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And that's the floor tool done! Onto the main machine now

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It has 3 tools, which are not the originals, but pattern spares, which need washing anyway

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 11, 2017, 11:02:08 PM
The whole top of the machine lifts off to change the bag anyway,

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2 tabs at the back lift it off completely

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This odd front trim part unclips, I think this is to help lift the bag door up

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The hose inlet seemed to be in there pretty well

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However a big lever up popped it out

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The front bumper part pops off little by little, then falls off

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I wish I did not do this, but I unclipped the latch at the front

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And snapped off a locating tab,  :censored: :censored: :censored:

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 11, 2017, 11:11:15 PM
Motor cover off now

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However we are limited in how far we can throw it by the mains cable

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The cord reel is never locked, instead a sprung bar clamps the cable. This is the bar!

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But still no dice, so off with the plug!

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(Can't remember what this part does now) but it's removed by sliding it up!

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The post diffuser lifts out now

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Up top, the external pedals pop off

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Underneath, we can pop the adjuster knob off

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 13, 2017, 12:12:05 AM
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Motor now

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I found and unpicked the wires from the cord rewind

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And removed the cord reel, which is even made by AEG! Even at this late stage

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Next, the bag full indicator is run by this rubber tube that goes into the suction duct

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With that removed, and some screws undone the whole motor assembly lifts out

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The motor fancase seal was stuck to the chassis with filth

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The furniture guards come off the chassis

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And the bag holders (which also form the safety device to stop the lid closing without a bag) pop out of the chassis

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 13, 2017, 12:15:51 AM
The Pre motor filter sits here

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Isn't too filthy

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The front wheel unscrews

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And the wheel can be removed from the carrier. There's even little reinforcing bushes for the axle! You'd never see that nowadays!

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Onto the motor now

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This bit is a thermal cutout

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One black wire goes from that to the motor, and the other motor wire connects here

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Then the slightly rusty motor can be removed

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This wire goes from the TCO to the PCB

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 13, 2017, 12:19:01 AM
TCO Extracted

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PCB Removed

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These two rubber blocks hold the cover onto the motor/vibration dampers

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Bag fill indicator next

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The pipe pulls off the end and the end pulls off the outer shell

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Then the other end pulls out bringing the internals with it

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The bellows pulls off

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This spring pulls it back when it's set off

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Motor ID

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 13, 2017, 12:23:52 AM
The motor is in fine fettle though!

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Top shell before polishing! (Afters are at the end!)

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I didn't know if this was a date reference of 1993, but then that could just be for the bumper assembly, which fitted much older machines (I have an older one in the shed and it's identical!), so it might not date this whole vacuum

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The motor sounded a bit dry on wind down, so it's time to tweak that

Off with the carbons

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Off with the top clamp, and the coil

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And a drop of oil went on the bearing, and I got some on the fancase end too, which quietened it down a tad!

Everything was then washed, dried and polished and is now ready to re-assemble!

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Starting with the lower chassis

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 13, 2017, 12:29:19 AM
First it's back together with the bag full indicator

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The two damper blocks go onto the motor housing

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Drop all the wiring and PCB in

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Fancase seal back into the chassis ans it worked better that way

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And on with the motor and screw it all down!

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Centre wheel now, push the 2 metal bushes in

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Rear and front wheels on

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The pre filter cleaned up nicely

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 13, 2017, 12:32:16 AM
Fitted

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Bag holders in

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Bumper in/on as it also forms the seals for the motor housing

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Cord reel in

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Adjuster knob popped into the top shell

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And the pedals

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The metal trim for the cord exit hole cleaned up nicely luckily so in that went

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Sprung cable trap popped in

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And the cable is run through

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 13, 2017, 12:36:38 AM
Before I fitted the plug, I chopped the very end of the cable off, as it had been bent from years of sitting in the one position

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Wired the plug

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And it looks better already now the plug does'nt sit at an angle!

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Bag time! And I have a lovely NOS box of genuine bags for it

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Which also came with new pre filters it seems!

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So in one went and I binned the one we washed

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Genuine!

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On with the front guard/bumper

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 13, 2017, 12:42:34 AM
Hose inlet seal dropped on

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And the hose inlet clipped in place

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Handle thing clipped on

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Floor tool now, and it came up nearly clean...

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Fit the neck to the head then pop the axle/wheels on to hold it together

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Clip the pedal in

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Brush part in

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Baseplate on

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Hose time! And these 2 parts have broken clips

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Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 13, 2017, 12:45:49 AM
So some glue and a cable tie to hold it whilst it dried did the job

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The machine end gets it's seal refitted

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And it's nearly done!

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However, when I removed the black post filter/diffuser, it fell apart! And I hadn't been into the shed to get my spare stuff, as it was at the back. So that weekend in I went!

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Popped the cover off and cut it to size

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It sits nicely in the slot

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And with the cover on looks like it has always been there

Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: beko1987 on November 13, 2017, 12:48:49 AM
And now it's done!

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It hasn't sold yet though, annoyingly. Probably because it's bagged, even though it's better than many bagless piles of crap I've sold since doing this for more money than this is up for, but I have a plan B formed in my head for when I get annoyed that it's still around! The bag door release latch is still broken, the glue won't hold it so I priced it at 20 to take that into account (it's fine if your careful) but no dice...

Oh, and here is the after video!


It is a very good machine! AEG always were though, sadly, their just a name for electrolux tat now!

I have a much better AEG in the shed though... Looking forward to that
Title: Re: AEG Vampyr 433 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurb
Post by: Madrat on November 13, 2017, 10:27:12 PM
Every time I see "AEG vampire" I expect it to be the 70s upright