I had a box arrive today from absolutepurplelime of this parish!
No Dysons here
Very well packaged!
Made in March 2001, so VERY late for one of these! They stopped altogether in late 2001. Not hard to see why these didnt sell, to quote someone from facebook "Why buy a machine that looks like its from 1984 when you could have a DC04!"He has a point!
Note also that Candy have just called this a Junior, rather than a Turbopower Junior as they have been known since 1983...
Bit of tape on the handle
Looked worse than the scratch it was hiding!
Looks barely used
Works very well too. The motor is much louder than its 400w grandad, I must compare the tool suction on them at some point!
Started stripping it down!
Cable off and out of the way
Bag fill tube out
Bag plate out next
I've never known a pieceof foam in this bit before
Height adjuster knob off
Bit of fluff building up under the bottom screw cover
Flipped over now
Base plate off
Middle wheels out
Very modern looking motor
This piece of wireing goes from the motor to the spine. Again, never seen this before, the older machines dont have it!
Top chassis off
Release pedal falls off during this bit
Release mechanism. If you get a turbopower that leans or worse it's the bit this sits on thats snapped. Can sometimes be glued up.
Belt end seal
Foam cushion removed
These types of fixings cant be removed without risking breaking the wheel, and as you cant get the wheels anymore, I'm not risking that, so they can stay!
Bellows and suction seal off
Candy must have sealed the fan chamber up, or someones been here before. I always seal it up, stops so much suction leakage! Up to 1995 (my second oldest) they were just pushed together
Bottom bearing out
Looks like these later bearings can be re-packed which is nice
Split the brushroll. The bearings cannot be split sadly unline some of the 1980's bearings, so cant do much here
All done and ready for washing. Got the Miele out to clean the rug off
Soon it can lead a quiet retirement with its friends!
More soon (if you want it that is!)