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Electrolux Z502
« on: June 04, 2014, 11:58:47 AM »
Saw this very locally for a pittance on BIN so grabbed it. Been years since I've had a nice 500 series!







Was a tad blocked, with a broken belt



Baseplate off



Brushroll bearings out



Brush strips out



Very perished bumper off





Rear wheels and reclining catch off next



And stripped down





Washing machine drain hose out





Motor cover off



I then realised that the wores are soldered to the motor this end (it's been a while) so moved on to the top of the machine.







Bit of tappy tappy and the top part is away



Foam bag seal is in good condition luckily





Took the bag full indicator apart next



And finally got the spine wiring out and the the motor away!





Bag full whistle apart



Everything was then washed. The filters came up like new which is good, as spares are very rare now it seems (Q-know-Who and E*ropart have hardly anything)





I initially dripped some LHM into the brushroll bearings as they were very dry



But they were still a bit rubbish so tapped them apart



Which worked, but caused some damage, and may be responsible for the brushroll noise so will order some new ones soon

Regreased the top bearing on the motor





And cleaned out the airflow spring



Didnt strip the motor anymore, it runs beautifully!

Cleaned the wires next, first the spinal cord



Then the mains cord







All dried, it was time to put it together again









Didnt take as many photos putting it together as I got into it!



Found some genuine bags



But no belts. Found one that vaguly works for now, the ones I ordered still havent arrived, the post has just come at work!



And done! Just needs a polish





I had an email from the seller whilst the parts were drying saying he's found some tools, did I know what they were for...

5 later and the answer is clear...



Sat with the other machines I got this weekend



Last night I cleaned the tools as they were very grubby













And (almost) done!







Dates from Week 16 1977



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Hopefully the correct belt and maybe new agitator bearings will sort out the noise from the brushroll, although I've been told they all do that to some degree. Shame as it ruins the motor noise!
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Re: Electrolux Z502
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 01:40:44 PM »
I think we need you refurbing at our place. Very thorough strip down and rebuild.  :icon_nod:

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Re: Electrolux Z502
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 01:43:30 PM »
Ha thanks! I'd love to work at your place but I don't think I'm fast enough!

I'd be like the poor (British) trainee at subway yesterday, who was doing OK but it wasn't fast enough for the boss, until I told him to cut him some slack as it was embarrassing!
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Re: Electrolux Z502
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 08:17:42 PM »
Finished this off tonight.

Not being totally happy with the overhauled brushroll bearings I ordered some more, which came the other day





Doesnt sound any different when off the carpet but the noise of it on carpet has been replaced by a gentle hum, so theold ones must have been buggared under load!

Found a lux crevice tool in the shed too, which now lives with the rest of the set





Popped out into the garden to try and get rid of the marks on the side



Sadly they wont come out but I noticed it restored the gloss where I'd been, so spent 20 minutes giving it a good polish and buff





I ran it round one last time for now and popped it away in the loft for safe keeping! Now if the original owner finds the instruction manual I will be very happy and the machine will be complete! Glad to have it in my collection, although cant say it wont be for sale at some point!
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Re: Electrolux Z502
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 10:46:32 PM »
They were a very popular machine back in the day.  :icon_nod:

What type of buffing head and paste do you use?

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Re: Electrolux Z502
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 10:55:52 PM »
Its a cheap silver line rotary polisher (branded as an angle grinder too,) some old 3m spot pads from the car and Menzerna polish.
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