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Vax Power 8 - Overhaul!
« on: August 04, 2014, 01:18:52 PM »
I got a load of cleaners this weekend, time to get stripping them down!

First up is this Vax Power 8. Was compeltely clogged, I mean packed solid! Is also missing all of its tools but should do someone a cheap solid and make me some money!





Hose off first



Wheels off





Some screws later (some hidden) and the top of the floor head comes off





Suction channel removed



'Clear' window removed



and the furniture guard removed



Release pedal out



Elaborate hinge clamps off



and seperated



Rear wheels off



On to the cyclone







The top of this part was solid



and in here!





Top stripped



Top seal off the cyclone



Bottom flap removed



and another seal off



Eva assessed the remains



and when she went to bed I carried on with the main part



This part comes off





Seal removed



Post motor filter was taken off. This was packed too, vacced off nicely though







Top handle came off next



and the hose holder





Back of the handle is held on with 2 screws





The rest of the machine splits in half now





Oh lovely, more hair/rubbish that passed through the system



switch cover removed



wire orientation (and more hair)



cord clamp was removed



and the switch holder



and the release valve removed (that was so packed with crap I think it's been open alot...)



Motor out next



Half the thickness of this bit of foam was hair!



The motor had survived unscathed thankfully!





and some screws!



It's a shame these modern cyclonic vacs can't keep the dirt in the bin, although I think this machine has been heavily abused! Hopefully I'll get this washed tonight and back together in the week!
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Re: Vax Power 8 - Overhaul!
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 12:45:03 AM »
Chucked this back together earlier!



Bleed valve in



Motor in



Together!



switch cover on



Spine on





Pre motor filter cleaned up nicely



That mark is from the top of our water cylinder in the airing cupboard, must clean that!



Cyclone together





Cyclone top together









Wheels on



Base on





Top cover together



Brushroll in



And all done!

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