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Vax G3 V112T - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: February 15, 2015, 09:57:49 PM »
I often have a few crap vacuums lying around that I get given. They come in handy sometimes too, an old colleague and freind of mine is moving out of her parents house, and asked me if I had anything. She has bare floorboards, so I didnt think a DC07 would be very good, so I said I'd have a look and see what I had.

I found a Bush bagless cleaner in the shed, but upon turning it on it seemed the motor had killed itself, so I had another rummage and found this:





I remember getting this, a lady posted up on a local selling site asking if anyone wanted 2 free hoovers, and 4 people tagged me in the post. Got a nice DC04 Absolute+, which is long sold, and this. It's idential in pretty much every way to a Vax Centrix 3 I had a few years ago, which was shite tbh, but she wanted a cheap vac, a cheap vac she shall get!

Dustbin out



5 screws and one security torx screw and the top housing lifts off



Was held on by 2 cables going to bits on the lid



Which connected on alternate sides



The post motor filter and housing fell out at this point too



Under the lid was the speed control board and led light for blockages



An internal chassis unscrewed



There was a roller to help guide the cable out





Speed control module



and the LED board



The lens for the led pops out from underneath



Speed control knob and trim pops out



The pedals pop out now





the 2 blingy chrome trimz unclip from the sides



The front hose entry trim unscrews and the seal is removed



the under handle trim unscrews



Onto the main part of the machine now!



The cord rewind mechanism lifts out



Onto the electronics now



Power switch out



Motor wires



Managed to snap the corner of the PCB off. The internals were still ok though, so I put a drop of superglue on it to sort that...



There was a cover



Aha, the top of the motor!



The release valve







4 more screws and the motor housing pulls up, and the motor falls out



This bung held the wiring in



Sound deadening



Pulled it out for washing



2 anti vibration bungs were on the bottom of the motor housing



The beast of a motor is removed (horrible chinese screamer..)







Front wheel was removed



I tried to remove the rear wheels, but couldnt, so they stayed on

Dirtbin next



The ruined filters were removed



There's no washing this. It's the inefficiency of the cyclone system sadly



Bottom flap removed



Cyclone shroud removed



4 screws remove the top shell



2 more blingy bits are removed



This chap here ensures the cyclone cant go back on (without a flatblade screwdriver) without the filters in place



The release clip pops out with a bend of the housing



The only rubber seal on the whole machine that is removeable



and the cyclone was removed!

Onto the tools now. The handle had a tool holder on, I didnt get any tools with this machine, and the random dyson ones I've got for the machine dont fit on it, so I binned it off



Floortool next









50/50 of the brush



Much better!



at the back was a rubber squeezee, which pulls out



Pedal snaps out





and with the wheels removed the neck seperates from the main head



All ready for washing!



All the screws



and all the washed parts!



Floortool first





even cleaner brush strip





and the floortool is done





Cyclone next



cyclone holding clip refitted



and fitted to the lid



plunger refitted



Blingy shiz fitted



rubber seal fitted





shroud fitted





bottom flap fitted



and the cyclone is done

centre wheel fitted



le motor



rubber bungs fitted



Sound deadening fitted



motor located in the bucket



and fitted into the outer housing



wiring bung ready to go





lower sound deadening fitted



with a surprising amount of faffing the two peices were bought together, with everything wanting to fall out at once...



release valve back together





and fitted. Fitted the top suction channel cover too



The airflow check pcb was fitted (was looking for a pipe that connects to it for a while...



the motor was wired up



switch was bought back in



and the cord rewind was connected up and fitted into the housing



lower housing done, it was time for the top



top handle fitted





hose entry housing refitted





blingy bits fitted



pedals were refitted



speed control bits fitted



had to fit the pcb to make sure both the knob and board were at the same place (forgot to time it up before removing, this is what puts me off doing a cambelt on a car...)





little boards fitted



roller fitted





plugged back in



top housing was screwed back down, and with the aid of a screwdriver the cyclone was fitted!





it looks like a trainer (shoe)



It works, but I almost thought it was broken as the suction was no better than a 400w dirty fan Turbopower 1 through the tools, before realising that the pre motor filter needed to be fitted to bridge the gap between motor housing and dustbin.

Filters are ordered, and the conclusion to this thread will be done when they arrive!

Tidied the shed up today too to make use of the space given by these two vacs not being in it anymore!
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Re: Vax G3 V112T - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 10:42:50 PM »
The new filters arrived earlier





Foam outer one in first



Then the HEPA one



and the post motor filter



The suction was transformed now the bin and motor unit were sealed. Speed adjuster only work on low, med or high, bit of a con that, but this machine is truly made down to a cost, probably only cost Vax 5 per unit to buy and have re-badged from china!

Found 3 good used Dyson tools to go with it too



Still, one happy mate when she picks it up next week

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