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Vax New Wave 1300 Stripdown and Refurb
« on: April 07, 2015, 11:48:08 PM »
I am very excited about this! Another 1 bid <5 machine (with a 40 minute drive to get it but meh)









Have always had a soft spot for these, I remember badgering my mum to enter a competition to win one in the mid 90's...

I also had a brand new pack of bags and filters in the shed that came with a job lot of shite years ago





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJya46g-SNM

It'll never set the world in fire, it's a rubbish vacuum. But an interesting one, as it also shampoos carpets...





(It's rubbish at that too...)

Either way, onto the refurb:



I peeled this sticker off straight away and put it safely on the living room window (it's a window sticker type thing)



Was a bit cleaner underneath





The dusting brush was pretty f :censored:ed though



The upholstry tool underneath is ok though





Short crevice tool



2 extension tubes



Spill pickup tool



which has a crack in it sadly, but it's not too bad





Onto the main machine now

Bag door off



Oddly, the bag full indicator is just an empty shell. Either its fallen out somewhere in history or never had one...



Removed that, and the bag door was stripped...



The half full bag was removed and binned



No idea if the machine hails from the same era, or just the bags though



This orange clip holds the hose on



and once removed the hose falls out of the machine



There's 2 seals at the end of the hose





The hose end pops off revealing more seals





The tools end has seen some use



Sadly this bit did snap whilst removing the hose end



Another seal



Back to the machine. Remove all the screws at the back of the handle and the front pops off, bringing the bag door latch and speed control dial with it





Some wires run through the handle housing



Removing the switch and switch housing reveals where the cable enters the machine



The cable was slightly torn right where it entered the machine so I cut it off and re-stripepd it upon reassembly. The cord enters through the top cord hook, and gets caught on the pegs when removing it...



Speed control next



The lower wiring meets the handle wiring via these chunky plugs



Which were screwed and clipped to the housing... Once removed though, everything pulls out







Time to remove the rest of the handle. Big handle screw resides under the carry handle



and 2 screws inside





The carry handle lifts out too when the handle is removed





Bag fill tube next





Bag holder clip then becomes visible



This spring looked tricky to remove so I left it be!



Pre motor filters out



and the post filter



they all went in the bin!

That's about as far as I can go now without moving onto...



the lower half  :o



The bumper hanging off had annoyed me since getting it, but I knew I had to strip it to fit it properly so had left it for now...

Baseplate off



Was a bit fluffy



Brushroll out. It's not too horrific, stiffer than a Panasonic, not quite as stiff as a brand new qtex dyson brushroll though.



Both the end caps came off



but the bearings wouldnt come, and I snapped one side of the plastic housing that holds it all in so put it all back together and left it well alone!

2 More screws and the hood comes off



Release pedal out



This does have a brushroll stop function, which works by a lever pushing the clutch apart when the machines put upright, but it doesnt work as I think the plastic around the rod is too worn, so the brushroll cant be turned off.

The old belts looked like they were ready for the bin too







Hinges next, 1 tiny screw in each



Once the 2 halves have been removed, 2 more screws and the clutch assembly comes out





This is the mechanism to turn the brushroll on and off



A date!



This packing stuff sits behind the belt pulley, and seals the suction around the area



The rod is removed



This little spring provides tension for the height adjuster wheels





Height adjuster knob and stepper pulls off



and the base of the machine is stripped!



I popped the caps off the rear wheels to have a look, and was greeted by these horrible horrible clips, so the wheels stayed on...





Back onto the middle part now, this machine is very involved!



This innocent looking guard sheilds certain finger loosing death



Some screws later and the front of the motor housing comes off



revealing the mahoosive motor!



Middle tray/filter housing lifts out



and the motor comes out



I presume this is some sort of thermal cutout device



Everything was unplugged, and the motor seals removed



The spine wires are removed



and the TOC is empty



This chunky bit of foam supports the end of the motor



the internal hose and associated bits are removed next



Then the spine wire and 2 rubber bungs



3 more screws, 2 here and 1 under the stuck on bit of foam



and the lower cord hook/wet use tank holder comes off



The only other stamping I could find anywhere



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Re: Vax New Wave 1300 Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 12:11:38 AM »
Everything that could be washed was washed and dried



The hose went through the washing machine for 2 1/2 hours on a hot wash with towels and bedding and came up like new
 


I then cracked out my new circlip plier set and had a look at the belt clutch thing











The friction mating surface of the two is just stuck on rubber











TBH, all I really did was strip it down, left the bearings in situ and packed them with grease and re-assembled it!



It does spring apart nice and smoothly by hand, sadly the rod just wont do it

Either way, it was time to assemble this massive pile of stuff





Lower cord hook back on





Spinal cord in



Internal hose and foam padding refitted



(I didnt put the internal hose in correctly so had to re-do it when the machine was nearly back together, I'll gloss over that though for now)

Motor and TOC wired up and refitted



Brand new post motor filter fitted



Blades of death covered back up



Centre wheels, height adjuster gubbins and clutch were re-installed



(It was here I noticed the internal hose, look how squashed up it is...) Both halves were bought together



Ebay scored some NOS belts





Old ones werent too stretched tbh, but obv very worn and perished





The hood was now re-fitted



Back underneath and the brushroll was re-fitted, the notched end caps are a pain in the arse to fit...



Base plate on



Brand new pre motor filters fitted



Missed some dirt there  >:(



Not stripping it back down to re-wash it now though!

Bag clip back on



Bag fill tube back on



Moving up, handle and top wiring back on and in



and the mains cable was re stripped and fitted, then the front of the handle put back on

The many many seals were put back on the hose which was refitted



Brand new bag fitted. Vax did microfilter bags many years before Miele, Sebo and everyone else joined the club!

Everything was then polished with the rotary, then had a coat of wax...



Still some damage but its alot better now!





Still, it works ALOT better now!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZAjHDn7HVo" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZAjHDn7HVo</a>

The suction is good, but not 'sharp', so it doesnt feel that powerful. I have had a quick go with the wet tools in pickup mode and it's OK, but not as good as an older Vax 121 or the Aquamaster... The spill pikcup tool, which was OK before I had it apart now doesnt work either, even though there's just 3 parts, all of which only fit together one way... Left that for now (Hence needing the wet tools, I tipped half a pint of water onto the rug to try the small spill tool...)

Will update this when I try the wet kit. It's not too bad the wet stuff, certainly wont need a full on clean though!
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Re: Vax New Wave 1300 Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 02:43:13 AM »
Great job, loved it!


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Re: Vax New Wave 1300 Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 12:09:22 PM »
Thanks! This certainly fits the 'not great cleaner but one for the collection' box!
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Re: Vax New Wave 1300 Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 05:38:20 PM »
Saved it anyway!

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