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Electrolux Z506 Electronic Stripdown and Refurb
« on: April 19, 2015, 09:12:24 PM »
Found this at the first car boot of the year!



We went back to my mates house first as the weather was so good, SWMBO said we would drop his car off at his, he grab some clothes and we have a BBQ (this was BH weekend and very hot)

I had a quick play whilst Eva cried about something

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6ACCDPvh_U" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6ACCDPvh_U</a>

Very nice!

Electronic speed control



Brushes have seen better days



Slight blockage by the tool port



sorted that out



The cable had soem damage, thankfully very near the top





Possibly the best use for hair clips I think I;ve seen...



Filters werent too dirty on the surface







Gave the filters a quick vac out



Noticed a missing screw whilst looking at the brushes



and the state of the brushroll



so I emptied the brushroll...



I then noticed, once the brushroll was back in that the end seal had become dislodged



so popped the motor cover off. All of the screws were loose...



fitted the seal



and fitted the motor cover and tightened all the screws fully.

Then I made it clean up its own mess...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRrU72OocY0" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRrU72OocY0</a>

Those worn brushes dont help it here... but it works well. I didnt put the rear wheels back in correctly as you can see when they all fall apart during the video but hey ho, as the next night...



Starting from the top



cable off



Back of the handle off



top cord hook off



The wiring at the top, but also a massive bomb...



I had to dust it off to take reference shots for the wiring







Supressor out first





Spine wiring out



and the mains cable out. elbow and clip out



The elbow has a tear in it sadly





Unscrewed the handle top



Switch out



Onto the next level now



Half full bag was removed



Panel underneath the top handle removed to reveal more wiring!



to reveal a top of the range electronic speed control!





The wiring was simpler than I thought it would be though, wire to the switch goes in one side



and the wire is removed







and the wiring to the motor the other side



it all then lifts out



Isn't it amazing what these new fangled electronics can do nowadays!





Pulling the speed controller off also make the rotary knob the other side fall off...





I tapped out the hinge pins next and the top half was seperated



Lower cord hook/carry handle next





Moving down again now



the tool port cover was removed

Onto underneath now



I removed what was left of the rear wheels



Base plate hose removed from the machine and base plate



Looking at the brushroll this one has bearings built onto the brushroll







Motor cover off again



Front wheels off





Motor compartment seal next





The motor has 3 wires running to it



There's a wire holder



and the motor is out



Bit of wear in the dislodged seal where it was moving about but nothing serious



Top seal off



I took the fancase off



and cleaned the baffles. The fans dont come off on these motors.

Onto the height adjuster next



2 brackets and it was out



There's a suction release valve on the bottom too





Could get a decent pic of the ratings plate now!



All ready for washing



Whilst it was drying I spent a few hours cleaning the cable



Then, everything else was ciffed too, and it was time for re-assembly





The release slider was refitted



Front bumper was refitted



Height adjuster refitted



Spinal cord wriggled with difficulty into place



Using one of my daughters shoes I propped the bottom half up a bit so the 2 halves sit properly without me having to hold it



Motor was refitted



front wheels and motor cover refitted



I re packed the brushroll bearings with grease



Refitted the beater bars



unwrapped some new brush strips





and fitted them



refitted the brushroll with a new belt



Refitted the internal hose with a bit of reinforcing tape at the top as it was starting to wear through



Getting there




Rear wheels were refitted (properly this time)



The cable was pushed into it's hole



and the lower cord hook fitted



The bag compartment was looking a bit cleaner





Both filters washed up very well so they got refitted



I bought it a new bag slide as I dont have any



Got a new bag out of the shed







Fed the switch wiring through the handle





I neglected to take pictures of refitting the speed control, but refitted it was!



Switch and cables were wired up, with the cable cut short below the damage



I had a quick test on low power as it was quite late

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and it worked very well.

It was then polished!









This made it VERY shiny again



This afternoon, I put a few coats of wax on it!













And she's back to looking great after 34 years! And has a new owner already which is nice!
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Re: Electrolux Z506 Electronic Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2015, 11:56:53 PM »
I love the style/ design of this machine, wish we had one like that here. Incredible work by you again, saved a classic!

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Re: Electrolux Z506 Electronic Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 01:36:51 PM »
My mother had one very similar but more basic, was supposed to whistle when the bag was full, did it for about the first month, anyway the rear wheels were always falling off that, in the end my dad made extra wire brackets to hold them on.  Good machines.


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Re: Electrolux Z506 Electronic Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 01:41:47 PM »
It was a 502s I think.

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Re: Electrolux Z506 Electronic Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 01:44:32 PM »
Yes that sounds about right,  the bag whistl! They got full of fluff easily as think,  if you put the metal disc in upside down it whistled constantly too!
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Re: Electrolux Z506 Electronic Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 02:13:06 PM »
Bet that wasn't annoying at all  :D

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