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Offline beko1987

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Dirt Devil DD150Z Plus - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: May 27, 2015, 12:39:06 AM »
I got given this a week or so ago, from a sadly deceased grandfather of my girlfriends sisters boyfriend.



Still fairly common, and good performers tbh!

Was very complete too

Lots of bags, spare belt and original instructions



I think the old boy had another at some point, and kept all the spares, so I have 2 toolsets





The box was ruined, but some tape soon had it box shape again



Real powaaaaar



(I made a complete set, and put the spares in the shed)



Dusting Brush



Disassembled



Original bags



Original belt



Instructions



Pan convertor for the tools, although they also connect under the black rubber flap, and work better connected that way as well





The double sided tape had long failed, so I took it all off and cleaned it up



A crevice tool



Extension tube



This little chap helps lift the belt



Wall mounting bracket



and the beast itself





Serial number



Lots of gunk on the base plate though



I did use this on the stairs before commencing the stripdown, and it worked very well, but sounded really dry... No video as tbh I forgot!

The bag pulls off the main machine





The bag that was in the machine





Bag mount



The belt guard/hose hole cover





Metal base plate



2 screws remove that



Brushroll and belt pull off



Wooden brushroll



End caps pull off/out of the ends of the brushroll



There's a plastic cap



Then a felt washer



The spindle and inner housing pull out of the end caps



And the pin withdraws from the inner housing



Onto the main housing now



Some screws later and the main housing splits





These little chaps are what the base plate screws onto



and can be removed themselves



With the housing split, the rubber cover can be removed



Wiring now







Motor now, and 3 of the screws hold the motor housing onto the main housing



Once removed, the motor and fan chamber lifts out





Apologies for the blurry shot, the belt spindle unscrews counter clockwise from the spindle



and the fan lifts away from the main motor



Motor itself now, there's a big felt pad first



and a plastic spacer



Which was covered in hair



Much better!





The remaining 3 screws hold the motor housing together





The rear cooling fan pulls off the end spindle



The bracket that holds the motor square into the housing can be removed now





Nestled under the end bracket are 2 long screws that hold the 3 parts of the motor together



Armature looks in good order



with the 2 screws removed the motor can be split fully



The underside of the top bearing



I needed a helping hand to get the top bearing and carbon holder off the armature





Carbon brushes have lots of life left in them!



This plastic spacer sits below the bearing on the armature



The motor was cleaned off, then re-assembled, and a good drop of oil put onto the top and bottom bearing, which once worked in made the whole thing spin smooth as silk!

It was then re-assembled



And all the plastics awaiting a wash



and then a polish, and then re-assembly!



Cooling fan and top bracket were put back on





back in the motor housing



felt pad and fan spacer refitted



motor and fan case fitted to the main housing



Wires were re-connected and the main housing re-assembled



Brushroll pivots were filled with fresh grease



The new belt was fitted



to the cleaned up brushroll





The sticky stuff came off the baseplate, which was then refitted



The washed bag fitted



and the whole ensemble is finished!







and boxed up





Fin.
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Re: Dirt Devil DD150Z Plus - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2015, 12:50:19 PM »
Are these any good on loop pile?? Debating wether to get one of these or a tangle free head.

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Re: Dirt Devil DD150Z Plus - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 12:52:50 PM »
Not sure tbh,  i dont have any loop pile but i imagine itll be ok.  The brushroll is fairly soft though,  but you can push down on the head to get it deeper.
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