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We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« on: June 12, 2015, 10:58:48 AM »
This is going to be a somewhat ambitious restoration. If possible.

A lady contacted us with a battle scarred Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon that has been in a barn the last decade. If you dont know what one is, we have a topic >>here<< that explains.

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A deal was done, and here it is packed up ready to leave Wales on its way to us.



I am hoping to see it next week, and I will update the topic here on what will probably be a slow restoration.

Meanwhile, and this is a long shot I know, if anyone happens to have a soleplate or brushroll around? Or even a wand? Any attachments?

Or anyone who owns one of these (as I know a few here do) who can give any pointers about cross compatibility of the missing parts with other vacs? I could also use a photo of the underside of a complete one so I can see the soleplate and brushroll.

Anyone else out there with one of these - dead or alive - do get in touch if it needs a new home. 

Thoughts, comments and advice welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 11:52:37 AM »
Wow, that is amazing!

Posting on Vacuumland may yeild you some info. TBH I know 0 about these!

I presume DC01 bits don't fit, they are completely different machines in every way arent they
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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 03:02:41 PM »
Looks to be complete at least. What motor do these use though?


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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 07:06:42 PM »
Looks to be complete at least. What motor do these use though?

Its missing tools, soleplate and brushroll, but appears otherwise complete. I wont know for sure till I see it though.

On motor, I have no idea either till we take it out. I expect it will use a generally available motor of the era though. Unlikely they engineered one just for these.

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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 11:07:22 PM »
Hopefully, it will run and just sound like crap (has anyone actually heard a Cyclon run?), and you can get it apart and change the bearings (you got a puller, right?)

Then, clean the commutor up with wire wool until shiney, wash the palstics and soak the fan. Then a ligth smear of LHM (or grease) on all the moving parts, lob it back together and hope! If the motor case is held together with screws when you get it apart, you may be in luck!

But it's american, so god knows what motor it will have. I imagine it will be something common to other machines though. What's the wattage? 900w?

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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 11:08:52 PM »
I hope to god they protected the wand a bit better than in the pic, if it's anything like a DC01 wand (and you know it'll be worse) it wont like the trip it's currently having!

Whats the deal with the hose? Clean-up and re-glue or is it a collar fit like dc01etc?
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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2015, 12:42:04 AM »
There's a video on youtube of the Dyson Kleeneze or something. In america these were called the cyclon and the G force in Japan I think?
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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2015, 09:43:48 AM »
Incorrect. The Cyclon was a UK market only vacuum. The G-Force is different and was re-engineered for the Japanese Market. Neither were sold in the USA although the Fantom is a variant I believe.The YouTube video you are referring to is mine and I also own a G-Force and have another YouTube video comparing the differences between the two. This may be a good resource for the Cyclon restoration as there are a number of close up shots of both machines. The Cyclon brush roll is actually made of wood and no parts will be interchangeable with a DC01. I imagine that they would have to be re-manufactured. The weakest parts are the wand locking mechanism and the cable top winder. Both are broken on my Cyclon but intact on my G-Force which has never been used!

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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJu0lquOueA" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJu0lquOueA</a>


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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2015, 10:15:46 AM »
Thanks for your input on this Bendini!  :bow:

Here is a still from the video that answers the soleplate question.

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So I guess I am on the hunt for a compatible brushroll. I am thinking Oreck.......

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I might have to see if Qtex will let me snoop around the warehouse to try to find a brushroll that may do the job.

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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2015, 10:53:14 AM »
Looking forward to watching this as it progresses, bet you wish you could go back to the days when we could get virtually any part we needed to complete a repair or restoration.
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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2015, 11:10:10 AM »
Hopefully, it will run and just sound like crap (has anyone actually heard a Cyclon run?), and you can get it apart and change the bearings (you got a puller, right?)

Then, clean the commutor up with wire wool until shiney, wash the palstics and soak the fan. Then a ligth smear of LHM (or grease) on all the moving parts, lob it back together and hope! If the motor case is held together with screws when you get it apart, you may be in luck!

We seldom strip motors any more. It may be faster to send it down to you for a fettling, as you are the motor whisperer.  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2015, 11:19:11 AM »
Id happily have a try! Send pics first though!
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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2015, 11:23:18 AM »
Since the Cyclon was made by Zanussi, I'd put my bet on it being an Ametek motor?
These are very rare beasts indeed with only 500 ever made.

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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2015, 11:24:38 AM »
Im hoping for an early amtek too inside!

Where on its journey over is it? You tracked it yet?
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Re: We Have a Kleeneze Rotork Cyclon Restoration Project.
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2015, 11:30:08 AM »
Where on its journey over is it? You tracked it yet?

Not being collected till Tuesday. We should have it Thursday. I made an effort and sprang for UPS.

Yes, I'd wager there was a big old Ametek in there too.

 

 

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