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Offline beko1987

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Electrolux Dolphin Z2230 (mk2) - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: November 02, 2015, 11:08:26 PM »
Amy bought me this years ago, she found it in our local British Heart Foundation and bought it home!

This is what it looked like on the 18th Jan 2014





Sadly, when trying to remove the power pedal, I broke it





After this it sort of languished about, unloved because I broke it. We were living at my mums at the time after evacuating our flat due to the rats, and I used it as a garage/car vac for a bit, and generally treated it like crap.

Last winter, I obtained several random dolphins, including another Z2230, an earlier one, in worse condition



They've sat in the shed for far too long, so I got them all out. I scrapped a bodily broken dark blue dolphin, which is a shame as it was quite rare, but too broken to bother with, so had the good motor out for the other z2230 which had a blown motor, pinched the unbroken power pedal from it and replaced it with a blue pedal, and decided to refurb it!



Poor, unloved thing



Week 36 1991



I was waxing and glossing up the 2260 whilst doing this, hence why its in the background. I cracked out a few beers and got to work



First to go was that sticker, which is a shame as I like originality, but it was too far gone



Hopefully the white bits will fade down happily in time

Bag door off



Bag fill indicator off



and split



The Escutcheon (yep, thats what its called) comes off



The crevice tool is there, I forgot to get it out of the shed...



Upholstry tool is in good order



Dusting brush is iffy but do-able



God knows how long this bags been in here



CUL8R



The filters weren't too bad tbh, I put them through the washing machine and they came up very well



Bag holder out



The screw holder bungs removed



and the hose entry assembly removed



The mouldings for the electric bits as per the 2260 are present but unused



Bag door seal removed



Post motor filter housing removed



The post filter was washed too and was fine





Wiring cover removed



Power slider removed



1200w superboost button removed



Power slider and superboost indicator gubbins lifts out







They both sit on a bespoke housing



Superboost button removed









Lucas prince of darkness



reference shot of the wiring



The plastics are a different shade on the pedals



Motor and cord rewind assemblies lift out whole



Power switch holder removed





There are 2 neutrals coming from the cord reel, one to the motor and one to the PCB







Cord reel lifts out



In hindsight, I wish I had cut the cable down a bit as the end is very bent, maybe another day



The power button spring was missing, so the cord reel one was removed



Motor housing seal removed



Motor housing removed



Fancase seal off



motor out



The rf supressor is on a bit of a state



It was like that when I bought it, and I left it alone, it does still work, despite it exploding a bit at some point in its life



Out it comes







The motor itself was very clean, so I dripped a bit of oil in the bearings and left it be



Looking a bit emptier now



Bag door catch out



Bumper off



Rear wheels off



Front wheels off



Parking bracket removed



Machine done, it's onto the floor tool. Not sure if this is the one it originally came with as I have a few now, but it's a floor tool, and that's good enough for me!





Baseplate off



Brushes out



Changeover plate out



Elbow out



All that was washed up, dried and polished in the usual fashion. I then did some shopping, and repaired the motor



Checked what wire should go where, and ran it past tech12 for reassurance









The black wire has the end of the coil wire with it as well, so it's tucked nicely into the motor housing out of the way and to ensure it cant move



Red live wire plugged in too



Motor back in



PCB fitted



Switch fitted



Cord rewind fitted



button covers and cord guide fitted



Motor housing seal fitted



Rear wheels now





with a drop of grease to smooth it out





Front wheel reassembled



One of the small guide wheels underneath has a side missing, but it doesnt seem to bother it







Bag door catch fitted



Parking bracket screwed in, this has been off before by the looks of it and had the wrong length screws refitted



Bumper on



Hose input housing fitted



Electronics dumped back in



speed control and superboost light fitted



cover fitted



Bag door seal fitted



I fitted new filters as the old ones were still drying at the time



A new bag





Bag door and escutcheon fitted



Post motor filter fitted. They seem to work better if fitted like this, then the cover fitted as they blow up and into position, the cover wont clip on if their just laid on top





Tool tray fitted





Tools fitted

And she is almost done!

Floor tool next









I found the extension tubes in the shed and gave them a good polish, and put it aside whilst it waited for its hose (and others) to dry



I found another pedal spring from the cannibalised dolphin





and the machine is done! It joined its friend







I did find the/a crevice tool





The floortools are very different. The grey one is ace on carpet, not as good on hard floor. The black one is rubbish on carpet as it holds itself too high, but ace on hard floors





<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lAsjQ25xUU" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lAsjQ25xUU</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ0MH6Yhb6E" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ0MH6Yhb6E</a>

I found a hose end, and got it polished up









And she is done! (again, I wont abuse it this time though)





<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flwNW1FvBBI" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flwNW1FvBBI</a>

I've used it alot tbh, it's slightly nicer to use than the Z2260 as the hose is lighter and less bulky. The blower mode is handy too, I pointed it at the extractor fan in the bathroom and nearly choked to death!
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Re: Electrolux Dolphin Z2230 (mk2) - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 12:39:12 AM »
Nice write up buddy  :thumbsup:
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