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Premiere Mini 175 - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: May 05, 2016, 12:42:07 AM »
I've made a new contact, some guy locally does clearances, and I had a few machines from him (A nice DC07 Animal, already sold) and 2 of these



The Premiere Mini 175. I got 2, but the more battered one of the two expired shortly afterwards with worn carbons. I only paid 5 each, so not too upset, and I may be able to fix it. But I concentrated on the good one first



The cord storage is on the top, with 2 hooks that rotate under the handle to release the cord





There was a big sticker on the top, which left a bit of residue when peeled off



A bit of WD40 soon cleared it



The top unclips, and 2 screws can be seen



Once unscrewed the handle falls off



The rotating tabs are tensioned with a spring and ball bearing



The hose entry port screws on from inside the machine

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Re: Premiere Mini 175 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2016, 12:48:48 AM »


A rubber gasket sits inbetween the hose port and chassis to create the seal



This old pat test sticker came off



and the other contractor sticker, the same one was on the top



Gone



Time to turn it upside down



The bumper peels off



to reveal 4 bolts



The appropriate size socket was found



Off they came



and the motor housing lifts off
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Re: Premiere Mini 175 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 12:56:16 AM »


All the wheels unbolt from the base with a 13mm socket



Shows the parts per wheel, nice BIG chunky washers



The first of much sound deadening lifts off



to reveal the motor



Let's get the cord off first.



The cord entry assembly is held in with a screw



Once removed, the cord is held further in by a plastic peg, this is removed by slightly screwing the screw in the other end, and pulling very hard



The cord can now be removed from the relief assembly



With the cord out of the way, the contact blocks prise out of the plastic housing



The rest of the cord stain relief has to stay put for now
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Re: Premiere Mini 175 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 01:03:16 AM »


Motor time now. Unplug all the wires, remove the screws and remove the cable clips. This releases the motor as well



Rubbers and top frame removed



It's a Lamb job, stunningly similar to a numatic Henry/MTR299 motor



Empty



I unscrewed the switch here, that sits behind the switch foot pedal



I mainly removed the switch as I didn't realise the sound deadening pulled off the switch...



4 13mm bolts now



which once removed split the whole thing. They sit in captive nuts inside the (heavy) plate that sits inside the bag compartment



With the bolts and plastic spacers removed, the cord strain spring and switch pedal also come away, as their bolted through with the bolts



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Re: Premiere Mini 175 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 01:11:24 AM »


The last thing left are 4 plastic standoffs, that the motor retaining clamp screws into. These are a pain to remove, they must have been assembled in some sort of jig at the factory, but off they came



The last thing to do on this machine was chop the plug off



as it was broken



Can't have that!

Everything was washed, dried and polished, and earlier I re-assembled it!



These horrible things were first to go in, a combination of holding them by hand and winding the fat screws in 3/4 of the way, then holding them steady with an adjustable spanner for the last 1/4 did it



Fitted



I screwed the switch in whilst it was clear, the switch only has 2 threaded holes, the other 2 are blanks



and bolted everything together. It's quite hard to do it and take pics of the steps, but once one bolt went in, the rest followed. Do the 2 side ones first but don't nip them up, then fit the front one with switch pedal, and rear one with cord strain spring and wind them tight



Motor and sound deadening dropped in

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Re: Premiere Mini 175 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 01:18:03 AM »


Cord run through the strain relief first (yep, I did not do this initially), then feed the cable through the machine, then through the cord clamp assembly, slide the rubber sleeve over and through, then push the retaining block in, and screw it all home to pull it together (the cord clamp pulls tight with the screw wound up)



Wheel stubs bolted in, the stubs have flats to hold them with a spanner to nip the bolts up



Wheels popped on



Hose entry port fitted



I thought I had a picture of this before I washed it, but just imagine a dark brown, heavily clogged filter. And now it's 100% cleaned, and only 4% stained



Henry bags fit, so I fitted a nice hepaflo bag, and popped a spare in too



Top handle put together



and screwed onto the lid



And that, for now, is that! I need to pop a plug on and test it still works, then grab some tools for it. Then sell it!
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Re: Premiere Mini 175 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2016, 10:59:25 PM »
So, when I got home, I found a nice black plug and fitted it. This confirmed it worked very well, with suction to rival Henry.

Into the shed we went to find the new pack of tools I had bought for Bertie, but Bertie is still broken, so they can be used for this







The brightwork came up very well with a good ciffing, then a good going over with metal polish









I may have sold it already, but I'll give them until the end of the weekend and onto facebook it goes!
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