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DC04 Zorbster
« on: May 21, 2016, 05:53:04 PM »
I've just rescued a DC04 Zorbster that a neighbour had put out for the bin.  (will post some pics when i learn how to) Overall it seems to be in decent condition... except the motor is shot.  I am planning to replace the motor but need some advice.  I am not looking to reinstate the zorb part of it, just to have it as a hoover, which brings me to my point.  I have read through the threads on here and believe i can simply replace the motor with a YV2200 YDK motor and just not bother connecting the extra two wires for the TOC.  Am i correct or might i be looking at some sort of disaster if i do that?  Has anyone else done this and is there any pictures anywhere to keep me on track?

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Re: DC04 Zorbster
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 06:13:53 PM »
Yes, you can do away with the wires to the microswitch on the chassis and fit a standard 04 or 07 motor.

And the photo posting tutorial is >>here<<.

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Re: DC04 Zorbster
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 07:08:22 PM »
One thing I want to see if it's doable is to wire up a normal ydk onto the zorbster stuff,  doable or should I not bother? Or would ydk internals fit into the zorbster motor case? I have one with shot carbons and comm,  the coil and casing will be fine...
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Re: DC04 Zorbster
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2016, 08:51:07 PM »
One thing I want to see if it's doable is to wire up a normal ydk onto the zorbster stuff,  doable or should I not bother? Or would ydk internals fit into the zorbster motor case? I have one with shot carbons and comm,  the coil and casing will be fine...

You just swap over the thermal cut out from the Zorbster to the normal motor.

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