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Offline beko1987

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Vaclensa ProClean C167 - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: June 16, 2016, 11:15:48 PM »
A while ago, my house clearance guy bought me this round

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A Vaclensa ProClean. I've never had one of these, but another collector has, and gave it the thumbs up.

It did work ok before tbh, despite a clogged filter and stinking of dog

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I got a manky set of tools with it, uncluding 2 metal tubes that are welded together, and an original Vaclensa floortool which was sadly scrap as I like this style (I've never had a Numatic single pedal one either)

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The underneath was as scrap as the cover too, so in the bin that went! The hose and filter also went in the washing machine.

So, onto the teardown

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Cord off

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The recovery bucket was filthy, this hasn't seen a bag for a long while

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The hose input screws onto the main bucket

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Like so!

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The wheels pull easily off the base, and were covered in blue paint. A few minutes scraping with a knife got it all off easily though luckily

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There was more paint under the bucket too

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The bucket made a handy place to put all the bits as they came off!
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Re: Vaclensa ProClean C167 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 11:24:24 PM »
Onto the motor unit now

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I peeled off the old pat test sticker, which shows how filthy it all is. The plastic is textured, and holds the filth

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The top screws were buried under a layer of filth

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But once all 4 were dug out the top handle/cord storage bit came away

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This also releases the top hat, revealing the second layer

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The post motor filter sits in a removeable box at the back of the unit

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The anti strain assembly for the cable is screwed on just beside this

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and breaks down like so. I binned the split ring as it was mullered

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4 screws on the middle cover lifts that out of the way

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Re: Vaclensa ProClean C167 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 11:29:07 PM »
The clips that hold the 2 halves together pop off their runners just like Henry ones do

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The switch comes out next

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As does the cord with the clamp removed

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The motor and seals lift out of the bottom chassis

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The top seal lifts off the top of the motor

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I had the carbon brushes out, after being caught out by the Premiere Mini a few weeks ago, and their fine!

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Comm is nice and clean too

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I thought the motor looks familiar, and it does, it's the same Amtek unit used in Numatics of a certain age, and DC04 Lime Green machines, just without the belt spindle part

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Job done, she is stripped down (very, VERY easy!) Everything was washed, dried and polished

Even the cable

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which looked much better afterwards!



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Re: Vaclensa ProClean C167 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 11:35:11 PM »
Exploded diagram shot!

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And time to re-assemble! Motor and seals dropped in

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Clips clipped in

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Cable clamped down

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and the switch connected up and cables routed

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I nearly forgot the top seal/positioning block (remembered as I was putting the 4th cover screw on...)

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and put the middle cover on

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I found a nice straight split ring, and put the cord strain assembly back together

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and screwed it onto the housing

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Re: Vaclensa ProClean C167 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2016, 11:38:35 PM »
With the top cover and handle/cord storage halo fitted, she's nearly done already!

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Hose port screwed back on

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Wheels pushed back in

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And a lovely new HepaFlo bag fitted (again, same Numatic style fitting)

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The filter came up nicely. Not quite as white as I'd hoped, but spotless none the less

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So on that goes

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Post motor filter back together, with an air freshener for good measure

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and fitted

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The little sponge filter that sits over the fan cover fits back in too

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Re: Vaclensa ProClean C167 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2016, 11:41:44 PM »
Getting there now, I bought a set of good old 2.5 metre toolkit, which is such a good set value for money wise!

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And once fitted, it looks like this! I put 2 more bags with it too

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I love this thing, it's easy to have apart, and works damn well afterwards, I'd say the suction is MUCH sharper than a Henry, although this is 1300w and Henry is/was usually 1100w.

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Eva loves it too!

It has had interest at 40, although I seem to have a f  :censored: kwit collecting it, who has been silent for 2 days now, so watch this space!
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Re: Vaclensa ProClean C167 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2016, 12:40:16 AM »
Good looking machine.

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Re: Vaclensa ProClean C167 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2016, 01:17:40 PM »
I would love one of these ;D
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.


 

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