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Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: August 02, 2016, 12:25:40 AM »
Hello my Vacuum Cleaner Chums!

Sometimes I get fantastic, rare, interesting cleaners to stripdown and refurb for your pleasure!

However, this is not one of those cleaners! It was given to me in a damp field on a wet friday in June...

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A cheapo bagless upright, made in China. Ace!

I took a few videos initially, one is a first look

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nrfOduGVj8" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nrfOduGVj8</a>

and the other is a quick belt fitment and vacuum

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Kzv6q8mWI" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Kzv6q8mWI</a>

So, once it was confirmed working, I put the filter and hose through the wash, and stripped the machine down a few week ago!

Starting with the turbo tool

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The RizorVizor unclips from the edges

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2 screws release the top of the turbo tool

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The main turbine lifts out of the shell, and the retaining bracket is held on with a small circlip

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The axle pushes out the middle of the turbine

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The brushroll and belt comes out, and the brushroll end caps pop out of the brushroll ends

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The attachment tube is held on with 2 small screws

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like so

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And the turbo brush is stripped!
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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 12:32:47 AM »
Onto the machine itself now. Extension tube and crevice tool out

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Pop the cable off the hooks

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The top handle is held on with a long screw at the top

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and pulls off the machine once removed

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One long screw and 2 shorter screws on the top handle split it even further

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The turbo tool holder is screwed in behind the front plate

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And the top cap is released with a little tab

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Moving down the machine, the lower cord hook/hose guide is removed with a short screw

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Like so

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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 12:42:17 AM »
The cord hook pops out of the bracket from behind

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2 screws from the top release the bracketry that holds the hose and extension wands at the top of the machine

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After this, one long screw releases the whole spine of the machine from the base!

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The cyclone seal pulls out of the chassis

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and we can move onto the bottom of the machine! Hood off

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The little belt viewing window pops out

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The brushroll lifts out, and the end caps come away

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The belt is tricky to remove at the moment though, but luckily the next thing to do is remove the pivot rings holding the 2 remaining parts of the machine together!

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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016, 12:51:09 AM »
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The wheels come away with the removal of a circlip, and the assembly splits out nicely

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The release pedal unclips from the back of the chassis

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And the front wheels are removed from the chassis by unhooking the little spring and lifting the assembly vertical and lifting it out

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Next to what looks like de-watered, heated, filtered WVO is the height adjuster knob, which turns until a peg aligns with a slot

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and lifts out

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The front wheels split down nicely

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And the lower chassis is stripped!

Onto the motor housing now, and we start with the blanking plate for where higher spec models would have had a light!

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Nowt under here

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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2016, 12:57:06 AM »
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Some screws release the motor housing

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Some snipping occured

and the motor was free

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The motor suction is linked to the machine by a rubber adapter that sits under where the hose connects

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The switch button pops out

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As does the switch itself

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The fancase seal and suction adapter thing pull off

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ID markings on the motor, no idea who they are

Cyclone/Bin assembly now

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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2016, 01:04:18 AM »
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Under the top is 3 screws

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Which once removed releases the top suction channel

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The bin clip pops out

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and the seal pulls off the end of the top part

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The bottom bin flap pops off its tabs, and the rubber seal pulls off the outside

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And the bin flap release catch pops off, revealing a conical spring!

Everything was washed and polished as usual, and we can not commence re-assembly!

Bottom flap and seal back on the bin

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Release catch fitted

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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2016, 01:10:48 AM »
Onto the top part now, and the cyclone top was fitted,

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That done, it's time to fit the filter. If you remember back to the before videos, this was choked, and it took me a good 20 minutes picking it clean with a screwdriver, then 3 hours in the washing machine

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And the bin is done!

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Moving on, I rubbered up the motor

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Fitted the switch

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Fitted the switch pedal

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Time to wire the cables back up now, so they were stripped and twisted

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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2016, 01:14:43 AM »
Some nice crimps found

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and connections made

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The motor can be fitted now

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and the motor housing screwed up

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And the blanking plate fitted

Front wheels now, re-assembled

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Drop the height adjuster knob in

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And fit the wheels to the lower chassis

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Release pedal fitted

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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 01:21:06 AM »
Rear wheels next

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The motor housing can be lowered onto the lower chassis now, the belt fitted as it's easier and the retaining rings screwed down

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The brushroll can go back in now

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The little window can be clipped in and the hood can be refitted

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Moving on up, fit the seal to the spine

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And that drops on to the machine and is nipped up with the screw

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Tool hooks fitted now

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Lower cord hook fitted

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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2016, 01:24:42 AM »
Top cap back on the handle

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Turbo tool clip and the front plastics screwed on

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And the handle can be fitted to the machine

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The cyclone can be clipped on

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And the washed hose, tools and cable can be fitted, along with a Dyson dusting brush I found that fits perfectly!

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Time to lob the turbo head back together

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Charlie helped with this bit

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Then got bored so we went into the garden for the last little bit

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RizorVizor fitted

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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2016, 01:26:16 AM »
And we are done!

I took some after shots

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And sold it for 25 the next day, so no after video I'm afraid, but rest assured, it has excellent suction, groomed very well and was bloody VERY LOUD!

Hope you enjoyed it!
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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2016, 06:44:16 PM »
That wedge of sound deadening obviously works well, didnt know a dyson Dusting tool would fit

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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2016, 06:47:39 PM »
It fits internally,  so the hose goes over the whole outer of the tool!
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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2016, 06:52:12 PM »
Ah right cool

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Re: Electrolux Vitesse+ 1900w - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2016, 08:10:00 PM »
Looks good! Still better than the Bush 1800W Pets I sold yesterday for 20!
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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