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Hi! Some years ago now (09/01/2015 looking at the first picture  :underchair:) I won this from ebay for 99p!



Initially I was excited, but when I got it back to my mums for a proper look, it was not all good. The brushroll was melted at one end and fully shot

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The plastics were in dire need of a polish

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The handle was broken

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But the baseplate was pretty good

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The ratings plate dates it to week 34 1988, a mere few months younger than me!

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Looking at the pictures available to me I seem to have removed the base plate

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Removed the ruined belt

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And had a closer look at the brushroll to see if it was saveable

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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 11:54:40 PM »
It wasn't...

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Sadly, these brushrolls (They fit the 600 series, Contour, Glider and Airstream, and the Dirt Devil 6110) are hens teeth, so it went into the back of the shed for a long time

Until last month infact!



Because, amazingly, someone was selling 12 BRL21's, so I grabbed 2 (one for a contour I have had for a while...). (Stu, if you hear of Q finding loads of these, get them! The 12 sold out within 2 weeks @ 13 a go plus postage...)

So I filmed the before refurb video

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And here we go  ;D ;D ;D

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Cable removed



Hose re removed



Wand and crevice tool removed

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Handle removed

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Speaking of the handle, this sticker is interesting. Not to me (well, slightly), but to a member of our pages, Sebo Steve, or Mr Steve Green, Manchestervac's friendly* Sebo area rep! Apparently he used to work at this very vacuum cleaner shop back in the day before reaching the heady heights of working for Sebo with a company 320d and mobile phone, he may have even touched this VERY vacuum. Sadly it was peeling of, so I removed it, but here it is for prosperity!

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I did try to split the handle fully but it's not meant to, so I left it

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The holder for the missing crevice tool pops out easily
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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 11:59:26 PM »
Moving down now, and the bag door comes off

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The bag full indicator comes out



And splits down for cleaning as it's full of dust!

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The latch pops out from the top, the metal bar provides it's self returning spring

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The bag door seal comes out as well

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This bag was in it when I got it, and well fit for the bin now!

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Under here should be some wires

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Yep...

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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 12:06:46 AM »
Working from the top, the speed control knob lifts off

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And splits down slightly

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The power button and it's surround lifts out too

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Time to undo the wiring

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The mains cable comes in at the front right of the block
Opposite that is a neutral that runs to the motor, and a live to one side of the switch.
From the switch the live goes to the PCB, which comes out again and through the choc block to the motor.
The supressor connects over the neutral, with an earth that goes straight to the motor and earths there
Simple!

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Very common electrolux switch this is

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Mains cable removed

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and once the motor wires are undone the pcb and speed module can be removed

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Made in Tyne & Wear, rather than happy factory 5 in china!

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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 12:12:12 AM »
With all that removed, the spinal cable can be pulled out and down



The mains cable grommit pulls out too

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The bag latch pulls out of the bag compartment



And we are done up the top! So onto the bottom

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The baseplate has to come off first. The screws are identical to DC01 soleplate screws and retaining washers, just flat head not philips

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I popped the metal gliders off

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And removed the brushroll

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Now this took some figuring out, but 4 screws hold an internal chassis in place, which lifts out and makes the hood fall off too

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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 12:17:56 AM »
The chassis holds the wheels, height adjustment mechanism and release pedal

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The height adjuster knob unscrews from the assembly

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The rear wheels are removed by pulling the axle out, not even a circlip needed as it's all held together when the chassis is in place

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This part sort of fell out, but it's what makes the front wheels move up and down according to the surface being cleaned

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Once that is removed, the front wheel assembly comes out

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All 4 wheels slide off

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The release pedal is sprung by this spring, which hooks underneath the chassis

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With that released the pedal pops out of it's pivots.

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Chassis done, onto the hood next

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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2017, 12:25:15 AM »
Which doesn't really hold too much, the furniture guard comes off

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As does this belt guard

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And that's it! Now, we can open the motor cover!

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The suction duct sits infront of the fancase, and lifts out

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The motor itself then lifts out

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Last out is the pre motor filter holding cage

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Onto the motor itself, the bracket that holds it steady on the belt spindle side is removed, as are the seals

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Sadly, Electrolux motors from the 500 series until the airstreams, both cylinder and uprights (dolphin motors are the same, just without the belt spindle) are non servicable, you can't componentise them as you can Hoover's motors, however, you can pop the two clips and remove the top part of the motor

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And get to the bearings, which you cannot remove as the flat end stop is crimped onto the end of the belt spindle... Luckily these were not completely shot, and responded well to a good soak in 3 in 1 oil and a clean up, which is all that can be done.

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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2017, 12:29:37 AM »
On 500 series motors, there is a spring around the ends of the fans which does something to improve suction, but also has a great reputation for clogging up with fluff and killing all the suction, so I removed the dry tape and lifted the fancase off

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And found no spring. Oh well, I refitted it with nice fresh tape

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And with the motor spinning very smoothly now, washed and dried all the plastics. Then, gave them a polish

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And cleaned the plug up

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First back in was the pre motor filter holder

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Then it was time to open some nice new old filters

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One of which had gone a bit crumbly

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But the other one was fine

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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 12:31:04 AM »
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Mum had one of those, handle snapped clean off in the end. Dad and I took the floor plate off used the height adjuster to cover the motor shaft and turned it into a cylinder machine, we used it in the caravan at Caister for years.

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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2017, 12:33:38 AM »
I fitted the new post motor filter too

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And put the cover on

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Next, it was time to rubber up the motor

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Fit the holder

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And dropped it in

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Running the cable up to the top

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Hood now, and the bumper is fitted

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As is the belt guard

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Inner chassis now, release pedal replaced

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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2017, 12:39:01 AM »
And popped the spring back

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Middle wheels assembled with a nice smear of grease to stop them squeaking

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And fitted to the holder

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Floaty springs fitted

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With the white part (which, thinking about it actually pushes the wheels down when put into upright mode to lift the brushroll off the carpet when using the tools!) fitted

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Height adjuster fitted

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The hood is laid in place, with the suction duct for the brushroll housing fitted

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A smear of grease on the rear wheel axles as well as the main machine pivots and the inner chassis is screwed down

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Brushroll and belt fitted

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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2017, 12:43:50 AM »
Metal plates back in with a tiny bit of bending about

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And fitted!

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Down here is done!

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Bag holder fitted

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And the wiring and grommit can start to go back in



I de-supressored it

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Because it was starting to bulge

Wired up

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Controls fitted
















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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2017, 12:47:09 AM »
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And popped the cover on

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The cleaned and plumper bag door seal went on

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latch refitted

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And the bag full indicator reassembled and fitted

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I glued the handle back together and fitted the tool holder

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and put everything else on



And that was that!
















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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2017, 12:51:32 AM »



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And that was that! I put it on ebay using the above pictures, with a pack of genuine bags and filters I had lying around, starting it at 19.99 to cover costs, and put what I thought was a fairly silly buy it now on, well blow me if someone didn't hit the button not 24 hours later for 75 plus 15 post! Result! The chap used to repair them back in the day (there's a pattern here) apparently and fancied one again for nostalgia. So I boxed the crap out of it and it arrived safely and I presume he is very happy with it!

And I'm very happy with it too!

Madrat, how could you let your parents do that to such a lovely cleaner? For shame...







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Re: 1988 Electrolux 612 Electronic - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2017, 12:54:51 AM »
Forgot the after video!
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdB8sEyfPtM" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdB8sEyfPtM</a>

The poxy hepaflo type Airstram bag I thought would fit popped off during that though, so I had to spend 10 minutes with the DC40 which I got that day cleaning it all back out, luckily it was only light dust and came right off!
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