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I've had this a while. Infact I bought it the same day I got my old Xantia! Cost me 3, and I bought it en route to see George (Petsandvacuums!). So all the way from near Derby, then back to Oxfordshire!

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First out was the filter to be washed

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It was quite blocked, so I cut the outer mesh off



And vacced it off

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Next off was the hose to be washed. The hose is built into the wand, which clips into the top

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That happened in August 2016... All the rest happened in May 2017... I got rid of the Xantia before it started to eat my wallet in March, so it outlived that (in my ownership anyway, the Xantia lives on with a serial garlic licker)



The wand sans hose

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I gently tried to seperate it, but it wasn't having it, so I left it alone before I damaged anything!

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The suction duct runs up the outside, and screws on

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The white lint catcher pops out
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Re: Panasonic EcoMac MC-UL70 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 11:58:43 PM »
The carry handle is held on with 2 screws

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and comes off with a slight prise apart

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The handle shell splits in 2

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The switch cover pops off now (the handle holds it down)

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Revealing the 2 switches

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The switch covers themselves pop out

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The button to release the wand lifts off with the switch cover removed

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Moving down slightly, I popped the cover off and removed the post motor filter

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And removed the powerhead

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Re: Panasonic EcoMax MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 12:08:06 AM »
I think this vacuum should come with some other tools, which clip onto this, which mine did not have. So I removed the bracket anyway

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And undoing the casing screws reveals the innards!

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Annoyingly the cables are connecting the 2 halves still

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The motor housing falls off at this point, as it's held on with the main casing screws

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The motor itself is held into the middle part with 1 screw, which I removed here, but the motor wont come through the middle casing, and the wires aren't easily removeable

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The mains cable connects to the inner wires with these crimps

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So we will snip those

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and remove the internal ducting

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The switches are held in this cage, with the wires as shown

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Re: Panasonic EcoMax MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 12:14:02 AM »
With the switches unplugged, and the red wire snipped, the motor comes fully off the middle part of the housing

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The start of the suction channel lifts off the housing

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These air ducts were a bit rubbish to be honest. Their flush fitting, secured with foam tape which had perished. So I took it all off

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There was the start of a blockage here (this is nothing compared to what's coming!)

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The mains flex is held in with this clamp

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The post filter/diffuser lifts out

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This is the lower half of the wand release clip and it's spring

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The body-bin seal pulls out

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And onto the motor!

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Re: Panasonic EcoMax MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 12:19:09 AM »
Again, the housing is a flush fit secured with foam tape, so separates easily

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Motor lifts out of the housing

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Top rubber seal out

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Sound muffler off the very familiar looking motor... :-\

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Looks very much like a DC24 motor (can anyone cross reference the numbers? I don't have a DC24 or 25 to hand!). Makes sense I suppose, this is a Panasonic cleaner!

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Main cleaner apart, time for the cleaner head!

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Mmmm, this has been off a few times

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Take the base plate off and ....blimey  :sick0012:

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Brushroll out

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Re: Panasonic EcoMax MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 12:25:41 AM »
Noting that 2 screws were missing I removed the top cover

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Lifted the bumper off

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Took the very clogged little foam post filter for the brushroll motor out

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At least outside of the air path had escaped the smeg!

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This is the brushroll PCB

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And the brushroll motor (no manufacturer markings, but ruddy similar size to a DC24....)

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PCB Detail

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Back to the plastics, and the baseplate wheels pop out

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Le belt

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Re: Panasonic EcoMax MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 12:33:13 AM »
With the wires unplugged from the PCB, the suction duct lifts off the brushroll housing, and feck

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The pivoting mechanism is a bit complicated (and the locking mechanism broken), but this lower piece comes off first. Large lower screw first, then the smaller upper ones

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With the long plastic pivot peg removed, the 2 halves seperate

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This spring hangs out here

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The rear wheels were greasy as hell, but held on with a circlip each

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And a washer behind each wheel

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The wheel axle pulls out one side

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This spring controls the locking pedal to lock the machine upright, and had popped out of its slot, so that's fixed that! (Well, it did when I re-assembled it)

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Re: Panasonic EcoMax MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 12:42:41 AM »
Back to the pivot joint. The 2 silver vanity caps pop out, and reveal 2 screws either side, which once remove enable the assembly to be split

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The power plug lifts off it's holder and the top part lifts off with the lower part unscrewed

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The main suction channel then splits in half itself to reveal more smeg

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The wiring loom can be removed now

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One final split down on the angled part

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And it all went into soak for 3 days and still proved to be a sod to scrub! But onto the bin for now!

It splits into 3 parts generally anyway, like this

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The flap on the bottom of the bin pops off, and the rubber seal pulls out, revealing more crud

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The green 'cyclone'/shroud twists apart

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Re: Panasonic EcoMax MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 12:48:58 AM »
And the top splits down with the screws removed to get to the cones

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I thought it used to have a coarse foam bit here, but this was just compacted but aerated dust!

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Al the cyclone seals lift off

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Seems a little blocked up in here

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One final cyclone seal

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Right up top sits the release valve

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Which pops out

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The handle for the bin pops off the pivots

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As do the top bin clips

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Re: Panasonic EcoMax MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 12:51:07 AM »
One last quick return to the brushroll as I forgot about it...

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With the 2 screws undone, the cog end pulls out, bringing the axle with it. The other end is the bearing and end cap

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Done, apart!



I'm going to take a break now and grab a coffee, then it's time for re-assembly, only 80 more images to go!
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Re: Panasonic EcoMax MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2017, 01:12:30 AM »
Right, I'm all tea and rolly'd up, let's crack on

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And wash, dry and polish everything!

Brushroll

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Dumb end cap, bearing and axle in

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Belt cog screwed up and other bearing pushed in

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These are greasable if anyone ever needs to, mine were fine  :king:

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Other end cap on and the brushroll is done!

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Cyclone now, and clips off

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Clips on

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Handle on

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Re: Panasonic EcoMax MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2017, 01:17:16 AM »
Release valve

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together

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and it snaps into the lid

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Onto the cyclone now, and pop the main seal on

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Clean cones

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Pop the smaller inner seal in

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And the outer one

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And the lower outer one (there's alot of seals here)

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All ready to go back together

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Re: Panasonic EcoMax Light MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2017, 01:21:44 AM »
Clip the middle part on

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Pop the seal into the inside of the shroud

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Then snap the top part on (which you could have done earlier, but I'm going by my image order...) and twist the shroud onto it's tabs

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Bin flap now, seal back on

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flap looks a bit cleaner

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Clip the flap onto the bin

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Pop the bin onto the cyclone

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Put the lid on



and the cyclone is done!
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Re: Panasonic EcoMax Light MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2017, 01:27:32 AM »
Onto the floor head now, and it's all looking a bit cleaner, and my word it took alot of scrubbing even after a few days soaking!

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The wiring loom fits through slightly confusingly

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Wheels now

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wheels on

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Pop the spring in

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Next, fit the 2 angled parts together. The white clip holds them together

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Pop the cover on

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Lower cover

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Power plug fitted

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Re: Panasonic EcoMax Light MC-UL710 - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2017, 01:31:21 AM »
And the top cover on (alot of covers too here)

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Time to fit all this to the wheels. The spring sits like so and helps self return the brushroll housing to centre

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Pop the centre pivot bar in and screw it on, then snap the locking pivot rings on

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It didn't come 100% clean sadly

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but mostly did

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PCB and reset button fitted

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Motor fitted

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Then lower the pivot parts onto the base and plug it in

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Like so

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