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1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« on: August 07, 2017, 11:48:04 PM »
It's Sebo city here at Beko towers at the moment! I picked these up for 10 each a while ago



This post is about the white one. The blue one needs parts and is currently languishing in the shed until I get round to it. This thread is about the white one.

Of course, there is a before refurb video

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

I did do a few things I will not recommend as they did not work, I'll point them out as we go along!

But first, I had a look at the filter

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Which was, erm, used!

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A vacuum with the other sebo did nothing

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So I put it and the hose in the washing machine! DO NOT DO THIS, it fell apart! Hose came out lovely though

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With that done, it's time to look at the machine itself!



Handle off first

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There's 2 screws. One machine one that holds the handle to the shaft

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and one coarse thread that holds the 2 halves of the handle together

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 11:54:22 PM »
The handle pulls out from the shaft, and separates as it comes

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The cable clamp is removed

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Which makes the switch easier to see

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2 screws loosened removes the mains cable

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which was damaged sadly

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So I measured back from the damage, and chopped it there to keep the internal length in the handle that was needed

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The cable exit grommit was broken too, and I was going to glue it back together, but decided it looked fine without it so just threw it away!

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Moving on

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The switch surround cover pops off the front, bringing the switch outer with it

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 11:58:32 PM »
The switch itself sits under that

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And with the wires the other side removed, pops out

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This black wire is some sort of earth, and connects to the metal part of the handle

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Under here

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To remove it, push down, flick it off where it sits and pull it out

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The socket that holds the wires sits at the bottom

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And once released with a tab, pulls out, bringing the wires with it

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It's seen some use I think...

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I couldn't find a way of removing the wires from this part, but did notice the dust

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 12:02:58 AM »
So grabbed a pin out of her sewing kit and spent a few minutes pulling out the surprisingly large amount of dirt that was trapped inside!

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Onwards to the next step



(I'd put the hose back on to use it, hence why we see it again) off with the hose and wand



And off with the tools

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The brush strip on the upholstry brush comes off

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Time to split the machine to make it easier

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The hose clip pulls off with ease

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Time to look inside

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And time to have the bag door catch off

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 12:12:12 AM »
The part that stops the bag door being closed without a bag in place pops out of it's locating tabs, bringing its little spring with it

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Then by popping the pegs out and sliding the bag holder down it comes away

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2 screws hold the door catch to the door

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which pulls out, bringing a little metal thrust plate with it

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Next, the bag door seals come off WHICH I DO NOT RECOMMEND as they were a pain to re-seat properly, which killed the suction to start with...

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Out with the filter cage which I re-fitted so the bag door shut, and then binned which was a silly idea, as I'll explain later

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We want the lower right of the 4 screws here



Which releases the hose entry port

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There's a sorry looking foam gasket under that, which I would have liked to replace, but could not find one

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 12:17:56 AM »
A metal part, of whose purpose I was not quite sure of pulls out of the hose port

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The next stage of the internal wiring pulls out of the chassis now

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Followed by 3 clips. 2 of which are simple

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The bottom one contains the mechanism that stops the bag door being fitted if the filter isn't in place

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Which once unscrewed comes off easily, don't forget the spring, which fits like this

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Nor the plastic retainer

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Done

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Underneath now, and there are two screws holding the plug in place

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Which pulls out

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2017, 12:24:36 AM »
However, the plugs wont fit through the hole. Push down on the prongs on the top plug, which pops the terminals out, allowing full withdrawal

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Back to the 3 screws inside the bag door

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Which removes the lower cord hook

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This metal tab provides the slight locking mechanism you get when you twist it

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Back underneath now! See those screws?

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Remove them! Then, faff about for 20 minutes trying to remove the inner bottom part from the chassis without causing too much damage. It's clipped on in odd places

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The suction path seal pulls out

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The body release button is clipped into the lower part

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It pops out, and the button pops off the bar

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 12:30:12 AM »
Moving down some more, to the main motor unit

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The post motor filter looked a little grubby

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Time to remove the brushroll, end cap off

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Nice

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The glamour trim comes off

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The brushroll is in excellent* condition

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but causes the brushroll knackered light to come on. Underneath is less spotless than I hoped it would be tbh

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2017, 12:47:51 AM »
Rear baseplate off

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Then 4 long machine screws remove the hood

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This inner sound deadening should be white...

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Filter door release latch unscrews

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That's about it under here

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Ah wait, no it isnt

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First out is the belt cover, which lifts out

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With that removed, the part that I can only describe as a locating pin pops off if it hasnt fallen out already (I had to re fit it for this shot...)

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 12:58:06 AM »
The spring turned out to be broken, although it's not really critical

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I found this tiny part of the bumper lifted out

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As did the slightly larger front piece

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PCB now, the connector at the front is for the height control module (of which you can see more of here - https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,3067.0.html)

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Then the height module can be removed (this is Dily's one, I sent her back the good one from this just in case!)

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The link ribbon between the power PCB and computer PCB can be removed

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Then 2 screws

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and the PCB lifts off!

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The two black wires are power to the motor

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2017, 01:01:45 AM »
This cover forms part of the pivoting assembly

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And lifts off

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Next, undo the screws holding the motor cover on

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And lift it off

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Unplug these two blue wires, the last part of the spinal cord

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Motor out

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Rear mount off

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Hole

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Flip the machine over now, and undo the 4 larger screws

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2017, 01:06:14 AM »
And lift the suction duct out

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Oh look, tetanus..

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I put that in Amy's cereal box  :whist11:

and pulled the mounts off the suction duct, and removed all the cork seals

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Popped off this black plastic ring

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and removed the cable clamp

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Another small locking tab and the socket pushes upwards

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and again, pushing on the thin terminals pops them out, allowing the harness to be removed

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Another plastic ring the other side to remove (I think these are spacers)

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This is the lock for the recline mechanism, to have it floating, or so it lifts the cleaner head when you recline it enough. It just snaps out

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2017, 01:12:42 AM »
The gauze that must stop so much filth being sucked into the motor pops off

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Oh look, another PCB! This one controls power I think

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Not quite sure how, unless it steps it down for the height control motor and just feeds it's voltage straight to it. The thermal cutout sits on here too

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The brushroll end cap release button pops off

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Then, the front baseplate pops off after releasing several locking pins. I think it's a dirt trap

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Next, it's time for the belt gubbins

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Which lifts off once unscrewed, and the belts fall off

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DO NOT DO THIS PART - It got me nowhere and was a right mare to put back in...

Remove the mounting cradle

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With a bearing puller, take the bearing off

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2017, 01:17:36 AM »
This spring thing is removed next

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Then the big plastic floating part pulled off, making the spring that fits into it go ping...

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But after this I could go (nor wanted to really) go no further!

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so spent half an hour faffing it all back together. Just don't bother kids! Just say no...

Back to normal matters, the brushroll drive cog lifts out

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Back underneath now. The wheels are held in with 3 screwed down tabs

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Re: 1997 Sebo Automatic X1 - Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2017, 01:22:46 AM »
The last DO NOT DO THIS BIT! is this. Just leave the axle whole and wash it as it is, after removing the wheel glamour caps.

Or...

Pop off the glamour caps, and lever the spider clip up the axle

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Remove the wheel. Do the other side, then pop the foot pedal off

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Just don't, it bit me in the arse as I shall explain later!

So, all washed, dried and some considerable ciffing later, it's time to put it back together!

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Starting with the wheels.

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The spring that makes the foot lever spring back fits on like so

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I then broke one of the very thin and fragile wheel clips refitting the wheels, but bodged it well enough I thought, and re-fitted the assembly to the machine

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Then back off again as the pedal has to go on first

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 :'(
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