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Offline beko1987

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Back in March, one of the girls from work came up to me, complaining that her Vax did not work. The usual happened, and I fixed it

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV82yWQfIEE" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV82yWQfIEE</a>

Fast Forward to August, and she came up to me again, and said she's sick of it, has bought a Henry and it's in the boot of her car if I wanted it

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apoREPLF3cI" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apoREPLF3cI</a>

So let's do this!



I washed the hose and filters prior to this, so on stripdown night, we only have these bits to get on with

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Turbo tool first

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Which had never been used, so I quickly skipped it, and took the combination tool apart

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Which had also barely been used! The dusting brush part is quite stiff



And the upholstery tool side is flipping horrible!



The hose end comes apart in a basic way

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The wand was pretty filthy

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Floortool next, which I actually really, really liked! Stuck down nicely to the floor, and felt like it was actually doing something

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Re: Vax C86-PC-TE Performance 10 Total Home - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 10:58:25 PM »
Pretty standard cheap affair though

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Baseplate comes off

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Hard floor brush insert lifts out

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The brushes had one ot two hairs present

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But it picked clean easily enough

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The rubber squeegee slid out

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The pedal is clipped in either end



and wriggles out of the main housing

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Accessories out of the way, it's onto the main attraction

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Re: Vax C86-PC-TE Performance 10 Total Home - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 11:05:23 PM »
Take the cyclone off, we'll deal with that later

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The HEPA Post Filter makes it look like cleaning it is easier than it probably would be if it was fully minging

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It's not to bad, and a good vacuum off made it white again

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Typical excellent Vax filtration here

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The hose entry housing is held on with 2 screws

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Under that sits a massive spacing/sealing rubber

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Next, the rear wheels have to come off, which involves force, and horrible plastic cracking sounds. One of these did split slightly, but glued up fine upon re-assembly

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Re: Vax C86-PC-TE Performance 10 Total Home - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 11:10:53 PM »
The reason for all that fun* is that 2 screws sit behind them

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The two buttons pop off, although this can be done after the top is removed I suppose

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Remove the rest of the screws holding the two parts together and the top lifts off with a bit of wriggling

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The cable guide just needs the cable slotting out of it

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One nice touch is a metal guide roller built in, I'm amazed that A this exists and B it's not plastic...

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The Power Switch sits underneath where the power button sits (funny that...)

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Various cable routings



Cord reel lifts out

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Re: Vax C86-PC-TE Performance 10 Total Home - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 11:19:31 PM »
The motor exhaust cowling unscrews and lifts off the motor housing

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The rubber gaskets lift out

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Some foam sound deadening that definatly wont cause issues if left with badly maintained filters sits inside the top cover

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Pull that out

Another layer sits below that inside the motor housing itself

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The amazingly complicated looking PCB needs to be removed

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Then some more screws see's the motor out of the chassis

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Front wheel is held in with just one screw

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To remove the wiring harness from the motor housing, the cables split within the white sleeve here

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Using the same locking crimps Dyson are so fond of

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Re: Vax C86-PC-TE Performance 10 Total Home - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 11:32:41 PM »
The now free wiring pulls through the small hole in the housing

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The inner motor housing unscrews and lifts off, revealing more dusty diffuser

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Which itself lifts off, along with 2 rubber locating bungs

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Cheap, chinese motor

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I noticed the sticker was ontop of another sticker... which turned out to be identical  :grinn:

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Fancase seal lifts out of the bottom chassis

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The suction release valve is buried down here too, held in with a ribber o-ring

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And with that done, it's onto the cyclone!

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Re: Vax C86-PC-TE Performance 10 Total Home - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 11:37:19 PM »
With the bottom flap opened, the inner part untwists a 1/4 turn and withdraws

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Various seals are pulled off

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The bottom flap is removed

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This thin seal sits around the perimeter of the bin, sealing it to the bottom flap

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The bin itself is locked into the top part of the housing with more 1/4 turn lugs

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The carry handle is screwed in from underneath the top cover

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The bin locking tab pops out of the underside of the handle

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Re: Vax C86-PC-TE Performance 10 Total Home - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 11:42:22 PM »
And the push button falls out of the other side



That's it, the machine is apart! Everything was washed, dried and polished!

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And it can go back together! Starting with the release latch

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Then the handle can be screwed back into the lid

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Popped the bin on

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Bin seal on

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Inner separator seal fitted

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And the square exit seal fitted


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Re: Vax C86-PC-TE Performance 10 Total Home - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 11:47:35 PM »
Then that was fitted to the main bin

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Pop the bottom flap on and done!

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Release valve fitted

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Motor and associated dropped in

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Top cover fitted

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Refit the wiring

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And drop the whole lot into the main chassis

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Gasket refitted to the motor outer shell

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Re: Vax C86-PC-TE Performance 10 Total Home - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2017, 11:50:15 PM »
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Cord reel is dropped back in

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Switch wired up

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Cable guide fitted

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And the top shell can be dropped on

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Front wheel on

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The foot pedal springs sit in place

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And the pedals themselves are fitted

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Rubber spacer/seal fits into it's hose entry place

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Re: Vax C86-PC-TE Performance 10 Total Home - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2017, 11:54:51 PM »
And the cover is screwed back on

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Fit the clean pre motor filter (washing machine did the trick!) and the post filter

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And fit the bin in place

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Pop the floor tool back together

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Much better!

Pop the rubber sealing ring seen earlier onto the end of the hose this way round

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Re: Vax C86-PC-TE Performance 10 Total Home - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2017, 11:57:27 PM »
Pop the suction release control cover back on

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Then test it to make sure it works before putting the wheels back on!

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And all being well, we are done!

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But has it improved it at all?

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKMWUw3OZVE" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKMWUw3OZVE</a>

Yes! It works very very well. I would be impressed, but being a Vax, a few months of use will see paid to that, but at least we tried!

It sold very quickly though, so that's that done!

Thanks for reading!
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