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I had a call in mid-April to drop over to a prospective customer's home to check out a Hoover #upright . As I walked in the door it was standing right there, I took one look and said: "Broken fan". These elites are great little vacuums, noisy, but really last and use a very common #hoover  Type "A" #vacummbag .
I proceeded to rebuild the Elite with a new original Hoover brush roll, a new drive belt and a new updated fan. The updated fans a designed against easy breakage (the original fans commonly broke) When a  fan breaks on an elite, its sounds like a jet taking off, but if you catch it soon enough, the motor won't self-destruct.
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2015-04-28
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I received a call from an elderly woman this week, a Mrs. Julianna I. wanting to buy a used #electrolux   #vacuum . Now I sold these vacuums for 17 years, so I know them very well. After arriving at her #langford  home, I could see that the motor was just jammed by a disintegrated main bearing. So she was happy to learn I could simply repair it for her. I returned it today purring quietly with a new bearing in the motor.
These old machines, the AP-100's, 200's and the AP-280's were very well made. For example, this AP-100 (image provided) is 39 years old, and now it is still running. It was back in 1976 when I started selling these vacuum door-to-door, so i am very proud to have sold so many of them at that time.
The AP-100 vacuum shown below was a motor repair and not my usual total restoration.
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A Mr. Joe F. contacted me to repair a Dyson DC 24 upright, due to some breakdown. Once on my bench, it was easy to diagnose: replacement of the brush roll end bracket. This is the left-side body part that is removable so as to slide out the brush roll for cleaning and/or replacement, etc. You can see in the right-side image the new and the worn-out brush roll end brackets. 
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2015-03-18
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I was called by a Darren G. to fix a #hoover #builtin   #vacuum  that had stopped early this week (Mar 2nd, 2015). Upon arrival, I could see it was what I call a "Costco special": a Hoover built-in purchased from the famous big bulk store. This machine has the smallest built-in flow-through suction motor (second image) I've ever seen, far too small to handle rigorous use. As it happens, the gentleman and his female partner had a very large dog living in the house, so usage was high. It was determined that the little motor was burned out, probably due to the ambient heat caused by frequent use.
They decided to buy a new Easy flo (first image) built-in as a replacement. 
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2015-03-05
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A Mrs. C.E. of Oak Bay called me to repair her Dyson DC18 #upright #vacuumcleaner . When I first looked at it, I could see it had plenty of use: 6 years old. I suggested some clean-up and maintenance work. First of all it was plugged with fir tree needles (2nd image), the power head was needing clean-up (last image). Mrs C.E. had not cleaned the pre-filter enough over the years, so now the #hepafilter  was contaminated and needed to be replaced.
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2015-01-29
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A Mrs D.W. of Victoria B.C. asked me to check her 25 year-old Beam #centralvacuum , when I dropped by, she asked me to service her main unit as well. After looking at it I suggested that her money would be better spent on a good-used Beam: her choice, of course. Her old unit (right image) had a 2 fan #builtin #vacuum motor, whereas for a reasonable amount of money more, she could have a newer Beam central vacuum with a high-speed 3-fan motor providing her with 40% more suction (left image).
As an aside, I had previously rebuilt the newer Beam for a quick turn-a-round for the prospective customer.
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2015-01-29
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The #dyson #upright #vacuumcleaner s are cleverly made and look appealing from a futuristic point-of-view, but they are just #vacuum s and therefore need mainmaintenance & repair just like any other. This is a Dyson #dc24  that had it's air passage from the powerhead to the #canister  plugged. Of course, we don't know that right away, so it takes a little investigation first. While looking for the pluggage, I performed various bits of maintenance to this machine for a G.K. of #esquimalt #victoria .
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2015-01-20
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Ms. Lyn A. from James Bay was frustrated with her #dyson  DC07 #upright #vacuum  not picking-up lint on her very flat carpet, there is only one fix for that: a new brush roll. All brush rolls on #vacuumcleaner 's become too worn to pick up lint quickly within about 5 years time; they still continue to clean, but first-time lint pick-up gradually becomes 2 or 3 strokes. Changing a #brushroller  out saves the user a lot of energy.
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2015-01-17
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I received a call from a Mr. Roger H. in Duncan B.C. to restore his Easy-Flo EF1100 #builtin #vacuum . Roger called me from the http://www.easyflo.com website as I was listed as an authorized representative of the company and there is no Easy Flo rep in Duncan.
After cleaning up the body, I installed a new main filter and disassembled the motor for cleaning and greasing of the bearings.
After assembling the EF1100, I ran it and was reminded as to how noisy these machines are. This model is about 18 years old. Comparing these to the new Easy Flos, there is a massive difference in the quietness as they operate. So with this in mind, I installed an exhaust muffler and a "top hat" muffler (on-site) when I returned to Mr. H's home. I also replaced two broken wall valves for him at the same time.
 
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2015-01-14
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I've been looking after the #kenmore    #builtin  system for a Central Saanich Animal hospital for about 8 years now. Late December, I got the call that it was not drawing air very well. Turns out that the bucket seal needed replacing. These seals are subject to a lot of wear, especially in a commercial situation with multiple users. Replacing the seal is actually a tedious job, since it's held on with contact cement and so requires some time to render the receiving surface nice and clean for the new seal to adhere smoothly. My website: http://vacstore-to-your-door.com
To service your built-in call me at 250-472-0530 or text me at: 250-889-5333
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2015-01-03
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