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Cleaned and running well, taken downstairs, put to work my 530 has developed a distinct knock. about 1/2 second speed as going along. does not happen if brushes removed. machine runs for a few mins th

Machine cleaned and looked after. not dropped etc. nothing i can find inside loose etc. no previous history of this, but can be seen in the machine progress ie a faint jump on one side as well as distinct knock. ? drive to brushes as stops if brushes removed

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  • Mike Duffield Feb 13, 2012

    not sure how to say this but problem solved, despite care and a few years experience. I had not put the yellow collar on brush end properly, however stripped and cleaned the rest and gears etc all sweet quiet and effective. brill little device.



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