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Repairing contacts in Electrolux Z8240 handle

Wiper blade for powerhead in handle is broken - how to disassemble handle to repair?

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    soulmasterdw Nov 21, 2015

    ok be4 read this these bits of info are for savvy people who know how to read inbetween lines and are safe rish takers......

    first could try bit of crc down some hole that leads to voltage rails and slide it heaps up and down hopefully gives it clean and also stops it getting oxodized to recreate fault
    con if had contact greese that will be all gone now and crc is flamable so if decent amout of spark canbe created by the rails could possbly catch fire but once crc drys the oil be left and be fine

    i squirt into running motors and get little bit fire and its algood
    just like cooking with high % alcohol be prepared

    u can open but.....
    its eatheir going to be the fidliyists peice of pain ever
    or ur going to have to brake somethink and figure out how to remake it to work as should

    or could try some magic
    dont properly open it but prize it open enough and have it in right place just sos can get to wiper contacts and force them back down with somethink that fits...
    if ur not used to metal bendint i sagest u go practice because its difference betweeen making esay or hard for urself
    theres odd way u bend metal sos makes contact and holds pressure down

    now the esayest and oddest thing of all would be get a dead/spare shaver lead or phone handset lead the ones that are coiled up find were the contacts are on the tube peice and fit the lead into that bit and unortodox fit

    need to check that the lead is rated good enough for use current voltage insulation etc
    and that its secure to hose
    dont wana short and have it take out the main board for vaccume

    this is ideas for people who understand electronics and mechanics and are enccentric enough to pull it off
    isnt for dummies unless ur on a jackarse mission

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Hi There, Alec From VacuumSpot here. I work as a vacuum technician and unfortunately I am the bearer of bad news the handle is not really repairable. Even in warranty Electrolux allowed us to simply swap the hose over in favour of any repair. If you need to buy a new Z8240 hose the part number is 1131404541.

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

  • soulmasterdw
    soulmasterdw Nov 21, 2015

    can u drop some specs on the mcu board and the hose controller

    have no hose and wanting to see difficulty in making mi own controll unit and the mcu board on mine posibly dead

    already know has toshibia mcu but so much haxing required to figure out

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