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Vacum I need to check the brushes in the motor smells have removed four screws but the cover is not coming off. I dont want to damage this by forcing it but cannot find any other screws Thanks fairweather

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  • gangy1 Jun 25, 2008

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    Hi Richie
    Thanks for replying the problem was greater than I first thought
    First it was not just as simple as undoing four screws after careful examination I found I had to remove the base also cir-clips holding this together, checked on the brushes these were ok. After reassembling the motor was staling, the problem was the end fitting to the roller brush had worn out especial at the belt end this was jamming. Telephoned to get new parts (none available obsolete so I have manufactured these from using (Need It)
    As yet I have not reassembled it but should be ok.

    Thanks again for your response

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Hi there!

It would certainly help if you said which model it was.

I can only give generic help now, and do the best I can for you.

Most plastic products rely heavily on moulded catches that click into grooves upon assembly. The screws are fewer in number, and tend to be centred in the assembly, or spaced at intervals around the periphery. This is the "belt & braces" method which works quite well.

With the screws out, press around the seam line to see if it will pop open at one of the clips, then chase the gap around to all of the clips. You may have to insert a spacer as you go so they don't snap shut again.

There may be hidden fasteners under labels, star lock springs, or solvent welding to make more money for the manufacturer who insists you buy a new unit instead, but with a little care, and seeing which parts are not moving - and finding out why, then you should do it.

Worse case scenario, you crack the casing and have to glue it, saving the expense of a new motor. - Usually worth it.

If this helps you, Please rate as Fixya!.. Much apreciated thanks.

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