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Introduction

Connection tube and brushbar will need to be removed before replacement. Housing for the brushbar may be damaged and break overtime.

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    • Press the button to disconnect the vacuum head from the connecting pole.

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    • Turn the end cap counterclockwise using the iFixit Opening Tool.

    • If you do not have an iFixit Opening Tool, a quarter may be used instead.

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    • Pull the brush bar out of the housing.

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    • Turn the padlock key counterclockwise using the iFixit Opening Tool.

    • If you do not have an iFixit Opening Tool, a quarter may be used instead.

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    • Unscrew the three front 1.4 cm torx screws using the T8 Torx screwdriver.

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    • Remove the upper plate once the padlock is unlocked.

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    • Unscrew the top two corner 1.4 cm torx screws using the iFixit T8 Torx screwdriver.

    • Remove axie and roller after the screws are taken out.

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    • Remove the drive assembly from vacuum housing.

    • Red wire connecting the drive assembly to housing.

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    • Pop off the circular plating to remove the housing from the connection piece.

    • Red wire connects through the upper portion of the housing.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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6 Comments

can the direct drive motor unit be replaced rather than replacing the whole motor head. If so where can the motor be purchased from - I’ve internet searched without success!

Mikey - Reply

I am in the same boat, any luck finding just the direct drive motor ?

jerryd -

You can try ebay.

Joe - Reply

Took mine apart and i was certain it was the motor. Removed the drive belt and the motor turned freely. Discovered that the brush pulley was stiff and jammed. Freed it up with wd40 and worked the pulley until it loosened right up. Placed the belt back and now works perfectly. Maybe try this before presuming the motor is burnt out? Just a thought. Cheers!

Paul Stewart - Reply

I’ve disassembled and see the black wire is broken! Has anyone done this?

lawrence - Reply

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