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Introduction

I've found a vacuum in my utility room. Since I almost never use it, I thought it was a good idea to see how it works... So let's go!!

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Rowenta AC6221, use our service manual.

The 4.8 Rowenta vacuum can be used  for a variety of purposes. It is charged through its pedestal. The power of the pedestal is: Input: 230V - 50 Hz - 7W (AC)
  • The 4.8 Rowenta vacuum can be used for a variety of purposes.

  • It is charged through its pedestal. The power of the pedestal is:

    • Input: 230V - 50 Hz - 7W (AC)

    • Output: 7.5V - 300 mA (DC)

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This vacuum has several parts: The tip The reservoir which holds the dust and debris
  • This vacuum has several parts:

    • The tip

    • The reservoir which holds the dust and debris

    • The engine (4.8V)

    • The pedestal

    • The power supply

  • From top to bottom, the reservoir contains 3 parts: the housing, container, and filter.

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Remove the two outer Philips #00 screws from the bottom of the engine. The back of the circuit board will now be visible. The back of the circuit board will now be visible.
  • Remove the two outer Philips #00 screws from the bottom of the engine.

  • The back of the circuit board will now be visible.

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Remove the two inner screws. Insert a flat screwdriver between the cover and the base of the engine and remove the cover. Insert a flat screwdriver between the cover and the base of the engine and remove the cover.
  • Remove the two inner screws.

  • Insert a flat screwdriver between the cover and the base of the engine and remove the cover.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
  • The wires of the vacuum are now visible.

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The wires of the vacuum are now visible. The wires connect the charger light, switch,engine, and power wires.
  • The wires of the vacuum are now visible.

  • The wires connect the charger light, switch,engine, and power wires.

  • The green box labels the engine.

  • The orange box labels one of the four batteries (4*1.2V)

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The top of the circuit board contains components including capacitors, resistors, wires, and a chip. The bottom side shows the tracks that connect the components.
  • The top of the circuit board contains components including capacitors, resistors, wires, and a chip.

  • The bottom side shows the tracks that connect the components.

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Remove the screw securing the handle with a screwdriver. Open the handle to see the inside using the flat screwdriver.
  • Remove the screw securing the handle with a screwdriver.

  • Open the handle to see the inside using the flat screwdriver.

    • Warning: The handle is difficult to open

    • Warning: In this procedure, the handle was not opened to keep the vacuum intact.

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This is the pedestal that will be torn down.
  • This is the pedestal that will be torn down.

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At the bottom of the pedestal, remove the 4 rubber pieces. Note: This step provides access to 4 Philips screws. Remove screws using a screwdriver.
  • At the bottom of the pedestal, remove the 4 rubber pieces.

    • Note: This step provides access to 4 Philips screws.

  • Remove screws using a screwdriver.

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Lift the plastic piece carefully from the bottom of the pedestal.
  • Lift the plastic piece carefully from the bottom of the pedestal.

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Inside the pedestal, the power cable separates into 2 wires. Each wire is connected to a conductive piece.
  • Inside the pedestal, the power cable separates into 2 wires. Each wire is connected to a conductive piece.

  • This completes the vacum cleaner teardown

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Bob

Member since: 04/17/2010

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This could use some discussion of how to replace the rechargeable batteries used in portable vacuum cleaners.

Wayne Seltzer - Reply

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