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1986 Electrolux TwinTurbo Electronic Deluxe Z561 Upright Vacuum Cleaner - Restoration
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Post# 369149   3/25/2017 at 13:41 (206 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Hello all,

So, it has been a while since I posted on here or indeed got any additions to my collection, however, I have a "new" vac I just got today, that some of you may like, I have spent most of the afternoon restoring it.

It is an Electrolux TwinTurbo Electronic Deluxe Z561 it is in a stunning blue colour, not sure of the official name of the colour but it is like an air force blue.

I have fully stripped it down and bathed it, to execute the 30 odd years of filth!

Here are some before photos of what it looked like when I received it and the stripping down leading to the clean parts drying. (After photos to come)

Here is a video prior to restoring of what it enitially runs like.




Thank you for reading,

Alex.





Post# 369150 , Reply# 1   3/25/2017 at 13:42 (206 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 369157 , Reply# 7   3/25/2017 at 13:48 (206 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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I am always amazed at how much dirt gets inside these Electrolux 500 series brushrolls!

Post# 369158 , Reply# 8   3/25/2017 at 13:49 (206 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 369161 , Reply# 10   3/25/2017 at 13:51 (205 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Time to get a long needed wash!

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Post# 369163 , Reply# 12   3/25/2017 at 13:53 (205 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Amazing how much dirt comes off one vacuum!

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Post# 369164 , Reply# 13   3/25/2017 at 13:54 (205 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Drying now, lovely and clean!

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Post# 369167 , Reply# 14   3/25/2017 at 14:00 (205 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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That is all for now.

Just need to clean up the cord and service the motor and it will be ready to go back together.

I got some new brush strips, belts, bags and filters for it, so really will be like new! 😀

After restoration photos to come! 😊

Alex.



Post# 369196 , Reply# 15   3/25/2017 at 17:29 (205 days old) by matt8808 (Teesside - North East - UK)        

They're cracking little cleaners those are. Perform better than most of whats on the market today thats for sure



Post# 369203 , Reply# 16   3/25/2017 at 18:52 (205 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Indeed.

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It is a shame you don't see cleaners as good and classy as the old ones. 😞 At least we can still get hold of the vintage ones and preserve them. 😃

Post# 369208 , Reply# 17   3/25/2017 at 18:59 (205 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Cord cleaned up nicely and I servinced the motor - cleaned it's fans, which were caked in dust, causing the vibration as heard in my "before video", I also lubricated the bearings, so it will run a bit smoother...It won't be perfect as they are a bit worn, however, there is not a whole lot I can do about that I am aftaid, these motors were not designed to be overhauled.

Should sound pretty good now...All ready for re assembly tommorow! 😊

Alex.


Post# 369329 , Reply# 18   3/27/2017 at 16:58 (203 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
After - Run test...

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Post# 369330 , Reply# 19   3/27/2017 at 17:00 (203 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Here are the after photos...Enjoy! 😀😍

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Post# 369344 , Reply# 33   3/27/2017 at 17:15 (203 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Manufactured - Week 40 1986

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Post# 369345 , Reply# 34   3/27/2017 at 17:16 (203 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        
glad you like it

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heres my one, it really needs a polish and wax but what can we do.

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Post# 369346 , Reply# 35   3/27/2017 at 17:29 (203 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        

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the much later turbo2

Post# 369426 , Reply# 36   3/28/2017 at 17:00 (202 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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I was never really a fan of the later Turbo2 style, not keen on the cleaner head design, the earlier version of the Turbo 2 branded Twin Turbo was nice though, that was a deep grey colour.

Nice pics, Mike.


Post# 369535 , Reply# 37   3/30/2017 at 04:53 (201 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
the much later turbo2

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Actually, that particular Turbo2 (the z1065) isn't that much later. They came out in 89 and ran until late 1990 when they were replaced by the Glider.

The 1065 and more basic 1055 sold so well in back-stock (there were a few exclusives around at this time too, which also sold well) that Lux brought back this style as the even more basic 1070 which ran until 1995. Towards the end of it's run, it was an absolute bargain - 49.99 with the toolkit.

Hold onto that one, Michael, the z1065 is getting rare these days. The 1055's seem to crop up more often and even then, they're yellowed to buggery! For some reason, the 1055 and 1065 always yellowed heavily compared with the 1070 which didn't discolour at all.

Alex, the 561 has come up great! Good job!


Post# 370071 , Reply# 38   4/5/2017 at 06:07 (195 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Catalogue scan from Argos 87

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Post# 370072 , Reply# 39   4/5/2017 at 06:14 (195 days old) by sebo4me (Cardiff)        

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Now there's a vacuum with edge cleaning on both sides!
That's what I'd like to see all manufacturers do 😉


Post# 370074 , Reply# 40   4/5/2017 at 06:33 (195 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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You never get right to the edge without getting your crevice tool out! 😉

Post# 370088 , Reply# 41   4/5/2017 at 10:58 (195 days old) by v6jme (Telford, Shropshire/Gdansk/Gdynia)        
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My tool is always out : ) ha ha


Post# 370091 , Reply# 42   4/5/2017 at 11:08 (195 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I must say..............................

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you are very diligent about your restorations! You did a super job.
And, I'm not an Electrolux guy at all. That machine looks like a nicer model than some 'over here'.
As far as having your tool out, well.. I could say plenty. And, I might. One should always have it 'at the ready'. That's all for now, loll.


Post# 370092 , Reply# 43   4/5/2017 at 11:10 (195 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
To quote 'Auntie Mame'.

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' Such talented hands'............... you have there, Alex. I can only imagine.

Post# 370095 , Reply# 44   4/5/2017 at 11:36 (195 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Oh I don't miss a bit John, strip em right down and I reach every knock and cranny, with multiple dinge removing tools.

I wouldn't say I was that talented, but I do like to explore new models, which my hands help me with, so I would be lost without them!! I am a Hoover guy at heart but I have currently crossed over to the dark side known as Electrolux...I am sure it is temporary! Lol.

I love the Twin Turbo 561, that and the 550 are my favourite Lux Uprights of the 500 model series.


Post# 370096 , Reply# 45   4/5/2017 at 11:41 (195 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
Tool's;

yes, when the bag's full too. Use the force. Ha-Ha. Hoovermen.
Men men men men manly men ooh hoo hoo.


Post# 371665 , Reply# 46   5/2/2017 at 10:28 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Finally...

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Here is the full video demo. 😊








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