Thread Number: 34660  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
1991 Electrolux Contour Z1410
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Post# 374360   6/24/2017 at 12:04 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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So, as per usual, I picked this oldie from the Land Of Ebay for a bargain of 3.40 ($4.35) Managed to save on postage as it wasn't far from me at all.

But.. I had to take the risk of the possibility of it not running (or shot bearings) as the seller stated as there was no plug on it anymore, that they wouldn't bother testing it. And, there was no tools and it was missing its upper cord hook. But 'meh' for 3.40, why not?

But, seeing as this thread exists, she runs! And very well and smoothly indeed!

All that was needed was ~ New bags, filters, cord hook (which i 'borrowed' of an old spares lux) and a good wash and TLC.

Before pics first and then afters as per usual.


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Post# 374361 , Reply# 1   6/24/2017 at 12:06 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Some deep gouges and the "Floor Selector" lettering wearing off.

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Post# 374362 , Reply# 2   6/24/2017 at 12:07 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        
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Decade - 90's, So, 114 = 14th Week of 1991.

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Post# 374363 , Reply# 3   6/24/2017 at 12:08 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Some reference shots.

Apologies for the pictures keep flipping up!


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Post# 374364 , Reply# 4   6/24/2017 at 12:10 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Tut tut! Looks like the previous owner used it bagless! (Or the bag split)

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Post# 374365 , Reply# 5   6/24/2017 at 12:14 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        
Daft idea...

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Going to keep it fairly short and sweet. Chassis and everything was fully stripped down etc.

These are the reason these early Contour's chassis failed. They're only thin little pieces of plastic which wear down thus not being able to support the machine's weight causing the handle/machine to slip. Electrolux later fixed this by making it a physical handle release.


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Post# 374366 , Reply# 6   6/24/2017 at 12:17 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Replacement cord hook in place, doesn't bother me that it isn't matching. Fan chamber removed, unfortunately there's nothing much you can do with Lux motors as they riveted the fans together.

And finally, motor back in place.


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Post# 374367 , Reply# 7   6/24/2017 at 12:19 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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And here she is after her TLC. Almost like new IMBO.

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Post# 374462 , Reply# 8   6/26/2017 at 11:24 by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Hi Emma,

That's a lovely example from the very first Contour line up. Dated week 14 of 1991. You've done a great job with it, well done!


Post# 374464 , Reply# 9   6/26/2017 at 13:07 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Thank you.




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