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How to change individual brushes on Royal brushroll
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Post# 383460   1/2/2018 at 17:05 (200 days old) by Steve (Makawao)        

Trying to cannabalize a Royal brushroll that has good brushes onto another brushroll that has worn out brushes. Can anyone assist? Do you have to remove the chrome bearing endcaps to remove the brushes? Do they just push out? Apparently the brushes were available independently at one time with their own part #.

Thanks for any expertise here. Aloha

Post# 383513 , Reply# 1   1/3/2018 at 16:05 (199 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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Question what model Royal is this?
If it has a wood brush roller it's meant to be replaced and I would go ahead and order replacement the rather inexpensive.

Post# 383572 , Reply# 2   1/4/2018 at 19:20 (198 days old) by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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If you've got a wood brush roll, those were at one time sold where you could replace the strips, but that was short lived, as most preferred, and rightfully so, to replace the whole thing and save some aggravation. Rainbow did the same on the PN2/E series style head, but eventually quit offering the strips as they weren't popular. The only reason the strip was there on these two was so they could integrate the stiffened bar behind the row of bristles. Wood brushes don't lend themselves to this as well as metal brushes do. The only company that did sell a fair bit of these was Sears for their Whirlpool built P/Ns that has the two strips and a beater bar, the wood those were made of was harder and seemed to take to the strips coming in and out better than most. Metal brush rolls make better candidates for strip replacement in most cases.

Post# 383608 , Reply# 3   1/5/2018 at 11:25 (197 days old) by sptyks (Skowhegan, Maine)        

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The plastic strips seen on many Royal brushrolls are not used for brush replacement. Those strips are called Brush Stiffeners and act like beater bars for vibrating the carpet. 


When the brushes are worn out, you need to replace the entire brushroll.



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