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going to refurbish a super J lux
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Post# 53569   10/15/2008 at 02:36 (3,387 days old) by beerad (Beautiful Vancouver BC)        

I am going to refurbish a super j lux....any advice on how to rebuild the motor?? It runs, and sounds sick, the body of the vac is in very good shape.

Post# 53587 , Reply# 1   10/15/2008 at 14:37 (3,386 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
Super J information....

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Charlie Lester might be a good source for Electrolux information or perhaps he can steer you in the right direction. His VCCC Website ID is "Charles Richard." He also has a website with much information on Lux's at
Hope this helps.

Post# 53615 , Reply# 2   10/16/2008 at 15:09 (3,385 days old) by volvoguy87 ()        

I too have a Super J Lux that I love. The bearings in mine sound dry and they need some love, but I don't know how to get to the motor to service it either. Please post photos of the process so all the other Lux owners out here will be able to learn how to better maintain our machines.

Thank you,

Post# 54975 , Reply# 3   11/17/2008 at 11:38 (3,353 days old) by electrolux-dude (Canyon, TX)        
To beerad and Volvoguy-Rebuilding a Super J

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Hey, Guys, Nathan Here, I will be glad to help you re-build your Super-J's. To access the motors, here are some the steps you will need to take.

The first thing you will need to do is to remove the top trim cover. It is held on by 3 screws--2 of which are located underneath the blower door. A third screw, usually phillips, is near the rear of the machine by the switch. After removing the top trim, there are 3 screws that hold on the cordwinder. 2 of the screws are on the top, and there is another screw on the bottom of the machine. They are phillips. After removing the 3 screws, you will need to disconnect the clear tube from off the top of the cordwinder. Your cordwinder can then be removed. Disconnect the 2 wires from the cordwinder. To gain access to the motor unit, there are 4 size 11/32 nuts inside the machine. You will need a long socket to get to them. After you remove the 4 nuts, you can then pull the plastic motor cover out. Disconnect the wire that has the little white plastic connector on it, you will have to separate the two little "Wings" that snap it in place. This isn't very hard, I just use my fingers. After you have disconnected the wires, you can pull your motor out for service. To gain access to the inside of the motor, loosen the 4 screws that are located on the fan housings. If your fan housings are rusty, you will have to loosen them with WD-40. If not, they should come apart relatively easy. I sometimes use a flat-head screwdriver and tap them apart. Loosen the 3/4 size nut on the top fan, remove the top fan, the middle housing, and the bottom fan. Make sure that you label your fans, TOP for top, and BOTTOM for bottom. They must be replaced in the exact order as removal. I will say this about Super-J's--They are notorious for having bad armatures.Replacement Armatures are usually available from places like HESCO, Electric Sweeper, etc. Check your website for Vacuum Cleaner Replacement Parts. I have sometimes taken the motor out of an old Lux 1205 and put it in. This is not hard to do, you simply have to modify the wiring of the 1205's motor a little. It is worth it to rebuild the motors though, as once they have been cleaned and have new bearings, armature and new motor brushes, they will be as good as new. To continue to clean your motor, use an old brush and dish-washing soap, and wash and clean the fields, and clean the fans the same way. To gain access to the bearing, there are 3 screws that hold the bearing housing to the motor, they are phillips screws. Remove the screws and then you will have full access to the motor and fields. Clean the motor thoroughly. After cleaning, dry the motor with a hair dryer. To replace the bearing, you will need to drill out the pop rivets in the bearing plate. Bearings are readily available, from any bearing supply house. Remove carbon brushes, which are held in by a wire with a clip-on connector on it. I highly recommend replacing the brushes, as on a vacuum that is more than 30 years old, it's just simply a good idea. To re-assemble, simply reverse my directions. If you will carefully follow my directions, and, with a good cleaning, your vacuum should work like new! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My e-mail is:

Happy to be of assistance
Nathan L. Thomas

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