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Vorwerk vk116 bearing
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Post# 127017   3/8/2011 at 17:19 (4,733 days old) by vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        

Hi all.i want to know how to remove the bearing on a vorwerk model vk116?it seems to be riveted together.must i drill it out or is there any other way?and is there a way you can rebrush a brushroll yourself?i didnt try the agents yet but i dont think they will still keep the 116's brushroll in stock.Thanks Ruan

Post# 127637 , Reply# 1   3/16/2011 at 14:02 (4,725 days old) by vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        
Making flames

My vorwerk vk116 made flames when i switched it on,the lower bearing was replaced and the brushes.still making my vorwerk vk 117 makes the same it makes flames for a while and then it works fine.They say it might be the armature or field coils,but how do i test it?or what else can be the problem?

Post# 127645 , Reply# 2   3/16/2011 at 17:10 (4,725 days old) by whirlpolf ()        
Please shoot me a small email

hello Ruan,

Arching or burning motors are very unusual on the 115-117 series.
A bad bearing might be more probable.

I have no idea of how hard or how easily Vorwerks can be had in South Africa, but I suspect the guy that sold the machines to you, he just sold you crap (possibly he was aware of it).

Anyway, I used to work on quite many VK cleaners and they are easily available on any fleamarket here.

Let's chat via mail, ok?

Post# 127648 , Reply# 3   3/16/2011 at 17:55 (4,725 days old) by vaclover (Freestate, Virginia, South Africa)        
your email address

Hi joe.thanks for your reply.the 116 and earlier machines is quite rare in south-africa,and the parts are very give you an idea the 116 and 117's bag cost R450.dont know how to convert it to your currency.can you please send me your email addres?i cant get hold of it.thanks Ruan

Post# 127779 , Reply# 4   3/18/2011 at 18:14 (4,723 days old) by tommymilan (milano)        

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I'm very fond of Vorwerks, but when their long lasting motors start to give problems I usually replace the old motor with a new one and keep the old one, unless it is completely burnt out, and give it to a dear friend of mine, a vorwerk repairman, to restore it, and, one by one I put back original motors. avk 116/117 motor might cost between 30 and 50 euros. repairs usually cost more.
I own 20 vk 117, 10 vk 116, and all of them work...I keep in my wharehouse usually 10 new motors for vk 117 and 10 for vk 120, 121, 122. the problem iswith older models, but all of mine work well and have never seen one burnt out.
need spares for VorWerks? look at german or italian ebay.

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