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OMG - Finally, a rebuild plan for Electrolux's
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Post# 174113   3/19/2012 at 19:40 (3,030 days old) by Koobam ()        

This guy. Is incredible - Jeff from Vacuumman.com -


Fully restores Elecrolux's and has been doing so for about 30-33 years - and I think he told me over the phone his Dad has been doing so for about 77 - or maybe that's both of them totaled. Either way - very impressive and cool I'd say.


Anyways, here's my post from my other 1205 "motor replacement" thread -


Jeff from Vacuumman.com IS AN INCREDIBLE INDIVIDUAL!


He COMPLETELY restores Electrolux vacuums of ALL models to literally LIKE NEW condition -and does so for an incredibly price of $150 for a COMPLETE rebuild that includes -

- Replace the cord winder

- New bearings, brushes, and tuning up the motor to like-new condition

- Hammering out *ALL* dents in the body and painting at a shop that specializes in the body paint for Lux canisters (or has a selection for them -at least the 1205 - exact matching turquoise)

- Sand blasting and removing all rust and old paint and repainting fresh coat

- Completely rebuilding and tuning the automatic shut off system and dirt selector

- Replaces ALL wheels, castors, and axels, and hub caps

- Cleans all the rubber and basically REPLACES ANYTHING THAT NEEDS REPLACING!


It's basically the Kirby rebuild program but for Electrolux's - and at an incredible price!


This guy JUST called me back after e-mailing me and told that I can send in my 1205 and he'll COMPLETELY rebuild it, and send it back for FREE and then once I have the cash, I can pay him.

My jaw literally dropped to the floor (almost) - he said he's been doing this for 30-33 years and has never been screwed over, so he's confident in my integrity.


I guess that just goes to show us Lux owners are respectable people, eh?


Seriously, ANYONE looking to get their Lux near as fresh out of the box as possible - this is the man, or God maybe? Haha ;)





Post# 174120 , Reply# 1   3/19/2012 at 20:38 (3,030 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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I might do that that for my beat up lux. That vacuum needs some serious help.

Post# 174121 , Reply# 2   3/19/2012 at 20:41 (3,030 days old) by danemodsandy ()        
Brendan:

Does anyone here have a reference for this rebuilder?

I have to wonder about one thing - his photo of him repainting an Olympia shows him using a rattle can, which is not going to result in a durable finish. Maybe he bakes the paint, but the photo also shows the front caster guard in place, which couldn't be baked (and should be masked off!).

I'm not saying this man couldn't do superb work, but I think some checking is in order....


Post# 174124 , Reply# 3   3/19/2012 at 21:38 (3,030 days old) by Koobam ()        
Sandy:

That could have been just for a quick shoot - who knows, but I am very confident in what this guy can do. He is even offering me to have by 1205 sent it, him bring it back to like NEW condition (in ALL areas, inside and out) - and have me just pay when I get the chance. I don't know what kind of PAINT process he uses, but I think from what I've talked with him over the phone about it's evident he has the hands of magic when it comes to restoring these machines.


I'll update everyone once I get my 1205 restored by him, for sure.


Post# 174126 , Reply# 4   3/19/2012 at 21:41 (3,030 days old) by danemodsandy ()        
Brendan:

I will be very interested to hear your assessment when you get your 1205 back.

My comments were not intended to disparage Mr. Rego in any way, but that use of a rattle can did cause me some concern. That is not the way to repaint a vacuum cleaner, because rattle-can paint is soft and scratches very easily.


Post# 174299 , Reply# 5   3/21/2012 at 17:44 (3,028 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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Sandy

I believe Brendan's comments about Mr. Rego. I spoke with him 1 time about 8 or 9 months ago, as I wanted to see about replacing the motor in my Canadian Lux AP280 with something a bit stronger. I was hoping perhaps the Ametek Advantek motor from the Perfect Canister would fit in....he couldn't help me as he has never dealt with a Canadian Lux before, but I could tell he was VERY knowledgeable. If you look at his history page, too, it's obvious he learned the business from his father.

Recently, the motor on my AP280 went to Lux heaven....so it is in the repair shop, & is being fitted with a 7.5 amp Ametek double stage motor that I salvaged from a TriStar CXL. After seeing this post last night, & speaking with a couple of other collectors, I decided to contact Mr. Rego, & am presently making arrangements to have him refurbish a Electrolux Marquis for me, with a PN6. It will cost around $400-$450 plus shipping, but I feel it's worth it. I had been considering buying a Perfect, & had seen a demonstration of one over the holidays, but I have heard too many bad things about their quality....I think that for me, a rebuilt Lux Marquis would be the better option, & just have the Ametek Advantek motor from the Perfect put in should the Lux motor die. I also did not like the lack of the Automatic Control on the Perfect....this & what I have heard about their quality made me decide a rebuilt Marquis would be a better option.

I will have to post pics once it arrives, as well as the pics Mr. Rego will be sending of the rebuilding process. I'm sure it will help convince some other members who are skeptical that this man can be trusted to restore some of their prized Luxes.

Rob


Post# 174302 , Reply# 6   3/21/2012 at 18:25 (3,028 days old) by danemodsandy ()        
Rob:

No one is more hopeful than me that Mr. Rego is as good a rebuilder as Brendan thinks, because I have a 1205 that could most definitely use a rebuild.

My ONLY concern at this point is that photo of the Olympia being repainted with a rattle can. Appliance epoxy spray paint aside - and epoxy takes a fair amount of skill to use correctly - no one ever put a durable, factory-quality finish on a collectible with a rattle can.

I await the results of someone's experience with Mr. Rego with interest.


Post# 176732 , Reply# 7   4/10/2012 at 22:51 (3,008 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Sandy:

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I just received my Lux Grand Marquise this evening that I ordered from Jeff Rego. It turned out quite good....not perfect, but still very good. Give me a couple of days to take some pics, & I will be making a posting here of it. So stay tuned.

Rob


Post# 176760 , Reply# 8   4/11/2012 at 12:12 (3,007 days old) by frank1002us ()        

i noticed on the images from his website that he was not covering the front wheel area when he was painting, seems kind of careless to me, but i would also be interested to see how the paint job turns out.

Post# 176762 , Reply# 9   4/11/2012 at 12:24 (3,007 days old) by danemodsandy ()        
I Will Be Very Interested.....

....To see the pics!




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