Thread Number: 36660
/ Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Epoxy damaged Electrolux wheels
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|Post# 392375   5/26/2018 at 14:40 by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)  || |
Has anyone ever tried to reattach broken wheels using epoxy? I used it on a power nozzle mounting lug once and it seemed to be stronger than before. However, it seems like a wheel would experience more stress.
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|Post# 392377 , Reply# 1   5/26/2018 at 14:51 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)  || |
If it was any other part of the wheel, maybe. But I don't think a break like that can be fixed, as that's right at the axle joint. It would just continue to break over and over since its a constantly moving part. You can likely 3D-print a new wheel though if none can be found since its plastic.
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|Post# 392436 , Reply# 2   5/28/2018 at 14:08 by relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)  || |
Superglue and baking soda? They are a pretty tough combo!
I've used this combo to fix all sorts of stuff. You can even build up layers of the material (on the back side of the wheel) to add a little more strength. Try it on something you don't love first, just don't expect to take it off-roading.
Whatever you go with, it doesn't really hurt to try to fix something that is already broken - what's the worst that can happen?
Good luck in your repair ~
PS ~ I prefer the liquid to the gel, but I think either can work
|Post# 392442 , Reply# 3   5/28/2018 at 15:34 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)  || |
excellent advice, I have used liquid crazy glue (not gel) on a whole host of strong lasting repairs.
|Post# 392450 , Reply# 4   5/28/2018 at 20:17 by sailorbenjamin (West Kingston)  || |
Try glueing them just around the rim of the break to make them leak proof. When that dries, backfill the whole thing with epoxy, maybe mixed with some sawdust or West System Microfibers if you can get them.
If they're G class I might have some extras.
|Post# 392651 , Reply# 5   6/1/2018 at 18:06 by Rowdy141 (United Kingdom)  || |
If you have the Plastic Axles for the wheels, I would Superglue them then completely infill the inside and outside spaces with Epoxy Resin Glue.
What about Threaded Tubing?
Threaded on the outside, smooth on the inside. Model shops sell this.
Remove Hub Cap (four tabs).
Insert length of Threaded Tubing through the hole in the wheel.
Large Washer and two shallow Nuts (locked together) on the outside - Masked by Hub Cap.
Large Washer and two shallow Nuts (locked together) on the inside - Hidden by wheel recess.
Wheel spins freely, gently sandwiched between the Washers.
Slide Tubing onto Axle. Secure with Epoxy.
|Post# 392652 , Reply# 6   6/1/2018 at 18:12 by Rowdy141 (United Kingdom)  || |
Something like this Lamp-Fixing (Threaded Rod) comes with shallow nuts.
Would that work on your axle?
|Post# 392654 , Reply# 7   6/1/2018 at 18:19 by Rowdy141 (United Kingdom)  || |
Or a Rod Coupling?
Thread the Axel.
Screw on the Coupler.
Add a large Washer.
Then the Wheel.
Secured with a Pan-Head Screw (M10) and Serrated Locking-Washer.
Hidden by the Hub Cap.
|Post# 392705 , Reply# 8   6/2/2018 at 17:46 by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)  || |
|Post# 392815 , Reply# 9   6/4/2018 at 19:10 by papasvacs (Lauderdale Lakes, FL)  || |
...for my Lux, model G.
I ordered 2 new replacement wheels for my G from
Support@evacuumstore.com, Located at 86A Morse Street,Norwood, MA 02062,
their phone number is 866-972-VACS (8227)
Electrolux Vacuum Model G Wheel SKU LUXREP-LX-1, Manufacturer Part # LX-1,EXR-7107
The had a list price of $9.99
I ordered 2 and got a discount of $6.00 so my net cost was $13.98
The wheels are white but they fit and are brand new.
Hope this information is a help.
|Post# 392876 , Reply# 10   6/5/2018 at 20:08 by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)  || |