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Post# 411506   7/14/2019 at 17:14 by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        

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My Electrolux Discovery 2 was a dusty mess when i got her a few years ago.
Now it runs fine nto hot but is a lil louder as time goes on .(use whit no bag didnt help before i got it)Could i lube the motor bearing whit 3-1 oil or should i use w30 ND oil ?
Electrolux Discovery 2 upright suction could be improve good on carpet not much on the hose id like to make it run smoother again .

Post# 411507 , Reply# 1   7/14/2019 at 18:47 by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        

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Help i oil the bearing runs so much better but has a oil smell how do i clean armuture ti make sure its ok i think some ran on armuture.Darn i wanted to fix it now i got another problem darn.

Post# 411513 , Reply# 2   7/14/2019 at 22:04 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Well, you'll just have to deal with the oil smell. If the armature is oily, it's not a problem. If the commutator is oily, it needs to be cleaned, and you will also have to clean the brushes. Remove the brushes, wet a paper towel with any alcohol and wipe the commutator all the way around. Wipe down the brushes and make sure there is no oil residue on them before reinstalling.

That's it.

Post# 411514 , Reply# 3   7/14/2019 at 22:13 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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What he said.

Post# 411520 , Reply# 4   7/14/2019 at 22:44 by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        

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Well thank you !!
Il do that tomorrow had a oil smell (3 in 1 sewing machine oil clear ) but lordy did it ran smooth and groom so much better but also had a smell so i sutt off fast-.
And also on run down just a smooth sound no rattle no clic i was impress i will clean it up in the morning thank you .That just save me vacuum mind you its a 20$ vac from a yard sale but il give her a go.

Post# 411521 , Reply# 5   7/14/2019 at 23:05 by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        

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Is this clean enough

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Post# 411522 , Reply# 6   7/14/2019 at 23:17 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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A little bit of residue on bearing.
Pic 2 use 0000 grit if maticulouus.

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Post# 411523 , Reply# 7   7/14/2019 at 23:20 by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        

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i wipe it clean whit a microfiber cloth and alchool like he mention above seems clean il try 0000 paper when i get some $

Post# 411524 , Reply# 8   7/14/2019 at 23:30 by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        

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il just let it dry and sit over night and il check on it in the morning .Hopefully that helps i did clean it il make sure shes ok ty all.

Post# 411540 , Reply# 9   7/15/2019 at 16:29 by electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        

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use oil. go to the automotive store and grab some blue brake and bearing grease. oiling the bearing will destroy it.

Ball Bearings-Grease
Sleeve Bearings- oil

Post# 411541 , Reply# 10   7/15/2019 at 16:35 by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        

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was the top bearing looks like sleave to me no ball bearing in this upright i dont think ty for tip

Post# 411546 , Reply# 11   7/15/2019 at 20:55 by electroluxxxx (Syracuse, NY )        

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its a ball bearing, those motors have 2 ball bearings.

The canisters usually use an upper sleeve bearing and a lower ball bearing, i have serviced quite a few of these and have quite a few of them as well.

Post# 411547 , Reply# 12   7/15/2019 at 21:19 by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        

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Oh so top bearing near carbon brush is ball oh dangs

Post# 411556 , Reply# 13   7/16/2019 at 00:23 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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It's really not the end of the world. If oiling the ball bearing silenced it, it was likely dry already. In other words, at the end of its service life already. If the bearing is not open on the sides, I'd just leave it alone until it quits, then get a new one. If it's an open frame bearing, pack it with some general purpose automotive grease from the parts store.

In fact, if the ball bearing is a sealed bearing, likely the oil you put on it barely penetrated it, and it's probably fine.

Post# 411561 , Reply# 14   7/16/2019 at 08:25 by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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Good advice. Brake drum grease is what I use :)

Post# 411578 , Reply# 15   7/16/2019 at 16:16 by compactc9guy (Bathurst NB)        

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Happy to report my Electrolux Discovery 2 is running like a champ !
No smell no noise works good smooth motor so glad.

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