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Power Nozzle for Canadian Electrolux
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Post# 433273   10/9/2020 at 08:51 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

If you have ever opened one of these up, you already know this. There is a almost hidden single rivet placed at the front of the unit to hold the upper and lower shells together.

I easily found the 4 screws but could not figure out why the halves would still not come apart. I had it pried open almost completely before using a flashlight, found the rivet. I used a thin grinding bit on my Dremel to remove it.

So I wonder, why this was done. If left in place, you can not service the brush, belt or anything. I will explore replacing it with a short screw.

Other differences I noticed is the top cover resembles the US units, this one is plastic. Then there is the routing of the power wiring through the center of the elbow. Lastly, you basically have to carefully pry the motor out of the base.

All washable parts are ready for cleaning. I did remove a considerable amount of carbon dust using a rag saturated with 79% rubbing alcohol. Even made quick work of the carbon on the motor.

So, FYI....the Rivet.

Post# 433277 , Reply# 1   10/9/2020 at 11:48 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

feature. It's good you found the rivet in time. Yeah, replace it with a screw if that works well.

I want one of the Canadian Elux's......but I may never get around to finding/buying one.


Post# 433282 , Reply# 2   10/9/2020 at 16:42 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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I have a pn 200 from ap 200 on my lux 898 and 2 scrtews is all it took to open her up pic of you pn ????

Post# 433305 , Reply# 3   10/10/2020 at 04:43 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Here is before....

because it is a pile of parts on my bench ready to be washed.

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Post# 433319 , Reply# 4   10/10/2020 at 10:34 by Jo (Dallas,TX)        
Quite different

That is quite different in design than the US made ones actually. PN2 and PN4A would be the closest but definitely not a match. The Canadian pn200 is nearly identical to the US PN2 . Not sure what model this one you have there is. None of the US ones had the power cord going through the elbow. And the motor hump ends before the back of the PN on US models as well.


Post# 433363 , Reply# 5   10/10/2020 at 20:34 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Thats my pn on my lux 89

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Post# 433381 , Reply# 6   10/11/2020 at 06:20 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Power Nozzle info.

This is molded in the plastic right below where the elbow enters the unit:

115V A.C. 12 A

Also, the brush roll is plastic!

I was up early clearing my work bench and decided to clean nozzle parts aka Spa.

So has anyone wondered why the rivet and the fact the unit can not easily be serviced?

Post# 433382 , Reply# 7   10/11/2020 at 06:24 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
AC of Bathurst...

Your green paint on the PN look like it is so rich and thick. How may coats did you apply?

How do you prep. the metal before painting. Do you use a primer first. Primers produce a surface that allows paint to hold on to.

Most spray paints I have seen, are labeled paint and primer. I have had great success with them.

Post# 433386 , Reply# 8   10/11/2020 at 09:06 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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I sanded and clean it and put about 2 coats dry in hott sun and 2 more coats of tremclad ya proud of my self ty ty ty

Post# 433390 , Reply# 9   10/11/2020 at 09:55 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I repainted a Silverado gray PN4 a couple of years ago using Rustoleum hammertone paint and primer in one. I had originally thought to completely strip the aluminum shell and polish it up but I never got that far. The hammertone paint. The color I used was called black but it's really more of a gunmetal gray, a couple of shades darker than the original Silverado gray but definitely not a true black. The hammertone finish was quite forgiving and produced very satisfying results with two coats. Just for a custom touch, I masked off the nameplate area and left it bare metal, which came out looking pretty sharp and sophisticated.

Post# 433403 , Reply# 10   10/11/2020 at 19:52 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        

I bet that PN looks great! A pic. would be nice.

Yes, Hammertone is forgiving. I have a G that had been to Electrolux for refurb. and had been sprayed hammertone blue. Looks really sharp.

Post# 433661 , Reply# 11   10/17/2020 at 16:47 by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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The rivit isnt crimped so you dont have to grind it off. All you do is use a screwdriver or a small punch on the brush roll side to push it out then a flat screwdriver on the other side to completely remove it. Replace it just by pushing it into place.

Post# 433677 , Reply# 12   10/17/2020 at 21:49 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
Thanks, Doug,

you really know your stuff. ;}

Post# 433774 , Reply# 13   10/19/2020 at 07:59 by Collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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LOL I was the Electrolux Service Manager (and trainer for the division) for 10 years.

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