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Post# 89839   1/23/2010 at 21:07 (3,679 days old) by schwinnapproved ()        

Picked one up today at a resale shop. Needs quite a bit of TLC. Motor runs but needs some bearing work. The bristle strips on the brush roll are GONE. Someone re-painted the base at some point so its a lighter than normal shade of brown. The switch and cord also need some work.

I currently have the motor apart (waiting for the PB to kick in so I can try and pull the fan). The carbons are still good but the motor is thilthy. The top (sleeve bearing) is still good, just needs a cleanup and good oil job.

I'll post updates and possibly pictures when I can.

If anyone by chance has a set of bristle strips for this model that your willing to part with I'd gladly buy them. I'm heading back to my apartment tonight (at my moms now) so I won't have internet. I do have email acess on my BlackBerry though so, in regard to the bristle strips you can contact me at the e-mail address posted on my profile.


Post# 89867 , Reply# 1   1/23/2010 at 23:44 (3,679 days old) by schwinnapproved ()        

Just got it all back together. Runs really nice now! Both bearings have been refurbished and while the armature was out I went ahead and resurfaced the commutator. All thats left now is mostly cosmetic work and the brush strips for the brush roll.

Also a special thanks to Corey for the "handy sac" bags to go with it.

here is a picture of it back together.

Post# 89868 , Reply# 2   1/23/2010 at 23:45 (3,679 days old) by schwinnapproved ()        

Heres one with it running.

Post# 89889 , Reply# 3   1/24/2010 at 05:54 (3,679 days old) by kenmore81 (Warwick, RI)        
Very nice Matt

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I miss mine.I can't remeber the model # but mine had the square hanle =) Good luck with it,it looks great.

Post# 89920 , Reply# 4   1/24/2010 at 14:03 (3,678 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
FAB !!!!!!

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I have one too. It's needs attention. Got in Pgiladelphia. motor is frozen. I hope to get it running, as it was "The finest cleaner ever built".It deserves some care... don't we all? lol

Post# 89922 , Reply# 5   1/24/2010 at 14:10 (3,678 days old) by electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        

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well john
I told you that I would get it going when you had the minimeet as I am thinking about bringing the tool bag with me. lol :)

Post# 89985 , Reply# 6   1/25/2010 at 10:24 (3,678 days old) by jmm63 (Denville, NJ)        

Funny, my 61 looks exactly like yours, including scuffs, scrapes and bad paint job. It was my Grandmothers and still in use at my Mom's house in Michigan. Next time I'm home I'll either bring it back with me or at least take a picture.

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