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Fixed A Broken BPL-SANYO Vacuum Cleaner

By on June 5, 2020
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MAKE AND MODEL: BPL-Sanyo Vacuum Cleaner model BSC2002

COMPLAINT: Dropped from a height of about 6 feet and the cabinet case broken inside and outside.

HISTORY: This is a Vacuum Cleaner bought by me in the year 1992 at staff rate, when I was working in BPL. It has been in extensive use without any problem not only for cleaning the house but also the electronic devices that had to be repaired. Unfortunately I dropped it when I was removing it from top of an Almirah, where it is stored. Heard a lot of loose particles inside when I lifted it and heaved a sigh of disappointment for having spoiled it due to my carelessness! In fact I wanted to use it to clean my service room, from where I had moved many things out for a thorough cleaning! What a sad thing to happen at a crucial time when it was required! I did not want to try switching it on in this condition for fear of causing damage to the rotor, motor or more to the cabinet itself.

WORK DONE TO FIX IT: Opened it and removed all the broken plastic parts from inside. The motor had got completely dislodged from its fixing grooves, as these were also broken. The motor had two metal brackets in the front and rear. Before I planned to fix it back, I powered the motor and found it to be in working condition. That was a solace to proceed with the fixing. Carefully removed the screws from the broken legs, marking its location for easy fixing. This motor has to be fixed in such a way that the front side is tight on its rubber washer so as to ensure that the sucked air is concentrating on its vent in the center. The rear metal bracket seats itself tightly on the side grooves. Even the front cabinet had developed cracks on the sides. Having opened it, I also cleaned the dust collecting cloth in the front. The front and rear portion is click locked on a rubber washer so as to make it airtight. Unfortunately, that was also not possible, because of the damages. The work altogether looked very complicated and complex! But I had no other go except to fix it somehow because of the dare need! In any such work, the best way always is to start the work and some inborn guide will take us through because of our genuine intentions. So, I fixed the legs one by one by applying Superglue followed by Fevibond. After fixing all the legs of the screws, I inserted cut leads of components slightly bending both ends. Such leads were fixed on four to five sides of each leg, with a hot soldering iron, embedding each deep inside to provide strong support, but ensuring that it does not cause obstructions to the screw hole inside.

Thus the legs were made strong enough to hold the top cabinet and weight of the motor. Then fixed the rear seats of the motor by fixing plastic cut pieces similarly and shaped it with a knife to make it a proper seating for the motor after several attempts. After the motor got fixed in its place properly and tight enough, I inserted a dome of the LED bulb from my plastic junk, in between the rear of the motor and wire collecting large wheel, which had round covers on both sides, ensuring that the motor would stay put without any shake or vibration. The cable collection unit was spring loaded so as to retract the cable with a press to release lock provided on the top. Then fixed the sides of the front portion similarly, and also inserted leads in several places so that these hold together without any leak. Then fixed the front portion of the cabinet (the suction unit) with a plastic tape ensuring that the joint is firm and there is no air leak. Did the same on the sides, where it had cracks. Switched on and found it to be in perfect working condition and found that the suction was strong enough. Did not bother to make the rear portion air leak proof, as I never used this as a blower. I have a good and powerful blower for cleaning dust especially for use in servicing. Then fixed the screws and

finished another ever satisfying job which looked almost impossible when I first saw it! Lesson learnt: Never give up, until succeeded!

Here are some pictures, though I could not cover the entire operation:

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This article was prepared for you by Parasuraman Subramanian from India. He is 70 years old and has more than 30 years’ experience in handling antique equipment like Valve Radio, Amps, Reel Tape Recorders and currently studying latest tech-classes conducted by Kerala State Electronics Technicians’ Association. He has done graduation in BBA degree, private diploma in Radio Engineering and retired as MD of a USA company. Presently working as Consultant to Hospital and other institutions.

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  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    June 5, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    It is clear that this was another -unintended- but necessary successful repair!
    Although it was more a mechanical than an electronic one. I had to look up the meaning of the word Almirah because I never heard it before. Learned a new word today.

    • Parasuraman S

      June 5, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      Many times, the need is more motivative than greed! This was a life saving job which I smilingly (that's true, I smiled myself when it fell down, though very disappointing thing to happen. Because, I looked at the drama and realized another part to be played, a different one this time! Many thanks for your encouraging words! It means a lot!

  2. Waleed Rishmawi

    June 5, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    seems like the vacuum cleaner went into an intensive care recovery and you were the best doctor to get it fixed. good job on the repair. enjoyed your article as always. keep up the good work and have a blessed day

    • Parasuraman S

      June 5, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      The never other go drive was the motivating factor! Many thanks for your encouraging words, dear friend!

  3. Henrique J. G. Ulbrich

    June 6, 2020 at 1:38 am

    I agree with Albert, Parasuraman. To be a complete professional, one has to deal not only with electronics, but also with many other fields. And you prove this. Thanks for sharing this "different" repair.

    • Parasuraman S

      June 6, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      Many thanks! Yes, we need to be an all-rounder! The tool is always 'find a solution, or what can we do now to set it right?'

  4. pa l

    June 8, 2020 at 2:48 am

    To achieve repairs sometimes one needs to be versatile, very good job. Congratulations

    • Parasuraman S

      June 8, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Many thanks for your encouraging words!

  5. Humberto

    June 11, 2020 at 6:45 am

    As we say in my country: musico, poeta y loco. You have done a fine job. Congrats.

    • Parasuraman S

      June 12, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      Many thanks, my dear Humberto!


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