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How to Service a Gtech AirRam Vacuum Cleaner

These lightweight  cordless vacuum cleaners have become very popular. Here Mat shows how to replace common parts and service a Air ram cleaner.

Video Transcript

Hi I'm Mat from eSpares,in this video I'll be showing you how to service a Gtech AirRam cordless vacuum cleaner.

eSpares has a wide range of spares and accessories for vacuum cleaners.

If the problem with your Gtech is no drive going to the brush assembly at the front.

then please see our separate video.

Safety first: when working on a Gtech always remove the battery before carrying out any work.

The first service I'm going to perform on the Gtech AirRam is to change the filters.

Here we have two brand new filters, now the filters in a Gtech AirRam can be tapped to release the dust and debris that may be in them.

They can also be washed as well and left to dry for a long period, however over time they will need replacing.

The filters are located on the waste bin at the top here which simply pops off.

And here's where they are one here and one here.

Now they are held in place by this lock which is opened by a coin like so,and there we have our two old dirty filters.

Easy enough to get out simply pop the rubber seal from around the edge to remove them.

Easy enough to get the new ones in again just make a note of the seal that goes around the edge of the filters which just sits into the compartment.

Do make sure that the seals around the edge of the filters are completely pushed in to the frame before replacing the top.

So there we have it two brand new filters.

Now the next service I'm going to carry out is to change the brush rollers and the brush end caps.

To do that I am just going to replace the filter back in and then remove the whole dust bin assembly, and put it to one side as to access the brush rollers I need to turn the Gtech upside down.

And here we can see the brush roller assembly which is actually two separate brushes.

To access this remove these I first need to remove the roller end caps by undoing these two screws that hold it in place.

It's worth pointing out that the screw that holds the roller end cap that is located at the back is longer than the screw at the front.

So make sure you noticed that and certainly put the right screw back in the right place when reassembling.

To remove the roller end cap shift it up a little bit and it should slide out of place.

It's worth pointing out that this brass bearing should be in place in the roller end cap, or maybe on the end of the roller.

Just make sure you replace that into your new roller endcap.

to remove the roller simply pull it off the shaft here and I'll do the same on the other side as well.

So you can grab your new rollers, now it's worth pointing out that these two flat ends to the fitting mechanism on the roller which matches up to the two flat sides on the drive.

You may have to rotate the drive to make sure the rollers go in in exactly the right place.

Once the roller is in place you can then replace the roller end caps.

If you having trouble locating the end of the roller into the bearing you can just lift the roller up ever so slightly by grabbing on one of the tufts to get the bearing in the right place before slipping it down and into place.

So there we have it two new brush roller fitted to the Gtech and two new brush end caps as well.

Whilst the Gtech is upside down I am just going to turn it on its side as you can see we have a broken wheel cover and also the hub on the other side is damaged as well.

So I'm going to replace the wheels on the Gtech to I don't need to remove that side and it's broken.

But to remove the caps get a flat head screwdriver and push down the little lever which should allow the cap to come out.

With the cap the way the wheel is being held on by this circlip here.

So I am going to grab a pair of circlip pliers but you can use a pair too small flathead screwdrivers to ease the circle off which will release the wheel.

With the circlip removed you can lift the wheel out it's worth pointing out there is a washer on the wheel that you will have to replace on your new wheel.

Replace the circlip to hold the wheel into position.

To get the circle back on you can use your fingers gently ease one-half in place before easing the other.

Or again you can use a pair of small flathead screwdrivers.

You can then but your new cap into position.

I will now do the same on the other side to make both sides match.

After removing the second wheel I have noticed that the metal sleeve inside which should be connected inside the wheel has come off.

So this wheel won't be performing as it should do so it's good that we're replacing it.

Once both wheels are replaced pop in your dustbin and also your battery.

So there we have it one Gtech AirRam serviced.

Spares and accessories for vacuum cleaners as well as for all the other appliances around your home can be found on the eSpares website.

Thanks for watching.

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