Samsung Quiet Jet Vacuum: Floor Brush Wheels

After rebuilding the front end of the Samsung vacuum’s floor brush, I’d hoped that was the end of it; other than replacing the brush strips every now and again, it’s been cooperative. Recently, however, one of the wheels popped off, which revealed the minimal mechanism holding them in place:

Samsung Quiet Jet - floor brush wheel interior

Samsung Quiet Jet – floor brush wheel interior

Those four delicate latches have worn themselves and the hub to the point where they ride over the edge at the slightest provocation. I pulled both wheels off and packed three turns of insulated wire (one turn is visible in the photo, as it was an iterative process) around the outside of the clips, with the intent of restoring enough force to hold the wheels in place until we exhaust the lifetime supply of bags I bought for the thing…

  1. #1 by david on 2013-11-09 - 15:21

    I think I speak for all of us here when I say that I hope you don’t exhaust any lifetime supplies of anything anytime soon. :)

    • #2 by Ed on 2013-11-09 - 16:24

      For that vacuum, I beg an exception: better it than me!

      I’m trying to use all the lifetime supplies in succession, not in parallel…