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Введение

This guide shows how to remove and replace the handle and handle tube on the Clarke Floor Buffer 01278A.

You can use regular hand tools for removing fasteners, but using an impact driver will make the procedure easier.

  1. Before you begin, make sure the floor buffer is turned off and unplugged.
    • Before you begin, make sure the floor buffer is turned off and unplugged.

    • Use a 3/16" hex key or driver bit to remove the six 23.4 mm-long screws holding the two halves of the handle enclosure together.

  2. The rear half of the enclosure is bolted to the handle tube, so you'll only need to remove the front half. Pull the front half of the enclosure straight away from the rear half to separate the enclosure. If the interlock assembly comes out with the front half of the enclosure, detach it and place it back into the rear half.
    • The rear half of the enclosure is bolted to the handle tube, so you'll only need to remove the front half.

    • Pull the front half of the enclosure straight away from the rear half to separate the enclosure.

    • If the interlock assembly comes out with the front half of the enclosure, detach it and place it back into the rear half.

    • Remove the front half of the handle enclosure.

  3. Pull the wires connected to the interlock assembly straight out of their connectors. Keep track of where each wire connects to on the interlock assembly. Keep track of where each wire connects to on the interlock assembly.
    • Pull the wires connected to the interlock assembly straight out of their connectors.

    • Keep track of where each wire connects to on the interlock assembly.

  4. After all wires are disconnected from the interlock assembly, remove the interlock assembly from the handle.
    • After all wires are disconnected from the interlock assembly, remove the interlock assembly from the handle.

  5. Use a 3/16" hex key or driver bit to remove the 13.8 mm-long screw securing the power cord's green ground wire to the handle enclosure.
    • Use a 3/16" hex key or driver bit to remove the 13.8 mm-long screw securing the power cord's green ground wire to the handle enclosure.

    • This screw is accompanied with a lock washer. Make sure to retain it for re-assembly.

  6. Use a 7/8" wrench to loosen the coupling securing the power cord to the handle enclosure.
    • Use a 7/8" wrench to loosen the coupling securing the power cord to the handle enclosure.

  7. Pull the power cord straight down and out of the handle enclosure. To avoid damaging the wires, remove the power cord slowly and make sure the wires don't snag on anything as they come out.
    • Pull the power cord straight down and out of the handle enclosure.

    • To avoid damaging the wires, remove the power cord slowly and make sure the wires don't snag on anything as they come out.

  8. Make sure the handle tube is secured in place by checking that the cam lock is in the locked position. Make sure the handle tube is secured in place by checking that the cam lock is in the locked position.
    • Make sure the handle tube is secured in place by checking that the cam lock is in the locked position.

  9. Brace the back of the floor buffer with your foot near the wheel axle and grasp the handle with both hands. Slowly tilt the floor buffer back until the handle rests on your work surface. Slowly tilt the floor buffer back until the handle rests on your work surface.
    • Brace the back of the floor buffer with your foot near the wheel axle and grasp the handle with both hands.

    • Slowly tilt the floor buffer back until the handle rests on your work surface.

  10. Use a 3/16" hex key or driver bit to remove the four 18.6 mm-long screws securing the shield brush to the bottom of the floor buffer.
    • Use a 3/16" hex key or driver bit to remove the four 18.6 mm-long screws securing the shield brush to the bottom of the floor buffer.

  11. Pull the shield brush straight off the bottom of the floor buffer. Pull the shield brush straight off the bottom of the floor buffer.
    • Pull the shield brush straight off the bottom of the floor buffer.

  12. Remove the three 12.6 mm-long Phillips #2 screws securing the bottom cover to the floor buffer.
    • Remove the three 12.6 mm-long Phillips #2 screws securing the bottom cover to the floor buffer.

  13. Remove the bottom cover to reveal the wires on the inside.
    • Remove the bottom cover to reveal the wires on the inside.

  14. Untwist and remove the yellow wire nuts from the black, brown, and red wires. Untwist and remove the yellow wire nuts from the black, brown, and red wires.
    • Untwist and remove the yellow wire nuts from the black, brown, and red wires.

  15. Separate the black copper wire from the brown and red wires. Separate the black copper wire from the brown and red wires.
    • Separate the black copper wire from the brown and red wires.

  16. Untwist and remove the other wire nut. Separate the white copper wire from the other wires.
    • Untwist and remove the other wire nut.

    • Separate the white copper wire from the other wires.

    • Re-assembly tip: It may help to reattach the wire nut after separating the appropriate wire to keep track of which wires stay together.

  17. Remove the 12.4 mm-long Phillips #2 screw securing the ground wire to the floor buffer.
    • Remove the 12.4 mm-long Phillips #2 screw securing the ground wire to the floor buffer.

  18. Carefully tilt the floor buffer back to the upright position. Carefully tilt the floor buffer back to the upright position.
    • Carefully tilt the floor buffer back to the upright position.

  19. The next two steps will provide easier access to the strain relief plate, which you will need to remove. Lift up the cam lock handle to loosen the handle tube.
    • The next two steps will provide easier access to the strain relief plate, which you will need to remove.

    • Lift up the cam lock handle to loosen the handle tube.

  20. Tilt the handle back to a 45-degree angle. Be sure to tighten the cam lock to hold the handle in place.
    • Tilt the handle back to a 45-degree angle.

    • Be sure to tighten the cam lock to hold the handle in place.

  21. Remove the two 12.4 mm-long Phillips #2 screws securing the strain relief plate to the floor buffer.
    • Remove the two 12.4 mm-long Phillips #2 screws securing the strain relief plate to the floor buffer.

  22. Grab the handle wire's strain relief clip and carefully remove the wires and strain relief plate. To avoid damaging the wires, remove the strain relief plate slowly and make sure the wires don't snag on anything as they come out. To avoid damaging the wires, remove the strain relief plate slowly and make sure the wires don't snag on anything as they come out.
    • Grab the handle wire's strain relief clip and carefully remove the wires and strain relief plate.

    • To avoid damaging the wires, remove the strain relief plate slowly and make sure the wires don't snag on anything as they come out.

  23. Use needle-nose pliers to squeeze the top and bottom of the strain relief clip together in order to create enough space for the strain relief plate to slide off the strain relief clip. Remove the strain relief plate. Remove the strain relief plate.
    • Use needle-nose pliers to squeeze the top and bottom of the strain relief clip together in order to create enough space for the strain relief plate to slide off the strain relief clip.

    • Remove the strain relief plate.

  24. Use a flathead screwdriver to pry open the strain relief clip and remove it. Be careful performing this step, as too much pressure applied may damage the wires. Be careful performing this step, as too much pressure applied may damage the wires.
    • Use a flathead screwdriver to pry open the strain relief clip and remove it.

    • Be careful performing this step, as too much pressure applied may damage the wires.

  25. Loosen the cam lock and tilt the handle all the way back until it rests on your work surface. Loosen the cam lock and tilt the handle all the way back until it rests on your work surface.
    • Loosen the cam lock and tilt the handle all the way back until it rests on your work surface.

  26. Use a 3/4" socket and socket wrench to remove the nut securing the cam lock to the handle tube.
    • Use a 3/4" socket and socket wrench to remove the nut securing the cam lock to the handle tube.

    • You may need to use your other hand to hold the cam lock handle in place as you loosen the nut.

  27. Remove the nut from the cam lock bolt. This nut has an accompanied washer. Be sure to retain it for re-assembly.
    • Remove the nut from the cam lock bolt.

    • This nut has an accompanied washer. Be sure to retain it for re-assembly.

    • Pull the cam lock handle straight out. This will disconnect the adjusting arm from the handle tube.

  28. Re-assembly tip: The cam lock bolt includes a special square washer. During re-assembly, make sure it's lined up and sits inside the groove of the adjusting arm. Re-assembly tip: The cam lock bolt includes a special square washer. During re-assembly, make sure it's lined up and sits inside the groove of the adjusting arm.
    • Re-assembly tip: The cam lock bolt includes a special square washer. During re-assembly, make sure it's lined up and sits inside the groove of the adjusting arm.

  29. Tilt the handle back up and use a 1/2" socket and socket wrench to remove the two bolts and one nut securing the handle to the floor buffer:
    • Tilt the handle back up and use a 1/2" socket and socket wrench to remove the two bolts and one nut securing the handle to the floor buffer:

    • 55.3 mm-long bolt and nut

    • 27.2 mm-long bolt

    • While the top bolt is secured with a nut, it's still threaded inside the handle tube and will need to be unscrewed.

  30. Pull the handle straight up to remove it from the floor buffer. Twist the handle back and forth as you pull to help loosen it.
    • Pull the handle straight up to remove it from the floor buffer.

    • Twist the handle back and forth as you pull to help loosen it.

Заключение

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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