I've a 30 year old Electrolux canister vacuum cleaner with a PN-4
power nozzle. The two bearings appear to be identical, and one has
bitten the big one.
Over the years I've replaced the turbine, the power nozzle motor,
three suction hoses. I'll get more years out of it if I can find a
bearing. I'm not having much luck surfing the net or usenet groups.
Is there a number on the bearing? If so, you can probably cross reference
it at www.grainger.com If no number, take some measurements and you may
still find it. Or go to a bearing supply house with it.
The bearings in the power head are shaped like a beer keg. So are the
bearings in my kitchen fan, for that matter. All the bearings at the
distributor were cylindrical or stepped cylinders.
I managed to get a used one from Toronto for an arm and a leg. Just
before I bought it, I _finally_ found a local dealer who could get new
parts from a manufacturer specializing in exactly that. I'll be sure
not to lose his card!
thanks again to all
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