A 20-Year-Old Blower
The pair of new machine brushes are now installed, ready to blow for another 20 years!
"In the 1989 ARBA convention, I saw Susan Conley using a blower on her English Angora; her rabbits had the kind of finish that no other rabbits could compare. It was the first time that I had ever seen a blower.
I ordered the 'Mini Circ', the same blower that Susan used, immediately after the convention.
In the next 20 years, I used the Mini Circ almost on a daily basis. I seldom take it to a show because it's too heavy. I use an 'Air Force', the orange blower, in shows.
Over the 20 years, the only issues that I encountered were very minor: the switch was replaced once and the hose broke into half.
Last week, the motor would work sometimes but would not start some other time. I suspected that the machine brushes were worn out so got a new pair. Dear hubby replaced the old pair that was worn down to the base. Now the blower is as good as new.
During my research, I learned that if the brushes did not work, I could order the entire engine that would cost about 1/3 of the price of a new blower.
If your blower ever stops working, do not toss it out. It's far less expensive to replace the parts than buying a new blower altogether."