If you've ever watched The Red Green Show then you should know the phrase "If they don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Today I think I proved that I'm handy. The power nozzle on our vacuum stopped working this weekend. As soon as you turned it on it would stop and act like it was jammed. I took the power nozzle apart and found that one of the bearings in the brush had frozen up. A quick Google search for the part number on the side of the bearing showed that I could easily buy one online for $3.95. For such a small part I didn't really want to pay the shipping. I openned up the phone book and found that there was a "Bearings" category and Gopher Bearing had an ad that stated "Open to Public." I emailed them to make sure they had the part and picked up two bearings today for $2.90 each. I installed the bearings this evening and am happy to say the power nozzle works great.
Monday, 11 September, 2006
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