Introduction: Sugru Hacks - Fixing a Gtech Floor Sweeper Brush
The gtech battery powered for sweeper is a neat little device, keeping flies and carpets clean. However, the little edge cleaning brush snapped off one members', so Sugru to the rescue.
This repair is the kind of thing Sugru excels at. Regular glue would be useless, & hot glue wouldn't stick. Epoxy would be rock hard, so you couldn't get the retaining lug through the hole once set, & doing it 'wet' would likely ruin it as it would glue the rotating part to the fixed part of the cleaner. Plus you'd have to fully strip the sweeper to get access to the blind side of the hole.
Sugru sets more like a silicone rubber, so has the essential 'give' that makes this repair almost trivial!
Step 1: Find the Brush
This little square is where the brush should be. Have a look in the sweeper bin!
Now grab your sugru!
Ours was provided free by Sugru, who sent us about ten free packs to see what we could come up with. You can get a selection pack from B&Q though.
Step 2: Add Some Magic. Er, Sugru.
Take a small amount of sugru. We used white as there was some spare.
Mould it roughly into a square that matches the remaining half.
Now carefully push it a little into the hole so you can get the size exact. Scrape down the sides so that it is a good fit, then add a little more at the top to match the retaining bulge.
Once happy, leave it to cure overnight.
Step 3: Replace the Brush
Carefully push the square peg of the brush back into the square hole. The Sugru is soft enough that you should get a lovely snug fit.
You can see the brush in the second photo, spinning as it should. :-)