HOW TO CLEAN & REPLACE EZ TRIMMER PARTS

  1. These are the items you will need to perform a proper cleaning
    1. Pressure washer
    2. Air compressor with air nozzle
    3. HD Simple Green (Purple)
    4. Denatured alcohol
    5. Paper towel or rags
    6. Hot water heater basin (for soaking)
    7. Spray bottles
    8. Small soft bristle brush
    9. Flat head screwdriver
    10. Maintenance kit with Allen keys that came with unit
  2. We will start the process by removing the chute, drum gate and lid assembly, rotate the drum upside down unlock 4 latches and remove the motor assembly
  3. With the appropriate Allen key remove the 3 screws on top of the cutting blade. Gently set the blade into the bottom of the drum, loosen the 2 set screws on the blade hub and slide the blade hub off of the motor shaft.
  4. With a flat head screwdriver remove the 3 screws on the fan blade and set the fan blade into the bottom of the drum
  5. Again, using the correct Allen key loosen the set screw on the rotor hub and sleeve the hub off the motor shaft
  6. To remove the motor mount brackets, unscrew the blade height adjustment knobs, You can also use a screwdriver to clean out the inside of the knobs
  7. Remove the motor cover and place the brackets and motor cover inside of the drum
  8. If you have an air compressor and using an air nozzle blow off any loose debris from the components
  9. Spray the bottom of the lid plate with heavy duty simple green and scrub the plate using a scotch bright pad and wipe clean, spray the bottom side of the lids with denatured alcohol and wipe clean with paper towels, flip the lid over and repeat the process, It’s important to only use denatured alcohol and paper towels when cleaning the various plastic components, as other cleaners and abrasive pads can cause damage
  10. Next, we will clean the top of the lid plate, it’s helpful to use a toothbrush to clean the hard-to-reach areas, now spray, clean and wipe dry the top side of both lids, again using only denatured alcohol and paper towels.
  11. Spray the aluminum components on the motor assembly with the heavy duty simple green and using a toothbrush scrub the various parts, wipe clean and dry, flip the unit on its side and repeat the process
  12. Spray the chute components with heavy duty simple green and wipe clean
  13. Apply the alcohol on the plastic liberally, when cleaning the areas with heavier build-up.
  14. If you don’t already have one, we highly recommend Investing in some type of pressure washer. This will enable you to quickly clean the entire unit when you’re finished trimming, as well as periodically cleaning the blade and grate during the trim session
  15. Pour heavy duty simpler green into a reservoir, one large enough to house the blade and grate for soaking, we recommend using either a plastic or metal water heater tray, fill the rest of the reservoir with water at about a 1 to 15, simple green to water ratio, place the blade, the motor mount brackets and the rotor assembly into the reservoir to soak
  16. Now spray the stand, the drum, the fan blade and the top of the rotor assembly with the heavy-duty simple green, the first items we will pressure wash is the bottom side of the drum and grate, ensure that you thoroughly remove all of the build-up, this is always easiest and quickest to do as soon as you’re done trimming and while the plant material is still fresh, clean and rinse the stand and drum
  17. Rotate the drum to the upright position and apply the heavy-duty simple green and spray the drum and grate until clean
  18. Walk the unit down to clean the underside of the stand, stand the unit back up, rotate the drum back upside down and give the entire unit a final rinse
  19. Spray clean the top and bottom side of the fan blade, spray and clean the rotor assembly, be sure to spray both sides of the fingers as well as the top and bottom, clean the motor mounting brackets, use your foot to stabilize the parts as they’re being sprayed
  20. Next, we’ll clean the cutting blade, thoroughly clean the top and bottom side of the blade, Make sure that all of the plant matter has been removed, this part of the process can also be implemented when cleaning just the blade and grate during your trim session
  21. Apply the heavy-duty simple green to the motor cover and spray clean
  22. Now we are ready to assemble the unit
  23. Start by attaching the rotor hub to the shaft on the motor control box, make sure the set screw is tight and seated properly
  24. Attach the motor cover and place the fan blade on the hub, it’s best if you install the fan blade, with the screw hole positioning relative to the motor shaft with a flat head screwdriver install and tighten the 3 screws
  25. Sleeve the cutting blade hub over the motor shaft, aligning the 2 set screws with the dimples on the shaft, make sure the set screws are properly seated and tighten firmly
  26. Place the cutting blade on the hub and install the screws, it’s very important that you don’t over tighten the cutting blade screws as they will self-tighten due to the rotation of the motor
  27. Screw on the motor mount brackets until the bolt is flush with the top of the bracket, repeat the process for all four brackets
  28. Be sure to align the junction box on the motor assembly with the x’s on the inside of the drum
  29. Reinstall the filtration bags, rotate the drum to the upright position and fasten the lid, Install the drum gate, the chute and you’re ready to go back to trimming
  30. Will clean the filtration bags with the pressure washer, start by wrapping the innermost bag around the outside of the drum, rinse the loose material off with water, spray with some heavy-duty simple green, rinse, flip the bag inside out and rinse again, we will repeat this process for all the filtration bags
  31. You’ll want to pressure wash the bags before cleaning the unit to avoid dirtying the drum and stand with the material from the bags
  32. When you’re done cleaning the bags, hang them up to dry
  33. If you have any questions regarding this process, please don’t hesitate to contact us

The filtration bags are used to catch and separate the fan leaves and stem from the sugar leaf and keif. The leaf is pulled down through the grate and through the 4 filtration bags by the fan on the main motor. Because proper airflow is critical in this process, IT IS  EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE BAGS AND MOTOR COVER CLEAN. The following are tips and tricks for using and maintaining the filtration bags and motor cover:

FILTRATION BAGS

  1. When installing the filtration bags be sure to install the #1 bag (large openings) first, the bags should sit directly above the link lock latches and around the base of the drum
  2. Install bags 2, 3 then 4 in the same manner
  3. Install the filtration bags with the hem side out (inside out), this inhibits build-up in the hem and makes them easier to clean
  4. Empty the filtration bags often while trimming and prior to the first bag being overfilled
  5. To clean and empty the filtration bags during the trimming process
    1. place a container below the bags
    2. remove the bags from the trimmer
    3. empty one by one, starting with bag #1, into a separate container,
    4. Using your hands, rub the material together to quickly clean
  6. To clean the filtration bags and motor cover after trimming:
    1. Using a 50-gallon drum, garbage can or the trimmer drum, pull the filtration bag around the drum until it conforms around it
    2. Spray the filtration bag with Denatured alcohol or heavy duty simple green and spray clean using a pressure washer or high-pressure hose
    3. Inside out the bag and repeat the cleaning process

Note: You can optionally take the bags to the laundromat to clean, but If doing so, be sure the bags are free of loose debris and do not run the wash and dry cycles on HOT

MOTOR COVER

  1. To remove the motor cover, uninstall the cutting blade and fan blade
  2. Clean the motor cover by soaking and spraying clean
  3. CLEAN THE MOTOR COVER OFTEN TO AVOID DAMAGING THE MOTOR
  4. Reinstall the motor cover hem side out (inside out), be sure that it is properly seated around the base of the motor
  1. Unplug the power chord from power source
  2. Unplug the 4 pin wire harness from the motor junction box
  3. Remove the filtration bags
  4. Ensure all 6 lid latches are fastened
  5. Loosen the drum knobs, rotate the drum upside down and tighten the drum knobs
  6. Unlatch the 4 link lock latches holding the motor assembly
  7. Grabbing the motor plate pull up and wiggle the motor assembly out of the drum
  8. If removal is difficult tap each motor bracket from underneath to free it from the drum, prior to grabbing the motor plate
  9. Once the motor assembly is free, place it blade side up with Adjustment knobs down on a flat surface
  10. You can now service the motor assembly components
  11. To reinstall the motor assembly, align the junction box on the motor arm with the x’s on the inside of the drum and grabbing the motor by the motor plate lower the assembly into the drum
  12. Be sure to align the 4 adjustment brackets with the bracket buttons on the inside of the drum
  13. Latch the 4 link lock latches ensuring they are locked and that the adjustment brackets are seated tightly to the bottom of the drum
  14. Occasionally oil and inspect the link lock latches, the blade adjustment knobs and the adjustment brackets
  15.  
  1. Remove the motor assembly from the drum
  2. Using an 1/8” hex head bit remove the 3 blade screws
  3. Place the blade on a flat surface
  4. Wrap 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper around a small wooden block, dip into water before starting
  5. Sand in line with cutting edge without holding the block too far out over the edge, sand the entire blade
  6. Flip the blade over and repeat, Do not roll the edge
  7. Wipe the blade clean and place it on the blade hub
  8. Install the 3 blade screws, BE SURE NOT TO OVERTIGHTEN TO AVOID STRIPPING
  9. Ensure there is a fresh felt pad installed on the top center of the blade
  10. Check the blade for trueness by spinning the blade with your hand and checking for any wobble
  11. Reinstall the motor assembly into the drum
  1. Remove the motor assembly from the drum
  2. With the drum in the upside-down position, unscrew the grate screws
  3. Place one hand through the drum gate opening, sandwich the grate with both hands and push the grate up at an angle
  4. Place the new grate down in the same manner you removed it
  5. Be sure that the label of the gate – “Wet grate or Dry grate” is positioned inside the gate window opening and that all screw holes are positioned over the rubber
  6. Reinstall the grate screws and ensure that you do not over tighten them but that the screw heads are completely flush with the grate
  7. Reinstall the motor assembly
  8. If there is a gap between the drum and the grate at the window gate opening, use a small amount of silicone to seal it
  1. Ensure the drum knobs are tight
  2. Unlatch the front 4 lid draw latches – keep the back 2 latched
  3. Rotate the brush arms until the cotter pin tab on the brush plate is facing the front of the drum
  4. Open the front outer lid and rotate the control box 90 degrees back – the lid should be stacked in a half moon position on top of the drum
  5. Pull out the cotter pin, and grabbing the brush top plate, jiggle and pull the brush assembly until it is free from the motor shaft
  6. To replace brushes or fingers, loosen the set screws on the brush arm, pull the brush or fingers out, reinstall the new fingers or brush, and tighten the set screws
  7. Sleeve the brush top plate back onto the motor shaft ensuring the holes in the top plate and shaft are aligned
  8. Reinstall the cotter pin
  9. Rotate the lid and control box back down and secure the lid latches
  10. Occasionally oil the brush plate hub and motor shaft to avoid sticking
  1. Unplug the power cord from the power supply
  2. Unplug the 4-pin cable from the main motor junction box
  3. Remove the brush and finger assembly
  4. Unscrew the 2 thumb screws on either side of the control box
  5. Remove the control box
  6. Remove the control box prior to cleaning the lid