I asked dh a couple of weeks ago to clean the brushes in my Rocketeer. It was louder than I thought it should be. He never got around to it and is now out of town for work for a bit. Well today I decided to tackle it myself! I had instructions with pictures on how to do it. It was NASTY! The brushes (why do they call them brushes when they look like springs?) were completely black. I used a ton of qtips and two rags cleaning it. Then came the fun of putting it back together. Thank goodness for those pictures!! But I finally got it back together and running. Its still a little noisy but much better and seems to have more power than before. So I'm feeling rather pleased with myself! I figured I didn't have anything to loose...either I would get it done and be proud of myself for doing it or totally mess it up and have to wait on dh to fix it! Now maybe tonight I can sit down and work on some blocks!