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Clearing the writeup backlog a bit here, apologies for that. This is one of the machines sent to me by Stuart a good while ago

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This was supposed to have a little bet resting on it, but I wasn't too happy with how that came out, as you will see later. But these photo's were taken before any of that came about, so let's see what we are dealing with!

As per the utterly lovely U1346 - http://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php/topic,2617.0.html it was in a bad way, although made worse by the fact that it had seen paint in it's life

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The first thing to go was the horrible replacement bag (well, not go, it was washed and not replaced, it's in the airing cupboard as I type this incase it comes in handy one day)

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A few weeks later after sorting the bag, I bought the machine inside to strip down



It really is in a bad way

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The handle came off first, the bolts were replaced with brand new parts

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Followed by the bag holder, which was also replaced with a new item

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 11:24:50 PM »
Because under all this paint the plastic was very crumbly

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I'd left the bag bottom strap on so I didnt loose it, so that came off

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Fill tube removed and split

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Lower handle removed

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And the painted rubber removed

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Onto the machine now

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Sadly the Hoover roundel is damaged

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One theme on this rebuild is Rust...

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Clip removed

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 11:28:43 PM »
Let's have a peek under the motor cover...

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Not as bad as the other one

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Rear wheels and axle removed and split

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And onto the handle bail

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Which had an issue that I've come across before, a seized screw

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I carded it to remind me to go through my pot of Junior spares and get a better one

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The handle bail was a mess of many layers of paint and grease

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 11:33:10 PM »
I hit it with a hammer and it fell apart quite neatly

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However this part is scrap

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And has been silver at some point it seems

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I dug out the mains cable screws

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And removed the cable. The guide has even been painted ffs

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Brushroll next

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End caps off

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Some string unwound

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The wobble washers were buried deep in the end cap greb

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 11:38:46 PM »
The bearings and brush strips went in the bin

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The centre belt guard was exhumed next

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Front wheels next

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The whole inside of this machine is silver

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Switch needs to be removed

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And we can hoik the motor out

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 11:43:20 PM »
Whoever refurbished this way back when missed this screw out when re-assembling

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So I removed the other two and took the metal bulkhead out

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Silver turning to beige

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Showing the remains of paint and corrosion

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I removed the old brushroll retaining springs

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Onto the motor now

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God that's an awful picture, sorry!

First the supressor needs to come off

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Then remove all the wires

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If you're wanting guidance to rebuild a Junior motor, look at the other Junior thread, that covers it in much more detail! This one is quite lite as the main aim isn't the mechanicals...
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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 11:48:05 PM »
Wires and switch removed

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Casing split

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Looking good deep down

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Carbons are really good

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Nice greasy dirt build up here

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I've seen this before as well, it's why my 262 barely ran when I first got it, the oily filth had got onto the coil, disrupting the smooth flow it should have

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The fan was a little bit worn, perfectly servicable though

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I pulled both ends of it all and it fell apart in my hands

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All the grease had fallen out over the years

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 11:52:37 PM »
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Motor done, it's back to the cosmetics, and I got the drill out

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and removed the height adjustment wheel and front baseplate

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I also popped the cable grommit out

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I got my shite dremel out and got the worse of the rust off

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I had half hoped it would clean up enough to be polished up and left as metal, but the pitting was too bad

I also scrubbed the coil up with the sandpaper whel

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 11:58:33 PM »
I popped to toolstation and got some rust remover

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And lobbed all the small rusty things in it

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Which worked well. It was all rinsed in white spirit, then water, dried, wire wooled smooth then painted in white!

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I had thought about colour combo's, did some rubbish sketches, and decided on...

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The underside of the hood in black, with the firewall just cleaned and polished up, with all the other bits of metalwork in contrasting white

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I painted the brushroll black too so it blended in

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The inside of the hood was nice and glossy

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Once I was sure I liked the colour, I sealed the firewall in

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I cleaned off the height adjuster wheel and re-fitted it

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 12:04:57 AM »
And riveted it onto the hood

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The outside of the hood was painted white, so a black and white contrast

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With the motor in the underside looks quite nice. The front axle went black though, as white was just too much of a contrast

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The outer side was not quite how I had hoped though, the paint went textured when sprayed, which tbh I thought looked quite good so left it, the alternative was sanding it all back off again and re-spraying, and it was winter by this point, so spraying was a pain.

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To re-fit the cable exit grommit, I heated it up in boiling water

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And in it popped

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I then fitted the cleaned up bumper. Looks slightly strange in it's natural colour, but it matches all the other rubbers, and adds some originality to it (plus if I had painted it it would have looked awful)

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To sort out the damaged roundel, I stuck a new one over the top

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 12:10:51 AM »
Finished off the wiring underneath

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This is actually the second handle set. I originally tried black, but it looked crap, plus as I am the worlds worst spray painter, the finish was god awful. So I started again on a fresh handle and it was much better, although not perfect

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Because I love Stu very much, I delved into my special box of special stuff the box of shite under the bench in the shed and found a clean, genuine HOOVER bag in the proper blue

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On the big man himself's request, a brand new 3 core black cable was fitted (putting aside the earthing of a non earthed machine...)

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I earthed it off the handle bail

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Motor cover back on

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When Stu initially sent me the machines, he sent me a load of random spares for Juniors too, so I cracked them out. Bag hook first

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 12:13:57 AM »
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Along with new bolts

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And it's done! Hopefully the cord will sit a bit better with time. Sadly just by winding it on and off a few times marked the paintwork though





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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2017, 12:23:07 AM »
I forgot to find and fit a cord clamp at the bottom, should have one somewhere, I need to send it oop north

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What does it sound like? Well, before:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIEkbdVfEQA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIEkbdVfEQA</a>

And after:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2XVH_axh_k

(For some reason the after video has an odd URL which the youtube link button does not like...)

So, sounds beautiful, doesn't look too bad, but one more job to do, which is make the belt guard shine like a mirror!

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Finished!

Myself and Stuart did have a little bet on with this, that he couldn't sell it for 100 to some yuppie type, but once it was finished, I have to say it would never be sellable for that much, so the bet was off. Maybe if you come across a Junior that hasn't seen paint, we can try again, but my painting skills are not good enough to get the finish, and sending it off for professional paint would cost so much it would not be worth it. Where does it sit in the shop now Stu? Or did you lob it in the skip by now?

Either way, it was fun to do, but did re-inforce my theory that machines like this are fit for either mechanical restoration and just using and abusing, or breaking for spares and not bothering with. I certainly skip them if their not cheap enough when I see them locally!

Either way though, I hope you enjoyed reading, and goodnight!
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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2017, 08:25:41 PM »
Where does it sit in the shop now Stu? Or did you lob it in the skip by now?

Ahh, it was the brown one I kept. As you said, the paint didnt sit right on this one and not as we both intended, and the cost came out quite high with all the couriering, etc. As the cable clamp never arrived, I ended up moving it along as was. I think we know now to use more original ones next time.

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Unsympathetic Stripdown and Refurbishment
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 09:33:49 PM »
Shame it was painted, that always ruins any project like this before its started.  You did a good job though Beko.

 

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