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Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: February 07, 2016, 09:25:48 PM »
I've had this for years! I found it on ebay 5 minutes from work and bought it! When I first got it, it didn't run so well

The pictures start in 2013





Dust



It was clean underneath



Ah





Pure filth underneath the hood







The original cable was perished from the handle bail to the motor



so I removed it





I replaced the wires, and refitted the old shielding



Removed the motor



It slowed down when using it I seem to remember



Fan off



Fancase bearing was looking grubby





Coil and Armature even more so!





Some wiring reference shot



Rubbish picture, but the coil was under a thick layer of greasy dirt. I was amazed it ran at all...

Cleaned that off



Cleaned the motor housing out a bit



refitted the coil



and the armature



The carbon brushes are a bit worn though. No more pictures from the past, I put it all back together and it ran well, then I just forgot about it for the last few years.

Until last week!!

When I got it down from the loft! I forgot to mention it had all the original tools and tool holder and airtight hose!





<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoJtxZk-_Uk" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoJtxZk-_Uk</a>

I started on the tools



A small oblong dusting brush



A small round dusting brush



A long wooden wall/floor brush



Crevice tool



Blowing adaptor



This is the adaptor that connects to the machine



The adaptor can be taken off the end of the hose



The cardboard holder is immaculate as well



Extension tube and bent end



and hose



I cleaned the tool caddy off



which made it quite damp but it dried out very quickly



I got some tools out



and started unscrewing the brushes



Dusting brush



Lovely detail on the bakelite





The larger dusting brush does the same thing





and finally the larger, wooden brush





And the tools were disassembled



Onto the machine itself now



Bag removed from the top hook



The bag (and blower attachment) is held on with 2 thumb screws



It's been a few years since I cleaned the bag out



Sadly the bolt that holds the bag onto the collar is rounded full off







I left it alone. Couldnt cut a new screwdriver slot as I would cut the bag, much pressure with the screwdriver as was either rounded it off a bit more, or slipped off towards the bag...

I left it alone and went back to the top of the handle



Switch housing screws removed



and the cover is removed





Switch wiring reference shot



The paint put on by Hoover to denote something is still present









The mains cable earths to the handle behind the switch





The top bag hook is held in by a screw



and lifts out once the screw is removed



The handle is held in with the usual Hoover bolt at the bottom





I do like this design, no having to remove cables to remove the handle like the junior/senior



To remove the plug, a fibre pin has to be tapped out





The plug and handle cables can be withdrawn. Thankfully the wires are immaculate so don't need replacing





It's seen a Hoover service at some point in its past too. I removed the sticker as it was pretty much gone anyway



Getting there now! (joking, another 115 pictures to go...)





I found the serial number stamp

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and removed the baseplate



Agitator out



brushroll end caps off



Yummy



The brushroll bearings were  :dead-dyson:



fished out the wobble washers



and the same on the other side



With some considerable fiddling the brushroll end caps came out and the brushroll was sick everywhere





The brush strips were knackered too, they had gone very soft and sparse



Back to the machine, the rear wheels are held in place with this bolt





The whole thing is sprung, as it is part of the mechanism that locks the tool adapter in place. A dyson brushroll axle came in handy to tap the axle out



Once removed,  the wheels came off



and the springs and bracket for the aformentioned tool adapter fall off too



Onto the tool adapter chute now





It has a little flap that does a shit job of keeping the suction to the floor when the tools are not in use, held in with a small spring





I did try to remove the front wheels but just could not get the circlips off, and realised that even if I did get them off, I may not get them back on again



Underneath done, the hood can come off



revealing the motor



The yolk to motor wire runs through the bottom of the handle





There is a slight interlude now for the tools, which were dry and could be polished





Back to the machine, and the metal brackets that form something to do with the dirtfinder can be removed from the hood



The bolt holding the handle bail together can be removed





The socket is held in with a screw



and the handle can be withdrawn, and the wiring disconnected



The spring that keeps the handle sprung falls out at some point around here too



Quick shot of how the wiring attaches to the socket inside the handle



and the handle bail is removed and stripped



The handle release pedal is held in place with a small bar which is easily tapped out



I started taking the bag holder bolts out, but only one side could be removed



The other side is blocked in with the chassis moulding, and I could get a spanner to it but not turn it, so I left it be!

The motor is next, and I took it apart out of sequence, only having a brainwave when re-assembling it so ignore these pictures for now, I took better ones on re-assembly...

4 screws release the motor, and the belt spindle has to come off first



Then the fan can be lifted off



revealing the fancase bearing



tiny carbons out at this stage



I took the bearing out first, which was a bit stupid as the nuts fell into the motor...



Then the bearing holder (which I should have done first...)





Motor wiring removed



(again, what should have been the second step) is to unscrew the top cover of the motor



The small fan that cools the bulb unscrews next, then the armature can be withdrawn. The coil needs its connections unscrewing now



Then the brush holders removed



and she is stripped!
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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 09:26:00 PM »
Whilst I washed, dried and polished it, a fellow collector sold me 2 new bulbs and some new, much stiffer brushes



The hood also polished up really really well!Nearly 80 years of muck just vanished



And it's on to the motor re-assembly, done in the correct order this time!

Brush guides back in





Whilst trying to refit the coil, I noticed that one side of it had the connector broken off, so wasn't actually connected to the carbon brushes one side at all... still ran fine though!



A new ring terminal crimped and heatshrunk on soon had that sorted, and the coil could be fitted



I re-did the terminal on the other side too as it was looking a bit thin



That done, it's time to build the armature up. Fit the bearing to the holder, and fit that to the armature



Then drop the fan spacers and fan onto that



and fit the belt pulley (could do with a new one of these for it too, it's a bit worn)



Drop the assembled armature into the motor, screw the little cooling fan onto the top and fit and screw down the top bearing, and fit the carbon brushes





The motor can be refitted to the machine now. There was a rubber seal originally, but this fell apart when I removed it so I fitted the motor back after running a nice bead of black sealent around it, which will do a much better job than the old rubber seal anyway

Quick test before I sealed it down

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj8iVfczqDw" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj8iVfczqDw</a>

Lovely!





The release pedal can be refitted now



I tidied up the motor wires with some solder



and fitted that and the handle bail back together





Re-fitted the bag holding bolt I removed



Refitted all the springs and rear axle (which isnt actually too bad as the springs hold themselves in whilst you fiddle with the axle)



Lashings of grease was used with that bit too to smooth it out

I did a stage 1 polish on the hood, still need to get the machine polisher on it





and moved onto the handle, re-fitting the wiring





Brushroll now



Swapped the rubber feet from the old brushes to the new ones



Sadly the new brushes are not genuine, but the fact that they actually contribute to the 'It Beats, as it Sweeps, as it Cleans' action now, I wont hold it against them!



fitted



2 shiney new brushroll bearings were procured



but it was too late to tap the end caps in to fit it all together by this point, so I put the metal bracket into the hood



and got a bulb out





Not being a qualified person in anything, I ignored it's advice and fitted it anyway







and with that, the hood can go back on



as can the bag



and she looks like a Hoover again





Sadly the bag does have a bit of damage, which has been made worse by someone covering it in gaffa tape at some time in the 1980's



and there is some wear at the top where the bag slide goes





but, it still looks bloody nice! Daylight came at the weekend, so I could tap the brushroll end caps home, and fit the brushroll



Sadly one of the end caps doesn't fit 100% correctly, but the brushroll is still balanced and silent

Baseplate back on





The handle needs re painting, which I would like to have a crack at when the weather improves, as I would be a single man if I attempted to do that in the front room









I then had a good play

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJnv_gwm8lI" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJnv_gwm8lI</a>

and gummed the crap out of it, all the hair wrapped around the brushroll and forced the belt off, slowing the motor. I paused the video to sort it out, but my phone went into stand by and stopped the video, so I had to make a part 2, and stuck to some nice easy dust which really shows the agitation off

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so1_BMEfGGg" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so1_BMEfGGg</a>

This meant that I had to clean the bag



The micro hose for the Miele was excellent for it



50/50



Eva modelled it for me once it was clean



There was one final job to do though. Ever since I took it apart the first time, I forgot to refit the bolt that holds the tool adapter clamp on. I found it in the shed



and fitted it



This meant I could have a go with the tools, which are laughable tbh but the hose is airtight after checking on the miele





and for now, she is done! Need to paint the handle at some point in the summer and job jobbed! I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Now I just need a bojack bag so I can use her a bit, don't want to keep making the original bag dirty...
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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 11:33:05 PM »
Blimey, long thread, nice job though ;)
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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 11:42:29 PM »
long? that wasnt a long thread!

thanks though.  need to watch your kirby videos tomorrow
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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2016, 03:24:41 AM »
Nice pen in one of those photos.  ;D

Yes, that handle needs painting and the missing front lense needs finding.

But nice machine. And a thorough job as always.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 08:42:11 AM »
ah,  theres no missing front lens,  it didnt have one full stop! this is  a pre war design,  inface this is one of the models that got caught up when production stopped.  This example is post war,  due to the mottled balekite hood or summat, pre war ones were solid colour.

But its not designed to have a bulb lens.  The way the motor cools the bulb is quite cool though
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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2016, 12:44:12 PM »
Very nice, I just love the design, reminds me of something from a black and white sifi movie.  I really want one, as much as I want a Hoover Starlight.

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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2016, 01:04:44 PM »
I got lucky with mine, happened upon it on ebay as so many ace finds are!
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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2016, 07:20:31 PM »
You will be wanting this then.

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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2016, 08:14:07 PM »
Bootiful! How much is 22gns nowadays? What is gns? Guinea?
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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2016, 08:20:16 PM »
Bootiful! How much is 22gns nowadays? What is gns? Guinea?

A Guinea I recall from horse auctions years ago is 1.05. 23 was a lot in 1938.

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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2016, 08:26:13 PM »
Wow, the closest I can get is:

In 1935, 23 0s 0d would have the same spending worth of 2005's 850.54

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/currency/results.asp#mid

That's nearly a Kirby!

Wish it was worth 850 today!
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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2016, 12:03:49 PM »
Pedant's corner: one guinea was (strictly) 21 shillings.

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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2016, 11:55:37 PM »
Wonderful refurb as usual! Very lucky to have the tools and all, most hoses from that era have long since degraded.

Poor thing, first its brush clogs then you can hear its bag clogging in the second video! May not be the best for a daily driver...

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Re: Hoover 262 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2016, 01:35:02 AM »
I dunno,  most machines of its type dont like big clumps of your girlfriends hair,  it all went under the belt and lifted it up and threw it off the spindle!

I have had a plan for the bag,  its a bit heath robinson but it may just work! Shes back up in the loft for now though to stop Eva playing with it,  so it can wait for another day!
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