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Offline beko1987

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2019, 01:49:31 AM »
Screwed that back in

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It was now time for a drink



No, not really, it was time to drop the cable exit grommit in boiling water for 10 minutes



Which softens it up enough to slip into it's hole a treat

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The rear wheels can go back together now and be fitted

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Time for the brushroll now! I usually re-paint them, but the weather was really shitty when I was doing this, and it wasn't horrifically bad, still loads of original paint left, so I did not paint it. Instead I reassembled it with nice new brushroll bearings

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Slide the genuine and as new brush strips in

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Pop one bearings carrier in, and drop the wobble washer in

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Then a nice new bearing, and push the axle up and through

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2019, 01:53:30 AM »
I cleaned up and fitted the old bearing plastic caps, it seemed silly not to, for reasons I will elaborate on at the end

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Then screw the correct sided end cap on, then do the same on the other side and voila!

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Belt guard back in now

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Then the brushroll can be fitted, with a nice new genuine old stock belt!

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Furniture guard on

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Time for some electricity now. The various rubber bits are slid onto the cable

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Then the cable is fitted and clamped down

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The wiring cover is screwed on and this part is fully complete!



Bar gluing the straightened out Hoover Roundel on

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2019, 01:58:02 AM »
Whilst that dried and I had the glue out, I glued the foam back into the bag fill tube

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There we go!

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Handle release pedal cover back onto the bracket

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Then screwed back into place

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Cable hooked into place with a nice bit of slack

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Lower handle rubber spacer fitted

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The bag hook is fitted to the upper handle



Then I cut the cable back to a nice clean end and re-stripped it and wired the plug

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With the handle on, the cable can be wrapped nicely up

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2019, 02:02:30 AM »
Clip is screwed back onto the belt cover

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Beautiful!

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Time to put the bag fill tube onto the bellows

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Then clamp the back back onto the bellows, with the circlip fitted

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And with that, we are done! This is the rubbish pile, consisting of 1 1/2 brushroll bearings and the supressor.

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And this is the finished machine after a few coats of wax



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So, what new parts has this seen? 2 brushroll bearings, a new belt and a new (sebo hepaflo) bag! That's IT, everything else just cleaned up a treat! Underneath the battered old thing that arrived to me, was an utterly mint Hoover Junior!

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2019, 02:07:45 AM »
But what to do with it. Sure, I could have put it in Ebay, and maybe made a small fortune, maybe it would have sold for 9.99 with one bid. Who knows, I don't like the gamble really. I could keep it, but with laminate flooring, it wouldn't be the best, plus I don't really want a Hoover Junior.

I had the perfect place for it. The guy who runs the joint was off on a "work outing" to China at the time, so I posted it to the real boss of the place, and she assembled it, stuck a bow on it and surprised Stuart when he got back. The perfect place for the most Perfect Hoover Junior I have ever seen, in a bloody museum! They won't come along every day in this condition, but their very common in used condition, which I would be happier with TBH, I can use it then and not worry about it!

Thanks for reading.

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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2019, 05:19:48 PM »
Its here!



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Re: Hoover Junior 1346A - Stripdown and Refurbishment!
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2019, 11:23:38 PM »
I love these machines.

 

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