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Re: Hoover Turbopower Autoflex U2198 - Restoration and Rebuild.
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2020, 11:38:07 PM »
The front wheels can be assembled now, with some grease too to prevent re-corroding

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Wheels fitted

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Wheels retained

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Time to fit the motor now, and a smear of washing up liquid/glass cleaner around the small rubber mount, then over the mating face of the large fan rubber mount. Pop the belt spindle end in first and push, the fancase side will slide easily into place ,it's a tight fit. Pop the big clamp on

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Time to fit a back chassis. Refit the white recline bush (it only goes on one exact way)

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Moar grease

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And fit it all together

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And clamp

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Onto... the autoflex module!

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Re: Hoover Turbopower Autoflex U2198 - Restoration and Rebuild.
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2020, 11:41:40 PM »
Our cable is lovely and clean and brown

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We start the loop off through the donut

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Then it went over the reel, and pulled together. The cord got fitted to the terminals and then the clamp, and adjusted so it sat correctly

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Then I followed the service manual

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(which does work well, it is fairly easy to do) to refit and tension the reel assembly

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Cord brake stuff back together

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Helps to hold the flex in place as you do this otherwise it shoots off into the cord reel and you have to tension it all over again!

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Screw the 2 cord guide screws in

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Re: Hoover Turbopower Autoflex U2198 - Restoration and Rebuild.
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2020, 11:45:08 PM »
Wire the (frankly far too modern) plug back on

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And screw the autoflex assembly into place.



Bag compartment loom now

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and hidden away!

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Now, we can fit the trunnion cover to the rear chassis

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and move onto the brushroll! Vibration washer in

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Then new (non genuine) brushroll bearings

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I found 2 brand new genuine plastic caps too

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Re: Hoover Turbopower Autoflex U2198 - Restoration and Rebuild.
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2020, 11:47:27 PM »
Brushroll assembled

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The belt was very worn, so I grabbed another one

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Baseplate on

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Height knob fitted

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A smear of black silicone applied to the busted screw cover to make it less obvious

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Handle back on

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Re: Hoover Turbopower Autoflex U2198 - Restoration and Rebuild.
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2020, 11:50:17 PM »
The bag door latch can be fitted, and the bag door itself snapped onto new hinge brackets

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Was then time for some detailing

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I found some cracks whilst doing this though, so out with the glue!

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And the wax to try and hide this huge scrape

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I was finding it hard to sleep at night knowing there was a Dyson belt on this Hoover, so I found a genuine belt and a genuine bulb to replace the blown one

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One last look under the hood

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Re: Hoover Turbopower Autoflex U2198 - Restoration and Rebuild.
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2020, 11:52:48 PM »


Yup, that's better!

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And the result of this extensive rebuild? It runs like a dream


Thanks for reading.
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Re: Hoover Turbopower Autoflex U2198 - Restoration and Rebuild.
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2020, 08:00:17 AM »
Epic rebuild as ever.  :bow:

Is that one for the personal collection or a flogsie? What are they worth nowadays?

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Re: Hoover Turbopower Autoflex U2198 - Restoration and Rebuild.
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2020, 10:38:26 PM »
Epic rebuild as ever.  :bow:

Is that one for the personal collection or a flogsie? What are they worth nowadays?

Neither, was a refurb job for another collector. One as minty as this one should be rights fetch a few hundred quid, tidy but basic U2332's are fetching 100 now.

I had the Red one that went alongside it (there's a refurb thread on it) and I sold that for 80 which was far too cheap but I needed rid of stuff fast etc.
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