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Title: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on October 08, 2014, 10:59:32 PM
We went to Newquay in September, and I was browsing the usual sites from our location + 10 miles, and found a Turbopower on preloved. Quick grovel later and we head out on Sunday afternoon to Redruth

10 later, and I was the proud* owner of a battered U2332!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uE3fJNvP6uA/VDMXoU-Gj3I/AAAAAAAAePI/9ibKhskAuFU/s800/IMAG0996.jpg)

Job no 1 when we got back to the caravan, tr it out! Saw a fleet of Henrys being used, so I doubt they've ever had an upright touch them!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XIMPaScgdGA/VDMXqsluUNI/AAAAAAAAePQ/6399A5qOE_0/s800/IMAG0997.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-U_zzZTXlojM/VDMXsdUX6JI/AAAAAAAAePY/Sl_KeWmSUlc/s512/IMAG0998.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PWGTdPDrD1Y/VDMXuXqUp-I/AAAAAAAAePg/sBe8sxLeas8/s512/IMAG0999.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7MP9d-jZbGg/VDMXwARkMQI/AAAAAAAAePo/LCT7j6Vf6W0/s800/IMAG1000.jpg)

Rare intact wheels!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WnPsNQg3zmc/VDMXyC228dI/AAAAAAAAePw/PDdv00bWS8g/s800/IMAG1001.jpg)

Damage on the leading edge of the hood

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZBLuOC02FXU/VDMXz2ln6gI/AAAAAAAAeP4/1GVWUy75rHQ/s800/IMAG1002.jpg)

Royal warrant is missing

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8cxBfkc17HM/VDMX1QnjeOI/AAAAAAAAeQA/F9Xi_YUtopE/s800/IMAG1003.jpg)

top one is ok

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XRv5BxdXj4M/VDMX27H23nI/AAAAAAAAeQI/OV_xOQ0Th08/s800/IMAG1004.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUU14M4FaFA&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUU14M4FaFA&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q)

Fun over, I split it in half, and it was packed in the car to be hoiked 270 miles from it's previous home

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JN1KkRQojuY/VDMX4xKYCAI/AAAAAAAAeQQ/vRnru3h1jfM/s800/IMAG1028.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-aiY7B94hhHE/VDMX6j2av5I/AAAAAAAAeQY/5Otrl026y-4/s512/IMAG1250.jpg)

And home (a month later as I had other machines to get done and sold!)

Started with the top half first

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--3fzIa5HGNI/VDMX8Vc5u-I/AAAAAAAAeQg/nTo82V8GmDY/s512/IMAG1252.jpg)

The bag was empty-ish when I bought it, was quite full of sand after the caravan

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Gzz60Ow0UxA/VDMX-HnSCKI/AAAAAAAAeQo/iaa6pcF43KU/s512/IMAG1253.jpg)

The bag door hinges from the bottom

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Qx5WicRox80/VDMX_mo59QI/AAAAAAAAeQw/0ElNIqvrN2A/s800/IMAG1254.jpg)

but can be a PITA, and one holder was already a bit broken, so I unscrewed the assembly

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o9BlQSlybr8/VDMYBZfuIkI/AAAAAAAAeQ4/bcDgj-AyJrI/s512/IMAG1255.jpg)

Glued this back on

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3shbjeZYcnE/VDMYCxpRnVI/AAAAAAAAeRA/W-skrVKyoHQ/s512/IMAG1256.jpg)

Some foul smelling tissue was fitted to the air freshener!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-63bRyT_DQSg/VDMYEv5nu1I/AAAAAAAAeRI/DwXo4i06lGA/s800/IMAG1257.jpg)

Undid the bag door mechanism

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gv9xRoBoBLc/VDMYGVKRnUI/AAAAAAAAeRQ/9amblmU3ws0/s800/IMAG1258.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JafGejrpWX8/VDMYIMRqwlI/AAAAAAAAeRY/sUt7rqKty8I/s800/IMAG1259.jpg)

The hinge flaps push out of the housing

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HvGOaO31Es4/VDMYLuxII1I/AAAAAAAAeRo/YT26arsDGO4/s800/IMAG1261.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ks9bZwcAvhY/VDMYNZxvgiI/AAAAAAAAeRw/t6KA46TPfHs/s512/IMAG1262.jpg)

Bag fill tube can come off now, with it's non original screws...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MF7gGMzacLE/VDMYPP7k4ZI/AAAAAAAAecM/_qXbe0NdCTI/s800/IMAG1263.jpg)

The bag full light suction pipe slides over a hole on the bag fill tube

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8Jn2O8Wthfk/VDMYQ3hDcDI/AAAAAAAAeSA/1jCRyyugRSQ/s800/IMAG1264.jpg)

Blocked solid

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oSxyrR-77o0/VDMYUQ9D9nI/AAAAAAAAeSQ/nxmXyzWffE4/s800/IMAG1266.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OilJGEFUEhU/VDMYWDODb2I/AAAAAAAAeSY/Cdw--vVNsRY/s512/IMAG1267.jpg)

Onto the top half, there's a screw buried in here

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-do6EkZ9v7jo/VDMYYIJpYgI/AAAAAAAAeSg/fZL8BnjFYK8/s512/IMAG1268.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-42cAwZPbSBo/VDMYZ1_36gI/AAAAAAAAeSo/sslj8sEAlHc/s512/IMAG1269.jpg)

There's a tiny plastic pin that prises out now

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-28bhaozMwQM/VDMYbaibCxI/AAAAAAAAeSw/3qXxspK51nE/s800/IMAG1270.jpg)

The switch pops out

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-N18caQcAR3E/VDMYdHbqN8I/AAAAAAAAeS4/5A2GQOtXwL0/s800/IMAG1271.jpg)

and the handle wiring can be removed

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CFiAllf5TMQ/VDMYfCKwD_I/AAAAAAAAeTA/Ax0pI7SE_Z4/s800/IMAG1272.jpg)

Handle end cap comes off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PwdYuc81TmQ/VDMYhKc3_JI/AAAAAAAAeTI/9zzaHrQV1r4/s800/IMAG1273.jpg)

Unscrew the palstic cover at the top of the bag housing next. Mine was only held in with 2 screws so was easy...

the block holder was broken

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hPeOhP4ONtM/VDMYi6remWI/AAAAAAAAeTQ/ig5F84B4c9k/s800/IMAG1274.jpg)

Undo the mains cable and the top handle can be pulled away as well

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0o11z6rpZ6A/VDMYkgbbR0I/AAAAAAAAeTY/K1pT-ThUV8w/s800/IMAG1275.jpg)

Checked the holder still fitted properly

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Tz3zIPP1MNE/VDMYmb0IAkI/AAAAAAAAeTg/Dqy-DYWHBqU/s800/IMAG1276.jpg)

Bag full light out now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-meOtruH6f2E/VDMYoN0vCyI/AAAAAAAAeTo/uhOQzl2PhuI/s800/IMAG1277.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Lnqt_nUrdew/VDMYpcs36zI/AAAAAAAAeTw/G26DBPoGK4I/s512/IMAG1278.jpg)

The bag full mechanism pulls out now

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-982pkm_2kSU/VDMYrPMMY0I/AAAAAAAAeT4/09d3OlHkNkU/s800/IMAG1279.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-t2eaB5_MI0c/VDMYswBs2II/AAAAAAAAeUA/gH7jbwMS6rI/s512/IMAG1280.jpg)

and splits down some more

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-98N6ED0S_8Q/VDMYvbQPiII/AAAAAAAAeUI/lnZr1Sz6yyg/s800/IMAG1281.jpg)

there's 2 tabs under here

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BuPSvW_A3E8/VDMYxNMhcYI/AAAAAAAAehY/3XqsMbs7sYI/s800/IMAG1282.jpg)

and all the wiring can be removed

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GS1vwSMBHOw/VDMYzO5O_jI/AAAAAAAAeUY/WJgkmlmFbj0/s512/IMAG1283.jpg)

Since the bottom cord hook is already broken I removed the remains, I have a different colour one that I will fit, but it's a horrible job!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--GzJ-aznS0c/VDMY1TaOYGI/AAAAAAAAeUg/_K_-SI2VmnM/s800/IMAG1284.jpg)

SWMBO found this a few weeks ago, and I knew it went with this, but not where. Found it...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FQf8EgxsC2Q/VDMY2wK1zSI/AAAAAAAAeUo/OWNYpNk_mJA/s800/IMAG1285.jpg)

Popped off the blank that hides the hole for the Autoflex reqind system found on the U2334 and various Total Systems (like my U2602)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JLeCjDFqLd8/VDMY4xK3ibI/AAAAAAAAeUw/FyHYz3r6zF4/s512/IMAG1286.jpg)

Top half done, onto the bottom!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ufIc9jabgcw/VDMY6VaS-RI/AAAAAAAAeU4/SRTGDxn2_r0/s800/IMAG1287.jpg)

Base plate off

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6odkMYOUHXs/VDMY8vhgT1I/AAAAAAAAeVA/o4rXsxNA9nA/s800/IMAG1288.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zsFZNmuv5zE/VDMY-yorQSI/AAAAAAAAeVI/ntsfq5ik7Jo/s512/IMAG1289.jpg)

And the activator, belt and belt guide can be removed

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ICVBj3z0tyM/VDMZBA8nM_I/AAAAAAAAeVQ/hGtzr0NssQk/s800/IMAG1290.jpg)

Stripped the activator down

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JyEn-Er5PZg/VDMZDQajr0I/AAAAAAAAeVY/TwCmSiSh7tE/s800/IMAG1291.jpg)

End caps were full of rubbish

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hhV7M1gS1Qk/VDMZFyjJJoI/AAAAAAAAeVg/f4zb5Q6SQEY/s800/IMAG1292.jpg)

Bearing out on one side

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xzuzR7sDcPQ/VDMZH89XtcI/AAAAAAAAeVo/-2TEx8Od-Bg/s800/IMAG1293.jpg)

However, on the other side the outer case of the bearing had wedged into the casing, so when I persuaded it out with a hammer, it broke completely!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-k_XefmCJBQQ/VDMZJ4LttWI/AAAAAAAAeVw/0xy_wDrFjz4/s800/IMAG1294.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BmGXAz8lekM/VDMZLftOe2I/AAAAAAAAeV4/CR73dElCqpM/s800/IMAG1295.jpg)

Dug out the plastic cap and felt washer

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8EJ71e0K9ZM/VDMZN6R-8aI/AAAAAAAAeWA/MAIfpJdaa5g/s800/IMAG1296.jpg)

There's a screw in each of the channels

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-av6Y0tKYKMI/VDMZPzPU_II/AAAAAAAAeWI/tJyxmUEK9O4/s800/IMAG1297.jpg)

and the height adjuster knob pops off

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ALceSWzuzAc/VDMZRegfE9I/AAAAAAAAeWQ/ec79SVsZ_Ek/s800/IMAG1298.jpg)

And the hood lifts off.

Apart from on mine, both fixings are broken as they usually do, so mine just fell off...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FbQz9pOaZf4/VDMZSzaHLsI/AAAAAAAAeWY/sS4zCIhBu_4/s800/IMAG1299.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BGjFSDrmYyE/VDMZU0SCIOI/AAAAAAAAeWg/36Ewd8F5Nmw/s800/IMAG1300.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U3PY8NXhr1k/VDMZXE8PuuI/AAAAAAAAeWo/uCodRrNWG-s/s800/IMAG1301.jpg)

Will fix that later. Bumper off

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CnciGzMbLG8/VDMZZGOtANI/AAAAAAAAeWw/wttfACpxeKI/s800/IMAG1302.jpg)

Long dead bulb out

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZC7ZaQLCdwg/VDMZaxejqyI/AAAAAAAAeW4/RZSUmxw6_XY/s800/IMAG1303.jpg)

Snip the cable tie off to make the bellows easier to release

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JBkUl7i8ajM/VDMZctpNF_I/AAAAAAAAeXA/6A0r0Ncrvp4/s800/IMAG1304.jpg)

Motor clamp off, and the motor lifts out.

Found a broken bit of plastic under the motor

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZAaYlEbWSWI/VDMZekMlS1I/AAAAAAAAeck/7H720JZoyKo/s800/IMAG1305.jpg)

and another bit missing which I found under the vibration damping foam!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DXpFqu8Ix1g/VDMZgtXRz6I/AAAAAAAAeXQ/t0p1t3jkQTY/s800/IMAG1306.jpg)

The 2 metal hoops hold the top part onto the bottom, I split it this way. The clamp on this side also holds the release pedal in place

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7bGHUvZYIrU/VDMZi4Xyl2I/AAAAAAAAeXY/DU3oBqX_j38/s800/IMAG1307.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3dCdKFjhOn4/VDMZkpW0y7I/AAAAAAAAeXg/-DxJKQwp0Fw/s800/IMAG1308.jpg)

Foam motor damper out, and the hidden plastic rescued

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QWfa30GNWxM/VDMZm-jZfTI/AAAAAAAAeXo/Dbu5cd8lEKM/s800/IMAG1309.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0hjeECBxSXE/VDMZo519CTI/AAAAAAAAeXw/UXnoYRYrGH8/s800/IMAG1310.jpg)

Onto the wheels now

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qyuABRbeD9A/VDMZqiMVQeI/AAAAAAAAecs/CPbmK1H8VnU/s800/IMAG1311.jpg)

The caps pop out via the 3 tabs on the rear

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vUqbe-eTmIY/VDMZsFDj_yI/AAAAAAAAeYA/0CK_tTUTj7w/s800/IMAG1312.jpg)

Remove the circlip and remove all the bits. These wheels are replacement ones, given that their black rather than Deep Wedgewood Green

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K5ltqxCubfs/VDMZuUrGDVI/AAAAAAAAeYI/RrgVjIfTYHQ/s800/IMAG1313.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OV4MG3V0Zi0/VDMZwM0_8iI/AAAAAAAAeYQ/_2JN7VwAPTk/s800/IMAG1314.jpg)

One cap was broken

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5vZD-nJ6Djo/VDMZxzS-GRI/AAAAAAAAeYY/7EU7a_2WSog/s800/IMAG1315.jpg)

Getting there now, heifght adjuster now!

Spring comes out

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-V92AtKTH0Ew/VDMZzQlF8ZI/AAAAAAAAeYg/9VXpIS7QTic/s800/IMAG1316.jpg)

Edges first

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fKchWcUcaZ4/VDMZ1RsWrkI/AAAAAAAAeYo/PG4eDj9NnTA/s800/IMAG1317.jpg)

Wheels lift up and out now

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6SxSbN6JAoE/VDMZ3LcaG6I/AAAAAAAAeYw/-kS4kalyfww/s800/IMAG1318.jpg)

The slider pops apart and falls out too

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oGjJl21cD7w/VDMZ5J3OmSI/AAAAAAAAec0/f-bPOxkcBpU/s800/IMAG1319.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Fasc-_ODO3M/VDMZ7etGNcI/AAAAAAAAeZA/Odhueqp4_04/s800/IMAG1320.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Fasc-_ODO3M/VDMZ7etGNcI/AAAAAAAAeZA/Odhueqp4_04/s800/IMAG1320.jpg)

Onto the motor now!

End rubbers pop off, and the clamp that holds it down

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eGWAS3hFi3Y/VDMZ9nzkD-I/AAAAAAAAeZI/JmQPHf3vjXA/s800/IMAG1321.jpg)

Bellows pop off

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pFKj8cuf0dw/VDMZ_y4e24I/AAAAAAAAeZQ/5RpxdNw98gY/s512/IMAG1322.jpg)

Pop the metal clips off and the fancase pulls off

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I5MKGZf8ZEg/VDMaB7RQn-I/AAAAAAAAeZY/knGNu1Lm5Ts/s800/IMAG1323.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2Q46ki5kDT0/VDMaDzBxL7I/AAAAAAAAeZg/zLfkJ5Pzhs0/s512/IMAG1324.jpg)

Wires removed

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Wrpl7v5pzug/VDMaFgmk69I/AAAAAAAAeZo/796XKQhcgSk/s800/IMAG1325.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2OglTmWruDs/VDMaHsAPHWI/AAAAAAAAec8/7uaiuUF3pbY/s800/IMAG1326.jpg)

There's a slot in the end of the belt pulley

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-prwRVQ0fuoM/VDMaJNecFhI/AAAAAAAAeZ4/OWrqL1VjYLU/s800/IMAG1327.jpg)

anti-clockwise whilst holding the fan and

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9llKc68vei8/VDMaKjzkIbI/AAAAAAAAeaA/79MVV344NlM/s800/IMAG1328.jpg)

Metal and plastic shims sit under the fan

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LSilwNUEWmM/VDMaMbNZYsI/AAAAAAAAeaI/U6MBPK7noy0/s800/IMAG1329.jpg)

4 screws on the motor housing, slot head as it's an early motor

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TMsELSLzI2w/VDMaOU0aEOI/AAAAAAAAeaQ/V2S6mI2v0yw/s800/IMAG1330.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u2pEPysZ31o/VDMaQtvX0_I/AAAAAAAAeaY/Y7YpdkFERrg/s800/IMAG1331.jpg)

Carbons are close to the end, few years of light use left yet though

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EsfCoTjXbK4/VDMaSxtJitI/AAAAAAAAeag/lyFJ4Z-r334/s800/IMAG1332.jpg)

More soon!
               
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on October 18, 2014, 11:51:50 PM
Lets finish this! (sorry, awful week at work!!)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GAXi878xxKU/VDMaUqi59xI/AAAAAAAAeao/P9iHpAA0v5c/s800/IMAG1333.jpg)

Carbon brush holders are removed

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gPROPihxXsg/VDMaW3KTckI/AAAAAAAAeaw/nvR8y2sG00w/s800/IMAG1334.jpg)

The bearing holder pops out with some persuasion

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eaDJ21rsjgA/VDMaY7KFAWI/AAAAAAAAea4/xx3ibg7I2MA/s800/IMAG1335.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0W4dbgSDoS8/VDMabRE2qGI/AAAAAAAAebA/sW5RGPS6bWc/s800/IMAG1336.jpg)

I leave the metal strip that packs the housing out for the bearing in, its a pain to remove and not destroy!

The coil lifts off on these early motors, on later ones there is a spade connector to the top of the carbon holder...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Jctuz2t3kqk/VDMaevT-IDI/AAAAAAAAebI/ao6kFcmNMFA/s800/IMAG1337.jpg)

and the armature taps out of the housing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aUDuc0zB_P4/VDMahCDb1PI/AAAAAAAAebQ/mQekxdS9U_E/s800/IMAG1338.jpg)

Never seen one this bad before!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kgF3zMjiFJ8/VDMaiydW2MI/AAAAAAAAebY/P2deSLodzzU/s800/IMAG1339.jpg)

much better (sorry for flash flare)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-laUF-r_GUoI/VDMaka4VspI/AAAAAAAAebg/KygDLoorcRY/s800/IMAG1340.jpg)

These sit in the top housing over the armature bearing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5bP1V1LwJkw/VDMamgcJ9yI/AAAAAAAAebo/mBgw6QspH6s/s800/IMAG1341.jpg)

And stripped!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IAw0HHLGYAc/VDMaodl4qII/AAAAAAAAebw/W-KmKaXEEzc/s512/IMAG1342.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fE2IIL-pwjo/VDMaqBg2EII/AAAAAAAAeb4/VhkhHZZndqs/s800/IMAG1343.jpg)

All was washed and scrubbed, and the plastics given an initial ciffing.

Motor went back together first

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fE2IIL-pwjo/VDMaqBg2EII/AAAAAAAAeb4/VhkhHZZndqs/s800/IMAG1343.jpg)

Armature slides into the top housing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EjTZduxOjT4/VDV_V9rylNI/AAAAAAAAed0/QuiL-Tw_zvQ/s800/IMAG1351.jpg)

The armature bearing was lovely and smooth so I left it

Carbon holders back in

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZZbG2o7O4Ow/VDV_X6v26NI/AAAAAAAAed8/kawa8_NmqpQ/s800/IMAG1352.jpg)

**At this stage, check the carbon brushes slide freely. I'll elaborate later. Don't fit the carbons yet though...**

I grabbed the Turbopower box and got a nice NOS bearing

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LfAUJ-Q2pRY/VDV_Zwca_MI/AAAAAAAAeeE/7ZTfYYYn_ns/s800/IMAG1353.jpg)

and fitted it to the fancasing

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7wSPiOA8EFk/VDV_buHEYCI/AAAAAAAAehM/GgtRVT7nfZs/s800/IMAG1354.jpg)

clip back on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iS1ZH9-7IJk/VDV_do73H7I/AAAAAAAAeeU/4N_OAMj5TTM/s800/IMAG1355.jpg)

Coil sits on now, metal tabs line up with their mouldings

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mfaIfPu-kaM/VDV_fOSel9I/AAAAAAAAeec/R2DrM4FbwEw/s800/IMAG1356.jpg)

Popped the armature back out of the housing and checked for clearance (the top fan does move about if your not careful)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nf09jpnBjLI/VDV_gzOoFMI/AAAAAAAAeek/BSP0yo5RlyE/s800/IMAG1357.jpg)

All spinning nicely, I put it all together

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hlllum1Y73s/VDV_iu3ecYI/AAAAAAAAees/6Txw-Bx9oy8/s800/IMAG1358.jpg)

Wires back in

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-H9A_ltc0AeE/VDV_kTAB_VI/AAAAAAAAee0/g0LDQY7QjXQ/s800/IMAG1359.jpg)

Fan next

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MV3d20-ztwo/VDV_mD0Q_dI/AAAAAAAAee8/w83-uDvMZro/s800/IMAG1364.jpg)

Then, very gently because their  :censored: fragile, lift the tabs up and fit the carbon brushes. Holding the sping down with a screwdriver and lowering the tabs stops the springs getting caught

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-09kovBZW54k/VDV_nn8XZ_I/AAAAAAAAefE/AYSw5wuuU38/s800/IMAG1365.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8IGTmfnjSbA/VDV_pdYs5_I/AAAAAAAAefM/qLAjPi8H7WA/s800/IMAG1366.jpg)

Then the top fancase on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-azO7l7CtQ7E/VDV_rIqtWCI/AAAAAAAAefU/ooASO0BmiUY/s800/IMAG1367.jpg)

tabs on

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aDUqIt92n6A/VDV_s9nu_ZI/AAAAAAAAefc/7vnFRgfIDzM/s800/IMAG1368.jpg)

Bellows back onto the motor next

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QsE6qE0eUpM/VDV_uvSRZ6I/AAAAAAAAefk/_PtWqjwF0iw/s800/IMAG1369.jpg)

New cable tie on the bellows, and the motor rubbers and the motor is done.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TGOctEsqMe0/VDV_whsQeCI/AAAAAAAAefs/LNi86AZ37Tg/s800/IMAG1370.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fioA-i0pFT0/VDV_ymR2giI/AAAAAAAAef0/YVdmJAUEudg/s800/IMAG1371.jpg)

Activator next, and I got my spares out, as the one on this one was quite worn

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mhQRbKsFn9Q/VDV_0cL8WSI/AAAAAAAAef8/qDFbSlRBvqk/s800/IMAG1372.jpg)

However, the ones I had weren't too much longer, and had softer bristles, so I kept the original one

and changed the bearings, end felts and end caps, and found an end assembly

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Rq2nljj8udg/VDV_2UTNbNI/AAAAAAAAegE/7K2qo-RlunM/s800/IMAG1373.jpg)

new belt too

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LpifhSc8iQo/VDV_4EHGFNI/AAAAAAAAegM/h3huFx9Xxn4/s800/IMAG1374.jpg)

Lovely! Doesnt freespin like they do when worn, hopefully once its all bedded in it will be fine

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wKg0jZ1f-Zc/VDV_6EhUQwI/AAAAAAAAegU/nKQXKRQ4K1E/s800/IMAG1375.jpg)

Into the operating theatre now!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QZH5-s3jaeI/VDWGdOK3y1I/AAAAAAAAegk/k0sXHwgoqjY/s800/IMAG1376.jpg)

tacked on to get the right position, then lots of re-inforcement around it (I use Q-Bond)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0QVSUsU1czg/VDWGeb3tDII/AAAAAAAAegs/l98oeifgCl8/s800/IMAG1377.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1ACDqN-MfX8/VDWGgaujqdI/AAAAAAAAeg0/q1rkEwG-iDc/s800/IMAG1378.jpg)

Then, onto re-assembly

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ea6F7iPkgbk/VEKz-y3pYiI/AAAAAAAAei8/VSGajJ6kDtc/s800/IMAG1392.jpg)

Sponge back in

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eoqwHo0U4rI/VEK0ATURfJI/AAAAAAAAejE/LcoZQVLBvBI/s800/IMAG1393.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PyyiWLJn50E/VEK0CobRAsI/AAAAAAAAejM/AjO3gepJQG0/s800/IMAG1394.jpg)

Motor dropped into the housing

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Dj5LmX5SZQM/VEK0EQNhwqI/AAAAAAAAejU/1P6BBC2MKow/s800/IMAG1395.jpg)

Rear wheels on

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BP7z99-UaM0/VEK0GVWJAFI/AAAAAAAAejc/WgOaGzL5DCw/s800/IMAG1396.jpg)

Centre wheels on

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Cu7q1l_cIzc/VEK0IZjy6uI/AAAAAAAAejk/3EsSU9_0uA4/s800/IMAG1397.jpg)

bumper fitted

Activator and belt fitted

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4o2PkCQ-Hw0/VEK0Mcqg16I/AAAAAAAAej0/vxjv-FMZ7rk/s800/IMAG1400.jpg)

Motor clamp on

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-i6C3UvPkwQg/VEK0Od-IBDI/AAAAAAAAej8/ehWV-NaCwqw/s800/IMAG1401.jpg)

Wiring fed through (goes over the lower cord hook housing though)

Got my bulbs out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aK7pctgk6D8/VEK0R3ddZoI/AAAAAAAAekM/BKHcFHP-9Ok/s800/IMAG1403.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RqP3b8nYDGs/VEK0Tdn4-1I/AAAAAAAAekU/k7IQmXCMfRs/s800/IMAG1404.jpg)

Spine on, grease applied liberally to all the pivot points!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-96aegvQPOdo/VEK0VYM6X4I/AAAAAAAAekc/7XDeiteEpDA/s512/IMAG1405.jpg)

Sits more upright now I glued the spline back on!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Bpz0H_pybLQ/VEK0XCmbmQI/AAAAAAAAekk/Jz1aQxv0Wg8/s512/IMAG1406.jpg)

top all wired up

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JNZv8vSFFOU/VEK0Y0VrC0I/AAAAAAAAeks/8QeWaJuDJwk/s800/IMAG1407.jpg)

cable holder glued back together

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cyRrKUoHqMI/VEK0aK2h08I/AAAAAAAAek0/vTByg-eow7U/s800/IMAG1408.jpg)

Wiring cover refitted with all correct thread and width screws

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-laFuUM7LMR8/VEK0cAd8cRI/AAAAAAAAek8/hdys5idsMho/s800/IMAG1409.jpg)

unblocked bag full valve

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WoZ4bcNo3NM/VEK0dtMHZWI/AAAAAAAAelE/4ijQCPgj9wc/s512/IMAG1410.jpg)

and the bag fill tube is fitted, again with correct, slightly thicker screws

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5gWBdZnRNS0/VEK0fPD0iXI/AAAAAAAAelM/X0FMhugvNnU/s512/IMAG1411.jpg)

Handle back together

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AiSD8WMwTY0/VEK0iXeMboI/AAAAAAAAelc/KfaOpmstcBU/s512/IMAG1413.jpg)

I then fitted the bag door housing, then the black clips, then finally the bag door

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-22iDTVOmkvI/VEK0j6h99XI/AAAAAAAAelk/hDW1FDXCr4M/s512/IMAG1414.jpg)

Excited, I plugged her in, flicked the switch and...nothing! Tore it apart again and checked all the wiring against the diagrams in the 1987 service manual, still nothing. I put it together again and put it in the corner of the room whilst I refurbished a DC14 for a customer.

Earlier, I got it out and had the motor back out. Turns out I;d bent one of the carbon holders slightly, meaning it wouldnt touch the armature. (hence me adding the 'check your bushes above) Quick bend back, and she purred into life!

Whazzed it all together again, and got a bag out of the shed

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-H1FGAMWu1kE/VEK0lv-IM7I/AAAAAAAAels/q9BlsqersCQ/s800/IMAG1451.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-X-Qt33wvytw/VEK0nPauTsI/AAAAAAAAel0/Yfs9r2YKrmY/s512/IMAG1452.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VTtsF1e1h8I/VEK0pEcaRqI/AAAAAAAAel8/etVfOWeOGZM/s512/IMAG1453.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TBmqsyATz74/VEK0sRT53OI/AAAAAAAAemM/wBNDl1N3iOM/s800/IMAG1455.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aHASrIIl8tY/VEK0uHWcVRI/AAAAAAAAemU/J7J8u_DcE_0/s512/IMAG1456.jpg)

Bottom cord hook doesnt spring like it should, but it holds the cable which is good enough for me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQHvFcu0iOs&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQHvFcu0iOs&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q)

Not a valid youtube URL
Bogged down a bit on the rug, but kept flicking bits to the surface and getting them on the next pass! Will run it round properly tomorrow to get the bearings moving nicely and check it doesnt overheat!

Here it is sitting to it's 1995 grandson, which is next in the refurb pile (possibly), and the DC14 thats hopefully being collected tomorrow...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RyiuZoFRYlQ/VEK0wMCSNhI/AAAAAAAAemc/syHguMHjBJM/s800/IMAG1457.jpg)
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on November 05, 2014, 10:21:45 PM
I did this a while ago, but remembered earlier that I haven't bought closure to this thread (not that anyone's probably interested!)

The plastic looked a bit sorry for itself

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YwtamA2xPBY/VEdSvWNlmuI/AAAAAAAAenE/3VJycJHdMmg/s800/IMAG1496.jpg)

So I got the polishing kit out

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7uStM4nJ37U/VEdSzX21WbI/AAAAAAAAenU/s9V2u8khz6I/s800/IMAG1498.jpg)

Looked a bit better

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-m6d9B2QRvIo/VEdS4JYUWQI/AAAAAAAAenc/N3Ae3jv1HFg/s512/IMAG1499.jpg)

Hood before

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9wQ96FdReGA/VEdS5S_kZDI/AAAAAAAAenk/Mnzx3uL3xIk/s800/IMAG1500.jpg)

Hood after

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tJbvLRGwCbA/VEdS7KM3qVI/AAAAAAAAens/0as510GYd70/s800/IMAG1501.jpg)

None of the damage comes out but the depth and clarity of the reflection is improved

This was followed by a layer of glaze

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-q4Flbzfs8Tk/VEdS8kiEWXI/AAAAAAAAen0/leQCXOFm_fc/s512/IMAG1502.jpg)

And then a layer of wax

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4TlVAiOBy4I/VEdS-qK3U_I/AAAAAAAAen8/0E75eLgqZrY/s512/IMAG1503.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MnyfRMthIdg/VEdTAbh0YFI/AAAAAAAAeoE/lLHneZBpzFk/s512/IMAG1504.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oEC4fBZIaAw/VEdTCa--WOI/AAAAAAAAeoM/8XUFK5JhRXY/s512/IMAG1505.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gvuI0yDC1tg/VEdTDlmI-9I/AAAAAAAAeoU/gK8dO0j6Y00/s800/IMAG1506.jpg)

Don't have an unstruction book for it, and couldnt be bothered to get a toolset out of the loft, so found a promo book from when the Turbopower range first came out

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gnKvJOQ_hl8/VEdTFv7hPKI/AAAAAAAAeoc/9bFCF3XII0U/s800/IMAG1507.jpg)

cheapy ebay bolbs work well enough too

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8rzrcjkYv48/VEdTG578DaI/AAAAAAAAeok/FnuW4sNlFvk/s800/IMAG1508.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fWQ3kPIPcc0/VEdTInPT71I/AAAAAAAAeos/sKvZtJXsCJE/s512/IMAG1509.jpg)

Finally, I bought an air freshener or two

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gSAXP48iuNU/VFqFd17ZqGI/AAAAAAAAe54/rNVUbtIVDh0/s800/IMAG1562.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WoTozSew780/VFqFfqEhTWI/AAAAAAAAe6A/-N3QyIZgkv4/s512/IMAG1563.jpg)

Smells lovely!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8R3WqVxv-tc/VFqFhajepWI/AAAAAAAAe6I/z_dlszzUZ64/s800/IMAG1564.jpg)

Been dailying it quite alot since finishing it, does work REALLY well, the bags nearly a quarter full! Just need an instruction manual now, and it's own box of tools to complete the set!
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: MVacs on November 07, 2014, 12:48:09 PM
You should be asking strong money for machines refurbed to that standard if you sell them.  :icon_nod:
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on November 07, 2014, 01:04:47 PM
Thanks!

Not much value sadly, apart from to another collector!
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: davecroft on November 18, 2014, 03:40:38 PM
Hello, I'm new here but found your article very interesting.
I have exactly the same Hoover, it has been in weekly service since bought in 1986 as a wedding present.  All original but looking a bit battered obviously!  Last week it went 'single speed' for some reason, it doesn't matter whether the switch is on '1' or '2', it doesn't change the motor speed. 
I have had the top off and there are only live and neutral wires connected to the motor, so I assume the switch in the handle must be faulty? Any ideas? If it is an easy fix I'll have a go, otherwise it might be time to retire the old girl!
I'll post if I end up buying a new vac - you are welcome to any bits for spares if interested.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on November 19, 2014, 01:17:47 PM
Hi.

Excellent to hear that one is still in daily service! I wouldn't expect anything less though from an old Hoover!

The switch will be at fault, but I'm not 100% sure. I've asked the question to a few people who might know, will report back with what they say! I think you can check by re-wiring the switch to 'the other way round' so the second speed works only, to check that the switch is at fault. Don't move wires until someone's confirmed the correct method to me though!

Has it switched to low or hi speed? You are correct, the switch does the work, the motor just takes the speed its told to!

Sam
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on November 19, 2014, 01:47:46 PM
I have a possible answer already from some elder collectors (I wasn't born until 1987!)

Within the handle wiring (there's a picture of it at the top of this thread) there is a Diode, which controls the voltage change from low to hi. Apparently this can go causing only one speed. Short of a multimeter I'm not sure how to test this, you could wire the mains cable straight to the motor to check it runs at full speed, but obviously would need to feel confident doing this.

I *think* I have a TP1 Handle with the wiring loom fitted, I could have a look and if so would be happy to post it to you, you would have to fit it though as per the pictures above!

Sam
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: davecroft on November 19, 2014, 11:52:39 PM
Hi Sam

Thanks for taking the time to reply, I appreciate your help.  I had a look this evening at the switch, I don't have a multimeter,  just a basic mains tester but I think the switch is delivering full power both on setting 1 and setting 2, so as I hardly ever need to use low speed I can live with it. But thanks for the kind offer of the replacement handle.

It's always good to have an excuse to strip the machine down and clean it up and oil the activator bearings anyway, it is running almost like new again!  For some reason this old Hoover with its 410 watt motor seems a lot more powerful than the 1600 watt Panasonic which I inherited from my mother, that thing has been consigned to the garage for car cleaning duty!

Thanks again for your help.
Paul

Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on November 20, 2014, 12:35:22 AM
From what I've been told the diode has gone. It halves the voltage when speed 1 is selected, making the two speeds.

If you can live with only the higher speed, then it won't harm it. You could find a replacement diode and solder it in, but I've never stripped the sheathing off to have a look so have no idea what kind it is!

They work better than 1600w screamers because they are well designed. Dirty fan cleaners always groom and work on carpets better than clean fan ones Plus, it will Beat, as it Sweeps as it Cleans, its one of the last to have that!
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: davecroft on November 20, 2014, 01:08:07 AM
Thanks again.  Just realised I have the original U2332 instruction manual, 18 pages. PM me your address if you want it, I'll stick it in the post.

Sorry to pick your brains again but if I do replace the Hoover, what's best to go for?  (If cost was no option). I think I understand about dirty fans and clean fans, dirty fans suck the muck through the fan blades and blow it into the bag, while clean ones have the filters, bags etc before the fan, thus reducing suction, is that right?

So are Dysons really the best?  I've always thought them a bit heavy and overpriced (apologies if you are a Dyson fan!) but people who have Dysons seem pretty happy with them. After nearly 30 years with the Hoover things have moved on a bit and there is a lot of choice out there.

All the best.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on November 20, 2014, 01:25:15 AM
Hi Dave.

Wow, thanks for the offer, yes please! I'll Pm you my address in a sec.

I'm not a dyson fan, especially not the latest ones, I prefer the older vacuums. If you want bagless, then a nice refurbished dc07/14 would be a good buy, for bagged try a Miele S7, or a Sebo X4. Panasonic might still do a good vacuum, John Lewis do their John numatic vacuum with a turbobrush.

Avoid modern Hoovers I'm afraid to say, and Vax. I've done a thread or two about them, and have had a few and their the most badly designed pieces of tosh about. No design thinking, no care for longevity etc.

Or you could 'upgrade' to a turbo power 2 or early bagged Pure power (avoid the bagless and current ones!)
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on November 26, 2014, 10:32:00 AM
Dave very kindly sent me an instruction manual last week, thanks very much! :tiphat:

One thing I noticed straight away was how small it is! I remembered I already had a U2332 manual that I got off ebay some time ago (and not filed correctly, hence forgetting about it...), and like all the other Hoover manuals I've got and seen it's A5.

This one is half that again!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TiKSM8ZbYZE/VHWOS8FO4zI/AAAAAAAAgCc/M6B9wdG-_tE/s1023/IMAG2248.jpg)

Same reference number showing though

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o249UkypFQY/VHWOU2RkV3I/AAAAAAAAgCk/zOuaEXzMopI/s1024/IMAG2249.jpg)

Another one to add to the collection though, cheers Dave!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6URWEICTLRc/VHWOYOTGPJI/AAAAAAAAgCs/ZFMUGDfYsb8/s1023/IMAG2250.jpg)
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: renault567 on August 13, 2015, 10:33:01 AM
Hi i have a hoover identical but the handle release will only lock upright when you push the pedal up with your foot and i cant get it into the flat low furniture position. I wonder if it is to do with the repacement wheels that are not genuine nor of the original style. Also the bag release catch is stiff to push down too.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on August 13, 2015, 12:06:37 PM
Mmm, could be a few things:

Do you have the spring underneath the release pedal which pushes it back up to lock it in position?
Is your trunnion broken? (the bit where the white latch peice slots onto)
Is the white latching peice broken?
Is the pedal pivot point gummed up with dirt? Does it work any better after a cleanout and a drop of grease on the moving parts?

I doubt the wheels would cause the issue, unless different axles were used, you'll have to see if it fouls anywhere.

RE bag door latch, again, take it apart, clean it up and put it back together. Nip the screw up fully, then back off half a turn and see what its like!
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: renault567 on August 13, 2015, 01:58:37 PM
The damage is terminal. The chassis has broken but cant complain as headlight switch brush all works and the cable is fine. Also it came with 2 genuine bags. Not bad for a tenner. It dates from March 87
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on August 13, 2015, 02:06:49 PM
Ouch. If its green I have one in the shed if you want?
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: MrIan on August 14, 2015, 12:10:54 PM
Hi i have a hoover identical but the handle release will only lock upright when you push the pedal up with your foot and i cant get it into the flat low furniture position. I wonder if it is to do with the repacement wheels that are not genuine nor of the original style. Also the bag release catch is stiff to push down too.

Sounds like the chassis has gone, very common on all turbopowers. It's due to worn rear wheels that then rub on the chassis and eventually slice it through just above the pedal pivot point so the pedal then twists so doesn't lock unless you give it a little twist.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on August 14, 2015, 01:37:22 PM
I've also seen them snap under the trunnion, due to the pivots not pivoting nicely, or getting jammed and people forcing it. Broke a (admittidly scrappy) U1220 due to that last year.

I have a very rare turboboost which has a smashed chassis. Keep meaning to get the glue and fibreglass out to have a go at repairing it, but haven't got round to it yet! It snapped where the white reclining ring slides over the chassis arm, the whole things crunched off. May not be a pretty repair but as long as its useable, I'm happy with that!
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: Tech12 on August 14, 2015, 01:48:34 PM
Pretty doesn't matter as long as you save it from the scrap pile. Have you ever tried Milliput ? Brilliant for smaller repairs & can be milled & drilled once hard. Lidl do a similar sort of thing from time to time & that's not bad either.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on August 14, 2015, 01:51:35 PM
Oooh not tried that, will have a look! It does need to be strong, although I can brace the repair internally too to help it.

I have the turboboost, which is pretty rare, and also a more common U2904 with the same issue. Want to have a trial run on the more common machine first just to make sure! Must get my arse in gear with it tbh.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: MrIan on August 14, 2015, 02:14:59 PM
Depending on where exactly the break is i've used a hot soldering iron with a spreading tip on to melt and draw plastic over the crack before bonding over with anything. BUT the amount of stress on the rear of a turbo chassis when the machine is picked up will crack a repair again eventually.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on August 14, 2015, 02:18:03 PM
I thought of that, then thought exactly what you have!

Was planning on glueing it all back together, then second skinning it internally with fibreglass. Never having used fibreglass before though, I'm not sure if it will just sit ontop of the plastic and not be much help at all, or will do a really good job.

If trunnions were more plentiful, I have been tempted to cut a whole section out of one, cut the bad section out of mine then glue/fix/epoxy/magic the two together, but then there would be one massive weak point on the whole thing, rather than several weak spots that could be stitched together.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: Tech12 on August 14, 2015, 02:18:50 PM
1 of my mates is an ex REME mechanic & swears by Milliput, apparently it was part of their standard emergency kit. Have to be fair it's got me out of a few scrapes, not cheap but well worth the money.
You could try stitching it with stiff wire under the patch to strengthen it, I've done that in the past with good results both on plastic cases and pcb's. But if it's an area on show then it's not so good.
To get the fibreglass to adhere better, you need to rough up the plastic first. Don't use super glue to stick it together, it's got no gap filling properties. Use something like Gorrila glue or Araldite.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: beko1987 on August 14, 2015, 02:29:59 PM
I've found milliput on ebay, seems fairly reasonable. Does it work/feel/look like an epoxy type product? Does it 'melt into' the plastic it's sticking together or just sit strongly on top? Would I be able to use thin beads of it spidering off the repair to act as strengthening braces? Or would some stiffish (thinking house socket type cable stripepd out of the shething) wire heated up and pressed into the surrounding area be any good at stiffening it up?

I did stick one of them together with qbond which did work, and I was going to leave it at that and just cover it in fibreglass, but then I forgot, leant on it and heard a crunch. It didnt fully fail, but I imagine it's half broken again!
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: Tech12 on August 14, 2015, 04:28:36 PM
Milliput basically sets like steel & sticks quite well to most things, if you go to somewhere like Poundstretcher you can usually get a hank of uncoated fence wire for about 99p & that works well.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: Madrat on August 14, 2015, 05:18:50 PM
gorilla glue is quite good stuff.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: Tech12 on August 14, 2015, 05:54:01 PM
gorilla glue is quite good stuff.

Yep works well, pretty good at sticking hands too  :: :-\
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: Madrat on August 14, 2015, 06:07:02 PM
 :))

If you think that's bad you should try the one shot stuff for fixing de-laminated caravan floor's  :o  my hands were green for over a week, slowly pealing the stuff off and having green nails for 2 months was not fun  :biglaugh:
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: renault567 on August 14, 2015, 06:46:09 PM
Despite the chassis being broken the lean is reducing with use and the pedal is locking upright without  persuasion. But it is the wheels. They are to high and stopping the pedal going down properly which prevents it going into the flat position. That and the axles are just nuts and bolts.
Title: Re: Hoover Turbopower U2332 Jan 1986 - Holiday find!
Post by: MrIan on August 14, 2015, 07:12:52 PM
If the axles are nuts and bolts that'll be why the handle won't go all the way down. Turbopower rear axles have a very thin head to fit into the slot in the chassis so they are flat, obviously circlips and washers on the wheel side. The same problem occurs when the wheel centres are badly worn and the axle moves in and jams the trunion / bag housing.