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HOOVER 867A
« on: June 19, 2014, 01:32:45 PM »
Just arrived in the shop for emergency treatment, Hoover 867A.
The owner has had it 36 years & has accidently vacuumed a damp floor.
Is there any hope that motor parts are still available if needed.

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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 05:32:19 PM »
Wow, a 60's Constellation glider?

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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 06:48:46 PM »
YEP that's the fella.


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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2014, 11:59:18 PM »
What a beautiful Connie!

They are very easy to strip down and componentise the motor, I reckon a good cleanup will fix it. If its damp then its probably flash rusted on the moving parts, some wire wool will clean it up. Bearings can probably be changed and obtained still too, I know a chap that will know if you need to.

If not I have an 'OK' motor, sure I can ask around if needed.

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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2014, 12:41:12 AM »
I'd like to have one of those actually. I glanced on eBay and they all seem to be in the States.  :(

It actually looks like a really good design. I'm surprised nobody stuck with it. Or did they?

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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2014, 01:07:05 AM »
Theres a few for sale on eBay every now and again.

It was relaunched in 2007ish as the Sattelite, under the hoover name here and the Maytag name here due to copyright issues. Was good according to people who have them.

The big issue is on hard floors it blows the dirt away before you can get to it. I keep toying with getting one as a funky daily but haven't found a good one yet. I have a battered Connie in the shed as a future project, got a dc02 motor I keep meaning to try!
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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 06:07:24 PM »
Don't think she sucked up as much water as she thought.
All that's wrong with it is, a "filter" has disintegrated, not the round one, its 2.5 cm sq end by 9cm long.

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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014, 06:09:27 PM »
Ah they disintegrate for fun even when kept dry! Cut some modern filter up to fit!
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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2014, 12:58:06 PM »
Ok, going to try a bit of vax rapide float filter as this is the only thing I can find thick enough.

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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2014, 10:18:11 PM »
Did it work?
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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2014, 12:31:18 PM »
It was perfect  :thumbsup:
FIL259, put it in sideways, perfect fit, just had to cut the surplus off & Bob's your uncle.
Customer happy, we're happy  ;)

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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2014, 12:43:11 PM »
Did you spend half an hour playing air hockey with it?

I had 3 once, and one day when my parents were out I moved the table from the kitchen and did some bowling...

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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2015, 07:13:01 PM »
I was sad when my Hoover 867A died a couple of years ago.  It had been in the family for half a century so I suppose it hadn't done too badly, considering it was on the original motor.  I tried (but not very hard) to get at the bearings, which seemed to be the problem, but couldn't do it.

I thought nothing could beat the 867A, but then we acquired our DC05.  Not quite as much "character" as the old Hoover, but I liked the bagless technology - no more repairing split "disposable" Hoover bags - and the excellent suction power.

I'm currently in the middle of fixing the DC05, but it would be nice to get the 867A going as well ...
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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2015, 10:59:43 PM »
I'll give it a home if you want to get rid of it?  ;D

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Re: HOOVER 867A
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2015, 11:27:11 PM »
I'd really like to resuscitate it if at all possible ... do you do replacement motors?
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