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Hoover Hurricane HU4207
« on: July 21, 2014, 02:28:27 AM »
I saw this for 5 at the carboot today. Normally I walk away from these as their modern and horrible, but for some reason I bought this, another modern Hoover and a lovely DC07. I stripped the DC07 and this down earlier.



Turning it on the bleed valve instantly opened and it sounded blocked. Stank too





Packed solid!

I got crap Henry out and it cleaned up fairly well





It then worked fairly well, so I stripped it down earlier





It's horribly plasticky, and feels horrible to use but does do a good job at grooming the pile and does have some airflow to it (with clean filters...)





Baseplate off



The brushroll is nice and stiff, and rotates well, but the end caps are not removableso I can't really clean it up. Annoying  >:(





Handle/extension tube off next





Tools



And hose off



And the 'cyclone' off





My camera decided the back door was more interesting than the post motor 'filter'



Exhaust filter was minging





Front wheels off next







The wheel axles are plastic though



Height adjuster off

Hood off







Power pedal off



Switch out



Metal clamps off and the top seperates from the bottom



Wheels off



I couldnt get the release pedal off and didnt want to break it so left it!



Internal hose off



The back comes away from the spine next



Tool holder off



Handle release button off



Motor housing apart next



Another blocked filter



Wires



Another crap shot, I had to snip a wire to get the mains cable off, stupid crimps



But the 2000w screamer comes out





A bloody PCB on a vacuum cleaner with just an on/off switch...





Bleed valve out next







Probably the best designed piece on the whole machine



A seal off



The peice that holds the handle comes out next





Onto the cyclone









The flap mechanism sits under a cover



I washed the filter, and it came up ok. Could do with replacing but I wont do that!



The filter locking plate comes off now



Top handle off



And apart



And finally the turbo tool!





A nice smear of grease on the moving parts will help it alot!





And stripped! It's washed too, and drying nicely in this heat! Can't say I like it much, you can tell it's been designed by the bean counters, and they have saved 0.002$ whenever possible, and it's a shame to see it bear the Hoover name, or the maytag name, or the argos name, or whatever else it's been badged up as over the years but it's something to do!

More soon!
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Re: Hoover Hurricane HU4207
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 02:54:22 PM »
One of these just arrived at the shop to change the cable on. Way more involved to strip than a Dyson.

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Re: Hoover Hurricane HU4207
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 03:15:31 PM »
Oh its a pain to change! And you have to cut and crimp rather than nice screw terminals!

Its the same on most modern Vacs nowadays I've found, the Vax power 8 is the same. Suppose if you need to pay 30 for a cord change you may as well buy a new vac for 50-60
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Re: Hoover Hurricane HU4207
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 12:04:28 AM »
Well last friday when I got home from work I grabbed a beer and sat on the lawn and put her back together!



Cable grommit back in



The clamp had torn the outer insulation on the cable so I moved the position of it, and put a few wraps of insulation tape over the cable too to protect it a bit more



Crimp the wire back together



and put the motor back in



routed all the wires (pain in the a :censored:e that was!)



Clean!





Joined the two halves



Brushroll back in (I reused the old belt, it wasnt too bad and I wasnt going to shell out on this machine!)



Baseplate on



Cover on



And then it was done!





I ran it over our living room rug (there is a video to upload, I'll do that tomorrow at work) and it picked up this





A quick clean later with the miele and I took some photos for the listing















It sold shortly afterwards for a decent sum, so I was happy!

Verdict - well it looks nice, has some ok touches (the way the pole turns into the handle) and grooms fairly well but it's just a cheap plastivac dressed up and a hefty price tag slapped on. Loud, unrefined, crap filter assembly, sadly I won't be swapping the miele (or the dysons) for one!

Still, it'll do someone a nice vac for a few years before it burns out and dies!

Hoover still sell it (repainted) for 200  :o :o
http://www.hoover.co.uk/small-appliances/vacuum-cleaners/upright-vacuum-cleaners/hu71hu02001-hurricane-bagless-pets-upright-vacuum-cleaner/

Currys are a more reasonable 100
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/home-appliances/vacuum-cleaners/upright-vacuum-cleaners/hoover-hurricane-power-hp2300-upright-bagless-vacuum-cleaner-grey-14893791-pdt.html

but tbh I felt it just right at 30, about what it's truly worth!
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