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Hoover Turbopower 2 - Troubleshooting and refurbishment
« on: August 20, 2014, 11:00:49 PM »
This was offered up on our vacuum collectors facebook group for free, so I paid the postage and it arrived last week



Never gelled with these as much as the Turbopower 1's. These are a clean fan design, rather than the dirty fan of Hoovers of olde! Solid things though, and treated to a fresh bag, filter and belt once a year will soldier on

Plugged it in in the garden (previous owner had warned me it was broken) and had a listen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0j2jMdvkvo&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q

Ah, sounds healthy then!

Pulled the motor out to have a look



Carbons out of the way



Top cover and top bearing off



and the issue was instantly clear, b :censored:y Amtek motors...



Took the rest apart to check the fancase bearing



I had a fancase bearing (although a new old stock turbopower 1 one from the 1980's), but the armature end one was smaller. Buggar. However, I then had a brainwave, and grabbed my little box full of dyson clutch spares, and found a nice bearing, which fitted on a treat! So, a Dyson clutch bearing is the same size as a TP2 Amtek motor one! It can take the rpm, its designed for 1400w motors.

Lashed it all together and had a test run...



Lovely! The grumble on wind down is the bearing I think, it's from an era of 440w motors, the vortex does the same as it has the same bearings fitted. Must buy some modern bearings and change them (and re-bearing all my tp1 motors whilst I have spares)

Now it was working, I could begin the stripdown



Bag door off





The release catch pops out of the housing





Old filters and bag out next, and binned





Oddly there was bird seed everywhere...

Turning it around now



Handle screw out



and the handle slides off





2 screws to remove on the switch panel (this is a bottom of the line machine, even the bag full light is blanked off, let alone the autosense kit...)





Switch comes off



Wiring is nice and basic



Mains cable off and out



This piece of trim comes off the bottom now

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2 screws down here (long ones too)



and 2 on the bottom and the motor cover is removed



then 2 screws in the bag chamber



and remove the hose





and the bag chamber lifts out





One more replaceable filter left





and one non replacable filter inside...



which wiped off ok on the grass so I'll wash it up



The bag clip unscrews too



Moving onto the motor, this air duct pulls off of the motor seal



and the cables unplugged from the motor, and the horrible crimp clip removed from behind the switch and the spinal cord comes out



The motor will lift out now. Not touching that for now, it can stay grumbly unil I have some spare change to try new bearings!

Onto the hood. Remove the height adjuster knob



and turn over and remove the sole plate



Blockage cover slides off



and comes apart



3 screws and the base plate is removed



another annoying spring clip and the centre wheels come away



The bumper unpicks from the hood



and the release pedal pops out of the housing



Lovely layer of dust!



The hinges can be removed now. And the motor mount held on by it



and once the other side is off it can be seperated



Release mechanism pulls out from deep down inside the machine



The rear wheels are removed by releasing the circlip





The rest of the height adjuster components are removed from the hood



and the brushroll end caps are unscrewed



and one empty hood chassis!





Nearly there!



Dusting brush has seen some use



Upholstry tool is good



no crevice tool sadly, but that shouldnt be too hard to find. Just an extension tube



Oh look, 2 more screws!





Second air duct is removed



Hose end popped off for good measure too



Eva got to my screw card before I did...



Just need to strip the activator down and wash everything and she can go back together!
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Re: Hoover Turbopower 2 - Troubleshooting and refurbishment
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 04:44:36 PM »
Carrying on with this then, I sealed the fancase extension to the motor



The suction pipe for the brushroll goes back first





Tool rack goes on next



Tools in



Nice and clean





Brushroll housing now





Brushroll end caps in



Rear wheels on



Centre wheels in



Hood on next





The motor slides in now, with a drop of oil on the seals to help them slide into place



Clean internal filter back in



The bag chamber lining goes in next, along with the suction port





Wired up



Got some filters out of the shed





and a new post motor filter





and some bags I happened to have





Bag door fills a hole



I cleaned the brushroll bearings up and re packed them with grease



And the brushroll is fitted



with a new belt



At first, I wondered why the new belt was bigger than the old one



Until I saw the Dyson word on it!





The soleplate finishes it off







https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEE7TAV-Xkc&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q

Much better! Not sure what I'll do with it, but I havent had a TP2 for a while, and it's been an easy refurb. I plan to get some better bearings, as the 1980's one doesnt like winding down from 1200w, so hopefully some modern ones will make it a bit smoother! But it's making a good upstairs machine for now!
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