We went to the car boot last weekend. I made a resolution not to buy a single dyson, since I had 20 at home, but imagine my delight when I saw this on a stall! Not a lot of £ later it was mine
A fairly rare US import Hoover Turbolite. Basically a Turbopower 1, but the american version.
Sounded typically rough, with dry bearings all round. So I began the stripdown tuesday night when SWMBO went to work
Bag was filthy
Not sure if this bolt is original or notm but it does a good job. Holds the handle onto the base, and the bag bottom in place
Bag top just slides off the bag
The handle took some considerable pulling to remove it from the motor housing. I tried to be gently and sympathetic but in the end braced my foot against it and just heaved (and nearly smacked my head on the sofa...)
The bag holder is part of the bag, which is odd, and again took some wincing with a screwdriver to pop it off
The cable unplugged from the motor
Again, some fiddling seperated the handle some more
Carefully removed the bag holder assembly, apparently its quite rare to find an unbroken one!
I moved onto the bottom, and took the base plate off
The top hood snaps off with some tabs, no nice screws here
The belt had seen better days
The one piece release pedal pops out. No seperate spring like a turbopower here, I imagine many of these snapped over the years
The wheels pop out now, not a circlip in sight
The motor housing can be removed now, This is a one piece affair, housing the motor, switch and pretty much everything
Took the top cover off
The fancase is taped on, with aluminium tape. The Service Manual states to use pvc tape if repair is needed, as the alu tape was not available as a spare. Having lots of insulation tape, I took this as a good thing!
The motor could come apart more if I disconnected the coil wires from the carbon holders, but I elected to leave it alone. The fancase bearing was very smooth, so grease was not needed anyway
I moved onto the brushroll (not going to call it an activator). The bearings were odd, jsut a white plastic cover hiding the open insides
Picked the thread from them
All apart, I washed it, and left it to dry. Then grabbed the hood for a bit of a clean
The plastic was a bit dull after a going over with Cif cream
so I gave it a polish with some Super Resin Polish
which improved things
I then gave it a nice layer of wax, and set it aside to cure.
I then put the rest of the machine together
Top bearing on the motor was quite dry
but after some grease, spun smoothly again
The armature wasnt too bad, but I gave it a quick clean with some fine wire wool anyway
The fan had seen some use, sadly a Turbopower fan is a different profile so I had to re-use it
The motor done, I sealed it back up again
and screwed the fancase back on
Snapped the wheels back in
Popped an end off the front wheels and gave the axles a grease to stop any squeaking, and refitted those
Flipped round, the motor can be refitted
Filled the brushroll bearings with lovely new grease
Got a new belt out
Dont think these were over here when these were made
Then I buffed the wax off and fitted the hood, and put the handle back on, and refitted the bag (no pics as it took 3 minutes!)
The bags not spotless, but I daredn't machine wash it as I dont want the locating tabs to snap off and render it useless
Plus if I machine wash it the writing will fully vanishhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZJT5d9ZgYk&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q
She runs smoothly now, already quarter filled a bag (after using a DC07 for the last few weeks to test the motor, but we wont start that argument...
Very happy to have this, will fit in nicely with my other Turbopower 1's!