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Hoover Turbopower Junior U1100
« on: November 22, 2014, 10:23:47 PM »
The Turbopower Junior U1100 is the first Turbopower Junior. I've always wanted one! Thanks to a fellow collector, I now own one! (and a fair few other machines now!)





May 1985, nearly 30 years old!



Hoover were still at Perivale by this point

Wasnt too dirty really



The bag has a hole in it now sadly, but they are pretty unobtanium now so not too upset



It had a genuine brand new bag in it which was nice. Put that to one side for now



However, it didn't sound too healthy... The first time I fired it up it was jammed, then there was a crunching sound and the motor started to turn to the standard in the vid...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXbuq1WlNm0&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q

So I started the stripdown



Bag fill tube off



One of the screws was quite rusty, but undid nicely enough!



All 4 screws undone and the bag assembly lifts off



The base lifts out of the bag



Elektriks next







With all that removed the handle splits up now



The end cap pops off



There's a few holes in the bellows too...



Gingerly I removed the glamour cover for the handle. Very fragile these are...



Sadly the handle base was starting to corrode



I don't have anything to treat it as the cars aren't rusty, so I scraped the blown paint off and wire wooled it clean



This isn't good! The handle fork was rusted into 3. Would explain why the handle wasa bit floppy...





There was no spring at all on the lower cord hook. At least it has one though!!



Onto the underside next



Activator is in good order



Belt guide cover off



2 screws later and the hood comes off. No damage to the fixings either!!



Furniture Guard off



The clamps that hold the trunnion on are removed and the assembly pulls out





Another clamp for the motor and that comes out too



Bellows went in the bin and I robbed borrowed one from another machine further down the refurb pile...



I was quite looking forward to getting the motor apart to see what the issues are, and it started quite early on when I took the fancase off and the fan fell out...



Had stripped itself clean somehow! New fan obtained from the shed.



Spindle looked fine though, must have worked loose over the last 30 years









I'm not 100% sure this is the original motors, I always thought early motors to have a different wiring setup, and different carbon brush connectors. My only old motor is fit for spares as the coil is damaged so this one will have to stay.



Oooh lovely...

Carbons look good though...





Usual buildup of smeg under the top fan



Carbon holders out



The fancase bearing was so bad! Never seen one quite as bad, I think it only rotated as crap as it did because me firing it up cracked it loose...



The top bearing was no better by any means



But a cleanup and new bearing pressed on had it spinning smoothly again



Wheels off next. Rare to have both complete!



and front wheels off



and the height adjuster slider out



Onto the activator now, which wasn't too great at spinning



Looking good...





t'other side



This was seized, the axle was just spinning around the inner bit...



Everything was stripped now, so went for washing





The motor was the first thing to go back together



A nice new bearing went into the fancase







Quick check to make sure it spun smoothly



New fan on and nipped up to check it again, still smooth as butter



Took it all apart again and built it up











At this point I lashed it back into the chassis and did a test fire!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-yltyXI7Ik&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q

It works well

I rebuilt the activator with new bearings, end felts and end caps



and a new belt





Put the wheels back on, and noticed a difference with the later ones, the wheel assembly doesnt have to be slotted in, it just sits in the groove, and gets clamped down with 2 metal clamps!



Refitted the rear wheels too





And gave it a quick fire...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1wbNmvk5YM&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q

This worked very well.

On with the new bellows





I fitted a new spring to the lower cord hook, so it now works almost as it should!





The trunnion was cracked, didn't think I;d fully get away with it, and the previous owner did mention it, so I glued up every crack I could find, and some re-inforcing gluing to prevent any future issues on common weak point





Once that had set and the trunnion was solid again, I heavily greased the pivot points as they were heavily scored and pitted



and screwed it up



Pulled the bellows through



I found a new handle chassis, so fitted that, along with the old handle brace.



Washed bag back on



Handle built up, wired in and assembled



Bag fill tube back on



Unused bag refitted



and the outer bag fitted



Almost there!



The cable was filthy, and being beige showed the dirt, so I spent an hour cleaning it up



Much better!





It leans a bit more than I think it should, but it's all intact so cant do much about it!



And finally I can run it round and let it vacuum for possibly over a decade...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEJ9d5Mw2Lk&index=3&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q

And now it sits next to the DA001 and 652A for polishing...



This is now my earliest Turbopower! Sitting behind it is one of the latest from 1996...
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Re: Hoover Turbopower Junior U1100
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2014, 06:25:12 PM »
Brilliant, but not as good as the old junior it replaced IMO

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Re: Hoover Turbopower Junior U1100
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 09:51:47 PM »
As much as the Turbopower 1 range is my favourite (for reasons I'm not sure of) I can't argue with that!
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Re: Hoover Turbopower Junior U1100
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2014, 10:01:36 PM »
I still like using a junior now and then, I have 5 to chose from although 1 is very very poorly, don't think it has any bearings at all on the motor just big gap's  :o

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Re: Hoover Turbopower Junior U1100
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2014, 01:31:57 AM »
Bearing replace is quite easy if you ever give it a go! But its an old hoover, it'll carry on like it is for years to come. You try turning a dyson on with a slightly poorly bearing... Progress eh?
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Re: Hoover Turbopower Junior U1100
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2014, 02:03:02 AM »
Yep.

It still goes and just about sucks, will get round to it one day.

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Re: Hoover Turbopower Junior U1100
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 10:55:22 PM »
All the bearings are still readily available! New brushroll bearings and belt will finish the job a treat!
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Re: Hoover Turbopower Junior U1100
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2014, 11:41:26 PM »
Haven't had a good look at it yet but the way the shaft wobbles it might be more than just bearings  :o  I have loads of Dysons to do and sell first, plus the living room is halfway through being decorated  :D and Mrs Madrat keeps talking about a new kitchen so it could be some time before I get round to it  :underchair:


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Re: Hoover Turbopower Junior U1100
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2015, 08:20:43 PM »
repaired one only this week.......old school but super lite

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Re: Hoover Turbopower Junior U1100
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2015, 08:29:22 PM »
Hehe, same here Madrat! We have a half done garden, and were gonna extend the kitchen, living room etc is done though ;D
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Hoover Turbopower Junior U1100
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2015, 11:58:16 PM »
Sweet little machine. Nice work

 

 

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