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Hoover Turbopower Total System U2798
« on: January 04, 2015, 11:25:42 PM »
A fellow collector offered me this a few months ago, and I took him up on it. It ran well, but was in need of a refurb. Christmas, the goblin commander and car issues got in the way, and the poor Turbopower sat in the corner of our bedroom getting in the way

Until the other night, when I grabbed it out and got to work:





There are 2 clips to remove the bag door, but they are a right pain to unclip in situ, so it's easier to remove the trunnion cover whole, then pop the clips out



This is a bottom of the line model, so has NO frills. Like the hole that would hold the air freshener housing has a blanking plate over it



Door catch off next





Laid her down to start at the top



2 screws and the bag fill tube can be removed



The wiring cover plate comes off now



The blanking plate for the bag full indicator to the left



Switch has moved to the main body too on this model



Not much wiring under here!



All removed



Where the switch should be, in the handle is another blanking plate



Oddly it consists of a main switch body with an inner blank

Popped the handle cap off



Tools off the machine. I have the upholstry brush somewhere, but tbh I don't know where. It'll turn up!



This little screw hiding under the handle releases the top cord hook



The real switch pops out



4 screws in the inside of the bag housing releases the tool holder



2 more on the side releases the hose holster



The extension tube sits inside this



On to the lower half now, the height adjuster knob pops off



Then the machine flips over, and the base plate comes off



Yummy...



I scraped off the worse so I didnt clog the plughole when washing it





Activator lifts out



And is stripped down



Hiding under the chassis are 2 screws that release the hood



The main motor wires unplug from the supressor block



2 hinge plates unscrew, and the upper part can be removed from the lower half



Another example of mingebaggery, the lower cord hook isn't on this, there's a blanking plate. Underneath is all the mouldings to fit the spring and hook, but it never was!





One plastic clamp removed and the motor pulls off the lower chassis



Wiring block pops out, and the cables pull off their respective terminals



Fancase top pops off



Skips a bit here, but the fan screws off, the 2 spacer washers are removed, 4 motor casing screws are removed (phillips not flathead as it's a later model), and the armature can be withdrawn



Carbons have life left in them



Height adjuster wheels next



Being a total system model, there is an additional gate that closes to provide suction to the tools



Being a late model, then wheels are held on with annoying non-removable crimps, so I left them on and just removed the caps



Everything was then washed and dried, and re-assembled this afternoon!

Motor first



Carbon holders back in



I fitted a new fancase bearing as the old one was a little dry



Coil back on, drop of oil on the armature bearing as it wasn't too bad, motor cover re-fitted, and the fan back on



Popped the carbons back in



The foam vibration damper glues back onto the chassis



The motor rubbers are cleaned up, the bellows re-fitted and the motor clamped back down



Pivot points greased up, as a common flaw with the Turbopower 1 is the pivots becoming dry, not pivoting anymore and the trunnion shatters



Top housing mated with the bottom chassis, top pivots greased and the hinge plates screwed home



Trunnion cover re-fitted, with the bag door hinges clipped in and the bellows tucked into their housing



Tool suction shutter refitted



Activator rebuilt with new brushroll bearings



New genuine belt fitted



and fitted to the chassis



All done under the hood, the hood can be re-fitted, and I screwed the hose holster back on



Re-wired



SWMBO came home at this point, so everything was re-assembled inbetween helping to put the shopping away, stopping my daughter emptying my toolbox, and I got a new bag out of the shed, along with an air freshener



And she is done, just needs a final polish before I can call it done!





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

even the tool suction is pretty good for one of these! (400w Dirty fan motor)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL7cIcalvEY&list=UUv0y2E43HyJMX85p-Wxro0Q

And another Turbopower 1 is done, even if this one is from April 1996, so VERY late.
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