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Hoover Junior U1012 - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: April 02, 2016, 07:49:14 PM »
I bought this for 99p a few weeks ago!

The cord hook repairs are simply fantastic





The bag has a slight tear sadly



January 1977



Looked clean from the drivers seat



Tool adapter



2 new belts



Hose is lovely



Took it to my mums one lunchtime



and did a quick video

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Works well! It then went back into the car for a further week, and today I bought it in. One of the big issues is that the handle lock doesn't work, a common issue, which makes storing it annoying.



The top cord hook is interesting, not seen one like this before



Underplate off



and the handle bail is removed with 4 screws



Circlip comes off the end of the large pin that goes through the handle assembly



The plate that moves with the pedal to push the locking bracket out the way comes off first

The main pin gets knocked through, and it and the spring removed



2nd circlip on the smaller pin removed next



Split



I gave everything a clean off. Main pin is a bit worn



Cleaned



All of this was just to clean the mechanism. The main actual issue is this



I made a new step with a pair of snips on one side, but the other side is thicker, so I'll grab a Hacksaw in the future and profile 2 nice new steps





Mvacs - These are those random springs I sent you, they may be held in with a little pin through the chassis, the 1334 is... peel the bumper down to check on the corners



The last thing I did was replace the belt



The old one was not streched, but has lost it's elasticity a bit, the new belt transformed it!

Old belt was genuine at least





Plug was nice and old too



That'll do for now, it works much better now!

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Re: Hoover Junior U1012 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2016, 09:41:49 PM »
Nice, I love the cable hooks  :)) pure genius.

Is that the top fill one?

The spring clips just clip in if the main body is plastic, alloy ones had small roll pins.

I managed to get 2 new old stock ... things... with the hooks that fit on the bottom of the handle, didn't know you could hack a new bit on them.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hoover Junior U1012 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 11:52:44 PM »
Lol yea, the jubilee clips will come in handy! Yes, top fill. I bought a top fill tube to convert a bottom fill one I have too, much prefer top fill!
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Re: Hoover Junior U1012 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2016, 11:55:20 PM »
It's much better, makes you wonder why they didn't think of it before? 

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Re: Hoover Junior U1012 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2016, 08:47:09 AM »
Q sell that upright lock thingy. QUAHS01

Yes, nice spanner as cord hook.  :-*

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Re: Hoover Junior U1012 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2016, 11:18:32 AM »
Just seen that, handy then. Luckily my bodge with snips seems to have worked, will nibble it out more neatly at some point when it all comes apart again for a refurb!
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