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Hoover Turbopower 2 U2106 - Stripdown and Refurb
« on: May 02, 2016, 02:10:09 AM »
I won this some time ago on ebay for just over 5. Came from a nice elderly couple, owned from new etc, just what all us collectors like to see



Whilst tidying the shed, I found my Permabag 2, Hoover's first generation bagless collection system, cobbled together when Dyson started to take over the market. I've had this for years but never used it, so thought I would refurb it along with the machine, mainly to get it out of the shed!



The only thing to come off the bag door is the retaining latch



The lid comes off the permabag



This blurry shot shows the inside is filthy, and going mouldy after god knows how many years in a garage and shed



The inner box slides out of the cage, showing the years of dirt that have seeped through, apparently the system was, for want of a better word, shit!



But I'll keep it as a bit of nostalgia!



The pre motor filter was a bit clogged



I had already washed the hose, so the cable came off at the back



as did the small tools



The handle is removed with one screw



I did as I was told and left this label alone



The switch housing is removed with 2 screws



which exposes the wiring



The switch cover pops off



and once the bag full light is removed the little red lens falls out



Everything was de-wired



Crap picture, but the bag holder unscrews





and the two lower bag chamber screws are undone



The lower trim piece is levered carefully off





and the 4 motor cover screws are removed



and the cover lifted off



the 2 really long screws sit at the top



The post motor filter sits under the black cover



Inside the motor housing sits a diffuser, which had disintegrated as they all sadly do



With the motor cover out of the way, and the screws undone the bag chamber lifts out of the main chassis



revealing the motor in all it's filthy glory



The main suction channel lifts out first, along with the little pipe that connects to the pressure switch that drives the bag full light



The pressure switch pops out of it's place on the chassis



Back to the top, the main wiring is held in place with this horrible clip, which I did not bother to replace



Once removed the wiring can be removed from the machine



The next step is to remove the height adjuster knob



and rotate the machine over



The clear blockage channel unclips, and 3 screws removes the base plate





There was a bit of smeg buildup by the belt



4 screws release the hood



revealing some date stamps, and allowing the bumper to be unclipped



The release pedal unclips from the hood



I removed the motor at this point, although this could have been done before moving onto the hood





The big rubber fancase seal falls off



and all the wiring is removed



2 clamps either side on the pivot points are removed, one side is metal, the other plastic







This little piece of rubber sits in the motor housing on the back chassis



The belt spindle end holder and rubber seal



The choc block is removed from the chassis



and the carry handle, lower cord hook and tool holder is released with the 2 remaining screws









The release mechanism pops out of the lower chassis





I did not remove the rear wheels, as replacing the circlip looks damn near impossible with my motley collection of tools, do I did not enter that world of pain



The middle wheels are held in with this hateful spring clip



Which is easily removed, but also easily broken



The height stepper block splits and is removed once the wheels are out of the way



Main machine stripped, it was time to look at the brushroll



The end caps were full of fluff





Whilst all this was going on, I soaked the permabag assembly in a bath full of hot water and dissolved washing powder



and then rinsed it off and soaked it in a bath of hot water and bleach to sort out the mould

The rest of the machine was washed, dried and polished, and then re-assembled

Motor in



Ducting replaced. When I finished, I noticed there was no suction, I hadn't clipped the top duct into the fancase properly, so make sure it snaps in fully



I didn't take step by step re-assembly pictures, but  the rear tool holder was fitted, then the bag chamber, then motor cover, then lower trim piece



Wiring and bag full gubbins fitted



The lower chassis was re-assembled and the hood fitted



Activator brushroll re-assembled with fresh bearings



and a new belt that came with the machine





I found some new filters in the shed





and checked out the clean and dry permabag



All the staining has gone, which is good





New post filter fitted



A week or so after I picked the machine up, the previous owner messaged me to say they had found the manual and guarantee, and would I like them? I said yes please, and went and picked them up, which is great as now I have a very complete TP2, the only way it could be better is if they had the box!



With the machine re-assembled, I had a vacuum with it

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P80tYaCNFDY" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P80tYaCNFDY</a>

it seems to work very well as this is what it picked up after that video



This rug is vacuumed regularly with the Miele AccuNova, but the AccuNova isn't a very deep cleaning head

I then went up into the loft to get the red TP2 out for a bit of a photo shoot











and then put them up in the loft for another day



Happy to have this one, I feel the TP2 collection should grow a bit, they are very very good cleaners, better with a proper paper bag fitted though!
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Re: Hoover Turbopower 2 U2106 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 01:01:27 PM »
I quite enjoyed reading as usual ;D

This Hoover thread was interesting for me, I know what a Permabag is now and I thought it was a pointless plastic cage for the bag so it wouldn't rip or something! :|

I would like a TP2 now, along with a TP1/Junior I think that would be really cool. I like the red one you have, think it looks great :thumbsup: Not triedone so I;m not sure what the performance it's comparable to
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 2 U2106 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016, 09:48:31 PM »
How long dose it take for the bag to clog?


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Re: Hoover Turbopower 2 U2106 - Stripdown and Refurb
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016, 10:18:12 PM »
It seems fine still,  but ive been told not long,  then it's a pig to clean and needs another vacuum to do it.

I had a hoover discovery with the same system once,  and that clogged up really fast. If I ever need to use this in anger ill pop a proper bag in!
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