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I was contacted a while ago by Hooverlux, some of you on Youtube might know him! (well, I say contact, we speak almost daily, but you know...) about a Hoover Junior he was having issues with...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsA40aDqBZM" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsA40aDqBZM</a>

So I said lob it all in a box and send it over!

And he did!

I assembled it in the dark so I knew what I had to deal with

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

Then set about making it run!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVJF_IcHX40" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVJF_IcHX40</a>

It took a whole spares machine to replace the armature (and other bits as we shall see later) and make it run!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na2Mj8y2kOY" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na2Mj8y2kOY</a>

So wahey, one working vacuum! Best make it look pretty...



The handle bolt on this style Junior also incorporates the cord clip

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Took the handle off the, er, handle!

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Lower handle off next

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And the lower cable guide removed

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Mmmm tasty...

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Bag flange off

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And around to underneath

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Talking of the man himself, he appeared on my laptop!

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Wiring cover off

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Mains cable off

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Someone's been here before... lots of the screws are utterly  :censored: ed

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With the cable removed, I could pull the guide off

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Handle bail now

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The two front screws have the wheels off

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Which can then be split

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Handle bail next

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Which is utterly worn out

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We need most of it though, so apart it comes!

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This bit is scrap though

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These bits just rusty

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Baseplate next

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Which unscrews on these modern ones

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Needs cleaning up

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Brushroll now, with excellent brush strips!

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Pull it apart

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Both brushroll bearings were utterly ruined

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Brushroll apart

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Furniture guard apart

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Time to hoik the motor out

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And remove the switch. The switch pedal is pivoted on this plastic bar, which pulls out

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Then the pedal lifts off

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This dimple in the bar keeps everything in order

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Underneath we have a springy bar

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Which unscrews in 2 parts

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The switch can then be removed

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The filthy cable protectors removed

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The switch doesnt seem to come out of the plastic frame so together it stays!

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Popped the cable exit grommit out of the hood

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And moved on to the front, where the front wheels are

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Split those down

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Yummy

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Next out is the main firewall, and it's nice fluffy pillow

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Delightful

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That's the original machine pretty much apart bar a few things, so now we need to get the parts we need from the donor machine!

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Which apart from the motor bits also include the firewall, handle bail...

And screws!

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Luckily the paint is almost the same shade

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But the handle bail not as worn

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No stuck screw in this firewall, although sadly it's plastic not metal, but I checked with the great ginger welshman and he was fine with it

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It just needed a smidge of adjustment with a hammer to feed the headlight cable through

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Back to the original vac now, and the headlight lens screw snapped on Dorian when he tried to get it off, so I removed the metal bush

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and the remains of the rusty screw

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With careful application of some massive pliers the rusty stub did unscrew from the bush

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This meant I could strip the headlight down

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2 screws inside to hold the lens on

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and done!

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Motor now, as I only got it running, not fettled!

Not many wires left on it now

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Top carbon is good

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Off with the screws

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And off with the cover

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To reveal this!



Rear bearing clamp off first

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Then the front bearing clamp, and supressor screws and out t all pops!

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Front bearing clamp had a nice compacted layer of dirt under it

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Carbon holders out

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Coil off the armature

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Fan off

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Pop the front bearing off

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And it's nearly done!

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I just forgot the bag fill tube!

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There!

All was washed and dried, and I tickled the metalwork with the wire brush

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And gave the brushroll a blow over with new paint

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Time to re-assemble, so first, a nice bead of almost gone too hard tigerseal on the hood

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The firewall was fitted and screwed down and left to cure whilst I got on with other stuff

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Mainly throwing the motor back together! I fitted a new front bearing as the old one didn't clean up very well, and just oiled the rear one

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Because we are going from newer style carbon brush holders to older style ones, and the connector snapped off we need to pop a ring terminal on

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Then pop the cover on

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Fit the short wires that replace the supressor run

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Then grab the dried plastics (and cured hood)

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Lay it out a bit

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And give it a small tickle with the rotary polisher!

Then onto re-assembly, starting with the height adjustment knob

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Now I've never actually had a U1040 apart before, let alone back together and whilst everything else is standard junior fare, this was not. Luckily, I happen to have a service manual! (scan is on my blog if anyone needs it!)

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I also replaced the perished rubber seal on the bag flange with a nice layer of silicone

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And moved onto assembling the lens

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Then I pushed the metal bush back in for the lens screw, and popped a small dribble of glue around the edges, which capilliaried in nicely

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We have this now

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Time to pop the front wheels together

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Which look a bit cleaner

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And fitted

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Switch now

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Cable protectors fitted

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And the switch can be clipped into place

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Metal spring

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Switch cover

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And the plastic peg

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Bumper on now

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Then the cable exit grommit can go in

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Time to fill a hole!

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Wire the switch up

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I then had an 'Oh Sh!t' moment as I remembered I had not made a hole for the lens wiring... So out with the drill

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And the purple cable guard snaps into place

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Smear of silicone on both ends to seal it up, and the bulb holder and wires can be fitted

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And wired up

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Brushroll now!

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Nice new bearings

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And lovely!

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I fitted a new belt and popped the belt cover on

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Then fitted the baseplate

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A new bulb was needed, and luckily I had a podgy round one in my stash!

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The lens cover can then be fitted

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And a screw that ever so nearly perfectly fits to hold it in!

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That's a bit better, bit more shiney...

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Handle bail goes back together with it's new shell

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And fitted to the cleaner

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Rear wheels next

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Which were a bit cleaner

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Then to the cable, and Dorian gave me a massive roll of new flex, so he could use it without having to change plugs so often

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Lazy, but I fitted it anyway, and it saved me cleaning the cable up!

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With the cable fitted to the motor, the wiring cover can go on

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The lower handle can go on and the wire fed up



Then the upper handle and more wire feeding

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Then it was on with the first of many layers of wax to lush the shine up

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