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Post# 368029   3/8/2017 at 01:03 by Jimjimmunster (Hammond, Ind.)        

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So just went to the Henry company. Got a sick sounding model 62, and when I get into it I discover... Well the pics show it. Probably more bad things further in.

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Post# 368048 , Reply# 1   3/8/2017 at 10:50 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
a shame! THe up side is

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that it was made to "serve the home" for YEARS. It was also made to be serviced. It'll hum again on you carpets, after being thoroughly serviced. Let us know how it goes. It'll Beat, Sweep, AND Clean once more. Afterall, it IS a HOOVER!

Post# 368060 , Reply# 2   3/8/2017 at 13:17 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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I'm pretty sure the warranty on that has expired.

Post# 368155 , Reply# 3   3/9/2017 at 15:25 by jimjimmunster (Hammond, Ind.)        
Il finish it tonight and post pics.

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Looks like the armature top will always be trashed since I don't have money for a new one. trading out that top convertible bearing for a REAL hoover 62 bearing. Dousing the fan and armature top in my equivalent to parts cleaner, alcohol. The beater bar was assembled incorrectly. 2 spring washer on one end and bearings on backward for both. Again, doused in alcohol and repacked with grease. Carbons were chipped. Replaced. Should look good by the end of the day.

Post# 368166 , Reply# 4   3/9/2017 at 16:14 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Convertible bearing is the right upper bearing, it just went on sideways.
I might have a 62 armature in my parts but that needs new copper bars. You could take the bars off the old one and put them on this one.

Post# 368189 , Reply# 5   3/9/2017 at 22:21 by jimjimmunster (Hammond, Ind.)        

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I sadly don't have the time or knowledge to redo the bars. I finished this thing tonight and its a little ratty sounding but overall it sounds perfectly usable.

Post# 368190 , Reply# 6   3/9/2017 at 22:22 by jimjimmunster (Hammond, Ind.)        

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I know the convertible bearings fit, but I am particularly bugged by that extra screw slot.

Post# 368474 , Reply# 7   3/15/2017 at 15:20 by anthony (leeds uk)        
you cant kill one of these

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When the world ends and we are all dust there will be loads of 612 in perfect working order all over the planet

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