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Hoover Elite ll Total System Performance 560 U4641-910 - Restoration
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Post# 369629   3/31/2017 at 08:33 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Here I have a lovely Hoover Elite ll in a really great blue colour.

Got this (along with all my other US Elites) from eBay US.

It is in pretty good condition for its age and cleaned up very well...It is all original and runs great.

Here are some before and after.

Thanks for reading, Alex.





Post# 369630 , Reply# 1   3/31/2017 at 08:34 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 369635 , Reply# 5   3/31/2017 at 08:37 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Now for the after photos. 😃

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Post# 369636 , Reply# 6   3/31/2017 at 08:38 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 369645 , Reply# 14   3/31/2017 at 08:47 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Manufactured August 1992. It's 7amps, unlike my burgundy

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Post# 369646 , Reply# 15   3/31/2017 at 08:50 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Amd finally

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Here is a little glamour shot of both my Elite ll cleaners of this style together.

I only have one transformer and socket so I could only run one at once, so I took th pictures of each running separately and then cut the picture together, I hope it is not too noticeable!

Anyway, here you go...Don't they look pretty?! 😍😍


Post# 369647 , Reply# 16   3/31/2017 at 08:52 by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Elite

Nice Hoover that cleaned up well.The condition of bristles show it to be low milage.
These were a good choice here in their price range.After all it was still a 'real'Hoover.One of the common problems we saw was early models put together by customer with bag remaining flat and not folding top and bottom properly as your is.


Post# 369666 , Reply# 17   3/31/2017 at 14:29 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Excellent rehab!

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You've made them almost "brand new" again. Nice to see that sticker: Made in U.S.A.
Enjoy your Hoovers from "across the pond".
John


Post# 369710 , Reply# 18   3/31/2017 at 22:55 by Mpbyrd (Lenoir, NC)        
Got to love those Elites!

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I have one of those as well along with others 😀Great job!

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Post# 369714 , Reply# 19   4/1/2017 at 00:12 by henrydreyfuss (Ohio)        
Looks NEW!

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Great work! Love the soft-bagged Elites. The lower the amps, the better! Dual brush agitator is a must. Makes it so easy to push, and the performance is incredible. Enjoy!

Post# 369766 , Reply# 20   4/1/2017 at 23:57 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Mpbyrd - Thanks, love your collection there! Unfortunately for me, I can't get them out of bins or dirt cheap...They cost me a FORTUNE! Lol.

Henrydreyfuss - They sure are great machines, not wuite as good as our Turbomasters though, I do love them though, the soft bag ones have such a modern but reto look about them, I can't describe it, I just love em! Lol...Definitely right about the double row brushroll, makes a difference in performance and movability.


Post# 369768 , Reply# 21   4/2/2017 at 00:01 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Rugsucker - Indeed it is, long before things went down hill! I have seen a few Elites on eBay in the past with the bags left unfolded to correspond with the bag slides...Are people actually that thick?!!

Gottahaveahoove - Thanks, I tend to put a lot of work into these old vacs, probably more than I should bother with! 😂👌🏻


Post# 369776 , Reply# 22   4/2/2017 at 06:09 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Alex,

Just curious: what kind of voltage transformer are you using? Does it endanger the functioning and life of the 120volt motors in these vacuums? Also, is there any danger of overheating the transformer if you use your Elite for a long stretch of time - 30 minutes for example?

I may one day find myself moving to a 240volt country and it would be good to know if I can bring my much-loved North American vacuums with me.


Post# 369781 , Reply# 23   4/2/2017 at 07:13 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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It is an industrial 3.3KVA building site transformer that they use to drop the power from 240v to 120v for the safety of power tools etc.

Now 3.3KVA will support 1500w, which is 12amps, so the Elites are fine running on it and I have used them for long periods of time, with no problems, the transformer only gets warm, never hot.

I assume they are running at full speed, always sound like they are to me.

If there was any problem with there being an overload or it over heats, the transformer would trip out...In that case, you would press the reset switch.



Post# 369783 , Reply# 24   4/2/2017 at 07:26 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Sorry, what I meant was, it has a limited time usage of 3.3KVA (3300watts) which is 5 minutes, but will run on 1.6 KVA continuously, which is 1600w, so it will run a 12amp US vacuum cleaner, no problem, or two 5amp machines, or a 5amp and a 7amp machine, unfortunately, I can only run one at a time as I only have one US socket attached to my transformer, lol.

Post# 369795 , Reply# 25   4/2/2017 at 13:27 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I see....thank you for that answer!

Post# 370307 , Reply# 26   4/8/2017 at 15:58 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Overview/demo

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Post# 370358 , Reply# 27   4/9/2017 at 13:20 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
EXCELLENT demonstration!!

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You've done a fine job there. It's funny to see one of "our" machines "over there". Enjoy your American Hoover
Again, great job.
John.


Post# 370361 , Reply# 28   4/9/2017 at 14:08 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

Here's my burgundy one, along with a Kirby Legend II I got the same day.

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Post# 370372 , Reply# 29   4/9/2017 at 14:55 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Thanks John, I guess it doesn't feel too out of place for me as we did get the Turbolite.

Post# 370374 , Reply# 30   4/9/2017 at 15:00 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I see Elites

And Eureka Bravos all the time at the Goodwills here, I think they are just another vacuum as I remember them new, Maybe I ought to start buying them up .....I never thought they would be wanted.

Post# 370375 , Reply# 31   4/9/2017 at 15:01 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
crazykirbydude

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Very nice, I had a Legend ll...Sold it on though, I have had many Kirbys but I never keep them long, I am pretty fickle about them.

Here is my other Elite ll, Total System 430 in its unforgettable pose! ;)


Post# 370378 , Reply# 32   4/9/2017 at 15:10 by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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I guess when you remember something from new or seeing it on sale they are not really significant or collectible to you.

for me, although I was around when these were being made, I was too young to remember and also they were not sold here makes them pretty collectible to me.

I love how retro, yet modern they look, I think that is what really draws me too them...I have been obsessed with Elites since I saw Mrs Doubtfire, I always remember wanting "that vacuum" as a kid, specifically the model I saw in the film and I feel really lucky to own that model now! (as sad as it sounds!)

A shame we didn't get more Turbolite models. We already had the Turbopower and Turbomaster and then the Turbopower 2, so I guess Hoover saw no market for more models of the Elite type cleaners.






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