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Thread Number: 34245  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Revival of a Hoover 1060
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Post# 371068   4/19/2017 at 18:11 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Recently I went to one of my favorite Vac Shops...I had a whole bunch of loose items to get, but I was also interested in this Hoover 1060 that has been up on his shelf.

We pulled her down and I got a good look. No headlight lens, no brushroll, and missing handle hardware. Then I go to test it and noticed the original plug had been removed with 2 bare wires exposed instead. I jammed the wires into an outlet and flipped the switch.

Nothing.

I futzed with the plug some and got a sign of life. The motor noisily grumbled up to speed and didn't sound just right. Maybe bearings or brushes, I thought.

I dragged it home and dug around in my parts bin and found a nice brushroll. Re-Greased the bearings with my Hoover Grease Gun.

Here we see the machine before I started.


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Post# 371069 , Reply# 1   4/19/2017 at 18:14 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have one also.

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I had two, but not now.
A great machine, one of the best.
Don't you have friends/contacts who can get that all back up to snuff? I'm sure your people can help you restore that Hoover to its former glory.
Best of luck.


Post# 371070 , Reply# 2   4/19/2017 at 18:15 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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I went to replace the Paper Bag and make some minor outer bag repairs and found Original bellows and bag retainer. I swapped this out for a newer bellows. I put in a new C bag after I bought more Lark belts.


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Post# 371071 , Reply# 3   4/19/2017 at 18:15 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That lens will be difficult.

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I'm sure somebody will find one in their stock somewhere.

Post# 371072 , Reply# 4   4/19/2017 at 18:17 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Here is the motor. Fairly clean, but NOISY! I went to work by inspecting the brushes and greasing the lower bearing. I discovered the Carbons had only just seated. By the condition of the machine I think it was hardly used.


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Post# 371073 , Reply# 5   4/19/2017 at 18:18 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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The fan chamber is still somewhat painted! I always find them wore to bare metal.


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Post# 371074 , Reply# 6   4/19/2017 at 18:18 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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I cleaned the base, and installed a new Upper Sleeve bearing. LED Headlight bulb is also installed. Motor is still dusty, but MUCH cleaner!


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Post# 371075 , Reply# 7   4/19/2017 at 18:20 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Then i went to work cleaning the Hood. I found a warped lens off a Plastic Base machine. It is taped in because it's warped shape allows it to slide in and out.


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Post# 371076 , Reply# 8   4/19/2017 at 18:21 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Since the cord is FLAWLESS otherwise I put a replacement Hardware Store plug on. The clip is VERY snug on the cord, but will come to shape correctly soon.


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Post# 371077 , Reply# 9   4/19/2017 at 18:22 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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And here we see the Finished Product. I will try to make a video and take running shots soon.

Andy


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Post# 371079 , Reply# 10   4/19/2017 at 18:29 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Great machine,

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Andy. Use it with pride.




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