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Post# 372176   5/14/2017 at 18:45 (216 days old) by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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Picked this one up today. It still has one dealer card and one dealer sticker on the handle. Spent a little time wiping it down and vacuuming out the Dustest bag. Checked the carbons and replaced the belt. The brushroll is missing one tuft but I'm not going to worry about it at the moment.

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Post# 372179 , Reply# 1   5/14/2017 at 21:44 (216 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
excellent find!

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and...... still working. Built to last, indeed.

Post# 372180 , Reply# 2   5/14/2017 at 22:05 (216 days old) by DialAMaticMan (USA)        
Great find !

Have one of the 541 myself, still running, and has the original cloth cord, plug, and black and orange "Hoover" bag...found a 725 in nearly new condition for one buck last week...shined up and ready to roll. They go on forever !

Post# 375174 , Reply# 3   7/11/2017 at 17:20 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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Got around to replacing the missing tuft on the brushroll also replaced the cord. It also seems happier with a 484 belt, less strain on the bearings.

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Post# 378219 , Reply# 4   9/10/2017 at 21:52 by Phaeton (Los Angeles)        

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Pardon me for asking but what is a 484 belt? I canít seem to find a good belt for my 541.

Post# 378237 , Reply# 5   9/11/2017 at 09:29 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I have a 541 with a story.
I live in South East Kansas (Independence). Our very own Glen Dienst lives in Albuquerque NM. He has family in my area and comes through every year and always stops to visit me. One year several years ago he had a 541 to gift me. He had bought it almost 30 years before in my area at an antique store and drove it home to NM. It was so neat to me that its from Ks and them moved all the way to NM then back home to Ks some 30 years later.


Post# 378273 , Reply# 6   9/11/2017 at 19:44 by icee (Indiana)        
Nice one

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What an odd looking brushroll those have! Atleast compared to the age of ones I normally deal with, 1970's and up usually.

Post# 378500 , Reply# 7   9/16/2017 at 08:35 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        
Belts

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Hoover numbers

Belt # Hoover models
484.......102 105 541 543
4278.....961 972
12471...1100
41238...425
44783...1 25 26 27 28 80 150 300 305 450 475 575 700 725 750 800 725 900 925 930
45231...60 61 90 91
46550...12 14 115
49258...31 32 33 65 66 67 68 69 564 574


Post# 378522 , Reply# 8   9/16/2017 at 16:47 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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Oops I forgot the 490 belt for the Hoover 103 (the Baby Hoover)

Post# 378790 , Reply# 9   9/22/2017 at 16:49 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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And the next logical question would be where do you get 484 belts?

I live in Middle Earth so I get mine from Gandolf, he's a wizard with vacuums.





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