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My Custom 1178 Dial-A-Matic
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Post# 373999   6/15/2017 at 23:05 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Lots of collector's like to give the Hoover DAM flack. Anyone who knows me well enough, knows I still think their the biggest thing since sliced bread!
I picked up this 1178 DAM today for $10. I gave the motor a thorough rebuild, cleaning the fans, greasing the ball bearing, and oiling the sleeve bearing. I also put in a Quadraflex brushroll, and WOW this is an even more AMAZING cleaner!

Up first the machine...fairly clean. Its been in a vac shop window for years.


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Post# 374000 , Reply# 1   6/15/2017 at 23:07 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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The rear of the machine. Note the tape on the cord...a bad habit of the DAM is eating its own cord in attachment mode...luckily it has not reached bare wire, only rubbed the insulation.

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Post# 374001 , Reply# 2   6/15/2017 at 23:07 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Eeek! That is a dirty bag chamber...

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Post# 374002 , Reply# 3   6/15/2017 at 23:08 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Post# 374003 , Reply# 4   6/15/2017 at 23:09 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Opened up to the motor...
Forgot to take pictures while I serviced the motor...


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Post# 374004 , Reply# 5   6/15/2017 at 23:10 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Seating the new carbon brushes...or perhaps I should say they are seating themselves...

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Post# 374005 , Reply# 6   6/15/2017 at 23:11 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Strange how the original carbon brushes are 2 different lengths...

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Post# 374006 , Reply# 7   6/15/2017 at 23:11 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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New cloth HEPA filter installed. Must keep that serviced motor clean!

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Post# 374007 , Reply# 8   6/15/2017 at 23:12 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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All put back together!

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Post# 374008 , Reply# 9   6/15/2017 at 23:13 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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I will try and tape a YouTube video.of it this weekend.
Here is the Quadraflex agitator in it. Had to replace the bearings and one endcap to use it in here.


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