Thread Number: 34679  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
1982 Hoover PortaPower S1015
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Post# 374550   6/27/2017 at 17:37 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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The usual story, discovered her on the Land of Ebay, low starting bid, so I placed a bid on but thought it would go for far too much, but, to my surprise, I won her for 10.50 ($13.46) Complete with tools, box and manual.

It's in pretty good condition (usage/motor wise) regarding its age, very few light scratches and scuffs, the scuffs of which were easily removed. However, she had been summoned to the shed, and as a result, was very dusty and mucky and unfortunately, the box and manual had gotten damp at one point.

But, as for the machine, nothing a nice hot soapy bath and lots of TLC couldn't fix!

Before pictures as usual, followed by afters.

(Again, apologies for the pictures flipping upright!)


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Post# 374551 , Reply# 1   6/27/2017 at 17:39 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Filter completely disintegrated as per usual with 70's/80's machines.

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Post# 374552 , Reply# 2   6/27/2017 at 17:41 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Pic #1 ~ A better before picture, #2 ~ A very filthy hose (looked worse in person), #3 Ref. Picture of the floor tool, #4 / #5 ~ Mucky floor tool which was then dismantled.

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Post# 374553 , Reply# 3   6/27/2017 at 17:44 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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#1 ~ Slight crack in the upholstery tool, and the weird little rubber lint pickers (which for some reason weird me out when touched Lol)

#2 ~ Dusting brush stripped.

#3 ~ Slight distortion.


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Post# 374554 , Reply# 4   6/27/2017 at 17:45 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Yummy bag and rating sticker.

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Post# 374555 , Reply# 5   6/27/2017 at 17:48 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Now onto the beast.

Suppressor which was removed, and final picture, mucky fan.

Again, thank you Vacuumlad1650 for a copy of the service manual!


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Post# 374556 , Reply# 6   6/27/2017 at 17:50 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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#1 ~ 50/50 picture of the flex being cleaned using Cif cream.

#2 ~ (unfortunately out of focus which I didn't notice at first) Dry bearing, which was packed with grease.

#3 ~ Commy which is in very good condition.


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Post# 374557 , Reply# 7   6/27/2017 at 17:52 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        
After ~

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#1 ~ Motor all serviced.

#2 ~ New foam cut and glued in place.

#3 ~ Everything all cleaned, reassembled and ready to go.


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Post# 374558 , Reply# 8   6/27/2017 at 17:52 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Post# 374559 , Reply# 9   6/27/2017 at 17:53 by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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And that's it! Will hopefully have an after video up soon.

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Post# 374561 , Reply# 10   6/27/2017 at 18:27 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Is that motor the Dial-A-Matic type or the Spirit type?

~Ben


Post# 374562 , Reply# 11   6/27/2017 at 18:30 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Glad the Service Book I had helped! I was fairly certain it would be the same for US and UK models, but was not 100% sure. If you hit any more problems, just give me a holler!


Post# 374563 , Reply# 12   6/27/2017 at 18:30 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Ben that is a Dial-A-Matic type of motor. The spirit motors weren't as "Beefy" as the DAM motor, but they had a little more suction.


Post# 374565 , Reply# 13   6/27/2017 at 18:35 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
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Andy,

I didn't know they were still using the DAM motor in March 1982! Though, I am sure while they already used the Spirit motors on our Portapowers during 1981, they continued using the DAM motors for the export machines (and I know the DAM upright itself, which to Europeans is the Convertible and to Aussies as the Dynamatic) was still being sold for export into the early 1990s), which hers is.

~Ben




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Post# 374566 , Reply# 14   6/27/2017 at 18:43 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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I want to say they swapped to the Spirit motor in the Porta-Power/Swingette machines around 1985. Someone with more precise information could either confirm or correct me there.





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