Thread Number: 35272  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
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Post# 379598   10/12/2017 at 00:20 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hello dial a matic lovers,I have a Hoover dial a matic model 1149 that I got from eBay back in august and it's in good condition but the problem is that it won't turn on,does anybody know why,does it need carbon brushes? I really want to use this piece of beauty. And does anybody know the serial number's production month and year? I'm guessing '65 or '71 to '74. It's 0505482. Thank you.

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Post# 379604 , Reply# 1   10/12/2017 at 09:14 by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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I would take off the handle. And use an extension cord with a thin plug to plug in the vacuum. By passing the cord and switch. Then if it still doesn't run you know it's the motor.

Post# 379606 , Reply# 2   10/12/2017 at 10:21 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I'll give that a try, thank u, and I'm new to vacuumland. Nice to meet you.

Post# 379610 , Reply# 3   10/12/2017 at 12:18 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Well I just did the extension cord thing and it didn't turn on, but I saw Vinvac's post about the dial a matic motor say like taking it to a good vac shop and the motor should be repairable.

Post# 379612 , Reply# 4   10/12/2017 at 13:30 by bnsd60m9200 (Denton,TX)        
dont take it to a vac shop!!!

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they will either intentionally ruin it to pressure you into buying a new machine, or charge you insane prices to fix it. i know how to work on dial a matics and live in flower mound. email me at

Post# 379621 , Reply# 5   10/12/2017 at 16:30 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Thank you so much,soon when we get a new car will look for you.

Post# 379701 , Reply# 6   10/13/2017 at 19:10 by vacman1961 (North Babylon, New York)        

That is one of the later Dial A Matic's , I would say it is from the 70's. It sounds like it has a stuck carbon brush, most likely it can be fixed by taking a rubber mallet and gently hitting in in the back of the machine in the loser section where the motor is. If that doesn't do it, the motor needs to be taken out and cleaned, a pretty difficult job for the novice.

Post# 379705 , Reply# 7   10/13/2017 at 20:41 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I knew it has to do with the carbon brush and is it difficult to take apart the motor? This is my 1st dial a matic,pretty nice huh?

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