Thread Number: 35469  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
The Trouble with the Hoover
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Post# 381268   11/13/2017 at 15:51 by oldskoolguy (Chicago, Illinois)        

Some of you may know that I own a wonderful, and perhaps rare, 80's Hoover Convertible from Kmart model U4395. I've noticed that she has a problem with her balance. On the carpet, she's fine! she grooms the carpet well, and holds it up with no problems! But when i have her on a hard floor, I notice that she is not balanced, and seems to stand mostly on her right side. her large right wheel will touch the floor as will her rear wheels, but her large left wheel won't touch the floor. if i press on her left side, she'll balance out, but without doing so, her left big wheel won't touch the ground. The rear axle doesn't look bent then again looks are deceiving, so I'm clueless. Is this common among convertibles and decades? Am I missing a part? Does this or will this affect performance? I can post pictures if anybody wants.




Post# 381269 , Reply# 1   11/13/2017 at 16:36 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Iíd first look at that plate that holds the rear axle in place, Iíve seen it get bent a little and cause this problem.

Post# 381306 , Reply# 2   11/14/2017 at 09:25 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Come to think of it I've seen that before. I think I may have a couple that do that too.

Post# 381321 , Reply# 3   11/14/2017 at 15:23 by electrolux137 (Los Angeles, California)        

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"She" ??! Do vacuum cleaners have genders?!

 

 


Post# 381330 , Reply# 4   11/14/2017 at 19:36 by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
Do vacuum. Cleaners have genders?

Why yes, silly. Herby, my Kirby is a boy. The lady Kenmore is, of course, a lady.

Post# 381373 , Reply# 5   11/15/2017 at 13:03 by Oldskoolguy (Chicago, Illinois)        

Here you go, folks, pictures as requested. I even took pictures of the front wheels just for good measure.

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