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Post# 391526   5/4/2018 at 13:20 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi everybody, Iím REALLY excited today because I just got back from the Salvation Army coming home with a couple of vacuum favorites yíall know about. First I saw a green Kenmore Whispertone Power Path that appears an older model from the mid 90ís Iíll say. But suddenly I even saw something more exciting! A Hoover Dial a Matic Power Drive from the mid/late 70ís! I went like crazy when I saw this in great used shape. I plugged it in for testing and check to see if there was a bag and there was and it worked amazing! The suction was fantastic and it sounds like normal, everything works! It originally cost $39.99 but I was the store manager to lower it for $30, but he lowered it for $19.99! A steal!!! And I decided to test the Kenmore too, so I plugged it in and it works great too! Suction was strong as well. All it needs was a new bag and ready for take off! This really made my day! Enjoy!

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Post# 391527 , Reply# 1   5/4/2018 at 13:24 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 391528 , Reply# 2   5/4/2018 at 13:28 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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And last but not least the Whispertone Power Path! It also includes all of the attachments too!

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Post# 391529 , Reply# 3   5/4/2018 at 13:29 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Meet your twin!

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Post# 391530 , Reply# 4   5/4/2018 at 13:43 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Excellent finds!

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That Dial A Matic was a very expensive machine. A nice spa treatment and you're good to go!

Post# 391531 , Reply# 5   5/4/2018 at 13:43 by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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That Dial-A-Matic you just got... that's one of the very last ones Hoover ever made for the domestic (USA/Canada) market! It was replaced during 1978 by the Concept One, which in 1983 spawned the similar Concept Two (which also had an on-board Help-Mate hand vacuum).


Post# 391532 , Reply# 6   5/4/2018 at 13:49 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That is great info.

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I thought I heard that before as well.

Post# 391534 , Reply# 7   5/4/2018 at 16:11 by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
The green

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whisper-tone is the one my grandparents had. I think they bought it new in 1994 from Sears. That's my favorite PD Dam. Congratulations!

Post# 391536 , Reply# 8   5/4/2018 at 16:45 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Thank u guys!!!!

Post# 391544 , Reply# 9   5/4/2018 at 18:49 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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That color of the Hoover dial a Matic is quite unusual nice find!

Post# 391547 , Reply# 10   5/4/2018 at 19:29 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Vacuumdevil, it was unusual for me to find something kinda rare and amazing! Iím glad u love it!

Post# 391548 , Reply# 11   5/4/2018 at 19:30 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Now I have 40 vacuums!

Post# 391549 , Reply# 12   5/4/2018 at 19:31 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Not only the whispertone needs a new bag it also needs a new belt too!

Post# 391552 , Reply# 13   5/4/2018 at 22:33 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, the only thing better than 40 vacuums...........

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would be 41 !

Post# 391556 , Reply# 14   5/5/2018 at 00:00 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Gottahaveahoover, u never know!

Post# 391581 , Reply# 15   5/5/2018 at 15:36 by Kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
Kenmore whispertone

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I found the same exact vacuum today. Lol. Yours maybe earlier since it says power path on it.

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Post# 391585 , Reply# 16   5/5/2018 at 17:50 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Kloveland, pretty cool! Well since mines probably earlier what whispertone model is yours?

Post# 391586 , Reply# 17   5/5/2018 at 18:40 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I have one of those green whispertones. My grandparents had one, but it was junked when they moved in 2007. I bought mine from a collector friend for $5. It belonged to his grandmother.

Post# 391587 , Reply# 18   5/5/2018 at 19:42 by Kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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The first of those power path were called power center in 1991 and came in 3 colors white, red and blue

Post# 391618 , Reply# 19   5/6/2018 at 23:56 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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If anyone knows, I would love to know what production date my DAM power drive was made in. Thank you.

Post# 391620 , Reply# 20   5/7/2018 at 00:11 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        

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Post# 391631 , Reply# 21   5/7/2018 at 09:17 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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haha that's what I meant. Proformance

Post# 391662 , Reply# 22   5/8/2018 at 01:42 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Red, white, and blue Proformances!🇺🇸 Pro - tastic!

Post# 391663 , Reply# 23   5/8/2018 at 01:43 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I would love to come across a white Kenmore Proformance!

Post# 391665 , Reply# 24   5/8/2018 at 03:41 by TheSpiritOf76 (Historic Midtown Wichita Kansas. )        
Good luck....

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I spent literally 20 years trying to find that white ProFormance!

Post# 391667 , Reply# 25   5/8/2018 at 06:22 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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20 years? Wow youíre good!

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