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Post# 130993   4/6/2011 at 13:10 (4,714 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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Hello everyone,

I am excited about my latest find a Hoover Lark. It’s in good condition and still has the original plug and bag which has to be rare for a vacuum of its age.

However, the wire that puts tension on the two clips that hold agitator in place are missing. I’ve had a similar experience with my Hoover 63. One of the wires fell out and it took a lot of patience to put it back in. The Lark will still run but the agitator slows down on the back stroke.

I have a Hoover Jr. 115 that that badly needs a paint job. I've thought about taking the wires out of it and placing them in the Lark. However, I would rather not dismantle a good vacuum just for the wires.

So my question is: Can the clips/wires still be purchased?

-- I haven’t seen a thread on the Lark in awhile, so I thought I would post and start a discussion. If anybody has any old brochures or anything of that nature, I would like to seen them. Does anybody know when my Lark was made?

Thanks,
Kenny Loveland


Post# 131002 , Reply# 1   4/6/2011 at 13:36 (4,714 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        
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I forgot to mention that the cord is rather stiff but not unusable. Is their a chemical that can make it flexible again?

 

I have to admit, my knowledge is limited on Hoovers from this time period.


Post# 131246 , Reply# 2   4/8/2011 at 00:13 (4,713 days old) by HooverCelebrity (Germany)        

Hi Kenny-

 

I'll have to take a closer look at my Lark; and those parts that you need.  I don't recall exactly how that setup works without looking at it, operating it.  Someone out in VacuumLand may have an extra cleaner, or an extra base/housing, where those parts could be salvaged for you. 

 

I'll try to look in the morning.

 

That Lark looks to be in wonderful condition otherwise!  As far as the cord goes, I've had success using basic Armor-All.  Do a few wipe downs of the cord, and you should be good to go.  Although you may have to do it regularly for a while to get the cord softened.  Those burgundy cords never held up very well, I've not seen too many that have survived throughout the years.

 

Fred



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