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Hoover 150 / 160 parts
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Post# 141592   6/30/2011 at 19:10 (4,627 days old) by machineage (Staffordshire - UK)        

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Hi everyone :-)

I'm messaging from the UK. I wondered if there is anyone who I can contact with regards to parts for a Hoover 150? I actually have a couple of Hoover 160s - the UK version - and I'm looking for some bits and bobs to complete my restoration. I am not sure if the 150 parts are compatible with the 160? I know there were some differences - but I hope the parts will be interchangeable.


Post# 141635 , Reply# 1   7/1/2011 at 02:44 (4,626 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
not all that likley

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Can you list which parts you are looking for here please, and perhaps some UK members can help you out. There are many signifigant differences between the 150 and the 160 to the extent that they are almost completely different machines, in spite of a superficial resemblence. This, combined with the cost of shipping parts to the UK .....


Post# 141646 , Reply# 2   7/1/2011 at 07:02 (4,626 days old) by 1066hoovers ()        
UK Model 160s

Not too rare - I have had several over the years and have some spares knocking about too.

Post# 141670 , Reply# 3   7/1/2011 at 10:00 (4,626 days old) by machineage (Staffordshire - UK)        

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Hi guys - thanks for the replies :-)

I'm looking for a couple of things to start. Forgive me for not using the correct (Hoover) descriptions for these parts - I'm still learning :-)

First - the phenol / bakelite cover for the foot operated handle release - mine was broke in the past and is badly repaired with a part missing.

Second - the phenol / bakelite bag collar. It has one of the locating hooks missing - and a part of the periphery into which the seal sits is also missing.

Can anyone help with these?

Pics below


Post# 141674 , Reply# 4   7/1/2011 at 10:24 (4,626 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

Well I know over here the bag retaining ring will be close to impossible to find. I am still looking for a spare.

I have two 150s and have been looking for parts for ages. No luck on finding any. Speaking of which I need to get down to painting their bases. Another project on the list. Lol

Post# 141694 , Reply# 5   7/1/2011 at 13:48 (4,626 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Hi Christopher -


That bag ring looks the same as the 150's ring. And I do have one. I am not sure what it would cost to ship it to Britain. I would say that with shpping container and all, it would be approximately 2 US pounds in weight. Waddya think?


Mine has one small chip out of the bakelite on the bag side, but I don't think that chip will affect the bag contact. Also, a small piece of the seal gasket on the backside is missing. Again, not enough to compromise performance, I think.....I can take some pictures, if you want to see.


John Lucia

Post# 141738 , Reply# 6   7/1/2011 at 23:46 (4,625 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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Post# 141757 , Reply# 7   7/2/2011 at 03:21 (4,625 days old) by machineage (Staffordshire - UK)        

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Hi guys

Thanks super-sweeper - I saw that on eBay and wondered what it might be? It's a different shape and has a much smaller diameter outlet. I suspected it may be a 'blower' attachment?

Thanks portable - that's sounding good :-))

I'll have a look on USPS's site to see what it would cost to post to the UK. Do you have an idea what you would like for it? You can email me direct if you like:



Post# 141769 , Reply# 8   7/2/2011 at 08:13 (4,625 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

supersweeper...    That item is for attaching a hose for blowing. 


machineage........Another option is to find out if a bag ring from another model could be substituted to at least get-by.  I'm wondering if the diameter of the bag ring and the spacing of the tabs that hang on the lug nuts to attach it are the same as some earlier models then it might be possible to get by with a "not perfect match" but something that will get the job done.


Someone who has both a 150/160 and other models with a round bag port ...please see if they are interchangeable!


Yet another option is to fashion a replacement bag ring out of plexiglass.  There is enough of the old one to use as a pattern.


The handle release pedal could likewise potentially be recreated with a lot of patience and carving skill.

Post# 141835 , Reply# 9   7/2/2011 at 23:03 (4,624 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Christopher -

I will take some pictures of the bag ring tomorrow and post them here. John L.

Post# 142035 , Reply# 10   7/5/2011 at 05:58 (4,622 days old) by machineage (Staffordshire - UK)        

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Thanks John :-)

Post# 142042 , Reply# 11   7/5/2011 at 09:34 (4,622 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Pic #1 The gasket is a small notch out of it, at the bottom.....



Post# 142044 , Reply# 12   7/5/2011 at 09:36 (4,622 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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Pic #2

There are two chips out of the bakelite on the backside....


Post# 142045 , Reply# 13   7/5/2011 at 09:38 (4,622 days old) by portable (Corvallis, OR)        

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and Pic #3, different view. I don't think the chips will affect the performance of the bag ring.


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