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Post# 160413   11/28/2011 at 10:13 (4,478 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        

Today I found my dream machine, Hoover Sensotronic System 30 S3324. 1000W motor with the remote control and automatic suction control. It was quite expensive 50 euros but it looks so great, there is an even original yellow dustbag inside. It works fine and it is a very quiet. I think this is made in 1987-1988 if I am right

I will make a youtube video soon but first I have to find the new dust bag because now vacuum smells like an old dog=)

Best Regards

Post# 160414 , Reply# 1   11/28/2011 at 10:14 (4,478 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        


Post# 160415 , Reply# 2   11/28/2011 at 10:14 (4,478 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
Hoover Sensotronic System 30

original dustbag

Post# 160416 , Reply# 3   11/28/2011 at 10:15 (4,478 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
Hoover Sensotronic System 30


Post# 160417 , Reply# 4   11/28/2011 at 10:16 (4,478 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
Hoover Sensotronic System 30

remote control

Post# 160418 , Reply# 5   11/28/2011 at 10:17 (4,478 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
Hoover Sensotronic System 30

whole packet

Post# 160435 , Reply# 6   11/28/2011 at 13:25 (4,477 days old) by lunchboxsean ()        

Good Lord! That is nice... Our canisters didn't look like that here until the mid 90s or so. What do vacs look like now in Finland? Do they have built in iPads or something?

Post# 160451 , Reply# 7   11/28/2011 at 15:50 (4,477 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

WOW Markus,

Great find, that model of Senso is the one I have been after for ages I have the matching Compact and Turbopower in the same color.

Such a good looking machine, really like the styling of the Senso.


Post# 160452 , Reply# 8   11/28/2011 at 15:53 (4,477 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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After my gran sold her Electrolux 404 she got the standard sensitronic in green , she got it in 1988. It got misplaced many years ago , however I have just found another one that I am buying to add to my collection

Post# 160458 , Reply# 9   11/28/2011 at 16:45 (4,477 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Sensotronic 30

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If you are in the UK there is one on ebay right now.


Post# 160460 , Reply# 10   11/28/2011 at 16:51 (4,477 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Hi, Like the colour. I like the Sensotronic range but prefer the 500 series style.
I have a 500 series model but the electronic hose is damaged and needs replacing:o(

But its still a great vac:o)


Post# 160461 , Reply# 11   11/28/2011 at 17:01 (4,477 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        

Great find.

However, be careful not to overheat the motor with a clogged dustbag, filter or blocked hose.

My parents had a Sensotronic System 2, from 1982. In 1987 it started flinging small particles of plastic out of the exhaust (no exhaust filter, only a foam diffuser).

It turned out that it had a two-stage fan in aluminium, but with plastic inter-stage air baffles. As the motor got hot, the plastic softened, then got shredded and expelled.

The bag-check indicator on the first series (our model at least) only seemed to work when there was zero airflow, i.e. blocked hose, hand over hose end, etc. It never, ever registered with a full bag.

Also, the Hoover bags were reusable double-layered paper. I found that the double layer trapped fine dust between, reducing airflow. Best policy was to fit a new bag at each bag change, or if none were available, rip out the inner paper layer to release the fine dust, and refit.

Post# 161325 , Reply# 12   12/6/2011 at 15:47 (4,469 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
Hoover Sensotronic System 30

here you can see this vacuum on action=)



Post# 161820 , Reply# 13   12/12/2011 at 12:27 (4,463 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Sensotronic Systems - "From Hoover - Who better"

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Congratulations Markus, these are great vacs and very powerful, the hose was a bit unweildly but for a big area to clean they handle well.

Heres my System Sensotronic 50 (S3328) being taken for a test drive at a mini meet at Al`s (VacBear58) in London a few years ago....

Of course Hoover had at least 3 series of Sensotronics,

The first series, System 1,2,3,4,5,
then System 10,20,30,40,50 (Series 1 - S3322 - S3328),
then System 10,20,30,40,50 ( Series 2 - S3452,- S3456)
then the 500 series....

CLICK HERE TO GO TO chestermikeuk's LINK

Post# 161822 , Reply# 14   12/12/2011 at 12:36 (4,463 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
System Sensotronic - System 50 series 2

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Model number S3456, in Blue, mine was packed in a box and over time has "Faded" from a bright blue to a bluey green, you can see the inset handle for the true colour, at first when I saw it I thought it was an exclusive!!!...Lol

This series had the larger Model 300 power head!!

Post# 161836 , Reply# 15   12/12/2011 at 14:48 (4,463 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        

Hey! Thank you very much for information. I didnīt know that these made 2 series so I was happy to get the first one=) . I was wondering this floornozzle, was it larger with wheel in series 2?

Post# 161911 , Reply# 16   12/13/2011 at 03:29 (4,463 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        

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the floor nozzles where the same exept for the Electric power heads, the 1st series system 50`s had the "ElectroKinetic" smaller power head, which you can see in the video...

Post# 161912 , Reply# 17   12/13/2011 at 03:35 (4,463 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        
Second Series System 10`s - 50`s

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Have the larger Electric Floor Heads, I think the range of colours is nicer on this series as well (IMHO), the rarest one is the white model, the Sensotronic Total System 40, model S3454

Post# 161916 , Reply# 18   12/13/2011 at 07:40 (4,463 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
Erm ......

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Time for a small correction I am afraid

There were three series all right but the pictures shown above are all the second series. The first series (Systems 1-5) are shown in the link.

I believe the US Hoover Dimension 1000 was similar in style at least, although with different wands and nozzles.

And even within the first series there were differences with the hose hand grip and wands.


Post# 161917 , Reply# 19   12/13/2011 at 07:44 (4,463 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
2nd series

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The updated version as shown by Mike above and in my view a much more handsome and streamlined design - but the range had changes throughout it quite short life as demonstrated by the two brochures above.

Post# 161918 , Reply# 20   12/13/2011 at 07:45 (4,463 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London)        
third series

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And looking completely different. It was this range that had the "talking" Hoover



Post# 161922 , Reply# 21   12/13/2011 at 08:04 (4,463 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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BEAUTIFUL Vacuum Cleaner!

I'll check out the video soon.

Post# 161965 , Reply# 22   12/13/2011 at 14:20 (4,462 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        

Here you can see what floor tool I mean.


Post# 161966 , Reply# 23   12/13/2011 at 14:21 (4,462 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        


Post# 161967 , Reply# 24   12/13/2011 at 14:23 (4,462 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        


Post# 161968 , Reply# 25   12/13/2011 at 14:28 (4,462 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        


Post# 161980 , Reply# 26   12/13/2011 at 16:37 (4,462 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        

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Hi Al, ta for posting the 500`s video link, I couldnt find the brochure earlier, Do we know Jason?? Is he on vacland etc??, great set of vids he has....

Hoover had at least 4 series of Sensotronics,
The first series, System 1,2,3,4,5, ( S3100 -
Then System 10,20,30,40,50 (Series 1 - S3322 - S3328),
Then System 10,20,30,40,50 ( Series 2 - S3452- S3456)
Then System 300,400,500 ( S3732 - S3730)

Heres a pic of the fourth series the System 500`s

What do you all think of the Contour head in the 500 series??

Post# 161981 , Reply# 27   12/13/2011 at 16:39 (4,462 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        

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Hi Markus, yes I see what you mean the Super Contour head is very different, never saw those over here, just the regular.... was it used on any other of your models??

Cheers, Mike

Post# 162057 , Reply# 28   12/14/2011 at 01:56 (4,462 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        

no, only in Sensotronic 30.
It looks like the same than National Roboclean in 1981.


Post# 162759 , Reply# 29   12/20/2011 at 08:18 (4,456 days old) by danemodsandy ()        
Similar to Dimension

Yep, this was similar to the U.S. - specification Dimension, but as has been pointed out, different tools and colors were used over here.

I had a Dimension, which was discarded after it blew its control board (that "electronic sensing feature" in the brochure), and I was quoted a cost-to-repair well over half the price of a new vacuum - with only a 30-day warranty on the repair.

Post# 162899 , Reply# 30   12/20/2011 at 20:15 (4,455 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        
Contour Plus suction head

Was absolutely bloody awful. A prime example of form over function.

I bought one to use with the Sensotronic System 2, and discovered that it had drawbacks.

The inlet mouth was reduced to a long narrow slot, so larger debris (sweets papers, etc.) got trapped rather than rushing straight up the tube.

The litter picker (there was only one, I think) was still too small. I always thought it should have been the full width of the nozzle.

The Hoover Aquamaster's combination head (identical to the Vax head), was a much more usable bit of kit. The twin litter-pickers (on plastic substrate) could be readily replaced. And it did the job in half the time.

Post# 165263 , Reply# 31   1/9/2012 at 05:41 (4,436 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill (Birthplace of the Railway),England, UK.)        

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I never thought it was dire, just clunky, but then again have always used these cleaners with the power head or small imagine a power head on the Hoover vari speed wet & dry, that would make a great combination cleaner!!

Markus, I take it you had the same round disc air freshners to slot in the sensotronic bag compartment, and what scents did you have??

Post# 165293 , Reply# 32   1/9/2012 at 10:14 (4,436 days old) by markus79 (Finland)        
Hoover Sensotronic

I think we had only this green scent. It smells like a fairy washing up liquid. I havenīt ever seen sold these separately.

Best Regards

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