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Which filter is better ?
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Post# 165920   1/15/2012 at 08:24 (3,001 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I have two pre-motor filters for my 1994 HOOVER Turbopower 1000, the first one is the one that came with it when I got it, and the second is one I bought from eBay last year.

Post# 165921 , Reply# 1   1/15/2012 at 08:25 (3,001 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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And here is one side of the second filter

Post# 165922 , Reply# 2   1/15/2012 at 08:27 (3,001 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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And the second side of the filter

Post# 165923 , Reply# 3   1/15/2012 at 08:29 (3,001 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Hopefully you can see from the pictures that the first filter is all one material, and the second has foam on the bottom, with the standard filter material on the top.

So, which is better ?

Post# 165926 , Reply# 4   1/15/2012 at 09:55 (3,001 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

2nd one looks about right for a pre-motor filter, but then again, the 1st one is a common pre-motor filter too, personally I would scrap them both and use some of these cut-to-fit electrostatic filters (obviously, keep the old filters as a template until you've cut out the new ones):

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Post# 165928 , Reply# 5   1/15/2012 at 10:30 (3,001 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Oh no, I'm keeping both and swapping them around with every bag change.

They work great.

Post# 165944 , Reply# 6   1/15/2012 at 12:33 (3,001 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

If you keep poking this poor cleaner, you're going to cause it some damage :)

I jest.

But seriously, I have seen vacuum cleaners which look like they've never had a filter changed in 30 years. But they plod on. Sometime ignorance is quite blissful.

Post# 165948 , Reply# 7   1/15/2012 at 13:03 (3,001 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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What are you talking about Benny ?

My Turbopower gets treated better than a vintage Ferrari, ha ha.

Post# 165949 , Reply# 8   1/15/2012 at 13:06 (3,001 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Oh you think I'm never cleaning them! Got it, sorry, grammatical error on my part.

What I do is swap them round, and clean the one that gets taken out every time, so I always have the second filter clean and ready to swap with the dirty one, which will be cleaned before re-use.

Post# 165958 , Reply# 9   1/15/2012 at 14:45 (3,001 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

No, that's not what I mean...what I mean is, from your messages, you seem to be taking bits off and on your cleaners everytime you use it. Looking for dirt in filters and signs of damage to belts. I'm not knocking you, I'm saying that if you look for problems, you will find them. Vacuum cleaners are far more forgiving than some people think. Your Hoover Turbopower will see us all out. The only reason people ever got rid of them was due to eventual general poor performance through long-term (and i mean years)neglect. Once a vacuum reaches a certain age, the owner will often start to consider that they've had their monies worth.

People also get old too, and the Turbopower cleaners like yours were heavy and stiff to push. Sometimes as people age, things like their vacuum cleaner get the better of them.

Because of this, potentially perfectly good cleaners have been replaced. Not forgetting that since 1993 the Dyson brand has been on sale, and the sales of these machines speak for themselves. They are highly desirable and someone who paid 100 for a Turbopower2 today may well be dreaming of upgrading to a Dyson tommorrow.

In all my years I have only seen one of these cleaners with a burnt out motor, and it was one of the late style motors at that. There were two motors you see, the last one being very noisy, though in no other way did it seem less superior. Yours has the original soft-sounding motor.

Post# 165960 , Reply# 10   1/15/2012 at 14:54 (3,001 days old) by baglessball ()        

Neither of them are sealed so I wouldn't of thought it would have mattered too much..

Post# 165968 , Reply# 11   1/15/2012 at 16:15 (3,001 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I'd rather look and find problems than not finding them and risking damaging my machines.

I know what you mean about people getting rid of them in favour of new ones though.

I don't have a problem with somebody buying a new Vacuum Cleaner after using the same one for years, but for goodness' sake, don't scrap the old one! Sell it, or give it away or something, but don't scrap it unless it is beyond repair.

Post# 165990 , Reply# 12   1/15/2012 at 20:05 (3,001 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        
Keep in mind

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Constantly disassembling things makes tolerances looser and can wear out threads for screws, along with a few other side effects, so its best to not take things apart too much.

Post# 166011 , Reply# 13   1/16/2012 at 05:13 (3,000 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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No no I'm not taking it apart every day, ha ha!

I lubricate the brush rolls once a month in my cleaners so that is the only time the covers come off.

Post# 166069 , Reply# 14   1/16/2012 at 15:21 (3,000 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        

There were three filters fitted as standard to the Turbopower2/1000/3 series of machines.

The left-hand filter is the "Carbon Filter"; meant to reduce nasty niffs. It sits immediately underneath the foam "Pre-motor diffuser" filter (the right-hand one).

The white filter is the electrostatic microfilter, that I spoke about a week or so ago.

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