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Hoover Aquatronic 1100
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Post# 170222   2/20/2012 at 12:37 (3,064 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Hi All. I had this come in to my possession today.A Hoover Aquatronic 1100 S4386. It seems to be all there. Needs a bit of a clean...
The only thing that is wrong is the crevice tool. It has the manual but just didn't put it in the picture as I forgot
I don't know that much about it apart from it was around in the late 80 very early 90s and was not around long and was not a big seller as the Aquamaster/AquaJet was far more popular.

I remember seeing them in brochures at the time.
Anyone ever had one before??


Post# 170224 , Reply# 1   2/20/2012 at 12:43 (3,064 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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No but I did remember seeing it as a teenager and wanting one to see what it was like! I did have the burgundy LG upright thats pictured beside it - a fantastic bargain upright and a pity they don't sell them at Argos anymore. I believe they also sold under the Royal/Dirt Devil tag in the U.S with long metal pole handles as opposed to the plastic looped handle on the British market models.

Post# 170244 , Reply# 2   2/20/2012 at 14:56 (3,064 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Hi. It turns out I sold that LG today after it being there for months lol.
I sold that Green Hoover purepower today as well.
Just working on reconning a Vax,Samsung and Electrolux at the mo.
As well as working on a Dc24 that's come in for repair today...

Then might get that Hoover Aquatronic cleanned up.


Post# 170246 , Reply# 3   2/20/2012 at 15:19 (3,064 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

These Aquatronic cleaners were not made by Hoover. I seem to have the idea they were popular in another part of Europe or similar. Vax had long been on sale by the time these Aquatronic cleaners were being advertised in the Hoover booklets, but I think Vax was yet to hit it's stride. I think once sales of Vax rocketed and Electrolux brought out the Masterlux, Hoover must have realised it was going to have to pull out all the stops. I always thought this cleaner was a half-attempt at testing the water. They can't have sold all that many of them. In fact, I don't ever remember seeing them in the shops.

Post# 170247 , Reply# 4   2/20/2012 at 15:24 (3,064 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I saw something a bit similar to that today when I was in the dry cleaners.

It was blue, about the same size, and had a square/rectangular tank at the front.

Post# 170248 , Reply# 5   2/20/2012 at 15:28 (3,064 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

That might have been something like the one in my link. They used to be squarer than this, and came in brown, blue, orange, and probably others. 'Escort' was the popular name.

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Post# 170249 , Reply# 6   2/20/2012 at 15:31 (3,064 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Here is a link to a bottle of Escort cleaning solution. I trhought for a moment it was Deirdre Barlow on the picture.

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Post# 170250 , Reply# 7   2/20/2012 at 15:31 (3,064 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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That was it Benny! Just in blue instead of yellow!

Post# 170251 , Reply# 8   2/20/2012 at 15:33 (3,064 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Thought so. They've been in the windows of Dry Cleaners for years. Must be reliable, as they've hardly changed the design.

Post# 170252 , Reply# 9   2/20/2012 at 15:41 (3,064 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Yeah, like Numatics I suppose.

Post# 170253 , Reply# 10   2/20/2012 at 15:47 (3,064 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

Hi James,

I have one too and I can't remember who made them for Hoover, it's not the lightest machine I have ever had...

Here's a pic of mine with the tank on.


Post# 170256 , Reply# 11   2/20/2012 at 15:49 (3,064 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Sweet Jesus, that's like something from outer space! Ha ha!

Post# 170269 , Reply# 12   2/20/2012 at 16:15 (3,064 days old) by baglessball ()        

Could one of you do a video of the ins am outs of these? I have never seen one and I like how different they were.

Post# 170270 , Reply# 13   2/20/2012 at 16:19 (3,064 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I'd be interested in that too!

Post# 170271 , Reply# 14   2/20/2012 at 16:20 (3,064 days old) by hoovermanmick ()        

i seen them in coop james when the first aqua master came out thing it was about 1989

Post# 170277 , Reply# 15   2/20/2012 at 16:45 (3,064 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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One vac I remember seeing was the same vac as the Aquatronic but it was a deep red in colour. But that was years ago.
I might do a video at somepoint once it's cleaned out.
It's bigger in real life than I expected it to be...Always wanted to see one.
I nearly got one last year but the lady binned it a week before she came in to my shop for a part for another one of her vacs...

I've not even switched it on yet.
I have no idea how it sounds or sucks...


Post# 170298 , Reply# 16   2/20/2012 at 20:57 (3,064 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Yep VR, I have a feeling it was a Karcher. I have a Hoover parts book somewhere with the line diagrams for this model. It may have been of Swiss origin - as discussed on Hooverland Yahoo Group. Anyone recognise the brand name "Vortice" ? As this may have been the original manufacturer.

Post# 170299 , Reply# 17   2/20/2012 at 21:00 (3,064 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Oh well, there's another commercial site to remember= but it doesn't show the Aquatronic model : (

Post# 170301 , Reply# 18   2/20/2012 at 21:35 (3,064 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Just found a fab German museum online resource for vacuums:

Plenty of vintage Electrolux vacuums there!

Post# 170326 , Reply# 19   2/21/2012 at 00:39 (3,064 days old) by twocvbloke ()        
"that's like something from outer space! Ha ha!"

hehe, I was just thinking the same thing, kind of like an escape pod from an alien spacecraft... :P

Post# 170530 , Reply# 20   2/22/2012 at 16:23 (3,062 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        
Aquatronic 1100 = Swiss manufacture

I remember that too, from the brochures and other documentation.

I am also pretty sure that they were available around the same time as the Hoover Aquamasters.

The Aquatronic model seemed to me to share its heritage from a commercial model that Hoover also sold. Basically the commercial model was vertical, cylindrical drum-shaped - based around the clean/dirty water solution tanks with a flared base. The polycarbonate lid was identical.

I was never a fan of push-fit tools. Hoover's twisting locking rings were far superior. I remember the Vax 121 had problems with water and grit jamming the tubes and washing heads together.

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