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Post# 175740   4/3/2012 at 17:48 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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This is my Hoover Turbopower 2 that I got off eBay last week for 11.50, it is intact and it even has the original sales sticker on the front housing of the bag door, which I haven't seen left on this particular model in other pictures I have seen.

The seller I bought it off described the item as, "good condition and missing some tools but works well" When I got it home all the tools were missing with the exception of an extension wand and obviously the hose, the long and short crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery tool were all missing. Hopefully they will be able to be sourced later on, however if anyone knows where I can find a set of Turbopower 2 tools in the correct colours I will be very grateful. :)

When the seller said it was in good condition I almost tour my hair out when I saw it, it was filthy and I mean filthy!!

Thankfully it works as it should and all the replacements it needed was new bags, belt, and filters.

It took a while to get this one cleaned up and after a lot of hard work it is almost show room shiny with the exception of a few scratches. I think it is was well worth the effort of cleaning it up and hear is the finished result.





Post# 175741 , Reply# 1   4/3/2012 at 17:51 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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The autosense feature


Post# 175742 , Reply# 2   4/3/2012 at 17:53 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 175744 , Reply# 3   4/3/2012 at 17:54 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 175745 , Reply# 4   4/3/2012 at 17:56 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Hoover badege, my favourite logo!


Post# 175746 , Reply# 5   4/3/2012 at 17:59 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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As you can see the upsettingly empty tool slots :( but yeah


Post# 175747 , Reply# 6   4/3/2012 at 18:00 (2,926 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Wow, what a find! This was also one of the first models I ever collected. I loved it! I had all the tools bar the short crevice tool - (never like the long scabbard tool, yet.) Eventually settled for Telios and Arianne tools. Look out for grey ones that are almost identical to the original tools with this one.

Post# 175748 , Reply# 7   4/3/2012 at 18:04 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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By the looks of this serial number this one was made in August 1993


Post# 175749 , Reply# 8   4/3/2012 at 18:07 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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The activator brushroll, much better than the original hoover brushroll, in my opinion.


Post# 175750 , Reply# 9   4/3/2012 at 18:09 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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When hoover used to say edge cleaning, well, I think they were telling the truth.


Post# 175752 , Reply# 10   4/3/2012 at 18:12 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Mine is useing paper bags but I believe the permabag system 2? was available for this model as an optional extra.


Post# 175754 , Reply# 11   4/3/2012 at 18:15 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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One thing I fogot to mention before is, it is missing the little bag sticker "thingy" but ahh well.


Post# 175755 , Reply# 12   4/3/2012 at 18:18 (2,926 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        

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hi i have a later turbopower 2 its bright yellow ive got one of these on the way aswell as a turbopower 1

Post# 175756 , Reply# 13   4/3/2012 at 18:18 (2,926 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        
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Hi Alex, Welcome to the world of ebay, when it comes to the discriptions some sellers come up with.
You have done a great job at cleaning and polishing it up.
You can come and help me with some of mine lol.
I like the earlier Turbopower 2s and 3s:o)

James:o)


Post# 175760 , Reply# 14   4/3/2012 at 18:26 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Thanks sebo_fan (sorry I don't know your name) yh it is anoying haveing to settle for second best isn't it.

That's cool michael I still thing you should sell your toold of your Turbo 2 to me hahahaha :P

Thanks James, yh the earlier turbo 2's were alot better than the later ones, and I will be round first thing in the morning poilishing your vacs, haha only jokeing :P


Post# 175817 , Reply# 15   4/4/2012 at 03:50 (2,926 days old) by baglessball ()        
I love these machines.

There bloody work horses!

I have just sold mine to my aunt. It is a turbo 3 and needed to have a life again! (I'm try to cut way down on the amount I have. Passing them on to friends and family is quite good as I can still use a particular model of I need to! Luckily I have a huge family)

I love the clouts lout of yours though. I think that is my deffo favourite.


Post# 175854 , Reply# 16   4/4/2012 at 09:50 (2,926 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
work horses they are!

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Hi

I was lead to believe that the turbopower 3 autosense models were not as sensative at senseing dirt as the turbopower 2 is this true, I also read somewhere that the turbopower 2/3 and 1000 had a far to narrow hose for a clean fan machine and it would put strain on the motor is this true? if anyone else has any suggestions?


Post# 175860 , Reply# 17   4/4/2012 at 10:47 (2,926 days old) by baglessball ()        
They are the same hoses..

Which are on your machine. Which are narrow for a clean air upright.

It's funny that you should say that about the auto sense of the turbo 3. I havnt heard it before but I did think that the machines I had's auto sense wasn't as good as I'd remembered..


Post# 175885 , Reply# 18   4/4/2012 at 15:31 (2,925 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        

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when you turn it on, it goes into medium them low if any dirt hits the sensor in the bag conector then it turns back onto medium until all the grit is picked up

Post# 175886 , Reply# 19   4/4/2012 at 15:33 (2,925 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        

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then it turns to low

Post# 175887 , Reply# 20   4/4/2012 at 15:35 (2,925 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        

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you can also hit the turbo button to turn it into high this is meant for the use of tools i think

Post# 175888 , Reply# 21   4/4/2012 at 15:39 (2,925 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        

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the bag full indicator light glows up when there is a blockage or the bag is full also if it is in low it will go to the medium setting

Post# 175889 , Reply# 22   4/4/2012 at 15:42 (2,925 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        

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heres a picture of the sensor that boosts the power up to medium only if grit hits the little white circle area i took the hose off to take this picture

Post# 175926 , Reply# 23   4/4/2012 at 20:17 (2,925 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Now that is odd!

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From looking at your last picture of the dirt sensor, the sensor on yours apears to cover the entire bag conector and mine does not :s maybe because mine is a later model but not sure, here is a picture of the sensor on my one. (sorry the picture is on it's side but I am uploading it from my phone)

Post# 175959 , Reply# 24   4/5/2012 at 07:26 (2,925 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I wouldn't read too much into the motor strains. My TP2 is still going strong with the guy I swapped his Sebo X1 Auto for - nothing has ever been replaced on it bar the bag and filters (naturally).

In general use, I found my TP2 U2464 stayed on the medium setting whenever it was required to clean carpets and pick up was largely excellent. I was never a fan of the small spindly wheels at the back though and didn't like the path marks they left on short pile carpets. As you will have found out quite rightly, the top power level is only suitable for use with the tools and hose. But you're not really missing out on the power of the 1000 watt TP3 - the U2464 is a great starter model for collectors in so far as the lights and buttons are concerned. I loved the edge cleaning that the TP2 gave though.

The 1000 watt TP3 has a wider hose on it to compensate for the bigger motor. It may also have been produced at a time when the Purepower arrived to take over and uses a similar hose.


Post# 175960 , Reply# 25   4/5/2012 at 07:32 (2,925 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I see your model has the clear removable dust channel strip on the base - that was part of the Special Edition 900 yellow model (had one of those too). Mine was all matt grey/black and the yellow model had a ribbed slider that could take the dust channel cover off compared to the screw you have to undo.

The Permabag hard box is usually available on EBAY at times - but I just wouldn't bother. It leaks dust! No comparison to a dust bag. I initially started out using the open H4 bags for the TP1 models but found that the more modern sealed dust bags were better.


Post# 175961 , Reply# 26   4/5/2012 at 08:07 (2,925 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Thanks..

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Thanks for the info sebo_fan, angain sorry not sure of your name, I was tempted to try and find the permabag box but judgeing from what you said about it, I might as well not bother lol.

Michael has the special edition turbopower 2 in the yellow colour that we call the (bannana hoover) LOL, but yh hi does have the ribbed slider to remove the dirt inspection channel, unlike the other models that had a screw.

Also I won't worry about the hose to much to be honest as the autosense usally runs on low unless it detects dirt, and I never find my self useing it on high for the carpet unless I am useing the tools HAHA (what tools!!)

I am still really curious about that sensor being bigger on michaels and it being quite small on mine, I would like to see a picture of the turbopower 1000's sensor to see if it is the same as mine sinse it is from 94 and is even later.


Post# 176060 , Reply# 27   4/6/2012 at 06:08 (2,924 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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In terms of names, sebo_fan is all I need..

I think the sensor may well be larger on the 1000 watt - just to compensate for the "bigger" power. I have a couple of brochures featuring each and Hoover claim 14% improved suction based on their TP1 uprights - clearly the TP2 and TP3 were different according to pricing - just like a lot of brands at the time who were producing same machines, slightly different features with same on-board components.

I had the Special Edition 900 for awhile. It was okay, but I didn't like the fact that it had no bag fill indicator - what was worse was that the original LED light had a blank cover over the body at the top. Then I discovered the Dirt Devil upright based on the Hoover TP2/3 series and got a few more years out of the bags and filters I had kept with my original TP2 U2464.


Post# 176079 , Reply# 28   4/6/2012 at 10:07 (2,924 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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I didn't really like mikes special adition 900 not just because it didn't have the bag check light, it was because overall it was not very good, compared to my u2464 it is just better overall.
If you still have your u2464 is your sensor like the one on mikes or is it like the one on mine? I wonder why if they are the same wattage then both the have a different size sensor :s

His u2464 is older than mine, his is from March 1993 and mine is from August 1993 don't think that has anything to do with it? but the only thing I was wondering is does it really matter if the sensor is bigger and is mine supposed to look like that?


Post# 177214 , Reply# 29   4/15/2012 at 13:41 (2,914 days old) by SuctionSelector (Leeds, England)        
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Nice seeing yours! Mine also doesnt have the bag thing, or the sales sticker or Hoover logo!

Jacob (HotpointForever on Youtube)


Post# 177568 , Reply# 30   4/19/2012 at 05:23 (2,911 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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She looks great!

And I hate to say, in slightly better condition than my Turbopower 1000, even though she is a year older...

As for the tools, I do have a spare set of tools in my shed but they are spare for my Turbopower should I ever need replacements.

I'm sure you could pick up some genuine HOOVER tools cheaply enough from a second hand shop or online.


Post# 178481 , Reply# 31   4/25/2012 at 08:44 (2,905 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Thanks for that "jmurray" ( sorry I don't know your name) however another collector gave me some turbopower 2 tools off a later yellow 900 watt turbo 2, the dusting brush is the correct colour for some reason but the upholstery and long crevice tool are black. It didn't have the shorter crevice tool since it came off a later turbo 2. Here is a pic of the tools. Oh and, that shorter crevice tool is jist one I found in the cupboard that fits it, it is not genuine hoover.

Post# 178486 , Reply# 32   4/25/2012 at 09:23 (2,905 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Here is a video I made a week ago, demonstrating the autosense feature. Please excuse the mess in my living room, we have a baby, so the house is a bit messy at the moment.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO alexhoovers94's LINK


Post# 178490 , Reply# 33   4/25/2012 at 09:40 (2,905 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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"the top power level is only suitable for use with the tools and hose." Well I find the Turbo button (maximum wattage) very useful when vacuuming up an abundance of dirt, as I did today after cleaning the Guinea Pig's cage, that wood shavings get everywhere!

On a random note after using it today I also changed the bag as it was exactly half full, cleaned the filters and gave it a polish. The bag I put in was a genuine HOOVER one, not the Electruepart ones I normally use and I have to say, it feels much thicker than the Electruepart counterpart bags, so I believe it will filter much better.

Oh, and I popped in a couple of Pan Aroma Orange scent tabs so she smells as good as she sucks... Perhaps I should have reverted to calling "her" an "it" at that point to avoid any misinterpretation! Ha ha.


Post# 178491 , Reply# 34   4/25/2012 at 09:42 (2,905 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Mine did actually have the sales sticker when I got it from the dump Jacob, but I stupidly binned it. I'm forever kicking myself for doing that when I see one with the sticker intact.

Post# 178493 , Reply# 35   4/25/2012 at 09:43 (2,905 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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That's good it's intact now, of sorts at least!

I'm Jamie by the way.


Post# 178519 , Reply# 36   4/25/2012 at 13:56 (2,904 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Yupp indeed the "turbo" button is ment for the tools however I mostly use it on just the low/medium for the tools it is more than enough power.
I used mine to pick up wood shavings today from cleaning out the hamsters cage and it left lots of crap all over the carpet, should realy of used news paper but then there wouldn't be the fun of hoovering it all up, lol but anyway the turbo 2 got all the stuff up in one pass, well it would do, it is a hoover, haha, I was lead to believe that when you used your 1000 to clean up the saw dust on that video, you had it set for shag pile accidently, LOL so it didn't do to well, ahh well never mind, cool vid though, I think I asked you if you would do an update video on your 1000, but I can't rememberif I did?


Post# 178539 , Reply# 37   4/25/2012 at 16:03 (2,904 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I don't think you did ask me, but yes, I had it set to Shag Pile, damn me.

I'll do a remake some time!


Post# 178541 , Reply# 38   4/25/2012 at 16:05 (2,904 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I've actually got my Hamster's cage to do tonight, but I don't think I'll use the Turbopower for that, as I've only just changed the bag and don't want to fill it up straight away, I'll maybe use the Ranger, with her dirty fan technology she'll get it all up nice and easily.

Post# 178660 , Reply# 39   4/26/2012 at 12:17 (2,904 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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I love the ranger, hope to get one of those soon or maybe just a gegular senior but I believe they are exceptionally good deep cleaners am i right in thinking that?

I wonder if they can clean better than the juniors, or equally as good, I have a junior, they are really good, however I have noticed the juniors strugle to pick up little rocks, I believe that is because of the way the fan is set up.


Post# 178663 , Reply# 40   4/26/2012 at 12:39 (2,904 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I had a few Seniors once including the Senior Ranger. Eventually got a Powerplus that had seen better days and just swapped over the bag/bellows for top filling. I found better pick up and the bag filled better. I miss my Senior. I may buy one again.

Post# 178673 , Reply# 41   4/26/2012 at 14:57 (2,903 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        
"however I have noticed the juniors struggle to pick up

Metal fan machines seem to be a bit better in this respect e.g. 1334, or 119. A plastic fan U1104 would never lift them. I found that very annoying.

Post# 178674 , Reply# 42   4/26/2012 at 14:58 (2,903 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Thats cool, I prefere the idea of the top fill bag rather than bottom fill you would definitaly get more dirt in the top fill bags.
I havn't seen the power plus do you have a picture of one?


Post# 178680 , Reply# 43   4/26/2012 at 15:39 (2,903 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

About the hoses. What is pictured here is the original hose, the design being plucked straight from the original Turbopower and Turbomaster cleaners. It is indeed too narrow to use easily in it's current format, not because this is a clean-fan machine, but because the cleaner relies on the hose 100% of the time, whether in tools mode or upright. Added to which the hose obviously has to bend around the holster when in upright mode. It meant that clogging of the hose was more likely, and trust me, they did clog. This hose might have been fine on a clean-fan cleaner which didn't use the hose for upright cleaning, like a Dyson doesn't, but not for this type of machine.

The introduction of the Turbopower 3 saw the hose being changed to a standard diameter hose. This was much better, although still could clog like any other machine might. Hoover reverted to the narrow hose around 1999 and I have no idea why.

There is no doubt that the narrow hose could have put a strain on the motor, but in reality I don't think it did on most machines, as up until the late 1990's the motor was of very good quality. Also, these cleaners had thermal cut-outs which worked well and would soon switch off if something was blocked. Though many of the blockages I cleared were on cleaners where the owner complained of poor pick up, a good deal of machines were brought in as 'no power', because the thermal cut-out had come into play.





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