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Post# 185512   6/14/2012 at 16:14 (2,853 days old) by epiceurekalover ()        

I was wondering if you guys had any hoover elite/sprint/runabout (elite style machine) ads or n.i.b pictures? and anyone who has an elite for sale possibly?

thanks. :)





Post# 185516 , Reply# 1   6/14/2012 at 16:34 (2,853 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
Elites Are One of My Favorite Hoovers!

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So whenever I see a NIB listed on the Goodwill website or on eBay, I save the pictures! I also have one ad and a few brochures. First is the NIB picture, which I got from a Goodwill auction page. How I would love to find one of these! Could you imagine the fun unwrapping a brand new Elite!?

Post# 185517 , Reply# 2   6/14/2012 at 16:37 (2,853 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
Advertisement

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This is for the Hoover bagless. Believe it or not this Hoover uses an Elite motor! The base is also extremely similar to the Caddy Vac. It would make my day to find one of these in purple.

Post# 185518 , Reply# 3   6/14/2012 at 16:40 (2,853 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
Hoover Legacy

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From 1991. These models eventually replaced the Covertible in 93-94. I've never been able to find an exact date as no when the RS model was discontinued.

Post# 185519 , Reply# 4   6/14/2012 at 16:42 (2,853 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
Early Model

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I hope I'm allowed to post these, but I don't think it should be an issue. Tell me if you need any more information!

Post# 185533 , Reply# 5   6/14/2012 at 19:43 (2,853 days old) by epiceurekalover ()        
Awesome!

Thanks, big help!! :) I also found this for auction but sadly it ended, but I figured I'd save the picture for kicks. This is one of my favorite elite style machines!!! This is a hoover sprint, which is the same thing as the hoover runabout, encore supreme, etc.

Post# 185536 , Reply# 6   6/14/2012 at 20:17 (2,853 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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Those style of soft-cover elites are all over the place here. I would buy some if any of them had a complete set of attachments. Hoover changed the color of the attachments on the Elites too often, and I do not want replacements. I need to real deal; like I bought it new in the 90s.

Anyway that Sprint is very nice. The nice things about those models is that they were all soft-cover bags. Then I can see and feel the bag inflate! I prefer the hood they used on the box I posted. My parents had one of those when I was younger, plus they were the more deluxe models. There are two Elite models I'm after. The first is this gray Elite II one I saw a Goodwill two years ago. It said "Dual Purpose" on the bag. I really wish I had gotten it. The other is the original green Caddy Vac from 1999.

Here's another brochure you should enjoy. It's an early Elite II with the same hood you posted. One thing I always enjoyed about these Hoover products pictures were the living rooms they used to take pictures in. My favorite shot is always the edge cleaning picture. I love the wooden baseboards! The rooms just looks so warm and inviting, just like a Hoover! I have no idea why I like it so much, but I do. If I ever get a house with baseboards like that, I will be taking lots of pictures!


Post# 185546 , Reply# 7   6/14/2012 at 21:05 (2,853 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        

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I wonder, does the Elite/Legacy series use the same motor or, perhaps, a variation of the old Portable/Slimline/Dial-A-Matic/Swingette/Portapower motor assembly?

~Ben


Post# 185548 , Reply# 8   6/14/2012 at 21:13 (2,853 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
KirbyClassicIII

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No, they all use the same motor. There were many variations of the motor as to how much electricity it drew. I lowest I know is 5amps, but they went all the way up to 12amps later in the run. The other thing is that the Dial-a-Matic was a bypass motor Hoover, but all the Elites were direct air. I also think the bases were the same across all the models. I've been able to switch out hoods and motors from models years apart perfectly.

Post# 185558 , Reply# 9   6/15/2012 at 00:28 (2,853 days old) by sanitaireboy99 ()        
Hoover Sprint

My grandma actually owns the Hoover Sprint but she threw away the hose since the suction from it stopped working... I liked using and it was also my moms first but then she gave it to my grandma. She still has it and it works well too!! :)

Post# 185578 , Reply# 10   6/15/2012 at 05:46 (2,853 days old) by director12 ()        

I owned a Soft and & Light from 1992, and a Bagless from 2000 (my dad bought the Soft and Light back then, years before I was born). The Soft and Light died around 2006/2007, and the Bagless died around 2003.

Post# 185579 , Reply# 11   6/15/2012 at 06:22 (2,853 days old) by epiceurekalover ()        
Something interesting noted.

I noticed on the box for the sprint, it has the headlight cut out, but no headlight. I wonder why they did that instead of just make it like the bottom of the Elite 200?

Post# 185613 , Reply# 12   6/15/2012 at 12:42 (2,852 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Here is one I have, I shall see if i can find anymore, hold

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I love the Hoover Elites, they look so awsome, I am not really into American hoovers but the Elites are god dam sexy! I would love to compare one to a hoover turbopower!

Post# 185614 , Reply# 13   6/15/2012 at 12:44 (2,852 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 185619 , Reply# 14   6/15/2012 at 13:03 (2,852 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
I love those Elites!

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I get a crap load of them down here in Jacksonville,LOADS of them.
(Just picked one up with that Hoover Cormercail,It's like that red sprint above but in blue with attachments).
Let's see.....i have.....
Elite 200 (Early 1988 model i do belive)
Elite/Sprint in red (Like above,But with earlier(?) flat and rounded hood,No head light.There is a video of it one my youtube page,Vacguy99,I have both the Upright and the matching canister).
12 Amp Beast of a Soft&Lite in blue,IT'S DA BOSS!
Green Soft&Lite
Black Hoover cormercail Elite with rounded hood.
Elite hardbag in blue
That's all i can think of for now, but i have some turbo powers too :P
Turbopower 4000 hardbag in black
Turbopower 4500 in black,Hardbag
Turbopower 4900 in burgendy/Purple (I know bagintheback,You're drooling now aren't you?:P)
Turbopower 4900 in Greenish Clear

I used to have a turbopower 4900 in black and cream,But some Redneck-wanna be "paul" Down the street brooke into the shed and smashed it and some other cleaners (See my thread in contemporary).

-Alex.


Post# 185622 , Reply# 15   6/15/2012 at 13:16 (2,852 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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when I said turbopower I was refering to these, I do realise they had a the American turbpowers which were basically a fancy elite, to be honest most American hoovers in the 90's were based on the elites, and sounded exactly the same? also they looked similar. I guss it was because the elites were good? and popular?

Post# 185627 , Reply# 16   6/15/2012 at 14:29 (2,852 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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super-sweeper, would you mind posting some pictures of your TurboPower Hoovers? I'm not entirely sure which models you have. I know there was a plain Elite, Caddyvac, SoftGuard, Windtunnel and possibly a Bagless. They are the best looking black vacuums I have ever seen.

alexhoovers94, Just about all 90s Hoover uprights were some type of Elite. They were/are excellent vacuums. The side-in converter they used for the hose was very efficient. You can get some good suction from them if there is a new bag. I have many more Legacy scans if you want see them.


Post# 185664 , Reply# 17   6/15/2012 at 16:57 (2,852 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Baginthebag...

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Yes please, that would be great!

Post# 185676 , Reply# 18   6/15/2012 at 17:30 (2,852 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh)        
Alex

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I don't know if you know, a Hoover that looked like the Legacy 830 was sold in the UK as a commercial cleaner, I remember seeing them in Makro in the mid to late 90's

Post# 185692 , Reply# 19   6/15/2012 at 19:03 (2,852 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
paul...

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Ahh yes I know which one you mean, the bright orange and black one that said "hoover commercial" on the front, god, hoover liked there bright orange commercial vacs. There was one of those commercial hoover that you were talking about a month or two back now, was gonna get it but thought, nahhh, lol.


Post# 185696 , Reply# 20   6/15/2012 at 19:31 (2,852 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
This is my favourite Hoover elite, the elite ll, it is the n

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Post# 185699 , Reply# 21   6/15/2012 at 20:06 (2,852 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
From 1990

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A Legacy without on board tools. These must be very rare.

Post# 185702 , Reply# 22   6/15/2012 at 20:13 (2,852 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
TOL Legacy

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Gray, on board tools with case, switch on handle, air fresher (Hoover should bring that back), and a hard bag cover. But of course we all know the softcover Hoovers looked better.......

Post# 185703 , Reply# 23   6/15/2012 at 20:16 (2,852 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
Commercial Elite 200

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Post# 185705 , Reply# 24   6/15/2012 at 20:21 (2,852 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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PaulC - the electrical vac shop up Gorgie/just up from Haymarket station (cant remember the name of it) used to have a second hand red Hoover commercial upright based on the Legacy you refer to. I nearly bought it, not sure if they still have it as it's been a year since I was last in Edinburgh. They usually sell Sebo and loads of old Hoover tub refurbs.

 

As for the UK Hoover Turbopower - wasn't it called Hoover Sovereign in the U.S?

 

There is a separate archive thread on that model here: http://www.vacuumland.org/cgi-bin/TD/TD-VIEWTHREAD.cgi?11205


Post# 185708 , Reply# 25   6/15/2012 at 20:31 (2,852 days old) by director12 ()        

Any idea if the Windtunnels took over the Elites?

Post# 185717 , Reply# 26   6/15/2012 at 21:32 (2,852 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh)        
Sebofan,

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Ah, you mean Wallace's in Dalry? No that cleaner isn't there any more. He used to do quite a few recon machines ( I got an X1 in there 5yrs ago )but now concentrates on new Dyson's and Sebo's in the vacuum line, has also increased the line of washers and dryers he sells. He has the occasional recon Oreck in the window but am suprised he sells any cleaners as they are quite pricey.

I used to live just round the corner from that shop about 10yrs ago, he used to sell recon quite a few recon Juniors. We now live a bit further along in Gorgie at the back of Aldi and McDonalds in the flats with the green and cream exterior.


Post# 185719 , Reply# 27   6/15/2012 at 21:44 (2,852 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Burgundy Legacy U4545-900 (I did NOT get the tools because I use a canister for vacing above-floor)
Orange C1403
Blue Elite U4641-930
Red Encore U4261-930
I had those quite some time ago, but I wish I'd have kept them (even though I'm out of room for more collections)


Post# 185720 , Reply# 28   6/15/2012 at 22:05 (2,852 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
director12

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The Elites never had a direct successor since the Elite was a direct air design and everything since is the bypass system. But both the Windtunnel and Elite were TOL machines at one point. So you could say the the "Windtunnels took over the Elites" The Windtunnel came out in 1997, but the last houshold Elite, model U5134900, was removed from Hoover's webpage in early 2005.

Post# 185739 , Reply# 29   6/15/2012 at 23:01 (2,852 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I have a few of them.

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One is new out of box, and, I still have the box! A friend gave it to me, saying, "You have to have a fresh one". Some of mine are not in the 'collection', a they need some attention.
Last week, during my N. Canton pilgrimage, I was given black and white photos taken at their launch, by the art department at HOOVER. I almost died when they were placed in my hands!


Post# 185742 , Reply# 30   6/15/2012 at 23:16 (2,852 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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I would love to pictures of the Elite launch! You wouldn't happen to have a digital copy you could post here?

Post# 185749 , Reply# 31   6/15/2012 at 23:58 (2,852 days old) by Brandon_W_T ()        

In reply 20, the Hoover elite two, with the side mounted attachments. My grandma had one and gave it to us when I was little because my moms Singer broke.


I have yet to find one exactly like the one she had. I absolutely loved that vacuum. I still do. I have seen many other elites, but I can't seem to find that one.


Post# 185813 , Reply# 32   6/16/2012 at 07:15 (2,852 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
bagintheback...

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That Legacy ll in your reply 22 is the same one off the 1993 nobody does it like you advert, I was trying to distinguish which Hoover it was and obviously that was the one.


Post# 185817 , Reply# 33   6/16/2012 at 08:29 (2,852 days old) by uksausage (eastbourne east sussex UK)        
the commercial

i have the british version of the elite the hoover dual purpose commercial looks the same as the one in alex's picture but has no headlight somewhere i lost the tools as well ho hum if anyone can help there please let me know


Post# 185829 , Reply# 34   6/16/2012 at 11:23 (2,851 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        
Alex,

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The Legacy you are talking about is actually a different one. The one featured in the advertisement has Hoover written in big 'bubble' letters. I actually have that machine. I'll post a picture of the exact one either tonight or tomorrow.

Chase


Post# 185832 , Reply# 35   6/16/2012 at 11:45 (2,851 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Yep I meant Wallaces in Dalry. I couldn't for the life of me remember the name! There's now an Asian owned shop along from them who are selling cheap vacs but I always went into Wallaces as they felt more professional.


Post# 185835 , Reply# 36   6/16/2012 at 12:58 (2,851 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh)        
Sebofan,

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The Asian appliance shop folded, it is now a solicitors I think. There was also a great little shop on Old Dalkeith Road that specialised in vacuum repair and recon models, he has also now closed. The only other vacuum repair shops I know of in Edinburgh are the Hoover shop on Leith walk, a vacuum repair shop past Meadowbank near Jocks Lodge and a small vac shop just past Fountain Bridge Cinema complex. Sad to say not many people send their vacuums for a yearly service any more as they did when I was a child, when it breaks it gets junked and a new one bought.

Anyway, back to the thread!!! I like the look of the ELITE'S but the Legacy, to me, is a thing of beauty! I wish I had grabbed one when they were in Makro.

BTW, please fee free to drop me an email anytime.

PaulC


Post# 185841 , Reply# 37   6/16/2012 at 14:38 (2,851 days old) by epiceurekalover ()        
Wow guys :)

It amazes me at how many they made that look exactly the same. or the same but with little tiny tweaks to them. I just wanna collect em all. cuz they elites are sexy. :D LOL

Post# 185843 , Reply# 38   6/16/2012 at 15:58 (2,851 days old) by rutger (England)        

Great stuff, those period adverts really capture the feel of the time.

Post# 186037 , Reply# 39   6/17/2012 at 23:45 (2,850 days old) by vacuumman206 ()        
from 1990

That picture of the Legacy 730(or 780?) series is the exact machine we used to have in our basement for cleaning the area rugs down there. Never seen one exactly like it until seeing this add now.. Also never knew until right before it died in 2001 that it came with a hose and attachments, because they where buried in the basement for years. Was there a reason that model didn't have an attachment caddy? or was that the transition between the hose converter and on-board tools? And can anyone inform me as to the manufacturing run of this particular machine?

Post# 186198 , Reply# 40   6/18/2012 at 20:13 (2,849 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Seeing those pics brought back lots of memories for me. My grandmother had the green Elite Supreme, and I can remember that box when she got it. I had a maroon Legacy with the onboard tools and hard bag cover as well. Both machines still worked when we sold them. I liked them, though I thought even the 7.5 amp machines were fairly loud. I didn't ever see a Legacy with that clear cover over the tool storage or a Legacy without onboard tools so those were interesting to see.

I see Elites often at the thrift stores, but nearly always missing the attachments and/or hose.


Post# 186671 , Reply# 41   6/21/2012 at 16:29 (2,846 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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Sorry it took so long to post this. This is the Hoover Legacy Supreme that was featured in the 1993 Hoover Advertisement commercial. I was lucky to find one with all of the attachments and in decent condition. I didn't bother making it look new because I actually use this a lot. It's definitely my favorite 'Elite' that I own.

Post# 186682 , Reply# 42   6/21/2012 at 17:21 (2,846 days old) by director12 ()        

I revealed that Hoover went downhill after the Elites got taken off the market.

Post# 187334 , Reply# 43   6/27/2012 at 15:53 (2,840 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i would terde all three of my elites for the hoover elite 2

Post# 187341 , Reply# 44   6/27/2012 at 16:39 (2,840 days old) by ralph123 (Little Rock, AR)        
Sam's club - commercial elite

Not sure how this varies from the household version:


CLICK HERE TO GO TO ralph123's LINK


Post# 187355 , Reply# 45   6/27/2012 at 18:05 (2,840 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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They are pretty much the same, except they claim it has a 7.1 amp motor instead of the later 12 amp motor, & it has a long commercial cord.

Here is a video of a hard-body Commercial Elite with on-board tools from GoVacuum. They REALLY bashed the Elite in this video! Surprising they carry it if they hate it that much....


CLICK HERE TO GO TO kirbylux77's LINK


Post# 187465 , Reply# 46   6/28/2012 at 20:24 (2,839 days old) by katjaneway ()        
I wish I could!

I do have a hoover elite that runs like a charm. Unfortunately, I've had to replace it, and it needs to go into the dump. Why? Well, the name I wrote on the pic might be a clue. But yes, every time you use it, it smells like vomit. Thank my husband's alcoholic friend for that one.
I'm quite sad that I can't take it to goodwill and give it a nice home, but due to its... shortcomings, well...


Post# 189275 , Reply# 47   7/9/2012 at 17:49 (2,828 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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Hoover Legacy

Post# 189277 , Reply# 48   7/9/2012 at 17:51 (2,828 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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Another Hoover Legacy. My grandmom owned the top post the blue Hoover Elite Supreme. She moved and the buyers want it, it's probably 18 years old. Could use a new agitator and the cord has a couple of Boo-Boo's with electrical tape but it works.

I refurbished this Hoover Legacy and sold it. Good machine.


Post# 189369 , Reply# 49   7/10/2012 at 12:29 (2,827 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I watched that Elite demo. He sells them, but HATES them.

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Do I bash? Nope. But, HE sure does!

Post# 189396 , Reply# 50   7/10/2012 at 16:07 (2,827 days old) by sanitaireboy99 ()        
@ kirbylux77 Reply 45

I was so ANGRY after i watched this video!!! Mostly because I was the one that kept requesting for this video and i was so excited to watch this video when they put it up and after i saw it i was so ANGRY at GoVacuum because of what they said about the Elites. I mean for gosh sakes the Elites were GREAT vacuums and they still are!! Ughh after that video i never saw GoVacuum the same way again.

Post# 190185 , Reply# 51   7/16/2012 at 14:21 (2,821 days old) by thevacuumlover1 ()        
NIB elite box

Heres my brand new elites box. I got this machine BRAND NEW on ebay.

Post# 190186 , Reply# 52   7/16/2012 at 14:23 (2,821 days old) by thevacuumlover1 ()        
Elit

My baby her self

Post# 190198 , Reply# 53   7/16/2012 at 15:55 (2,821 days old) by raycarter (Taylor, Michigan)        
Here is my slice of the Hoover Elite pie

An Elite 350 model U4463-900, manufactured in April 1991, with a complete attachment set.

Post# 190242 , Reply# 54   7/16/2012 at 20:16 (2,821 days old) by KirbyClassicIII (Milwaukie, Oregon)        
Mom's U4617-930 - Bad Bearings?

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While this topic is still active, I want to say that even after my dad had done an extensive teardown and rebuild of his wife's 1994 Hoover Elite U4617-930, that it sounded as loud as it ever did. Because of that, I repeat my assertion that it is the bearings, and because they are not serviceable, the whole motor assembly must go.

Therefore, how much would a new motor assembly for this '94 U4617-930 be? From the HESCOInc.com website, it is part #43576142. My question is, are these motor assemblies 12 amps as opposed to the original 7.2 amp motor?

~Ben


Post# 191620 , Reply# 55   7/27/2012 at 01:12 (2,811 days old) by bravokid ()        

here is a couple that i have the black turbo power 400 legacy is my favorite and yes i was having fun running them all before the pic

Post# 191622 , Reply# 56   7/27/2012 at 01:22 (2,811 days old) by bravokid ()        

and allow eureka to retort not as great as the elite but still good and equally as part of vacuum history an very much better then today's machines.

Post# 191707 , Reply# 57   7/27/2012 at 14:46 (2,810 days old) by director12 ()        

I blame GoVacuum for hating the Elite.

Post# 193089 , Reply# 58   8/3/2012 at 16:10 (2,803 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        
nice

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world vac i have been looking for one of them i would trade one of mine for that i been looking for a world vac and power line plus

Post# 193092 , Reply# 59   8/3/2012 at 16:27 (2,803 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        
nice

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world vac i have been looking for one of them i would trade one of mine for that i been looking for a world vac and power line plus

Post# 195332 , Reply# 60   8/16/2012 at 01:20 (2,791 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        
my three elites

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the legacy not one mark on it but on the bag cover it was a trash find

Post# 195333 , Reply# 61   8/16/2012 at 01:21 (2,791 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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my dirt finder had seen better days might be a restoring project

Post# 195334 , Reply# 62   8/16/2012 at 01:22 (2,791 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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and my elite its not a elite 2 but its close just gotta keep looking

Post# 195962 , Reply# 63   8/18/2012 at 00:07 (2,789 days old) by DURANGO159 (State College, PA)        

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I have a temp position this week cleaning apartments for Merry Maids. They use Hoover Commercial soft bag Elites. Its very interesting that the bags are actually manufactured with a Merry Maids logo printed on the green cloth outer bags with zipper on the side. Only the power head states Hoover Commercial. Sorry I don't have any pictures at this time.

Post# 196899 , Reply# 64   8/23/2012 at 13:15 (2,783 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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if they were still making them now what would they look like today

Post# 196932 , Reply# 65   8/23/2012 at 18:02 (2,783 days old) by Good-Vac ()        
I have This Hoover Convertible On Sale

This Hoover Convertible is completely rebuilt and restored


CLICK HERE TO GO TO Good-Vac's LINK


Post# 196990 , Reply# 66   8/24/2012 at 00:10 (2,783 days old) by chan55 (Green Bay, WI)        
sprint

i have the one in #23. it is called a sprint

LOUD hard to change bag no rug adjustment no tools short cord does clean carpet well i think


Post# 197314 , Reply# 67   8/25/2012 at 11:58 (2,781 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I saw a PowerDrive today but it was missing the attachments and covered in paint specs. I also saw an early gray Elite II but it was dirty and missing the hose and tools.

Are any of the Elites quiet, or are they all loud? I would like to find a moderately quiet one.


Post# 197499 , Reply# 68   8/26/2012 at 13:22 (2,780 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Truly, the ONLY way for them to be quiet

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is to turn them off. They're good, but loud, indeed.


Post# 197504 , Reply# 69   8/26/2012 at 13:52 (2,780 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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You can't have your cake and eat it too it seems!

I'd rather eat it though... Damn I'm hungry! Then again, I'm always hungry.


Post# 197562 , Reply# 70   8/27/2012 at 00:08 (2,780 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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I find the Elites a little better than average noise for a fan first upright. Most fan first uprights are pretty loud. However they're much better in noise than Eureka Powerlines, Dirt Devils and many others!

One thing, the noise they make isn't really obnoxious with high pitch tones or anything. The tone is pleasant and maybe that's why I don't mind it too much.

If you want quieter get a canister vac. Hoover Power nozzle motors just purrr so nicely. I could listen to a Hoover Power nozzle motor all day long, love them SOOOO MUCH!!!!! Hoover Windtunnel, Hoover PowerMax, Hoover Futura, Hoover Quadraflex Powermatic all just great sounding motors.


Post# 197617 , Reply# 71   8/27/2012 at 10:37 (2,779 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I suspected that canisters were quieter than most direct air uprights would be. I got a Eureka 1934A several months back hoping it would be fairly quiet, but it is still loud, though not a high pitched noise, it is louder than I'd like.

Post# 197868 , Reply# 72   8/28/2012 at 21:33 (2,778 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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two of my eureaks are quiet but my one is real loud that i need ear plugs and my other runs like it should but i stil like my elites just hope i can find the one elite that i really want to find

Post# 198426 , Reply# 73   8/31/2012 at 17:03 (2,775 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        
Elites I once owned

Here are my blue U4641-930, manufactured 06/94 & red U4261-930, manufactured 03/96

Both are curbside finds; unfortunately I had to let go of both.


Post# 198498 , Reply# 74   8/31/2012 at 23:28 (2,775 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i love my elites wonder what they would look like if there were a bagless

Post# 200436 , Reply# 75   9/12/2012 at 15:57 (2,763 days old) by KirbyUltimateG (Troy Ohio 45373 USA)        

Does anybody have any scans for the Hoover Elite 200s/350s/600s? Thank you.


Post# 200459 , Reply# 76   9/12/2012 at 18:11 (2,763 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        
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I do have scans for each of those models, however I do not have access to the hard drive I've saved them on at the moment. I'll try to post them Saturday night, if not then on Sunday morning. They all look exactly like the one on Reply# 4.

Post# 201461 , Reply# 77   9/22/2012 at 11:31 (2,753 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I saw a green Bagless Elite at the thrift store. It was in good shape with the attachments, but I have a select few vacuums I'm interested in obtaining, so I left it.

Post# 201872 , Reply# 78   9/26/2012 at 16:21 (2,749 days old) by director12 ()        

There's also the Tempo with an Elite motor.

Post# 201882 , Reply# 79   9/26/2012 at 18:16 (2,749 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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My Hoover Runabout U4258-930

Post# 202250 , Reply# 80   9/29/2012 at 09:24 (2,746 days old) by director12 ()        

Congrats for posting that.

Post# 202767 , Reply# 81   10/4/2012 at 22:23 (2,741 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        
i

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miss the old elites they are one of the good vacuums that had and will still have the good body style and a really good color choice and just looked really nice

Post# 202810 , Reply# 82   10/5/2012 at 17:20 (2,740 days old) by director12 ()        

Well Hoover somehow went down after the Elites got taken off the market.

Post# 204863 , Reply# 83   10/26/2012 at 17:34 (2,719 days old) by ZanMan1 (New-Brunswick Canada)        

Here's a Hoover Tempo. Maybe it's a concept?

Post# 259519 , Reply# 84   12/14/2013 at 20:54 (2,305 days old) by director12 ()        

I don't know if it's a concept.

Post# 260097 , Reply# 85   12/18/2013 at 22:49 (2,301 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
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Looking back at this now-revived thread, I never did post Elite pictures! One of the Turbo-powers is buried in a room taken by a "Vacuum avalanche", the other in a shed. All other turbo-powers accounted for. the bagless ones are in the attic. Elites on ground floor. I'll see if I can't get pictures, My youtube channel has been quite bare lately.


Post# 317926 , Reply# 86   3/10/2015 at 13:11 (1,854 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Just bought this one off eBay, should be here in a couple weeks :D :D


Post# 338944 , Reply# 87   12/9/2015 at 18:00 (1,580 days old) by vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        
I have a Bagged Hoover Legacy

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With a full set of attachments!!!

Post# 338946 , Reply# 88   12/9/2015 at 18:04 (1,580 days old) by vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        
I also have this Hoover Elite

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Post# 338958 , Reply# 89   12/9/2015 at 20:16 (1,580 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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Since when does the Habitat Restore have a Jewelry dept.?


I have a problem with the fact that Hoover re-used names. "...a hoover sprint, ......the hoover runabout, encore supreme...." Those are all canister names. I have the later two, and a Tempo version of the Sprint.

I don't know what Hoover was thinking. It's like they were desperate to come up with names or model numbers, so they just re-used stuff that was unrelated.



Post# 338968 , Reply# 90   12/9/2015 at 21:14 (1,580 days old) by ryan1994jeep (Georgia)        
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I love that Quik Broom! I hope you got it as well. It's just like the one from the TV show Roseanne!


Post# 338985 , Reply# 91   12/10/2015 at 03:03 (1,580 days old) by vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        
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I did grab the Quik-Broom II as well! I remember that from Roseanne! She had a blue Dial-A-Matic too.

Post# 339018 , Reply# 92   12/10/2015 at 20:36 (1,579 days old) by Loganvac (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)        

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I have two Elite 200's. An early one from '88 and another from '91.

Post# 339300 , Reply# 93   12/14/2015 at 18:18 (1,575 days old) by vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        
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I'm sure we'd all love to see pics of yours as well, at least I know I would. There are so many different styles and colours, some more rare than others.




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