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Post# 189256   7/9/2012 at 17:29 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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My friend Michael bought a pair of vacuums listed on eBay for 60, one was a Hoover turbopower U2194 and the other was a Panasonic MCE465. He bought the Hoover for 30 and I bought the Panasonic for 30 so we went half and half basically, he wanted the Hoover and I wanted the Panasonic as I already have the exact same turbopower anyway.

My model MCE465 is probably from around 2001/2002 but not certain. This model was two models bellow the very last model, which was the MCE468, and I believe the MCE468 was the very last 400 series Panasonic to be manufactured in Spain. This style cleaner is still on sale today, but has a different model number, no headlight (which was on the earlier 400's I believe) no brushroll on/off, no variable power (again certain 400 models only) and the newest ones are of course made in china and not Spain.

The MCE465 features - bag full indicator, 1500 watts, automatic height adjustment, edge cleaning, brushroll on/off and "clean filtration" I think it is a brilliant vacuum, it is really very good and it agitates very well, I did have one of these style machines brand new in 2007, it was ok, but not as good as this one, and with it's 1500 motor it sure is quite and very powerful.

Anyway I have talked enough, here are some pictures of it, and by the way, my phone camera makes it look like it is bottle green when it is really a lovely emerald green colour.





Post# 189257 , Reply# 1   7/9/2012 at 17:31 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 189258 , Reply# 2   7/9/2012 at 17:31 (2,820 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Like I said, do we really need 2 threads about this?

Post# 189259 , Reply# 3   7/9/2012 at 17:32 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 189262 , Reply# 4   7/9/2012 at 17:33 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 189263 , Reply# 5   7/9/2012 at 17:33 (2,820 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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True, it could have been added to the first...

Post# 189264 , Reply# 6   7/9/2012 at 17:34 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 189266 , Reply# 7   7/9/2012 at 17:35 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 189267 , Reply# 8   7/9/2012 at 17:37 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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Post# 189269 , Reply# 9   7/9/2012 at 17:40 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
I will kill two birds with one stone......

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There is the brushroll on/off and there you can see the deep scratches on the side of the cleaner head, it is like this on either side. :(


Post# 189270 , Reply# 10   7/9/2012 at 17:43 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
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Post# 189271 , Reply# 11   7/9/2012 at 17:44 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Fantastic brushroll, It is similar to the Hoover activator

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Post# 189272 , Reply# 12   7/9/2012 at 17:46 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
I love these edge cleaners

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Post# 189274 , Reply# 13   7/9/2012 at 17:47 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Data sticker

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Post# 189276 , Reply# 14   7/9/2012 at 17:50 (2,820 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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I did open it up to the motor to have a look how clean or dirty it was and when I first opend it up, this is what it looked like, very clean, I only really had to give it a little vacuum out with a dusting brush.


Post# 189278 , Reply# 15   7/9/2012 at 17:52 (2,820 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        
do what you want alex

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alex you do what you want i love the pictures it actually makes it look nice

Post# 189326 , Reply# 16   7/10/2012 at 01:01 (2,820 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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That is good of you posting all the pictures, I for one haven't really seen the Panasonic uprights before so they were informative.

That brush roll does look good and the clutch would be a great feature I imagine.

I think you are right in saying that would have been one of the last Panasonics to be made in Spain because I'm sure my 2004 MC-E8011 says made in China on it. Shall have to check but that's what my memory is telling me.


Post# 189339 , Reply# 17   7/10/2012 at 05:41 (2,819 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Well I just vacuumed with my MC-E8011 and while I was at it I checked the ID sticker, on which it actually says it was made in Spain, as yours was. Says something for Spanish manufacturing I suppose, because the body of it is scuffed and scratched very badly but it is still all intact and working.

Post# 189360 , Reply# 18   7/10/2012 at 09:05 (2,819 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Does anyone know if those unique edge cleaning brushes and suction vents actually worked well? We also had them for a while here in North America....

Post# 189367 , Reply# 19   7/10/2012 at 11:42 (2,819 days old) by vacuummorgan (Chagford Devon England )        

theses are my favorite Panasonic vacuum

Post# 189389 , Reply# 20   7/10/2012 at 14:28 (2,819 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

Vacuum looks good Alex.
Depending on the age i would still be inclined to get a brush stone and reseat those motor brushes. The Carbon brushes will last much longer in doing so.


Post# 189478 , Reply# 21   7/11/2012 at 08:48 (2,818 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
brush stone?

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I have never heard of a brush stone or how you use it.


Post# 189569 , Reply# 22   7/11/2012 at 18:51 (2,818 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        
unique edge cleaning brushes and suction vents actually wor

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I'd say yes. Even without the vent holes, the brush roll seemed to always do well edge to edge. 

 

One aspect I forgot to mention in another old thread is that the guards actually keep the brushes from bending outwards in long term ownership compared to having them open. They weren't just a safety deterrent.

 

Also Alex, you've more or less got the Miele version there in front of you - the Powerhouse range was only available in the U.S under the Miele badge and came with additional headlight and variable suction control dial. Still retained the brush roll on/off selector.

 

Personally I think Panasonic did a wrong thing in stopping the brush roll on/off function on their current uprights. 


Post# 189584 , Reply# 23   7/11/2012 at 22:27 (2,818 days old) by vacu-finder ()        

"I have never heard of a brush stone or how you use it. "
Appliance shops may sell you one. You lightly touch the commutator holding the stone as the motor is running. You will see many sparks fly. Wear your safety glasses.

Ya i have an old Panee i reseated the brushes 12 years ago: i have to yet to take that motor out as she runs like a clock.



Post# 189612 , Reply# 24   7/12/2012 at 07:07 (2,817 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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JM et al to those who have Hoover TP2/3s and other models from 1993. A service booklet scan has just all been uploaded online by a member from Yahoo Group, Hooverland. Peruse as you will:

 

docs.google.com/folder/d/0B4YfVz...


Post# 189868 , Reply# 25   7/14/2012 at 07:22 (2,815 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Thank you Ryan, that was most helpful.

Post# 191761 , Reply# 26   7/27/2012 at 18:47 (2,802 days old) by alexhoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
only just saw this

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Thanks for the link Ryan, I will check it out.





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