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Brand new in box hoover elite
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Post# 189550   7/11/2012 at 16:03 (2,818 days old) by thevacuumlover1 ()        

I got this back in may and never really made a video or made a post about this "gem".
I bought this for 120 dollars on ebay (which is what it would originally be sold for) Brand new in box. It came with everything. The manuals, warranty cards, a free bag, and a parts ordering sheet. The machine came to me completely sealed and untouched. The bearings are PERFECT which is really surprising. Usually NIB vacuums have bad bearings or need them to be replaced but this machine came to me completely mint. It's nothing really really special but it is something nice to have since i grew up with these machines. I remember seeing them in wal-mart and kmart etc. This particular machine would have been a mid line machine. It was made around 1998 (i do believe).

Post# 189554 , Reply# 1   7/11/2012 at 16:27 (2,818 days old) by thevacuumlover1 ()        

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Post# 189556 , Reply# 2   7/11/2012 at 16:29 (2,818 days old) by thevacuumlover1 ()        


Post# 189559 , Reply# 3   7/11/2012 at 16:49 (2,818 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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Nice find, those Elites do last forever. Do you have an original Elite. I'm always thinking green and thought it was incredible for a while that Hoover ran the Elites on a 7.2 Amp, Dimensions on a 7.3 Amp, Power Drives on a 7.8 amp and Hoover PowerMax/ Futura canisters on a 9.8 and 9.3 Amp motor systems. Energy Efficiency.

Post# 189568 , Reply# 4   7/11/2012 at 18:40 (2,818 days old) by vacman117 (Valparaiso, IN)        

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I could be wrong, but I think that was one of the last Elites since it has the 12 amp motor. But that is a great find!

Post# 189571 , Reply# 5   7/11/2012 at 18:56 (2,818 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Nice find. I always like the Elites, I would have liked them more if they were not so loud. I believe yours would be around the early 2000s or so as that's about when I read the last Elites were made. I've never seen one quite like yours as far as the graphics on the bag door, so I assume that's correct.

Post# 189594 , Reply# 6   7/12/2012 at 00:44 (2,818 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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check the first 4 digits of the seriel number for the year of production i'd like to know how old it is. I agree it's one of the last. Love these vacuums

Post# 189674 , Reply# 7   7/12/2012 at 17:20 (2,817 days old) by Super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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Used to have the exact same one above,Worked pretty well,Even though it took a beating from it's pevious owner...
Then again,What elite doesn't work well? :)


Post# 189677 , Reply# 8   7/12/2012 at 17:43 (2,817 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I also had one, same colour but my headlamp lens was slightly different, It sat in the plastic hood not around it like this one, rather noisy but a great cleaner, I still have it some were, but it was dropped and the chassis broke, It was our down stairs vac for 4 years

Post# 190201 , Reply# 9   7/16/2012 at 16:25 (2,813 days old) by thevacuumlover1 ()        

Sorry it took me some time to get back to you guys about the product tag!! here it is.

Post# 190205 , Reply# 10   7/16/2012 at 16:44 (2,813 days old) by pnluxconvlvr (Georgia)        
Nice !

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Sure is fun to open one when it is NOS. :)

Post# 190207 , Reply# 11   7/16/2012 at 16:53 (2,813 days old) by thevacuumlover1 ()        

I found the old 2003 hoover website and my elite is on it.. unfortunately no picture..

Post# 190209 , Reply# 12   7/16/2012 at 16:58 (2,813 days old) by director12 ()        

The serial number says made in June 2003.

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