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Post# 193520   8/6/2012 at 13:25 (2,791 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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I recently got a Hoover turbopower totalsystem U2602.
I have a few questions to ask about it - mine was completely full of cracks when I got, almost as though it was thrown of the top of the effle tower.
Thankfully me and my dad fixed them up really well with some super glue and steel plates on the back side for support. Was this common for the totalsystem turbopowers to get cracked like that? or maybe mine had a tumble down the stair some time in it's life.

I am also wondering, can I use the low speed to vacuum carpets with? or is this only designed for using the accsories?
I was lead to believe that if you vacuum carpets with it in low mode it will burn the brushes quicker and put strain on the motor, is this true?

Any help would be great,
Thanks,
Alex.





Post# 193523 , Reply# 1   8/6/2012 at 13:37 (2,791 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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I recently got a Hoover turbopower totalsystem U2602.
I have a few questions to ask about it - mine was completely full of cracks when I got, almost as though it was thrown of the top of the Eiffel tower.
Thankfully my dad and me fixed them up really well with some super glue and steel plates on the back for support. Was this common for the totalsystem turbopowers to get cracked like that? Or maybe mine had a tumble down the stair some time in its life.

I am also wondering, can I use the low speed to vacuum carpets with? Or is this only designed for using the accessories?
I was lead to believe that if you vacuum carpets with it in low mode it will burn the brushes quicker and put strain on the motor, is this true?

Any help would be great,
Thanks,
Alex.



(I have fixed all the spelling mistakes, so that is why I have re posted it, lol, If someone can delete the first one for me I will be thankful)


Post# 193526 , Reply# 2   8/6/2012 at 13:44 (2,791 days old) by vintagerepairer (England)        

Low speed was there to be used for whatever you wanted. The only really problems with brush motors at very low speeds is that the brushes arc. The speed the Hoover went at should not damage the motor, but is probably completely unprovable as who used the low setting anyway? Only one model springs to mind where this was a must and that is the Turbopower Boost, where it ran at a low speed all the time, unless the user held the switch in the up position. Impractical when using as an upright, and almost impossible when using the hose.

I am not surprised your cleaner had splits and cracks. The body of these machines was weak and designed to only give a few years service. Every extra bit of weight, such as the tools and the automatic cordwinder added to the stress the cleaners were exposed to. As the body was made from very firm plastic, external influences such as low storage temperatures and sunlight can cause the plastic to fail even more quickly. The fact that so many older Hoover models are still around to this very day is proof that Hoover needed to do something to make sure consumers kept buying new products and not just getting their existing cleaner serviced and repaired. The Turbopower as I mentioned recently was the type of cleaner which eventually broke down and then numerous faults could be spotted, sometimes making any repair uneconomical due to the fact that another fault was lying in wait.





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