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Post# 195475   8/16/2012 at 15:06 (2,791 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i have a hoover dirt finder and i need to see if i can find parts for on sears and i type in the model number and i was wondering is anyone else has this model with another number or another site to get parts off of . thanks

Post# 195477 , Reply# 1   8/16/2012 at 15:07 (2,791 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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the model number thats on it isnt comming up in the system

Post# 195956 , Reply# 2   8/17/2012 at 23:38 (2,790 days old) by DURANGO159 (State College, PA)        

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This Dirt Finder vacuum will fit most parts from Hoover Dimension and legacy also.

You may also try or Vacpartswarehouse follow link to all Hoover uprights then scroll down to find your model number probably U4***

If I could ask, what parts are you seeking. This model would have Type Z bags, typical air freshener tablet from Hoover, or you can also get those from Sears. The brushroll is a 12" dual row Elite style, the headlight is also elite style as the motors are quite similar. The belt is also Elite, it is a flat, stretch non Windtunnel upright belt 38528-040.

I see that your attachment set is complete and you have an attachment door. the hose is probably not permanently attached for this model and therefore would be disconnected from the power head when cleaning carpets.

A lot of times with Hoover model numbers they if you change the last digit you get a similar model but just different color. Ex. Hoover PowerMax Deluxe canister S3607- deep wine model, could also search S3608- bright red model, S3601- tan model, S3606- blue model.

Post# 195957 , Reply# 3   8/17/2012 at 23:39 (2,790 days old) by DURANGO159 (State College, PA)        

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Here's the link to vacpartswarehouse.


Post# 195961 , Reply# 4   8/17/2012 at 23:54 (2,790 days old) by DURANGO159 (State College, PA)        

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Here's a Hoover Dirtfinder Schematic. Took sometime, a hard model to find. The model number that came up is U5231-930


Post# 196247 , Reply# 5   8/19/2012 at 22:56 (2,788 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        

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i have been looking on them sites and i couldnt see that the numberas were on the pages and i zoomed in as good as i can get to them . but im looking for is the back case for the bag and back wheels they are wabbley i found some off another hoover that was in the trash and i wanna try to find a case everything thats on it works fine but when i got it and i didnt see this at the time the back case is being held on by zip ties the the clips that holds it on snaped off and i wanna make it look like the right way the only thing i replaced was the motor mount and a new brush roll and a 9v battery and thanks for the Schematic now i can see the numbers better and see what i need to look for and this doesnt have the air freshener tablet but my legacy has it and this and my legacy had a luver for the tools cleaning on the height adjustment

Post# 196260 , Reply# 6   8/19/2012 at 23:54 (2,788 days old) by Durango159 (State College, PA)        

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Try using the zoom function on your Internet browser and see if that helps you see the schematic with parts any better. You might also be able to print the schematic.

Did you try calling Hoover with your model number? Were they helpful.

You might also try taking your vacuum to local vac shops in the area and see if they have any parts laying around or machines laying around that you could get parts off of.

I wish I still lived in Myrtle Beach, SC. There was a local vac repair shop that was very helpful. She had an attic above the shop filled with broken machines and I could go up there find a part that I needed and she'd give it to me at little to no cost.

Post# 196264 , Reply# 7   8/20/2012 at 00:09 (2,788 days old) by mr_mom (pittsburgh (PA))        
i called

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hoover they were no help the lady i talked didnt know what i was talking about so i asked she id there was someone there who worked there in the early 90's and she said well i have been here since 91 and i know we never made that model and i told her everything about it being be being a hoover it has a elite motor in it took z bags and i even turned it on so she can hear it and anybody who knows just by hearing it it was a hoover . but i next stop is my vac shop that i have been going to for years would know what i need i havent been there since they damaged one my vacuums but im goona stop there first then go hopping from vac shop to vac shop and hope i have some luck but its hard to find a vac shop in pittsburgh who know what they are doing . i want to florida back in jan and i needed a part for a power drive and i didnt know what it was and i tould them what it was doin and they know what it was up here they didnt know what i was talking about

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