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Post# 202503   10/1/2012 at 18:21 (2,838 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        

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this is a apparently a very rare vacuum and was a co op exclusive back in the day,anyway after wating forever to get it i come home from school to find a huge box, i open it to find this staring at me

Post# 202504 , Reply# 1   10/1/2012 at 18:25 (2,838 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        
very dirty bag

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it has been used bag less at one point

Post# 202506 , Reply# 2   10/1/2012 at 18:27 (2,838 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        
very dusty

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before cleaning

Post# 202507 , Reply# 3   10/1/2012 at 18:29 (2,838 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        
before cleaning also

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showing the connections

Post# 202508 , Reply# 4   10/1/2012 at 18:32 (2,838 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        
after bath in warm soapy water

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its so nice and shiny again, i had to re seal everything

Post# 202514 , Reply# 5   10/1/2012 at 18:38 (2,838 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        

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the activator looks strange to me ive never seen one in a junior before

Post# 202518 , Reply# 6   10/1/2012 at 19:15 (2,838 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        

The activator should double the brushing power and also reactivate the carpet pile a bit better than the agitator.

I had a U1104 with metal agitator. I found that the flat belts lasted ages, but the fan pulley wore down fairly quickly instead. It should be the same thickness for most of its length. If it seems narrower at certain points, replace the pulley.

Post# 202531 , Reply# 7   10/2/2012 at 04:08 (2,838 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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As Rolls says. the brush roll you have is the Activator one Hoover installed from a similar design found on the TP series - its a rare model then not just for having that brush roll as most Juniors of that age have the metal types. I always had the original metal beater bar types and the slide out replaceable brush strips. I think I have a replacement outer bag somewhere, but it isn't a genuine one - just a label less dark grey bag. At least the outer bags are machine washable.

Post# 203002 , Reply# 8   10/8/2012 at 05:41 (2,831 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Great job cleaning that old girl up!

Got any pictures of it complete by any chance?

My 1986 U1104 Junior has the Agitator brush roll which works fantastically, but I can't say how it would do with an Activator.

One good feature about them is that both brush rolls can be interchanged so you could fit an Agitator if you had one to see how it matches up.

That didn't happen to be from eBay did it? I think I recall seeing one similar on there a while back.

Post# 203017 , Reply# 9   10/8/2012 at 08:28 (2,831 days old) by ryry_87 ()        

I managed to get the matching Exclusive Ranger that goes with your Junior the other day, nice colour scheme

Post# 292119 , Reply# 10   8/6/2014 at 07:18 (2,164 days old) by RB ()        

It is so nice to see these old machines being well cared for. I have been researching this model as I am currently selling one on a well known auction site. It finishes in 23 hours will be interesting to see who is interested in the old girl.

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