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Post# 210758   12/21/2012 at 14:37 (2,665 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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This morning I received the replacement motor for my Turbopower 1000 which I'd sourced from a Spares/Repairs Turbopower 2 U2464 on eBay.

Despite being an 800W motor it was the exact same design and took less than a minute to hook up.

After painstakingly putting the rest of the vacuum back together (Hoover sure did like to make sure everything had plenty screws holding things in), I replaced the original 13A fuse with a 5A one (for two reasons; because of the lower wattage motor and just in case there was a fault with it) and plugged it in then pressed the power button...

And she fired up for the first time in months! Plus, the "new" motor is actually a lot quieter for some reason - perhaps due to the lower wattage.

So the 1994 Hoover Turbopower 1000 lives again!

Post# 210759 , Reply# 1   12/21/2012 at 14:42 (2,665 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Back in her rightful place!

Post# 210763 , Reply# 2   12/21/2012 at 15:13 (2,665 days old) by beko1987 (Stokenchurch, United Kingdom)        

Excellent news mate, I know you have been trying for ages to get her working again!

Post# 210769 , Reply# 3   12/21/2012 at 16:07 (2,665 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Indeed I have, I'm over the moon.

That Turbopower 1000 was always my favourite vacuum and I had given up hope of getting her running again after receiving that no good motor, but thank goodness I found that U2464 on eBay and the seller was willing to remove the motor and post it to me.

Plus it only cost 12 as he just wanted postage. What a bargain.

I just hope that motor doesn't burn out like the last one!

Post# 210775 , Reply# 4   12/21/2012 at 17:29 (2,665 days old) by singingrainbow (Texas)        

Glad you have your favorite vac back! I know how it feels when you lose, or in your case almost lose, a beloved vac. For instance I have a direct air bissell, the non crap kind, that I love however the motor speed has started to change randomly, the commutator is messed up, oh well.

Also, if I recall correctly, your collection was smaller when you joined!


Post# 210778 , Reply# 5   12/21/2012 at 18:07 (2,665 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Indeed it was! Since I joined I've acquired seven vacuums if my memory serves me correctly.

Post# 210829 , Reply# 6   12/22/2012 at 07:19 (2,665 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

cool! i wish i'd have kept my turbopower 1000, that had a siezed motor in it, and was full of bricks and crap

Post# 210857 , Reply# 7   12/22/2012 at 14:13 (2,664 days old) by thevacuumman (Borger, TX)        

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I know what you mean, I cried when the motor mount in my red Panasonic Jet-flo broke and the motor broke the plastic housings around it

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