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Post# 371282   4/23/2017 at 22:08 (2,498 days old) by Packardmanken (atlanta ga)        

Hi all, recently received a Hoover 150 and need replacement brush roll brushes. Can anyone help? Also, what belt does it take? This one came with the original sales receipt and handbook as well as all the tools and useable hose!!! Looking to get it serviced, can anyone help?

Post# 371294 , Reply# 1   4/24/2017 at 09:02 (2,497 days old) by Vacdude (Sebastopol)        


I recently acquired a 150 also in very good original condition. The motor and brush roll are being serviced by Andy a fellow member who owns a vac shop. He has been very
responsive to questions and helpful. His email is Phone 815-768-7066.

I have put large Eureka RD belts on my old Hoovers. It is tight on the 150 so I stretched it on a vice on my work bench, works great. He can have your brush strips refurbished.

Someone had repainted my machine in a very close color badly. I have stripped the paint and in the process of applying the final coat. In fact going out to see if Rustolium Stone Gray is close enough to the original color and sheen.

Will be posting photos of the restoration soon. Robert

Post# 371298 , Reply# 2   4/24/2017 at 10:14 (2,497 days old) by Packardmanken (atlanta ga)        
Hoover help/Thank you

Robert! Thank you so much for responding. I will follow your advice.
Best, Ken

Post# 371304 , Reply# 3   4/24/2017 at 12:48 (2,497 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Wauponsee, IL)        

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Hi Ken! Yes the Eureka belt is the one to use in the 150. The original belt was the Hoover 44783 but that is temporarily out of production as Hoover is changing their belt supplier. I have one last set of New 150 brush strips with your name on them.

And correction to Bob's post, I don't own a shop. I do sales and repair out of my basement.


Post# 371324 , Reply# 4   4/24/2017 at 18:29 (2,497 days old) by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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If the agitator is the original it uses 86181 (long) and 86182 (short) brush strips.
I rebristle my own brushrolls and brush strips, it's not that hard.

Post# 371364 , Reply# 5   4/25/2017 at 15:27 (2,496 days old) by bikerray (Middle Earth)        
re: 44783 belt

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That's odd a friend of mine just ordered a whole bunch for his shop and got them, he just gave me a couple.

Post# 371365 , Reply# 6   4/25/2017 at 15:45 (2,496 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Wauponsee, IL)        

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Ray...that is strange...last time I went to order Essco and Steel City said it was on backorder so when I called my Friend at Hoover he said they were changing belt suppliers...hmmm


Post# 371388 , Reply# 7   4/26/2017 at 06:47 (2,495 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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@ bikerray where can I get bristle to rebristling my obsolete brush strips and other brush items from?
Thank you very much.

Post# 371393 , Reply# 8   4/26/2017 at 08:02 (2,495 days old) by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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I get my bristle material on ebay, it's just horsehair.
The first pic is of a brushroll that I replaced the first 3 bristles because they were gone, the 2nd and 3rd pics are of brush strips before I put them in the agitator and did a final trim.

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Post# 371395 , Reply# 9   4/26/2017 at 08:18 (2,495 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Wauponsee, IL)        

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You can also send the tufted brushes or brush inserts to O'Connors Vacuum in Youngstown Ohio. He does all mine.


Post# 371398 , Reply# 10   4/26/2017 at 10:40 (2,495 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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@bikerray can you send me a link to the eBay page of where you get your bristle material from?
Thanks again for all you do

Post# 371419 , Reply# 11   4/26/2017 at 15:59 (2,495 days old) by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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Just do a search on bulk horsehair.

I sent a brushroll to O'Connors he had it for several months ( I realize that he was busy so it wasn't any big deal) when I got it back it was an ok job but I spent some time getting all the ply-o-bond out of the bristles so they weren't sticks of bristles. I finally got the bristles separated so they brush the carpet instead of acting like a beater bar.

Then I figured out how to rebristle myself.



You have a friend at Hoover? I didn't know you speak Chinese!

Post# 378942 , Reply# 12   9/26/2017 at 07:46 (2,342 days old) by Packardmanken (atlanta ga)        
how do you re-bristle brush strips?

@Bikerray! You mention in the thread attached that you re-bristled your own brush strips. Can you reveal your method to us? I have 4 918 that have worn our brush strips and am having a hard time finding any.
I got that you get the horsehair on Ebay, and dont know what ply-0-bond is, but will look it up.
Thanks in advance! Ken

Post# 379171 , Reply# 13   10/3/2017 at 07:04 (2,335 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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@bikerray can I have an illustration of rebristling brush strips
Thank you very much for all you do

Post# 451176 , Reply# 14   3/30/2022 at 06:22 (696 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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@bikerray I also wonder where I can get staples to hold bristles in like including replaceable brush strips like on the Hoover 150.
Thanks again.

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