Thread Number: 35220  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
South African Hoover Senior (U4016)
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Post# 379208   10/4/2017 at 07:51 (357 days old) by nicolashenshilw (South Africa)        

Hello all!

I am new to the vintage vacuum cleaner scene. I recently purchased my Hoover Senior (U4016) and I need to disassemble it to change the light bulb. If anyone may offer some assistance on how to do this. It would be much appreciated!!

Kindest Regards

Post# 379240 , Reply# 1   10/4/2017 at 18:40 (356 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
Welcome Nicolas

There isn't much in the past posts to help you.
But a countryman (User Name gsheen) seems very
knowledgeable regarding SA Hoovers of that era.

Check old post #25068. Then click on "gsheen"
from the thread to access his file. That
might include an email address.
Or, give a shout out on the Vintage Board.


Post# 379251 , Reply# 2   10/4/2017 at 20:50 (356 days old) by Phaeton (Los Angeles )        

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Hello Nicolas,
I think the Hoover Senior is the same as our Convertibles so I attached a picture of the bottom of an old Convertible and those 2 screws will release the hood and you will have access to the bulb. I hope this will help you and that is a similar model to your.
Good Luck,

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Post# 379266 , Reply# 3   10/5/2017 at 07:59 (356 days old) by nicolashenshilw (South Africa)        

Thanks everyone for replying so briskly. Funnily enough the underside of my machine looks totally different. Iím very pleased with it so far. I am looking forward to respraying the handle and fork.

I have replaced the light bulb after finally finding a replacement.

Here is a photo of the machine.

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Post# 379283 , Reply# 4   10/5/2017 at 14:28 (355 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Hi Nicolas
Welcome to this awesome place.
Is that the senior that was on gumtree in Seapoint
I am in Cape Town
If you need help i am in the northern suburbs and you are welcome to pop by and see my collection

This post was last edited 10/05/2017 at 14:44
Post# 379300 , Reply# 5   10/5/2017 at 17:47 (355 days old) by nicolashenshilw (South Africa)        

Well hello!

The much fabled Gsheen of South African Hoover fame! I am absolutely chuffed that you have replied. I live in Wynberg in the southern suburbs.
I shall have to find time to pop round!

Kind Regards

Post# 379301 , Reply# 6   10/5/2017 at 18:03 (355 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Hello their

I sent you a email. Great stuff another collector in Cape Town thats frikken awesome.

Send me a whatsapp if you need help bud I may even have some spare paint to match the handle and fork

Post# 379337 , Reply# 7   10/6/2017 at 11:16 (354 days old) by nicolashenshilw (South Africa)        

Thank you ever so much! Iíve managed to match the shade with some White Gloss. I found it in a charity shop on the Wynberg main road.

In fact I have just finished priming the handles.

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Post# 379585 , Reply# 8   10/11/2017 at 18:11 (349 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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This is my Mustard Jully 1978 u4016 with a metal base

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