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Hoover Dial a Matic Question.
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Post# 382895   12/19/2017 at 16:13 (303 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

I have a question about a Hoover Dial a Matic. The machine is not powering on and I think it is due to a stuck brush. The machine has not been powered up for several years. Can anyone tell me how easy it is to dissasemble and check the brushes? I see screws at the bottom of the curved base. I have heard these machines are hard to work on. If anyone has any ideas or short cuts to get to the brushes it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Richard.

Post# 382898 , Reply# 1   12/19/2017 at 17:11 (303 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I have a copy of the service moment please!

Post# 382917 , Reply# 2   12/19/2017 at 19:37 (303 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Thanks so much! Luckly it is not a power drive Dial A Matic. :-) Not sure it it will save me some time. Not sure if this was Andy but again thanks so much! Love everyone on this cite! So fun to know there are others with this wonderful passion we all have!!!! Best! Richard.

Post# 382918 , Reply# 3   12/19/2017 at 19:47 (303 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hey Lux14, I probably got the same problem my dial a matic 1149 has too. It doesn’t turn on as well. It was like that when I brought it on eBay back in August. But I hope the instructions help.

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Post# 382922 , Reply# 4   12/19/2017 at 22:40 (303 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Yes it is Andy, Richard! Glad I could help! Best of luck,

Post# 382947 , Reply# 5   12/20/2017 at 15:21 (302 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Thanks Andy.....thought it was you based on location! Happy Holidays!!!!

Post# 382948 , Reply# 6   12/20/2017 at 15:25 (302 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

I also read on this sight that you can tap the bottom motor area ever so lightly with a rubber hammer and that may loosen the stuck brush. Anyone else ever tried this. I know it's a long shot and not sure the problem will come back again in the future but feel it is worh a shot.

Post# 384194 , Reply# 7   1/13/2018 at 15:44 (278 days old) by lux14 (Leawood Kansas)        

Hi Andy. I see the service manual is no longer on this thread. Can you repost? Just getting around to my DAM.

Happy New Year! Hope all is well!


Post# 384201 , Reply# 8   1/13/2018 at 17:23 (278 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Hi Richard! Please send me a private email and I can attach it as one file there.

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