Thread Number: 35783  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Tryin my best to fix my dial a matic 1149 on my own.
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Post# 384104   1/11/2018 at 22:19 (310 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hey guys! I decided to take apart my dial a matic without any instructions to get to the motor and look at the carbon brushes. I unscrewed everything but what now? Iím trying to get the body off of the base.

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Post# 384105 , Reply# 1   1/11/2018 at 22:20 (310 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Someone help!!!

Post# 384121 , Reply# 2   1/12/2018 at 07:59 (310 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Well Iím that close to the motor and I got the carbon brush and I donít know what do yíall think? Please help!

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Post# 384122 , Reply# 3   1/12/2018 at 08:06 (310 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Ok everyone I finally got the motor cover off what do think?

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Post# 384123 , Reply# 4   1/12/2018 at 08:08 (310 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Now I FINALLY know why the friggin vacuum would not work! The pieces from the motor broke somehow!

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Post# 384124 , Reply# 5   1/12/2018 at 08:10 (310 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Oh god this is not good 😦🤢🤮

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Post# 384126 , Reply# 6   1/12/2018 at 08:17 (310 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Iím sure everyone that knows A LOT about dial a matics what to do.

Post# 384127 , Reply# 7   1/12/2018 at 08:29 (310 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Dial-A-Matic

As with most vacs start with the basics.On non power drive DAM remove bottom plate,brush & belt,hose between brush & bag,handle & cord assy,bag door.Then go further to the problem area.(Or as one vac guy told me years ago 'Take out every screw you can find and shake it'!) With condition of your motor you might need a parts vac or motor.With some DAMs motor is similar to Portable,Slimline & Swingette.Others will no more.
Good luck


Post# 384135 , Reply# 8   1/12/2018 at 09:51 (310 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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I think I have a spare motor. I'll have a look in the attic on Monday.

Post# 384136 , Reply# 9   1/12/2018 at 10:22 (310 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Great! Thank you so much vacuumlad1650! How much do you want me to pay?

Post# 384151 , Reply# 10   1/12/2018 at 15:07 (309 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Let me see what shape its in. I can fully service it as well. I thought I had one up there (bought up some used motors) but I am not certain...yet :)

Post# 384158 , Reply# 11   1/12/2018 at 20:05 (309 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I got the old motor unscrewed! Without any instructions!

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Post# 384159 , Reply# 12   1/12/2018 at 20:06 (309 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 384160 , Reply# 13   1/12/2018 at 20:23 (309 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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What do yíall think? Carbon brushes still in good shape?

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Post# 384161 , Reply# 14   1/12/2018 at 20:28 (309 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 384164 , Reply# 15   1/12/2018 at 21:30 (309 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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And does anybody have an original handle screw for this machine? I got a different screw from the Home Depot and it doesnít screw in all the way, not very firmly.

Post# 384168 , Reply# 16   1/12/2018 at 22:25 (309 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        
Big Headache!

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I had a DAM a few years ago and took it apart to thoroughly clean it and get rid of the rotting foam inside. I just about lost my religion! That thing is a beast to work on.


Post# 384169 , Reply# 17   1/12/2018 at 23:24 (309 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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eurekastar, it was a beast to work on, but I did it!

Post# 384357 , Reply# 18   1/16/2018 at 17:26 (305 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi vacuumlad1650! I was wondering if you ever found the dial a matic motor today?

Post# 384360 , Reply# 19   1/16/2018 at 18:02 (305 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Hello! I checked...evidently I mixed it up with a Constellation motor. One of the old-timers who have shops near by might have a motor...Ill give them a ring tomorrow.


Post# 384361 , Reply# 20   1/16/2018 at 18:09 (305 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Great. Thank you! But Iíll be happy to pay for the D-A-M motor if you want me to.

Post# 384362 , Reply# 21   1/16/2018 at 19:15 (305 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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If I happen to find one, my cost is yours!


Post# 384782 , Reply# 22   1/24/2018 at 23:50 (297 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I just happen to see this and I think this is the month and year my Dial a Matic 1149 was made! November 1973.

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Post# 384895 , Reply# 23   1/26/2018 at 23:57 (295 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi vacuumlad1650! Have u ever found the motor for the D-A-M?

Post# 384996 , Reply# 24   1/28/2018 at 18:22 (293 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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I'll also be glad to look for my spare dial a matic motor I'll put it on a vice and test it and shoot me an offer but I will ask for the shipping cost if you have any hoover red toggle switches I'll trade for the motor and make sure that I can get it running
Pleasure to do business with you
2011hoover700


Post# 385007 , Reply# 25   1/28/2018 at 21:55 (293 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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2011hoover700, I donít have any spare toggle switches but I still have the plastic extension wands you asked about a few weeks ago.

Post# 385008 , Reply# 26   1/28/2018 at 21:58 (293 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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And my offer for the motor will probably be $25.

Post# 385032 , Reply# 27   1/29/2018 at 08:41 (293 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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Do you need me to test it if not I'll actually take less if so 25 is perfect. I have no clue what I need to charge for shipping cost but once I find out you will be the first to know.
Thank you very much.


Post# 385104 , Reply# 28   1/30/2018 at 23:52 (291 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi 2011Hoover700! If u want you can send me your name and address so I can send you $25 cash for the motor and the extension wands you want really bad, if itís ok?

Post# 385110 , Reply# 29   1/31/2018 at 04:11 (291 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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I will need you to pay me the shipping cost but I'll get it tested fot you for all that but don't send me anything till you actually have a tracking number for the motor please.
Thank you very much.
Damien


Post# 385196 , Reply# 30   2/1/2018 at 16:32 (289 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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I sent you an email

Post# 385201 , Reply# 31   2/1/2018 at 18:14 (289 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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I know I saw it yesterday but its it ok if I send you a check for $25? Iíll put the money in my account and put the check in a envelope and put it in outgoing tomorrow.

Post# 385204 , Reply# 32   2/1/2018 at 18:23 (289 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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My mom and I figured that sending cash wouldnít be safe so we thought of sending a check.

Post# 385205 , Reply# 33   2/1/2018 at 18:28 (289 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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And I was wondering if you have any chance to have a spare screw for the handle of the dial a matic because it didnít came with one when I first got it.

Post# 385235 , Reply# 34   2/2/2018 at 09:50 (289 days old) by 2011hoover700 (owosso michigan)        

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I will be glad to look and I will be glad to if I can make some work for mine give you one off of one of mine or something I'm not sure one that one though but I'll try.
Thank you very much.


Post# 385237 , Reply# 35   2/2/2018 at 10:03 (289 days old) by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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My pleasure 2011hoover700, Iím looking forward talking to you about vintage vacuums n stuff!




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