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Post# 395159   7/17/2018 at 19:06 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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So the vacuums kept on rolling in! Almost every month this year! Anyways I got another Hoover Dial a Matic, a Power Drive U6003 made around Ď75 or Ď76, and this marks my 3rd Dial a Matic and of course my 2nd DAM power drive model too. When I was approaching to the household section I was figuring out there was some boring vacs from today but somehow I happen to saw this vintage treasure! It works good but it needs a new brushroll belt and and power drive belt since it didnít have one! But I ordered one right away. It has good suction too but the weird thing is that the check bag tab doesnít get sucked in like normal so dunno why. And one little problem is that the handle wiggles a little bit but not too serious but hopefully some DAM fans know how to fix it, I even tried tightening up as good as I can. Anyways itís in good condition but slightly rough so Iím sure it needs major TLC and a spa treatment but I guess that means the whole vacuum needs to be taken apart and these DAMs are built like a tank.

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Post# 395160 , Reply# 1   7/17/2018 at 19:08 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Nice Hoover logo. Hose port. Serial number:0300693

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Post# 395161 , Reply# 2   7/17/2018 at 19:09 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Bottom of the cleaner.

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Post# 395162 , Reply# 3   7/17/2018 at 19:14 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Old bag and bag chamber.

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Post# 395163 , Reply# 4   7/17/2018 at 19:14 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Bottom base and a nice view.

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Post# 395164 , Reply# 5   7/17/2018 at 19:21 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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One more thing the bumpers are a bit weared out.

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Post# 395182 , Reply# 6   7/18/2018 at 01:41 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Noice.

Post# 395192 , Reply# 7   7/18/2018 at 09:07 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Iím cleaning the underside and I noticed one latch that holds the brushroll is rusty and one side of the brushroll is rusty too. How do I replace the latch and what product do I use to get rid of rust?

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Post# 395197 , Reply# 8   7/18/2018 at 09:28 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Completely disassemble the brushroll and with only the metal core in your hands, wire brush it down to bare metal. Then paint it with small bursts and quick strokes of black Rustolium. Too much or a steady stream will leave drips.

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Post# 395200 , Reply# 9   7/18/2018 at 10:19 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Thank you vacuumlad1650, sadly I donít have a big polishing machine like you have. But is there another way to fix up the brushroll and what do I use to clean the plastic?

Post# 395201 , Reply# 10   7/18/2018 at 10:21 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Forgot to post this interesting feature, this plug is not original, this is a GE brand plug replacement.

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Post# 395202 , Reply# 11   7/18/2018 at 10:59 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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There are wire brush attachments that you can put in the end of a power drill. Just make sure you do it outside, as many of these brushrolls were finished with lead paint.


Post# 395206 , Reply# 12   7/18/2018 at 11:33 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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And eye protection! The wires can fly

Post# 395214 , Reply# 13   7/18/2018 at 12:07 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Thanks guys! Best of luck fo me!

Post# 395216 , Reply# 14   7/18/2018 at 12:12 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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This one will work really right?

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Post# 395226 , Reply# 15   7/18/2018 at 16:47 by repairman (Stickney, IL)        
Yes

Just make sure you wear long clothing and eye protection. All wire brushes will fling a piece of wire at you every once in a while. If you want to save yourself some money, you can also go to your local Harbor Freight Tools and they sell them there.

Post# 395228 , Reply# 16   7/18/2018 at 17:24 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Thank you Repairman, I already brought the wire brush set at Walmart and also got black rustolium at Home Depot along the eye goggles. But this kind should work and help right?

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Post# 395229 , Reply# 17   7/18/2018 at 17:26 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Post# 395487 , Reply# 18   7/23/2018 at 18:22 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Well I havenít got to the brushroll project yet but the belts have arrived today so I wanted to try out the vacuum. After placing the new belts I plugged it in and turned it on and it sounded good till it made like a weird sound to the motor. I checked to see whatís wrong till I found out a bolt is sticking out from the pulley. Thatís not normal. Anyone had this kind of problem?

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Post# 395511 , Reply# 19   7/24/2018 at 08:09 by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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That bolt Is supposed to be there. That is the bolt used to hold the armature securely in place in the ball bearing when the motor is being disassembled. It prevents the fans from banging the air.diffusers.

Post# 395513 , Reply# 20   7/24/2018 at 08:51 by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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yes that bolt it supposed to be there.
What kind of noise are you hearing? Is it a strange squealing noise? If so that is a dry transmission and is common in these.


Post# 395529 , Reply# 21   7/24/2018 at 16:10 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Kirbyvertibles, I can try to email you a short video of the DAM running later on.




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