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Post# 396167   8/4/2018 at 03:32 by Schaicho24 (Spokane)        

I have a Hoover constellation 843 that is in pretty darned good shape, but I want to clean the rubber ring, attachments, hose and cord. Also wanting to get small scratches off the paint. Any suggestions?

Also, where should I look for attachments? It is missing the crevice tool and the upholstery tool. Also I want the deluxe floor tool

Post# 396168 , Reply# 1   8/4/2018 at 07:58 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I'd wash the attachments in warm soapy water, scrub with a sponge. If any marks are stubborn, use a magic eraser pad on them.

For the rubber ring you can use a magic eraser as well and then wipe with cleaner. If it needs it, the ring is fairly easy to remove from the top dome, I think it just pops out, but it's been awhile since I had mine apart.

Cords I usually just wash in soapy water too to loosen the grime. Just don't submerge the plug because it can let water in and cause corrosion. I take a towel or sponge and go up and down the cord to scrub it once it's soaked for a while.

Obviously don't plug it in until it's had lots of time to dry.

Car care products are good for cleaning the paint. I usually use a polishing compound to remove scuffs and light scratches. Then use a good wax to shine and polish it.

Attachments can be hard to find. You could try posting in the Super Market section.

Post# 396172 , Reply# 2   8/4/2018 at 09:41 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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What color attachments do you need?
Yes, magic erasers are great. I also use Bon Ami. the cord can be cleaned w/ detergent.
Good luck w/ you "new" Connie.

Post# 396195 , Reply# 3   8/4/2018 at 15:29 by Schaicho24 (Spokane)        

Thanks so much for the information I just really didn't want to ruin it by using something won't. And the color attachment I need are a darker beige or light brown? I'll post pics soon :)

Post# 396201 , Reply# 4   8/4/2018 at 16:35 by Schaicho24 (Spokane)        

Here's a couple photos of my machine :)

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Post# 396203 , Reply# 5   8/4/2018 at 16:44 by JustJunque (Western MA)        


Post# 396208 , Reply# 6   8/4/2018 at 17:29 by broomvac (N/A)        

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Soaking rubber and plastic in a bath of warm water and a dissolved dish washing tablet will work any grime and paint scuffs right out. I learned this trick from one of AlexHoovers94's posts on this site and have been using it ever since.

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