Thread Number: 37802  /  Tag: Pre-1950 Vacuum Cleaners
Question about my Hoover model 475
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Post# 403034   12/24/2018 at 14:54 by Vacfan6384 (Larksville,PA)        

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Just wondered if anyone has any info on a question about my model Hoover 475?? I just got done cleaning the motor and re greasing the Lower bearing. My question is does anyone know or have a set of carbons for the motor?? I would like to replace them since they are pretty worn down but have no idea what carbons would fit this model due to the age of the machine??? If anyone has any info or a set or carbons they would be willing to sell please let me know. You can email me at or just find me on Facebook. Sincerely Sam

Post# 403038 , Reply# 1   12/24/2018 at 15:50 by scoover (Scoovstoun, UK)        

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I can't remember what size the 475 brushes are but if you measure them in millimetres and put the dimensions into ebay search you'll find lots of Chinese carbon brushes for very little cash. Obviously Hoover brushes were originally in inches but the metric equivalents are close enough. The cheapest I have found is 5 pairs of brushes including springs for 1.99 ($2.53) delivered!

The springs tend to be a bit short on these generic sets but if you get the brushes longer that makes up for it.

Post# 403061 , Reply# 2   12/24/2018 at 20:19 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Which direction do you measure to get size.
1 !-----! Side view
! ! 3!---!
2. 2
You get question I hope.
Wow look at pic

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Post# 403076 , Reply# 3   12/25/2018 at 01:04 by scoover (Scoovstoun, UK)        

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I bought these brushes from this listing:

They fit 575's 700's etc. 5 pairs for two of your bucks. The fit is not bad. I am running some of them now with no problems. I got fed up paying 5-10 pounds for a single pair from UK suppliers and having to file them down to fit.

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