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Post# 412683   8/13/2019 at 16:10 (329 days old) by ctvacman (CT)        

Recently found this vac, itís my first time using a dial a matic and it just so happens to be brand new. Itís a lot better than I thought and very smooth running machine. With a simplicity HEPA bag it performs great. The amount of NOS Hooverís I have acquired this year is crazy.

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Post# 412684 , Reply# 1   8/13/2019 at 16:15 (329 days old) by ctvacman (CT)        

In picture 5 I noticed fine dust around the dirt tube area specifically the blue area off to the side, if this is common is there a easy fix? Itís not the bag leaking so donít bother telling me that.

Post# 412686 , Reply# 2   8/13/2019 at 17:22 (329 days old) by Chan55 (Green Bay, WI)        
Hoover dam

My very first vac. Still wish I had it. I loved the way it was both a canister and an upright.

Post# 412692 , Reply# 3   8/13/2019 at 18:10 (329 days old) by electro (Indiana)        
Thanks for the picture of the box!

Thank you so much for posting the picture of the box which clearly indicates that
the Dail-A-Matic could come with the tools.
My parents bought their Dial-A-Matic in Jan 1972 and I remembered it coming WITH the tools in the same box. I have the original paperwork from the local Hoover dealer and is shows ONE price for the clearer and the tools. I do remember the box after viewing your picture.

I have had the SAME problem with my fill tube inside the bag compartment. It DID NOT do this until just this last year. I have tired to reseal mine.

I had never used the machine until after my parents had passed away. I was shocked at how good the machine cleans and the power of the suction for the tools.
Using the Simplicity Hepa bags made a huge difference.

Here are some shots of my Hoover.

Thanks so much for posting the picture of the box!

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Post# 412693 , Reply# 4   8/13/2019 at 18:29 (329 days old) by electro (Indiana)        
It's not coming from the bag!

You are correct. Mine never had any dirt on the red filter till that tube starting leaking. I believe the seal (glue) must have aged and with the powerful air flow coming into the fill tube was trapped on the red filter. Of course this can not happen as the dirt will go right into the fans.

I did notice their is a slight difference in the roller and we have different tools storage.
The only problem I have is sometimes the attachment hose will come off the connection for no reason.

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Post# 412694 , Reply# 5   8/13/2019 at 19:16 (329 days old) by Ctvacman (CT)        

Iím glad you appreciated the photos, I figured it was the glue around the tube that had broken down. I think Iíll use a Miele pre motor filter just to be safe. Iím still shocked how good it is, I feel like all Iíve heard about this model how terrible it was.

Post# 412698 , Reply# 6   8/13/2019 at 21:42 (329 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
What a beautiful find

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Though I know it is wrong to covet thy neighbor's vacuum. I have to admit I would lust over this one. Enjoy your new machine.

Post# 412718 , Reply# 7   8/14/2019 at 09:02 (328 days old) by Oreck_XL (Brooklyn, New York 11211)        

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I absolutely LOVE the sea blue color of the U6039, and the decoration on the front exhaust cover. I didn't think a NIB Dial-A-Matic even still existed. You are lucky indeed! On as side note, what difference (if any) was there between the U6039 and the U6039-030? It almost looks as though they shoehorned a convertible brushroll core into the DAM with the center cutout for the belt.

Post# 412736 , Reply# 8   8/14/2019 at 18:59 (328 days old) by electro (Indiana)        
Pre Motor filter

I have tried a couple different pre-motor filters on the RED filter at the bottom of the compartment. They restricted the powerful air flow and suction in a negative way and I thought it would cause the motor to overhead or at least make it run hot.
That RED wire filter was designed to be open to move a LOT of air.
I could tell a difference not only in the tools suction but the tone of the motor.
My problem was without question the seal of the inlet tube, not the Hoover bag.
A Hoover expert may have a good idea of what type filter material to use but the 2 I tired did not work.

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