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Hoover Model 700 Brush Roll Brush Strips?
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Post# 414057   9/20/2019 at 19:25 (1,463 days old) by BetaM64 (Avonmore, Pennsylvania, USA)        

In my efforts to restore a Hoover Model 700, there's one thing that's in need of attention: the brush roll brushes. Does anybody know where I can locate a pair of these? eBay, or any online marketplace would be sufficient, or something else. Just anything that fits, anything new, new old stock; just something that works.

Bonus question: I like the original bag, but I don't want to wear it out and would like a newer spare, but I don't want to buy something that isn't going to fit. Would this be a usable replacement? (linked below)


Post# 414071 , Reply# 1   9/21/2019 at 02:24 (1,462 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The seller of the bag has the brush roll strips your looking for. Just message them and ask for them. I got my 913 Hoover strips from them.

Post# 414079 , Reply# 2   9/21/2019 at 13:43 (1,462 days old) by BetaM64 (Avonmore, Pennsylvania, USA)        
I sent my message asking about them

Turns out, he is sold out. So the search continues. Is there a model number I can search for? I checked with the serial/part numbers on the strips and came up empty handed. Is there another model or type that will fit, maybe with some slight filing or modification?

Post# 414083 , Reply# 3   9/21/2019 at 15:21 (1,462 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Grundy County, IL)        

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What "Run" is your sweeper? The 700 had different brushrolls throughout the run.

First run cleaners used 8639 (long) and 8640 (Short).
Second Series used 8955 (long) and 8956 (Short).

Alternate first series style was 86187 (long) and 86188 (short).

Remove the old brush inserts, the number may be stamped inside.

Post# 414084 , Reply# 4   9/21/2019 at 15:25 (1,462 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Grundy County, IL)        

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Also that bag will not work. You will need a Round bag ring with an old style Large Oval or Round ring opening with no zipper, cloth shakeout style.

Try asking Chicago Mike, he has had success with making replacements.

Post# 414109 , Reply# 5   9/22/2019 at 09:33 (1,461 days old) by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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You do know that you can take the brush strips out and turn them around for a little longer wear, unless they're past that point.

To get the brush strip out take a screwdriver just press the end by the belt pulley down and under the belt pulley and the other end should just pop up out of the agitator. The brush strip should have arrows on it marked new and used.

Post# 414426 , Reply# 6   9/29/2019 at 19:08 (1,454 days old) by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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the 8639 & 8640 brush strips were used in the 543 and 700 first series
the 8955 & 8956 were used in the 543 2nd and 3rd series, 575 - 700 2nd series, 725 1st series
the 86187 & 86188 were used in the 543 and 700 1st and 2nd series, 543 3rd series, 575-725-750-800-825-900-925

Hope that helps

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Post# 414427 , Reply# 7   9/29/2019 at 19:27 (1,454 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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I have a model 700 too, how would you know when the bristles are worn out? Is there a specific length that indicates when they are too worn and need to be replaced?

Post# 414451 , Reply# 8   9/30/2019 at 08:35 (1,453 days old) by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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In the manual it tells you that if you put a card across the rug plate and the bristles don't at least touch the card it's time to turn them around or replace them. That's on the agitators that don't have an adjustment for the agitator.

On models that have an adjustment at each end of the brushroll i.e. 102, 103, 105, 541 you just move the adjustment to the next hole in the tab to lower the brushroll to the floor and take up the wear.

Post# 414457 , Reply# 9   9/30/2019 at 14:19 (1,453 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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Thank you! I do not have a manual (yet) so I never knew this trick!

Post# 414549 , Reply# 10   10/2/2019 at 21:29 (1,451 days old) by bikerray (Middle Earth)        

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Here's the two pages from the 700 owners manual that cover the belt and brush strips. According to my price list those brush strips were at a nominal cost of 50 cents for the long strip and 45 cents for the short strip.

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Post# 464810 , Reply# 11   7/24/2023 at 23:15 by Chris631 (Nebraska )        

Unsure if anyone still needs them but I have acquired a few strips # 86187

Post# 465076 , Reply# 12   8/3/2023 at 17:15 by anthony (leeds uk)        
would you

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be able to send me a set here in the Uk ?

Post# 465079 , Reply# 13   8/3/2023 at 22:47 by Chris631 (Nebraska )        

Don't think that would be too big of a problem. Would have to guide me through the international shipping process but I'll it can't be too bad. Which are you wanting? I have 86187 and 86188

Post# 465138 , Reply# 14   8/6/2023 at 13:55 by anthony (leeds uk)        
I am not sure

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I have removed them and taken pictures [can you tell from them]one of them has a number on it . these brush strips are virtually impossible to get over here in the Uk so getting some new ones would be fantastic .Kind regards

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Post# 465140 , Reply# 15   8/6/2023 at 14:53 by Chris631 (Nebraska )        

Not completely sure but they definitely look similar. I have 2 86188 and 8 of the 86187.

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Post# 465141 , Reply# 16   8/6/2023 at 17:23 by anthony (leeds uk)        
thanks Chris

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they certainly look the same .I guess its just a matter of the measurements. my old ones measure as follows .Long one 145mm .short one 110mm

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Post# 465151 , Reply# 17   8/7/2023 at 02:44 by Chris631 (Nebraska )        

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Post# 465155 , Reply# 18   8/7/2023 at 10:25 by anthony (leeds uk)        
I think

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They are the ones Chris .My old ones measure exactly the same . How much would you like for them and more importantly how do we get them over here ?

Post# 465156 , Reply# 19   8/7/2023 at 11:08 by Chris631 (Nebraska )        

You tell me a price because I couldn't be more clueless. And I will get into checking on how to get them there. Hopefully someone else can chime in if they've ever done it

Post# 465162 , Reply# 20   8/7/2023 at 16:39 by anthony (leeds uk)        
over here

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When they do occasionally surface they tend to sell for around 10 to 15 Pounds [not sure what that coverts to in your currency but i am happy to pay that along with the shipping of course

Post# 465236 , Reply# 21   8/10/2023 at 22:49 by Chris631 (Nebraska )        

Sent you an email Anthony!

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