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Post# 462194   4/10/2023 at 22:14 by electro (Indiana)        

I just purchased a new Hoover Porta Power cleaner. I also purchased the optional "adaptor" and disposable bags.I cannot get the "adaptor" to fit inside the front of the machine and the bag door to close. I worked with it today for about 2 hours. Finally gave up and returned both the machine and the adaptor kit. It was using Type "n" bags. After returning the machine, I did read in the reviews, others had the same issue. Any suggestions what I was doing incorrect? It came with no instructions but the adaptor says it fits all models of Hoover Porta power. I assume the paper bag insert was to be connected to the adaptor and then inserted inside the permanent cloth bag.

Such a shame as I liked the product except the hose is way too short. It came with a full set of tools including both a rug/flloor tool and a separate fuller brush for the hardwoods.

Post# 462200 , Reply# 1   4/11/2023 at 05:41 by Rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Porta Power

I think adapter is in place of bag not inside.

Post# 462201 , Reply# 2   4/11/2023 at 09:13 by dysonman1 (the county)        

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The cloth bag is not used when paper bags are used. That was your problem.

Post# 462202 , Reply# 3   4/11/2023 at 09:52 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It's a shame you returned the machine.

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I have a NIB (from the Employee's Store in N Canton).  Plus, a few others lying around.

  Yes,  use, as they say,  "Paper or cloth". 

But, not both at the same time.  Perhaps you'll get another.

 Best of luck.

Post# 462204 , Reply# 4   4/11/2023 at 11:39 by electro (Indiana)        

Thanks for your help. AFTER I had sent them both back, I got to thinking MAYBE that was the problem!
How stupid could I be! The adaptor DID NOT have any rubber seal and I think that is what threw me off. When you think of it, my Hoover Dail-A-Matic works with just the paper insert. I could not find any instructions to guide me. I was surprised to see on the box it said
"assembled in USA" and the machine and tools looked like REAL HOOVER.

Post# 462206 , Reply# 5   4/11/2023 at 12:06 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
It's actually one of the last, if not THE

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last N Canton design.   Starting out as "Swingette"...........

Post# 462209 , Reply# 6   4/11/2023 at 13:09 by electro (Indiana)        

Interesting information John. That is why I value my Dail-A-matic. Going it get it back running some day.

Post# 462231 , Reply# 7   4/11/2023 at 22:40 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I got one from eBay a couple summers ago. Yes definitely the last to have the good old attachments.

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