Thread Number: 9203
Should I oil the lower motor bearing on my Hoover Convertible model 35?
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Post# 101310   6/20/2010 at 14:01 (3,636 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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I took it apart today to clean the fan because it had some nasty stuff stuck to it and I was wondering if I should oil the lower motor bearing or leave it alone? It sounds a little dry to me, but i dont know? any help will be appreciated! THANKS!!!!!

Post# 101341 , Reply# 1   6/20/2010 at 18:34 (3,636 days old) by rexaird ()        

Its not a good idea to oil ball bearings, it probably should be greased though.

Post# 101347 , Reply# 2   6/20/2010 at 19:02 (3,636 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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how do I grease it?

Post# 101349 , Reply# 3   6/20/2010 at 19:33 (3,636 days old) by scvacuumguy (SC)        
about grease...

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1. Remove the armature and motor housings
2. Remove bearing and plate
3. Remove black seal on bearing
4. Spray WD 40 in bearing and rotate
5. Thoroughly dry bearing
6. Pack bearing with grease
7. Put seal back on bearing and put motor back together

Post# 101350 , Reply# 4   6/20/2010 at 20:00 (3,636 days old) by constellation86 (Roy, UT)        

Here's a thread on how to do it.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO constellation86's LINK

Post# 101358 , Reply# 5   6/20/2010 at 21:41 (3,636 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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I just finished greasing the bearing and it purrs like a kitten!

Post# 101378 , Reply# 6   6/21/2010 at 09:29 (3,635 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Good. Feel free to come and do mine.

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Post# 101382 , Reply# 7   6/21/2010 at 10:37 (3,635 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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I was vacuuming with it this morning and it started making this noise, kind of a knocking noise and I thought it was the brush, so I took the belt off and the noise went away. then I put the belt back on and of course the noise started again. I put the brush from one of my other Convertibles in it and I thought the noise had stopped but then it started making a different sound, kind of a rattle, But it is definitely coming from the motor:( what should I do?? I actually think the noise is coming from the top of the motor.

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