Re: Old Hoover upright vac
For years I've run a Hoover upright vac (Model 33, 625 w.)
in my home, mostly on wall-to-wall rugs. Still works fine.
Recently I've inherited a very similar Hoover (Model
U4189 4.3 amp) that needed a little work. I'm trying to use
it in my little workshop in the basement.
So I'm working on a wood project, and when I try to vac
sawdust/shavings from the tile floor with the U4189, it
picks up about half of 'em, and blows the other half off to
the side. My model 33 sucks it -all- up just fine.
The two uprights *look*
nearly identical. Use the same belt
but a different collection bag. I've examined the U4189
pretty closely but didn't find anything obviously
wrong with it.
Anybody got a feel for why the U4189 blows air
out the side of the vacuum path? How to fix?
Also, does anyone know how to get to the lower
motor bearing to lube it?