HANDLE GRIP OPENING FOR HANGING CLEANER IN STORAGE AREA
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MODEL 1100 C O V E R LATCH
TO ATTACH HANDLE TO CLEANER I. Remove tape and screw from handle socket and set aside for later use. 2. Connect electric plug from bottom of handle to electric plug projecting from handle socket. Make sure plug assembly is positioned as shown in illustration. 3. Push handle into place in handle socket. The excess wire and electric plugs are guided into handle tube. 4. Line up holes in handle and handle socket. Insert screw and tighten with screwdriver.
HANDLE ADJUSTMENTS The handle on your cleaner has three positions storage, operating, and low (for reaching under low furniture). The handle can be lowered by stepping on pedal at the left rear of cleaner. The handle should always be in storage position when cleaning tools are used.
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SET THE DIAL FOR CARPET AND RUG CLEANING Your new HOOVER DIAL-A MATIC is the most powerful upright cleaner ever built. Proper suction control for your floor coverings is most important for cleaning effectiveness and ease of operation. FIRST, set “MEDIUM” will be the the majority
the dial between and “LOW”. This correct setting for of rug thicknesses.
For deep pile carpets, shag rugs, cotton rugs, or lightweight throw rugs, move the lever toward “LOW” if the cleaner does not push easily. For low pile, sculptured, or multi-level rugs, it may be necessary to move the lever toward “HIGH”. When you have the proper setting on the dial, your Hoover will push easily and clean thoroughly.
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SET THE DIAL FOR CLEANING TOOLS The handle of the cleaner should be in storage position (See page 2) when cleaning tools are used. When the handle is in this position, the nozzle is raised and the agitator does not come in contact with the rug. Attach hose and cleaning tools (Page 7). Set lever on Suction Control Dial to “High” under “Cleaning Tool Use” for most cleaning. For cleaning draperies and delicate fabrics, move lever toward ‘ ‘ Low’ 9. The lever can be placed at “High”, “Medium”, “Low’~ or any space between these markings.
THE CLEANING TOOLS
(See Page 5 for setting Suction Control Dial when using tools.)
The cleaning tools have many uses. Some are listed below: 1. TUFFLEX HOSE Double vinyl reinforced with nylon mesh for long, trouble-free life. The light flexible hose has a vinyl tab, so it can be hung on the cleaner or on a hook in a closet. 2. TELESCOPING WAND When you require extra length for cleaning bare floors or hard-to-reach places, attach the telescoping extension wand. To lengthen the wand, push in on the plastic latch and extend wand until it locks in place. To shorten, use opposite procedure. 3. FLOOR BRUSH
6. CREVICE TOOL For Upholstered Furniture, Edges of Wall-toWall Carpeting, Radiators, Dresser Drawers.
TO CONNECT HOSE TO CLEANER Insert hose connector in opening below dial. Turn hose connector in either direction until it locks in place.
TO CONNECT TOOLS To connect the cleaning tools to either the telescoping wand or hose, press down on the plastic latch and fit the attachment into place making sure the button on the attachment is locked in place. To release, press down on plastic spring latch and remove.
TO STORE TOOLS While moving furniture, hose can be conveniently hung on handle. The vinyl tool kit has been,designed so the tools can be packed inside and the hose attached, by strap, on outside. The kit has two slots located near the top for ease in hanging on the cover latch of the cleaner or on a hook in the closet.
TO CLEAN TOOLS To clean the hose, wipe off dirt with a cloth, dampened with a liquid detergent. Use a damp cloth to remove the detergent. Cleaning tools can be washed in warm water with a detergent. Rinse and let dry before using.
HELPFUL HINTS EASY TO CARRY
Use the comfortable handle grip for carrying your Hoover cleaner, or move it from room to room by tipping it back on wheels and pushing it. Hard, DON’T PICK UP TACKS sharp objects should not be picked up by the cleaner. They may damage the hose and the throw-away bag.
TAKE CARE OF CORD It should be wound loosely on cover latch and lever on Suction Control Dial to avoid unnecessary strain. The clip-on plug snaps directly onto the cord. Don’t run your cleaner over the cord - it may damage the insulation.
IF TROUBLE OCCURS
If the cleaner does not pick up surface dirt, it is an indication that something is wrong. Here are some of the things you should check before calling the service man. If you need further help, call your Hoover Dealer or Hoover Factory Branch Service Station listed on the service page.
1. Check Nozzle Hose The nozzle hose on the cleaner carries the dirt from the nozzle to the throwaway bag. If an object lodges across the entrance of the hose, remove bottom plate (see Page II), pull hose from cleaner and remove object. Replace hose, making sure that metal collar is lodged completely i n s i d e t h e h o s e connection. Then replace bottom plate. If hose is clogged as a result of the 8
Check Nozzle Hose (cont.)
throw-away bag being full of fluff from a new carpet, put a new throw-away bag on the cleaner. Then place handle in storage position, turn cleaner on, and move lever on Suction Control Dial back and forth. This will clear the hose. 2. Check Secondary Filter The secondary filter protects the motor from dirt. Before installing a new bag, check the filter. Dirt spilled in the bag housing will accumulate on the filter and may restrict motor performance. To clean filter, remove wire holder and lift out filter. Tap against a hard surface, or rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry. Replace in bag housing and secure with holder.
3. Check Bag (See Below.) 4. Check Belt (Page 11.) 5. Check Agitator Brushes (Page 12.)
THE THROW-AWAY BAG To assure that your Hoover cleaner operates at peak performance it is imperative that you use only genuine Hoover Throw-Away Filter Bags made by The Hoover Company. Genuine Hoover bags can be identified by the Hoover Medallion. These bags are made OOJf P from a special material which is scien- @ tifically formulated to filter out dust while allowing air to flow through freely.
The use of other than genuine Hoover bags voids your guarantee ! WHEN TO REPLACE THE BAG Check the bag from time to time. When bag is approximately three-fourths full of dirt, it should be changed. If you let more dirt than this accumulate, your cleaner will not operate efficiently. Be sure that throw-away bag is not extending outside of cover and that cover is in proper position on the gasket before latching.
TO REPLACE THROWAWAY BAG Tip cleaner over, resting handle on the floor. @pen bag cover of cleaner by turning latch in either direction. Lift bag cover. Hold throw-away bag by cardboard cover, twist outward, and remove. Discard used bag. To attach new throw-away bag, hold bag with cardboard collar down and with arrows pointing toward front of cleaner. Push hole in cardboard firmly over tube, twisting until bag is secure. Be sure that throw-away bag is not extending outside of cover and that cover is in proper position on the gasket before latching. WHERE TO BUY BAGS Keep a supply of Throw-Away Bags on hand. They may be purchased at your local Authorized Hoover Dealer (listed in in the Yellow Pages of your Telephone Directory under “Vacuum Cleaners” - Hoover) or from Hoover Factory Branch Service Stations listed on the service page of this book. WHEN ORDERING THROW-AWAY BAGS, BE SURE TO MENTION THE MODEL OF YOUR CLEANER.
THE BELT WHEN TO REPLACE THE BELT Remove bottom plate from cleaner (see Fig, 1) and check from time to time to be sure the belt is in good condition. If it is stretched or cut, it should be replaced.
HOW TO REPLACE THE BELT 1. Turn cleaner over. Remove metal plate on bottom of cleaner by pushing latches toward the outside of cleaner. Lift plate to release it from wire holders. 2. Push latches, that hold agitator,
in and toward center of cleaner until they are free. Lift out agitator and remove old belt. 3. Place new belt over motor pulley,
with smooth side next to pulley, then over agitator. 4. Replace agitator and latch it in
position. 5. Make sure that belt is in center
of pulley and free of agitator mountings and latch. Turn agitator by hand to be sure that belt is in proper position in pulley groove. 6. R e p l a c e b o t t o m p l a t e . P l a c e
metal knobs, on front of plate, in wire holders. Check to see that latches are pushed back and will not be covered by plate. Place plate in position and latch secure ly . Turn agitator by hand to be sure that belt position on pulley.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE BELT The belt of your Hoover cleaner controls the speed of the agitator and is important for the efficient operation of your cleaner. Because of this, when buying a new belt, you should always insist on a genuine Hoover belt. Some other belts on the market, not manufactured under Hoover design and quality controls, do not operate the agitator correctly and create undue stress which will damage your Hoover cleaner. The use of other than genuine Hoover belts voids your guarantee. Genuine Hoover belts have the name HOOVER. printed on the belt.
THE BRUSHES WHEN TO REPLACE BRUSHES The brushes on your cleaner are made of quality nylon which will last approximately four times longer than horsehair. Check occasionally by laying a piece of cardboard across nozzle. If bristles do not touch the edge of cardboard, new brushes are needed. Always replace both brushes at the same time. TO REPLACE BRUSHES Remove the belt and agitator, following directions given on Pages 10 and 11.
I. Turn end plates in opposite directions until
one plate comes off. 12
2. After plate is removed, pry out the end section as shown in illustration.
3. After plate is removed, tap the shaft gently with a hammer.
4. Pull other plate and the shaft from agitator.
5. Remove brushes by pulling them from agitator. If they do not come out easily, pull them out with pliers.
&Install new brushes by sliding them into the channel, making sure that the small end goes in first. Push in as far as possible.
7. Replace end plate and shaft. Remember to line up locator with the slot on the agitator. Replace other end section and end plate and then tighten. 13
SERVICING YOUR HOOVER APPLIANCE Service and genuine Hoover replacement parts may be obtained from Hoover Factory Branch Service Stations or consult the Yellow Pages of your Telephone Directory under Vacuum Cleaners-Hoover. For Service in Warranty Period follow instructions set forth in Guarantee. When ordering new parts make sure that you always mention the model number. This is given on the cover of your Instruction Book and on the Motor Plate of the appliance. Lubrication -- Depending on the product, motors are equipped with either two Sleeve Bearings or a combination of one Sleeve Bearing and one Ball Bearing. They are lubricated for the life of the motor and it will not be necessary to lubricate either one; in fact, the addition of lubricant to the Sleeve Bearing could cause damage.
HOOVER FACTORY BRANCH SERVICE STATIONS CALIFORNIA, NEVAOA, HAWAII The Hoover Company 2411 W. Third Street Los Angeles 5, Cal. 5521 W. Washington Los Angeles 16, Cal.
3501 California Street San Francisco 18, Cal. COLORADO, ARIZONA, WYOMING, NEW MEXICO, UTAH The Hoover Company 2800-2810 W. Eighth Ave. Denver 18, Colo. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, DELAWARE The Hoover Company 1305 Rhode Island, N. E. Washington 18, D. C. GEORGIA, NO. CAROLINA, SO. CAROLINA, FLORIDA, TENNESSSEE, ALABAMA The Hoover Company
1920 Monroe Drive, N. E.
Atlanta 9, Ga. ILLINOIS, IOWA The Hoover Company 5353 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago 25, III. 141 S. Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, III.
INOIANA The Hoover Company 2060 East 52nd Street Indianapolis, Indiana MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND The Hoover Company 325 Harvard Street Brookline 46, Mass. MICHIGAN The Hoover Company 13735 Puritan Avenue Detroit 27, Michigan MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN The Hoover Company 275 DuPont Avenue N. Minneapolis 5, Minn. MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA, ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, KANSAS The Hoover Company 7714 Prospect Avenue Kansas City 32, MO.
NEW YORK The Hoover Company 3261 Sheridan Drive Buffalo 26, New York 73 High Street Hempstead, N. Y. 370 Seventh Avenue New York 1, New York OHIO, KENTUCKY The Hoover Company 7749 Reinhold Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 16400 Miles Avenue Cleveland 28, Ohio PENNSYLVANIA, WEST VIRGINIA The Hoover Company Two Parkway Center 875 Greentree Road Pittsburgh 20, Pa. 130 S. State Road Upper Darby, Pa. TEXAS
NEBRASKA, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, IOWA The Hoover Company 106 North 49th Street Omaha, Nebr. NEW JERSEY The Hoover Company 25 Halsted Street-Rm. 15 East Orange, New Jersey
The Hoover Company 4332 Maple Avenue Dallas 19, Texas WASHINGTON, OREGON, IDAHO, MONTANA, ALASKA The Hoover Company 2124 Second Avenue Seattle 1, Wash.
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GXJARANTEE Your Hoover appliance is guaranteed against original defects in material and workmanship for a Period of one year from the date of purchase under normal use at the voltage marked thereon. Please read the instructions c a r e f u l l y o n t h e u s e a n d c a r e o f y o u r Hoover appliance because damage caused by failure to follow instructions is not covered by this guarantee. No responsibility will be assumed for damage resulting from the use of other than genuine Hoover replacement parts. For service under this guarantee, return the defective part or appliance, transportation prepaid, to the nearest Hoover Factory Branch Service Station (listed on the service page in this book). Any part judged by the Hoover Factory Branch Service Station to be defective within the guarantee period will be repaired or replaced free. THEHOOVERCOMPANY
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