TO ATTACH HANDLE TO CLEANER 1. Remove tape and screw from h an d 1 e s o c k e t. Set screw aside for later use. 3. 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. Be sure that screw is tightened securely.
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.
THIS IS THE “HEART” OF YOUR NEW HOOVER DIAL-A-MATIC CLEANER FIG. 1
YOUR NEW HOOVER DIAL-A-MATIC IS THE MOST POWERFUL UPRIGHT CLEANER EVER BUILT. To handle the wide range of pile depth of modern carpets and rugs we have provided you with TWO (2) adjustable features. When used properly, they will assure the best cleaning efficiency and ease of operation. NOTE: It is recommended that the cleaner be operated only on dry carpet. SUCTION ADJUSTMENT (Fig. 1) Set the dial to MEDIUM. This will be the correct setting for the majority of rugs. If your HOOVER cleaner seems hard to push, move the dial toward the LOW position. For low pile, sculptured or multi-level rugs it may be necessary to move the lever toward HIGH for most effective cleaning. NOTE: Be certain d i a I indicator points to desired suction -- not to the neutral area between carpet and tool suction. NOZZLE ADJUSTMENT (Fig. 2 & 3) On the front of your Dial-A4atic is an easy-to-use nozzle adjustment lever. It is marked: SHAG; NORMAL; INDOOR/OUTDOOR. (see Fig. 3 1
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Set the lever at SHAG for all long pile loosely woven carpets or rugs. Use the NORMAL setting for all carpets or rugs with a tightly woven pile. The INDOOR/OUTDOOR setting should be used for all floor coverings that have a very flat surface pile. . . or are cemented to the floor. FIG. 3
FOR BEST RESULTS, TIP THE CLEANER BACK ON ITS REAR WHEELS AND ADJUST THE LEVER BY HAN& (FIG. 2) NOTE: When removing loose dirt from hard surface floors, adjust the cleaner to the NORMAL position. The INDOOR/OUTDOOR setting on the c 1 e a ne r lowers’ the nozzle to the carpet for effective cleaning of INDOOR/ OUTDOOR carpet. However, be certain to change the rug position when cleaning normal or shag pile carpet. If the INDOOR/OUTDOOR setting is used when cleaning normal or shag pile carpet, there is an increase in the belt load and pushing effort is greatly increased. SET THE DIAL FOR CLEANING TOOLS The handle of the cleaner should be in Storage POSitiOn (see Page I) when cleaning to o I s 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 6). Set lever on Suction Control Dial to “HIGH” under “TOOL SUCTION” for most cleaning. For cleaning draperies and delicate fabrics, move lever toward “ LOW’ The lever can be placed at “HIGH”, “MEDIUM”, “LOW” or any space between these markings. 4
THE CLEANING TOOLS (See Page 4 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 oppos itc procedure. 3. FLOOR BRUSH
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 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. While moving furniture, hose can be conveniently hung on handle.
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 convenient carrying handle for carrying your Hoover cleaner. (See Fig. 1) When lifting the cleaner from one surface to another, lift it as shown in Fig. 2.
DON’T PICK UP TACKS Hard, sharp objects should not be picked up by the cleaner. They may damage the hose and the throw-away bag.
TAKE CARE OF CORD Wind it loosely, on cover latch and knob on Suction Control Dial, to avoid strain, Snap clip-on plug onto cord. To remove cord, turn cover latch. (See inset.) Don’t run cleaner over the cord- it may damage the insulation.
THE BAG INDICATOR The bag indicator, “CHECK BAG”, located on the front of the c 1 e a ne r, makes it convenient for you to know when the disposable bag s ho u 1 d be changed. The indicator will disappear when the motor is turned on and the DialA-Matic is used for cleaning carpets. If the “CHECK BAG” indicator appears when the cleaner is being used on carpets, the cleaner is not operating satisfactorily. You should: 1. Replace bag. (See Page 9.) In some cases the bag may not be filled to capacity; but, d u e to variation in size and type of dirt particles, the bag has ceased to filter satisfactorily. 2. Check secondary filter. (See Page 8.) 3. Check nozzle hose. (See Page 8.) Note: The “CHECK BAG” indicator may be visible when cleaning tools are used. This does not necessarily mean that the cleaner is not operating satisfactorily. This can be checked by turning the dial to CARPET SUCTION p o s it i on and checking the indicator. If it disappears, the bag does not need to be replaced. 7
THE 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.
THE NOZZLE HOSE The nozzle hose on the cleaner carries the dirt from the nozzle to the throw-away bag. If the hose becomes obstructed, remove it and clear it. Pull the hose end from the bottom of the bag housing and unscrew the hose end by turning in a clockwise direction. Turn cleaner over, remove the bottom plate (see Page 10) and pull hose from cleaner. Clean hose and reinsert it in the cleaner.
THE THROW-AWAY BAG
WHERE TO BUY BAGS
To assure that your Hoover cleaner operates at peak performance it is imperative that you use only genuine Hoover Throw-Away Filter Bags m a d e b y T h e H o o v e r Company. Genuine Hoover Bags can be identified by the Hoover Medallion. These ([email protected] bags are made from a special material which @ is scientifically formulated to filter out dust while allowing air to flow through freely.
Throw-away bags may be purchased at your local Authorized Hoover Dealer (listed in Yellow Pages of Telephone Directory under “ V a c u u m Cleaners”Hoover) or f r o m Hoover Factory S e r v i c e Stations listed on service page of this book. When ordering throw-away bags, b e s u r e t o m e n t i o n the model of your cleaner.
TO REPLACE THROWAWAY BAGS Tip cleaner over, resting handle on the floor. Open 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.
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.
WHEN TO REPLACE 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. Remove cord from electrical outlet. 2. 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. 3, Push latches, that hold agitator, in and toward center of cleaner until they are free. Lift out agitator and remove old belt. 4. Place new belt over motor pulley, with smooth side next to pulley, then over agitator. 5. Replace agitator and latch it in position. 6. Make sure that belt is in cen,ter 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. 7. Replace bottom plate. Place 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 securely. Turn agitator b y h a n d to be sure that belt is in proper position on puIIej’*
THE BRUSHES When brushes are worn and bristles do not touch the edge of a card held across the nozzle, they should be replaced. Always replace both brushes at the same time to maintain c l e a n i n g efficiency.
TO REPLACE THE BRUSHES Remove bottom plate, belt, and agitator, following directions given on Page 10. 1. Turn end plates of agitator in opposite directions until one plate comes off.
2. Then pry out end section as shown in illustration. 3. After end section is removed, tap the shaft gently with a hammer. 4. Pull other plate and shaft from agitator.
5. Remove brushes b,: pulling them from agitator \vIth pliers. Slide new brushes into the channels - small ends first pushing them in as far as possible. 6. Replace end plate and shaft lining up locator on shaft with slot on agitator. Replace other end section and end plate and tighten. 11
SERVICING YOUR HOOVER APPLIANCE Service and genuine Hoover replacement parts may be obtained from Hoover Factory Se r v i c e Stations or consult the Ye I I ow 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. of the product. Lubrication--The motor is equipped with one ball bearing and one sleeve bearing. These bearings contain sufficient lubrication for the life of the motor, The addition of lubricant to the sleeve bearing could cause damage. THEREFORE, DO NOT ADD LUBRICANT TO EITHER MOTOR BEARING. The agitator is equipped with two ball bearings that should be lubricated periodically. This should be done by The Hoover Factory Service Station, as listed in this booklet, or the Authorized Hoover Warranty Service Dealer, as listed in the yellow pages of your telephone directory under the heading VACUUM CLEANERS- HOOVER
HOOVER FACTORY SERVICE STATIONS CALIFORNIA, NEVADA
The Hoover Company 270 Coral Circle El Segundo, Cal. 90245 2411 W. Third Street Los Angeles, Cal. 90057 3501 California Street San Francisco, Cal. 94118 COLORADO, ARIZONA, WYOMING, NEW MEXICO, UTAH
The Hoover Company 2800-2810 W. Eighth Ave. Denver, Colo. 80204 FLORIDA
ARKANSAS, MISSISSIPPI The Hcover Company 3120 Cleary Avenue Metairie, La. 70002 (New Orleans)
;te2;00ver Company Watchung, N. J. 07882 NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT
The Hoover Company 1730 Joppa Road Baltimore, Md. 21234 The Hoover Company 2211 Lewis Ave. Rockville, Md. 20851
The Hoover Company 1976 Grand Avenue Baldwin, N. Y. 11510 5000 Kings Highway Brooklyn, New York 11234 370 Seventh Avenue New York, N. Y. 10001 810 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda, New York 14750
MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE,
OHIO, KENTUCKY The Hoover Company
MARYLAND, DELAWARE, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, VIRGINIA
The Hoover Company 1150 N. E. 125th Street Miami, Fla. 33161
RHODE ISLAND. VERMONT The Hoover Company Three Tech Circle Natick, Mass. 01760 (Boston)
GEORGIA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE
MICHIGAN The Hoover Company 13735 Puritan Avenue Detroi:, Mich. 48227
The Hoover Company 1706 N. E. ExpresswayAccess Road Atlanta, Ga. 30329 HAWAII
The Hoover Company llikai - Yacht Harbor Wing 299 Hobron Lane Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 ILLINOIS, IOWA
The Hoover Company 5353 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, III. 60625 1951 North 15th Avenue Melrose Park, III. 60160 INDIANA
The Hoover Company 2060 East 52nd Street Indianapolis, Ind. 46205
730 McKinley Ave., N. W. Canton, Ohio 44702 7749 Reinhold Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 16400 Miles Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44128 PENNSYLVANIA,
WEST VIRGINIA The Hoover Company Parkway Center 875 Greentree Road Pittsburgh, Pa. 15220 130 S. State Road Upper Darby, Pa. 19082
MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN The Hoover Company 6801 Wayzata Boulevard St. Louis Park, Minn. 55426 6615 West Layton Avenue Greenfield, Wisconsin 53220 (Milwaukee)
MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA, KANSAS The Hoover Company 6205 Prospect Avenue Kansas City, MO. 64130 9034 Natural Bridge Road
The Hoover Company 7021 John W. Carpenter Freeway Dallas, Texas 75247 6655 Hillcroft Ave. Houston, Texas 77036
(St. Louis) NEBRASKA, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, IOWA The Hoover Company 8220 “J” Street Omaha, Nebraska 68127
WASHINGTON, OREGON, IDAHO, MONTANA, ALASKA
The Hoover Company 13555 Aurora Ave., North Seattle, Wash. 98133 10255 Southwest Parkway Portland, Oregon 97225
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Your Hoover appliance is guaranteed for normal household use against original defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. This guarantee covers labor and parts required to place this appliance in correct operating condition. If the product is mailed in for service under the guarantee, transportation will be paid one way but this guarantee does not cover pick up, delivery, or house calls. No responsibility is assumed if the appliance is not used according to the instruction book and at the voltage marked on the appliance. Also, any damage resulting from the use of other than genuine Hoover parts voids this guarantee. Guarantee service can be obtained only at Hoover Factory Service Centers (listed on Service Sheet included) or Hoover Authorized Warranty Service Dealers. (Consult the yellow pages of your telephone directory under “Vacuum Cleaners - Hoover App I iances”). If there are any questions concerning this warranty or the availability of Warranty Service Outlets, write to the attention of the Service Manager, The Hoover Company, 101 East Maple Street, North Canton, Ohio 44720. THEHOOVERCOMPANY