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Post# 1032685   5/15/2019 at 08:28 by A3620 (Lytham St Annes)        

I hate it when someone turns up out of the blue expecting something for nothing, but Iím really sorry to say thatís what Iím doing here.
While desperately trying to avoid a trip to the scrap yard, I stumbled across this forum in a frantic search to find a seemingly insignificant but crucial part for my beloved Hoover Logic 1300.
Let me explain. Sometime back in the 1990ís, before my wife and I got together, she bought her first and only washing machine: a second hand Hoover Logic 1300 A3620 (built around 1985)
After we were married, we set up home together and started a family etc. In all this time the Hoover has been faithfully working away in the corner. It must have washed thousands and thousands of loads.
Apart from a new motor in 2000, then a drum spider and bearings around 2008, it has been really reliable and we have become quite attached to the old girl.
I recently started to notice the 11 year old drum bearings are beginning to grumble again, so I need to swap them. I am a fairly accomplished mechanic and can do most repairs myself, but unfortunately the machine is now so old that I am struggling to source spare parts.
However, the main problem I now have, is the small toothed rubber band that displays the timer position has just snapped. It seems trivial, but it is almost impossible to use the machine without knowing which program is set.
I removed the front panel and dismantled the small pulleys etc, and found the band has snapped with age. As an interim fix, I superglued it and its working again ..but for how long?
Sadly, if I cannot replace the timer pointer belt, then I donít see much point swapping the bearings and with a heavy heart the machine will be scrapped for the sake of this tiny rubber belt.
So my question is: is there anyone out there who knows where I might get a Hoover Logic dial pointer band?
By the way, if I can get the parts, is anyone interested in pictures showing how to dismantle the timer pointer and change a drum spider and bearings?

Post# 1032925 , Reply# 1   5/18/2019 at 02:30 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hoover A3620 Washing Machine

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Hello Chris and Welcome to the madhouse, great you have managed to keep such a Hoover icon washer working, the Logics are a one of the last true sturdy Hoovers, love those solid cabinets.

Like you say with mechanical knowledge you can keep these machines running providing the parts are available. Have never come across a snapped timeline on these, chances of a New in Box part will be rare but not impossible.
I will ask a few of the lads with parts to see if can sort, prob from a donor machine / time / fascia etc.

What colour is yours ??

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Post# 1032926 , Reply# 2   5/18/2019 at 02:40 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hover Logic A3620

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There are a number of threads on here about servicing this model, heres one covering the ribbon etc...

CLICK HERE TO GO TO chestermikeuk's LINK

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Post# 1032933 , Reply# 3   5/18/2019 at 04:20 by turbokinetic (Northport, Alabama USA)        

That's really an advanced machine from the 1980's! I hope you can manage to get the timer indicator fixed.

I've never seen one in-person, but if you can find a synchronous belt which will fit the pulleys, it might be possible to attach a colored indicator to the back side of it and create an indicator ribbon.

I know that with the restoration of the antique fridges I am into; we often have to fabricate the parts which are no longer available.

Post# 1032949 , Reply# 4   5/18/2019 at 08:59 by nuvistor (Great Britain)        

Ransome spares list a "Hoover, indicator belt,orange" if that sounds like what Your after?


Post# 1033340 , Reply# 5   5/21/2019 at 18:12 by a3620 (Lytham St Annes)        

Thanks everyone for your warm welcome; I really appreciate the help. Sorry for delay in replying, Iím right in the middle of restoring an old Rover SD1 at the moment, and that project seems to be taking over my life.
But back to the Hoover Logic. Well it seems there is hope for finding an indicator belt. For those interested, I have posted a pic of the old girl. As you can see it lives in a kitchen cupboard so has a plinth at the bottom. It looks like an integral job, but itís really just free standing.
The eagle eyed amongst you may see where I pencilled in the program numbers because when I did the temporary super glue repair on the indicator belt, I put it back in the wrong position, but it didnít seem worth tearing it down again until I could source a replacement belt.

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