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Hoover 3022a
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Post# 1080567   7/11/2020 at 03:51 (986 days old) by Moot (ENMORE Australia)        

I have a Hoover 3022a - and was wondering if anyone knew where I could source an Owners Manual, and/or a Service Manual of any sort?

Would be much appreciated


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Post# 1080568 , Reply# 1   7/11/2020 at 05:01 (986 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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Is this a twin tub or automatic washer as google throws up new machines.??

Post# 1080572 , Reply# 2   7/11/2020 at 05:35 (986 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Hi Moot.

Please can you post a picture of the front of the machine, just to confirm what the machine is.

Hopefully will be able to help, if my suspicions are correct.


Post# 1080580 , Reply# 3   7/11/2020 at 06:46 (986 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hoover 3022a ?

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Welcome to the club Martin, for a first post you have us all engaged ha ha, Hoover 3022a here throws up a half panel tumble dryer from the 70`s ?

Looking forward to seeing pictures of what is it with you ?

Cheers, Mike

Post# 1080646 , Reply# 4   7/11/2020 at 16:18 (985 days old) by Rolls_rapide (.)        
Look at the Thread Header Tag

It suggests that it is a 'vintage dryer'.

Post# 1080831 , Reply# 5   7/13/2020 at 00:38 (984 days old) by Moot (ENMORE Australia)        
Hoover 3022a

Yes, it is a dryer. I tried to edit the post and add more pics, but couldn't as I am a Novice... :-(....
But now I think I can as a reply.

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Post# 1081023 , Reply# 6   7/14/2020 at 15:17 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Hi Martin.
Thanks for the photos.
Had to be sure exactly what the machine was as, although in the UK model 3022 images are plentiful model 3022A has never knowingly been photographed.

Model 3022A is visually identical to model 3022 so, unless you look at it's innards, you'd never know the difference.

I won't go into too much history BUT lol ....

Post# 1081025 , Reply# 7   7/14/2020 at 15:19 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

This is version 1 Model 3022, introduced in 1970 ....

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Post# 1081026 , Reply# 8   7/14/2020 at 15:19 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

This is version 2 Model 3022, introduced in 1971 ....

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Post# 1081028 , Reply# 9   7/14/2020 at 15:20 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

This is version 3 Model 3022, introduced in 1972 ....

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Post# 1081030 , Reply# 10   7/14/2020 at 15:23 (982 days old) by Rolls_rapide (.)        

Version 1 with the half panel console looks very odd.

Were there substantial differences internally?

Post# 1081032 , Reply# 11   7/14/2020 at 15:28 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

With the Model 3022A appearing briefly for period circa 1975 - your machine was built in July 1975.

1975 saw a new range introduced in the UK - the 'Superstyle' range - replacing the previous 'Matchbox' range of which model 3022/3022A was a part.
Model 3022A was a bit different though, as although visually it was the old range, mechanically it was as per the new range, with a number of internal differences when compared to the old matchbox range ....

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Post# 1081033 , Reply# 12   7/14/2020 at 15:35 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

I do hope the previous image is legible - I also hope the instruction manual and servicing info I am about to post is legible too!

The pictures are not small and of good quality, but whenever I upload images the site shrinks them and decimates the quality of them.

If they are bad, I can e-mail them to those who want copies of them.

Post# 1081034 , Reply# 13   7/14/2020 at 15:37 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Hi Rolls Rapide.

The differences were to do with the bearings, both front and back and the motor.

Hopefully its legible in my previous image - fingers crossed.

Post# 1081035 , Reply# 14   7/14/2020 at 15:41 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        
Instruction manual for Model 3022 ....

.... but will equally apply to model 3022A as differences were mechanical, rather than performance ....

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Post# 1081037 , Reply# 15   7/14/2020 at 15:45 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

and servicing ....

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Post# 1081038 , Reply# 16   7/14/2020 at 15:45 (982 days old) by Rolls_rapide (.)        

Yes - thanks!

Legible, and understandable - from the time when Hoover was open and honest with its information.

Pity the same can't be said of the modern company...! (and I speak from recent experience).

Post# 1081039 , Reply# 17   7/14/2020 at 15:52 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Well on my computer the images i've uploaded show up in an awful quality, which is why I don't tend to post pictures, or do history threads anymore cause I can't maintain the picture quality.
Ah well, so long as they are readable - as I mentioned before, if anyone wants proper copies of what I post on this thread - let me know and I will e-mail them.

Post# 1081040 , Reply# 18   7/14/2020 at 16:01 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        
Matchboxes in Australia

Both the UK Hoover mid range washing machine - model 3236H - and the dryer started being exported to Australia around 1974, the advert below being dated from that year, with the the machines being marketed as Hoover 'Space Makers'....

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Post# 1081041 , Reply# 19   7/14/2020 at 16:07 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Below is a link to an old thread set up by forum member 'Crouzet951' containing lots of Hoover Australia brochures (shows the upload quality of the images you used to be able to achieve!) ...

CLICK HERE TO GO TO matchboxpaul's LINK

Post# 1081042 , Reply# 20   7/14/2020 at 16:14 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

The 3236H and 3022 were replaced after a few years by models specifically for the australian market - the 455 washer and the 155 dryer - still built in Wales and , marketed as the 'Little Big Wash' in Australia.

The link below takes you to John's (Crouzet951) restoration thread of his 455 washer and also shows his 155 dryer, the latter replacing model 3022A in Australia ...

CLICK HERE TO GO TO matchboxpaul's LINK

Post# 1081044 , Reply# 21   7/14/2020 at 16:24 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

The 455 and 155 were then replaced by 465 and 165 in 1979 - brochure sent to me by John.

The 465 was an Australian product, whilst I presume the dryer was still imported from Wales.

After that, the 465 was replaced by the first models branded 'Zodiac' and the dryers (I think) were Fisher & Paykel products branded Hoover 'Apollo' - from this point, the services of the UK Matchbox machines were dispensed with in Australia and the products were home grown, whilst the Zodiac and later Electra models were in production...

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Post# 1081045 , Reply# 22   7/14/2020 at 16:28 (982 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Hope the above helps with the background to your 3022A, Martin.

Thanks for posting the picture of your machine and welcome to the forum.


Post# 1081049 , Reply# 23   7/14/2020 at 16:48 (982 days old) by Rolls_rapide (.)        

How did Hoover come by the design of their first dryer, model 3020? The English Electric 'copy'...

Did they buy it in?

Post# 1081196 , Reply# 24   7/16/2020 at 02:41 (981 days old) by Moot (ENMORE Australia)        
Hoover 3022a

Appreciate all the info and answers - you guys really are "Otaku" (A Japanese word meaning someone who is a driven specialist).....
Had another look at it today, whilst the drum rotates very smoothly, except for a slight shudder as it stops, unfortunately the heater doesn't work, nor does the air circulation...
Have tried to find Aussies that may be interested in it, to see if they can resurrect it. I don't have the space.
It is a very sturdy and heavy cabinet, and the enamel drum is perfect.

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