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Melted bristles in brush head

I have a Hoover U5458-900 Windtunnel (not self-propelled). The bristles on the right side of the brush head (not the side where the belt goes) seem to have 'melted' together at their tips; and just the bristles in the first section of the brush. They also elongated enough to cause a burning smell while vacuuming my carpet.

I trimmed off the melted ends and the brush head now seems to work fine. What could have caused the melting??

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SOURCE: Hoover Bagless Windtunnel - Self Propel feature not working

I have the same problem with ours. If you lift the vacuum by the handle it breaks the lever on the transmission. You can find a replacement cable and lever on line for about $16.00 it is somewhat involved to repair but can be done by someone with mechanical ability. You can try and find a repair shop but be careful, they sometimes tell you the part is not available and try to sell you something else. I think they should be able to do the job for aprox. $80.00, but they may want more. I did it myself plus the height adj. knob for $24.00

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SOURCE: Self-Propelled WindTunnel by Hoover U6445906

· Sometimes grabs the carpet for no reason.
· Comes back too fast when I push it back.

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
Self-Propelled WindTunnel by Hoover U6445906 Without knowing the brand name or model number you may have the height adjustment to low and the vacuum will say “bite down” on the carpet of which will make the belt burn and might leave marks on the carpet – and if you have a self-propelled vacuum it does come back fast if you because you have a transmission just like a car and you have to control the speed of the vacuum or because it may have a weak belt the vacuum will pull back easier – I really would like to know the brand name and model number so that I could accurately give a better answer . Recommended belt change for flat belt(s) are 4 to 6 months for better cleaning and one a year for a geared belt – both can stretch and lose their cleaning function

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SOURCE: height adjustment on Hoover Windtunnel u5755-900 no longer works

On this model it is only a single slide adjustment lever. have you trie to tilt the vac backwards (lifting the wieght off the front wheels) and then slide the adjustment lever?

If there is a mechanical issue with it. take the bottom plate and roller out, and then the 2 small screws which hold the cover on underneath. you should be able to see the problem from there

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SOURCE: hoover windtunnel u5753-900 roller brush won't

Suggest you replace the belt.

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SOURCE: Hoover U5780-900 Windtunnel Cyclonic Bagless

You probably need to change the belts. Here are the belts you need and the manual:

Hoover 5780-900 Belts

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Here's a step by step guide that will explain in detail how to remove the top cover on your Hoover. The repair was written for a different problem then one you're experiencing, but you can follow along step by step to see how you can remove the top cover.

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The screws on the left side that need to be removed are also circled. One screw holds the upper brush cover on, and the other two screws secure the hose in place. Remove all three screws as well as the transparent hose cover:


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Step 3. After all of these screws have been removed, there are two clips that are the last things holding the top brush cover onto the vacuum. Use a flat head screwdriver to push these clips off on both the left and right sides. The right side clip is near the pulley that the flat belt2_bing.gif rides on, and the left side clip is next to the internal hose.


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I hope that this information helped you fix your vacuum cleaner. If you have any follow up questions, or need clarification on something, please feel free to use the comment box here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be happy to answer any of your questions.

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