My 17 year old was using the vacuum and ran over his head phone cord, he yanked the cord out of the vacuum, and now the self propelled feature of this vacuum is not working, I have checked to make sure the belts are on, and they are. I did find a small broken black plastic piece in the vacuum, but I don't know where it came from, can't see anywhere that is might have fit. Would buying new belts help this, they are a few years old, or am I in for a huge repair bill.
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Re: Self Propelled Feature Has Stopped Working
Does the brush roll turn when it it is on the carpet? The flat belts should be changed often, they stretch and won't turn the brush roll. When you pull back on the handle, does it feel loose or does it feel like you are pulling a cable. It you tilt the handle back, then look down on the right, there is a cable, does it look ok and attached to a nlack plastic part, if not then the actuator is broken. Do the 2 knobs on the nozzle slide back and forth, if not, then the slide may be broken. You may have to take off the top cover and inspect it.
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Move the carpet height control switch to a higher position if the vacuum is difficult to push. If the setting is too low for the carpet being cleaned, the brushes press against the floor preventing the vacuum from moving easily.Set to a medium-high height setting then check.Slide the "Self-Propel" button to the "ON" position if the cleaner does not self-propel.
The self-propel feature operates only when the cleaner switch
and the self propel button are both
Try this settings and check.This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Check the plastic part, which the the self propelled cable is attached to. (release the handle, tilt it back. You should be able to see the cable attached by a screw to a black plastic arm.) It is either broken or the cable is lose.
The V belt usually wears down first. Remove the roller and belt to visually check for wear and belt material in the roller pulley. I would change the flat belt as well. Also, replace the cord if any wires are exposed
http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=794479 Generic problem for all Vacuums I own a self-propelled Hoover Posted by gohornsgo on July 17, 2008 I own a self-propelled Hoover Wind Tunnel vacuum cleaner (Model U6425-920). I do now have an owner's manual and was wondering how to clean the HEPA filter on this model (*this model uses a vacuum cleaner bag also). Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The best way to clean the HEPA filter is to take it outside and use a blower over the trash can and blow off the dust and dirt, or use things like an old paint brush and brush it off, or you can vacuum it off with another canister vacuum or shop vac if you have an extra one. For the best filtration is to replace it, there fore the air flow will catch most of the dust and dirt and then you would have to watch how fast it gets dirty and then do the maintenance. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://www.hoover.com Telephone Contact our Customer Service Department at 1.330.499.9499 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST Thanks, Don the Vac Man Go Ahead. Use Us.
http://www.geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=40540&thid=564949 Hoover only two years old and it stopped working! Posted by baby_nurse on May 02, 2008 My Hoover self propelled wind tunnel was working great until a couple of days ago when it started shutting on and off while vacuuming. I thought it was the outlet but when I plugged it into two different outlets it did the same thing. Then finally yesterday it just stopped working it won't even turn on when plugged in. I thought it was the switch but it is not. Is it the motor? Has the motor burned out? Do I need to buy a new one? Help!! Hello, I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Hoover U6616-900 Windtunnel Bagless Upright I think you are right, if it is not the switch then it would be the motor. Does it smell bad like a burning smell? If so it is definitely the motor and then @ that point you may want to get an estimate for motor replacement, and keep in mind of what you spent on the vacuum versus what the cost of repair might be. My own rule of thumb is if it cost more than ½ of the price I paid for it then you have to decide – do I want to pay the repaired cost for the vacuum or do I want to purchase a new one. Just a suggestion... You may want to check with your local vac dealer.So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions. http://www.hoover.comTelephone Contact our Customer Service Department at 1.330.499.9499 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST Don – The Vac Man Go Ahead.Use Us.