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Part that locks vacuum in upright position, I cannot find

A part, held in place by a torsion spring, broke on my Hoover Windtunnel. I've spent my life fixing things, over and over again, rather than discard, or have someone else do it. However, I'm having trouble finding this part. Apparently, this part also has something to do with diverting suction to the hand tools, when the vacuum is in the upright position. When it broke, the suction ceased when attempting to use the hand tools. The only other information I can offer is that there's a very discrete number printed on the side of the plastic, within the mold, that reads 38719-066. Can anyone tell me whare I might order this part and fix my, otherwise, good Hoover Vacuum? Thanks,

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I have the exact same problem as you described it. I was hoping to find this plastic part reading 38719-006, and it seems it is not available as a part by it self. The attached image includes both the part you will need to purchase 43516010 along with the sub part circled.
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Its a shame that this sub part isn't available by it self, but you can't have everything. The major part sells from about $16-25 with shipping on the net.

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Http://www.searspartsdirect.com

Look up your model here and search for that part on the schematic.

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