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S3755 Hoover canister bagless vac no power to head

Replaced the power head drive belt which was relaxed and slipping. After replacement turned on vac and power head motor would not run. Removed belt. Motor still wouldn't run. Thought maybe thermal breaker tripped so unplugged for 1/2 hr. Still won't run. Removed lamp and checked voltage at lamp pins--no voltage. Breaker bad? Where is the thermal breaker? Also is it normal to see open circuit 115 VAC at the receptacle in the speed control handle when the carpet button is pushed? Can't check it under load. Damn them for not putting a manually resettable breaker in the power head. How stupid! Thanks!

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  • l_boneal Dec 29, 2008

    Doubt if its the breaker...more likely it's a break in the cord connector(s) at either end of the wand between the handle and the power head. My guess is the connector at the bottom of the wand since that's the one that's pulled in and out all the time to change from power head to flooring head. Check the male pins in the mating connectors. If they're tight, it's likely a broken or intermittent wire that connects to one of the female pins in the wand connector. In one of their finer "gotcha" designs, you'll have to replace the whole wand, about $85! If you're good at repair, you can drill out the rivet in the recepacle band, pull out the plastic recepacle, split it apart and solder the broken wire. Drill and tap the wand for a no. 10 x 3/8" screw & reassemble being sure to use a no. 10 star washer. I've done it just because I was so p-----d at Hoover for using such acheap crimp connector in the recepatcle.

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