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Vacuum trouble My vacuum turns on but will only run if I am moving it across the carpet. It worked fine yesterday. It won't run on bare floor either.

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SOURCE: loss os self propel and suction??

Your belts are worn out. These belts should be replaced once a year.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Carpet/Floor Switch problem on Hoover WindTunnel Vacuum

Well, you have to deal with it, you have to play with this electrical things if you want to fix this problems.

The good news is, the sources of the problems is the switch already broken.The first things before you do anything is, find this switch on the market first to changes the old ones.Then, remove the power cord from the outlet of course.

After have it, then you must open the old switch, and remove it from the unit by cutting the cables using cutter/ pliers or anything.But remember, you must remember the locations of each cable that been cut, you can use Camera Cellphone to make sure of it if you like.

Then put the cables back together with the new switch, after all done, clean all the mess and try operate it.

Hope it works!!!

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

Testimonial: "I got into the switch area and found that it has a clip at the end. I reset the switch and it's working better. I'm sure I need to replace soon. Thx!"

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SOURCE: I have a Hoover S3630

does your vacuum have an adjuster knob on the front? if so try raising the unit so that the brushes don't bind up on the rug and burn out the belt

Posted on Dec 28, 2010

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SOURCE: The carpet/bare floor switch does

Turn it over, remove the plate over the brush roll, remove the cover over the intake hose. There are two screws, one on each site, remove it and, using a flat blade, there is a slot on each side, from the bottom, push it in to release it and then the top will come off.

here can find some similar guide (with pics): t3681318-expose_switch_test

Also, here could find additional and generic details: replace-upright-vacuum-cleaner-belt.

Hope helps.

Posted on May 03, 2011

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