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Bad on/off switch hoover U6476

How can I replace switch

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  • otisandlinda Feb 24, 2009

    I believe it has to do with the cable that extends down to just above the light. I am having the same problem.

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It's probably the power switch. My switch was dicey for a couple years, finally gave out. Easy to replace.

Remove the two screws just above the WARNING on the rear of the upper handle assembly, then slide the whole assembly to the rear of the vacuum.

Remove the dust bag cover. You will see two holes just above the upper corners of the dust bag. Remove the screws from these recessed screw holes.

Open the furniture cleaner cover and remove the cleaner attachment. Remove the single screw that was hidden behind the attachment. Then remove the attachment housing by pulling it towards the front of the vacuum.

Inside you will see the rear of the power switch. Pull off the power wires (don't worry, easy on/off male/female connectors, no soldering).

The switch is held in by tension bars at the upper and lower rear of the switch. Firmly press down on one of both of the upper/lower tension bars, and push the switch through the housing from the rear of the switch.

Replacement part number is 28161067, about $2.50. Shop will charge about $85 to repair it themselves.

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

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This has happened to me on at least two of my well used hoover windtunnels that I've owned. Easy fix: take the handle off and tightly wrap duct tape or electrical tape around the black plastic "switch rod". Doing that will make it thicker and thus able to activate the on/off switch again.

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