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Hoover s3330 with something loose

Hoover s3330 Something is loose inside motor compartment. Trying to open case, 4 screws in the front are already out, but case still doesn't open. Where are remaining screws? Thanks.

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SOURCE: Hoover vacuum handle attaching screws

They are just a coarse thread(very coarse) about 3/4 in long, phillips head.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

SOURCE: Filter queen 95X (1991)
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Filter queen 95X (1991)
Posted by alexun on Jul 10, 2008
Filter queen 95X (1991) Motor is noisy but still work fine.
Can there be a loose screw inside ? Can I open the motor and look inside ?

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. The sounds coming from the motor sounds like it is the 2 sheet metal fans that do loosen up and start to make noise; and if you are handy and can do service work yourself you can replace the fans, but make sure you mark the wires when you remove the wire and the motor. If you have questions feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or cal the Filter Queen cust serv line listed below. 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.
Customer Service 1-800-344-1840
Thanks, Don the Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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SOURCE: how do you open hoover s3639???????

Take out all the tools out of the tools compartment. The screws are "hiding" under the tools.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a small canister

I may be able to help, but would need to know what model your machine is. Re-post, giving as much detail as possible and we'll see...

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Hoover U6317-930 - Turbine Locked Up!

You will need to remove the hood as though changing the belt. Then best to detach the handle/ bag chamber with the black screw at the lower end in the center.
Lay the vac flat and you should see two clamps over the motor housing, one on either side. Undo the clamps and the motor will lift out. There will be four more screws holding the fan shroud onto the motor housing. Remove these and detach the fan end only. Installation is the reverse order. The fan itself will unscrew if replacing,just secure the motor shaft without damaging it.
Polish the motor shaft clean for a new belt, removing burned rubber. I use 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper or steel wool.
Any evidence of a damaged fan blade means a new fan is required.
While you're at it, unscrew the end caps on the brush roll and remove the hair and thread. Then reassemble so it spins freely when holding the end caps. Install a new genuine belt. It will be snug, use the brush to pull it into place.
When reassembling be sure to engage the carpet height control through the lid
If this helps please acknowledge. If not psot back with the next problem

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Where are screws located that access main motor

If the model is the same as pictured, the screws should be visible.
If the model is older like I think it is, the screws are going to be a tad tough to get to, but not impossible.

First you will need to take the bag door off. Open it like you would to change the bag and then push the bag door back farther so that the hinges "pop" out. Generally how i do it is put it on the counter, with the bag facing you, open as far as you can, grab the top portion of the bag door and push it back quickly.

Now, when the bag door is off, with a flat screw driver, the colored housing above the gray bumper will come off. insert the flat screwdriver in there and pry it open a touch. do that to the other side as well. Once both sides are open, you want to slide the screwdriver towards the back of the unit and gently pry the back off.

under there you will find 2 screws (if you need to go that far at this point) and you can remove the back of the unit easily.

Good luck,

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

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