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What is the best way to get access to the power switch?

The issue is how to open up the cleaner, to replace the switch. It seems to use pentagonal hex nuts (maybe 3mm dia) at the bottom of the slenderest access tube - no hope at all of my master-craftsman's magic-tool kit getting to these, so I have chiselled out the plastic around the push button switch, and now I have to drill out the switch itself.

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    Nothappy Coustumer May 06, 2014

    This is a Hoover VACUUM CLEANER - don't know how it ended up under washing machines?


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probably not door switch, but to access, remove door gasketf rom cabinet in area of door switch and door switch is only held by 2 screws. more likely to be the suppressor capacitor. remove top and look at suppressor - they sometimes go pop

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