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Hoover U6630-900 Self Propelled WindTunnel Bagless Vacuum - Stuck on "Brush Roll OFF"

We recently acquired a Hoover U6630-900 Self Propelled WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner series X 12.0. The "Brush Roll" option is stuck on OFF and the roller will not spin. The belts are good I believe. We checked and found two belts inside. There is no smoking or smell of anything burning. The "Floor - Carpet / Hard" switch may be to blame. It does catch a little when it is slid all the way to the left or right. It slightly clicks into place, but when sliding it through the middle, there is no resistance at all. My husband and I are mechanically capable and may be able to fix this with a little guidance. Any help you can give us would be great! (No it is not under warranty. I purchased it secondhand and got a great deal because of this problem.) Thank you!

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  • Shelly Fradkin May 08, 2014

    By the way - the roller has been cleaned and it does roll freely.

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You may have to do some disassembly to gain access to the mechanism but you will find it's a rather primitive arrangement that tends to fail over time. If no broken parts are found, some experimental testing will reveal what has to be repaired or adjusted to restore normal operation.Be sure to test "switch" movement as you reassemble to detect binding caused by tightening hardware.

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Posted by Fryeburger on Jun 02, 2008
Need help installing belt on Hoover self propelled upright vacuum

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Hoover Ultra U6430-900 Wind Tunnel Bagged Upright. The best way to install the belt on a Hoover to replace one or both of the belts @ the same time for the best cleaning. The average belt change is every 4 to 6 months for best results. There is a tool that looks like a screwdriver that has a right or left angle on the end that serves as a belt puller and to hook the belt(s) onto the brushroll 1st and then take your puller and then pull or stretch the belt onto the motor pulley. 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.

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When you had the brush roll off, did the ends turn freely? If not then the brush won't turn and the belt will just slip. You would have to replace the brush roll if either of the ends are frozen. Other then that you would have to remove the top cover to see if there any broken parts, there is a spring loaded asm, it has a black wheel that will push the V belt when it is in the carpet setting and the handle is in the down position, it could be jammed so the roller is stuck.

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SOURCE: brush roller on windtunnel won't spin

It sounds like you need to replace the actuator arm or the cable to it. Look for Hoover part 43143046 for a start. I've got a similar problem.

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You probably need to change the belts. Here are the belts you need and the manual:

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Greetings from GoVacuum,

Here's a great video repair tutorial that we've put together to try and help you with the repair on your Hoover WindTunnel. I hope that this helps you with your repair. If you found this solution helpful, please rate this repair video by clicking on the 4 Thumbs Up Icons in the top right hand corner of my repair solution. Feel free to email me at chris.jones@govacuum.com if you have any questions about the repair!

Video Repair of Hoover Windtunnel Belt Change


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