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Why does my Hoover Wind tunnel not standing upright? I know it's not the foot pedal. Is it a crack in the base or somewhere else? This happens frequently. I've had it fixed several times.

I would like to order the part to replace it myself if I could. Is it easy to do?

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If the pedal is good it may be the base itself that is flexing or broken. Inspect it carefully to determine where or why it is not holding properly.

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