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The self propelled feature does not work. Belts are OK but the drive wheels do not seem to be engaging. Is there a cable or something from the lever on the handle that needs to be replaced?

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My vacuum cleaner does not turn on
could it be the motor out
i check the switch it ok not getting any power to the switch

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

  • dds_147 Jul 19, 2009

    the hoover vacuum clean started working but it stop when i came back from wal mart get a vacuum bag it had no power going to it... i check the out let on wall is ok check

    the switch to the vacuum is ok omg it out turn it off and on it has conitutity to it

    how much would a motor cost and could it be something else that mite be wrong with it

    email me back

    the belt are all ok just no movement of the motor at all

    daniel

    dds_147@yahoo.com

    or cell phone 559) 776-1563

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