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The switch on our Hoover Windtunnel vacuum cleaner is not working. I have located the replacement part on your website...part#Ho-28161067, I've removed the wires from the switch. Is there any trick to actually removing and replacing the switch itself? It seems to be in there rather tight.

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No, follow the directions to replacing the switch and you should be good. if you got the kit then splice the wires and replace them with the wires profied and the wire nuts, you should be good.

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