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Having trouble replacing top hood cover on hoover windtunnel self propelled bagless upright after removing to replace actuator arm.

I can't seem to get it back down over the 2 adjustment sliders for the height and floor/carpet. Is there a position I should set them to prior to slipping the hood over before snapping it into place?

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SOURCE: Hoover Bagless Windtunnel - Self Propel feature not working

I have the same problem with ours. If you lift the vacuum by the handle it breaks the lever on the transmission. You can find a replacement cable and lever on line for about $16.00 it is somewhat involved to repair but can be done by someone with mechanical ability. You can try and find a repair shop but be careful, they sometimes tell you the part is not available and try to sell you something else. I think they should be able to do the job for aprox. $80.00, but they may want more. I did it myself plus the height adj. knob for $24.00

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Hoover Windtunnel

Sounds like you have a bad brush roll(48414115), take it out and see the the ends turn freely or not, if not, then replace it. Also check the the slots that the brush roll sits in to make sure they haven't melted. I am assuming that the motor is running, if not, then it may have froze up.


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Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Hoover self propelled U6630900 idler arm lock

Remove the bottom plate (4 screws), remove belts and brush roller. There may be 1 small screw in the center front of the vac under the brush roller. remove this one. If this is a bagless model you will also need to remove all of the back screws (torx) that hold the lower hose on. This needs to be removed to take the hood off. underneath on each side of the power drive assembly you will have 1 screw, remove them. there is a clip on each side that snaps the front on, push them out with a screwdriver. Then the hood is removed.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: how do I fix the carpet/floor switch on a hoover

The carpet / floor switch is a mechanical assembly. the bottom cover needs to be removed to expose the screws for the hood cover to be removed. then the switch can be accessed for repair

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Hoover Model #U6430-900, Self-propelled

Hi There,

Here's a step by step guide that will explain in detail how to remove the top cover on your Hoover. The repair was written for a different problem then one you're experiencing, but you can follow along step by step to see how you can remove the top cover.

If you haven't already purchased the actuator arm, here's a link for you to the part on Amazon
Hoover Windtunnel Self-Propelled Windtunnel Actuator Arm

Here's the repair guide:
Step 1. Make sure that the vacuum is unplugged. Turn the machine upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. I find the easiest way to do this is to put the brushes on top of a counter top or work bench with the handle of the vacuum resting on the floor. Remove the four screws that hold the bottom plate in place. Remove the bottom plate, both belts and then the roller brush from the machine:


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Step 2. There are 3 screws that hold the top brush cover in place that need to be removed. On the right side the screw is down below the transmission to the right. There's also a screw in the agitator tray, in the middle that needs to be removed. NOTE: This small screw in the agitator tray is only present on some models, you's may or may not have this little screw, but all models will have all other screws circled. I have circled both screws that need to be removed:


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The screws on the left side that need to be removed are also circled. One screw holds the upper brush cover on, and the other two screws secure the hose in place. Remove all three screws as well as the transparent hose cover:


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Step 3. After all of these screws have been removed, there are two clips that are the last things holding the top brush cover onto the vacuum. Use a flat head screwdriver to push these clips off on both the left and right sides. The right side clip is near the pulley that the flat belt2_bing.gif rides on, and the left side clip is next to the internal hose.


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Step 4. Once both of these clips have been pushed so the unhook from the lower agitator housing, remove the top cover.

Once you have removed the top cover, here's a link to a guide that will show you how to replace the actuator arm itself:
http://vacfactsblog.com/2009/12/how-to-change-actuator-on-hoover-self-propel-vacuum-cleaner-step-by-step/

I hope that this information helped you fix your vacuum cleaner. If you have any follow up questions, or need clarification on something, please feel free to use the comment box here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be happy to answer any of your questions.

If this was helpful, please be so kind and rate the repair, or leave feedback. This is greatly appreciated by the Fixya community if an answer was helpful.

Thanks again,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com

Posted on Jun 15, 2010

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Hi There,

Here's a step by step guide that will explain in detail how to remove the top cover on your Hoover. The repair was written for a different problem then one you're experiencing, but you can follow along step by step to see how you can remove the top cover.

If you haven't already purchased the actuator arm, here's a link for you to the part on Amazon
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Here's the repair guide:
Step 1. Make sure that the vacuum is unplugged. Turn the machine upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. I find the easiest way to do this is to put the brushes on top of a counter top or work bench with the handle of the vacuum resting on the floor. Remove the four screws that hold the bottom plate in place. Remove the bottom plate, both belts and then the roller brush from the machine:


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Step 2. There are 3 screws that hold the top brush cover in place that need to be removed. On the right side the screw is down below the transmission to the right. There's also a screw in the agitator tray, in the middle that needs to be removed. NOTE: This small screw in the agitator tray is only present on some models, you's may or may not have this little screw, but all models will have all other screws circled. I have circled both screws that need to be removed:


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The screws on the left side that need to be removed are also circled. One screw holds the upper brush cover on, and the other two screws secure the hose in place. Remove all three screws as well as the transparent hose cover:


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Step 3. After all of these screws have been removed, there are two clips that are the last things holding the top brush cover onto the vacuum. Use a flat head screwdriver to push these clips off on both the left and right sides. The right side clip is near the pulley that the flat belt2_bing.gif rides on, and the left side clip is next to the internal hose.


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Step 4. Once both of these clips have been pushed so the unhook from the lower agitator housing, remove the top cover.

Once you have removed the top cover, here's a link to a guide that will show you how to replace the actuator arm itself:
http://vacfactsblog.com/2009/12/how-to-change-actuator-on-hoover-self-propel-vacuum-cleaner-step-by-step/

I hope that this information helped you fix your vacuum cleaner. If you have any follow up questions, or need clarification on something, please feel free to use the comment box here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be happy to answer any of your questions.

If this was helpful, please be so kind and rate the repair, or leave feedback. This is greatly appreciated by the Fixya community if an answer was helpful.

Thanks again,

Chris Jones
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When this stops working, it can be caused by several things. The first, most common problem is that the belts have either broken, or stretched to a point where they no longer engage the self-propelled mechanism. In order to verify this, simply make sure that the machine is set to the Carpet setting, turn the machine on, and turn it over on it's side with the handle release pedal reclined (make sure it's not in the upright position). Is the brush at the bottom of the vacuum spinning? If no, this definitely indicates that your belts have gone bad and need to be replaced. There are two belts on your machine, one controls the brush, the other controls the self-propelled mechanism. We've shot a helpful video that walks you through step by step on how to replace the belts.

This is by far the most common problem that we see on your particular model:


The other problem if the belts are installed properly that would cause the self-propelled wouldn't work would be the self-propelled actuator arm. There is a cable that starts at the handle of the vacuum, and runs all the way down to the floor head of the vacuum that controls the transmission. As you pull backwards on the handle of the vacuum, the cable pulls this actuator arm backwards, which then turns the wheels backwards, and when you push forward it turns the wheels forward.

The problem with the way it's designed however, is that if you pick up the vacuum cleaner by the handle of the machine rather then using the carrying handle on the back of the vacuum, it causes too much tension on the actuator arm, and will cause the cable to rip right out of the arm.

This is a VERY common problem on this model. To check and see if this part is broken on your vacuum, step on the handle release pedal so that the handle is in the vacuuming position, push the pedal a second time so the machine lays flat on the floor.

Now if you look right behind the height adjustment switch, and the rug / floor switch where the floor part meets the upright part, you should see a cable that connects into the actuator arm. Pull up and down on the handle and look for movement. Is the cable loose with only a nut attached to it, or is it resting in the actuator arm?

Here's a very helpful link that shows you exactly how to replace the actuator arm:
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If this didn't help you, and the problem is still happening, please just use the add a comment form here on Fixya and let me know that you're still having problems. I'd be honored to go through and do some more advanced diagnosing with you.


I hope this we helpful to you. If you did find this helpful, please be so kind and leave feedback for me. This is why repair professionals like myself continue to come back and give free repair advice, to get the recognition of a job well done.

Thanks so much,

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You can do the best to try and not pick up the machine by the handle, but instead using the carrying handle on the back of the vacuum cleaner, this is distribute the weight much better, and even make the machine seem less heavy, and this will also prevent the actuator arm from breaking again in the future.

Now for fixing your vacuum, Please click the link below for an excellent tutorial on how to replace this part;

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