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Replacing a fraayed and twisted power cord on a Hoover windtunnel upright

How do I replace the power cord and will a standard exterior extension cord that is 16 gauge work as a replacement cord?

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    The power cord on my Hoover Wind Tunnel Mach3.6 is frayed and twisted, so I bought a replacement cord . The problem is that I can't find a way to access the area where the cord is connected to the machine. How and where can I get to the place where the cord is connected? Thank You for a quick response.

    Diana

  • jpinto101 Jul 20, 2008

    cord is twisted and frayed. how do i put a replacement cord on?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    I have the same problem, but how do I get the cover off of the vacuum cleaner? Hoover WindTunnel w/bag self-propelled

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Ok so I took this vaccum apart completely except for the electrical and motor systems. It seems to me that without dismantling both of these systems on the vaccum you can't replace the power cord. And I wouldn't recommend taking them apart unless you know what you are doing since replacing the power cord seems to require cutting the old power cord and soldering the new one onto the old terminals. All in all its probably easier to get a new vaccum altogether.

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It has a 35 foot cord on it, but I think an 16g wire should be ok. It may say on the wire what gauge it is and I think that it is either 17 or 18 guage.

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    16 is even better than 17-18 smaller# means thicker wire

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