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Hoover Wind Tunnel U6439-900

I have to take the handle off of the vacuum every other week to manually switch the internal on/off button to off. I there a problem with this switch or the mechanism that interacts with it? When I turn it off manually, it is significantly harder to turn it to OFF than it is to turn it to ON. Were there any recalls for this problem?

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  • BevsJim Dec 30, 2007

    We've had ours for about two years & had the same issue from about the first month. I tried putting spacers behind the plastic finger that slides up and down which helped for awhile but now the switch itself has become too difficult to move with the finger.

    I should have heeded an opinion I read before buying the darn thing. The reviewer said he was a mechanical engineer and cited the faulty design of the mechanism.

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    on off switch is not working



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There was a recall from Hoover awhile back regarding the switch, On the model number tag is an 1-800 #, call it and have your model and serial number ready, they will tell you if you need repair from this recall. But if it is only 2 or 3 years old, then it isn't for your model. Otherwise just replace the switch.

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