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High pitched noise

I hadn't run my Hoover F5866900 for some time, it was stored inside the house though and when I went to turn it on, all it does is make this high-pitched noise. It has never done this before. Any suggestions? Thanks for your time.

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Re: High pitched noise

It sounds like you may have a bearing problem. The motor bearing eventually gets damaged by the water vapor that is drawn in by the fan. This will cause a high pitch squeel from the motor. It is possible to replace the bearing, but it should be addressed by a professional techician.

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