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Hoover problem the wheels on the bottom of my upright have come off , i have put them back on but i do not know where the metal clip should go and also the height ajuster for the wheels does not work, any ideas thanks kevin oates

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The metal clip is a leaf spring and there is a slot for it, You may have to pull the cover off, may have a broken piece for the adjuster. Would help to have model number.

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