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Toe latch is broken, how to repair so the thing will stand up properly while using the hose and attachments?

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The replacement part cost is $7. Order it from your local dealer and it is easy to replace by yourself with a screwdriver and a pair of needle nose pliers.

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The colored pieces on the vacuum are latches. You can remove most parts. For the hose, you may have to remove the cannister to get to the latch through a hole in the main upright part of the vacuum. You can find parts with a search of the Internet. You will have to get the hose with both ends attached, but one source has it for $21.95.

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My unit had a broken hose. I repaired the hose using duct tape and Teflon tape. The breakage seems to be due to a manufacturing error or design defect. The hose is clamped to the unit where it passes to the inside. The position of the clamp did not allow enough slack when the handle is released and the unit is wide open.

The hose coupling has a plastic latch that holds it onto the vacuum nipple. Pry it and remove the coupling. Then trim the ragged end of the hose and clean things up. Wrap the hose with some teflon tape and then tape the hose to the coupling with several turns of duct tape. Attach the hose coupling back onto the vacuum nipple.

Now you should move the clamp say an inch, so that it leaves more slack. Take the two screws out of the clamp and pry out the plastic bracket/cover that holds the clamp in place. Then move the clamp and screw the clamp back onto the bracket/cover. Then snap the bracket/cover back in place.

Take care not to put too much slack in the hose (by moving the clamp too far), as the hose can also bunch up due to being too crowded when the handle is upright.

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My Oreck Upright will not stay upright! The handle falls over everytime I leave it stand on its own.


What you are in need of is what they call a detent. There is a possibility that is has broken off from the housing which means that the only way to repair it properly is to replace the entire housing. It may have just had the screw come loose and has fallen off and just needs to be re-attached and possibly needs a larger screw if the hole is stripped. You will need to take the bottom plate off and remove the screws holding the motor and the right angled air tube and then remove both of those so that you can see where the detent is supposed to be located. When removing the motor, be sure you mark where the wires are attached on the motor so that you wire it back up properly. Hope this helps!

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How do you hook up the hose


Hello There,


Here's instructions on how to use the hose assembly on your Hoover SteamVac Dual V:


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UNPLUG THE UNIT FROM THE WALL.

Attaching The Hose
  1. Open Hose Connection Port (Figure A).
  2. Insert Short Hose End, Matching the tabs on the hose with the same-sized slots in the connection port.
  3. Plug Hose into Port and twist to lock it in place.
  4. Plug the solution Tube that protrudes of the suction hose into the solution connection port (Figure B)


Removing the Hose
  1. Squeeze Latches (Figure C) on top and bottom of the hose. Remove hose from port. Close the Hose port door.
  2. Remove the solution Tube from the Solution connection port by pressing on the white latch.

I hope that this answered your questions. If you have any other questions on hose to use your hose, please feel free to use the comment box at the bottom of the page. I'm always happy to answer any of your follow up questions. If you found this repair helpful, please be so kind and rate the repair helpful, or by leaving feedback. This is very appreciated by the FixYa community and is what keeps repair experts like myself continue to answer free questions, instead of just answering the premium questions in which you have to pay. Thanks so much.

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I think my vacuum is even older. It's a tank type. My carpet attachment won't spin where the brush rotates.


The first thing to do is make sure the power nozzle motor is working. If it is, then check the belt by trying to spin the brush. If it spins freely, the belt is broken and needs replaced.
If the power nozzle motor is NOT running, there could be several things.
1. Make sure brush is clear and cleaned of all loose strings, cords, and other foreign matter.
2. Press reset button. Try vacuum again.

If it still doesn't run, ensure all wire connections are tight, and have no indication of arcing, i.e., blackened or burnt connections. Any such connections need replaced.
There could be a broken wire in the hose. Usually the hose will need to be replaced, but occassionally it can be repaired.
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http://www.aerushome.com/storelocator/

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How do I attache the hose on an Electrolux Epic Cannister vacuum and have it lock into place?


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If you are talking about hooking the hose to the wands, there is a latch that will need to be replaced. If so, the best thing to do is have the service manager replace the latch because there are wires in the hose handle that are sometimes hard to deal with.
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How do I attach the hose to a Kirby G5?


UN PLUG THE MACHINE before attempting this. There is a safety switch that prevents you from getting hurt but please just to be safe un plug the machine.

The hose attaches to the front of the machine. You will need to take off the brushroll nozzle first to do this.

Lift the front lid with the light on it. Pull the plastic lever from the front turn knob. Twist the plastic knob until the red markings line up. Turn the metal latch at the top of the nozzle. Pull off nozzle.

Take hose and attach it to where the nozzle was. The little plastic curved hooks on the hose attach to the metal rod. Once you have the hose on turn the metal latch to hold the hose onto the machine the same way the nozzle was held on.

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Posted by nualaheaneyi on Apr 28, 2008
Hose connection broken.


Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
If you have a broken hose connection, and not knowing the brand name of the vacuum, I can suggest 2 things. If you have an electric hose, meaning that it is attached to a electric power head or power nozzle, some can be repaired depending on what was wrong, but most of the time you have to replace the hose, some pigtails can be replaced but if the electric connection is broken, you need to replace the hose. If it is a non-electric hose, you can use a shrink tube, or cut out the broken part and use a hose cuff to join them together, so just shorten the hose and screw back on the original ends. In either case you need to check with a local vac dealer. Or you can make a new hose with new ends and leave the canister @ the bottom of the stairs and go up with just the long hose, unless you have an upright then you have to make it the length that is on the upright. Or replace it with the genuine hose from the factory or use the ends from the old hose on the replacement hose. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.
Thanks, Don – The Vac Man
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Can't get it to ****!!!


Worked on one with your same problem of poor suction and won't stand up. On the left side of the handle, near the bottom, the port cover isn't on correctly. Take it off, put the handle in the upright position then reinstall the cover.

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