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Power switch will not work

Seems there is a short in the power switch, is that possible, I have it disassembled and seems there is power going into the on/off button, but will only spuratically turn on

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    I have a relatively new Hoover Windtunnel bagged vauum and the on-off slide switch won't turn the machine off. I have to unplug the machine. Do I really have to replace the entire switch?

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Hoover U6437-900 U6439-900 Windtunnel Upright
seems there is a short in the power switch, is that possible, I have it disassembled and seems there is power going into the on/off button, but will only sporadically turn on

I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
This could be a defective switch or it could be a loose connection or wire – chances are that it is a defective switch and needs replacement – this could be a slider switch of which does wear out and that is why it will comes on sporadically – if there is a local vacuum cleaner shop in your area they can test the switch and possibly sell you a new one
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Just a few screws and you can get to the power switch (black with read on/off switch and two leads). mine broke so I found a cheap replacement online (not Hoover) http://www.vacpartswarehouse.com/Hoover-On-Off-Switch-p/28161075.htm

I love the vac, so it's worth a few buck to fix it.

Posted on Dec 07, 2011

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