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Hoover savvy motor problem

Sucked piece of material into agitator now the motor doesnt work is it a switch, reset or is it the motor?how do I tell whats wrong?

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  • Dustin Eley May 01, 2008

    I sucked up a drawstring to a pair of sweats. I had already repalce the "lifetime belt" twice. Now all the lights come on and it has suction, but the motor doesnt spin... I took the whole thing apart and pulled the motor. is the motor burned up?

  • aarmel May 19, 2008

    Looks like I am not alone. My kids sucked up "strings" to plastic pom poms. I was able to get to the belt and check it from the other info on this site, but once done, and all in "working" order, the brushes still do not rotate. I know that you have to have it in the "vacuum" position, so that's not it. I also am wondering if the motor is burned up and if it is, can it be replaced for a decent price or am I better off just getting a new vacuum?



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Take the brush roller out and see if the ends turn freely.if not then something is caught up inside the ends where the bearings are.the ends either pull off or hold one and unscrew the other end.thake the bottom plate off then there are 2 screws about midway up one on each side take those out,then remove the hoover emblem off the top front of the base and there is a screw there.check the belt and look for foriegn objects inside.if the brush roller don't turn freely then you might need a ew rollerr

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    PETE GALATI Sep 12, 2009

    if your hoover savvy has a circuit board under the top of the base check and see if it looks or has any burnt spots on it if so you will need a new circuit board

    PETE GALATI Sep 12, 2009

    take the top of the base off and look at the circuit board and see if there are any burnt spots on the board.i have a hoover savvy and the circuit board keeps burning up.typical for a savvy

    PETE GALATI Sep 12, 2009

    IF YOUR SAVVY HAS A CIRCUIT BOARD,Take the top of the base off and look at the circuit board and see if there are any burnt spots on the board or plug


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The problem is the lower roller assembly circuit board fried. It happened with mine as well. I tried to order a new circuit board from Hoover, but they get it third party and don't want the liability. This is very frustrating. I'm waiting for them to call me back.

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