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I have an old Decade 80 Hoover vacuum that works great but the headlight bulbs are burnt out how do I get at them to replace? I'm afraid if I try to pry the lens off it may break.

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SOURCE: My 2month old hoover bagless stopped working completely!

I may have figured out a way to make this thing work. If you find that the problem is the flimsy, floppy piece of plastic that I mentioned above, I think that the thing to do is figure out a way to make the narrow sticking out fin-like section that activates the switch wider. I think what happens is that fin slips over to one side or another and then does flip the switch. What I just did is cut a hard rubber washer into two half circles (or approximate half circles) and attached those on each side of that fin. So now I have a nice wide switch activator. I attached the pieces with exterior mounting tape. I imagine that some sort of adhesive could be used too, as long as it is not something that would dissolve the plastic.

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thanks for your concern...........a friend of mine said you very carefully have to pry the top off and you can get to the belt.............it worked and i didn't break anything.........it now works fine............thank you again.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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A few problems exist in this situation.
A. Is the bulb you put in a genuine kirby part?
If not it is probally not the correct anperage.
B. Are the little medal pieces on the end lined up correctly? If not adjust and retry.
C. The socket the bulb fits into is bad. In that case call 1-800-948-1358 mon.-fri. 9am-6pm est
sat.9am-2pm est and ask for josh or buck to order the socket.

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Sometimes this speed knob can be really stuck on there. Even if you were to break off the part that the knob sits onto, this part is actually part of the turbine assembly, and the new turbine assembly would have that prong that the button sits on.

As long as you have the screwdriver underneath of the knob, I wouldn't worry to much about putting too much pressure on it.

Let me know if you still have any questions, I'll be happy to help you figure it out.

If you found this helpful, please be so kind to rate the repair that I wrote, or leave feedback.

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