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Hoover u8173-900 think motor is bad but how to disassemble

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Is this a Savvy? If so your problem may be in the handle switch asm or one of the circuit boards. The switch is really a problem, but they have come out a hopefully a better one. If it is the motor, take it aprt, you can check it with an ohm-meter to see if you have reading or if it shows an open. If it isn't froze up, and has an electrical burn smell, then the field of the motor is bad.

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