Question about Hoover U5444-900 5100 Wind Tunnel 15 Inch Wide Hepa Filter Bagged Black VacuumVacuum
Do you have the SELF-CLEANING, rotating HEPA filter?
I just fixed my HEPA filter not rotating!!
It involves taking apart the vacuum HEPA area. All screws are the same size. There are a LOT of 'em. Really straightforward putting it back together too.
ok, once you take the HEPA canister area off the vacuum, careful with the wires! Unplug them from the controller board. You open up the HEPA chamber by removing more screws until you see where the motor that turns the filter is mounted on the side. Remove motor from the green chamber. Note where the washer goes. Once the motor is off, you'll see that the center hub that drives the HEPA filter is rounded out. What I did was jam little bits of aluminum from a pop can into the space between the circle and the square to force the walls back to square. I started by folding a little piece of aluminum over and over so it was about three layers thick. Jammed that in. That wasn't quite enough thickness so I shoved another piece with it. If you can find something that is about 4 times the thickness of a pop can aluminum, that'd probably work too. Slight wedge shape on the tip would help. Any sort of tiny shim.
To test your work, just put a couple of holder screws into the HEPA cannister housing, plug in the cover/switch, plug in the HEPA moter. Turn it on for a few seconds to make sure the filter turns. Then you can add more thickness to the hub or put things back together.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
Generic problem for all Vacuums
My Hoover Windtunnel vacuum
Posted by RPARSONS11 on Apr 29, 2008
My Hoover Windtunnel vacuum has a hepa filter that is supposed to be self cleaning but continues to plug up. It is not easy to get to and takes forever to clean it out so the suction is strong again.
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
The HEPA filters are really NOT self cleaning and sometimes it is a good idea to have a backup HEPA filters so that your vacuum will perform better, you need to either blow it off outside in the trash can, use and old paint brush and brush it off or use another canister vacuum to vacuum it off. They can be expensive depending on the Hoover vacuum you have, so keep it clean and the other thing is to change the belt every 4 to 6 months for the Hoover’s that have a flat belt. If the belt has 2 belts one for the brushroll and one for the self propelled then change them both @ the same time. Also, keep the brushroll clean from thread and hair and it should spin freely. 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.
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Posted on Apr 29, 2008
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