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Within days, self propelled pooped!

Please help me! I bought a self propelled hoover (rebuilt!!) online...within days the self propelling died....and it is impossible to use (for me) without it. I bought this w/o my husband's knowledge b/c he doesn't like me to "waste" money....now I need to fix it without a huge repair bill.
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Sounds like you need a new husband.

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First check the belts, there are 2 of them, maybe one came off the pulley. The cable or actuator for the cable may have broke.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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