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After I opened the front hood to replace a broken actuator arm, the torsion spring came out but I don't know where I can put it back.

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You have not mentioned any details of machine or model but please do not panic.. look with a good light to see the hooks to which the spring can be attached as it will be evident and logically you can see it than to think there is no stay for the spring to be seen

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I had an electrical problem with my Hoover U5753960 upright vacuum which I resolved; however, after putting the unit back together I was left with a circular spring with a hook on one end and a straight...


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