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Wind tunnel by Hoover, vacuum will not turn off by using switch on upright handle. do not see a way to get to switch. modle no. U5458-900

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    same problem poor design. switches on but not off . the slide that pushes against the rocker swith is to weak to turn the switch off.

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Follow the cord and look for screws inside the bag compartment at the top. a panel should lift off allowing access to switch and cord. If swtch is melted it must be replaced with special hoover switch kit which has new wire and heavier duty switch. be sure to follow original path of cord to switch.

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