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I have a Hoover Windtunnel 2 upright vvacum cleaner. During regular use my wife turned it on and it staarted cleaning, then all of a sudden it stopped and then started again then stopped for good. I unclugged the hose, cleane4de the brushes , blew the main filer and still cannot get it to start. The motor seemed hotter than usual. Can you help me? Lenny Rentz e-mail rentzh@aol.com

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Actually, if you don't have continuity, then you have an open, not a short.

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It sounds to me like the power cord has a short. To test your power cord you need a multimeter. Test continuity threw the power cord, from the male plug prongs, to the wiring inside the vacuum. You should get continuity from one prong on the male plug to only one wire on the other end of the power cord. If you test one prong but get a readying on 2 wires, then it is crossed. If you dont get any continuity on one or more of the wires, you have a short. A common place for a short in the cord is the male plug, you can find a replacement male plug at a hardware store and cut off the old one. When wiring the male plug, black wire goes to the gold post, white wire goes to silver, and green wire goes to the green post.

If your carbon brushes on the motor are warn, then that could cause the motor to stop, but other parts of the vacuum should still work so I dont think it is that.

Hope this helps.

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