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Hoover Handle Release Pedal Replacement--How is it possible?


I have a hoover u6634-900. Momma broke the handle release pedal, so it flops and is very hard to use. I found a replacement part on the internet, but cannot figure out how to get the cover off and/or get to the section where I can replace the part. Additionally, I bought the idler arm lock because the name made it sound like it should be replaced...but I don't know if that is necessary.

Thanks a million if this all makes sense.

Mike "Hi Ho" Silver

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  • HiHoSilverF Jul 03, 2008

    I think I found the three screws and removed the two knobs (#2 above...maybe that was not necessary, but one came off while I was messing with it). I cannot for the life of me find the slot on each side. Is it towards the front or back? How is it best to hold the vaccum to locate them and take the top off? Thanks for responding so quickly Mr. Reddevil6. If I can get this fixed over the holidays, then I will be a hero with momma.

    Have a great 4th...

  • HiHoSilverF Jul 07, 2008


    I can fly an F16, but I just cannot find the slots. I inserted a photo of the vaccum's bottom...can you move the arrows around to point me in the correct direction please? When you say flat blake, is that a screwdriver or puddy knife size?

    Thanks for your patience...

    HI HO

  • HiHoSilverF Jul 07, 2008

    I guess my picture was too big...I am trying to resend. Thanks. HI HO

  • HiHoSilverF Jul 08, 2008


    You are the man! Wow, that was awesome. My spouse is gone for a couple days, but she will be thrilled the first time she uses it. Thank you very much for your expertise and patience...Mission Complete!

    Hi HO



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If you look at the picture, the slots are right across from the drive wheels, you can see the slots in the picture. Use a flat blade screwdriver.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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Remove the brush roll, then there 3 screws to remove from the bottom. Then on each side there is a slot, use a flat blade and push on them, then the top rill come loose. That idler arm lock is # 4 in the picture and the knob holds it in place, unless it came off, you don't need to replace it. The handle release #6, there 2 tabs that fit into a holder on each side, stick your screw driver in there and try to twisp and pry it out from the holders, then pop in the new one.

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    Lauren Junge Jul 03, 2008

    The slots are one on each side, from the bottom. You may have to undo the hose from where it is fitted into on the side of the vacuum so the top will come off.

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    Lauren Junge Jul 08, 2008

    Glad I could help. You mentioned flying an F-16, I can't fly a jet, but used to work on the F86 and F102, used to be an instrument repairman. But that was a long time ago.



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