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I have a Hoover Windtunnel self-propelled U6449-900. The brushroll stopped turning, so I replaced both belts and the brushroll...no change. Left the roller cover off and turned on the vac. The wheels from the motor are turning but the belt to the roller doesn't tighten up when the handle is released from the upright position. The brushroll usually engaged when you do this. Any ideas? Would this be a costly repair or is it an easy DIY repair. Thanks.

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If the V belt is loose with the handle down, then maybe the idler wheel under neath the belt isn't contacting the belt, may be jammed down, just push on it to see if it moves up and down. Belts don't last very long, you may want to replace both of them.

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Posted by Fryeburger on Jun 02, 2008
Need help installing belt on Hoover self propelled upright vacuum

Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. Hoover Ultra U6430-900 Wind Tunnel Bagged Upright. The best way to install the belt on a Hoover to replace one or both of the belts @ the same time for the best cleaning. The average belt change is every 4 to 6 months for best results. There is a tool that looks like a screwdriver that has a right or left angle on the end that serves as a belt puller and to hook the belt(s) onto the brushroll 1st and then take your puller and then pull or stretch the belt onto the motor pulley. So if you need further assistance, please feel free to contact your local vacuum cleaner dealer in your area or in the yellow pages, or contact the factory phone number or website to further assist you with your questions.

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Thanks, Don the Vac Man
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It sounds like you need to replace the actuator arm or the cable to it. Look for Hoover part 43143046 for a start. I've got a similar problem.

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The belt that drives the brush roll has broken. That's why it doesn't pick up and why it doesn't pull itself forwards. Check the User Manual (download from Hoover website if necessary) for information on replacing the belt. Good luck!

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Greetings from GoVacuum,

Here's a great video repair tutorial that we've put together to try and help you with the repair on your Hoover WindTunnel. I hope that this helps you with your repair. If you found this solution helpful, please rate this repair video by clicking on the 4 Thumbs Up Icons in the top right hand corner of my repair solution. Feel free to email me at chris.jones@govacuum.com if you have any questions about the repair!

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Contact our Customer Service Department at 1.330.499.9499
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST

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