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After cleaning the filter the self clean just keeps on flashing and will not go back to working mode

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  • lherewin Aug 25, 2008

    yes! it made me look at alignment and that there may have been an issue still to be addressed as you suggested. I gave it a thorough clean and found a small christmas bauble with a lot of dust backed up behind it. Thank you so much for your help because without your comments I probably would not have given it such a thorough going over.
    Much appreciated. Once again thank you.

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Check if it does reset when you unplug power, and by emptying completely the bag.

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First thing to do is double-check and make sure everything is reinstalled just as it was before taking it out - if something is out of adjustment or not aligned properly it can cause problems and the vacuum may think there's still an issue. Double-check that (and clean up any parts that you can reach or remove) and let me know if it helps out. If so, great. If not, we'll take the next step.

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    Jeremy Dellow Aug 25, 2008

    Great:) Glad it worked out for you, and you're welcome:)

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Self clean and power lights flashing on electrolux


you either need new filters or you have a bad electronic board or possibly both. Most of these machines only last a couple of years. Not to discourage you, but do yourself a favor and don't buy another one. It's a chinese made Eureka with a lux label. Electrolux went bankrupt many years ago and Eureka bought the name. Miele, Sebo, Riccar, or Lindhaus are all better choices.

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I HAVE TURNED THE FILTERS AND i HAVE WASHED THE FILTERS A WEEK AGO THE LIGHT IS STILL FLASHING AND THE VACUM WONT GO AT ALL.


If you mean 'it will not turn on, only hiccups and blinks its lights, turning the filter does not (or at least not reliably) turn on the machine, nor does pushing the power button' the cause might be the controller board which sits between the filter holders in front of the machine. On that controller board you'll find a large-ish HQX (or similar) 1uf capacitor which is part of the power supply for the microcontroller (MCU, underneath the board). That capacitor might have lost so much of its capacity that the power supplied to the MCU goes below spec when the motor starts drawing power, leading to a reset.

Replace that capacitor with a similar or bigger version and it might just work again. In my machine I replaced the 1uF HQX X2 (250V~'275V~GMF) with a 2uF SHW 250V~ ripped from an old fence charger and the machine came back to life.

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The large capacitor on the right side of the board is the one I replaced.

While you're at it, check the soldering on the controller and sensor boards and reflow anything which looks suspicious, there were a few cold joints on the sensor board on my machine which caused intermittent problems. Also clean the vacuum tube between the pressure sensor (on the left side of the machine) and the air intake (on the right side) and blow out the dust from the nipple which that tube connects to, on the right side of the machine in the air intake duct. You might also find the rubber hoses used to connect the tube to the pressure sensor and the nipple to have grown so much in size that they do not fit tightly. I solved this by pushing some insulation sleeve (ripped from an old wire) over those nipple.s, this makes those connections air-tight again.

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How do i operate self clean mode


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Before you go working too hard to get you oven to go into the self clean mode(self destruct)....check out this tip...

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" Wish I had read this first. I never would have used the self cleaning option. Thanks for the info!!

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I have a Hoover Wind Tunnel Self propelled 12amp. There seems to be very little suction. I have cleaned the hoses and filters but still not much suction. any ideas? thanks.


Make sure all filters are cleaned out and entry ways are clear of all debris. Remove hose and check for blockage. Usually the low suction can be remedied when all filters are cleaned. Hope this works for you.

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Red flashing light with 6 beeps


It means you need to clean the sensors. I have had this problem every now and then. There are 4 plastic clear sensors that you can clearly see when you put roomba upside down.

I have found the best and most effective way to clean them is with a dust wipe. You push the dust wipe in with a cotton swab or even a pen, and rub it around the face of the sensors cleaning the dust off, and it will work fine again.

The reason you need to use a dust wipe like a Swiffer brand is that it is very effective and will pick up all the dust. You may not see the dust and you will keep getting that red flashing error though the sensor may look clean to you.

I just had that problem, and after I used the dust cloth, it's working fine again. Good luck.

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I purchased a hoover windtunnel 2 model#u8361900 in Dec 2007.I am very disappointed because the self cleaning filter is not turning and particles keep clogging in that area. I have manually removed the...


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I purchased a Hoover WindTunnel 2 model#u8361900 in Dec 2007.I am very disappointed because the self cleaning filter is not turning and particles keep clogging in that area. I have manually removed the particles but the filter will not turn. I also haven't been able to use the pet brush for some time. The cleaner has not been used hard about once a week since it was purchased. I am not happy that this product has stopped working efficiently since purchased 6 months ago. Thank you Marcia Long Pottstown Pa
Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure. I sorry you are having a problem with the Hoover WindTunnel Vacuum Model #U8361-900 but I never heard of a filter that you say is self cleaning and NOT turning. I have never seen a filter that turns inside the chamber, the dust and dirt basically go around and circulate around the filter and you can clean the filter by either brushing it off, vacuuming it off or using some type of brush to clean off the filter such as and old paint brush or if you have some type of blower system – that would work as well. You said your vacuum is less than one year old so I would contact your local factory authorized Hoover dealer in your area or to cal the cust serv @ the Hoover factory listed below. 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.

http://www.hoover.com Telephone
Contact our Customer Service Department at 1.330.499.9499
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST

Thanks, Don the Vac Man
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My hoover wind tunnel vaccum has a hepa filter that is supposed to be self cleaning but continues to plug up. it is not easy to get to and takes forever to clean it out so the suction is strong again.


do you have the SELF-CLEANING, rotating HEPA filter?

I just fixed my HEPA filter not rotating!!

It involves taking apart the vacuum HEPA area. All screws are the same size. There are a LOT of 'em. Really straightforward putting it back together too.

ok, once you take the HEPA canister area off the vacuum, careful with the wires! Unplug them from the controller board. You open up the HEPA chamber by removing more screws until you see where the motor that turns the filter is mounted on the side. Remove motor from the green chamber. Note where the washer goes. Once the motor is off, you'll see that the center hub that drives the HEPA filter is rounded out. What I did was jam little bits of aluminum from a pop can into the space between the circle and the square to force the walls back to square. I started by folding a little piece of aluminum over and over so it was about three layers thick. Jammed that in. That wasn't quite enough thickness so I shoved another piece with it. If you can find something that is about 4 times the thickness of a pop can aluminum, that'd probably work too. Slight wedge shape on the tip would help. Any sort of tiny shim.

To test your work, just put a couple of holder screws into the HEPA cannister housing, plug in the cover/switch, plug in the HEPA moter. Turn it on for a few seconds to make sure the filter turns. Then you can add more thickness to the hub or put things back together.

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THe supposed "self cleaning" filter


That filter is coated with a telfon coating and will only "self clean" to a point. You will have to remove it periodiaclly and tap it gently to dislodge dirt from the element. You should also check the secondary filter located under the dirt cup. It is visible through the hole that the filter sits on top of. This filter is washable as is the main cartridge filter. It's important that they are completely dry before installing.
The hose on this machine is very limited in how much suction it will provide. It is activated by a valve in the base that opens and closes with the handle. When the handle is positioned in the upright position, the valve closes off the front roller suction and diverts it to the hose. These valves are very limited in how well they seal and you normally don't get the full benefit of the suction that the motor actually produces. This is further compounded by debris collecting in the valve and not allowing it to close fully and hence, it will leak. It's just the nature of the beast.
Keep the filters clean and the hose and the floor function will work much better.

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