20 Most Recent Hoover U8171-900 / U8172-900 / U8173-900 / U8174-900 Savvy Bagless Upright Vacuum Questions & Answers

This is a parts schematic for your hoover savvy. You have to take off the brush guard on the bottom and also the cover on top (there is a screw under the round hoover logo). You will then see how the belt is attached. Very easy to do. Hope this helps

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Feb 17, 2013

1) check the hose for blockage.
2) see the belt is slipin to due worn and replace .
3) check the bag/tank for full and need empty, and replace.
However go to the
and use the troubleshooting with common senses.

God bless you

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Sep 07, 2012

the Savvy has had its problems with the switch in the handle it will need to be replaced. Don the Vacuum Doctor Alb,N.M.

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Jul 09, 2012

With the unit standing upright, double check the clear plastic air passages on the sides of the vacumn to see if they are clogged.

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Apr 21, 2012

Tom, This one is tricky. First get the belt on the geared motor pully, and then insert the roller through it. You will have to roll the brush toward the body of the vac to have enough room. Patience is the best on this model.

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Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Oct 03, 2011

You need to replace your belt when belts get old they snap into and sometime or sucked up into your bag

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Sep 24, 2010

the problm is under the top cover of the base,there are some screws on the botton also remove the self adhiesive emblem on the top and remove the screw then the top will come off.ithink what you will find is a burnt circuit board that sets right above the motor

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Jan 26, 2010

check for blockages and clean your filters

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Sep 12, 2009

facing the back you will see 2 chanels one on the left where the hose comes out and one on the right that entends down into the base.start with the one on the left,its shaped like a j..there are 10 screws take those out and clean the chanel.be careful of the thin rubber seals around the outewr edge of the chanel that you take off.next is the chanel on the right,it starts where the hose sets in when not using it.there are seven screws.be sure to fold the vacuum open and lay flat on the floor.those seven screws will seperate the upright from the base.clean that out.when you take that off you will see a long slot going across ,that is your main suction intake.also be careful of the thin rubber seal around the outer edge.if there is a blockage it will be in one of those two places.please leave feedback

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Sep 12, 2009

Hoover savvys have two very common problems that cause this. The first and most obvious is the belt that you checked already. Many times the belt is tight but those particular belts have teeth and should you lose any teeth on the brushroller OR the belt it can cause this.

The other problem this is a symptom of is a bad switch in the handle. It sounds odd but the switch assy in these machines controls 2 motors, one that causes vacuum another that causes the belt to turn! Often time that switch assembly is bad and the smaller motor that drives the belt does not run when the handle is in a certain position. This causes your brush to stop but since the louder bigger vaccum motor is still operating you never hear the small one quit. I would run this again and listen for a difference in sound. In this case you will buy a replacement circut board that is installed in the handle (i usually replace the entire handle assy, the small extra cost is worth the dependability as nobody can seem to determine for sure what makes them go bad)

You can get the parts from any hoover service center, use their dealer locator to find the nearest one. Be sure to take the old parts in and compare when buying new, hoover makes running changes to their product so 2 machines with the same model number can be different.

Aside from a stray bad or pinched wire you're more than surely dealing with one of those two items. I'd focus on the first paragraph as that is by far most common and least expensive.

Best of Luck!!

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Jun 09, 2009

put the belt over the brush roller first then put the brush roller on then you can start one side of the belt on the motor shaft and turn it will make its way onto the gear on the motor

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Apr 27, 2009

if you look at the bottom of the holder on the inside you will see a tab just take a small pocket screwdriver and pull out on the tab it should come off.the new one will just snap in

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Apr 23, 2009

call tti floorcare 1800-321-1134. have your model number and the plant number ready you will need it

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Apr 23, 2009

The switch contacts are burned out and the switch must be replaced. This link sells the whole handle with switch but, check your serial number to be sure to get the right one. If you can use a Philips head screwdriver, you can do this easily.

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Mar 19, 2009

Yes, it should be notched to fit the "gears" on the roller.

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Jan 07, 2009

Take off the bottom plate, also remove the screwsfrom the bottom to remove the top cover, also there is a screw under the Hoover emblem on the top cover, with these removed you can get to to brush roll and belt.

Hoover U8171-900... | Answered on Aug 25, 2008

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