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Hoover windtunnel self propell switch jammed up and wont turn

Self propell cable jammed and vacuum agitator brush will not turn when handle down. Self propelled button is stuck in on position.

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    on off button stuck and can not work hoover with it

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SOURCE: Self Propel doesn't work! where does the cable attach from handle? How do u do it?

if you haven't already gotten this fixed, simply remove the two screws on the bottom of the handle. Inside is the cable; please make sure to unplug your vaccum first.

Posted on Apr 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Hoover Bagless Windtunnel - Self Propel feature not working

I have the same problem with ours. If you lift the vacuum by the handle it breaks the lever on the transmission. You can find a replacement cable and lever on line for about $16.00 it is somewhat involved to repair but can be done by someone with mechanical ability. You can try and find a repair shop but be careful, they sometimes tell you the part is not available and try to sell you something else. I think they should be able to do the job for aprox. $80.00, but they may want more. I did it myself plus the height adj. knob for $24.00

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Hoover Self-Propelled WindTunnel U6436-900 cable problem

The flat belt should be changed if it has been longer than 9-12 months. Next I would remove the upper handle to inspect the top section of the control cable, sometimes it fray's and has a sponge feel (no positive control) to self propel. To set this adjustment, it is best to do withthe hood off of the lower section. I would also look at the cable jacket in the foot to make sure it is under the metal clamp. It must be under the clamp to work properly. To get it under the clamp loosen one hold down screw at the top and one in the back of the vacuum, remove clamp screws and put jacket into position and then secure all screws. Now set the adjustment, Install upper handle and set self propel to off. loosen cable from arm in foot with torx screw. manually move arm until the clutch is off both drive pads. This is a visual adjustment. then secure and reassemble vacuum.

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/robert_b96ba3f038cf317c

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Hoover Self-propelled WindTunnel U6436-900 cable

the belt could be broken. check the belt for the drive system.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: hoover windtunnel self-propelled - will not turn on

You probably need the switch replaced. It's fairly simple to do youself, and it is a known problem with these vacuums.
You can order the switch from hoover for about $10

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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