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My Hoover runs at a high rpm

When I start up my Hoover vacuum cleaner, it revs up to what sounds like an unsafe rpm. What could this be?

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  • augdog74 Sep 13, 2007

    Are they easy to replace?

  • augdog74 Sep 13, 2007

    Are they easy to replace?

  • dickebay Jan 30, 2008

    seems to be same problem but also getting sparks from one of the brushes

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The motor is freewheeling because it is not having to "work". Check for suction..there may be a clog.

Posted on Sep 17, 2007

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Hi. Check the carbon brushes they may be breaking down.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

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