I want to rewire my Henry hoover to blow instead of ****, I'm assuming swapping the wires around will just make the motor turn backwards, blowing air out the hose. I can't find any circuit schematics on the web though, so I don't want to connect it and blow any components I wasn't expecting to be in there. Anyone have a circuit diagram or done this before?
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on the motor there are 2 connection together and one on it's own and on the brushes 1 each ignore these .and on the motor fix to the 2 tab one that you can see a wire connection on and then fix to the other side of the motor .this worked for me
I would say it's essential to open Henry up, otherwise (assuming he has indeed got water inside him) you will wait for ever for him to dry. He can be opened very easily - just undo the four recessed screws on the underside of his hat, and the upper part will lift off. Pay attention to the switch (or switches, depending on the model) as that may be more vulnerable to water penetration than the motor. The motor compartment may have water in it, but the motor itself is probably fairly well protected. When you've got it opened and mopped up any visible water, it will help to give it a blow with a hair dryer.
If in doubt, though, get a professional to deal with it. It pays not to mess with electricity if you're unsure!
OK... You are suggesting that Henry doesn't work because of what your daughter did with him. This may or may not be fair on your daughter! Depending on the degree of filtration in your Henry, he should be able to cope with ash (as long as it wasn't hot) without difficulty. Provided that your Henry had an undamaged cloth or paper bag, and that his "top-hat" cloth filter is intact, I think it unlikely that the ash is the cause of the problem. Many people use their Henry without a bag - this is a false economy, as dust always always finds its way in to the motor and, ultimately, that's terminal. Look at the underside of Henry's motor compartment (the black part) where the air goes in, and at the exhaust where the air blows out - if it's obvious that he's been sucking or blowing dust, you probably need to replace him. However, if bag and filter are intact, you probably need to look elsewhere for the source of the problem, and the first place to look is the electric flex (particularly for damage where it enters the plug). I hope this helps - but if not, please post a comment again and we'll look further. Good luck!