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What year was the Hoover U8185-900 Bagless Upright Vacuum Vacuum Cleaner manufactured please?

Question edited to add FULL Make Model (what it is) Question moved from Microwaves category to Hoover Vacuum. Looks like 2015-2016 https://www.google.com/search?q=U8185-900+review ..
11/28/2021 11:28:52 PM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Nov 28, 2021
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Why is my Hoover elite power scrub smell like burnt rubber and making loud noise

Does it have a belt drive and is it broken or need cleaning out
11/20/2021 8:40:58 PM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Nov 20, 2021
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Miele C3 hoover not working

There is a break in the wire probably around the handle or plug. Turn the vacuum cleaner on and shake the cord. If the vacuum cleaner shuts on and off, replace the cord.
11/4/2021 11:12:57 AM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Nov 04, 2021
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Hoover pwerdash pet carpet cleaner won't turn on

I am not sure about your particular model. But I had a small cheapy Hoover Upright that would not turn on. I pulled it apart (lots of screws) and found the inline fuse blew. I was able to fine a inline car fuse and install it and it worked fine.
11/3/2021 2:17:10 AM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Nov 03, 2021
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Brushes are not rotating, V-belt seems too loose

good job
10/4/2021 8:19:44 AM • Hoover U6630-900... • Answered on Oct 04, 2021
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Hoover 7400 windtunnel vacuum dual v. Where is belt and what kind to use.

It doesn't have a belt. The brushrolls are turned by a gearbox.
9/24/2021 2:28:25 AM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Sep 24, 2021
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Smart Wash. Why aren't brushes turning?

Might need a new belt
9/24/2021 2:25:08 AM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Sep 24, 2021
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Why isn't it sucking up dirty water?

It might be clogged somewhere. A lot of the machines brought in to my shop for repairs actually were not squirting out enough water to have enough to suck up. It was only enough to get the carpet damp making the owner think it wasn't sucking up water. Make sure it is putting out enough water.
9/24/2021 2:20:13 AM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Sep 24, 2021
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Model fh51001. Why doesn't handle stay locked in the upright position?

The pedal or part of the body where the pedal catches at are probably broken or worn
9/24/2021 2:16:57 AM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Sep 24, 2021
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No spray out of hand tool on hoover f5915-900

Same problem here, did you ever find a solution?
9/15/2021 10:55:10 PM • Hoover SteamVac... • Answered on Sep 15, 2021
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Soap

It is recommended that you use Hoover soap. You can use other soap that states it okay with hoovers.
9/15/2021 10:06:42 AM • Hoover F6212-900... • Answered on Sep 15, 2021
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Hoover wind tunnel won't self propel

There are really two reasons why the self-propelled wouldn't work. It could either be the belts on the vacuum cleaner are stretched or broken. The belts on this model control both the self-propelled transmission, as well as the brush roller. Here's a video that shows you how to inspect the roller brush and belts to make sure that they are installed properly and working. Try this repair first, as this is the easier one to fix.


The other problem if the belts are installed properly that would cause the self-propelled wouldn't work would be the self-propelled actuator arm. There is a cable that starts at the handle of the vacuum, and runs all the way down to the floor head of the vacuum that controls the transmission. As you pull backwards on the handle of the vacuum, the cable pulls this actuator arm backwards, which then turns the wheels backwards, and when you push forward it turns the wheels forward.

The problem with the way it's designed however, is that if you pick up the vacuum cleaner by the handle of the machine rather then using the carrying handle on the back of the vacuum, it causes too much tension on the actuator arm, and will cause the cable to rip right out of the arm.

This is a VERY common problem on this model. To check and see if this part is broken on your vacuum, step on the handle release pedal so that the handle is in the vacuuming position, push the pedal a second time so the machine lays flat on the floor.

Now if you look right behind the height adjustment switch, and the rug / floor switch where the floor part meets the upright part, you should see a cable that connects into the actuator arm. Pull up and down on the handle and look for movement. Is the cable loose with only a nut attached to it, or is it resting in the actuator arm?

Here's a very helpful link that shows you exactly how to replace the actuator arm:
How to Replace the Actuator Arm on Hoover Self-Propelled Windtunnel

If this didn't help you, and the problem is still happening, please just use the add a comment form here on Fixya and let me know that you're still having problems. I'd be honored to go through and do some more advanced diagnosing with you.


I hope this we helpful to you. If you did find this helpful, please be so kind and leave feedback for me. This is why repair professionals like myself continue to come back and give free repair advice, to get the recognition of a job well done.

Thanks so much,

Chris Jones
GoVacuum.com
9/7/2021 8:10:20 PM • Hoover U6437-900... • Answered on Sep 07, 2021
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Where does my filter go on hoover S3755 ?

This parts schematic shows the filters https://www.partswarehouse.com/Hoover-S3755-s/1047.htm Page 7 of the manual tells you how to clean it. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/280289/Hoover-S3755.html?page=7 ..
9/7/2021 5:28:14 PM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Sep 07, 2021
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I need replacement carbon brushes for the motor. I haven't been able to find a source.

Try looking for a power tool repair shop, they usually have some brushes and can order more. I have put Hoover brushes in my Shop-Vac.
Look for some that are close to matching,( spring size,spring length, brush length). If the brushes are a little large they can be made smaller by dragging on a flat file. Carefully fit them so they slide into the brushholder nicely.
I have even soldered different ends onto the pigtails, whatever works----I am a pragmatist!
You could also look for an electric motor repair shop in your area- they have suppliers.
8/2/2021 3:35:16 PM • Hoover... • Answered on Aug 02, 2021
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Model U5468-900 Wind Tunnel. How can I open bag cover?

The compartment where the bag goes inside will be a place to put you thumb and push down. Now slide the door forward. The front panel will drop forward. It is hinged from the bottom.
8/2/2021 8:05:35 AM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Aug 02, 2021
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Automatic shut off comes on as soon as I start cleaning the carpet

Try taking tank out see if the sensor that might be stuck or the tank may have a small piece broken off that keeps the auto shut off working. Try utube for further videos on this problem.
7/23/2021 2:15:47 PM • Hoover SteamVac... • Answered on Jul 23, 2021
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How do i remove the bottom filter from my hoover max extract dual v

If you are talking about the screen on the bottom of the machine, it pulls out to clean but does not come all the way out.
7/22/2021 5:38:30 PM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Jul 22, 2021
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Uh30010. Why does it start and stop continually?

Have the same issue. Ever find out why??
7/7/2021 6:42:15 PM • Hoover Vacuums • Answered on Jul 07, 2021
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