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Self propel feature is not functioning. have to push the vacum cleaner
Remove the bottom plate and look for broken or loose drive belt to the wheels. Check the wheels for being bound-up with thread, hair and other debris. Make sure that the motor for self-propel runs when turned on.
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Self propel feature is not functioning. have to push the vacum cleaner
Remove the bottom plate and look for broken or loose drive belt to the wheels. Check the wheels for being bound-up with thread, hair and other debris. Make sure that the motor for self-propel runs when turned on. ... Vacuums
I have a Dirt Devil Vision self-propelled vacuum cleaner. Recently, the self-propelled feature is stuck in the backward mode, so it only goes backwards! I can get it to go forward if I push really hard (i guess it is good for a workout!). I try to turn off the propel feature completely, but it will not turn off. please help!
Hi, the problem you are having is going to be with the switch that controls the forwards and backwards settings so with this stuck in backwards their is no way you can get this turned off, the other problem is your not going to be able to replace thi ... Dirt Devil Vision Turbo W/Bonus Upright Vacuum Vacuum
My self-propelled Hoover wind tunnel vac. cleaner is hard to push
... Hoover Vacuums
Self propelled function
There are few things that may have gone wrong:First thing to check is if when pushing pedal it moves gears located on the rear axle (you will have to take cover shell off to see that)If that works fine then primary belt may be broken ( ... Kirby G4 Bagged Upright Vacuum
On my hover U6616-900 the self propell work fine on the med setting on med height carpet, but when I go to low height carpet and height set on med the self propell does not pull the vacuum and it is hard to push. Also if I raise the height to the highest setting the self propell works correctly and appears to clen. Any ideas? S/N 090400184555, think this vacuum is maybe 5 years old and my wife uses it lots. Should I think of maybe a complete overhaul or a replacement at this time?
This is a typical problem you are describing. I would recommend you change the belts, this will resolve the "hard to push" and most likely resove your issues. based on the s/n given you maching was made on sept 2004. ... Hoover U6616-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
Brush Roll belt stops turning durring vacuuming on WindTunnel self-propelled, v belt is a little loose with handle down. Tensioning roll is engaged OK, but fully at the end of its travel. Replaced belts flat and v, but still stops turning even on high carpet setting when vacuuming. Carpet setting and height adjustment appears to be working OK, roll is clean and turns easily when out. Also turns easily until it engages the carpet. Self propel function works just fine.
... Hoover U6485900 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Just replaced the belts on my Hoover Windtunnel II self-propelled vacuum. The brushes are now turning ok, but the self propelled feature is not working. Squeals when when you lock it in the upright position.
Check the plastic part, which the the self propelled cable is attached to. (release the handle, tilt it back. You should be able to see the cable attached by a screw to a black plastic arm.) It is either broken or the cable is lose. ... Hoover U6630-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
Hoover upright self-propelled drive vacuum cleaner u6331-93 will not self-propel
Here is a video how to fix ... Vacuums
I have 2 Hoover Wind Tunnel-self propelled bagged vacuums-U6433-900 model.The roller bar does not agitate, the self propelled feature does not work and, in general, the vacuum is not performing well. I have replaced the roller bar, the v belt and the wide belt. The filters have been replaced and it has a new bag. I have had both of these since 2004 and they were fairly expensive $200 each) but if the repairs are prohibitive, I might as well get new vacuums. Suggestions? I just spent $100 for bel
The Hoover WindTunnel self propelled is a machine that we see in our retail stores (Vacuums Unlimited) constantly. The benefit of having a supposed "self-propelled" machine wears of quickly after the numerous time you will need to take this machine ... Hoover Vacuums
Self-propelled Broken? Vacuum very hard to push. Self -propelled doesn't seem too be working. What can I do?
I have the same problem, found out there is a cable that is broken, I'm trying to figure out how to fix it. ... Hoover Self-Propelled WindTunnel Bagless Upright VacuumVacuum
Self propelled feature does not work. I replaced
There is a cable from the handle down to the transmission on this machine that breaks all the time or the cable is mounted to a plastic piece that is broken. That will need to be replaced. ... Hoover U6476-910 WindTunnel Upright Vacuum Cleaner Bagged Vacuum
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 mec ... Hoover Vacuums
Self propel feature broke on Hoover Tempo Widepath
Sounds like the tie has loosened the belt off. You may have to check under neath the sole plate by removing screws and having a look. If the belt is broken it will have to be replaced. If its not broken check that it hasn't moved within the gear asse ... Hoover Tempo Widepath Upright Vacuum - Blue
Self propelled wind tunnel vacum will notpropell itself
Must be a Hoover, The flat belt may look ok but I am sure it has stretched to the point where under load it won't drive the wheels or the brush roll. Could also be a bad brush roll.\015\012\015\012 ... Vacuums
Self Propelled Feature Has Stopped Working
Does the brush roll turn when it it is on the carpet? The flat belts should be changed often, they stretch and won't turn the brush roll. When you pull back on the handle, does it feel loose or does it feel like you are pulling a cable. It you til ... Hoover U6616-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
Windtunnel self-propelled feature broken
If it is a rubber smell, then it could be belts and/or brush roll. If it is an electrical smell, then it could be the motor. Take the belts off and see if it still makes that noise, if it does, then the motor is going bad. ... Hoover Self-Propelled WindTunnel Bagless Upright VacuumVacuum
I own a self-propelled Hoover Wind Tunnel vacuum cleaner (Model U6425-920). I do now have an owner's manual and was wondering how to clean the Hepa filter on this model (*this model uses a vacuum cleaner bag also).
Http://geeksquad.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=0&thid=794479\015\012Generic problem for all Vacuums\015\012I own a self-propelled Hoover\015\012Posted by goh ... Vacuums
Bad smell after using my windtunnel for a couple of minutes i noticed an odd smell. i turned it over and checked, the belts are fine but i cleaned out the hair anyway. after doing that the self propel seems to struggle and it is hard to push. when i look through the window on the top i can see the brush spinning freely but then when i push it, it slows down dramatically and then picks up again. the suction is fine. what do you recommend?
It may be the roller bearings? ... Hoover U5450-900 Windtunnel Supreme Bagged Upright Vacuum
The handle seems to be loose and the self propelled function no longer seems to be functioning
Handle is suppose to be a little loose. s.p. function not working, try changing the flat belt p# 38528035 or pk # 40201170 (2) ... Hoover U6434-900 Bagged Upright Vacuum
Self propell feature not working
You can order the lever for the transmission on line for about $16.00. It comes as a cable and lever assembly. I just took the top cover off and replaced the lever without doing the cable. The reason ours broke is because we lifted the vacuum by the ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
Kenmore Upright vaccuum self-propel won't work/engage
No, I can't solve it. However, if you go to SearsPartsDirect.com you can find diagrams for this vacuum. There are three. You can click on "View full size", highlight the image, and print it by saying "Print selection" in the Print dialog box. ... Kenmore Vacuums
Bissell Proheat 7950-Y self propel funtion doe not operate.
... Bissell 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright Deep Cleaner, Red Berends Vacuum
Houver Cleaner My self propelled windtunell baged Vacumn has a broken belt. The small visible one that is visible is intact. This is the thick belt. I cannot for the life of me figure out what to open and how to replace it. The model # is U6 401-9RM I keep asking for a manual online but it doesn't recognize this number. I am 67 yrs old broke and fix it challenged..lol can you help me?
Take off the bottom plate, The flat belt ges around the motor shaft and then around the bigger pulley by the V belt. It will stretch to o on.\015\012\015\012 ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum
I was needing a parts breakdown that is on line so i can fix the self-propelled feature
Hi try www.espares.co.uk they may be able tel 0845 230 6 230\015\012\015\012if they dont have your part they can order it etc, hope this helps ... Hoover U6476-900 WindTunnel Vacuum
The self propelled feature does not work. Belts are OK but the drive wheels do not seem to be engaging. Is there a cable or something from the lever on the handle that needs to be replaced?
My vacuum cleaner does not turn on \015\012could it be the motor out \015\012i check the switch it ok not getting any power to the switch ... Hoover U6437-900 / U6439-900 Windtunnel Bagged Upright Vacuum