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How do you remove the Handle from the Hoover Windtunnel Deluxe to replace the switch?

\015 The switch on my Hoover Windtunnel Deluxe no longer works.\302\240 I know it can be replaced very easily by removing the handle but I cannot get the handle to to come off.\302\240 I removed the 2 screws in the back of the handle but the handle does not easily slide off.\302\240 What step am I missing?\015\012\015

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Removing the handle assembly should be easy after removal of the two screws. It may be binding or hanging up on the self-propel cable...or the plastic may just be stuck/binding. Note that the handle slides in and out of the vacuum unit along the same axis as the two screws (i.e. slides straight off the back towards you when you are standing behind the vacuum). Try to pry it off gently w/thin-bladed screwdriver or butter knife (careful now!). Not sure about the smoking issue but you may have a severely plugged filter and the unit is overheating as a result. Check that out immediately/first to avoid fire or expensive motor burnout.
After removing the two screws on the back of the handle, a good whack on the handle from front to back with the palm of your hand or a rubber mallet will knock it loose.
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