Having problems with your Hoover U8311900 WindTunnel 2 Vacuum ?

This Model likes to shoot electrical sparks between the plug and wall outlet when plugging in. I'm afraid I'm going to burn out an outlet.


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This sounds might hazardous! Worry less about burning out an outlet, and more about the risk of electrocuting yourself!\015\012
\015\012There's an electrical short-circuit somewhere, and the first place to look is the flex. Flex often gets damaged, usually just where it leaves the plug or where it enters the machine, especially if it's been pulled a lot. Damage is not always visible externally. I'd get it looked at by someone competent to deal with electrics. Better safe than sorry!
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This Model likes to shoot electrical sparks between the plug and wall outlet when plugging in. I'm afraid I'm going to burn out an outlet.


This sounds might hazardous! Worry less about burning out an outlet, and more about the risk of electrocuting yourself!\015\012\015\012There's an electrical short-circuit somewhere, and the first place to look is the flex. Flex often gets damag ... Hoover U8311900 WindTunnel 2 Vacuum

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