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older hoover windtunnel with no suctoin :(
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Post# 166614   1/21/2012 at 18:34 (2,992 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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hello again all,
i've had a hoover windtunnel (early 1990's one) for a while now,and it's never had barely any suctoin,especialy at the hose end.
i've even repalced the tank filter.
any help is greatly appreciated.
thank you again.


Post# 166619 , Reply# 1   1/21/2012 at 19:01 (2,992 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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If the filters are clean, the bag isn't too full and there are no blockages, it sounds like the motor either isn't spinning at the correct RPMs or the fan has been worn out by dirt getting through the Pre-Motor filter.

Post# 166622 , Reply# 2   1/21/2012 at 19:16 (2,992 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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it's bagless by the way :D.
and i'm wahing the filters right now,an if that doesn't work tah i'll take it apart.

Post# 166625 , Reply# 3   1/21/2012 at 19:37 (2,992 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Much more likely than fan erosion or CERTAINLY RPM reduction (which he would definitely notice) is that there is a clog or a bad seal somewhere.

Post# 166630 , Reply# 4   1/21/2012 at 19:56 (2,992 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        

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it's missing the bagless chamber's cover,i have a cardboard thingy over it though.
still,it's never had good suctoin :(.

Post# 166633 , Reply# 5   1/21/2012 at 20:46 (2,992 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Well, that makeshift cover is probably a huge part of the problem! That seal is crucial in these vacuums!

Post# 166657 , Reply# 6   1/22/2012 at 04:05 (2,992 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Using cardboard as a cover certainly isn't helping.

Get a proper cover and try it then.

Post# 166662 , Reply# 7   1/22/2012 at 07:51 (2,992 days old) by thermokid (Casper, Wyoming)        
Hoover Windtunnel Bagless

It also might be the gate that turns the suction from the carpet part up to the hose when you put the handle in the upright position. When I worked at Hoover, we always had Bagless windtunnels come in with that problem. There is a little suction gate that isn't closing all the waY because it gets dirt and stuff stuck in it so it isn't letting the gate shut all the way switching the suction to the hose. Dan

Post# 166666 , Reply# 8   1/22/2012 at 09:22 (2,992 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Good idea Dan!

Post# 166676 , Reply# 9   1/22/2012 at 12:05 (2,992 days old) by super-sweeper (KSSRC Refurbishment Center)        
idk about a gate,

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it just doesn't have barely to none hose suctoin.

Post# 166679 , Reply# 10   1/22/2012 at 12:21 (2,992 days old) by sanitairered (Michigan)        

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If you want to restore *suction*, buy a new plastic top instead of using a makeshift cardboard one. That is without a doubt your problem.

Post# 166709 , Reply# 11   1/22/2012 at 15:55 (2,991 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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That was my view Floyd.

If the suction is still poor after replacing the cover, you have another problem, but at least try getting a new cover first.

Post# 166778 , Reply# 12   1/23/2012 at 08:39 (2,991 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Yeah, the bagless part has to be sealed or it won't work. Also I think that machine would be after 2000 at least. The bagged Windtunnel came out about 1997 or so and I think the bagless followed after a few years.

Post# 167140 , Reply# 13   1/25/2012 at 00:43 (2,989 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I'm sure I saw an advert from 1994 which featured a Bagged HOOVER Windtunnel...

Perhaps I am mistaken.

I do doubt that it was from the early 1990's though if it is Bagless, as over here in the UK, the first HOOVER upright Bagless cleaner was in the early 2000's.

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