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Hoover Concept One - Powerdrive issue?
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Post# 185252   6/12/2012 at 06:55 (2,856 days old) by abostonmama ()        


I'm not a collector and know very little about vaccums, but I bought a Hoover Concept One on craigslist about 8-10 years ago and it has been the best vacuum I've ever owned. I love it! About a year ago it stopped "driving" itself as I vacuum. It is still usable, but difficult to push. Does anyone know why this would happen, and if its something I could fix myself with replacement parts, or do I need to bring it in for service somewhere?

I really love this vacuum, and would love for it to work again!


Post# 185256 , Reply# 1   6/12/2012 at 08:54 (2,856 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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you might check the belt, it takes 2

Post# 185265 , Reply# 2   6/12/2012 at 11:25 (2,855 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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I'm attaching a link to a manual for a Hoover PowerMax self-propelled, which is like your Concept One. Read the section on the belts. Hope this helps.


Post# 185290 , Reply# 3   6/12/2012 at 16:25 (2,855 days old) by abostonmama ()        

thank you both! I will check out the belt section of the manual.

Post# 185298 , Reply# 4   6/12/2012 at 17:30 (2,855 days old) by raycarter (Taylor, Michigan)        

The belt you are going to need is part #160147AG, package #402010-49 (they may also be identified as Type 49 belts.) Being a fellow Concept One owner, I wish you the best with yours!

Post# 185355 , Reply# 5   6/13/2012 at 00:50 (2,855 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I have over 20 different models of concept. I think they are one of Hoovers finest machines!! You should replace that belt at least once or twice a year. I replace mine everytime I replace the brushroll belt. If you never have had that belt replaced, you better hold on tight when you get a new one on, she will take off on you.

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