Thread Number: 38630  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
Anyone know how to tighten the floor head in a Hoover windtunnel self-propelled anniversary
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Post# 410560   6/16/2019 at 10:16 (292 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        

Just recently had my Hoover Windtunnel Self-propelled Anniversary serviced and cleaned but it seems the guy didn't tighten the head enough it works fine with brushroll shutoff but when i go to move from room to room the brush starts spinning it stops if i push the head up so i think something is just a tad loose, i don't want to go back to the shop if i can do it myself because I'm already having them do a warranty on another vacuum and I don't want to bother them with something i honestly could ignore if i have to do so plus I'd like to lern how to do my own repairs so I'm not paying shops for simple fixes, lastly i don't feel this machine is old enough to have a bad hoover lean where it would do this and didn't do it before i took it in, again any help appreciated

Post# 410603 , Reply# 1   6/17/2019 at 21:34 (290 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The culprit could be brush it brush roll have issues. Brush roll in backwards, belt on wrong part of motor shaft. I don't remember but nozzle may have to be in certain setting when installing brush roll. The height adjustment could be stuck. I'm betting it's brush roll or belt.

Post# 410636 , Reply# 2   6/18/2019 at 15:11 (289 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        

The height adjustment moves fine and seems to work I'll look into the brushroll and belt

Post# 410639 , Reply# 3   6/18/2019 at 16:51 (289 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        

The roll and belt are on correctly

Post# 410663 , Reply# 4   6/18/2019 at 23:17 (289 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Check motor connection. It could be the power and could be switch or power loose on motor.

Post# 410678 , Reply# 5   6/19/2019 at 12:45 (289 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Question can you take a picture of the side of the vacuum? If the vacuum has a slight lean back it's often a sign the base assembly has started to wear out.

Hopefully this video might be of help to you.

Post# 410695 , Reply# 6   6/19/2019 at 19:18 (288 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        

Thank you all who've responded

@vacuumland thank you I've seen that video a couple times in fact, your concept one video has intrigued me enough i need to go out and find my own, I've added a photo of a side view of the vacuum and I'll mention the issue doesn't occur on the highest height setting, but it does on the medium height setting (which is what i use for my carpet) it also occurs on the low height setting

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Post# 410699 , Reply# 7   6/19/2019 at 20:54 (288 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        

Sorry i meant to @vacuumdevil not vacuum land silly me

Post# 410704 , Reply# 8   6/20/2019 at 02:22 (288 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@CMBCOOL01 Good news it doesn't have the WindTunnel lean yet! I would inspect the idler pulley and belts.

Post# 410705 , Reply# 9   6/20/2019 at 09:26 (288 days old) by CMBCOOL01 (United States)        

Any idea how to fix it

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