How to Troubleshoot a Hoover Windtunnel

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Hoover produces a line of vacuum cleaners known as the Windtunnel. These vacuums are upright cleaning machines that can use either a canister or a bagless filtration system to collect dust and debris. If you happen to own a Hoover Windtunnel, you can troubleshoot the vacuum by performing some easy techniques. For specific instructions for your vacuum, refer to your owner's manual.

Things You'll Need

  • Owner's manual
  • Agitator roll
  • Screwdriver
  • Light bulb
  • Determine if the Hoover Windtunnel is receiving power if it won't operate. Make sure you have not pulled the plug out of the wall while cleaning and that the outlet is working. You may have blown a household fuse or need to reset the circuit breaker. Hoover Windtunnel cleaners also have an automatic shutoff installed if the vacuum gets too hot. You may need to allow it to cool for half an hour before using it again.

  • Remove blockages if the vacuum has low suction power. Empty the dirt cup if it is full for the Hoover Windtunnel. Also try pushing a broom handle through the attachment hoses to push out any blockages.

  • Change the filter if the Windtunnel no longer effectively picks up dirt. To change the filter, pull out the old screen by pressing the tab at the back of the machine. Slide the replacement filter in its place until you hear it snap in.

  • Replace the bulb for the Hoover Windtunnel if the light is no longer coming on at the front of the machine during operation. Unscrew the plate at the base of the vacuum, and place a working bulb into the opening.

  • Install a new agitator roll for the Hoover Windtunnel if you start to notice a burning smell. To do this, place the machine on its side, and unscrew the bottom plate of the vacuum. Once the plate is off, lift the old roll off the belt. Push the new roll into the appropriate slots marked on the vacuum. Replace the bottom plate.

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