Hoover Vacuum-Cleaner Repair

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A Hoover upright vacuum cleaner with an internal dust bag uses suction to pull dirt and other contaminants off of floors and carpets. A buildup of these contaminants inside the intake hose connected to the dust bag will inhibit the free flow of air, causing diminished suction and leading to an overheated motor. Preempt irreparable harm to the Hoover vacuum cleaner by removing contaminants that have gotten stuck inside the hose. The repair work is straightforward and relies on a few household supplies.

Things You'll Need

  • Cotton swab
  • Paper towels
  • Dust bag
  • Unplug the Hoover vacuum cleaner if it is plugged into a wall outlet. Release the latch on the cover -- typically, this is at the front top. Open the cover.

  • Open the Hoover’s dust-bag compartment. Twist the dust bag off the socket inside the compartment. Throw the dust bag out.

  • Moisten a cotton swab with water. Insert the water-moistened end of the swab in the socket.

  • Swirl the swab clockwise as you rotate it around the inside edges of the socket. Pull out the swab and any dust balls or strands of hair stuck in the socket. Dispose of the swab and the contaminants in the trash.

  • Moisten an edge of a paper towel with tap water. Insert the edge of the paper towel into the socket. Twist the edge of the paper towel as you rotate it clockwise around the inside edges of the socket. Pull the paper towel out of the socket.

  • Twist the end of the vacuum’s hose off the socket at the bottom of the vacuum cleaner. Straighten the hose with your fingers. Moisten an edge of another paper towel with tap water. Insert the edge of the paper towel into the end of the hose.

  • Twist the edge of the paper towel as you rotate it clockwise around the inside edges of the hose. Pull the paper towel out of the hose. Pull out any exposed carpet fibers, dust balls or other contaminants that can now be seen with your fingers. Return the hose to the socket on the vacuum cleaner.

  • Attach a new dust bag to the socket inside the vacuum cleaner. Close the compartment and reengage the latch.

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