A normal and a flathead screwdriver is all you need to apart the Hoover WindTunnel vacuum. Start dissembling part by part accordingly from the bottom to top and set the screws aside.
How to Disassemble Hoover Windtunnel Vacuum?
To repair and clean the filth inside the vacuum is not a hard task if you follow the steps accurately. Here are the steps of the dissembling given below.
Step 1: Unplug the machine
Prevent unwanted shocks and accidents by switching off the vacuum. Unplug it and set the cords away from your work.
Step 2: Remove the brush roll
Lay the cleaner on its behind. To access the brush roll first you have to discard the bottom plate. The bottom plate may be held by two or four screws or by latches. Take a screwdriver and unscrew the screws.
For latches, slide them out of the way. Pull the plate and the brush roll will be revealed. One end of it might be attached to a belt. Grab the open end and slide the other end off the belt.
Step 3: Disassemble the handle
Take the dirt tank or upper filter body away. Now grab a screwdriver and remove the screw situated in the middle of the bottom part of the handle. Once the screw is removed, the handle will be released. There are also some screws on the body of the handle. Remove these screws.
Take a flathead screwdriver and press inside the small gaps of hinge caps. Once the hinge caps pop out, remove them. You’ll see a bolt in the middle of the hinge. Take out the bolt with a normal screwdriver. Unscrew the hinge screws as well. The handle will be divided and open.
Step 4: Release the HEPA filter
The HEPA filter is placed on the bottom of the upper filter body. Grab the front part of the filter and pull it. The filter will be released. If your model allows then you can remove the cord housing plate. For that take away the upper filter assembly. Take a screwdriver and remove the screws of the top. The cord housing plate will be released.
Step 5: Remove the hose
Press the release button placed on the part of the hose on the back of the vacuum and take out the hose. To remove the hose fitting, press the release button and unscrew the screw that holds the fitting. The next section goes a bit detailed on this.
Step 6: Release the rest screws and parts
Undo the screws holding the back panel and release the panel. Then unscrew the screws gripping the hinge covers. Remove both covers. Lift the body from the base and set it aside. Be careful on this step as the body might feel quite heavy.
Remove the screws on the motor housing and pull off the holding clip if needed. Take off the housing. You can undo the rest of the screws to separate the vacuum. However, Remember the steps of dissembling accordingly so that you can set it back right the way before.
How to Remove the Hose From Hoover Windtunnel?
It’s important to check on the hose regularly to get consistent output. Here are the steps to remove the hose from the Hoover WindTunnel vacuum.
Step 1: Locate the release button
Turn the vacuum and look in the backside. There’s a button on the side of the hose. Press the button and slightly rotate and pull the hose off.
Step 2: Unscrew the hose fitting
Take a simple screwdriver and undo the screw holding the hose fitting. If the hose is attached with a clamp, unlock the clamp.
How Do You Fix a Hoover Windtunnel Vacuum?
A vacuum cleaner absorbs the filth of our house. As it takes this much inside, it won’t be startling if a part of it starts disturbing. But you can fix some of the problems all by yourself and for some problems, you might go to a repair house.
Brush roller stop rotating
If your vacuum brush roller stops rotating or the speed of it lessens, you can try to fix it at home. Detach the brush roll as mentioned properly. Now look for the pin that holds the belt behind the brush roll holder and slide the belt off. You can buy a new belt from any vacuum shop. Compare the new belt to the previous one.
When the old belt is stretched
If the old belt is stretched much compared with the new one, change it. If the belt gets much stretched, the roller stops rotating at a good speed. Now examine the brush roll. if the brush is very much wasted, it’s better to replace it with a new one.
Are bearings good?
To know if the bearings are good, hold the ends of the brush with the palms of your hand and try to rotate it. Hold it with one hand and spin it with the other hand. If it rotates freely that means the bearings are good. If not then the bearing might need some changes too.
Replace HEPA filter
The HEPA filter is not washable. So fix the filter problem by replacing it within every 3-6 months. Whenever the machine slows down, examine the hose if there’s any clog inside. If you find any clog inside the hose then clean it.
After checking everything, if you can’t find the problem or can’t fix it at home try to seek help from anyone professional or take the machine to a repair shop.
How to Open a Hoover Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner?
This vacuum cleaner is designed for both dry and wet purposes. It’s very easy to separate the parts of this vacuum. The steps are given below.
Step 1: Plug off the cleaner
Turn off the vacuum cleaner. Plug it off and start undoing the parts.
Step 2: Take out the upper part
There are two latches besides that hold the two parts of the machine together. Unlatch the latches and pull the upper part.
Step 3: Start to unscrew the parts
Take a drill or screwdriver to undo the screws on the head. Usually, there are six screws on the head and 8 screws on the bottom part. All you have to do is unscrew the screws and take the head off.
Step 4: Plug off the ground wire
After removing the head, take a flathead screwdriver. Now insert it on its slot and take off the ground wire.
Step 5: Undo the bottom part
Remove all of the screws and remove the bottom part. There are wires attached upside. Unhook the wires of the motor.
Q: How much is the lifespan of a hoover cleaner?
Ans: There are various models of hoover in the market. Generally, hoover cleaners last for five to fifteen years based on their model and the rate of use.
A vacuum cleaner has added extra comfort to our everyday lives. This single machine can clean a whole house days after days. Thus, the need for its regular check-up is obvious. Hopefully, the article will help you with the information you require to disassemble and examine or repair the parts all by yourself.