hoover will not start

hoover carpet cleaner,FH 50150, just stopped in the middle of cleaning. waited and waited, still won't start. Purchased new power switch fuse. Still will not work. Of course it's off of warranty by a few months. What can I do now, besides screaming!

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It was off warranty, I only had it a little over a year, but decided to just give Kohl's a call. No questions asked, I was able to take it back for full refund or replacement. I went for replacement. I would have certainly used your ideas! Thanks for the inputs!


lucky you, i purchased a hoover power scrub elite 7 months ago online from hsn they wont help me i contacted hoover but havnt heard anything from them so dissapointed only used it once the brushes quit working and wont suck and yes i know about putting the dirty water tank in correctly, the only thing the dumb thing will to now is blow its heat. im so disscusted


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@jesada ,linda b. If still under warranty, have repaired/replaced/refund under warranty. Did a search for a service/repair manual with no luck. All I can suggest is to disassemble the vacuum to access motor connections and carefully test there with DVOM for power when switch on. If power is present at the motor and motor not running, would signify motor faulty. If no power present at motor you will have to trace back through wire harness in search of bad/damagedwire/plug/relay/fuse/switch. Links below may help, the 1st link is a exploded parts view of your vacuum and 2nd link is owners manual. Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.



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A safer way to do it it to use an Ohmmeter. (an Ohmmeter is a meter, which measures resistance it is a function provided in a DMM (Digital Multimeter. You can get an adequate one from most larger hardware stores for about $10).

Place the meter's two test leads. across the vacuum cleaner's power cord plug's two pins (with it disconnected from the wall outlet of course) and turn on the vacuum ON switch. There should be a reading on the meter. If not, disassemble the cleaner where the cord enters it and the test both wires from the plug to where they are connected using the Ohmmeter. If faulty replace the cord or the plug. If OK trace the wires using the Ohmmeter through the cleaner as per answer above until you find the problem.


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