How to Replace a Hoover Shampooer Cord

So, your dog chewed on your shampooer or carpet cleaner cord. Now what? This video shows how to replace a cord on Hoover shampooers. You’ll first need a cord, and only a couple of minutes. We highly recommend replacing the cord with the genuine Hoover cord, but the repair can be possible with alternatives or aftermarket cords.

Genuine Hoover cords will come with a specific piece on the end know as a strain relief. This part is designed to slot right into the housing of the machine. It protects the cord from pulling or yanking.

Parts Required:
Hoover Shampooer Cord

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Ideal Wire Nut Wire Connectors- #621095

If you need more help with repairing your machine, check out the rest of our videos and articles breaking down the most common issues with Hoover shampooers.

Hoover Shampooer Replacement Cord Transcript

So, we’re going to be talking about and showing you how to replace a shampooer cord on this Hoover Shampooer. A lot of people who have shampooers get damaged cords because they have puppy dogs and puppy dogs like to chew on cords. So it’s pretty common that we see these shampooers where the cord has been damaged by a dog. This is an electrical repair of an electrical wire that goes directly into the motor, so it should only be performed by an authorized Hoover Service center and this video is intended for that purpose and other various disclaimers. I’m going to 1st pop off the tank and set that aside. You should use a genuine Hoover cord for this, the advantage to that is, it will already have the strain relief on it as well as the clip. If you’re not able to get that, you likely won’t be able to for very long, you can also substitute it for more generic cords that you can get from vacuum suppliers as well. On this particular newer model of Hoover, there’s a clear plastic piece right here. This clamps down over the cord where the cord goes in. I’m going to go ahead and remove that. And you can see where the cord kind of runs in here again, the advantage to getting a genuine cord is it will have this strain relief preinstalled and it’ll have the little red mark there and you’ll everything will be all sized. Out as opposed to getting a generic cord where you have to feed the cord through the strain relief and hopefully it’s the right gauge cord. So that’s the advantage to getting a genuine cord. I’m also going to need to pull off the top. There are 8 screws involved there. They’re all marked with arrows. If I remember correctly, I don’t think I need to remove this brush for this repair. But, you know what? I’ve already got this thing flipped over. I’m going to take the brush out. These brushes just pop out. They’re not screwed in. And we will flip this Hoover shampooer over. I’m going to go ahead and remove this and get it out of the way. There’s two screws on the top one here 1 here. And the top cover should now be fully loosened. These newer machines I’ve been noticing their top covers are on real tight. And have not been coming off really easy. Alright, so right here this is the actuator arm that turns the brush on and off when. You tilt this up and down and we’re going to need to remove that. It’s clipped in right here to kind of carefully pop that out. This spring will go flying back here, so don’t lose that. All right, so we’ll need to remove this main turbine. I think actually we don’t. I think we can get away without pulling the turbine. I’m going to try it without pulling the turbine first. There’s a cover right here that covers where the cord comes in and that is all we actually have to remove. But it’s tight, so a lot of times we may have to pull the motor cover and all kinds of stuff if we can’t get it to come off. But it should only be 3 screws here to take out just this cover right here. If I can get it to come out this time. I got it and I do need to pull out the turbine assembly here, but I’m not going to. There’s only three screws 2IN. The front one in the back for the turbine. So, I in fact did need to pull the brush bar because that goes into the turbine. I’m just going. To lift it up and out of the way. There’s a hose on it right there, I’ll just set it aside all right now this puppy will pop out. There we go. So down here is where all your cords come in. So we can see where these cords kind of go through these grooves, right? Here everything is laid out so that nothing. Gets pinched. And I’m just going to kind. Of pull this out here. And you’ll see your connection here you have again the nice thing about a genuine cord is your black cord will have a clip on it on this model. That clip goes into the power switch back here you have another black cord running off the power switch which runs directly into your motor bucket and you have two white clips right here, white to white, green to green. Green is your ground. I’m going to pinch those and pull them off. Pinch this and pull it off. Now if you don’t have these crimps you may need some. I don’t know if you can get crimps readily at a hardware store. You can use regular wire nuts, however, because of the amount of vibration that takes place in cleaning machines. I suggest that if you are going to use wire nuts that you also use zip ties so you twist your wires together. And then you zip tie your wire together right here, and then you put your wire nuts on and then you electrical tape the wire nut on to keep it from vibrating loose because there’s so much vibration here. It’s not like when you’re doing electrical work in your wall, or maybe a radio or something like that. There’s a lot of vibration that takes place so wire nuts can eventually vibrate themselves off in this environment, so I really like to. Kind of belt and suspenders. I put a zip tie down here and then wire nut it and then tape the wire nut. So anyway, but we’re pulling the cord out. So we’ve got all the wires unhooked, one is a clip, white cord, green cord. And then the cord we’ll just pull out the bottom right here and the new cord is going to go right. Back in there again. If you get a genuine, you’ve got everything marked, so you’re just going to put this through here. You’ll see where everything fed through. You’ll feed it back through and hook it. Back up so all there is to it.