How to Replace a Motor in a Hoover Shampooer

Here we have a Hoover Spin Scrub Shampooer which has a symptom of loudness, no spray, or no pickup. This can happen if the machine is old or if the user has used too much shampoo causing the tanks to bubble over into the motor compartment. When left to sit, this will dry up and cause the motor to rust. The best way to resolve this is to go ahead and replace the motor.

In this video, Josh will show you how to change a motor on a Hoover Shampooer. This applies to most Hoover shampooers, but is most closely applicable for Hoover Spin Scrub Shampooer models including FR50152, FH50130 Power Scrub, FH50140 Turbo Scrub, FH50150 Power Scrub Deluxe, FH50151 Power Scrub Deluxe, FH50152 Power Scrub, FH50153 Power Scrub Deluxe Pet, FR50152 and FH50152 FR50152 Pro Series. Here is the Hoover shampooer motor.

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.

Motor Replacement for Hoover Shampooers Transcript

VacuumsRus is going to go over a motor replacement in this Hoover Spinscrub today. Motor failure on these is super super common. Oftentimes the machine will turn on but the motor has a very high pitch sound or a grinding sound. Typically, what causes that is someone borrowing your shampooer or your children using it. They will overflow the shampooer and they’ll overflow suds or even water directly down into the motor, and then they leave it like that. And your motor rusts. What you’re hearing when that motor gets high pitched or grinding really loud is that it got left there and now the fan and other motor components are now rusted and so it needs to be replaced. Again, very common with Hoover Shampooer’s. They don’t have a great system to protect the motor from getting rusty. This has been going on for over 30 years with these. This walkthrough kind of applies to a number of older Hoover Shampooer’s which aren’t exactly like this, but generally you’re going to be looking at the same thing. To start I’m going to take off this front piece right here and set that aside. And I’m going to start from the bottom so there’s these screws on the bottom, pop this off. This is not screwed on; it just pops off so you can apply pressure to one side and at the. Pop and then apply pressure to the other side. It will pop right off. When you go to put it back on, this little gear thingy goes in there. 8 screws and the screws have arrows on them right next to the marking them. You do not need to take out the cord screws. There’s a clear piece on this one that holds the clamps, the cord in and for this purpose you don’t need to do that. That clear piece is not present on all models. This is a very new model of shampooer so if you’re working with older units oftentimes the screws are different sizes. My screws are all the same size, so I’m not worried about it, but on older units, that’s problematic. Oh, I missed 2 screws. There’s 1/2 on. The top that’s embarrassing. Pretty sure my video editor can probably get rid of that. Whether she does or not, or whether she loves to embarrass me publicly on YouTube is the question. That just pops right off. Set it aside. Your motor is right here. In order to replace the motor, we’re going to have to pull out the front turbine assembly. This right here is an actuator that turns your turbine assembly and thus your brushes off when you bring it into the upright position, we’re going to remove that without breaking it, don’t lose that spring as it likes to go flying. You cannot purchase this spring separately. There are two screws up front one screw in the back to pull this off. And then you’ll disconnect this hose. If the hose is stuck, you can use a hair dryer or a heat gun to slightly heat it up. If you’re really daring, you can even use a lighter and kind of heat it up and it’ll pop right off for you. This is a good time to give our disclaimer: This is going to get into electrical work here, replacing the motor, we’re going to be unplugging some electrical connections and plugging them back in again. This should only be done by an authorized Hoover repair center. Don’t try this at home kids. I’m not suggesting that you do this on your own. This video is intended only for authorized Hoover technicians. This right here is the cord cover. Covers where the cord hooks up to the motor and every cord kind of snakes in underneath it and then goes into the motor. Once you pull the cord cover you can actually take these wires off if you choose. Though the configuration of the wires is different between models, but in this case I have my white wire and then I have my green ground wire and in my black wire you’ll notice this is a thermal fuse I believe. This may just be a regular fuse and the thermal is in there. Either way, your motor should come with this on it attached to it, and you’ll want to be replacing this as well. If you’re having an issue where the machine is not powering on at all, that may be what the issue is so when replacing the motor you should get that as well. Now I’m going to disconnect this from the power switch. So I had two wire nuts I took off and then I have just one blade that I pulled off the power switch. I’m going to remove this cover that is on top of the motor. I find it easier to just remove this clamp right here that holds the upper body to it it’s 4 screws. And the upper body will kind of come off and kind of flop backwards after you remove this piece. But I don’t think you have to take that off, but I do. And then you’re going to go around and you’re going to look for all the screws that are holding the motor cover out and just kind of go around here. And now the motor should still be attached to the open. You do have to take out the this front pump. This is the Hoover pump that actually runs the tool hose. It’s a separate pump. It’s only one screw. And you can pull this pump and just kind of lean it out of the way because there is a screw here. You need to get to get the whole mode of housing out. There we go. Now it should come out. Now the motor is going to be inside this housing still because there’s two screws I left in. One thing I want to point out while we’re here, there is a motor gasket down here. This motor gasket is loose. It’s not attached. It can move and get pinched like that. Any number of things can take place with this motor gasket. If you don’t get it right, you’re going to have a leak, and you’re going to get no suction when you put it back together. Pretty much nothing is going to work because this whole unit is air driven. The pumps are air driven, the brushes are air driven, so you need to be careful to make sure that this gasket is intact and it’s exactly where it needs to be. There’s another gasket, we’ll see in a moment. This is still held in. There are two screws, one right there and one here. Finally, the Hoover motor housing is loose and will come off. On this particular Hoover, there’s kind of an insulating foam right there. That holds the cords in place. I’m going to pop that out, and now these cords will feed right through the side of the motor. Housing there we go. And we see actually another gasket just fell off. So there’s a gasket on the top as well. That’s grooved and that goes in right there. There’s a little groove in it. And it goes in right there on mine. And there’s another gasket that’s right here on the top of the motor. Now I believe most of the new motors actually come with these gaskets attached to them, but just be aware they’re there in case you do get a motor without a gasket, maybe you can steal your old gasket and that’s it for a Hoover motor replacement. Now you just do the reverse. You’ll take your new motor and you’ll put it inside that motor housing, snake your wires through here, shove that foam back in clamp, clamp everything back down again, and do the opposite of what I just did. I’m not going to walk you through the other direction, because I’m pretty sure at this point you can get it back and you don’t need to watch me talking about shampooers.