Model #U5223-930 HOOVER Vacuum, Upright

  • Dimension
    3 Results
  • Motor
    3 Results
Find part by diagram >

Question and Answers

Q:

Blue Sparks - Hoover Upright Vacuum U5223-930

A:

Managemylife.com is always a great resource to find the answers to just about anything. I know this information can be very helpful for you to have. While you have been waiting for your expert to respond, I did some research but I was unable to locate information that would be helpful with regards to your question at this time. Your expert will be answering you within two business days but usually sooner. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

Read More
James -
January 10, 2012
A:

Thank you for your question on the blue sparks on the armature.

Some sparking is normal. If the motor is running at full speed and is not giving off and odor I would suspect it is running normal.

If you get a lot of sparking and it smells it is the beginning of the end for the motor.

You could remove the brushes and carefully clean the dark carbon on the commutator on the armature but this can be tricky if you have not done this before.

I have used some crocus cloth which is very fine sanding cloth to burnish the commutator to clean it. And make sure that you have plenty length left on the brushes with good spring tension so they make good constant contact with the commutator.

I hope this will help.

Sam A.

Read More
Sam A -
Sears Technician
January 11, 2012
A:

Thank you for your reply Sam. I just see sparks - no smell - but then again, I only ran the motor for a short time because I did not want to run it for too long when I saw the sparks. I removed the brushes and brush holders and there is plenty of length left and good spring tension but I cannot get the armature out to clean it. (I am thinking that it may be stuck do to some leftovers from the melted fan base - I thought I got all of it off but I am not sure how it is supposed to look in the first place so I have nothing to compare its current status/look with.) Does the armature just slide out or is there something I must do to release it. How can I get the armature out? Thank you

Read More
Anonymous -
January 12, 2012
A:

Thank you for the update on the arcing motor. The commutator should be a copper color, but will have some black on it from the carbon brushes. If the motor does not change speed and is not overheating and does not give off any odor it is operating normally and I would not try suggest to open up the armature. Sam A.

Read More
Sam A -
Sears Technician
January 13, 2012
See more answers