Hoover
Canister Vacuum

Model #S3251 Hoover canister vacuum

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Showing 10 of 108 parts

Armature

#19

Motor assembly Diagram

Armature

Part #44765171

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Vacuum Light Bulb

#26

Powerednozzle, agitator Diagram

Vacuum light bulb

Part #27317307

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Vacuum Screw

#5

Powerednozzle, agitator Diagram

Vacuum screw

Part #21447041

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Seal

#23A

Powerednozzle, agitator Diagram

Seal

Part #34378010

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Latch

#32

Mainhousing Diagram

Latch

Part #36151015

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Vacuum Bag Level Indicator

#40

Mainhousing Diagram

Vacuum bag level indicator

Part #51151010

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Spring

#16

Powerednozzle, agitator Diagram

Spring

Part #35276001

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Screw

#8

Motor assembly Diagram

Screw

Part #21429406

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Vacuum Screw

#12

Mainhousing Diagram

Vacuum screw

Part #21447072

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Seal

#15

Powerednozzle, agitator Diagram

Seal

Part #34123017

The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Symptoms common to all vacuum cleaners

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Main causes: damaged vacuum hose, clogged motor air filter, bad suction motor
Main causes: lack of power, bad power cord, drive motor failure, wiring failure
Main causes: weak suction motor, vacuum bag is full, clog in suction air path, dirty exhaust filter, leaky vacuum hose
Main causes: broken drive belt, damaged brush roll, tripped brush roll motor overload, bad brush roll motor, wiring failure

Repair guides for canister vacuums

July 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a vacuum beater bar

Replace the brush roll if the bristles ares worn or the cylinder is damaged.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
July 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a vacuum suction motor

The suction motor on a vacuum creates the draw of air at the cleaning head that picks up dirt. If the vacuum won't run, give it a new life by replacing the suction motor. These steps explain how.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a vacuum power head cogged drive belt

If the power brush isn't working well because the cogged drive belt is slipping, take a few minutes to replace the belt. These instructions show how.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less

Articles and videos common to all vacuum cleaners

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your vacuum.

January 18, 2016

How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working

January 29, 2015

Appliance repair DIY: what to know before you begin

By Sears PartsDirect staff

See what things you should do before beginning a DIY appliance repair project.

December 17, 2014

5 tips for caring for a vacuum cleaner

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Follow this advice to keep your vacuum in good working order.