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Hoover short circuits the house electrics, what do to?

I have a Henry Hoover about 6 years old. I plugged it in, switched it on, and the house electrics cut out. I changed the fuse but the same thing happened. Is the Hoover dead? I tried another appliance on the mains switch and it was fine, so it must be the hoover. The plug on the Henry cannot be unscrewed so I dont know how to check the plug circuit. Thanks in advance

2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

Best Answer

The fault is 90%+ likely to be on the "henry" vac itself. It could be just a simple damaged lead, or it maybe more serious e.g. a burnt out motor.

Really need to carry out an insulation resistance test on the vac to see what the readings are, but it definately sounds like a live to earth or live to neutral short circuit.


Answered 21st Jan 2013

You could try cutting off the plug and fitting another plug on but I doubt its the plug which has developed a fault. More likely the hoover has the internal problem and if you can't get someone to fix it then it may be time for a new DYSON :)


Answered 21st Jan 2013

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