Electrical Question

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

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

Electrical Safety Services

Member since 17 Oct 2011

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

Sensor Electrical Services

Member since 6 Mar 2012

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