How to Repair the Hoover WindTunnel- GoVacuum Video Series

20 introduces the Govacuum Video Series. In this introductory video, we show users how to make a simple belt repair on the Hoover Windtunnel Bagged Self-Propelled Vacuum. These Hoover Repairs can be tricky but with the proper guidance, these machines can be repaired yourself. In this detailed video, our product experts walks you through the basics of repairing your Hoover Windtunnel. If you have any more questions, feel free to email them to us! For more information on the parts needed to repair your Hoover, check out: For more information on GoVacuum, check out:


  1. My husband and I fiddled with our vacuum for half an hour before I suggested we try youtube. We had out screwdrivers, needle nose pliers, you name it…trying to get that damn belt on. I want your address so I can send you some cookies. 🙂

  2. The belt replacement video is grat1
    I would like a video on how to get to the embedded dirt sensor to fix it. Ours stays red all the darned time.
    I’ve read the sensor is actually a microphone that listens for dirt bouncing around, but that the mic can come loose.
    If you have time to show me how, I’m game to operate on this vacuum.

  3. Thanks so much! I went through the process on my own before finding your video and I couldn’t figure out why it still didn’t work! Was SO relieved when you showed the old belt’s worn/stretchiness, GREAT VIDEO!

  4. Greetings. We will see if we can get a video done on this repair. The dirt sensor is actually a smaller laser type instrument that is in the hose of the vacuum cleaner. When dirt passes by this laser, it turns red indicating that the machine is picking up dirt. If yours is continuously showing red then you must have some small dirt or debris stuck on the laser in the hose. You’ll need to pretty much disassemble the entire vacuum, and I would recommend to take it in to a repair shop.

  5. What the HELL?! These “WindTunnels” are supposed to have MULTIPLE CHANNELS like a Kirby! Directly in the MIDDLE of the vacuum!

    You know, like Hoover says?

    Isn’t that what “WindTunnel” technology is supposed to be?

  6. Thank you, thank you! I struggled for an hour trying to replace the belt. After watching your video I was done in less than a minute.

  7. I am delighted to have watched this excellent video, changed the belts and roller on my wind tunnel and saved almost 100$ in service and parts. Thanks soooo much. I feel like I have a new vacuum!!!!!!

  8. Great DIY. I’ll be ordering my parts later on today. My belts started smoking the last time I used it. Today I did a quick vacuum and there was the smell and then the smoke! You guys got it going on.

  9. Thank you so much for posting this video. My husband wanted to take our vacuum to the repair shop, but I now feel confident that I can fix the problem myself.

  10. Great video, but I have a related problem. It seems the idler pulley for the v-belt is not doing it’s job resulting in a loose v-belt. If I’m right, it should be spring loaded and articulating up and down, correct? The pulley spins, but the arm it’s mounted on doesn’t move and I can’t get the hood off to see how or if it’s working. The Carpet/Hard selector on top doesn’t seem to be engaging anything, just sliding back and forth. Any thoughts on this?

  11. I have the Hoover Wind Tunnel 2 , It has a burning smell after running for about 2 min. the brush is still spinning and i cleaned the filters but it is still doing it any sugestions?

  12. OH MY GAWD! ROLL IT ON! I LOVE YOU! I TRIED TO PULL THE BELT ON FOR A HALF AN HOUR! IT was SO EASY! My hands are so sore LOL from trying to PULL that stupid belt ON! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!

  13. @12345hassanali1 Hello. The DC-01 is a model that was made only in the UK, and not in the US. Unfortunately we can not get parts for the DC01 model, however I was able to locate a vendor in the UK that stocks this wand. Check out the website dysonpartsdirect dot co dot uk, they have a lot of parts for the DC01 model including your wand.

  14. i have a bagless windtunnel t series, it sounds like its about to take off. it sounds like its coming from the belt, but every time i look i see nothing. any ideas?

  15. Good video… do you guys do snow blowers, too? (Just kidding…)

    Seriously, very helpful video for someone who can deal with simple maintenance/repair work and see it all in front of you via the video (with the parts numbers) is a big plus.


  16. Thank you for the video, but I still have a problem.

    I took a look at my vacuum, and my power drive belt seemed to be stretched out. I went to the store and got a new belt, and I put it in. This one seemed to have the same problem. All I had to do was pull it taught a bit manually and it would spin the brush. Unfortunately I can’t pull it taught manually while it is running, and it wont stay taught. Any help would be appreciated.

  17. @Mithwada Thanks for your comment. The belt will not tighten unless the head of the machine is in the vacuuming position, or in other words when you step on the handle release pedal, at this point is when the belt tightens around the roller brush. It’s also best to replace both the flat belt and the v-belt at the same time. If you are looking at the belt, make sure the head is pushed down and this should fix your problem.

  18. @Mithwada Your vacuum has a two belt system. You will need to replace both belts in order for the brushroll to spin. It keeps stopping because the Hoover V belt is worn down on the sides and when the brushroll contacts the carpet it stops spinning. Change the Hoover V belt and your problem will be solved.


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