Bypass broken switch on canister vac


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Old 07-06-14, 02:12 PM
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Bypass broken switch on canister vac

I have an old Hoover canister vac. The on/off switch is broken and I cannot get to it, it is in a metal channel with no access. The power cord goes into the top of the cover and then into this metal channel. That wire has a black and white wire. Coming out of the switch in the metal channel are two white wires. Can I cut the intput power cord before it goes into the swicth channel and simply splice the black wire from the input power cord to one of the white wires that comes out of the switch into the motor, and splice the white wire from the input power cord to the other white wire going into the motor. This would bypass the old switch and I can add an inline switch somewhere along the power cord before it goes into the top of the canister.
 
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Old 07-06-14, 02:48 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Do you have the model number of the vacuum?
 
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Old 07-07-14, 06:22 AM
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No. I can't find a model number anywhere. The only thing I can say is it uses a Type J bag.
 
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Old 07-07-14, 11:44 PM
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Since a model number can't be found you'll have no choice but to use your connection method.
 
 

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