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Self propell doesn't work. Motor spins and belt burns, brushes do not turn. model Hoover self propelled u6425-900

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May be a stripped sprocket/cog or snapped shaft. check and replace as needed.

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1 Other User Has the Same Problem Comment by chartsell, posted on May 29, 2008 I have replaced both the belts as well. I have tightened the screws as someone else as suggested. The brush still will not turn unless you lower the handle almost to the ground. Hello,
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