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Lowering Brushes How are the brushes lowered?

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In the front where the watwer sucks up there is a hairball how do I get the front plastic cover off

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My Shark rotator is very hard to push at times, easy at other times. What makes it hard to push and how do I fix it?


Does it have a "brushes" lowering/higher switch?
Normally due to brushes being too low in particular on deep pile carpets??
check the actual fixings for the rotating brushes are ok and the brush not simply need "clicking" back into place?

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Spin brushes not turning


Most all Hoover SteamVacs rely on a turbine to create suction and spin the brushes. The brush block (removable, just clips in) will have one of the 5 or 6 brushes with a stem inserted up and in the turbine. Hoover did a poor job sealing the hole that stem goes through and water and cleaner seep up to the lower bearing on the turbine and the bearing siezes. The turbine has a gear assembly inside! It is not easy to replace the turbine, especially the first time because what needs to be removed can be a head scratcher. However goes easier the second time. The turbine can be taken apart once out and I have used light grease to free up the bearing and gears but it's only a temporary fix. Different models have different part # turbines so pay attention when ordering the part. Need a work bench environment to do this. On occasion the brush block itself can get stuck because the brushes gear mesh together and the stemed brush drives them all. They can and do bind up with junk and do wear down and bind. If you can't turn all 5 or 6 brushes by spinning with your fingers on the stem, the block itself could need replacing. The block and brushes do come apart for cleaning but be careful because they are plastic clips on both halves of cover/retainer and can break.

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Steam-it floor head brushes


my guess is probley used for low carpets or kinda like a dirt pusher just for a add on just for looks

Oct 17, 2012 | Oreck steam-it Stick Vacuum

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The brushes on my Hoover Steamvac Widepath LS SpinScrub model # F6040 900 are not spinning. What should I do to get the brushes spinning again?


On those models the brushes are turned by suction.
1. Check the lower tank to be sure its completely closed and sealed.
2. Check the lower tank to be sure the tools filler plate is in place (if you used the tools recently)
3. If both 1&2 ok, manually turn the brushes, if they do not turn freely you may have a stuck turbine or bad brush block.
4. Take the brush block out by releasing the tabs on each corner being careful not to break them.
5. Place a large flat blade screwdriver in the square drive hole that drives the brushes under the machine. Gently turn. It should turn slowly with some resistance. If it turns slowly it is ok. If it turns with no resistance it may be bad as well. If it will not you may be able to break it loose with some even pressure being careful not to strip the hole. If it will not turn or makes a lot of noise replace the Turbine assembly.
6. If the brush block has a broken drive shaft or will not turn replace the brush block.

Here is what that brush block should look like.
http://www.vacuummedic.com/product.php?id=206


Good Luck!

Aug 21, 2012 | Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub...

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Henry brushes seem to catch in the carpet when pulling-will the brushes soften and make it easier to use as it makes the head bounce of the floor a bit when pulling making it harder work to vacuum?


There is a "see-saw" type switch on top of the cleaning head (the part that you push across the floor). This raises and lowers the brushes according to the type of floor you are vacuuming. Move this switch to the other postion and you will find that it runs over the carpet more smoothly.

Nov 05, 2010 | Henry Vacuums

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Where can I get motor brushes for an Epic 6500 SR


You can get these brushes at and AERUS ELECTROLUX repair center. However be aware this is a hi rpm motor.
Unlike lower output, heavy duty motrs from 40 years ago, BRUSHES CAN SELDOM BE REPLACED ON THEIR OWN. IF YOU CAN ACTUALLY GET ALL THE WAY IN AND OUT OF THIS VAC , THEN YOU ARE CAPABLE OF THE MOTOR WORK AS WELL.
Once the motor is removed from its housing be sure to inspect the commutator surface for gapping between the segments, the lines must be parallel nor should the com show apple core shaped wear. Either one will negate new brushes.
New brushes are best seated with a fine abrasive commutator stone and run in at half speed & half voltage to allow them to gradually seat, especially on a hi RPM motor.
Post back if you need help. Good effort !!!!

Oct 10, 2009 | Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum

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Can NOT get Kirby G6 shampooer system lowered to use


take the attachments off and see if you can lower it then..if so .lower the vacuum and put the attachmens on then try

Apr 11, 2009 | Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Brushes not turning on 8920 2x Bissell


Brushes are switched on by lowering the handle which activates a micro-switch located inside the lower part of the machine. Vacuum must be running as well. The DC power for the brush motor comes from a Bridge rectifier located on the PC board located in the handle. I have drawings that might help you.
petedcurtis@gmail.com

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Brushes not contacting floor


It is unlikely that you have worn the brushes to the point that they no longer contact the floor properly unless you use it daily and have a very rough tile or concrete floor and even then they should outlast the machine. It is more likely that there is a problem with the switch that moves them up and down for different floor settings. Also remember that the brushes will be up while the unit is in the upright position no matter what the switch is set to only when you bring the handle down in the operating position do the brushes lower to contact the floor. Pull the brushes out and check to see nothing is interfering with the operation of the brush adjustment or for any broken parts. As for the squeegee they do get deformed and this will prevent the unit for sucking up the water properly so it should be replaced if needed. For any parts visit www.stevessewandvac.com if you don't see what you need listed email them someone can help.

Aug 13, 2008 | Hoover Floormate H3000 Upright Wet/Dry...

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My power brushes on my bissel carpet cleaner stopped working. They do not rotate. This is the 2nd power cleaner I have bought and it has the same problem as the first one. What is the problem with the...


The brushes will only work if the handle is released and the ProHeat vacuum is running . There is a micro switch inside the lower handle that switches on the DC carpet brush motor. The DC power for the motor comes from a Bridge Rectifier on the PC Board. petedcurtis@gmail.com

Apr 18, 2008 | Bissell Vacuums

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