Question about Hoover V1 SteamVac SpinScrub Vacuum
The brushes have stopped moving, what can I do? The machine still works, sucks etc. Just doesn's scrub anymore. Thanks for any and all help. Mickie D.
Solution for Hoover SteamVac (F7452-900) brushes not spinning
Uses the turbine model and same solution would be similar. Root cause is simply the main gear attached to turbine becomes stuck. This problem should not happen as often as I see other people also having this problem. Must be a poor design on Hoover’s part. It takes about 30 minutes and a Phillips screw driver and wrench. Pretty easy, just have to remember what screws went where.
Remove brushes, and front suction cover
On the bottom of the machine:
Remove the 4 screws behind brushes which attach the top faceplate
Remove the 2 screws from base in the sunken holes
Remove the two long silver screws from base which connect all the way to turbine assembly
Stand machine upright
Remove the floor select switch handle
Remove 1 screw near the center beside the intake hole
Remove the 2 screws over the rear wheels
Remove faceplate cover, the front will need to be gently pried over the clear plastic part, be careful about the upright disengaging lever under faceplate, move it under the metal wire
Remove the 2 screws in the front of the turbine assembly
Remove the 2 hoses on either side
Disengage the bar on the floor selector switch
Pull out the turbine assembly
Remove the 4 screws and 3 clips to separate the assembly
Remove the filter (which is most likely clean since, cleaning this is the manufactures only solution)
Remove the large white gear and with a wrench remove ball bearing
Remove other large white gear
Note that the metal gear attached to turbine will not move (this was my problem), with a wrench gently grab metal gear and twist free. Spin turbine to make sure it moves freely.
Put everything back together again and you should be good to go.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
I have finally figured out what the problem is. First, this model has no belts, so ignore all that advice. The spin brushes are powered by an air motor. The suction motor pulls air through the air motor through plastic ducting, and the air motor spins a turbine that drives a gear train which turns a square socket. The square socket accepts a long square stem extending from one of the spin brushes, and it drives the remaining spin brushes as the air motor rotates. The bearings in my air motor have frozen, and although they I have been able to free them, they are rough and sticky, and tend to lock up again after servicing. The root cause is a poor design or selection of materials by the manufacturer. The longer I own this machine and use/service it, the more disappointed I am with the quality. I will not buy another one.
Posted on Aug 03, 2007
I had the same problem. Turned out to be so simple. Look down at the machine. On the right is the green spiral to indicate the wheels are turning. Right above that is a cover that can be popped off to allow access to a small filter. If the filter is blocked, air intake is blocked, and the brushes will not turn. Mine was clogged. Took the 2 seconds to remove the material and the machine was fixed!
Posted on Aug 04, 2007
Hey All, Yep, Brushes would spin, then stop for a while then spin, I cleaned the screen, spring was attached to the on/off switch,drive arm for brushes was intact, Did Solution #8, it was very easy to take the turbine out, took the cover off as described and loosened with pliers. Applied some regular grease"What I use in the garage" to the shaft and bearing. Put back together and works like new, can't thank Mark406 enough.
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
Solution #8 worked for me on my Hoover SteamVac Dual V (Model #: F7222900). One of the bearings was rusted and not turning. I had to use some lubricant and a wrench to get it to spin.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
The brushes on Spotbot are not working, I have removed the bottom cover but can not find any belt -- it looks like it's driven by gears? Can the brushes be removed?
Posted on Apr 19, 2008
Short drive shaft to brush is broken
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
Hose broke on coupling by canister, it sheared wire running in hose , open up coupling cut off broken hose and reconnect wire
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
OK. a couple things you should know:
1) THIS MACHINE HAS NO BELTS. It says that in the product description, the manual, and on the bottom of the machine itself. I even took it apart tonight and confirmed this.
2) There is a series of gears inside a black housing which spin the brushes. These gears are powered by the suction power. When you flip the switch (off,low,hi), it opens or closes a valve allowing more or less of the suction air to enter. The valve leads to the gearbox housing.
Inside the housing sit three gears which turn the square pillar. The pillar leads to the opening where the square rod of the brushes enters. Thus, suction spins gears, gears rotate pillar, pillar leads to brushes, and brushes rotate.
Now, my suction worked, the air valve worked, and the brushes rotated by hand - however, the machine still didn't rotate the brushed while turned on. I think there's a suction leak somewhere in the system, or maybe the pillar has broken.
But there is NO belt that can slip off or break. That is a false statement. Don't believe me? Open it up yourself. Takes less than 10 screws.
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
Try squeezing in the 4 tabs on the brush assemby to remove it. After you have that off..look at the (square plastic rod) which sits on top of the brush assemby to rotate all brushes...if that square rod looks ok...try spinning it to make sure all brushes spin freely.if so,then look up into the bottom of the shampooer,turn it on,and see if the square hole is turning as the machine is on.if not,the belt is probably broken,or off of the drive unit.
Posted on Jun 02, 2007
I am a mechanical person, but I am unable to remove the cover to examine the belt. Does it simply pry off? There is a tab on one edge that does not appear to have any functional value. Does it need to be manipulated to remove the cover?
Posted on Apr 27, 2007
Drive axel for brushes is worn and rounded and so you need to replace the
Posted on Apr 19, 2007
Twin Energy EC 12SXT5 Bagged. Vacuum won't move across carpeting. Stops and won't move. Replaced belt, still gets stuck in carpet. Repairman says moisture in carpeting. I don't think so. I have two Sharp Twin Energy vacuums and neither one moves across my carpeting. Have to push forward and still doesn't move. Checked roller and brush, no reason for vacuum not to move.
Posted on Apr 14, 2007
Clean the filter, see manual, make sure the brush speed is on the on position
Posted on Apr 09, 2007
Brushes wouldn't spin while the housing was in the machine, so I started troubleshooting. Cleaned the screened first, then moved onto the turbine/gears. It was super simple to fix- a handful of screws, 4 plastic tabs, some grease, and I'm cleaning the carpet once again! I honestly don't understand what all the 'man whines' are about...I'd rather do this than spend $$ (lol)
Posted on Sep 03, 2010
Check the lint screen, it's under a clear triangular shaped plastic piece just below the brush speed knob where you see the brush indicator , just pop it off and clean the screen with a toothbrush
if that's not your problem then it's the turbine gear assembly, take it to a vac guy
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
The belt could break or slip off when you shift the machine side to side while the brushes are spinning, try not to do this even though it seems it would help clean your stain better. It will save you a trip to the repair shop.
Posted on Jun 18, 2007
I have the same porblem with that machine. The first and last suggested problems are ruled out--so it must be the belt. Real problem is that I can't get the brush head off to see the belt. Any suggestions?
Posted on Jun 30, 2006
Open unit's bottem cover and look for the following: - Motor works - Belt which transfer motor's movment to the brushes, in place and not broken (most frequent phenomenon). - No mess on brushes axis which prevent their free movement.
Posted on Apr 12, 2006
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