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Brush won't spin on my Hoover Mach 5

I've replaced the belts already but the brush won't spin

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  • lmoore873 Nov 17, 2008

    replaced all belts and still brush will not turn

  • uk21platinum Nov 26, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have not had the vacuum cleaner for a year and the brush stopped spinning. The belts seem fine. Also the button for Carpet won't switch over to the "ON" position.

  • coloradocraf Dec 27, 2008

    my brush stopped working also. my husband thinks its a design flaw. does anyone have a solution?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Replaced both belts, cleaned roller.....brush still will not turn. It seems the V Belt is too loose. I have had mine for a little over a year. Makes me mad.......I loved it when it worked. It WAS the best vacuum I ever had.

  • mcevoy Apr 04, 2009

    Mine did the same thing.. took it to the repair shop and there was another one sitting there with the same problem. Has anyone contacted Hoover?

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    brush stopped turnning

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I love this vacuum but had the same problem.

SOLUTION:
take the roller off and flip the thin belt inside out. This fixed my vac and works great again.

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

  • lbeach8888 Jan 20, 2011

    Yep, that did the trick! Thanks!!!

  • CALIMERMAID Aug 10, 2011

    wow, my vac has been sitting in the basement for 7 months because it wont pick up like it should, i decided to check out this forum and did what you said, flipped the belt inside out, it worked like a charm. my vac is back to new!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

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I found a Mach 5 at the dumpster area of our apts. Could'nt believe somebody was getting rid of it. Looked brand new.
When I tried it the roller would'nt turn. Same problem, V-belt looks to big. I turned the belt like was suggested and it worked. Works great. It needs a little bit smaller belt.
So try the belt flat side down.

Posted on Dec 18, 2009

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    Tracey Martella Mar 31, 2014

    I did turn the belt around and the host of heavenlies began to sing when I turned on the vacuum and it performs like new!!!!! Thank you!!!

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Snorr, I just had to thank you. You saved me alot of time, money, and frustration!!!

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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SNORR, thank you so much! You saved me from buying a new vaccuum. You're solution worked for me! After a couple of hours tinkering with it I had just about given p, I have never thought of reversing the belt.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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    Neal Ruff Feb 17, 2011

    I did the same and figured out the roller only turns when the handle is down !!

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It definitely sounds like your belt is broken. If something gets vacuumed up into the brushes, and prevents the brushes from spinning, the motor will continue to try and spin the belt and the brush, but since the brushes can't spin, this will burn right through most belts.

Especially since you mentioned a sock being sucked up, and the roller brush not spinning, this is a tell tale sign of your belt needing replacing.

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Now, once you have a new belt, this repair is pretty straight forward. I'll explain step by step what you'll need to do to change the belt.

Step 1. Make sure your vacuum cleaner is unplugged. The easiest way to change the belt in your vacuum is to turn the machine upside down, so the handle is on the ground holding it up, then lean the vacuum over a counter top or work bench.

Step 2. Remove the bottom plate of your vacuum cleaner. You'll see on the bottom of the vacuum 4 screws that are located on each corner of the brush, remove all 4 screws, and lift up on the bottom plate that covers the roller brush.

Step 3. After removing the bottom plate, you should now be able to access the roller brush completely, and you'll probably also notice that the belt on the right side of the roller brush is broken. You may just remove the broken belt completely and throw it away. Lift straight up on the roller brush itself to remove it from the vacuum.

Step 4. Test the roller brush. After something gets stuck in the brushes, and it causes the belt to burn, there's also a good possibility that your roller brush may need replacing as well. Also the roller brush will wear down over time, and the brushes will wear down as well, greatly reducing the cleaning ability of your vacuum. You'll want to test your roller brush, to ensure that it spins freely. If it doesn't, then as you install the new belt, it's possible it could also break immediately. To test the roller brush, remove it completely from the vacuum. Holding just the end caps of the bar with your fingertips, try to spin the brush in your hands using your thumbs. This is how it should look when you test your brush (the roller brush is to a different machine, but testing it will work the same):

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The roller brush should spin at least 3 or 4 times in your hands on each spin. If the brush will not spin at all, or you feel some resistance when spinning it, then you'll probably want to go ahead and replace the roller brush as well at this point.

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Step 7. Reinstall the bottom plate, and screw down the four screws. Now you can turn the vacuum on, and make sure that the brush is spinning. If the brush is not spinning, repeat the steps above to make sure that the belt and brush were put in correctly.

That should fix your problem. Ideally you should change your belt at least once a year. Even if the belt doesn't break, it will stretch out. When the belt is stretched out, it will not pick up as well as a new belt will.

If you have any problems, or questions about how to do it, please feel free to use the Clarification Request here on the Fixya repair page, and I'll be more then happy to answer any follow questions for you.

Here's a link to the owners manual for your model that will also give you diagrammed pictures of how to replace your belt.
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