Question about Hoover F6212-900 / F6215-900 SteamVac Agility Upright Vacuum

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The brushes won't turn.

My agility steam vac has only been used twice. the square hole doesn't rotate the brushes. i don't know if the on/off switch for the brushes is bad or the mechanism to turn the brushes is defective.

earnest from oklahoma

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  • Tim Simmons Nov 26, 2008

    I took the turbine apart and found no problem. Do the brushes turn all the time? What air flow turns the turbine? Does the blower motor behind the turbine create vacuum and turn the turbine? ? I don't believe my turbine is turning at all. Any help is appreciated Tim

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    The machine will not turn on......

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There are two reason why the "Turbine" will not rotate. A: It is an air driven device, so if there is not enough air flow through it, it will not rotate. I beleive there is a lint screen on the bottom of the unit that slides down and can be cleaned out. Make sure the recovery tank lid is on properly and there are no missing gaskets in the airflow path. B: The turbine is locked up. This happens a lot. You should be able to rotate the brushes on the block by hand will they are locked into the machine easily(this will manually rotate the turbine. If you can't then your turbine is locked up. What you do then is romove the hood. Screws hold it down in the front and it pops into place in the back. Take out the turbine. There are two screws on the top and two accessed from the bottom of the unit. There are a four screws and a few locks that hold the turbine together. Take it apart, but be careful as to how the gears and washers are arranged and not to lose any small parts. You can usually free it up by hand by rotating the fan on the opposite of the gear box. Once it is freed you can apply a lubricant to prevent it from happening again. I use spray lithium grease. There usually isn't enough lubricant applied in on the gears at the factory, so once you do this, you shouldn't have this problem again. When you first run the machine again it might blow a little excess grease out of the exhause, so to be safe don't fire it up on the carpet, when you first test it. The gearbox may need to be replaced if it is damaged and not just locked up, but this rarely happed. Also, try not to lean the machine all the way back(place the handle on a chair or something) over time it tends to tear the hose inside of it.

Good Luck

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