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Hoover SteamVac F7222-900 steamvac Brushes do not spin. Looked at filter as per manual instructions but it was free of lint. Need to fix it, help please? Vacuum was used less than 10/12 times

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  • eddio49 Nov 29, 2008

    After original recomendations about removing and cleaning brushes my Steamvac's F7222 900 brushes still do not rotate.
    Could it be the turbine gear? and if yes how I disasemble it to get there?
    I have removed 5 screws but still can't get the part to come out.
    Wife is driving me nuts and checkbook is tooooo thin

  • eddio49 Nov 29, 2008

    After original recomendations about removing and cleaning brushes my Steamvac's F7222 900 brushes still do not rotate.
    Could it be the turbine gear? and if yes how I disasemble it to get there?
    I have removed 5 screws but still can't get the part to come out.
    Wife is driving me nuts and checkbook is tooooo thin

  • eddio49 Nov 29, 2008

    Everything works but the brushes that do not spin.
    We used last weeken to clean the stairs with hose attachement and worked.
    When we tried to do tha carper the brushes will not spin. It makes noise so there is not an electrical problem, the motor seems to be working.
    My closest authorized dealer for warrnaty is about 50 minutes away and the shop owner says "not all is covered" so why bother I do not even know where my wife saved the receipt :-(

  • eddio49 Nov 30, 2008

    I received "advice" to change TWO belts, well as far as I understand this one does not have any belts.
    I JUAST NEED TO KNOW HOW TO REMOVE THE ASSEEMBLE SO I CAN GET TO THE TURBINE AND FIGURE IF THAT IS THE PROBLEM.
    PLEASE!! do not advise me in testing the fuse(?) or maybe cables are loose (the machine turns on and the noise shows it is not an electrical problem) or like somebody said to take to a repair shop (I can do this last one ALL by myself and without any advise)
    Thank you for your time
    Eddie

  • eddio49 Nov 30, 2008

    How do I get to brush motor?

  • eddio49 Nov 30, 2008

    Boscia,
    Thank you for the suggestion, that is exactly what I am trying to do (although I read somehwere this one does not have belts?).
    Problem is I can get out the hood assembly (large plastic cover that has the hoover logo), I removed all the screw I could see plus snaped out of the holes the fasteners at the rear part, took out the plastic knob that is of rthe brushes on off position but i just cant go any further. It seems it is attached somewhere else but can see it and do not want to apply any preasure if I am not 100% sure.
    HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • eddio49 Nov 30, 2008

    good wrench
    thanks for the suggestions. tested both and problem still there.
    Thing is I can get out the hood assembly (large plastic cover that has the Hoover logo), I removed all the screws I could see plus snaped it out of the holes that fastens the rear part, took out the plastic knob that is for the brushes' on off position but i just can't go any further. It seems it is fastened somewhere else but can't see where and do not want to apply any preasure if I am not 100% sure.
    HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • eddio49 Dec 02, 2008

    lancer721
    Thank you for your suggestion but no cigar!
    I need to remove the hood assembly and just tried every way but I cant. It seems it is fastened somewher that I cant see, I am just beyond fuming with this machine.
    If anybody knows how to remoc=ve the hood step by step or direct me to a website where I can see it I am pretty sure I can open the turbine case and then figure out if there is a belt or not and if the turbine works (I think it does) or not.
    Please DO NOT MAKE ANY other suggestions since I can't open the darn thing.
    Just let me know how to do it.
    Many thanks to all that provided the smart answers

  • eddio49 Dec 04, 2008


    artiaco07
    Thank you for your opinion but I do not have a broken brush assembly, the full stem is there!
    That is the one of the first things I checked out.
    What I really, really need is to be able to take apart the hood assembly. I have removed the 5 screws I found snap it ou from the rear fasteners but just cant get it to coome out :-(
    Any other advice PLEASE DON'T just the assembly.
    Thanks!

  • eddio49 Dec 07, 2008

    No it did not help!!

    And nope the brush is not broken

    And yes thsi website sort of stink and I feel I have been cooned for $10 US :-(

    BAD, BAD, BAD ..................

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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.

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I followed Mark406's advice from the above post and easily fixed my Hoover Legacy Steamvac. The turbine was stuck and just needed to be turned and freed up. Great post Mark406, good easy to follow instructions. This repair only took about 30 minutes and I was finished. My only gripe is that this can happen so easily in the first place.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

A common problem on most versions of Hoover with turbine system especially those that are not often used. Pls reference:

Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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    Louie Role Dec 04, 2008

    Hi again,



    Any updates or developments so far?





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The brushes spin by the vacuum that it creates.There is a sliding lever where the handle pivots on the right side make sure that it slides back when you release the handle.It may be stuck with dried solution.You can also remove the brush assembly and make sure they spin freely.I hope that helps and any other checks would require disassembly.Thanks for using fixya

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • good wrench Nov 30, 2008

    Before you take it all apart take out the brushes and get a screw driver and put it in the square that drives the brushes and see if it spins

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Try removing the case and locating the drive belt it may have come off track

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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    Antonio Boscia Nov 30, 2008

    there are usually little plastic clips that are molded with the cover, take a small screwdriver and pry inward and upward pressure to the cover to pop it loose. it doesnt take alot as it is just plastic but you do need to put a little elbow grease into it.

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The brush roll motor is most likely bad.

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I'm sorry to tell you that you have a broken drive brush. One of the brushes has a stem, and that stem is broken. See if you can remove the brush assembly - I believe it pulls straight down. See if one of the stems is a little longer than the others - maybe 1/4 inch. It should be an inch or so longer. The other part is stuck in the drive - look under the cleaner to see it.

Now for the bad news, the only way to fix the problem is to replace the entire brush assembly, which costs 25 to 35 dollars. I've searched high and low for the brush itself but have not been able to find it. Mine has broken twice (and I'm waiting on the second replacement).

Hope this helps.

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Since you said that you just used it a couple of times, it must still be under warranty. Best get it replaced under warranty.

If its not under warranty, then check the fuse first, check the gears. If they are OK, it is most likely a fault with the motor, which will need to be replaced.

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The most common problem electrically lies in the main switch and the power cord. Almost at no time in the past three years and working for 4 hotels have I had to replace any motor or board component for them. Take out the handle from the bag housing and use your volt meter/circuit tester to test the main switch, if that and your power cord are good, then you might have a bad fuse, which is located on the brush side of the main chip board.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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    The brush roll motor is most likely bad (part #2036757). You will have to take it aprt and check it.

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HI,

they may just need to be cleaned! You can remove the rack of brushes by pinching the tabs on either side and pulling it out. The plastic is clear so you can see if the brushes and gears are gummed up with hair and carpet fibres. Rinsing usually works best. There are two more things to check if this doesn’t solve the problem. First, check that the switch for the brushes is set to high. Second, look under the clear plastic piece near the switch (it is removable). There is a small screen that collects lint and hair (like a dryer screen!). This is the air intake for the turbine that drives the brushes. Clean it off and your back in business.

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There has to be a belt to those brushes that is bound up or broken. Find the belt to repair.

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Your vacuum cleaner has two belts which should be changed at least yearly. V belts do not stretch, but the outside gets smooth from slippage. V belts don't run in the groove. They run on the sides, much like in a car V belt
Sometimes the brushroll control lever will break because it was forced.
To avoid forcing the brushroll control lever or height adjustment lever; (with power off) lean vacuum forward slightly on its nose to relieve the pressure on the wheels. You will find it is easy to move afterward.

Thnx.

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Probably the belt or direct drive cog

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 29, 2008

    Problem: Brushes won’t rotate during floor cleaning.
    Possible solution
    Dirty filter screen on bottom of unit
    Setting selector on OFF
    Move setting selector to ON

    If you say you cleaned the lint following the manual, then it is either and electrical connection to the brushes that has broken, or the motor has failed.
    Either way you cannot correct this problem yourself unless you know how to use an electric tester to the the continuity of the motor and the wires

    regards


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