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I have a 431 and need to find out why brush doesnt spin. I took

I took off ten screws and cant get the lower unit off. whats the secret?

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There are plastic tabs that function as clips on each side. Use a flat-head screwdriver to release the clips. Voila!

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I can't get the brush to work or suction or any air flow in the lower part of the vacuum.


Depends on what you mean by 'disconnected the lower part.'

See end of the note for a link to the manual. Dyson doesn't have it directly, and a number of places either want you to download spamware, or only have a non-english copy.

1) If you took the roller all the way out, you will have had to have eased it out of the loop for the drive band, and then eased it back through after cleaning. If it's not through the loop, no drive power. The band is stiff, so it can be a bit of a challenge to pull out far enough to get the roller back through. Use a smooth dowel or other smooth sided lever to pull band out enough to feed the roller back through. (Smooth = not cutting the band)
2) If you didn't take the roller out as in (1), or did feed it back through the belt before closing it all up, then there's a couple of possibilities. A) The brush will not spin if the unit is full-upright. Put your foot on the lower assembly, pull the handle back to the 'I'm about to vacuum something' position, and try again.
B) According to the manual, this model has an 'engage brush' button. The system should start with the brush engaged, but try toggling it with the handle not up-right.

If still not spinning, turn off and unplug. Try spinning the brush by hand. If it spins freely, the clutch to engage the brush isn't engaged. If there is resistance, then it's engaged (unsure if it auto-disengages when powered off. You's want the handle tilted back when you try this).
Manual Link:
http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/dyson/dc18.html

Good luck!

Oct 17, 2015 | Dyson Dc-18 "the Slim" Upright Model...

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How To Replace Brush Turbine on Hoover SteamVac When Brushes Don't Spin


When the brushes stop spinning on a Hoover SteamVac, it can be caused by several things. In order to diagnosis why your brushes aren't spinning, please view the diagnosis solution I have done on Fixya:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4286338-hooverspin_scrub_brushes_always_stop


If you have diagnosed your machine, and found that the internal receptacle is not spinning, then you'll now need to replace your turbine. This tip will explain in detail how you'll need to complete this repair.

Here's what you'll need to complete this repair:
- Hoover SteamVac Replacement Turbine Brush Gear (several different parts for different models)
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver

Step 1. Remove both the clean solution, and the dirty solution tanks from the machine, and press the handle release pedal so that the handle is laying down flat:
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Step 2. With a flat head screwdriver, pry off the rotating brush speed indicator knob:
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Step 3. Unscrew the silver screw that's at the very top of the see-thru suction port where the dirty solution tank rests.

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Step 4. Turn the SteamVac upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. There are four clips that hold these brushes in place. You'll need to remove the brushes from the machine by squeezing the four tabs while pulling upwards at the same time. The picture actually only shows the two tabs on the right hand side being squeezed, but the tabs on the left hand side are in the exact same location:

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Step 5. Once you've removed the brush block from the machine, there are 4 screws on the bottom that need to be removed. Keep the two silver screws on the very corner in place, you won't need to remove these. Remove the four screws that I've highlighted in red:

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Step 6. Turn the machine back over right side up, so that the brushes are on the bottom. There are two clips that hold the top housing in place. Insert your flat head screwdriver in between the top and lower housing in the rear of the machine close to the rear wheels, and pry upwards to un-clip these clips on both the left and right sides, then remove the top motor housing from the machine.

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Step 7. You'll now have complete access to the turbine. Remove the two silver screws in the front of the unit that hold the turbine in place, as well as remove the front hose from the turbine:

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Step 8. Once you have removed the two screws you'll be able to lift the turbine up. There's a second hose in the rear of the turbine that you'll also need to remove before you can remove the turbine completely. After you've removed the hose, take the turbine out of the machine. You'll notice to the immediate left of the turbine other hoses that connect to a black circular part. This is actually the pump that sprays the water on the floor. If you ever have the problem where the clean water solution will not spray, it's a good possibility that this part needs to be replaced.
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Simply install the new turbine, reattached the hoses and two front screws. When you're putting the top motor housing back on the unit, make sure that the brush speed selector knob that's on the right side of the turbine fits through the **** in the top motor housing. Also before you tighten the two screws that that hold the top housing in in front of the brushes, there's two clips. You'll need to snap the top motor housing behind these two clips. Simply push front of the motor housing until you hear it snap into place.


Chris J.
GoVacuum

on Apr 10, 2010 | Hoover F5899-910 SteamVac Vacuum

Tip

How To Replace Brush Turbine in Hoover SteamVac's When Brushes Won't Spin


When the brushes stop spinning on a Hoover SteamVac, it can be caused by several things. In order to diagnosis why your brushes aren't spinning, please view the diagnosis solution I have done on Fixya:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4286338-hooverspin_scrub_brushes_always_stop


If you have diagnosed your machine, and found that the internal receptacle is not spinning, then you'll now need to replace your turbine. This tip will explain in detail how you'll need to complete this repair.

Here's what you'll need to complete this repair:
- Hoover SteamVac Replacement Turbine Brush Gear (several different parts for different models)
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver

Step 1. Remove both the clean solution, and the dirty solution tanks from the machine, and press the handle release pedal so that the handle is laying down flat:
5b86f81.jpg

Step 2. With a flat head screwdriver, pry off the rotating brush speed indicator knob:
407b985.jpg
Step 3. Unscrew the silver screw that's at the very top of the see-thru suction port where the dirty solution tank rests.

79a39bc.jpg
Step 4. Turn the SteamVac upside down so that the brushes are facing upwards. There are four clips that hold these brushes in place. You'll need to remove the brushes from the machine by squeezing the four tabs while pulling upwards at the same time. The picture actually only shows the two tabs on the right hand side being squeezed, but the tabs on the left hand side are in the exact same location:

23e0faa.jpg
Step 5. Once you've removed the brush block from the machine, there are 4 screws on the bottom that need to be removed. Keep the two silver screws on the very corner in place, you won't need to remove these. Remove the four screws that I've highlighted in red:

91d0198.jpg
Step 6. Turn the machine back over right side up, so that the brushes are on the bottom. There are two clips that hold the top housing in place. Insert your flat head screwdriver in between the top and lower housing in the rear of the machine close to the rear wheels, and pry upwards to un-clip these clips on both the left and right sides, then remove the top motor housing from the machine.

10d963e.jpg
Step 7. You'll now have complete access to the turbine. Remove the two silver screws in the front of the unit that hold the turbine in place, as well as remove the front hose from the turbine:

cabbd35.jpg
Step 8. Once you have removed the two screws you'll be able to lift the turbine up. There's a second hose in the rear of the turbine that you'll also need to remove before you can remove the turbine completely. After you've removed the hose, take the turbine out of the machine. You'll notice to the immediate left of the turbine other hoses that connect to a black circular part. This is actually the pump that sprays the water on the floor. If you ever have the problem where the clean water solution will not spray, it's a good possibility that this part needs to be replaced.
04dc1da.jpg
Simply install the new turbine, reattached the hoses and two front screws. When you're putting the top motor housing back on the unit, make sure that the brush speed selector knob that's on the right side of the turbine fits through the **** in the top motor housing. Also before you tighten the two screws that that hold the top housing in in front of the brushes, there's two clips. You'll need to snap the top motor housing behind these two clips. Simply push front of the motor housing until you hear it snap into place.


Chris J.
GoVacuum

on Apr 10, 2010 | Hoover F5886-900 Steam Vacuum

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Brushes on my hoover spinscrub model F7411900 wont spin


vanger cheva in post 1 got the correct answer. I just disassembled my f7411900 with some difficulty and took the turbine apart. Sure enough the bearing on the shaft was froze from rust. I was able to free it up in a vice and screw driver big enough to grab and turn the middle of the bearing. I used 3-1 oil and it now is smooth again. Not sure for how long. It was then I found the instructions by vanger above. There is no belt in this unit. The turbine is driven by water that turns the brushes.

Sep 13, 2012 | Hoover Vacuums

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Brushes won't spin


First, please be sure to unplug your Steam Vac and remove both the clean water and the dirty water tank.
There should be a square stem that sticks up in the center of your brush assembly. If this stem is broken you will need to replace the complete brush assembly. If the stem is good; turn your cleaner on it's side and check in the area where the brush assembly goes (with the brush assembly removed). In the center of this area there is a square hole where the stem from the brush assembly goes. The square hole is in the bottom of the turbnie that spins your brushes. Using a large flat blade screw driver (not so large that you'll damage the hole), stick it in to the square hole and try to spin it. It should spin freely, if it is very hard to spin or won't spin at all, your turbine is bad and will need to be replaced.
Hoover part number for brush assembly:48437022
Hoover part number for turbine: 43191008

May 19, 2010 | Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub...

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I have cleaned & cleaned this thing! It runs for about 2 mins & stops, says "Clean Brushes"! and now it's very noticeable it's not picking up well... but is picking up a bit. I take the dust bin...


Ok, this is a "Brush Height Adjustment" issue. It will probably work great on a hard surface but on carpet the brushes bog. If you've taken the unit apart already...Sorry....do it again. When you do, you'll see a String which allows the brushes to "Float" on different surface heights. Loosen the screw a little and pull a bit more string through. Re Tighten the screw and put it together enough for a test run. Now reset the roomba.To reset the Roomba, power the Roomba on, and press the Spot, and Dock buttons together for at least 8 seconds. Until it plays a tune. The clock, and any schedule is erased at this time. Try running the Roomba with the dust bin removed to see the brushes spin easier.

Second method, is taking off the bottom cover, and removing the battery. While it's removed, and not plugged into the charger, press the clean button for at least 20 seconds. This will erase the memory. Replace battery, and cover. Run the Roomba to see if the brushes start to spin. You can also remove the brush housing by removing the 4 screws and reseating it, to see if it was a bad connection, since you have the bottom cover off.

Mar 26, 2010 | iRobot Roomba 560 Robotic Vacuum

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I have a hoover steam vac f5899-100 the brushes doesnt spin...everything else works but tha. we took the brushes apart to clean


if after you cleaned the brushes and still doesn't work. it will have to be the turbine assembly that the brushes fit into.

Jul 20, 2009 | Hoover F5899-910 SteamVac Vacuum

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Brushes not spinning....


My status light came on, the vac beeped twice and stopped. I noticed my brushes weren't spinning. I took an eyeglass screwdriver and took off the center screw that holds on the brushes. I cleaned the shaft that the brushes spin on. replaced brushes and it works great! I just did this now and it is still running. my status light problem is fixed my roomba is 4 years old and I am on my 2nd battery. Seems to have fixed the problem. FYI it was wrapped with hair, dirt and it was greasy.

May 29, 2008 | iRobot Roomba 4210 Bagless Robotic Vacuum

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Bissell Proheat 2x Series 8920 - Brush Belt Metal Shaft Sprocket won't turn


Most likely the brush motor is bad and not turning, part #2036757, would sell for around $23. To get to it, start taking out screws on the top cover, that motor is under the that top access cover.

Jan 22, 2008 | Bissell 8910 ProHeat Clear View Upright...

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No spinning.


Most common problem when the brushes stop spinning on this model or any "SpinScub" model is that screen filter is clogged as suggested above. If that isn't your problem then likely the turbine has gone bad. Some genius at Hoover designed a metal gear to drive a Nylon gear (Inside the black part that says "Assembled in Mexico". If the brushes jam hard and sudden, the metal gear just shaves the nylon right off. Solution: You will need a new turbine unit. Cost for the part is about $36, installation takes about 15 minutes (about 6 screws and two tubes).
I refurbish and repair vacuums and steam cleaners for a living and see this all the time.

Jun 23, 2007 | Hoover SteamVac F5914-900 SpinScrub...

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