Question about Hoover F7431-900 SteamVac Vacuum
Just repaired mine today same problem.
Turbine drive shaft which drives two sets of plastic gears and which in turn make the scrub brushes rotate has sealed ball bearings and I guess from an evidently poor design moisture some how entered plastic gear casing and the sealed bearings froze up which evidently aren't sealed all that well. Anyway (turbine drive after easy removal from unit 8 screws on bottom one on top can be disassembled by removing 4 screws around gear casing allowing access to the plastic drive gears and the bearings) You can make a decision from there of whether or not a new replacement turbine is a better way to go.
The entire turbine unit can be purchased online for a very reasonable price if you look around the Web.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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