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Brushes suddenly stopped turning

The brush shaft and the turbine shaft turn freely manually

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  • sop139 Dec 21, 2008

    Located the problem. the plastic impeller is cracked and is free spinning on the metal shaft. Is it possible to get a new impeller and press it on the metal shaft? Or do I have to buy the whole turbine unit.


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Bought and installed new turbine.

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