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My Hoover steamvac brushes do not turn

I have checked the filter and other common problem that the manuel suggest. Thank you in advance for your help!
Allen from Missouri

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  • jmnla Feb 12, 2009

    Brushes on my hoover Mod# F7431900 do not turn

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    my brushes won't spin and i cleaned the filter.

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There is a plastic shaft on the back of the block brush (spin scrubbers), these wear out or break. You may need to replace the block brush. Or if the shaft is not broken it could also be the Turbine Gear. This is what the block brush shaft goes into. You can get access to it by taking off the hood. You can find the parts and a schematic below follow the link. Please don't forget to give positive feedback.

F72XX Link

http://www.usavacuum.com/Hoover-Steamvac-s/110.htm



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  • usavacuum Mar 01, 2010

    The brushes are turning by an air driven turbine. The turbine has a
    pivot bushing made of steel inside of it that gets rusty because of the
    water that is running through it. You can find a genuine hoover replacement part by following the link
    above


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