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Spinscrub loud brushes don't spin

I have been through diagnostics on other posts. My turbine seems to be in perfect shape. Is there a tube or something that could be just blowing the air around? The vac still sucks up water, but not nearly as well as before the brushes stopped working. So this is prob related. Grand prize goes to whomever can help me solve this problem. Thanks!

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Most models have a screen under the machine or behind one of the clear covers on the front. If the screen is clogged it will restrict the airflow.
Make sure the brushes will spin freely by hand.

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SOURCE: brushes won't spin on hoover steam vac ls

I have the SteamVac Dual and there's a screen on the underside of the unit. It's beneath the brushes and it's red. You have to pull and wiggle it to get it out. With the machine unplugged, lay the unit with the handle on the floor. In the owner's manual ( http://www.hoover.com/pdfs/manuals/F7222900.pdf ) this is shown on page 10 figure 3-2. Clean that screen.
If they still won't spin, then take the brushes out. Again, with the unit on the floor, you simply grab the unit firmly and pull towards you. It's much easier to remove than the screen. I took the brush unit outside and blasted it with the house. You'll have to pull out whatever fur balls are clogging it but eventually you'll see that the brushes spin freely with the water squirting on them. Plug the brush unit back in and - in my case - they started spinning.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: hoover F7431-900

If the screen is not dirty, and the flapper valve to the turbine inlet is open, then the problem is mostly a stuck turbine impeller. The turbine impeller on my F7431-900 has seized TWICE!! The shaft for the turbine is not made of stainless steel, therefore is subject to corrosion. If you have a handy husband or boyfriend, give it to them, because some disassembly is required to access the turbine unit. After the turbine is removed and opened up, get some P'Blaster and squirt is on the shaft. P'Blaster is a rust removing solvent and is great for freeing up rusty nuts and bolts. Allow the P'Blaster 20-30 minutes to penetrate the corroded shaft. Then, grab the impeller and wiggle it back and forth, until free rotation is achieve. The last time my brushes stopped rotating, and I disassembled the turbine, it was really siezed up. I thought I was going to need to buy a new impeller assembly. But, that P'Blaster is really great stuff for breaking up corroded parts (it's like WD-40 on steroids!). I did need to give the turbine's impeller a good twist to free it up. If you can't get the turbine impeller to rotate, then buy a new one (about $27.00). Then, you can just install it and save a bundle on labor. I think I want to become a Hoover vacuum repairman. Their business must be booming because Hoover is putting out a poorly designed turbine unit. Boo, Hiss...... shame on Hoover for selling us **** like this.

PS You can get P'Blaster at any auto store, like Pep Boys, Autozone, etc.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Hoover Steam Vac Dual V brushes won't turn

The brushes are driven with air pressure from vacuum motor. The switch merely opens a small door to allow air flow. usually there is a screen that is plugged that stops air flow which stops the brushes from turning. I too only used the appliance once and it broke. The round disc (turbine) had become jammed with no major obstruction. Cleaned anyway and put back together and it started to work again. I am so done with Hoover--no more of their products for me. To fix. the whole brush motor had to be removed and disassembled and cleaned. Not impressed at all!

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Help. The brushes on my Steam Vac Spin Scrub

If you don't have the user's manual for the machine, here it is:
www.thinkvacuums.com/pdf/uprights/Hoover_F5914900.pdf

Check your system for any obstructions that could possibly causing the problem. Also, remove the brushes and see if there's a problem between the brushes and the motor.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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SOURCE: HOOVER SPINSCRUB WONT SUCK UP WATER...BLOWING AIR OUT

ITS THE DUCT PIECE ON THE FRONT OF THE DIRTY WATER TANK (DWT). ITS NOT LINED UP.
1. TAKE LID OFF OF DWT
2. SLIDE THE LITTLE SQUARE PIECE (5'X5'X1) (THE DUCT) ON THE FRONT OF THE DWT AS FAR UP AS POSSIBLE AND IF IT BENDS FORWARD FROM THE TOP, DO THAT TOO (SOME MODELS OPEN LIKE A DOOR TOP DOWN, OTHERS JUST SLIDE UP AND OUT COMPLETELY)
3. SLIDE THAT DUCT BACK DOWN AS FAR DOWN AND BACK AS IT WILL GO.
4. PUT THE LID BACK ON BY HINGING THE FRONT LATCHES ON AND THEN SNAPPING THE BACK SIDE DOWN.
5. CHECK TO SEE IF THAT DUCT PIECE ON THE FRONT IS LOOSE BY PUSHING ON IT AND SEEING IF IT MOVES UP AND DOWN.
IF IT IS, THE LID ISNT COMPLETELY ON, GO BACK TO STEP 4.
IF THE DUCT IS SNUG, CONGRATS YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST MADE YOUR STEAM VAC **** UP THE WATER AGAIN

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

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Hi There,

You'll need to first diagnosis why these brushes are not spinning. When the SpinScrub brushes on a Hoover SteamVac don't spin, this can be 1 of 3 different things.

In order to diagnosis which one of the problems is causing your problem, here's what you'll need to do.

Step 1. The first and easiest thing you should check is to make sure that that the brush speeed selector knob on the top of the machine is turned on, and is not in the off position. This may sound obvious, but I've had several cutsomers that have come in with this exact problem, only for the brushes to be turned off. Also make sure that the SteamVac's handle is reclined, and not in the upright position. There's a switch inside that shuts the brushes off when the SteamVac is moved into the upright position. If the brushes still are not spinning, move on to step 2.

Step 2. You'll need to remove the SpinScrub brushes from the SteamVac. Turn the machine 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 (my left hand was holding the camera, lol), but the tabs on the left hand side are in the exact same location:

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