Question about Hoover F7412-900 SteamVac Dual V Widepath Carpet Cleaner with Power
The brush assembly spins when I take it out and manually spin it. And the crank in the bottom spins very slowly and weak when the brushes aren't in. I'm assuming the turbine assembly is worn out. I'm looking for specific instructions on removing the old unit and putting the new one in. I have found the part and will order it if this is a simple process of removing some panels and replacing the unit. I am fairly savvy when dealing in this kind of thing. But want to be sure there are no special tools or special steps required to get this working again. I appreciate any help you can provide. :)
I could only wish, this is my 2nd experience with the Hoover Steam Vac and they both have done exactly the same thing. Just after about 1 yr after warranty this is what appears to be happening to everyone. This turbine is made in MEXICO, SHAME ON YOU HOOVER!!!!!
Posted on Feb 01, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The turbine is bad, that is what drives the brush roll. You either replace it, sometimes you can take the turbine apart and clean it, alot of times they just get gummed up and won't work. Number 23 is the turbine.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
SOURCE: hoover turbine replacement
first you must remove the dirty water tank then the nozzle window on top of the machine. (this is the clear piece that the dirty water is sucked through.) then remove all 8 screws from the bottom along with the 1 screw on the main housing. after all this the top housing will be snapped into the base at two spots in the rear of the upper housing. when these are loose the housing should be out. you will find the turbine in the front along with 2 more screws and 2 hoses that also must come off. attach new part and reassemble.
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
SOURCE: brushes wont spin
Greetings from GoVacuum,
The Hoover SteamVac's are notorious for this exact problem. There are several things that can be causing this probelm.
First, what you'll need to do is take the brush block out of the machine. To do this there are 4 clips on the brush block. You will need to turn the machine upside down, and pull down on the brush block to where it won't pull out any farther. There are 4 clips, 2 on top, and 2 on the rear of the brushes. (See picture, I have circled one of the clips in red). Simply press these clips at the same time, and pull the brush block out of the machine. I'd say that 60% of the time that I see this problem, the main issue is that the brushes just need to be cleaned. If you have pets in the home, a lot of the time the pet hair will just be lodged inside the brushes, will prevent them from spinning. Use a pressurized water hose (garden hose with spray nozzle is ideal) and spray each brush with water to dislodge any pet hair. You should be able to get these brushes spinning when you spray them. Spray each brush until the brushes are spinning pretty fast. Re-insert the brushes into the machine, and test to see if the cleaning has fixed your problem. If the cleaning still fails to fix the problem, take the brushes back out of the machine.
One you have the brushes out of the machine, the first thing you should look at the brush stem that goes into the turbine inside the machine. This is the green pole pictured in middle of the brush block. Examine this pole to determine if the top of it has broken off. It should exactly how the picture shows it. Make sure that the plastic has not broken.
If the pole has broken, you will simply need to replace the brush block. If the pole is not damaged, the next thing to try is to turn the machine on while you have the brushes out. Look inside the machine, where the pole goes into the turbine (also important, make sure the switch for the brushes is turned to "Rotating Brush Speed Hi), this female receptacle should spin when the machine is turned on. It is important the try this when the foot pedal is released, and the handle down, and not in the upright position, as there is an internal switch that shuts the brushes off when the machine is in the upright position.
If you notice that the female receptacle where the brush pole is inserted is spinning, then your turbine is fine. If this part is not spinning, then most likely you will need to replace your turbine.
I hope this helps you with your problem. If not, please feel free to email me at email@example.com, and I'd be happy to walk you through the diagnosing. I also can provide you with a blown up parts schematic to your machine, please just get the model number off the back of the machine and provide, and provide me with the full model number. I do carry all parts for your machine, and would be happy to provide any technical support you need.
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Posted on Oct 03, 2008
On mine there is an air turbine that powers the brushes. There is a red screen that you squeeze and pull out to clean. Perhaps yours is clogged. If the screen is clear, perhaps the turbine has something binding it to keep it from turning. I hope this gets you on the path to repair your problem.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
SAME PROBLEM Hoover F7452 900 brushes won't spin; cleaned and move freely, under filter slid out and cleaned, still froze up....had it a little more than a year so probably no warranty.....assuming turbine related and will take it to dealer......how common is this problem with this model???
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
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