Question about Hoover U6434-900 Bagged Upright Vacuum
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hoover steamvacs don't use belts. If the brushes are not turning, pull the brush block out, turn the machine on and see if the square hole where the brush block was, is turning. If not then the turbine is bad. Sometimes you can take the turbine apart and clean it out. most times I have found , replace it.
Posted on May 26, 2008
"I did some research online and the recurrent theme was a bad turbine assembly. Fortunately I was able to fix this myself which took about 2 hours (some reading) and little effort. The problem was with the turbine which is fairly simple and had a bearing that had rusted and froze up. Removing the cover proved to be more difficult than fixing the stuck bearing. This was mostly due to figuring out the correct screws to remove and finally discovering that the back of the cover (over the wheels) is not secured by fasteners but by pegs that "pop" out.
Once I had the brush assembly and Cover removed the turbine came out with the removal of some obvious screws and gently pulling the hoses from the assembly. After carefully opening the assembly housing I discovered the bearing problem and with a little lubrication and some new grease had it working in short order. Putting everything back together was simple as well."
this worked for me. although once i got in i just had to mess around with the gears and loosen them up. getting in was the hard part soo here you go peoples.
take off tanks
unscrew 6 screws fom underneath machine. look carefully
just underneath where the dirty tank goes right by the part that sucks everything up is a screw. unscrew it
pop off the switch for your spin scrub mode. it pops right back on.
make sure your locks for the tank are turned in
then the back just pops off. you might have to give it a good tug. there are no screws although it maight look like there is.
then pull off the grey part.
once inside it is pretty easy.
but if you have any questionbs email at email@example.com
i took off so many more screws than i needed to to get this figured out so dont do that.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
Here's a link to a Fixya repair solution that I recently did on this exact problem. It's actually a fairly common problem. The second link is to another solution that will walk you through step by step how to replace the turbine assembly if you find out this is what the problem is.
How to Diagnosis a Hoover steamvac spinscrub brushes stop spinning:
How to replace the Brush Turbine Gear if you find out this is what has gone bad:
If you need to purchase a new spinscrub brush block, here's a direct link to the exact brush block that's used in your model:
Hoover SteamVac Brush Block - 5 Brushes Part # 48437022
If you have any follow up questions, please don't hesitate to ask them by using the comment form here on the Fixya repair page.
Posted on May 13, 2010
SOURCE: i cant get the brushes
Remove the brush assembly and insert a flat screwdriver into the square hole and be sure it turns. If it is seized up, the turbine assembly will require replacement. If it turns, be sure the brush control is set to the brush position and the filter is clean. The filter may be on top behind a clear plastic cap, or underneath in red plastic holder depending on the model. The brush will also not turn unless the lower tank is in place, and the handle released and tilted back.
Posted on Jan 28, 2011
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