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Brushes not working

Tried taking the bottom part off but couldnt get it do i take it off???

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    grrrrrrrr it like my brushes are stuck... i am going crazy


  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    I have the same problem. I have totally dismantle the turbine inside that make the brush work to find out that there is a little gear shaft with 2 little bearing that were totally jammed. I've tried to clean them and I was able to make them rotate again but after putting everything back together I work only for about 10 min. Hoove doesn't seem to sell those part separatly anywhere. so if you found a site let me know.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    Sometimes the brushes turn, sometimes they don't. How are you supposed to clean the brushes? Does the clear plastic part that holds the brushes come apart?



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My filter was fine, but after disassembling the front end of the unit, and taking apart the turbine/gearbox for the brushes, I found the bushings for the main turbine to be severely corroded. I just cleaned eveything up and ran some scotchbright through the bushing, and now it works. Talk about planned obsolescence.

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Go to thehooverstore and do a search for your machine. they have exploded diagrams for most of hoover machines

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