Question about Hoover U8171-900 / U8172-900 / U8173-900 / U8174-900 Savvy Bagless Upright Vacuum

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Help hi there. i have a hoover savvy u8172-900 vaccum. the hose has great suction, but there is limited suction on the main unit and the brush does not spin when i try to use the product. we have cleared the brush of any debris and have also installed a new bag. a few days ago, we disconnected the hose to make sure there was not any foreign bodies stuck in the unit...nothing seems to help. any advise?

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  • andi4fsu Sep 22, 2007

    Hello and thanks for replying. i was able to solve the problem before i got your post. i took the foot plate off and noticed that the belt was broken. when we went to replace it, we could not get the drive shaft off, so we took it to a vacuum repair shop and they fixed it for us. thanks for the info!

  • Delyse Nov 18, 2007

    The vaccum has fine suction with the hose and on the smooth floor setting but on the carpet setting, the brush will not rotate when the vaccum is pushed forward (only rotates when it is being pulled). We checked the belt and it is fine. We tried different hight settings and also cleaned the brush off, but it still is not working. Any Ideas? Thanks



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As the hose fits into the base (if i am correct) the power at the base should be fine, make sure the base is clean and free from blockage, you say the brush doesn't spin, has the belt broken, if so replace it, (very cheap) and only a couple of screws to undo, the roller not rotating will effect the power of suction dramatically, start from there and see how you go if i have helped please rate me

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1) check the hose for blockage.
2) see the belt is slipin to due worn and replace .
3) check the bag/tank for full and need empty, and replace.
However go to the
and use the troubleshooting with common senses.

God bless you

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