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Brushes turning slow on Hoover F5881-900 steam vac

Brushes are barely turning and only when vacuum is moving. What powers the brushes and is there an easy fix?

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Re: brushes turning slow on Hoover F5881-900 steam vac

There is a part inside called the turbine which needs to be replaced or cleaned. Also clean the brushes.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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