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Loud noise, smell smoke, brushes turn slower than before, stoped using

Hover floor mate was working fine, then I switched it to dry pick up. There was a loud noise which continues. The brushes don't spin as fast and I smell smoke. Is it possible to get engines and transmissions for this toy.

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Yes there are replacement parts for your hoover call any athourized hoover dealer and give them your model # usualy the motors are more expensive than the hole machine

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