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Hoover z700 removable basket

There is a screen in the removable dirt basket that is about 3" square (actually not a square) that has come loose. Does it mount on the top or bottom of the hinged piece and how does it mount? is it glued in place?

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On page 11 of your manual it talsk about the pre-filter which I think is the one you are talking about, it isn't to come out, so either is pressed in or glued. But if this is less then 1 year old it is under warranty. If it is then take it in and have it repaired,
http://www.hoover.com/pdfs/manuals/U9145900.pdf

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Hello! The umbrella tube is a stationary part, it does not rotate. The dirt that enters in the dirt cup spins around the umbrella tube. If no dirt is entering into the dirt cup this can mean there is a blockage either in your hoses and/or your filters. Try these quick trouble shooting steps below.

1. Remove the dirt cup canister from the vacuum. Twist off the dirt cup lid.
2. Remove the primary foam filter. Hold filter under running water until water runs clear. Allow 24 hours to air dry. If the filter is really dirty it may need to be replaced.
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4. Remove the hose from both ends. Use a broom stick to gently loosen and clear any clogs from hose.
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I'm not sure about a 3 month old vac, I'd probably go the warranty route. However, for the older vacs thy start getting false positives. The sensor is simply a microphone hooked to a computer chip detecting sounds of dirt entering the bag.
To rig it to start working, you'll need to remove the tool accessory tray and elbow that enters the back of the vac, and attached to the bag. This will reveal the microphone at the elbow, and wire that runs into the bottom area of the vac. When on, a large amount of air comes from the bottom screw and area where the wires enter. My fix was to clean up the microphone contact points a little bit with a screwdriver, and then leave the vac running while putting in dampering in the hole at the bottom, and around the back of the elbow. Cotton balls and electrical tape at the bottom hole, and napkins around the outside of the elbow (wedged between the back of the vac assembly and elbow did the trick). The schematic for the vac is here: http<colon>//www<dot>vacsrus<dot>com/CartGenie/pg_U6485900<dot>asp
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My hoover steam vacs brushes will not turn . could there be a belt broken? I have misplaced the manual


For the manual:
http://www.hoover.com/pdfs/manuals/F5914900.pdf

For the brushes:
(1) Assure the Brush Control on the hood is NOT set to the OFF position.
(2) Remove the brush assembly by pulling/unlatching it from base on each side.
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(4) Remove and clean the intake filter. One the base of the cleaner, behind the brushes, squeeze the two red abs together and pull the panel down to access the screen. Clean the hair/debris off the screen and reassemble.

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Brushes on Hoover steam vac dual v do not turn


(1) Assure the Brush Control on the hood is NOT set to the OFF position.
(2) Remove the brush assembly by pulling/unlatching it from base on each side.
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(4) Remove and clean the intake filter. One the base of the cleaner, behind the brushes, squeeze the two red abs together and pull the panel down to access the screen. Clean the hair/debris off the screen and reassemble.

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(2) Remove the brush assembly by pulling/unlatching it from base on each side.
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(1) Remove the brushes by pulling down at the ends.
Is the square pin present on the top of one brush? It should be approximately 1/4 inch square, and two inches long. That connects the brushes to the drive mechanism.
(2) Assure the manual shutoff on the hood is not set to OFF, for the Brush Speed
(3) Remove and clean the filter screen under the cleaner. This should be a red panel, behind the brushes. Squeeze the two tabs, pull down the panel, and clean the hair/debris off the filter screen.

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