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Brushes not spinning after change out

I just changed the brushes & now they wont spin! I changed around the spin speed & made sure they were in properley but I still get nothing.

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Re: Brushes not spinning after change out

I got my brushes spinning by moving them while the unit was running. For mine it seems that they got stuck from sitting. The brushes move from the air driven motor unit. This works from the vacumm that is being put through the machine. I just spun the brushes while the unit was turned on. Don't get your fingers caught.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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