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How to clean my Hoover steamvac brushes? or

How to clean my Hoover steamvac brushes? or should I just buy new one to replace it?

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Http://www.hoover.com/pdfs/manuals/F5914900.pdf

Press all four latches (B) and pull brush
block out. The brushes can be cleaned
under running water

Godbless

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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