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Brushes not turning and water not being picked up

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Frozen up Turbine is a 95% probable problem. Bearings rust! Take brush block out ad insert a screw driver (size of brush bock stem)where brush block stem goes up and in. Insert and try turn screw driver. Should turn fairy easy, some resistance because gear driven! Common problem! Can buy turbine on Ebay but be careful you order the right one for your model. They look the same but 5 brush and 6 brush turbines are different. Think I paid about $36 for one and did it myself but not the easiest. Good luck!

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

  • JoeVacs Apr 22, 2014

    A better solution is take it to your local vacuum cleaner store and have them repair it. I repair these all the time. I disassemble the turbine and re-grease the bearing. It saves you money and is better than new. The other issue is not related though. If it won't pick up the water you most likely don't have the front of the lower tank latched properly.

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