You need to make sure the belt is on the roller correcty, make sure is at the red position when putting the part back on with the belt on the hook, push the pedal to highest (off the ground) position to ensure you put it on correctly, then turn the fixing clip thing to secure it, then once its on turn the panel around to green position, belt will be back on, once you get used to it you'll be ok, if you know this already I apologise in advance :o)
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I just picked one of these (DC-07s) up at a flea market, and even talked the price down since I didn't see the brush spin when i power tested it. The brush will not spin if (1) the vacuum is fully upright (i.e. the handle is all the way up, or (2), if the brush clutch is disengaged. The system has a clutch to engage or dis-engage the brush, so that you don't have it kicking debis all over hard floors. Looking down from the usual vacuum-driver positing, it's on right hand side of the brush/motor/wheel assembly. A (probably) grey cylindrical knob that can be turned toward you for hard floor (no spin) mode, or away from you to engage the brush for carpet.
If neither of those works, check that the belt is still attached. Disengage the clutch, turn unit over so you can see the brush. Try to spin it. It should spin freely. Now engage the clutch and try to spin it. If it still spins freely, the drive belt is broken or missing, at which point you'll need to look up the replacement process (not difficult) online and get another belt (or see if it just came loose). The belt is secured under a cross-over piece on the bottom plate for the brush, so it can be a bit of a pain to get to.to check it's still there, so the ease-of-rotation test is easier.
There could be a few reasons. Try a different power outlet and check the cord and belt. Next there are two safety switches on the Kirby that need to be engaged for the vacuum to start. One is on the mini-emptor to make sure an outer bag is engaged, the second is on the front nozzle to make sure the nozzle or hose is attached. You can see pictures here.
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The rug head must be replaced with the hose assembly. Raise the head to it's highest position with the foot pedal. Turn the belt lifter fully counterclockwise to disengage the belt, and unlatch the head to remove it. The hose then sits on the mounting bar, and can be latched in place.
Hi The motor spindle should NOT rotate when there is nothing attached to the front. Its very dangerous. There are two square switches on the front of the machine which engage depending on wether its the main head or hose thats attached. Looks like on of them is sticking Rob
The hose attaches in place of the beater-bar head unit. To remove the head unit, lift the headlight assembly, then turn the square gray Kirby emblem counter-clockwise 3/4 of the way around until the red triangle on the square portion aligns with the red triangle on the base unit (this disengages the belt). Then flip the silver metal fastener that was underneath the headlight to release the head unit and remove the head unit. To attach the hose, simply line it up so that the safety button is engaged by the hose assembly and then use the metal fastener under the headlight to secure the hose to the base unit.
With newer models will not work things that you attach to the vacuum such as the hose and the carpet shampoo attachment. Loose attachments will work just fine. It is same diameter holes that are being used in later models.
Switch - there is not much you can do without getting inside of the vacuum. You have to access inside and get it fixed.
Solution for Hoover SteamVac (F7452-900) brushes not spinning
Uses the turbine model and same solution would be similar.Root cause is simply the main gear attached to turbine becomes stuck.This problem should not happen as often as I see other people also having this problem.Must be a poor design on Hoover’s part.It takes about 30 minutes and a Phillips screw driver and wrench.Pretty easy, just have to remember what screws went where.
Remove brushes, and front suction cover
On the bottom of the machine:
Remove the 4 screws behind brushes which attach the top faceplate
Remove the 2 screws from base in the sunken holes
Remove the two long silver screws from base which connect all the way to turbine assembly
Stand machine upright
Remove the floor select switch handle
Remove 1 screw near the center beside the intake hole
Remove the 2 screws over the rear wheels
Remove faceplate cover, the front will need to be gently pried over the clear plastic part, be careful about the upright disengaging lever under faceplate, move it under the metal wire
Remove the 2 screws in the front of the turbine assembly
Remove the 2 hoses on either side
Disengage the bar on the floor selector switch
Pull out the turbine assembly
Remove the 4 screws and 3 clips to separate the assembly
Remove the filter (which is most likely clean since, cleaning this is the manufactures only solution)
Remove the large white gear and with a wrench remove ball bearing
Remove other large white gear
Note that the metal gear attached to turbine will not move (this was my problem), with a wrench gently grab metal gear and twist free.Spin turbine to make sure it moves freely. Put everything back together again and you should be good to go.
That only happens to me if I leave the vacuum on the carpet and don't raise the head before 30 seconds...it is the rubber belt hanging on the metal thing that it sits on. Since the belt is not used with the hose attachment, I cannot imagine what is going on. Therefore, I've been no help at all! Just to let you know it happens to others - just slightly differently.